Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church was founded in 1895, as a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, seeking to share the many colors of Christ with the neighborhoods of our Peninsula.
We are a simple, friendly, neighborhood church, praying to God from the Book of Common Prayer ("the BCP.")
If you visit us on Sunday, you are invited to join us in singing traditional hymns, praying from the BCP, hearing readings from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, collectively reading from its Psalms, and celebrating a proclamation from the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. There will be a homily (a short sermon), to help open our understanding of these lessons, and to apply them in our lives. We will remember the signposts of our faith through the Nicene Creed, silently confess our sins, offer our prayers for all in need, and warmly share the peace of Christ. But, our most important act will be to remember that Christ is always present with us, by returning to the way Jesus taught us on the night before he died.
"While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." - Matthew 26:26-28
The Episcopal Church is a middle way between the Catholic and Protestant traditions. If you have been to a Catholic mass, you will find our service very familiar, though our Priest is a woman. And, you will always be welcome to worship with us, and share in the communion of the church, no matter who you are, how you look, or where you come from. As Jesus Christ taught, we extend an especially warm welcome to those marginalized by others, for the way God made us. We heartily welcome and affirm people of all races, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, national origins, ages, and income levels. We respect that different people may understand Christ a bit differently, and that's okay by us. We are here to pray together, in common, and nurture our spiritual lives, in community.
Please stay for a bit after the service for a cup of tea or coffee, and a friendly chat with your neighbors. If you need food or clothing, our pantry is open from 12:00pm noon until 2:00pm, every Friday and Saturday.
In our church, all are welcome at the table of the Lord. You too!
7600 North Hereford Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97203
Pray With Us
Sunday Morning Service
Holy Eucharist, BCP Rite II, with hymns
Need Food or Clothes?
Hereford House Pantry
7704 North Hereford Ave., Portland, OR 97203
( We are downstairs in the white building next to the church )
Friday and Saturday
from Noon until 2pm
Come shop for free groceries and clothing!
We plan for Hereford House Pantry guests to shop with us once per month, with each person or family receiving 3 to 5 days worth of food. But, we will never turn anyone hungry away from what we have.