You are welcome at St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea, The Episcopal Church in Destin, Florida, and part of the Worldwide Anglican Communion. Established in 1928, St. Andrew’s is a dynamic, intentionally diverse parish, worshipping in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer, embracing the Episcopal ethos of inclusivity, and offering unique opportunities to love and serve our community. As Episcopalians, we have promised to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every human being. Jesus made no exceptions, and we do not either.
You can join us for worship every Sunday at 10 a.m., when we gather in our church sanctuary for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist (Communion). A healing Holy Eucharist at noon on Wednesdays will begin in the new year, but without the customary anointing or laying on of hands during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The bishop has directed that Face coverings (defined as non-vented, non-medical grade masks) are mandatory for everyone attending public in-person worship services or any indoor event, class, or gathering. Communion will be offered in bread only at stations to either side of the altar. Please, follow the presider’s instructions. Clergy and lay ministers also will be complying with guidelines specific to their roles in the service.
Most of us at St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea have been vaccinated. But especially during the summer season we welcome guests from many places and circumstances. Let’s continue to welcome them and honor one another, our guests, and anyone who may have shied away from vaccination for reasons that are beyond our knowledge or understanding.
You also will find our service live-streamed on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/standrewsdestin). You still may view the services on Facebook even if you are not on Facebook yourself. Simply click on the following link or paste it into your browser when you are on the Internet:
Click here to view the service leaflet for nightly Compline
8:00 p.m. – Let’s stay in touch
Click here to view the brochure for Wednesday evening Adult Spiritual Formation – using Facebook and Zoom at 6:30 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE!
The weekend of October 22-24 now has been set as our St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea Homecoming weekend. Planning is underway, but we know it will involved food, fun, and fellowship, plus an opportunity to round up members and former members of the parish whom we have not seen recently.