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.
WE HAVE FACES AGAIN! Based on the latest guidance from the Center of Disease Control, the bishop has relaxed the requirement that we wear masks during worship for everyone who has been fully vaccinated. We will trust everyone to honor their personal vaccination status. Whereas we encourage everyone to be vaccinated, we realize that some may have valid medical or personal reasons for remaining unvaccinated. Still, out of respect for the health and safety of others, those who have chosen not to be vaccinated should continue to wear masks during our worship services.
COMMUNION IN BOTH ELEMENTS – With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions by the diocese, we now may receive communion in both bread and wine. Whereas the chalice is available to all, no one need receive both bread and wine. Holy Communion is sacramentally sufficient and complete when received in only one element, either bread or wine.
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
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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.