Chapel and Religion Classes
We worship, honor and celebrate God as the center of life, and we provide a comprehensive and age appropriate approach to the academic study of religion. Worship is rooted in the Anglican tradition and structure. Chapel services make use of the richness of Episcopal liturgy and the Book of Common Prayer. All students participate in worship services twice a week, one of which is a Celebration of Holy Eucharist for students in Grades 3–8. Students in Grades 1–8 attend religion classes once a week.
In Chapel services and religion classes, we provide students with opportunities to:
– Increase their awareness that God is present, active and loving
– Develop Biblical literacy through age appropriate activities
– Make decisions based on moral and ethical considerations
– Understand and appreciate other faith traditions
We believe that as we become more and more aware of God’s love for us, we experience a feeling of fullness to overflowing and a desire to love and bless others. We see community service as an integral part of a life of faith. St Andrew’s students organize and participate in service activities such as food and clothing drives, fundraising for the needy in our city and the needy in other parts of the world, and sharing special occasions with area retirement home residents.