Welcome to St. Andrews Lutheran Church, a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church of the Kansas District in Wichita, KS. We invite you to explore our website to know us better including our beliefs, roots and history. If you will notice our name St. Andrews is curiously missing an apostrophe. It’s not really missing; it’s not there for a reason. We are not members of St. Andrew’s who is an apostle of Christ. There is no possession of us to St. Andrew rather we are “like” St. Andrew. We are a multiplication of St. Andrew into many! St. Andrew is recognized as the first evangelist. He first invited his brother, Simon Peter, to see Jesus. In John 1:41 Andrew says to his brother Simon “We have found the Messiah”. Andrew then brought Simon Peter to Jesus.
If you come and worship at St. Andrews you will find we follow a traditional service or liturgy. We start with the Invocation or call to worship. Then the Confession and Absolution follows. By confessing our sins are receiving absolution we are preparing ourselves to meet Christ in worship. The Kyrie is our cry for mercy and Christ hears our cry and is merciful and listens to ours prayers. We then join in the Hymn of Praise, thanking God for our salvation. The Word is shared and a sermon spoken.
After the sermon, we speak the creed. The creed states our beliefs as Christians. The Disciples Creed or the Nicene Creed is typically recited. An opportunity to bring offerings is given. Offerings come in many forms, our possessions, money, time or talent not as a repayment for salvation but in thanksgiving. The Sanctus is sung in praise “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth, heaven and earth are full of your glory.” Followed by the declaration “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”!
At every weekend service, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Pastor will state the words of our Lord on the night of His betrayal. We celebrate not as a remembrance but that Christ is present in the bread and wine. It is truly a blessing and joy to celebrate The Lord’s Supper at every service.
After the distribution, the Nunc Dimmitis or the Song of Simeon “Lord, now let Your servant depart in peace.” (Luke 2). The Benediction is spoken in which the Lord blesses and makes his face shine and lifts up his gracious countenance on us.
In this way, we meet weekly in worship. We invite to join us in worship and praise! Our services are held on Saturday evenings at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.