Welcoming, Celebrating, Learning, and Serving ... in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
We adhere to the following Principles and Values: -- Providing a warm, welcoming, supportive environment of hospitality. -- Celebrating our faith through uplifting worship and Christian fellowship. -- Developing and deepening our faith through learning and sharing the Good News of Christ. -- Nurturing and supporting the spiritual needs of our members and community. -- Serving the local and global community by offering our support and resources.
Begun as a mission congregation of the United Lutheran Church, St.
Andrew's was established in 1944. Worship facilities at the corner of
15th Ave. and El Camino were built in 1949. The current sanctuary was
completed in 1964. In 1978 St. Andrew's became part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Seeking to always be of service, like the community around it, the congregation has experienced the ebbs and flows of living in an expensive area of the country. In addition to providing a place where Christian faith can be celebrated and nurtured, St. Andrew's has a long history of outreach and compassionate service to others.
Many congregations have been aided in their
beginnings by St. Andrew's. Messiah Lutheran in Redwood City was
sponsored in 1951. Immanuel Lutheran in Los Altos was sponsored in 1952.
Christ Lutheran in Burlingame was merged with St. Andrew's in 1975. St.
Andrew's has been the temporary home for many other congregations.
Christ Church of the Bay Area had their beginnings here. We currently
are hosting Living Water Chinese Christian Church.
The Lutheran magazine belongs to the people of the ELCA in all our diversity. The magazine: • Nurtures awareness of Christ's presence in our lives and the world. • Shares stories of God's people living their faith. • Connects us with the global Christian community. • Provides an open forum for discussion. • Challenges us to bring God's grace and care to all.
Grab a cup of coffee, pull up a
chair and join us at the table for a conversation about what it means to
"live Lutheran." LivingLutheran.com serves up a daily blend of culture,
conversation and community for ELCA members and friends. We're looking
for answers about what it all means and hope you'll stop by to put in
your two cents. You won't find breaking news here, although there's
plenty of commentary on what's happening in the world and what ELCA
members think about it. We have resources for congregations, videos to
inspire and amuse and places to share what's on your mind. We're
probably being a bit presumptuous, but we like to think that Martin
Luther would approve.