Welcome to St. Andrew's Parish Yardley PA

Palm Sunday processional

We have a high level of lay participation in our worship. If you would like to serve in any of the capacities described below, please contact the person named who is the leader of that activity.

The times when we gather together to worship are at the core of our life as Christians and members of St. Andrew's. We worship the triune God revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Worship at St. Andrew's is a rich and enriching experience with a high level of participation from members of the congregation.


Lay Readers: Lois Arnold

Lay reading offers an opportunity for lay people to contribute to liturgical worship by reading selections from Hebrew Scriptures and from the Epistles of St. Paul. They also lead the congregation in the reading of the Psalms and in the Prayers of the People.

Altar Guild: Leah French

Altar Guild members prepare the church for services every week, making sure everything is placed on the altar cleaned, polished and cared for in preparation for Sunday services. They are also responsible for changing the frontals on the altar each season.

Eucharistic Ministers: Daniell Hamby

In the sacramental feast of the Eucharist the people are offered bread and wine. The bread is distributed by a priest. Lay people acting as Eucharistic Ministers bear the chalice and offer the wine.

Ushers: Jim Grady

Ushers welcome the congregation to worship and direct individuals, couples, and families to seating, to Communion and in procession. Ushers are often the first contact for newcomers to St. Andrews and therefore have a very important role in our parish.

Acolytes: Valerie Beirne

Acolytes, at St. Andrew's Church, serve at the altar with the rector and deacon, leading processions, carrying torches, assisting as other ordained ministers set the table for Eucharist, and generally doing other "odds and ends" necessary to make our Liturgies run smoothly. An acolyte is an "assistant." Acolytes must be able to easily carry the big processional cross, therefore, children, youth and adults can serve as acolytes. Training sessions are held throughout the year.

Holy Folders: Cheri Peters

Volunteers collate the weekly services bulletin and other written materials for distribution to parishioners.