As a welcoming and inclusive Affirming Ministry we believe in service, compassion and respect for all regardless of ability, economic circumstance, culture, race, gender, sexuality or faith.
Everyone’s welcome on Sundays at 10:30 AM
You’re welcome here whatever your:
Located in downtown Yorkton, our church is a welcoming and family friendly congregation. We celebrate diversity through our Affirming ministry, and invite everyone to join us.
First Sunday Visit
Worship beings at 10:30 AM
Everyone is welcome at worship. Some people choose to worship in the sanctuary. Some people use Zoom to join from a landline. Some people use devices to join on Zoom, Facebook or Youtube. If you want to visit before worship, or interact during worship, please use a device to connect to Zoom.
We remember that we worship, live and serve on Treaty 4 territory and that our worship on Sunday sends us out into God’s world. We hold commitments to the work of reconciliation, being inclusive and welcoming of all people, and care of creation as central to our lives as people of faith.
During worship, words to the hymns are on screen but hymn books are available in the pews if you prefer to use music. Prayers are often interactive with people from the community of faith sharing what is on their hearts and minds. Most weeks we have youth and adult scripture readers.
For those who have limited access to technology, a worship book along with announcements can be delivered to your door (in Yorkton) each week. Those with email are encouraged to sign up for weekly emails which includes announcements and worship info. Sign up here.
Most of our music comes from Voices United and More Voices with mix of traditional and contemporary hymns. Music is offered on piano and a pipe organ. Through much of the year, we have a choir to lead singing and share special music. Occasionally other members of the community of faith offer their special gifts of music.
Whether you’re a long-time member of St. Andrews, or someone new, you may be looking for guidance as you plan for baptism, confirmation, a wedding or a funeral.
For further info, please email our Office Administrator, Meghan Tilley, or call her at (306) 783-4157.
As a part of the United Church of Canada, the Sacrament of Baptism is one of two sacraments recognized by our church (the other is Communion).
The holy Sacrament of Baptism is the deeply religious faith statement of the caregivers involved in an infant’s baptism and of the candidates for adult baptism. It involves taking vows and making a holy agreement between parent(s) or guardian(s), sponsors, child church, and God. God’s children are received into the fellowship of the church based on a profession of faith of the parent(s) or significant caregiver(s). The church accepts those baptized as members of the community of faith and promises to support them in Christian living. Baptism is very important to our community, and therefore, an act of the entire community, taking place in the congregation during a regular public worship service.
It is important for us to state that every child, whether baptized or not, is loved and cherished by God.
Each person is a unique, loved creation of God; we welcome all people to the full life of Christian community, including marriage.
We open our Sanctuary for all couples, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, who are wishing to have a Christian marriage.
A church wedding is two things: a legal ceremony and an act of worship. We pray for a sense of God’s presence and ask a blessing on the couple being married. This religious element is essential if the wedding is to be held in our church. Many more details can be found here:
St. Andrew’s is open to all people who wish to hold a Celebration of Life or Memorial Service in our church. We are also here to provide spiritual support to grieving family members or friends of the deceased.
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29 Smith Street East, Yorkton, SK S3N 0H3