Welcome to St. Andrew’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, a friendly community of faith for the young, old, and for the young at heart; a warm and caring church serving both our local community and also our many Winter Texans and summer vacation visitors.
Inspired by our patron saint, Andrew, a fisherman by profession, who became a “fisher of men”, we continue to bring the Gospel to the people of Port Isabel, South Padre Island and the surrounding communities in addition to our multitude of visitors.
St. Andrew’s, located at the point of Yturria Street and North Shore Drive, is an Episcopal Church in the Diocese of West Texas, situated on the shore of the Laguna Madre, with a breathtaking view of the water directly across from the church.
Please browse through the various areas of our website to learn more about our church. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing.
All Are Welcome ~ ~ ~ No Exceptions.
This week at St. Andrew’s
Events for week of March 29, 2020
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Regular Weekly Service Times:
Sunday, 8:00am, Rite I Holy Eucharist ~ ~ Sunday, 10:00am, Rite II Holy Eucharist with Music
See important message below from Pastor Claudia regarding COVID-19
On Sunday, March 22 and 29, we will offer on video via Facebook a short homily and celebration of Holy Eucharist. We will also send the homily out over email. Each day during the week, we will make available a short devotional and prayers. Eucharistic home visits will be available for those who would like it. Proper precautions will be taken. Pastor Claudia will offer on Facebook-healing talk and prayers every Wednesday. (Times and details will be announced shortly. Watch your e-mail.)
For many of us, these are scary times. Others may wonder “is it all really necessary?” I, myself, vacillate between these two poles. With the discernment of our vestry, I decided to err on the side of caution. Please know that I am available to you, and taking proper precautions, will visit anyone in need.
Shortly, a member of our vestry or another leader will be contacting you to ensure that we can be connected and that you can receive our prayers and reflections.
I continue to pray over you the blessing from Psalm 121, which we prayed over each other in church two weeks ago: “May the Lord watch over your going out and your coming in from this time forward forevermore.”