St. Andrew's in the Valley is a caring, vibrant, open and diverse parish welcoming all, regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance or theological perspective.






  In compliance with Bishop Audrey Scanlan's recent     decision to suspend all inside church services until the     end of the year, St. Andrew's in the Valley is pleased to     announce that outdoor car park services will begin   Saturday, November 28th at 4 p.m. and Sunday,       November 29th at 9 a.m. and continue through the end of    the year.  

 In the event of inclement weather a decision will be made by Fr. Nelson by noon on Saturday and by 9 pm on Saturday night whether to cancel the service(s) so that announcements can be posted via the email Newsletter, Facebook and Website on a timely basis. Parishioners are asked to kindly check these resources for information. 


Cars should approach from the east side of the church, i.e. the parish house side. 


An usher will greet your car and log each worshipper into our contact tracking document. 


The offertory plate, service bulletins, hand sanitizer and masks will be available at the check-in table. 


Ushers will direct the driver to an assigned parking spot, west to east, in a safe and socially distanced space. 


Worshippers are requested to please remain in their cars for the duration of the service. 


Fr. Nelson will conduct the 15-20 minute service from a temporary, tented altar which will be positioned in front of the cars. 


The bulletin will contain the normal service but Fr. Nelson will only focus on "The Great Thanksgiving" for purposes of the actual service. 


Masks must be worn as Fr. Nelson brings the communion wafers to each car. Fr. Nelson will utilize hand sanitizer and drop a wafer into each parishioner's hand.  


Ushers will direct cars to the west exit following the service. 


Plans for a special extended Christmas Eve service are underway. Be sure to check the Newsletter, Website, and our Facebook page a few days before Christmas Eve for details.   


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