Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to St. Andrew's!
For first-time visitors, the service may be exhilarating or confusing - but don't worry!
There may be standing, sitting and kneeling, as well as sung or spoken responses.
This may prove a challenge for anyone.
Please feel free to do only what is comfortable for you - we were all new once!
What time are Sunday morning worship services?
Holy Communion: 7:45am, 9:00am, 11:15am (with choir) St. Andrew's On-the-Sound
*On Tuesdays, a Celtic Healing Service is held at 10:45am in the church
and on Saturdays, a Celtic Evening Service is held at 5:30pm in the Parish Hall.
Where do I park?
Parking is available in the parking lot off Airlie Road adjacent to the church building.
To access handicap parking enter off Wrightsville Beach Road at the Pre-School entrance and follow the road and grass around to the ramp entrance on the south side of the church.
We have recently added more parking spaces in this area.
There is also parking next to and behind the parish hall building.
Where is St. Andrew’s On-the-Sound located?
Located in Wilmington next to Airlie Gardens at the intersection of Airlie/Wrightsville Ave. & Oleander/Military Cutoff Road. We are on the way to Wrightsville Beach. The church address is 101 Airlie Road, Wilmington NC 28403.
What do I wear?
We don’t have a dress code. You are welcome to come as you are. Visitors will see everything from shorts and a polo shirt to a fancy Sunday dress & hat. Jesus wore sandals and you can too; flip flops are welcome at St. Andrew’s On-the-Sound.
Are the sermons the same at the weekend services?
Yes, the same sermon and same preacher will be at each weekend service.
Can I take Communion?
If you desire to receive communion, please come forward at the Usher's invitation. If you do not desire to receive communion, you are welcome to come forward to receive a blessing. Real wine is used for communion. If you do not wish to receive the wine simply cross your hands over your chest.
What about my children?
Children are a vital part of our worship. All ages worship together and we intentionally seek to engage children in worship. To help young children engage, we offer worship bags filled with activities to help your children focus during the worship services and have a little fun! Make sure to look inside for upcoming information on events and more.
These "Pray and Play" bags are located at the entrance to the sanctuary.
Preschool children, ages 12 months to four years, may choose to visit the nursery where they receive excellent care during Sunday School and worship. We provide a caring environment specifically tailored to the age of your children and we staff our nursery rooms with caring professionals and dedicated volunteers who have been screened rigorously.
The nursery is available from 8:45am to 12:15pm.
We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all of our children.
Nursery workers, worship care volunteers, and teachers all have been screened, background checked and trained in our child protection and safety policies.
Will there be anyone to greet me when I arrive?
There are greeters, Sunday School Teachers, clergy and members around the grounds on Sunday morning. Feel free to stop them and say hello and ask for directions. We’re so glad you’re with us!
How can I connect with a staff member?
How do I become a member?
If you would like to become a member of St. Andrew’s please contact the office to begin the Transfer process and to meet with one of our clergy.