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?
We have three services 7:45, 9:00, and 11:15
Starting May 28, we will begin our summer schedule.
7:30 am, Holy Eucharist at Lebanon Chapel.
10:00 am, Holy Eucharist at St. Andrew's On-the-Sound
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.
There is also parking next to and behind the parish hall building.
See this map for parking directions.
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. Our priests alternate preaching Sundays.
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. We celebrate inter-generational worship and 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. These bags are located at the entrances to the sanctuary.
Preschool children, infants to four-year-olds 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.
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?
Our Clergy and staff would love the opportunity to welcome you personally.
If you would like more information, to connect with a priest, or have specific needs, please contact us.You will also find a Visitor Card here and located in the pews in the nave.
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.