Andrews Day began in 1987, the 100th Anniversary of the congregation. Since November 30 (St. Andrew’s Day on the church calendar and a national holiday in Scotland) fell on a Sunday that year, Rev. Cassel, in his first year as St. Andrews’ pastor, suggested ending the Centennial celebration with a special Sunday celebrating 50+-year-members, our Scottish heritage, and our congregation’s history. And so, it began. For many years it was held on the Sunday nearest November 30, but that date often conflicted with either Thanksgiving or the First Sunday of Advent. Eventually the celebration was changed to the Sunday nearest October 31st — Reformation Day.
St. Andrews Day continues to honor our Scottish heritage with bagpipes, special music, and celebrations of membership – cherishing our past and building traditions for the future.
This year we will celebrate St. Andrews Day on Sunday, October 22nd with one service at 10AM. Bagpipes and handbells will fill the sanctuary as we worship together. All are welcome to join us for this wonderful day!