No matter who you are or where you find yourself in life, even no matter your thoughts about the Church or God, please know you are welcome here. As a community of faith we do many things together, from worship, to mission or outreach projects, fellowship, and education for all ages.
All of this is offered in worship of our Creator and in service of our neighbor.
If you are visiting us for the first time, welcome!. We invite you to stay after a Sunday service to enjoy some hospitality in our Parish Hall.
I look forward to meeting you, answering questions, and being of help. Do not hesitate to call our office (703) 455-2500 if you would like to talk or if you have any question.
If you have young children and might be in need of preschool education please call our preschool office at (703) 455-8458.
I am glad you found us and look forward to seeing you soon!
Tim Heflin, Rector
St. Andrew’s is a Christian community dedicated to worship and proclaiming God’s love, to growing spiritually, and to serving others through outreach, prayer, education, and fellowship. We welcome all – no matter who you are, where you find yourself in life, your thoughts about God or the Church – to join us!
As part of both The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, we are disciples of Jesus trying to worship our Creator and to love our neighbor; rooted in the Episcopal tradition, we use a Book of Common Prayer for our services, and we consider the Eucharist (Communion, Mass, Lord’s Supper) to be the best way we offer our thanks to God and communion is offered most every time we gather.
Most parishioners live in Burke, Springfield, and Fairfax Station. We also have folks who live a short commute away in the communities of Fairfax, Woodbridge, and Alexandria.
Our parishioners are energetic and are involved in a wide range of activities. Many people are drawn to our parish because of our Christian Formation programs. Others first hear of us because of our Preschool. Still others decide to make St. Andrew’s their church home after learning about our strong commitment to others in need through our local, regional, and global outreach efforts. Many like the overwhelming sense of fellowship – we genuinely like to be with each other!
Life in our parish is meant to enrich us and to show our care and concern for others. We believe that building Christian community is an ongoing process, one that deepens commitment and strengthens faith. Worship is central to our existence. We celebrate the Holy Eucharist at two services on Sunday, one service on Wednesday morning, and one on Saturday evening. Our liturgy reflects the practices and theology contained in The Book of Common Prayer.
If you desire more information about our parish, please call our church office or consider attending a service and ask us questions afterwards!
For additional information about our faith and beliefs and for general information about the Episcopal Church, here are some useful links:
Our understanding of giving to the church – is based on a rather simple notion: all we have is a gift from God and, therefore, what we give is simply a way of giving back what we really never own. We are entrusted to manage gifts. Literally, to be stewards.
Additionally, we work toward the following principles:
- Proportional giving by individuals or families which reflects a commitment to our shared ministry. In our giving we invite our members to join us in pledging a tithe of their income, or commit to a program of increased giving in time that leads to the tithe.
- Delay the final formulation of the annual budget until after the fall stewardship program each year. This ensures that our stewardship reflects the congregation’s commitment to advancing the ministry of the church, and is not solely a means to fund a preconceived budget.
We count on our members to assist us in our ministry. Your time, talents, and financial contribution help fulfill St. Andrew’s vision of the ministry to which we are called.