about life at st. andrew's
Welcome to St. Andrew's Lutheran Church located in West Los Angeles, California. Saint Andrew’s is made up of children and elders, families and singles, gay and straight people, lifelong Christians, interfaith couples, and believers and seekers from many cultures and backgrounds. We join in worship and service, creating a community that shares the unconditional welcome offered at God’s table. We are glad you’re here.
We believe that the purpose of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church is to be a community of Christians hearing and responding to God's Word in worship and in service. All people are welcome to share in the community at St. Andrew's. We are a warm and adventurous congregation of the ELCA, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA has a detailed description of Lutheran beliefs, doctrine, and practice,(here). We encourage you to talk to our pastor or members if you have questions.
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church endeavors to be a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive community for people of all ages, faiths, gender identities, ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, and sexual orientations. We strive to nurture and support individuals, families, and children of greater Mar Vista. Our mission is to nourish each other in God’s love.
-We will worship together in Lutheran practice, with bold innovation and reverence for tradition, paying special attention to welcoming guests.
-We will seek to enrich the lives of families with children in our community by learning alongside them and embracing creative changes and opportunities.
-We will serve and honor our elder friends and neighbors by anticipating their needs and modeling gentleness and respect.
-We will be generous stewards of God’s gifts and gracious stewards of God’s earth by utilizing sustainable options whenever possible.
-We will respect and empower those who lack dignity and agency by providing choices and opportunities within the scope of our resources.