You will find some good folks at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. You will also find the good gifts of God. We've started seeing them everywhere - the amazing gifts of Jesus that we gather around in worship - the gifts God sends with us to share in our homes, workplaces, and community - and sometimes we can even see each other as gifts from God!
People from Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Spring Branch, Bulverde, and Blanco, and beyond make up our church family. We would love to know you, too.
St. Andrew Lutheran, as part of the ELCA, is a church that believes God is calling us into the world — together. The ELCA participates in God’s just and loving purpose for all of creation in many different ways, from the daily actions of members as citizens, to efforts in social service, to public witness for justice.
We are a publicly engaged church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work. We do God’s work in the world, the work of restoring and reconciling communities. Because we are grounded in God’s love and forgiveness, we are well equipped to live and serve here and now, in the world, with all its complexities, tensions and ambiguities.
Beyond worship, the work of the church continues. I have been struck by how our weekly times together – our relationships built over time, our faith strengthened by word and sacrament – are really preparing us for wise and loving responses in times of crisis, whether in the lives of individuals or of the wider central Texas community or nation.
Join us on Sundays in person at 9:00 AM for Bible Study and at 10:00 AM for worship in person or livestream or for many of the events coming up.
We are a church that walks by faith, trusting God's promise in the gospel and knowing that we exist by and for the proclamation of this gospel word. We proclaim Jesus Christ crucified and raised from the dead for the life of the world. As the apostle Paul wrote (Romans 1:16-17), and we echo in our Constitution (2.02), we are not ashamed of this gospel ministry because it is God’s power for saving all people who trust the God who makes these promises. “We are to fear and love God, so, that we do not despise preaching or God’s word, but instead keep that word holy and gladly hear it and learn it” (Small Catechism). God’s word, specifically God’s promise in Jesus Christ, creates this liberated, confident and generous faith. God gives the Holy Spirit who uses gospel proclamation – in preaching and sacraments, in forgiveness and in healing conversations – to create and sustain this faith. As a Lutheran church, we give central place to this gospel message in our ministry.
We understand to be Lutheran is to be ecumenical – committed to the oneness to which God calls the world in the saving gift of Jesus Christ, recognizing the brokenness of the church in history and the call of God to heal this disunity.