Visiting a new church can be intimidating:
What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?
We understand the challenge of visiting a new church where it seems that everyone else knows each other, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit.
Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
When are the services?
Our worship services are on Sunday mornings at 10 AM.
What are the services like?
Our worship services last from 60 – 75 minutes, and include music, prayer, reflection, meditation, joy, sorrow, celebration, longing, and much more. Our Pastor leads us in receiving and wrestling with, Holy Scripture, as we connect with God through all that life brings us. We participate in important rituals of grace and faith, such as Communion, Baptism, and Healing Prayer. Our worship style is "excellent" as we seek to use varied forms of music and liturgy, all to the best of our abilities. We have an excellent choir, a wonderful praise band, an occasional children's choir, and many guest musicians. We use the organ, piano, keyboards, drums, guitar, brass, and strings, all for the glory of God.
What should I wear?
Clothes. Seriously, just wear clothes. If you wear a nice dress, or a suit and tie, you won't be alone. If you wear jeans and a t-shirt, you'll fit right in. Simply come as you are.
What about my children?
We have professionally staffed Nursery. Elementary School-aged children are invited to sit in worship for the beginning of worship either with family or in the Children's section. Before being dismissed to class, children are engaged in conversation with the pastor. In the Lighthouse, our elementary school-aged class, the children are led by two caring volunteer teachers to reflect on the same story on which the adults are focusing inworship. An usher will be glad to help you find those rooms and introduce you to the teacher. Older youth, grades 5 and up, are welcome to join the pastor after worship at 11:30 in the Family Room on the first floor for Donuts and Discussions, to deepen their engagement of the biblical story of the day. Visit our Children's Ministry Page for more information.
What do I do before or after the services?
3-4 week classes for older youth and adults, which include education and fellowship in a smaller setting, are offered either before (9:00 a.m.) or after (11:30 a.m.) worship. You are welcome to grab a mocha, latte, or tea at our "Common Grounds" coffee shop during that hour, and to enjoy comfortable seating in our Lounge. After worship, all are invited to enjoy coffee and pastry treats in our narthex. We are known as a very friendly and welcoming church and we'd love to get to know you.
Are you going to ask for my money?
No. As our guest, we don't expect your money. Come and enjoy yourself.
Where can I learn more?
Feel free to sign up to receive our weekly eNews to hear all that is going on at St. Andrew's Church.
Where are you located?
We are at the corner of Dosch Rd. and Sunset Blvd. in Southwest Portland. Click here for a map.
We'd love to answer any of your questions. Feel free to email our church office, Pastor Sarah, or stop by our church office anytime Monday between 10-1 and Tuesday-Thursday between 10-3.
We hope to see you soon at St. Andrew's Church!
Are you interested in becoming a member of St. Andrew's?
Membership Classes are offered three times annually (dates will be listed in our worship bulletin and on our events calendar on this website). The class is a time for fellowship with Pastor Sarah and the Welcome Team,and is held either in the church or in a member's home.
The purpose of the class is to answer questions you have about becoming a member of our faith community,and to give you an overview of who we are, and how we serve as the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. Typically, we hold one class in preparation for membership.
After taking this class, you'll be invited to join as a member during worship on an agreed upon Sunday in the near future. Prior to worship on the designated Sunday, you'll have a brief meeting with members of our Session (governingbody of the church), and then an enthusiastic welcome during worship with gifts from our congregation.
A companion member (whom you are welcome to choose) will help you navigate through the first few months of membership. They can help you connect with other church members, and provide information about church events, mission andcommunity connection opportunities.
To learn more contact Eric Chavez (Welcome Team Elder) or Pastor Sarah Sanderson-Doughty.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church 3228 SW Sunset Blvd. Portland OR 97239
Routes 54 and 56 stop at Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and DoschRoad.
The bus stops are: Eastbound -- #367and Westbound--#340.
The church is six-tenths of a mile up Doschfrom the highway.
Routes 45, 54 and 56 stop at Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and Sunset Blvd.
The bus stops are:Eastbound--#929 and Westbound--#955.
The church is 1.2 miles up Sunset Blvd.
Routes 45, 54 and 56run seven days a week.
If coming from the North:
Take Interstate 5 south past the downtown exits, following the signs to Salem. After you have crossed the river, continue to Exit 297 (TerwilligerBlvd.). Follow the signs to Bertha Blvd. (Hwy 10, towards Beaverton). When Bertha Blvd. “Y”s just north of the traffic light at Vermont St., stay left. At the next stop turn left onto Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy (Hwy 10). Continue downhill, moving into the right lane before DoschRoad (which has a traffic light). Turn right onto DoschRoad. The church is uphill six-tenths of a mile on the right, at the corner of Doschand Sunset. The parking lot is to the left off of Dosch.
If coming from the South:
Take Interstate 5 north to Exit 297 (TerwilligerBlvd.). After exiting, move to the right lane as soon as possible, otherwise it will take you right back onto the freeway. Then proceed to make a left turn at the light, which is Terwilliger. At the next light, turn left onto Barbur Blvd., and move immediately into the far right (turn) lane. Turn right onto Bertha Blvd. (Hwy 10). When Bertha Blvd. “Y”s just north of the traffic light at Vermont St., stay left. At the next stop turn left onto Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy (Hwy 10). Continue downhill, moving to the right lane before DoschRoad (which has a traffic light). Turn right onto DoschRoad. The church is uphill six-tenths of a mile on the right at the corner of Doschand Sunset. The parking lot is to the left off of Dosch.
If coming from the West (on Hwy. 26):
Take Hwy 26 (Sunset Hwy) to the Sylvan Exit. At the stop, turn right heading downhill on Scholls Ferry. Follow the curves downhill (a couple of miles), continue straight through the next stoplight, then watch for Hamilton St. on the left. Take Hamilton until you come to DoschRoad (there is a stop sign). Turn right on Dosch. The church is three blocks downhill on the left; the parking lot is on the right across from the church.
If coming from the West (on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.):
Follow Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. (Hwy. 10) intoPortland. Turn left onto DoschRoad (there is a traffic light). The church is uphill six-tenths of a mile on the right, at the corner of Doschand Sunset. The parking lot is to the left off of Dosch.
If coming from the West (on TV Hwy.):
Follow TV Hwy (Hwy 8) west and turn right on Murray. At the next light turn left on to Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy (Hwy 10). Stay on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy (Hwy 10) into Portland. Turn left onto DoschRoad. The church is uphill six-tenths of a mile on the right at the corner of Doschand Sunset. The parking lot is to the left off of Dosch.
If you miss the turn at Doschroad when coming from the West:
Continue east on Beaverton-Hillsdale, which becomes Capitol Hwy. Turn left onto Sunset Blvd. at the top of the hill in Hillsdale at the traffic light at the 76 station. Follow Sunset Blvd to its tee into DoschRoad. The church is on the left corner.