Andrew the Apostle was born between AD 5 and AD 10 in Bethsaida, in Galilee. The New Testament states that Andrew was the brother of Simon Peter, and likewise a son of John, or Jonah. He was born in the village of Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee. "The first striking characteristic of Andrew is his name: it is not Hebrew, as might have been expected, but Greek, indicative of a certain cultural openness in his family that cannot be ignored. We are in Galilee, where the Greek language and culture are quite present."
In the Gospel of Matthew (Matt 4:18–22) and in the Gospel of Mark (Mark 1:16–20) Simon Peter and Andrew were both called together to become disciples of Jesus and "fishers of men". These narratives record that Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, observed Simon and Andrew fishing and called them to discipleship.Learn More
IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT In-Person Church Services: WE ARE YELLOW AGAIN!
Dona Ana County has returned to yellow status, and many in-person activities and services are once again available.
Our geographical area has been upgraded from red to yellow, meaning we are having in-person services again, up to 33% capacity. Our online Facebook services and activities will continue. On Thursdays: At this time, Thursday Rite I services are in-person and on Facebook at 12:00Noon. Sundays: Rite II service at 10:00 Am. Please feel free to come into the church before the 10:00 am start time. There will also be drive-through Communion from 11:00-11:30. Please enter the building through the doors in the Gathering Space, and exit through the doors facing Alameda. Facemasks are required, and we will enforce social distancing. See you there! (Please join us on our St. Andrew's Facebook page for Online Live Services.)