Our Mission

We are the body of Christ; a lov­ing, car­ing, diverse and wel­com­ing com­mu­nity of Chris­t­ian peo­ple com­mit­ted to growth in our knowl­edge and love of God, in bring­ing oth­ers into our fel­low­ship, and in our out­reach to the world around us. We wel­come the faith­ful, the seeker and the doubter, for God’s embrace is wide and God’s good news is for all.

Service Times

7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist at Lebanon Chapel in                                 Airlie Gardens
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Nursery available at the 9:00 and 11:00 service.

5:30 p.m. A Celtic Eucharist in Parish Hall

Monday- Thursday
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

10:45 a.m. Healing Service

7:30 a.m. Meditation 
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

7:00 p.m. Contemplative Practices


Location and Hours

St. Andrew's On-the-Sound
Episcopal Church
101 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Office Phone: (910) 256-3034
Office Fax: (910) 256-2101

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Staff Directory and Emails
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TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015:

Every three years, as reg­u­lar as clock­work, there is an out­break of but­tons and pins in the Epis­co­pal Church. Like the swal­lows return­ing to Capis­trano or the 17 year cicada emerg­ing from the soil, these out­breaks can be pre­dicted with a fine accu­racy. They cen­ter around the Exhi­bi­tion Hall at Gen­eral. They appear on shirts, blouses, name tags, and purses though there is no cure, they are harm­less, not con­ta­gious, and tend to get lost in dresser draw­ers over time.

Nearly every booth offers a but­ton. Many are straight­for­ward, like “Black lives mat­ter,” or the 230th Anniver­sary of the House of Deputies pin. Oth­ers require deeper thought and inves­ti­ga­tion. Ecce quam bonum is the Latin text of the first line of Psalm 133. It is the motto of the Uni­ver­sity of the South at Sewa­nee. Then there is the Mor­timer the Moose pin. He is the mas­cot of the Dio­cese of Utah.

There is a the­ory that Gen­eral Con­ven­tion is actu­ally planned and run by but­tons as means of repro­duc­ing and spread­ing. If you should meet some­one suf­fer­ing from E.B.P.S. (Epis­co­pal But­ton Pro­lif­er­a­tion Syn­drome), remem­ber what your Mother told you, and don’t stare.
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I’ve been in Salt Lake City for 5 days, and have hardly had time to sit down, to think or to write. Morn­ings start at 6 (that’s Moun­tain Time) with Deputies meet­ing for break­fast and con­ver­sa­tion about the days past and ahead.

Leg­isla­tive hear­ings begin at 7:15 and run until 9. I’ve been observ­ing and have tes­ti­fied to the Task Force on Alco­hol and Drugs. Spurred on by a tragic inci­dent where a Bishop in Mary­land killed a cyclist while dri­ving under the influ­ence, the church is reex­am­in­ing its poli­cies on alco­hol, alco­holism and drug abuse. Most leg­isla­tive com­mit­tees have the three years between con­ven­tions to do their work. With only two months to act the Task Force has done an incred­i­ble job of point­ing the way for us as a church to be mind­ful of the role of alco­hol in our com­mon life.

Wor­ship is at 9:30 and has been mag­nif­i­cent. There’s noth­ing like going to church with over 1000 of your clos­est friends. Music has been var­ied: organ, Indian drum cir­cle, jazz band, and a cap­pella choir. We have been treated to rich liturgy and dynamic preach­ing.

The rest of the day is split between leg­isla­tive ses­sion and more hear­ings. By the end of the day, every­one is exhausted and ready to catch a few hours before it all starts again.

There have been some high points. Bp. Michael Curry of the Dio­cese of North Car­olina has been elected as Pre­sid­ing Bishop of the Epis­co­pal Church. He is a pow­er­ful preacher and gave a mov­ing ser­mon at the end of the Bish­ops’ March Against Gun Vio­lence on Sun­day morn­ing.

The Supreme Court’s deci­sion on equal mar­riage was read only a few days before the church will delib­er­ate res­o­lu­tions on new rites for mar­riage. I was sit­ting in the meet­ing of the Task Force on Alco­hol and Drugs when Bishop Gene Robin­son asked for a moment of per­sonal priv­i­lege and read the news of the deci­sion.

One of the real joys of Con­ven­tion has been the Home­com­ing and Pic-nicin’ on the grounds aspect. I have seen peo­ple from my first parish, some of my stu­dents from Clem­son Uni­ver­sity, fel­low col­lege chap­lains, old friends from across the South­east, and new friends just wait­ing to be made. (2 pho­tos)
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