Saint Andrew's performed its first worship service at the Summerhill Retirement Home. We had a short worship service in which 20 of our parishioners and about 20 of the retirement home's residents participated. It was a simple and heavily liturgical service since many of the facility's residents suffer from various forms of memory loss. Some of the repetitive/liturgical elements that we engaged in tonight included the Gloria Patri, Doxology, Lord's Prayer and Apostle's Creed. It was interesting to watch some of the residents, who were withdrawn and uncommunicative, saying the Apostle's Creed without referring to the order of service.
Afterwards, most of parishioners visited for a bit and the residents loved all the little kids we brought with us. Many new friendships were made.