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 Led by Rev. Pastor Charley Shurtz, our worship services are open to anyone. We are part of the Reformed Christian Faith, and as such are inclusive. We celebrate the Word of God through Prayer, Scripture, Confession, Affirmation, and Hymns.

Everyone is Welcome!

Normally Holy Communion is offered on the first Sunday each month.

You do NOT have to be a member to share in the Lord’s Table.


With the COVID-19 issues we are worshiping virtually every Sunday at 10:00 AM.  Log into Facebook, search for St. Andrew Presbyterian Church at Hideaway

and join us for worship. If you would like the bulletin for the service sent via

email on Saturday, email us at info@Presbyterian-Hideaway.org.



St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is part of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Presbyterian Church (USA), or PC(USA) or PCUSA, is a mainline denomination based in Louisville, Kentucky. With about 2 million members, the Presbyterian Church (USA) is one of the largest denominations in the U.S.  The Presbyterian Church (USA) is the result of a 1983 merger of two theologically liberal churches: the Presbyterian Church in the United States and the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. The Presbyterian Church (USA) is distinct from the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), and it’s important not to confuse the denominations, since they represent very different views of Scripture, morality, and politics.


The Presbyterian Church was first organized in Scotland under the leadership of the Reformer John Knox. When Mary Tudor ascended the English throne and started her bloody persecutions of Protestants, Knox fled to the Continent, where he met John Calvin and began to study Reformed theology. In 1559, Knox returned to Scotland and became a vocal proponent of Reformed theology and the concept of presbyterian leadership in the church.


Broadly speaking, Reformed theology includes any system of belief that traces its roots back to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century. Of course, the Reformers themselves traced their doctrine to Scripture, as indicated by their credo of “sola scriptura,” so Reformed theology is not a “new” belief system but one that seeks to continue apostolic doctrine.


Generally, Reformed theology holds to the authority of Scripture, the sovereignty of God, salvation by grace through Christ, and the necessity of evangelism. It is sometimes called Covenant theology because of its emphases on the covenant God made with Adam and the new covenant which came through Jesus Christ (Luke 22:20).


Authority of Scripture.

Reformed theology teaches that the Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God, sufficient in all matters of faith and practice.


Sovereignty of God.

Reformed theology teaches that God rules with absolute control over all creation. He has foreordained all events and is therefore never frustrated by circumstances. This does not limit the will of the creature, nor does it make God the author of sin.


Salvation by grace.

Reformed theology teaches that God in His grace and mercy has chosen to redeem a people to Himself, delivering them from sin and death. The Reformed doctrine of salvation is commonly represented by the acrostic TULIP (also known as the five points of Calvinism):


T - total depravity.

Man is completely helpless in his sinful state, is under the wrath of God, and can in no way please God. Total depravity also means that man will not naturally seek to know God, until God graciously prompts him to do so (Genesis 6:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:10-18).


U - unconditional election.

God, from eternity past, has chosen to save a great multitude of sinners, which no man can number (Romans 8:29-30; 9:11; Ephesians 1:4-6,11-12).


L - limited atonement.

Also called a “particular redemption.” Christ took the judgment for the sin of the elect upon Himself and thereby paid for their lives with His death. In other words, He did not simply make salvation “possible,” He actually obtained it for those whom He had chosen (Matthew 1:21; John 10:11; 17:9; Acts 20:28; Romans 8:32; Ephesians 5:25).


I - irresistible grace.

In his fallen state, man resists God’s love, but the grace of God working in his heart makes him desire what he had previously resisted. That is, God’s grace will not fail to accomplish its saving work in the elect (John 6:37,44; 10:16).


P - perseverance of the saints.

God protects His saints from falling away; thus, salvation is eternal (John 10:27-29; Romans 8:29-30; Ephesians 1:3-14).


Other distinctions of Reformed theology generally include the observance of two sacraments (baptism and communion).

You do NOT have to be a member to share in the Lord’s Table.