St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

Albuquerque, New Mexico

At St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as part of our work on “dismantling structural racism,” we have repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery, and we now begin our Sunday morning worship service with the following words:

“As we enter into worship, we give thanks for God’s Creation. We remember that the earth is sacred, that we are gathered on holy ground, land that has been the home of Pueblo (indigenous) peoples for centuries, long before European settlers came to this place. We ask God’s blessing upon this land, upon all who have walked upon it in the past and all who continue to walk upon it today. Let us prepare our hearts to worship God.”

We are also working to deepen our relationship with our Presbyterian sisters and brothers at Laguna Pueblo by inviting a few members of St. Andrew to worship with Laguna United Presbyterian Church once a month.
Photo caption:  St. Andrew Presbyterian Church