St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

"Digging deep wells so others may drink" Las Cruces, NM
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Who We Are

We are a parish with a love for each other and a desire to share that love with others. It is our aspiration to be a Christ-centered parish that provides spiritual growth to her members and Christian service to the community. Our worship is from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Come check us out!

About Us

Vibe
Friendly, Multigenerational, Traditional Liturgy

Programs
Community Service, Faith and Work, Missions, Children's Ministry

Music
Traditional Hymns, Organ, Contemporary

Denomination
Episcopal

Networks

Size
Small

Language
English, Spanish

Founded
1913

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
518 N Alameda Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Phone
(575) 526-6333

Website

Directions
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Leadership View all

Scott Ruthven

Scott Ruthven

Fr. Scott Ruthven was called to be our rector at St. Andrew’s in 2003. He is a Doctor of Ministry as well as serving as Canon of Theology for the Diocese of the Rio Grande. He came to us with his family from a parish in Alamagordo and is a native of New Mexico. He was born in northern New Mexico and has served as a priest in southern New Mexico. He brings to our parish knowledge and understanding of New Mexico culture and traditions. Scott and Mary Jo were married in 1979. Mary Jo is involved in the children’s LOGOS youth program, the bell choir and other areas as her time allows with her outside employment. They have three children: Leah, born in 1983, Aaron, born in 1988, and Caleb, born in 1993. Fr. Scott brings a strong pastoral ministry to our members and provides an excellent role model of Christian kindness and loving. He was called to the priesthood at the young age of 12. It took 20 years for the Lord to prepare him for His service as a priest. He is a strong believer in lay ministry and St. Andrew’s is noted for its lay hospital ministry and a multitude of other lay ministries. His focus is on spiritual growth for each parishoner with congregational growth a secondary priority. He and Mary Jo feel that spiritual growth breeds congregational growth. The parish has flourished under his guidance. Fr. Scott believes we should be known as the “Church that Cares” and he brings that attitude to all his activities. As a downtown church, he is committed to the needs of the people of the area, and his door is always open.

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