January 9, 2022

Dear St. Andrew’s Community,

As COVID-19 cases continue to escalate in Minnesota and around the nation, we are further increasing the precautions we’re taking as a church to help reduce the spread of the virus to the extent possible:

  • Beginning Monday, January 10, 2022 masks will be required for everyone – regardless of vaccination status – at all events held on campus, including weekend worship. We will maintain social distancing in the Sanctuary and Great Hall.
  • We have temporarily paused choirs. 
  • We have temporarily paused our Wednesday night meals.
  • Our Community Resource Center’s Thursday night Community Meal has temporarily moved from in person to a drive-through model, and the time has been moved up an hour to ensure the safety of our volunteers and guests coming out in the cold. It will now take place from 5-6 p.m. outside the Great Hall building. There will be people and signage to direct you once you arrive.
  • The MLK Celebration Concert on January 16 will be rescheduled.
  • Some other events, such as select Wednesday night LIFE Talks, are also moving online. Watch our weekly e-newsletter, LIFE @ St. Andrew’s, for week-by-week information on what’s happening in person vs. online.

Throughout the pandemic, our goals have remained the same: to be able to continue worshipping in person together and to protect the most vulnerable among us. The actions we’re taking are meant to help us do just that, and we appreciate your understanding.

While it can feel discouraging that we’re in this place once again, please remember that we’ve gotten through this once as a congregation, and we can get through it again, together.

Safety and health to you and yours,

Pastor Mike Carlson