Adult Education

At St. Andrew’s we are called to proclaim Jesus Christ, live in Christ, and serve. In order to do this we need to continue to grow, learn, and be strong in our understanding of the Triune God in this world. We offer a variety of classes, taught by seminary professors, pastors and lay leaders, that will challenge you, bring you into a deeper relationship with Christ, and move you into mission.

You are welcome to jump in any time, or contact the church office for more information at 651.426.3261 or

Saints and Sinners: The Reformation

Tuesdays, July 2 – 30, 7-8 p.m.
Sanctuary Room 201

Join us each week as we discuss our church ancestors. Who are they and how did we get to where we are today? This will not remotely resemble a boring history lecture, friends. Bring the popcorn — these tales will amaze and delight! And they are all true. Email Intern Pastor Caroline Keenan at for more information.

Making A Life – with Professor Martha E. Stortz

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – Great Hall 

6:30 – Light snack
7:00 – 8:30 – Program

Freewill offering – Bring a snack to share if you would like

“Making a life” is different from “making a living,” just as calling is different from career or job. Making a life hints at a larger sense of meaning and purpose beneath making a living, which Christians speak of as vocation or call. There are various ways to think about one’s calling, but the question is: how do you think about your own calling?  In this talk we’ll look at different metaphors one might use to “make a life.” Martha E. Stortz is the Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation at Augsburg University, a position she has held since 2010.  Prior to this call, she served as Professor of Historical Theology and Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in the Graduate Theological Union, a ecumenical and interfaith consortium.  She enjoys writing, swimming, cycling, and hiking, and she has hiked many of the medieval pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela and to Rome.  She is a life-long Lutheran laywoman and member at Central Lutheran in Minneapolis.


The Gospel on Monday

Mondays, Great Hall
SUMMER SCHEDULE STARTS JUNE 24, 2019   – 10 – 11 a.m.
Join Pastor John Straiton for this Bible study as we look at the Scriptures for the following weekend worship. He will walk through each week’s readings to give us a deeper understanding of the lesson and Gospel readings. There is no cost for this class; however, please sign up online or by contacting Dianne Nash ( or 651.762.9141).
Listen to previous sessions here.

Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Pastor John Straiton
Great Hall. Open to all men. No fee. Registration is not necessary.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 a.m., year-round

Women’s Bible Study – Wednesdays

Studying the Book of Mark
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Great Hall

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