Author Archive | Mark Evenson

E-Update: Prayer

By M. Sarah Breckenridge, Executive Pastor (posted 3/13/2019) In the Gospel of Luke this year we will hear again and again of Jesus going off to pray. It was a part of his routine. So I invite you to join Jesus and take on creating your own prayer routine as part of your Lenten journey, […]

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E-Update: Ordained and Installed

By Pastor Jenny Sung (posted 3/4/2019) Two Sundays ago I had the deep honor and joy to be ordained and installed at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and The Depot Church, a community of St. Andrew’s, as the pastor of Mission and Outreach. The congregation said YES to me. My family and I said a resounding […]

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E-Update: Tiling Gravesites in Jamaica

By Intern Pastor Caroline Keenan (posted 2/21/2019) Hello everyone! I’m Caroline Keenan, your Intern Pastor here at St. Andrew’s. I went on a Mission Jamaica trip for the first time one week ago. Below is one of the most moving experiences I had while there, and one of the reasons I know that St. Andrew’s […]

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E-Update: Blessing in the Chaos

By Pastor M. Sarah Breckenridge, Executive Pastor (posted 2/7/2019) This week in worship we will hear about Jesus calling out the demons that have been haunting and hurting a particular man (Luke 4:31-37), a man whose life has been in chaos. It fit perfectly with a blog I have just read by Jan Richardson and […]

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E-Update: A Week of Compassion

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 2/1/2019) What a crazy, love-filled, compassionate week it has been at St. Andrew’s. From calling a new pastor, to providing an emergency shelter, to an impromptu wedding, to frozen pipes bursting water … this community is building God’s kingdom. First of all, your Church Council is thrilled to […]

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E-Update: You Are My Shining Star

by Pastor M. Sarah Breckenridge, Executive Pastor (posted 1/17/2019) “Lord, let your light, light from your face shine on us. Lord, let your light, light from your face shine on us. That we may be saved, that we may have life, to find our way in the darkest night. Let your light shine on us!” […]

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E-Update: Howls of Life

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 1/10/19) So many times in my life I have stood on a frozen lake and watched the stars. There is something amazing about stars when it is minus 10 degrees outside. The sound seems to travel in amazing ways. One of the sounds I have had the privilege […]

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E-Update: Thank you, St. Andrew’s!

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 12/28/2018) Thank you to the supporting members of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church! We are providing hope for all people. Thank you for helping us proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ! We look forward to the year ahead as our work in the world continues to grow. May […]

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E-Update: Together at Christmas

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 12/20/2018) One of my favorite moments of all year is standing with a candle in my hand with the gathered people at Christmas Eve worship and singing Silent Night. That for me is the moment that I feel most connected to the true spirit of Christmas. I feel […]

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E-Update: A Season of Comfort and Joy

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 12/13/2018) In the next four days we will be walking with three families as they bury their dead. A 9-year-old girl, a 7-month-old infant and an 89-year-old man. The journey of grief and pain is deep and primal. In some ways having such pain at this time of […]

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