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Family Bible Story Time

By |2020-11-01T12:01:30-06:00October 23rd, 2020|LIFEU, Scripture|

Join these interactive conversations with actual Bible studies your family will get to do together during a Sunday evening devotion time -- between dinner and your bedtime routine! Try out different ways to explore God's Word, including shared reading, dramatic readings, puppets, and using simple objects from around your home to help Bible stories come alive for children. Each week you'll connect with each other, with other families, and leave with practical ideas for how to use the Bible in everyday life. Facilitated by Beth Hamen and Erika Hiland on the Children, Youth & Family Ministry Team. Sundays, 7-7:30 p.m. (Nov. 8, 15, 22)

An Important Update from Pastor Mike Carlson

By |2020-11-01T12:14:54-06:00October 22nd, 2020|News & Updates|

Click the video above for an important message from Pastor Mike Carlson Church Update Check Your Mail! We're Here For You REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP THIS WEEKEND WORSHIP ONLINE Sat. 5pm, Sun. 9am, Sun. 10:15am, Sun. 4pm READ MORE FROM THIS WEEK'S E-UPDATE NEW THIS YEAR!  ONLINE CONNECT ACCOUNTS!  By creating a Connect Account you help ensure we have up-to-date information and your preferred methods of contact.  This is more than a giving account, it's an account that gives you access to faster registration, ability to view or update your financial information anytime, opportunity to participate in an interactive member prayer wall(coming soon!) & more. Thank you for your partnership as we continue to connect in mission and ministry.  If you have any questions, please call nicole at 612-888-2940 or email connect@saintandrews.org Update your address Register for Events View Financial Giving Record Make a pledge of estimated giving for 2021 View Events Calendar CREATE A CONNECT ACCOUNT Make a Gift Using Connect Go to the Give Page


By |2020-11-01T12:17:09-06:00September 1st, 2020|News & Updates|

NEW THIS FALL - CONNECT ACCOUNTS! Beginning Sept. 1, 2020, St. Andrew’s members and friends will be able to connect securely using the login button on the upper right-hand corner of our website. All members are encouraged to register for an account to facilitate updates to address or mailing information, quicker registration, prayer requests, and more. If your email matches what we have on file, you will automatically be able to see personalized information. Not sure what email is on file? No problem. Register for an account and a member of our team will work to connect your online account with church records. Don’t wait until you need your pastor to realize your information is out of date. Questions: connect@saintandrews.org or call Nicole at 612-888-2940

Fall Plans Update

By |2020-08-28T12:58:10-05:00August 28th, 2020|News & Updates|

MORE INFORMATION What We’re Doing: Registration is required for all in-person worship to adhere limited capacity recommendations. We have check-in tables dedicated and marked entrance and exits for buildings. There are posted signs to remind us all of proper hygiene practices and to join us online if you have experienced symptoms or are at risk of Covid-19 Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout the building. All seating areas are physically distanced and will be seated by households. All St. Andrew’s services will be as touchless as possible and all high-volume areas will be thoroughly sanitized between services. Modifications to in-person worship services will be made to limit risk of spread of the virus. This includes no congregational singing, shorter duration of service time and the requirement of face coverings in worship. Traditional 9am in-person worship will be a shortened Service of the Word  No Cookies or coffee will be offered Kids are welcome to attend worship with their families. Weekend DOCK programming will continue online only. No offering plates or baskets will be passed. Instead, there will be an area at the check-in tables for guests who want to give in person. We recommend online giving in this time. To reduce touchpoints, bulletins, connect cards, pens and offering envelopes will not be available in seating areas. Connect with us digitally at saintandrew.org If you don’t feel well or have health concerns, please stay home and join us online at saintandrews.org Please wash your hands, use hand sanitizer often and mitigate a sneeze or cough. Maintain a distance of six or more feet between yourself and other guests. Please respect the personal health decisions of others. Will there be reservations for weekend services? Capacity for in-person worship is limited. Registration is required to attend an in-person service at St. [...]

9th Grade Confirmation Update

By |2020-08-17T10:22:20-05:00August 17th, 2020|Highschool Events|

Hey 9th Grade families!  My name is Per Nestingen. I’m the High School Minister at St. Andrew’s. I get to guide you through the end of your Confirmation journey and I feel so lucky to have this as part of my ministry. Here is a quick summary of how to get started; if you want all the details, read my extensive information below. Confirmation Day is October 25, 2020! We know it will include an online worship component in the morning (9 and 10:15 a.m.) that all can view. We also feel it's important to have an in-person component for the actual Rite of Confirmation. The extent to which we gather and who can participate will be decided later, but it will at least include each small group and parents/guardians. If we can figure a way to include more people, we will, for we know how special of an occasion this is for your entire family. Please register for 9th Grade Confirmation HERE. The cost this year is only $40.   The first step in this process is to schedule a 1-on-1 meeting with Per in August. Please do that HERE.   I’m so excited to meet with you all! Please email me ALL your questions, as I sincerely want you to feel totally informed and comfortable over the next three months.

6th Grade Confirmation Kick-Start Letter

By |2020-08-17T10:03:15-05:00August 17th, 2020|Middle School Events|

July 21, 2020   Welcome to Confirmation at St. Andrew’s! We’re reaching out to members and friends we believe are making the transition into 6th grade to invite you to join us on this adventure of forming and living out faith! Confirmation at St. Andrew’s is a three-year Christian education program that culminates in affirming (or “confirming”) one’s Baptism in the fall of 9th grade. In these years we explore what it means to be God’s child, follow Jesus, and be part of the body of Christ -- at St. Andrew’s, within our families and communities, and all over the world. More than 350 youth participated last year! Through Confirmation, we will provide your children with these “Four Es”: We provide an Environment that lets them know they are safe and loved, and also allows them to ask the big questions about life and God. We Energize their faith lives through weekly gatherings and lessons geared to their age that both relate to their daily life and are built on a solid Lutheran theology. We Equip them with a community of people of all ages that love and support them. We Encourage them to see how God is moving in their lives -- both inside and outside the church.   To get a great start to the year, we’ve launched 6th Grade Confirmation Kickstart! Just for 6th graders, Kickstart includes an info meeting, a one-on-one conversation with me, several group gatherings, and getting ready to join 7th and 8th graders in October. Please see the enclosed flyer for the schedule and details. Take the first step on the Confirmation journey! Sign up for Kickstart at www.tinyurl.com/confirmationkickstart (Registration for the full year will open later in August.) Finally, we know that Confirmation will look much different this year. Thank you for [...]

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