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July 11/12

By |2020-07-12T10:24:59-05:00July 11th, 2020|Faith5, Online Resources, Preschool|

July 11/12 Don't miss the Weekend Worship Services > Join worship online at saintandrews.churchonline.org! > Four services are available: Saturday 5 p.m. (Contemporary), Sunday 9 a.m. (Traditional), Sunday 10:15 a.m. (Contemporary), and Sunday 4 p.m. (The Depot Church). Getting Ready: You will need: internet access for song and activity links; Spark Story Bible or Connect Bible. Faith5 is a simple faith practice that can be done at bedtime, after a meal, or at a special time for quiet each day. Faith5 includes five simple steps: Share your highs and lows Read a Bible verse or story Talk about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows, or what you heard that feels important Pray for one another’s highs and lows Bless one another Faith5 Lesson: Gather everyone in a comfortable spot and get settled in. Invite each member of your family to share their highs and lows for the day. You can use the words blessings and bummers instead. Someone might choose to pass or not have anything to share, and that’s ok. Read the Bible story (parable) Jesus told to teach about God: The Vineyard Workers (Spark Story Bible pg. 298), or read the Gospel text that explains why Jesus taught using parables, Matthew 13:10-17, on page 1086 in the Connect Bible. Talk about the Spark Bible story or Gospel text, taking turns offering what you heard that relates to high/lows or what felt important. Pray for one another’s highs and lows. These words can help you get started - “Dear Jesus, thank you for giving us eyes that see and ears that hear. Thank you for providing for us every day. Thank you for loving me and always being with me. Thank you for (blessings). Today, please help me with (bummers). Please help me to be [...]

Vacation Bible School 2020

By |2020-07-04T11:23:47-05:00July 4th, 2020|childrens, Online Resources, Preschool, VBS|

Monday: Day 1: Zero Hunger Focus Prayer: “Give us this day our daily bread.” Bible Story: Matthew 14:13-21 Daily Broadcast Video – Music, Theme Skit, Bible Story Time, ELCA World Hunger Country Focus Content, Introduction to the day’s extras, Closing Blessing and Prayer, Song. Explore More: Taste, Make, Play and Sing Snack and Craft directions – Day 1 Snack Demo: Today’s snack is Elote, or Mexican street corn, a spiced up version of corn on the cob. Craft Demo: Our craft today is Amate Painting, traditional Mexican painting done on paper made from tree bark (or in our case brown paper bag). Game Demo: The game idea for today is all about teamwork, Pool Noodle Balloon Bonanza! Preschool Bonus Content: Bible Story with Miss Shannon: Join along with your SPARK Story Bible Music with Miss Karla: Today’s songs include God Made Your Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, B-I-B-L-E, and I’ve got the Joy/Down in my Heart. We apologize for any technical issues  that may have occurred during the recording of these videos. Tuesday: Day 2: Good Health Focus Prayer: “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Bible Story: Luke 5:17-39 Daily Broadcast Video – Music, Theme Skit, Bible Story Time, ELCA World Hunger Country Focus Content, Introduction to the day’s extras, Closing Blessing and Prayer, Song. Explore More: Taste, Make, Play and Sing Snack and Craft Directions – Day 2 Snack Demo: Our dish for today is a traditional staple dish of Zimbabwe, Sadza with Tsunga. Craft Demo: We will be learning the art of soap carving. Game Demo: Hungry Mosquito is a game that helps understand the importance of preventing malaria, a disease facing many people in Zimbabwe and other countries. Preschool Bonus Content: Bible Story with Miss Shannon: Join along in your SPARK Story Bible! Music with Miss Karla: Today’s songs are Shake Another Hand, Go [...]

Faith5 at Home: July 4/5

By |2020-07-11T10:19:11-05:00July 4th, 2020|Faith5|

July 4/5 Don't miss the Weekend Worship Services > Join worship online at  saintandrews.churchonline.org ! > Four services are available: Saturday 5 p.m. (Contemporary), Sunday 9 a.m. (Traditional), Sunday 10:15 a.m. (Contemporary), and Sunday 4 p.m. (The Depot Church). Getting Ready: You will need: internet access for song, and video links; Spark Story Bible or Connect Bible; Outdoor garden area (with a few existing plants ok), rocks and seeds. Faith5 is a simple faith practice that can be done at bedtime, after a meal, or at a special time for quiet each day. Faith5 includes five simple steps: Share your highs and lows Read a Bible verse or story Talk about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows, or what you heard that feels important Pray for one another’s highs and lows Bless one another Faith5 Lesson: Gather everyone in a comfortable spot and get settled in. Invite each member of your family to share their highs and lows for the day. You can use the words blessings and bummers instead. Someone might choose to pass or not have anything to share, and that’s ok. Read the Bible story that relates to the Gospel reading: The Sower (Spark Story Bible pg. 292), or read the Gospel text, Matthew 13:1-9, on page 1086 in the Connect Bible. Talk about the Spark Bible story or Gospel text, taking turns offering what you heard that relates to high/lows or what felt important. Pray for one another’s highs and lows. These words can help you get started - “Dear Jesus, planting seeds in good soil makes plants grow strong. Thank you for planting the seeds of love and care for others in our hearts - which is a good place for these seeds to grow! Thank you for loving me every day and always being with me. Thank you for (blessings). Today, please help me with (bummers). Please help make good choices, today and every day. [...]

Become a Member

By |2021-09-13T17:02:11-05:00July 3rd, 2020|News & Updates, Uncategorized|

We are thrilled to have you consider St. Andrew’s as your church home. Our Mission is to “Proclaim Jesus Christ, Live in Christ, Serve!”  We want to help you grow in faith and to equip you for one of the greatest joys in all of life — to use your God-given gifts to make a difference in the world in the name of Jesus Christ. Membership Process To begin the membership process, or for additional information, please call or e-mail Stephanie Anderson-Telschow, Deacon and Director of Faith Engagement, by email through our Contact Us form or by calling 651-762-9135.  Secondly, we ask you to attend one of our Membership Classes (see below) which are scheduled throughout the year.  Please complete the following online form before coming to the class.  Online Request for Membership   Connect at St. Andrew's - Membership Class Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021  | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Lunch Included | Register Here Location: St. Andrew's Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall Are you new to the St. Andrew’s community? Have you been here for years, but looking to reconnect? Are you interested in becoming a member? Do you want to get to know your pastors? Join us for our upcoming class! This is an opportunity for you to meet other new members, learn more about the ministries of St. Andrew's, learn how to get involved, study Lutheran theology, and get to know your pastors.

FOOD, CLOTHING & BASIC NEEDS

By |2021-05-25T12:19:25-05:00July 3rd, 2020|FOOD, Resources|

Finding help can be difficult when you don’t know where to go. We are here to help! All are welcome. No qualifications necessary to receive food bags, clothing and basic needs items available for pickup in our Community Resource Center. FOOD ASSISTANCE PRE-PACKAGED FOOD BAG PICK-UP Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.. Pre-packed bags of shelf-stable items along with milk, cheese, eggs and bread. No appointment necessary. All are welcome! Call 651-762-9124 with any questions. THURSDAY NIGHT COMMUNITY MEAL (DINE-IN) is for everyone who loves to eat!  Everyone welcome, all ages. Free meal, along with indoor community dining and conversation. Join us every Thursday, 6-7 pm, in our Great Hall. Enter through Door 6. CLOTHING ASSISTANCE The CLOTHESLINE is a free clothing resource for families and individuals. The Clothesline is currently open on Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. by appointment ONLY. If you are in need of clothing contact 651-762.9124. On the day of shopping, only one member of the family will be allowed in the store. DONATIONS ACCEPTED In-Season Clothes Drop-Off Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. In-season clothing only; good-conditioned children’s clothing especially needed. Bags will be reviewed to ensure content meets the desired expectation. BASIC NEEDS HOUSEHOLD GOOD/TOILETRIES. We have basic hygiene and household products for those struggling to purchase items such as shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, toilet paper, multi-purpose cleaner, dish soap, etc. Please call 651.762.9124 for more information. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES MEALS Loaves & Fishes is offering free take away meals https://www.loavesandfishesmn.org/dining-sites/ YMCA https://bit.ly/3f36udb Mahtomedi Free Meals Program https://bit.ly/2SiPXb9 FOOD RESOURCES Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf https://ccefs.org/need-help/Valley Outreach https://valleyoutreachmn.org/ White Bear Lake Food [...]

EMERGENCY FAMILY SHELTER

By |2021-05-25T12:14:11-05:00July 3rd, 2020|HOUSING, Resources|

St. Andrew's operates the only 2 Family Shelters in Washington County. Qualifying families can be placed at our Oakdale or Hugo locations and receive ongoing supportive case management until stable housing is achieved.

Pray As You Go

By |2020-07-03T12:07:13-05:00July 2nd, 2020|APPS|

Pray as you go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable devices, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst traveling to and from work, study, etc

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Prayer Examen

By |2020-07-03T12:07:22-05:00July 2nd, 2020|APPS|

The Examen Prayer app helps you to be aware of the different voices, listen to God’s voice and reject the voices that are not of God. A journal is included to help you keep your daily resolution and grow in your prayer life. Journaling will also help you reflect on and make changes in your life that will bring you closer to God.

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