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School Supply Distribution

By |2021-07-14T13:56:33-05:00July 14th, 2021|CRC NEWS & UPDATES, News & Updates|

When kids are preparing to go back to school, we want every child to start off the school year with adequate school supplies, a sturdy backpack and a new pair of athletic shoes! In the past, we served up to 250 children of all grade levels from the Mahtomedi and North St. Paul / Maplewood / Oakdale school districts. You can be part of this! Donate Backpacks & Athletic Shoes We are able to purchase school supply items at a great price through a wholesaler, so we will gratefully accept monetary donations, or donations of backpacks and athletic shoes. Take a tag off the giving trees in the Sanctuary or Great Hall through August 8, and place the items under the wish trees by Sunday, August 15. Or check out our wish list on walmart.com and order items to be delivered directly to St. Andrew's! Volunteer at School Supply Distribution Our school supply distribution serving kids from Mahtomedi and the North St. Paul / Maplewood / Oakdale school districts happens Aug. 16-18. Volunteer to help set up the school supply "store" on Monday, Aug. 16 Volunteer to "shop" with our students as they pick out their supplies. We ask for adults only for the sake of confidentiality of the youth being served. Distribution will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 17 & 18. Click here to sign up!  Make a Monetary Donation for School Supplies We also gratefully accept monetary donations to help purchase school supply items. To make a donation, click here. 

Contact a Pastor

By |2021-06-29T12:57:37-05:00June 29th, 2021|News & Updates|

We care about you and your family!  If you are experiencing a personal emergency, please call 911. If you would like to speak with a pastor please call the church office (651. 426 .3261) and follow the prompts. call the church office A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT Life can be challenging, but you don’t have to walk through it alone. The pastors and care ministry team exists to reach out and share Christ’s love with people going through a difficult time. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can best support you. In addition to a caring ministry team, we can offers referrals to licensed counselors, resource centers and prayer. Hospital Visits– congregation members and friends known to be hospitalized are encouraged to contact our pastoral care team so we may offer spiritual support and prayer. Home Visits  If you or someone you know would like to be connected to our prayer visitation ministry following a hospitalization, during transitional care or on a temporary basis, please let us know.

Leadership

By |2021-06-29T13:17:28-05:00June 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Celebrate the Ministry of Pastor Kyle Jackson! Sunday, July 11 - 3-5 pm Great Hall Program, refreshments and a time to gather in community as a time of joy and gratitude!  No RSVP necessary, no cost.  All ages invited. Leadership News: June 23, 2021 Beloved St. Andrew’s Community, The pandemic has had a profound effect on organizations of all sizes and in every industry – and the church is no different. Many pastors postponed plans to retire or to accept new calls in favor of helping guide their congregations through the challenges of the past 18 months. As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, churches everywhere are experiencing significant changes in their staffs – and the same is true here at St. Andrew’s. Today we’re sharing bittersweet news: our Pastor Kyle Jackson is in the call process and will likely be offered, and accept, a call to be the lead pastor at another congregation in the Twin Cities. Pastor Kyle has made a tremendous impact since rejoining our staff as Executive Pastor of Serve and Care five years ago. He’s one of the finest pastors in the ELCA, a fact that has been noticed by many other churches. Pastor Kyle has always wanted to lead a congregation, so while we’re incredibly sad to see him go, we’re thrilled that he’s getting this amazing opportunity to share his calling and gifts in a new way. Pastor Kyle will forever be a dear friend of St. Andrew’s, and we can’t wait to see how he helps further God’s kingdom in his new role. We’ll share more details next month, after Pastor Kyle’s appointment has been finalized, including opportunities for you to engage with him before he moves to his new church. Please watch the video at [...]

St. Andrew’s Village

By |2021-06-07T13:24:05-05:00June 7th, 2021|News & Updates|

We are blessed to have St. Andrew's Village, an adult community managed by Presbyterian Homes, located at the north end of our campus. We partner with staff and residents at the Village on worship, special events, congregational care and more. learn more about st. andrew's village

Pastor Jenny Sung Resigning from St. Andrew’s

By |2021-05-27T15:49:01-05:00May 25th, 2021|News & Updates, Uncategorized|

A message from the St. Andrew's Church Council: It is with deep regret that we announce the resignation of Pastor Jenny Sung from St. Andrew's, effective June 30, 2021 ... Read more  Join Us at A Reception A reception for Pastor Jenny will be held Sunday, June 20 at 11:30 am in the Great Hall, following the 10:15 Contemporary Service. No RSVP necessary. Read Pastor Jenny's Letter to the Congregation 

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