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Confirmation Stay Safe Plan

Safety is our top priority. For all of our Confirmation in-person gatherings we will carefully follow St. Andrew's COVID-19 response plan. Attached here is the "Confirmation Stay Safe Plan" that will guide our time together. We're prepared for last minute changes if we're not able to gather in person.

By |September 13th, 2020|Categories: Youth|0 Comments

Digital Dock – Episode 1.1

By |September 12th, 2020|childrens, Faith5, Online Resources, Preschool|

This fall we are excited to offer Digital Dock! Digital Dock will be a 12-15 minute broadcast following online worship services. These broadcasts will include an introduction/welcome by Children's Team members, message from one of the Pastors, bonus challenge for the week, a song and a prayer and blessing. A Digital Dock Lesson email will be sent each week that will help to provide extra content to dive a bit deeper, beyond the video. Here is this week's video broadcast! Lesson for Sept. 13 Registration is now open! Because we are going digital this fall, we are offering the option, when you register, to pick up a [...]

Confirmation Details and Registration – now open!

By |September 10th, 2020|Middle School Events|

We are excited to introduce the Confirmation plan for 2020-21! We’ve designed this year’s Confirmation to be safe, manageable, and flexible, while limiting online/screen content and finding ways to connect youth with each other, parents/guardians, and adult mentors. NEW! When you click "Register for this Event" below, you will be prompted to create a log-in to be used for this registration and all future St. Andrew's events through our new registration system. Click the blue "Log In" and then "Register" to create an account. Get registered today! Our format moves away from large group gatherings and focus on small group [...]

Holy Communion

By |September 10th, 2020|News & Updates|

We will resume Holy Communion in all weekend worship services online and in person beginning the weekend of Sept. 12-13. In-person:  We will be following appropriate protocols to bring you a safe and meaningful communion experience with bread, wine and juice in our services in the Great Hall and the Sanctuary. At home: Just as the meal is holy, set apart and sacred, we invite you to use a special plate or cup that have meaning to you. It is not necessary to have any certain bread, wine or grape juice. We invite you to set it out ahead of [...]

Faith5 at Home September 5/6

By |September 3rd, 2020|childrens, Faith5, Online Resources, Preschool|

September 5/6 Digital Dock starts Sept. 13! Don't miss the Weekend Worship Services  > Follow the NEW LINK for worship online:! > 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: Spark Story Bible or Connect Bible Internet and printer for story, song, and coloring sheet links What is Faith5? 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 [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Congregational Connection Small Groups

By |September 2nd, 2020|CARE, News & Updates|

Wellness Wednesdays:  Congregational Connection Small Groups We were created to be in relationship with God and each other.  We need connection. Professor of Social Work, Author and Researcher Brene Brown tells us, "Connection is why we're here. We are hardwired to connect with others. It's what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering." During these times of increased isolation, St. Andrew's invites you to experience Wellness Wednesdays - small online connection groups of people who will experience a devotion together, listen and support one another, and create the space for healing that can only take [...]

St. Andrew’s Community Meals Resume Drive-Thru Style Sept. 17

By |September 2nd, 2020|CRC NEWS & UPDATES, News & Updates|

Starts Thursday, Sept. 17 - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall Parking Lot Plans are underway to resume Thursday Night Community Meals, albeit a bit different than before! With all the safety precautions in place, participants will be invited to not only drive-thru and pick-up a hot meal, but drive-in and enjoy fellowship and conversation tail-gate style in our specially-marked, physically-distanced parking lot.

Genesis Zoom Room for Women

By |September 1st, 2020|News & Updates, Spiritual Direction|

New! Genesis Zoom Room for Women – begins Thursday, September 24, 11:10 a.m. to noon through Dec. 17 Begins shortly after A LIVING HOPE Bible Study of Genesis concludes each Thursday. Join us for a follow-up Zoom Room to reflect on what we heard from Pastors Mike and Sarah. Join when you can, leave when you must.  Hosted by Sue Lennartson and Joan McCormick. Questions -   Click below for Zoom link: Meeting ID: 935 6493 7630 Passcode: 565656  

St. Andrew’s Welcomes Dr. Michael Chan As Host of Life U

By |September 1st, 2020|News & Updates|

St. Andrew's is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Chan as host of the upcoming Life U series at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church. Dr. Michael Chan is Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul and a lead facilitator for LIFE U at St. Andrew's. He is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and holds an M.A. in Old Testament from Luther Seminary and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Emory University. He is a sought-after adult education speaker, group facilitator, retreat leader, and host of the Gospel Beautiful podcast, which interviews guests about the challenging task of [...]

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