An Important Update from Pastor Mike Carlson

By |2020-10-23T14:37:34-05:00October 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

Marriage COVID-19 Checkup

By |2020-10-22T18:52:52-05:00October 22nd, 2020|CARE, News & Updates|

Couples are facing numerous challenges as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The external stressors involved with the pandemic are tapping into couple’s relational resources in ways that few have experienced before.  The extraordinary daily demands involved with life right now often leaves little time (or in some cases too much time) and/or energy for couples to connect. St. Andrews is offering individual online COVID-19 Marriage Check-Ups on Friday, Nov. 13  and Saturday, Nov. 14​ for couples who would like to “check in” about how they are doing.  St. Andrews is partnering with Jeff and Mary Sanders, licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and relationship educators who have worked with the St. Andrew’s community in the past.  Sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for couples to connect and to focus on their relationship. Sessions are 75 minutes in length, online, and cost $50.  Scholarships are available. Please sign up for your preferred time slot via the registration link and an appointment scheduler will email confirmation of your assigned appointment time.  Additional information will be sent to you prior to the session, including the login information to start your counseling session. Register here:  https://connect.saintandrews.org/Arena/default.aspx?page=4111&eventID=126683

Civil Conversations: Stories of our Community

By |2020-10-22T12:36:40-05:00October 20th, 2020|Children's, Youth & Family, CRC NEWS & UPDATES, News & Updates|

Presented by St. Andrew's Inclusion Ministry: Civil Conversations: Stories of Our Community  Wednesday, October 28 6:30 to 8:00 PM Join Sara Renner, Tonia Hughes, Billy Steele and David Young in a live panel discussion on Zoom as they share life stories, bless us with their musical gifts and engage each other in a meaningful conversation. Register now to receive the Zoom link and join this event. Register here  https://connect.saintandrews.org/Arena/default.aspx?page=4111&eventID=126674

Thanksgiving Food Distribution

By |2020-10-20T14:14:05-05:00October 20th, 2020|CRC NEWS & UPDATES, News & Updates|

Thanksgiving Food Distribution The CRC will be hosting a COVID-friendly Thanksgiving food distribution (turkeys, potatoes, vegetable, etc.) to Mahtomedi and North St. Paul area residents to make their Thanksgiving meal.  The food distribution will take place on Thursday, November 19. Shifts are available from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Volunteers are utilized to help set up, pick up the turkeys, and to help the family member select their food items. For more information, contact Debbie Larson at 651.762.9148 or dlarson@saintandrews.org Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0849abab2aaafb6-thanksgiving1

LifeGiving Kickoff

By |2020-10-20T16:34:00-05:00October 20th, 2020|News & Updates|

Join Us for Pledge Kickoff Weekend - October 31 & November 1 Walk through the new Fellowship Hall Grab a cookie and grab one to give away Say hello to St. Andrew's pastors and staff Pick up supplies for worshiping at home Sign up for a 15- minute slot - Sat., Oct 31 3:30 - 5 p.m. or Sun., Nov. 1, 8-11 a.m. Registration required!   We will be able to accommodate a limited number of walk-in guests for a tour but we encourage you to register so we can plan to provide a safe experience for all. Masks required indoors at all times. This event takes the place of our typical fall pledge weekend. Kindly make your pledge of support for the year ahead online or if you prefer you can bring a pledge card to this event and drop it off.  Questions? Call us at 612-888-2940.   A message from Lead Pastor Mike Carlson: We are called together as one community, in one church, under one God. We live in abundant life, knowing Christ, living in Christ and loving Christ. It is difficult when the world quantifies abundance in the form of material possessions, but when we break through that noise, center our hearts and minds in Christ, we find true joy and abundant life.  This year, we are focusing on the gift of life and invite you to join us with financial support of mission and minstry of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church. Make a Pledge Give an online gift via your credit/debit card (Visa, Mastercard) or directly through your bank account.*  Online giving can be set up as recurring OR a one-time gift. *The most cost-effective way to give is by entering your checking account and routing number, as there are fewer fees associated with this method. [...]

Select the LIFE U Small Group You’d Like To Join

By |2020-10-16T12:46:13-05:00October 16th, 2020|News & Updates|

Sundays 7pm- READY, SET, GO Interactive family event to start the week Tuesdays 12:30pm- YOUNG ADULTS Discussion on the weekly podcast on prayer Wednesdays 12noon- BOOK DISCUSSION "Holy Envy" Book discussion with Pastor Sarah Breckenridge Wednesdays 7pm- WORSHIP 101 Why we do the things we do. Discussion with Pastor Carlson Thursdays 7pm- SPIRITUAL PRACTICES The Pilgrimage Within. Discussion with Pastor Brian Norsman

LifeU Begins Tonight!

By |2020-10-07T12:47:51-05:00October 7th, 2020|News & Updates|

Join the more than 300 people who registered for LIFE U, a commitment to Living in Faith Everyday. Tonight's large group will be taught by Dr. Michael Chan. MORE ABOUT LIFE U We'll kick-off a new topic each month- center around prayer, scripture, faith sharing and service.  Join us for one or all four and add to your depth of understanding by selecting a small group/breakout session for 3 weeks!  A great way to try new opportunities to grow in your faith this year.  Short on time? Consider registering for the large group session and weekly podcasts by Dr. Chan. I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly – John 10:10 Engage in Worship and Prayer – frequently and fervently Tend to Scripture – faithfully and fruitfully Share our Faith Stories – authentically and compellingly Serve – courageously and generously We have been given this gift of LIFE and LIFE U is going to help us unwrap this gift. KEY DATES: OCTOBER TOPIC: WORSHIP & PRAYER WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7- 7 PM - 8:30 PM (LARGE GROUP) Why do we spend time in prayer and worship in the first place? What are we accomplishing? What’s the point? Why not spend our time accomplishing concrete and measurable goals? The Bible calls us to the spiritual practices of prayer and worship, but why? And to what end? In this class, we explore these questions, and explore the Bible’s remarkable claim that prayer and worship not only change us, but they also change the world.  DISCUSSION GROUPS (SELECT ONE): PODCAST-TO-GO What’s prayer got to do with it? Weekly podcast and online discussion opportunities covering: Gratitude and the good life, worshipping with our whole bodies, how prayer changes the world , and the [...]

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SUPPORT GROUP: TOGETHER IN GRIEF

By |2020-10-21T14:29:04-05:00October 3rd, 2020|GRIEF RESOURCES, News & Updates, Spiritual Direction|

Together in Grief – Monday evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 – Starting Monday, Nov. 2, 2020  St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church is introducing a new, virtual, facilitated support group for those who are experiencing the loss of loved ones. This will be an open support group – primarily focused on what members bring to share about how they are and where they are in their experiences. The group will be offered throughout the next few months and will be lightly structured with an opening, closing and a suggested topic for discussion. The hope for the group is that members will have an opportunity to share, listen, and support each other toward healing. Or, put another way, “To learn how to live,” as a member of a grief group once said. Meetings will be held virtually on Monday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30. Meeting dates for the fall are: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, and 1/4/2021. Cost for the entire fall session is $20. Scholarships are available; please contact Lisa Grundtner, lgrundtner@saintandrews.org, 651.762.9117 for details. Group Facilitator is Pat Pardun who has  facilitated a grief support group in her church for the last few years. Pat is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. To learn more about the group please contact: Pat Pardun at pat@soundmindnow.com or 651-433-2130 Use this link to register:  https://connect.saintandrews.org/Arena/default.aspx?page=4111&eventID=126610  

Tricks & Treats With the Mighty Organ

By |2020-10-02T11:01:10-05:00September 28th, 2020|Music, News & Updates|

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 6-7 p.m. - Sanctuary This family favorite is back! Come in costume (non-violent) for a virtual, video "parade" on Sanctuary screens. • Concert includes the famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Bach • A short message from Pastor Kyle Jackson • Treat bags following the concert; freewill offering We will be following all COVID-19 in-person protocols that have been in use at St. Andrew's since this summer. Registration required. Register here! 

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