Curbside Community Meal Pickup Resuming Thursday, Feb. 4 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Door #6 outside the Great Hall No pre-registration necessary! Join us at Thursday Night Community Meals, albeit a bit different than before! With all the safety precautions in place, participants will be invited to drive up and pick-up a warm, home cooked meal curbside. Please spread the word to those you may know that could benefit from this outreach ministry!
Every week during 2021 watch for Word of the Week where 52 St. Andrew’s members have chosen a verse from the Bible that speaks to their heart. They share their verse and have written their heart-filled thoughts on how this verse has influenced their life. They have included a question and close with a prayer. All of our writers are ages 65 and better! How to connect with Word of the Week: Use it in a small group, with prayer partners, friends or family discussion Personal weekly devotion focus Send the link to this Word of the Week page to someone you’re praying for Call someone and discuss Word of the Week Create your own Word of the Week based on your favorite Scripture Make a copy and form a personal Devotional Journal Pray for the person who submitted the Word of the Week Questions? Contact Sue Lennartson, Director of Adult Ministries, firstname.lastname@example.org January 18: Sharon Pfeiffer read more January 11: John Straiton read more January 4: Margit Coltvet read more
Help Us Host a Warm Space for Unsheltered Neighbors St. Andrew's will open our doors to unsheltered neighbors starting January 11, 2021, as temperatures get colder and we move into the coldest part of winter. We will offer a warm space for Washington and Ramsey County residents from 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Depending on the weather, there is a possibility of temperature-triggered overnight stays. St. Andrew's is building on similar support we provided to our neighbors during the winter of 2019. In our Youth & Sports Center, we have created a place of respite, a place for our neighbors to be warm. Guests will have the opportunity to rest on cots in their designated space, have lunch and sign up for a time to shower. A message from the Community Resource Center How You Can Help We're looking for people to help with lunches (please provide food for 12 people) as well as provide hospitality. Volunteers will have light duties such as checking in guests, putting together and cleaning up lunch, keeping track of the shower sign-up, etc. We have a robust COVID-19 safety plan in place. See details below. Shifts are 9:30 - 12:45 and 12:30-3:30, Monday through Thursday. We may extend hours to provide overnight shelter on nights when it is bitterly cold. Watch for more information about additional shifts. MEALS Bring lunch or provide meal gift cards SIGN UP HOSPITALITY Check in guests, serve and clean up lunch SIGN UP COVID-19 Safety Plan in Place Much care has been taken to transform our gym space in our Youth and Sports building into a safe place [...]
Inclusion Ministry - Monthly Meetings The first Thursday of the month 6:30-8 pm Join Zoom Meeting https://saintandrews-org.zoom.us/j/99054976990?pwd=OEo3TUNLaFZPWllsWDEySWtVVnFOQT09 Meeting ID: 990 5497 6990 Passcode: 981817 Archive of MLK Weekend 2021 Event Videos 2020/01/15 Friday Civil Conversations 2: Preaching into This Time: Proclaiming Good News for All People. https://vimeo.com/501095612 2020/01/06 Saturday, 9 a.m. MLK Class: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letters from Birmingham Jail, with Doctor Reverend Kenneth Wheeler https://vimeo.com/501886611 2020/01/06 Saturday, 10:30 a.m. MLK Workshop: Reframing Stories (Part 1) – Family Focused, with Rev. Jen Collins https://vimeo.com/501892209 2020/01/06 Saturday, 12:30 p.m. MLK Workshop: Reframing Stories (Part 2) For Adults – with Rev. Jen Collins https://vimeo.com/501893397 2020/01/06 Saturday, 2:30 p.m. MLK Music for the Times: Christine Belfrey and Joe Davis https://vimeo.com/501894898 Civil Conversations - October 2020 - Click here for video Anti-Racism Resources If you would like to become more involved with the Inclusion Ministry Team at St. Andrew’s please share your email with Pr. Jenny Sung (email@example.com) so we can add you to the email list. We are always looking for new ideas and perspectives at our monthly business meetings!
As we continue to maintain social distancing during COVID-19, we are continuing to ask for meals instead of in-person volunteers to help feed our families staying at the Hugo Family Shelter. It's a great way to be involved during these challenging times. How it works: Dinner is dropped off at the door, and staff brings it in and serves our families. You can bring a hot meal, a frozen meal, ingredients to make a meal, or even a gift card to order/buy a meal. You sign up on "Meal Train" ( see link below ) which allows you to see when other people are bringing meals and what is being served. Sign up for any day in a "St. Andrew's Week" or "Open Week." Call the Community Resource Center with any questions at 651-762-9124. SIGN UP TO BRING A MEAL TO THE HUGO FAMILY SHELTER
Next Iteration of The Depot Ministry The Depot Church in Hugo is moving into its next iteration -- shifting from online worship to small group ministry! Starting January 1, The Depot will serve as a ministry of St. Andrew’s, helping us connect, pray, and walk with one another through small groups that help us deepen community bonds. In this time of COVID-19 and social distancing, it’s more important than ever that we move into holy moments to catch our breath and be in community. Big thanks to Pastor Brian Norsman and Pastor Jenny Sung for getting The Depot ministry off the ground, and for their work in setting a vision for broadening The Depot beyond geographical limits into a new dimension of ministry. Thanks to everyone in the community whose gifts of time, energy, love and resources keep our mission alive. Pastor Jenny will continue shaping The Depot into new ways to be church together through small groups as we move into 2021. The final online worship for The Depot was held Sunday, December 27, click here to see. Pastor Jenny will continue to lead outdoor worship at Hugo Lions Park on the first Sunday of every month, and will have a presence on Facebook and Instagram with Holy Pause meditations. Watch for more information about The Depot Small Group Ministry on our website and on social media.
You are invited to a New Year’s Eve pause…Come, open your heart and listen for God. The time will include Scripture, contemplative singing, three short talks, and three ten-minute quiet spaces for reflection. We will close with Communion and an opportunity to receive a prayer of blessing. If you prefer, you may choose the Zoom option. If so, please prepare communion elements for yourself and oil or lotion to anoint yourself for a blessing prayer. The evening will be led by Dr. Jeannette Bakke, Author of Holy Invitations: Exploring Spiritual Direction, Christos faculty, retired Bethel Seminary professor, spiritual director, retreat leader. When: December 31,2020 4:00pm-4:30 – Gathering 4:30-6:00 Scripture, Music, Reflection, Communion, Prayer Cost: None. Registration closes with 15 in person. Registration via Zoom is available. Location: Christos Center for Spiritual Formation 1212 Holly Drive Lino Lakes, MN 55038 REGISTER
details and registration Christmas may look a little different this year, but we are already feeling the joy and anticipation! We have 14 celebratory services online and in-person over the extended Christmas weekend, Dec. 23-27. Invite your far-flung family and friends to join you in an online service, or register to attend one of our in-person Traditional or Contemporary Services. Based on COVID-19 protocols, in-person services are limited in attendance, and require masks and advance registration. We hope to see you, either in person or virtually, as we come together for the most important thing: to joyfully celebrate the birth of Jesus! Details and register at saintandrews.org/christmas
Join us for a Virtual Giving Tree this year. 3 Ways to participate: Shop + Ship Online using our Target registry of some the most often requested items SHOP NOW $10 or $25 GAS ONLY gift cards or Items may be dropped off at Door #1 in the Sanctuary Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. or shipped to us online. View some of the items most requested this year. Donate using the form below