COVID Updates

By |2022-02-21T10:49:02-06:00January 9th, 2022|News & Updates|

February 21, 2022 Update - from Pastor Mike Carlson We are aware that the three surrounding School Districts (Mahtomedi, Stillwater, and White Bear Lake) have begun the process of removing face covering requirements. Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, guests and worshippers at St. Andrew’s has been our top priority.  As the Omicron variant recedes, Washington County COVID-19 positivity rates and ICU hospitalizations decline, St. Andrew’s will adjust the face covering requirements in a timed and reasonable manner.  We need to remember COVID is not over but restrictions are easing, and we need to remain committed to protecting our people, including the vulnerable we are called to serve. Beginning February 28th, 2022, the process for Staff, Congregation-Facing Volunteers, Youth and Children will be: -Face coverings are recommended, but not required. -Face coverings will be required on bus or van transportation activities. -The Preschools of St. Andrew’s will continue to follow their processes and procedures from their Health Consultant. -Any personnel testing positive with COVID or is in close contact with a person testing positive with COVID is required to notify and consult with Adam Huntley, Human Resources, for the current isolation, quarantine, and face covering requirements in place to protect our community and ensure alignment with constantly changing MDH, CDC, and OSHA guidelines. -We will continue to monitor COVID-19 transmission in our surrounding community and will adjust our protocols as appropriate. February 4, 2022 Update: With COVID positivity rates now trending downward in Washington County, we have modified our protocols. As of tomorrow, Feb. 5, 2022, MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED for visitors when attending events, programs, and worship on our campus. Visitors may continue to wear masks if they wish, according to their own level of comfort. Wednesday night meals [...]

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

Belonging & Inclusion Ministry

By |2022-08-12T10:28:04-05:00March 13th, 2021|News & Updates|

Upcoming Events At St. Andrew's we believe God gives us our unity in Christ and that we are all in this together. We respect, honor and embrace the rich gift of diversity God has given us. We value every person, are united in common mission, and seek full participation of all in the life and work of this church. As we work to reflect the kingdom of God, we strive to intentionally address the ways that race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, marital status, age, class and our prejudices limit participation, and exclude and harm people, communities and the whole body of Christ. Belonging & Inclusion Reading List If you would like to become more involved with the Belonging & Inclusion Ministry Team at St. Andrew’s please share your email  (inclusion@saintandrews.org) so we can add you to the email list. Video Archives  Archive of MLK Weekend 2021 Event Videos Archive of Civil Conversation Oct 2020 Video

Update on Church Office Systems

By |2020-11-06T11:31:45-06:00November 6th, 2020|News & Updates|

As you may know, our church office systems began experiencing technical difficulty last week and as a method of standard procedure we immediately took all systems offline to investigate further.  Upon investigation of this, we learned that we were targeted by a cyberattack intended to essentially lock all data. We have engaged outside help in the areas of technical, security and operations to: Understand the source of this incident and advise on best steps in an attempt to reduce the likelihood of future such incidents. Enable our leadership to continue to focus on mission.   While our investigation is ongoing, in the interest of sharing as much as we know, I share with you the following. We know that online financial transactions were not targeted. The reason we know this is because they use a third-party processor and we do not hold information from online financial transactions in our system. We are still in the process of understanding what happened, but believe this to be a routine attack targeted towards many organizations and businesses. Here’s how you can help: Pray for your church staff -- that is working around the clock to assist, understand, and help in this investigation. These are difficult times for all of us to be disconnected and this seems like one more “challenge” on top of the many we all experience as a result of operating in conditions that are anything other than business as usual. Remain vigilant with your information.  The news is filled daily with organizations and businesses much larger than ours that are regularly attacked with what appears to be the sole goal to create fear and distress for others. Know that we will NEVER ask you for financial information or passwords via email. And you should not provide this information to anyone [...]

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