Homeless Jesus Sculpture

By |2022-06-08T15:17:10-05:00May 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|

New Artwork on St. Andrew’s Campus Visitors to St. Andrew’s have the opportunity to experience a new piece of artwork on our campus. Homeless Jesus, a life-sized bronze sculpture by Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz depicting Jesus as a person experiencing homelessness sleeping on a park bench, is installed outside Door 1 of the Sanctuary. His face and hands are obscured, but crucifixion wounds on his feet reveal his identity. The statue has been described as a “visual translation” of the Gospel of Matthew passage in which Jesus tells his disciples, “Truly, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me” (Matt. 25:40).  The sculpture at St. Andrew’s is one of only approximately 100 original castings at significant spiritual and community locations around the world, including outside the Papal Office of Charities in Rome, at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York, and in Capernaum on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Homeless Jesus was donated to St. Andrew’s by Pilgrim’s Holy Land Fund, a group of people who have visited the Holy Land with St. Andrew’s pilgrimage trips. A group from St. Andrew’s, including Lead Pastor Mike Carlson, were moved to take action after they saw the sculpture in Capernaum in 2019. After applying to the sculptor with information about where the sculpture would be displayed and its purpose in our ministry, the group raised funds for its creation and installation. “The sculpture speaks to the core of who we are as Jesus’ people, and to our calling as a place for help, hope and healing,” says Pastor Mike.

Holding Your Event at St. Andrew’s

By |2021-10-01T14:34:07-05:00September 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

We’re pleased to make our beautiful facility available when not otherwise used for church-related activities. We host a variety of events each year, including large conferences, nonprofit gatherings, community meetings, music concerts, school events, and youth sports practices. We do not rent space for private use or for-profit businesses at this time. Our 40-acre wooded campus provides a number of versatile spaces, including our 1,200-seat Sanctuary, 420-seat Great Hall, the Youth and Sports Center Gym, and a gorgeous new Fellowship Hall with room for 300 at meals or 400 for meetings or receptions. Rental fees are based on your choice of reserved spaces and length of the event. Download building rental details and costs Questions regarding building rental and scheduling can be directed to Mark Jackson, Director of Community Engagement, via our Contact Us form or by phone at 651.762.9146. Learn more about holding weddings and funerals at St. Andrew's.

Contact a Pastor

By |2021-07-29T13:24:14-05:00June 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Careers

By |2021-08-27T09:59:07-05:00April 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Work in our dynamic Christian environment! Join Us! We invite you to explore current openings at St. Andrew's where we are grounded in our mission and united in our vision. Be a part of this place of belonging where we truly live out our core values every day. We encourage you to see what we are about and what we have to offer. Our Core Values We reflect the love of Christ. We serve with hearts of hospitality. We are all in this together. We strive for excellence. Click here for current job opportunities St. Andrew's Lutheran Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Andrew's Lutheran Church does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Questions? Use our Contact Us form.  Job Opportunities at St. Andrew's Village A place to touch people’s lives and enrich yours! Our mission is to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults. As the 4th largest non-profit senior housing provider in the country, we are known for the quality care and services we provide. We hire individuals who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of older adults and who in turn are prepared to have their hearts transformed as well. Click this link to see current openings:  https://careers-preshomes.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchCompany=61

St. Andrew’s Concert Series

By |2022-05-26T10:18:32-05:00August 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

2021-2022 Concert Series All concerts are held in our Sanctuary unless specifically noted. St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 3 pm Tickets available at: thespco.org If you have questions, please contact Music Department Administrative Assistant Dianne Nash by using our Contact Us form. 

Become a Member

By |2022-06-08T16:36:46-05:00July 3rd, 2020|News & Updates, Uncategorized|

New Member Special Events - 2022 New Member Night Out Tuesday, June 28 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm Come gather in the summer evening sunshine! We will gather (after dinner) for a relaxing evening of dessert and good company. This event will take place at a member's home in Lake Elmo. RSVP here for address and details.   All are welcome. New Member Service Day - Habitat for Humanity  Thursday, July 14 - 8:30 am-3:30 pm - 720 Jenks Avenue E, St. Paul Volunteers MUST create a profile and register at saintandrews.org/habitat.  St. Andrew's has a deep history of serving alongside Habitat for Humanity here in the Twin Cities. This summer marks our 31st year of builds! Volunteers from the congregation help in all sorts of roles; a meaningful way for us to put our faith into action by showing our love for our neighbors. It is also an expression of our commitment to ending homelessness and caring for those who live without secure housing in the Twin Cities.  This year, I'd love for you to join me on Thursday, July 14th for our New Member Service Day! Are you looking for ways to serve your neighbor? Interested, but not sure if you want to go alone? Come join me for the day! No experience necessary; all are welcome. We are thrilled to have you consider St. Andrew’s as your church home. Our Mission is to “Proclaim Jesus Christ, Live in Christ, Serve!”  We want to help you grow in faith and to equip you for one of the greatest joys in all of life — to use your God-given gifts to make a difference in the world in the name of Jesus Christ. Membership Process To begin the membership process, or for additional [...]

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