Lent, Holy Week, and Easter 2019

Lenten Sermon Series: BROKEN

This Lenten season, during worship on Wednesdays and weekends, we will focus on the theme “BROKEN.” Each of us is broken in different ways, broken and beaten by life, separated from God in some aspect, hurt by an imperfect and sinful word. Join us Ash Wednesday through Lent as we experience healing through the one who was broken for us.

Wednesday Worship: Ash Wednesday, March 6 through April 10

10:30 a.m. – St. Andrew’s Village

12 noon – Great Hall – Soup and sandwich lunch follows

6:30 p.m. – Sanctuary

NEW START DATE!  Lenten Study: Saint and Sinner
Part 1 – The Ancient Church

Wednesdays after worship 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
March 20 – April 10, Sanctuary Room 204

This will not remotely resemble a boring lecture! Join us each week as we discuss our church ancestors. Who are they and how did we get to where we are today? These true tales will amaze and delight.  For more info, email Intern Pastor Caroline Keenan at ckeenan@saintandrews.org.

Holy Week

Full Holy Week and Easter Details

Palm Sunday Worship, Sunday, April 14 – Celebration at all services

Maundy Thursday, April 18

Join Jesus as he gathers with his disciples for his Last Supper on the night that he is betrayed. We will celebrate with those receiving their First Communion in the evening and will wait and watch in silence as the altar is stripped at noon and 7 p.m., reminding us of Jesus as he is stripped, whipped and taken to prison.

10:30 a.m. – Worship at St. Andrew’s Village
12:00 p.m. – Worship in Great Hall (no lunch).  Childcare (birth-age 5) available.
7:00 p.m. – Worship in the Sanctuary – Music: New Dimension Singers and Handbells.  First Communion Skipping Stone Celebration. Childcare (birth-age 5) available. Livestreamed on St. Andrew’s Vimeo channel.

Holy Week Prayer Vigil – Thursday, April 18, 8 p.m. to Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m. – Chapel in the Sanctuary

As a part of our Holy Week observance we are inviting you to keep vigil, to watch and pray with us. We are inviting members and friends to pray in the Chapel every hour, day and night, from the end of the Maundy Thursday worship service until Saturday morning—the time from Jesus’s arrest in the Garden until after his death and burial. The Vigil will include resources to help guide your time. You can sign up at the information desk or simply show up. For more information contact Pastor John Straiton or Dale Bakken.




Good Friday, April 19

11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. – Good Friday Interactive Worship: Walking the Story of Jesus – Meet in the Great Hall and journey to the Sanctuary

This indoor/outdoor, all-ages interactive worship experience traces the journey of Jesus beginning with Palm Sunday in the Great Hall and ending at the Tomb in the Sanctuary. All are welcome. Bring your strollers, wagons, wheelchairs and walkers. Invite friends, neighbors, those who know the story and those new to the story. Begin the experience in the Marketplace 30 minutes before each service.

Informational Meeting and Casting: Sunday, March 24 -12 noon – 2 p.m., Sanctuary Room 201

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7:00 p.m. – Good Friday Passion Service, Sanctuary
During this powerful evening the St. Andrew’s Orchestra and St. Andrew’s Choir will lead us in worship. Through music, scripture and proclamation, be transported into the story of Good Friday and the Crucifixion of Jesus. Childcare (birth-age 5) available. Livestreamed on St. Andrew’s Vimeo channel.


Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Come and celebrate this life-changing, transformational event. Choirs, orchestra, and worship teams will lead us as we sing and praise God for the Resurrection and the promise of life eternal. God’s word will be proclaimed and death will not have the final word on this day or any day.

Easter Saturday, April 20

Contemporary Worship, Great Hall – 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. (NEW TIME)   Childcare (birth – age 5) available. Communion served.

Easter Sunday, April 21

Traditional Worship, Sanctuary – 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 a.m., and noon. Childcare (birth-age 5) available. Communion at 7 a.m. and noon. 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. services Livestreamed on St. Andrew’s Vimeo channel.   Shuttle service to Sanctuary from Mahtomedi High School parking lot from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Contemporary Worship, Great Hall –  8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Childcare (birth-age 5) available. Communion at 10:30 a.m. Childcare (birth – age 5) available.

Worship at St. Andrew’s Village – 1 p.m.

Worship at The Depot Church, Hugo –  thedepotchurch.org Communion served. Childcare (birth – age 5) available


It takes more than 300 people to make Holy Week and Easter happen at St. Andrew’s!  Volunteer opportunities are available for all ages (including families together) during the many worship experiences during Lent, Holy Week and Easter. All are especially welcome to volunteer with the Good Friday Interactive Worship – Walking the Story of Jesus, including helping out with our Jerusalem Marketplace, passing out worship bulletins, and assisting in the kitchen.

Mid Week Lenten Service – Wednesdays March 13 – April 10 –   Mid Week Lenten Sign Up
Holy Week and Easter – Maundy Thursday,  April 18 through Easter Sunday, April 21 –    Holy Week Sign Up
Good Friday Interactive Worship – Walking the Story of Jesus, Friday April 19   –  Signup link coming soon!