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MINISTRY CATALOG 2021


Welcome to St. Andrew We are grateful that you are participating with us in our ministry of God’s grace through Jesus Christ for the sake of our community and world. We strive to make the gospel relevant to the lives of all who participate in what we do. We hope that this handbook is helpful in you finding a place in the ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church. Welcome!

Contents

Living Out Our Faith In Daily Life

Worship & Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Worship Services

Early Learning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Sunday Morning

9:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traditional

Children & Family Ministry. . . . . . . 4

10:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blended

Confirmation Age Ministry. . . . . . . 5

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High School Ministry. . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Camping Ministry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Learning & Small Groups. . . . . . . . 6 A More Just World. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Service & Outreach. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Family Mission & Service Trips. . 10

Weekly Sunday School offered at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM Coffee and fellowship following worship

Become a Member

Our membership process meets you wherever you are on your faith journey, connects you with the community of St. Andrew Lutheran, and helps you find ways to be sent into the world to serve God and others. Plan on attending an upcoming New Member Orientation to: • Meet with pastors, staff, and other potential new members • Learn more about exciting opportunities to connect, grow, and give at St. Andrew • Learn what being Lutheran is all about If you have any questions visit standrewlu.org for more information.

Congregational Care . . . . . . . . . . 10 Hospitality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

St. Andrew Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA.

Property & Admin Support. . . . . . . 11 Church Committees . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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Our Ministries Worship and Music Altar Guild

Age Range: Adult Days/Times: One weekend per month for one service Description: Sunday mornings set-up the sanctuary for Holy Communion and Holy Baptism, along with other important tasks, helps the congregation worship God in meaningful ways. Contact: Pastor Gail at pastorgail@standrewlu.org

Communion Assistants

Age Range: Youth–adult Days/Times: Sign up to serve when available Description: Assist the pastors with distribution of the wine and bread for communion on the first and third Sundays mornings of the month. Training is available. Contact: Burke Hancer at bhancer@standrewlu.org

Sunday Greeters

Age Range: All ages Days/Times: Once every 4–6 weeks; 20 Minutes Description: To help create a welcoming environment at St. Andrew. Greet people, extend a hand, share a smile, help introduce people to others, and assist newcomers. Contact: Burke Hancer at bhancer@standrewlu.org

Ushers

Age Range: Youth–adult Days/Times: Usher teams serve once a month every 3–4 months depending on the service hour and needs Description: To greet and assist those entering the sanctuary for worship with a warm smile and welcoming presence. Duties include distribution of bulletins, assisting with collecting the offering, directing the congregation for communion, and assisting those with special needs. Contact: Burke Hancer at bhancer@standrewlu.org

Starlite Singers

Age Range: 3-year-olds–kindergarten Days/Times: Wednesdays from 6:00–6:30 PM, September–May Description: Starlite Singers welcomes the youngest children with a variety of activities. Children sing, dance, make music, and learn of Jesus’ love for them. Participate in worship approximately once per month, as well as additional Wiggle & Worship services. Parents are always invited to attend, and nursery care is available for younger siblings. Fall rehearsals will be held outdoors (weather permitting) until children are fully vaccinated and can safely sing together indoors without masks. Contact: Hannah Fleming at hannah.m.fleming@gmail.com

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Sonshine Singers

Age Range: 1st–5th Grade Days/Times: Wednesdays from 6:00–6:30 PM Description: Sonshine Singers is an exciting and energetic children’s choir. Singers learn age-appropriate choral singing basics in a nurturing and fun environment. Members learn to read choral music and healthy singing habits. The choir sings during worship approximately once a month. Fall rehearsals will be held outdoors (weather permitting) until children are fully vaccinated and can safely sing together indoors without masks. Contact: Hannah Fleming at hannah.m.fleming@gmail.com

Spirit Singers

Age Range: 6th–9th Grade Days/Times: Wednesdays from 6:15–6:50 PM, September–May Description: The Spirit Singers sing approximately once a month in worship and for special services like Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve. They sing anthems and descants for congregational hymns. Occasionally, they combine with the Canticle Choir, Sonshine Singers, and Starlite Singers. A variety of instruments accompany the Spirit Singers. Contact: Sarah Gilbertson at gilbertsons@district112.org

Canticle Choir

Age Range: Adults Days/Times: Wednesdays from 7:30–8:45 PM Description: The Canticle Choir singers lead the congregation at three 9:00 AM Sunday services a month and occasionally at the 10:30 AM service by singing the liturgy, special hymn arrangements, anthems, calls to worship, and the occasional major choral/orchestral compositions. Contact: Larry Bach at lbach@standrewlu.org

Festival Choir

Age Range: High School–Adult Days/Times: Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings Description: Festival Choir is an opportunity for singers (high school– adult) to join the Canticle Choir to sing for special services: Christmas Eve, Easter, and Pentecost. The commitment is short term requiring 2–3 rehearsals ending with a Sunday morning performance. Contact: Larry Bach at lbach@standrewlu.org

Ring of Fire

Age Range: 4th–7th Grade Days/Times: Wednesdays from 5:40–6:25 PM, September–May Description: Ring of Fire is a great opportunity for both instrumentalists and singers to learn and play handbells. This lively group has an amazing and contagious sense of camaraderie! The handbell ensemble rings during worship about once a month. No experience is necessary! Contact: Linnae Stole at lbstole@gmail.com


St. Andrew Lutheran Church Peace bRingers

Age Range: 8th–12th Grade Days/Times: Wednesdays from 4:45–5:30 PM, September–May Description: Peace bRingers provides a bell choir experience for high school students and is a wonderful opportunity for fun, fellowship, and service! The handbell ensemble rings during worship about once a month. No experience is necessary! Contact: Linnae Stole at lbstole@gmail.com

Bells of Joy

Age Range: High school–adult Days/Times: Wednesdays from 6:30–7:25 PM Description: This 5-octave handbell choir for adults meets once a week to rehearse and plays in worship about once a month. Being part of Bells of Joy is a small group opportunity for those who enjoy praising God through music. Ringing experience is helpful but not necessary, everyone is welcome! Contact: Tim Graf at tgraf@standrewlu.org

Grace Notes (Intro to Handbells)

Age Range: Adult Days/Times: Wednesdays from 7:30–8:15 PM Description: St. Andrew member Vicki Grant will be leading Intro to Handbells this fall for beginning handbell ringers. This 10 week class is for adults and will cover all the basics and techniques of handbell ringing. They will meet from October 8–December 15. No experience with handbells is required but attendees should be able to read music. Contact: Vicki Grant at vlgrant@comcast.net

Summer Musical Drama Camp

Age Range: 5th–12th Grade Days/Times: 1 week in the summer and 8 spring rehearsals Description: Students with a flair for the dramatic, a love of music, or a curiosity about how theatre works behind the scenes come together for a week in the summer to produce a musical. Auditions are in the spring, and everyone makes it! Past productions include: Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of Penzance, Godspell, Fiddler on the Roof, Aladdin, Annie. Contact: Marie Wignall at marie.anne.williams@gmail.com or Tim Graf at tgraf@standrewlu.org

Early Learning Childcare

Age Range: 6 weeks–5-year-olds Days/Times: Center hours are 7:00 AM–5:30 PM, Monday–Friday Description: This year-round ministry is a full-day, nationally accredited program, and have also earned a 4 Star Rating through Minnesota Parent Aware. Our goal is to provide balance between flexibility and structure. We help to build a sense of independence and responsibility while including positive methods of guidance and provide each child with age-appropriate learning experiences throughout the day. As your child grows within our program we strive to provide them with a solid foundation of faith development and Kindergarten readiness to set them up for success! Contact: Melanie Eggers at meggers@standrewlu.org

Preschool

Age Range: 33 months–5-year-olds Days/Times: We have 2, 3, and 4 days a week classes that are 3 hours. Our preschool programs run from September–May. We also offer extended day afternoon enrichment classes, lunch bunch, and summer camps throughout the summer. Description: We are a NAEYC Accredited Preschool, and have earned a 4 Star Rating through Minnesota Parent Aware. We encourage the development of each child’s understanding of God, while providing social interaction and enrichment. The teaching of faith is integrated in all developmental areas—physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual—with the goal of ensuring that children are prepared for the next step of Kindergarten. Contact: Kathi Wieman at kwieman@standrewlu.org

Afternoon Enrichment Classes

Age Range: 3–5-year-olds Days/Times: Dates and times of these classes vary. For the most current information, check out our website at standrewearlylearning.org Description: In tandem with or separate from our preschool programs, these enrichment classes provide a wide variety of experiences to nurture each child’s self-esteem as a wonderfully created child of God. Themes focus around topics such as Spanish, Tiny Chefs, Preschool Book Club, and Science Explorers. Lunch Bunch, and a curb side drop-off/pick-up option is also available. Contact: Kathi Wieman at kwieman@standrewlu.org

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Our Ministries Children & Family Ministry For all Children and Family Ministries, please contact Sarah Dorr, Children’s Ministry Coordinator at sdorr@standrewlu.org, unless otherwise noted.

School Year Children’s Ministries: Sunday School - The Great Stories of Jesus

Age Range: Pre-K–5th Grade Days/Times: Sunday mornings at both worship services, 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM Description: Sunday School meets every week during both Sunday morning worship hours. All are welcome to make new friends, learn about Jesus, and have fun together! This year we will dive into the great stories of Jesus. Register online.

Bible and Boogie

Age Range: Pre-K–2nd Grade Days/Times: Wednesdays from 5:30–6:00 PM, September–May Description: Bible and Boogie is a children’s group designed for Pre-K, 1st, and 2nd graders. Children will have fun while digging into a Bible story and praying together from 5:30–5:45. Then move into the gym where they will boogie and play games from 5:45–6:00.

Children’s Ministry Mile Marker Celebrations: 1st Bible and Instruction

Age Range: Pre-K with a Guardian Days/Times: Instruction: Sunday, October 3, 11:45–12:30 PM Make Up Session: Thursday, October 7, 6:00–6:45 PM Celebration in Worship: Sunday, Oct. 3, at both worship services Description: Pre-K students will be invited to receive their first Bible along with a blessing in worship. Following their blessing, children with a guardian will attend an instruction class to dive deeper into their new Bible.

2nd Bible and Instruction

Age Range: 3rd Graders with a Guardian Days/Times: Instruction: Sunday, October 3, 11:45–12:30 PM Make Up Session: Thursday, October 7, 6:00–6:45 PM Celebration in Worship: Sunday, Nov. 3 at both worship services Description: 3rd graders will be invited to receive their second Bible along with a blessing in worship. Following their blessing, children with a guardian will attend an instruction class to dive deeper into their new Bible.

First Communion

Age Range: 3rd–5th Grade Days/Times: Wednesdays from 5:30–6:00 PM, September–May Description: Bible Blasters is a great way for the older children, 3rd through 5th graders, to connect with one another and Jesus! Children should bring Bibles, curiosity, questions, and friends! We will start in the gym at 5:30–5:45 to play games. Then move to a different room to blast into the Bible and pray from 5:45–6:00.

Age Range: 1st Graders with a Guardian Days/Times: Instruction: (Choose one time) Sunday, April 3, 12:30–2:30 PM or Thursday, April 7, 6:00–8:00 PM First Communion Celebration in Worship: Maundy Thursday, April 14, 6:30 PM First Communion Worship (alternate): Sun., May 1, 12:30–2:30 PM Description: Children and a guardian will attend First Communion instruction together, and celebrate in worship on Maundy Thursday.

Worship Sunday

Family Events:

Bible Blasters!

Age Range: Pre-K–5th Grade Days/Times: The first Sunday mornings of each month at both worship services Description: Children will have the opportunity to attend worship with their families, usher, read in worship, serve communion, or greet. Note: No Sunday School on Worship Sundays

Christmas Program Worship

Age Range: Pre-K–5th Grade Days/Times: Program: Sunday, Dec. 19 at both morning worship services Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, December 12 during Sunday School Description: St. Andrew Sunday School kids will share the story of Jesus’ birth, at both morning services. All preparation happens during Sunday School.

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Rally Day

Age Range: All Ages Days/Times: Sunday, Sept. 12, 19, and 26 following worship service Description: Join us on any one of these three Sunday afternoons or all of them! Expect fun and bring friends!

Wiggle & Worship

Age Range: Families with kids and grandparents Days/Times: Christmas Eve, December 24; Ash Wednesday, March 2; Easter Sunday, April 17 Description: Join us for these movement and noise-expected holiday worship services designed for young children and their families.


St. Andrew Lutheran Church Confirmation Age Ministry Middle School Youth Events

Age Range: 6th–8th Grade Days/Times: Varies throughout the year Description: Middle School Winter Party, Feed My Starving Children, Corn Maze, Ice Cream Bike Tour, and more! Our Middle Schoolers are always cooking up something fun and crazy! We get together throughout the year to have some fun, and build friendships based in faith. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

Confirmation

Age Range: 6th–8th Grade Days/Times: 6th–8th grade: Wednesdays, 8:00–9:00 AM, 4:45–5:45 PM or 7:00–8:00 PM (Sept.–May) 9th grade: Sundays, September 12–October 10, 6:00–7:00 PM Description: Confirmation is all about discovering where God’s at work in our lives, and putting our faith into practice! Through retreats, large group teaching, small group activities, and discussion, our youth dig deep into the Bible, relationships, and how they can continue to find their place in our church community. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

Middle School Mission Trip

Age Range: 6th–8th Grade Days/Times: TBD Description: Get ready to serve God and grow deeper in your faith with old and new friends. Missions trips on the summer time take us to new places together, create opportunities to learn about other circumstances outside our normal experiences, and participate in what God is doing in those places. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

High School Ministry Wednesday Night Youth Group (WNYG)

Age Range: 9th–12th Grade Days/Times: Wednesday 7:00–8:30 PM Description: Connect with other high school students from around the southwest metro at Wednesday Night Youth Group and monthly special events! On Wednesday nights, students will connect with God while connecting with one another through inspiring Bible studies, rewarding service projects, and ridiculously fun fellowship nights. Come for special events too like paintball, Timberwolves game and more! Invite your friends—All are welcome! Follow @StAndrewHS on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates. Contact: TJ Helgren at thelgren@standrewlu.org

ELCA Youth Gathering

Age Range: 8th–12th Grade Days/Times: July 24–28, 2022 Description: Join 30,000 others ELCA youth as we take over downtown Minneapolis! This is an event you will not want to miss with life changing service projects, thrilling games, and some of the best speakers the ELCA has to offer. This is one of the most impactful spiritual events a youth can have, so don’t miss out on your opportunity. Contact: TJ Helgren at thelgren@standrewlu.org

High School Bible Study

Age Range: 9th–12th Grade Days/Times: First & Third Sundays from 6:00–8:00 PM Description: Connect with your friends and grow closer to each other in a small group Bible Study. You will connect with your group on deep and meaningful topics as you grow closer to God and each other. Contact: TJ Helgren at thelgren@standrewlu.org

Camping Ministry Spirit in the Pines Camp

Age Range: 2nd–9th Grade youth campers, 10th Grade–college age counselors, adults, and families Days/Times: All year Description: “SIP” is owned and operated by St. Andrew. It is located about an hour north of Brainerd, MN on beautiful Pleasant Lake. The camp is an outreach ministry serving St. Andrew members as well as others from mostly the southwest metro. Summertime at Spirit in the Pines Camp is filled with age specific youth camp sessions during the week and Family Camp sessions during the weekends. Youth and adult retreats are held during the fall and winter months. Contact: Burke Hancer at bhancer@standrewlu.org

Spirit in the Pines Camp Building & Property Team

Age Range: Adults and families Days/Times: Various spring and fall weekends Description: Help in the organization and implementation of building and property projects and improvements as well as opening and closing the camp in the spring and fall. All skill levels are needed. Contact: Burke Hancer at bhancer@standrewlu.org

Spirit in the Pines Camp Counselor/CIT Training

Age Range: 10th–12th grade and college age 10th Grade: Counselor-in-training (CIT) 11th Grade–college: Counselor Days/Times: TBD Description: Volunteer Counselors and CITs (2–3 per cabin) will spend a week or more at camp leading and guiding a cabin of 8–12 campers. Contact: Burke Hancer at bhancer@standrewlu.org

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Our Ministries Spirit in the Pines Camp Staff—Paid Positions

Age Range: College Age/Young Adult Days/Times: Late May–Mid-August Description: The Camp Staff plans, implements and runs nearly every aspect of the summer camp program. As a paid staff member, you will live at camp and be a part of a hardworking and loving community. Camp staff members will share God’s love through Christ in servanthood to the campers, counselors and families. You will build memories and friendships that will last your lifetime! Applications will be available on the camp website by November 1. Contact: Burke Hancer at bhancer@standrewlu.org

Learning & Small Groups Parenting Forums

Age Range: Parents and grandparents Days/Times: TBD Description: During the past 18 months, our children and youth have experienced the dramatic circumstances of the pandemic. Influences of this extended and emotional disruption has resulted in changes to behavior and confidence. Join other caring and faithful parents for presentations this fall that will help us understand the impact of the pandemic on our youngest generations and hear relevant strategies as we engage them in new, meaningful, and faithful ways. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

Seminars

Age Range: Teenager–adult Days/Times: Various evening times Description: St. Andrew is committed to bringing highly trained and experienced presenters on matter of faith and life. Seminar durations are one evening sessions to multiple evenings sessions. To defray costs, participants may pay a modest fee to participate. Scholarships are available. Contact: Pastor Matthew Fleming at pastormatthew@standrewlu.org

Church Anew Church Anew provides ongoing learning events, blog content, and resources to ignite faithful imagination and sustain inspired innovation. Through nationally recognized keynote speakers, thoughtful conversation with colleagues old and new, and practical workshops, our conferences prepare teams for the challenges of day-to-day ministry and leadership. St. Andrew members are invited to participate in all Church Anew conferences.

Church Anew (Resource): Old & New

Days/Times: Various Description: A ministry of St. Andrew, Church Anew has developed a Bible Study resource for individual and small group use. As a ministry of our congregation, this resource is available, free of charge for any to use in their personal study or small group conversation. The first installment studies the book of Genesis in seven sessions featuring presentations by local preachers including Meta Herrick Carlson, Joe Davis, Tyler Sit, Jenny Sung, and David Rojas Martinez. Contact: Pastor Matthew Fleming at pastormatthew@standrewlu.org

Bible Studies: Early Risers Bible Study

Age Range: Mixed adults Days/Times: Weekly on Wednesday mornings, 8:00–9:00 AM Description: Come for a lively discussion as we dive into the Word of God using books written by a variety of authors. On August 4 we begin a study on the book of Exodus. This is a 10-week study and you can join at any time. Contact: Pastor Gail Bach at pastorgail@standrewlu.org

Pastor’s Thursday AM Bible Study

Age Range: Mixed adults Days/Times: Weekly, Thursday mornings from 9:00–10:00 AM beginning September 9, 2021 Description: A Bible study led by the pastors to foster community, spiritual growth, and prayer support. This fall, we will be reading and discussing New York Times Best-selling author, Anne Lamott’s newest book, Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage. From the book cover: “Full of honesty, humor, and humanity that have made Lamott beloved by millions of readers, this book is classic Anne Lamott—thoughtful and comic, warm and wise—and further proof that Lamott truly speaks to the better angels in all of us.” Join us even if you have not yet participated. Drop-ins are always welcome. No experience necessary. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

3rd Saturday Women’s Bible Study

Age Range: Adult women Days/Times: 3rd Saturday of each month, 8:30–9:30 AM Description: Come study the Word of the Lord with other women who are passionate about learning. Scripture lessons are read and discussed. No preparations necessary, just bring a Bible. Women of all ages and walks of life are welcome. Contact: Judy Burke at pburkea@msn.com

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St. Andrew Lutheran Church Women of the Word (W.O.W.)—AM

Age Range: Adult women Days/Times: Wednesdays 9:30–11:30 AM Description: A women’s Bible study of faith and fellowship. Each week includes large group lecture, small group discussion and weekly homework assignments. A virtual option will be considered if warranted by demand. For beginners through advanced! Contact: Laura Considine at 612.327.9260 or ldconsid3@aol.com

Women of the Word (W.O.W.)—PM

Age Range: Adult women Days/Times: Thursdays 6:30–8:15 PM, starting September 16 Description: It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way, a study written by Lysa TerKeurst. Lysa will help us navigate between expectations and life’s realities and help us remain steadfast in the face of difficulty. A women’s Bible study of faith and fellowship using DVD, workbook lessons, and small group discussions. For beginners and advanced! Contact: Lori Goble at 952.484.6963 or lgoble82@yahoo.com

Women’s Groups: Band of Sisters

Age Range: 30–50-Something aged women Days/Times: First session will start September 17 and continue on Friday mornings from 9:30–11:30 AM at St. Andrew in Room 206. Childcare provided for a small fee. Description: To connect 30-50-something aged women to Christ and to one another through book discussions and Bible studies. Focused on building authentic relationships, fun, and spiritual growth. Contact: Kate Neiss, kate.neiss@gmail.com

50+ Followers

Age Range: 55+ Aged women Days/Times: 1st and 3rd Mondays each month, 6:30–7:45 PM beginning September 20, 2021 Description: Providing opportunities for building and nurturing supportive relationships among 55+ aged women through Christian study and service—with lots of fun and laughs in the process! Please join us. Books will be available at the first meeting for purchase. We will choose a second book in January 2022. Contact: Grace Stewart at gstew@comcast.net or Nicki Mlynar at Nmlynar@comcast.net

Sewing the Word

Age Range: Adult women Days/Times: Wednesdays from September–May, 9 AM–12:00 PM Description: Would you like to learn how to quilt or how to help out with the quilt group? We can use help with cutting, pinning, pressing, or sewing. We are happy to teach you. Our quilts have gone to an orphanage in Honduras, Haiti, Florida, Texas, battered women’s shelters, police departments, Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Home, PROP, and many other places. Contact: Mary Ann Smith at maryhdwe@gmail.com

Men’s Groups: Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study

Age Range: Adult men 40+ Days/Times: 8:00–9:30 AM each Saturday in the Conference Room, new members welcome Description: The Saturday mornings men’s group is a light hearted bunch from several churches in the South West Metro that enjoys Christian fellowship and learning. We have a particular liking to Andy Stanley and other contemporary Christian preachers. We use videos and Bible studies as conversation starters on living a Christian man’s life in today’s world. Join us anytime you don’t need to wait until we start a new series. All Mature (from 40 to 104+) Christian Men (St. Andrew membership not required) welcome. Come as you are often as you can. Contact: Bob Seitz at hondurasbob@yahoo.com

Band of Brothers

Age Range: Mixed men Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 AM beginning in September Description: Join fellow Christian men each week to examine how faith affects our daily life and relationships. This group is involved in service projects both locally and farther away. Participate weekly, when you can, or when a service project that is announced interests you. Contact: Don Mussell at jdmussell@comcast.net

Saturday Morning Dad’s Group

Age Range: 25-70-something-aged dads Days/Times: The 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 7:30–9:00 AM. Description: With so many places to go and things to do, it’s often hard to take time for yourself. We want to gather men together to share experiences and wisdom about being a good dad, to provide men with networking and relationship-building opportunities, and to give one another a source of support, laughter, and lots of shared discussion! Contact: Gary Spears at gspears012@msn.com or Bill McMonigal at bmcmonigal@comcast.net

Men’s Softball

Age Range: Adult men 18+ Days/Times: Varies through the summer Description: St. Andrew has two adult softball teams! If you are interested in playing in the summer and/or fall, please let us know. We play double headers on Thursdays at Round Lake. Join in on the fun! Contact: Tony Hallen at th7764@gmail.com

Men Who Love Old Cars Group

Age Range: Adult men 18+ Days/Times: Saturday Mornings Description: Old Cars Men’s Group is meant to merge together interest in refurbished old cars and the faith we share. Join classic car enthusiast David Lerseth (a retired ELCA pastor) for monthly gatherings at group member’s homes/garages or at a car show or a show garage with old cars. Each event will be an opportunity to share member’s classic car hobby and for basic Christian learning on how to live out our faith in daily life. Contact: David Lerseth at dplerseth@aol.com 7


Our Ministries Mixed Groups: Pastor’s Thursday AM Bible Study

Age Range: Mixed adults Days/Times: Weekly, Thursday mornings from 9:00–10:00 AM beginning September 9, 2021 Description: A Bible study led by the pastors to foster community, spiritual growth, and prayer support. This fall, we will be reading and discussing New York Times Best-selling author, Anne Lamott’s newest book, Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage. From the book cover: “Full of honesty, humor, and humanity that have made Lamott beloved by millions of readers, this book is classic Anne Lamott—thoughtful and comic, warm and wise—and further proof that Lamott truly speaks to the better angels in all of us.” Join us even if you have not yet participated. Drop-ins are always welcome. No experience necessary. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

20–30-Somethings

Age Range: Young adults as you define it Days/Times: Varies Description: Join a welcoming and fun group of 20–30-somethings for dinner, discussion, and ongoing activities. Contact: Pastor Matthew Fleming at pastormatthew@standrewlu.org

St. Andrew Book Group

Age Range: Mixed adults Days/Times: First or Second Monday of the month at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM , September - May Description: Book Group meetings are held in Room 207 at St. Andrew. Participants are welcome on a regular or drop-in basis. Please join us for a lively discussion and small group fellowship. 2021–2022 Upcoming Reads: September 13: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson October 11: Swede Hollow by Ola Larsmo November 15: The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper December 13: The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd January 10: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett February 7: The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton March 14: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett April TBD: Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker May 9: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict Contact: Mary Gustafson at mcgust104@gmail.com or 612.865.6711

Patio Crawl

Days/Times: Thursdays at 6:30 PM Sept. 16: Unmapped Brewery (14625 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka) Oct. 21: Boom Island (5959 Baker Rd #320, Minnetonka) Nov. 18: Wooden Hill (7421 Bush Lake Rd, Edina) Description: Looking for an easy way to connect with others from St. Andrew in a friendly and relaxed setting? In order for us to grow in our friendships and Christian faith, we are encouraged to engage with others from our church community. Join St. Andrew staff and other members and friends for casual conversation and easy discussion topics. No preparation is needed. Come as you are. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

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Be Still and Know…Beginning Yoga & Devotion

Age Range: Mixed adults Days/Times: Thursdays at 11:00 AM beginning Thursday, Sept. 23; 4th Thursdays of the month at 6:00 PM (Virtual only) Description: Open to adult men and women. Each session opens with scripture and closes with a devotion and prayer. No previous yoga experience necessary. Participants wear yoga type stretchy pants with a semi-fitted top that allows for movement, and bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Classes are taught by an experienced certified yoga instructor. You are welcome to come once, twice, or any time that works in your schedule. There is no charge for participation. Contact: Carole McMonigal at cmcmonigal@comcast.net

Prime Timers

Age Range: 55+ Mixed adults Days/Times: Varies Description: To provide FUN and educational monthly activities for seniors, including luncheons, outside speakers, trips to museums, theaters, and other fun places! Contact: Pastor Roger Schindel at rogschindel@comcast.net

Bread Baking 101

Age Range: Anyone with a curiosity for bread baking Days/Times: Saturdays beginning at 9:00 AM to approximately 12:30 PM over Zoom. Begins Saturday, September 18 Description: There is nothing like fresh baked bread. And it is even better shared with others. Join Pastor Peter Johnson and Pat Day (multiple ribbon winner at the Minnesota State Fair and experienced bread baking teacher) for three Saturday morning sessions this fall that will teach you all the essentials of a variety of breads—basic whole wheat, sweet and holiday breads, etc. Each session is over Zoom so that each participant can bake bread in their own kitchens. Pastor Peter and Pat will take you from A-Z in the whole process. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

Support Groups: Southwest Grief Coalition

Age Range: All ages Days/Times: A 7-week grief support group beginning Oct. 4 Description: Losing someone we love is one of life’s most challenging passages. The churches of the Southwest Grief Coalition have bound together to provide support and education for those who would like to come learn about the process of grief in a caring, supportive, and confidential setting. Learning about your grief leads to personal growth and healing. See the website (www.swgriefcoalition. org) for up to date information and registration details. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org


St. Andrew Lutheran Church Family-to-Family: NAMI Support Group

Age Range: Adults Days/Times: Thursday, September 16 and continues for eight consecutive Thursdays from 6:30–9:00 PM Description: Does your love one live with a Mental Illness? Leaning to cope with a family member with illness is a difficult and prolonged challenge for all families. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is an national organization whose programs and curriculums have assisted families with informative care and compassion for many years. In a sessions facilitated by trained and experienced NAMI counselors, including St. Andrew member Carol Webster, learn about mental illness, the brain, treatment, and resources to help a loved one living with a mental illness. Attendees will also build communication skills, reduce stress, find support, and discover the common Stages of Emotional Responses when supporting someone with a mental illness. Contact and registration: Carol Webster at 518-331-8099

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Age Range: 18 or older Days/Times: 1st Tues & 3rd Thurs of each month, 7:00–9:00 PM Description: This support group aims to provide a safe, accepting and non-judgmental place for people struggling with the challenge of suicide loss. Leadership of this support group have experienced personal loss of their own and have received specialized training. Contact: Tammy Sperr at tsperr@comcast.net and Cheryl Harjes at tcharjes@comcast.net

A More Just World All people are God’s children. The death of George Floyd and the aftermath reminds us there is still far too much injustice in our communities and in our world. We have work to do. Together, we will listen, learn, share, encourage, and act. We commit ourselves to this task for a more just world.

Seminars

Age Range: All Description: The beginning of the process of recognizing the needs of others in the world is to listen with an open and respectful mind and heart and then engage in thoughtful dialogue toward mutual understanding. St. Andrew commits itself to arranging opportunities to learn, grow and dialogue. Topics are not just race in America. Other areas to be explored are topics like the stigma of mental illness for individuals and families, human sexuality and the LGBTQ+ community, and ageism. Dates/Times: TBD Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org or Pastor Gail Bach at pastorgail@standrewlu.org

Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

Age Range: Adult and teenagers Description: St. Andrew began the process of using the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) last fall with an inaugural class of 80 participants. The instructional tool taken by 100,000s of worldwide helps individuals and organizations assess their ability to relate to, understand, and embrace differences (cultures and people) in our society. Pastor Peter Johnson and St. Andrew member Tova Werlinger have become certified as Qualified Administrators of the IDI. Individuals and groups at St. Andrew are invited to participate in this IDI process this fall. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

Service & Outreach H.O.M.E. Leaf Raking

Age Range: All ages Days/Times: Saturday, Nov. 6, 9:00 AM Description: Rake leaves for seniors in the West Metro that are connected with H.O.M.E., Senior Community Services Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

Forest Hills Elementary School (EP) Partnership Age Range: All ages Days/Times: Varies Description: St. Andrew’s church partnership with Forest Hills Elementary School in EP continues for its second year. During August, support a child by providing them with a backpack and school supplies distributed by the school social worker. Other projects of support and teacher appreciation are part of the partnership as we give our support to educators and students alike. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

PROP Food Drive

Age Range: All ages Days/Times: Congregation-wide food collection drives as well as other small group activities periodically throughout the year Description: Collect and deliver food donations for the PROP food shelf (propfood.org). Drives may include pre-packed bags for the congregation to donate, summer snack pack program, and financial donations. Contact: Norrie Simpson at norriebsimpson@gmail.com, Terrie Eggers at terrieeggers@icloud.com and Vickie Martin at martin.vickie@gmail.com.

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Our Ministries Seeds of Support: Mission Haiti

Age Range: All ages Days/Times: TBD Description: Since the Haitian earthquake in 2010, St. Andrew’s longterm partnership with Redemption Lutheran Church of Jacmel, Haiti has widened and deepened. Focusing on empowerment, sustainability, inclusiveness, vulnerability and mutuality, this mission has brought about nearly 30 mission trips. Many trips are geared toward families, creating a shared experience of retreat, experience in the global mission context, and service learning. We hope to resume mission trip travel again in 2022. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

Meals on Wheels

Age Range: Adults Days/Times: Lunch time (10:35 AM–12:00 PM) every month, volunteer for the day(s) that works for you during our week to drive Description: Deliver meals via car route to people living in Eden Prairie who have requested them through local operated Meals on Wheels. This ministry has been a lifesaver during the pandemic as it addressed the needs of the vulnerable. The ministry continues to be a strong impact. Contact: Sylvia Stephens at sstephens0829@gmail.com

Messiah Food Baskets

Age Range: All ages—families welcomed and encouraged Days/Times: Saturday morning before Thanksgiving (November 20), Christmas (December 18), and Easter (April 16, 2022) Description: Collate and distribute food bags containing the holiday meal ingredients through Community Bridge and Messiah Lutheran Church at the Center for Changing Lives on Park Avenue in Minneapolis. Contact: Kathy Olson at kathyolson39@hotmail.com

Holiday Giving

Age Range: All ages Days/Times: November and December Description: Each year, St. Andrew chooses several local ministries to support the community through Holiday Giving. Gifting others through these programs has stimulated generosity and service all over the metro area. Prior partners have included PROP’s $30 gift cards for clients, Cornerstone’s Holiday Store supporting families dealing with abuse, packing gift baskets supporting people dealing with cancer treatments (Baskets from JoJo), or the Zion Baptist Church Learning Pod helping neighborhood youth with school support during the pandemic. Holiday giving launches in November each year. If you would like to be part of the planning committee, let us know. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

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Habitat for Humanity

Age Range: 17 years old–adult Days/Times: Summers Description: Work side by side with fellow St. Andrew members constructing a Habitat for Humanity home. Light construction work is expected and training is provided. Habitat projects are great team building experiences and provide deep levels of fulfilment. Volunteers needed for full days, not partial days. Sign-ups will be available in late spring. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

Family Mission and Service Trips Seeds of Support: Mission Haiti

Age Range: All ages Days/Times: TBD Description: Since the Haitian earthquake in 2010, St. Andrew’s longterm partnership with Redemption Lutheran Church of Jacmel, Haiti has widened and deepened. Focusing on empowerment, sustainability, inclusiveness, vulnerability and mutuality, this mission has brought about nearly 30 mission trips. Many trips are geared toward families, creating a shared experience of retreat, experience in the global mission context, and service learning. We hope to resume mission trip travel again in 2022. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

Congregational Care Baptism

Age Range: Infants–adults Days/Times: Sunday mornings—see website for availability. Description: It is through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism that we are welcomed into Christ’s family. We welcome both young and old into the church through Baptism. Contact: Pastor Matthew Fleming at pastormatthew@standrewlu.org

Weddings

Days/Times: Agreed upon date Description: We are excited to offer to members as well as non-members our beautiful St. Andrew sanctuary for your wedding. The pastors, musicians, and other members of our faith community will assist you in preparation for this event. Pre-marriage ministry includes pre-marriage counseling. Detailed information can be found on our website at standrewlu.org. Contact: Kathie Radcliffe at kradcliffe@standrewlu.org


St. Andrew Lutheran Church Funerals

Description: At a person’s death, the church shares the grief of those who mourn, and remembers the brevity of life on earth. The St. Andrew staff will help you make arrangements and bring comfort to you. Contact: Please call the church office. If it is outside of normal office hours the phone message will give you an emergency contact number.

Funeral Reception Committee

Age Range: Adults & Teens Days/Times: When there is a funeral at St. Andrew, you will be emailed and invited to donate food and/or to help set up, serve or clean up the reception. Usually during day time hours. May be weekdays or weekends. Frequency varies. Help when you are available. Description: We have two teams. One team donates food for funeral receptions. The second team sets up the dining room, serves, and cleans up following a funeral reception. We invite you to join one or both teams. Note: The Funeral Reception Committee closely follows St. Andrew’s pandemic protocols and therefore demonstrates case-by-case flexibility in providing for the needs of families. Contact: Marcia Lund at rickmarcia@mac.com, Kathy Olson at kathyolson39@hotmail.com, Janet Riley at bronco5204@mac.com, and Mary Ann Smith at maryhdwe@comcast.net

Manna Meals

Age Range: Teenager–adult Days/Times: Flexible Description: Manna Meals are meals prepared by St. Andrew volunteers. These meals are prepared and delivered by our volunteers to members and friends of St. Andrew on a ‘as needed’ basis. (People recovering from illness, surgery, death of a loved one, birth of a baby, or simply recuperating at home from poor health may receive Manna Meals). If you are interested in joining the volunteer list to help provide these meals, please contact Pastor Roger. Contact: Pastor Roger Schindel at rogschindel@comcast.net

Hospitality Sunday Morning Hospitality: Coffee/Rolls

Age Range: Adults, parents and children, and confirmation age youth Days/Times: Once or twice a month for about 1 hour Description: To assist Sunday morning hospitality, help prepare, assist, serve, and provide light cleanup of coffee, rolls, and various refreshments. You support our Sunday Hospitality staff. Contact: Pastor Gail at pastorgail@standrewlu.org

Wednesday Meals

Age Range: Adults, parents and children, and confirmation age youth Days/Times: TBD Description: We are looking for volunteers to assist our caterer with Wednesday afternoon and evening hospitality with light preparations; including setting the serving table, serving the meal wiping tables, refilling food items, and light cleanup. Contact: Pastor Gail at pastorgail@standrewlu.org

Worship Quiet Bags Youth Team

Age Range: 5th–12th Grade and adult leaders Days/Times: Flexible, refresh Quiet Bags once or twice a month Description: To prepare and refresh the worship quiet bags for young children (6 months–5 years old). Bags are offered to families to use for these young children during the worship services. Periodically, we meet to make new items for the bags. Contact: Celeste Nitti at cnitti@standrewlu.org

Safety Team

Age Range: Adults Day/Times: Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings Description: This team is working to develop and implement safety procedures here at St. Andrew and especially for Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. These procedures cover everything from weather related incidents to health-related events. They also cover evacuation procedures as well as how to respond to an active shooter. This team is also responsible for developing and providing training to our safety volunteers. Contact: Pastor Gail Bach at pastorgail@standrewlu.org

Property & Administration Support Men’s Fix-it Team

Age Range: Adults Days/Times: 1st Thursday monthly at 9:00 AM in the Narthex. Contact Steve for when the group will begin meeting. Description: Provide a welcoming space for users of our building by joining a small group of people for fellowship, coffee and small scale building maintenance projects. Projects include repairing toys in our Childcare or Preschool rooms, assembling small pieces of furniture or equipment. Contact: Steve Starks at sstarks@standrewlu.org

Indoor/Outdoor Maintenance Team

Age Range: Adults Days/Times: Prime time for these projects is in the spring and fall, but there are always on-going projects available. Let us know you are interested and we will get you on our contact list for our next project. Description: Assists Building and Property Staff in completing various maintenance projects both indoors and outdoors. These projects include such things as painting classrooms, striping our parking lot, and landscape clean-up and work. Contact: Steve Starks at sstarks@standrewlu.org

Offering Counters

Age Range: Adults Days/Times: Mondays from 8:30–10:30 AM when needed. Description: These volunteers gather in the Conference Room to count and record our weekly offerings. Holidays and other special weekends often require additional help and time. We provide calculators, pens, paper, coffee, and yummy treats! Contact: John Nolan at jnolan@standrewlu.org

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Our Ministries Office Volunteers

Age Range: Adults Days/Times: Office volunteers are able to work at their own pace and time. Let us know you are interested and we will contact you when there is a need. Description: Assists our office staff with a variety of administrative projects throughout the year. Projects include filing, data entry, copying, and stuffing/sealing envelopes for bulk mailing. Contact: Kathie Radcliffe at kradcliffe@standrewlu.org

Church Committees Benevolence Fund Committee

Description: The Benevolence Committee is an appointed team of leaders responsible for overseeing St. Andrew’s Benevolence Fund. Funded by congregational offering, the Benevolence Fund supports extraordinary missions either inside or outside the church. Applicants showing Christian service and growth in financial giving are encouraged. Generally, the Benevolence Fund supports projects and partnerships that are on-going in nature. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

Mission Endowment Fund Committee

Description: The Endowment Committee is an appointed team of leaders responsible for overseeing the St. Andrew Endowment Fund. Created by proceeds from the sale of St. Andrew’s West campus, contributions to the fund may be made by members and friends of St. Andrew to support the broader mission of the church. The Endowment Fund supports new and unique ministry initiatives within the church, local community, and synod, as well as global initiatives. Generally, grants are provided for one-time or start-up funding, not ongoing partnerships and operations. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

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Congregation Council

Days/Times: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30–9:00 PM Description: The Congregation Council, elected by the Congregation, has general oversight of the life and activities of this congregation in accordance with our governing documents and the ELCA. Contact: Pastor David Lillejord at pastorlillejord@standrewlu.org

Staff Support Committee

Days/Times: Meets about four times each year Description: Appointed by the Congregation Council, the Staff Support Committee exists to support the development and ongoing performance of the staff at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. Contact: Pastor Gail Bach at pastorgail@standrewlu.org

Finance Team

Days/Times: Meets upon request Description: Those with special gifts and interests in the financial matters at St. Andrew, the Finance Team exists to support and guide the financial processes, procedures, and decisions of the finance staff and Congregation Council. Additionally, this Team reviews the financial statements of the congregation at least annually. Contact: Pastor Gail Bach at pastorgail@standrewlu.org


St. Andrew Lutheran Church Meet the Ministry Staff Pastor David Lillejord

Burke Hancer

Pastor Gail Bach

TJ Helgren

Pastor Matthew Fleming

Tim Graf

Pastor Peter Johnson

Melanie Eggers

Pastor Roger Schindel

Kathi Wieman

Senior Pastor pastorlillejord@standrewlu.org 952.697.7112

Pastor of Stewardship & Evangelism pastorgail@standrewlu.org 952.697.7115

Pastor of Teaching & Young Adults pastormatthew@standrewlu.org 952.697.7107

Pastor of Service & Small Groups pastorpeter@standrewlu.org 952.697.7113

Visitation Pastor rogschindel@comcast.net 612.991.2541

Camp Coordinator bhancer@standrewlu.org 952.697.7118

High School Coordinator thelgren@standrewlu.org 952.697.7110

Worship & Music Coordinator tgraf@standrewlu.org 952.697.712

Childcare Director meggers@standrewlu.org 952.697.7130

Preschool Director kwieman@standrewlu.org 952.697.7132

Sarah Dorr

Children’s Ministry Coordinator sdorr@standrewlu.org 952.697.7106

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