Events Calendar

Events Calendar

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Sunday Worship

St. Andrew has in-person worship on Sunday mornings. Communion is served on the first and third Sunday of the month. More details needed

Sunday School

Age Range: 3 years old–5th grade Description: Welcome back to Sunday School! This past year has brought upon us a lot of change… whether we were ready for it or not. Due to the many changes and continuous change Sunday School is going to look different this school year. We are so excited to bring our families something new and fun! We will begin our program in the gym in a large group to read, discuss or watch our Bible story of…

Rally Sunday

Rally Weekend marks the start of fall programming for people at St. Andrew. And for those who really love rallies, this year there will be not one, not two, but THREE Rally Weekends. That’s right! Sunday, September 12, 9:00 & 10:30 AM Rally Sunday #1 | Celebrating Small Groups with Elliott Meier’s famous Caramel Rolls. It will be your chance to reconnect with some of your friends you haven’t seen since pre-COVID and to meet staff members old and new…

Prime Timers Kickoff Program

Age Range: 62+ Mixed adults Description: Please wear a mask. Hear about what this senior group we call Prime Timers is all about, how you can be a part of it, & what programs we’re planning for 2021-2022. Also, enjoy our featured speaker, Pastor Matthew Fleming who has grown our online Church Anew teaching ministry by 2700%. Pastor Matthew will speak on “What are the challenges & opportunities of the Online Church? Will it help the church, will it expand…

Band of Brothers

Age Range: Mixed men 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

Early Risers Bible Study

Age Range: Mixed adults 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

Sewing the Word

Age Range: Adult women 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

Women of the Word—AM

Age Range: Adult Women Description: Women of the Word’s first study is The CHOSEN – What Does It Mean to Be Chosen. During this study we will watch the groundbreaking television series about the life of Jesus and complete the official companion study to season 1. Being chosen by Jesus has beautiful and far-reaching implications – although it says even more about the chooser than the chosen. We are loved because He’s love. We are saved because He’s merciful. We…

Peace bRingers

Age Range: 8th–12th Grade 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

Bible Blasters

Age Range: 3rd–5th Grade Description: Bible Blasters is a great way for older children, 3rd through 5th graders, to connect with one another and God! Children should bring their Bibles, curiosity, questions and friends. We will start in the gym at 5:30-5:45 PM to play games. Then move to Room 208 to blast into the Bible and pray from 5:45-6:00 PM. We will have an Open House the week before programing starts, the 22nd, for families and children to get acquainted again…

Bible & Boogie

Age Range: Pre-K through 2nd graders 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 PM in Room 208. Then move into the gym where they will boogie and play games from 5:45-6:00 PM. We will have an Open House the week before programing starts, the 22nd, for families and children to get acquainted again with what we offer on Wednesday…

Ring of Fire

Age Range: 4th–7th Grade 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

Sonshine Singers

Age Range: 1st–5th Grade 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

Spirit Singers

Age Range: 6th–9th Grade 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

Bells of Joy

Age Range: High school–adult 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

Wednesday Night Youth Group

Ages: 9th–12th Grade 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 Instagram or join our WNYG groupme for the latest updates. Contact: TJ…

Canticle Choir

Age Range: Adults 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

Pastor’s Thursday AM Study

Ages: Adults 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…

Yoga & Devotions

Ages: Adults Description: 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 have 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. The 11:00 AM session is available in person…

Women of the Word—PM

Age Range: Adult women 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

Family-to-Family: NAMI Support Group

Age Range: Adults 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,…

Fore! the Guys

Fore! the Guys Golf Retreat Age Range: Adult Men Description: Consider yourself formally invited by Pastor Lillejord & Burke Hancer, to this year’s “Fore! The Guys Golf Retreat” at Spirit in the Pines Camp. This year’s retreat will be October 1–3, 2021. There will be a Friday morning golf option on the way up to camp as well as a Sunday option heading home. Saturday will feature a golf scramble and great opportunities to laugh and enjoy each other’s company! Mark your…

Band of Sisters

Age Range: 30–50-Something aged women 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. Childcare provided for a small fee. Contact: Kate Neiss

Sat. AM Dad’s Group

Age Range: 25-70-something-aged dads 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 or Bill McMonigal

Sat. AM Men’s Bible Study

Age Range: Adult men 40+ 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…