Events Calendar

Events Calendar

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PROP Personal Care Drive

St. Andrew Lutheran Church’s partnership with PROP continues this fall with a Personal Item drive to support our neighbors in need. Between Sunday, October 10th and Friday, October 22nd we are collecting personal care items for families and individuals. Please use the following shopping list of preferred items: Shampoo/conditioner Tooth paste Tooth brushes Deodorant Razors Body wash Feminine Pads/Tampons Diapers and Pull-ups (boys and girls):12-24 monthsT2-T3T3-T4T4-T5Size 6 Donations can be brought to St. Andrew during normal business hours of the…

Suffering with Pastor Lillejord

Pastor Lillejord will lead a group through one of his all-time favorite books from one of his all-time favorite professors—The Rev. Dr. Daniel Simundson—Where is God in my Suffering? Even though Dr. Simundson was very smart, he wrote in a way that was so very relatable and incredibly straightforward. This will be a five-week series. We will read and then discuss the contents of this remarkable book. The size of the group will be limited to 20 people. The reason—we…

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…

Movie Night

Join us for Coco! We will be having a movie night on our giant inflatable movie screen! There will be popcorn, hot chocolate and Hawaiian Shaved Ice. We will enjoy watching Coco and getting in the Halloween spirit. It all starts at 6:30 PM, be sure to bring chairs and blankets for the movie and anything else you need. The Hawaiian Shaved Ice is available for purchase, around 5 dollars. Contact: TJ Helgren or Sarah Dorr

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

Grace Notes (Intro to Handbells)

Age Range: Adult 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

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…

Patio Crawl

Age Range: Adults 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. Upcoming Locations Oct. 21: Boom Island (5959 Baker Rd #320, Minnetonka)…

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,…

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 and Cheryl Harjes

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 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…


Worship Times & Format Sunday 9:00 AM | Traditional  Familiar hymns and liturgy bring a sense of tradition at this service. Our 9:00 AM service music uses a spirited approach with a wide variety of hymns, liturgical music, and anthems that often draw from many musical styles: classical, spirituals, gospel, jazz, and both historic and contemporary hymnody.   Sunday 10:30 AM | Blended Our worship music style at this service utilizes both the best of today’s contemporary Christian music and the familiar…

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…

Southwest Grief Coalition

Age Range: Adults Description: The death of a loved one is one of life’s most challenging passages one can experience. The churches of the Southwest Grief Coalition have bound together to provide support and education for those who would like to learn about the process of grief in a caring, supportive, and confidential setting. Learning about your grief leads to personal growth and healing. For up to date information and registration details visit the Southwest Grief Coalition website. Contact: Pastor…

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

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

Wednesday Night Dinners

It has been almost two years since we have been able to offer meals on Wednesday evenings at St. Andrew. But beginning Wednesday, September 29th, our Wednesday meals will be returning. We will be trying a couple new vendors this fall as well as bringing back a few of your favorites. The punch card system will be our preferred way to pay for the meals again this year, but we will also have the kiosk available for those “I forgot…

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 Room 208 at 5:30-5:45 PM to blast into the Bible and pray. Then we’ll move to the Gym to play games to from 5:45-6:00 PM. St. Andrew is following the Eden Prairie School District’s COVID-19 Plan and will proceed with the same protocols. We…

Bible & Boogie

Age Range: Kindergarten–2nd graders Description: Bible and Boogie is a children’s group designed for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders. Children will have fun the Gym where they will boogie and play games from 5:30-5:45 PM. Then we’ll move into Room 208 while digging into a Bible story and praying together from 5:45-6:00 PM. St. Andrew is following the Eden Prairie School District’s COVID-19 Plan and will proceed with the same protocols. We will keep you informed as changes may happen. Cost: $15 for…

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

LGBTQ+ and the Church

A More Just World: LGBTQ+ and the Church Join pastors and St. Andrew members to hear stories of affirming, welcoming and loving LGBTQ+ people in the church. Contact: Pastor Peter or Pastor Gail

Virtual 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 6:00 PM session is available online only…

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


Join us at St. Andrew on Friday, October 29th from 5:30-6:30 PM in the lower parking lot for trunk-or-treating and a bonfire. This event is FREE, invite friends and family! DECORATE YOUR TRUNK. We strongly encourage every car to decorate their car trunk for Halloween and bring candy or something to hand out to the children who are trunk-or-treating. The best decorated trunk will win a prize! Since the children are trunk-or-treating, have your child dressed up in their Halloween…

Bread Baking 101

Always wanted to learn to bake bread? Want to develop a range of bread recipes from soda, wheat, sweet bread Challah? Pat Day (Minnesota State Fair ribbon-winning baker) and Pastor Peter return for another season of baking classes over Zoom that allows for all participants to bake from their own kitchens and interact with the instructors. Join us! Our plan this fall is to introduce and bake together three different breads. Participate in one, two or all three sessions. Participate…

Reformation Sunday

The Rev. Dr. Hans Wiersma will be preaching at St. Andrew on Reformation Sunday. Dr. Wiersma is a very highly respected author and scholar of Martin Luther. Dr. Wiersma has a Ph.D. in Church History from Luther Seminary and is a Professor of Religion at Augsburg College. Join us for worship at 9:00 or 10:30 AM.

50+ Followers

Age Range: 55+ Aged women 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 or Nicki Mlynar

Chat N’ Chew

Description: Join all of your pastors for time to Chat N’ Chew. Breakfast snacks (donuts, bagels, and breads) and Eden Prairie’s best coffee will be provided. Conversation will be had. And we’ll even leave you with something spiritual—a devotion for your day and your week. We hope you’ll join us for a time to check-in, hear some good news, and connect with other people from the congregation. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson

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

H.O.M.E. Leaf Raking

What better way to spend a sunny, beautiful fall day than with family & friends outside among all the brightly colored leaves? Seniors in our community need the help! Come join other volunteers from your St. Andrew family helping senior members of our community for a morning of leaf raking. We will be helping the HOME program (Household & Outside Maintenance for Elderly) on Saturday, November 6th beginning at 9AM. Volunteers will bring the muscle and their rakes, the people…

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