Events Calendar

Events Calendar

February 2023

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Events

Let’s TP EP: PROP Paper Product Drive

Our neighbors through PROP need our help. Let’s TP-EP! Our PROP drive at St. Andrew will collect paper products (toilet paper, paper towels and tissue) to wrap EP with our care and support. The approximate circumference of Eden Prairie is 24 miles. It takes 70 jumbo toilet paper packs to wrap the city. It take 211 jumbo paper towel packs. How many times can we go around the city with our donations?! Beginning on Sunday, February 5 through Sunday, February…

Pastor’s Thursday AM Study

Ages: Adults Description: A Bible study led by the pastors to foster community, spiritual growth, and prayer support. Join us even if you have not yet participated. Drop-ins are always welcome. No experience necessary. Making Sense of Martin Luther by Pastor David Lose Description: Join a St. Andrew pastor and other friends of St. Andrew for weekly discussion on a book relevant to Christian living in today’s world. In our upcoming new session beginning Thursday, November 3rd at 9AM, we…

Women of the Word—PM

Age Range: Adult women Description: The group will begin Fierce: Women of the Bible Who Changed the World by Jennifer Cowart on Thursday, September 15th. The word ‘fierce’ is used to describe women who are extreme athletes, high-level executives, and event supermodels. Women at the top of their game and making a difference in the world. The Bible is filled with great as well as lesser women who make changes in the world no matter their stature. Join us for…

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. 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…

Pickleball for Beginners

Dates: Age Range: 10 years old to adult Come join the fun! Like tennis, learn to play this growing-in-popularity sport. Curt and Bob have years of experience in the sport. In this introductory session (or those with basic experience), you will be taught the basics and get some hands-on practice. We will be setting up two pickleball courts in the gym at St. Andrew. What do you need? No paddles or balls are needed. Just wear athletic shoes, dress for…

Worship

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.   At the 9:00 AM service, communion is celebrated first and third Sunday of the month. Sunday 10:30 AM | Contemporary We are excited to…

Sunday School

Age Range: 3 years old–5th grade Sunday Mornings will be centered on Love God. In Sunday School, we are going to experience the Wonder of God and God’s promises, love, and joy for us! This will happen through engaging activities, curious questions, and crafty fun! We will be meeting in groups and getting back into the small group tradition we know and love! There will be music. There will be Bible stories. There will be learning. Most of all, there will…

Job Transition Support

Just starting the search for a new company or not having your current job search efforts work the way you want them to go? How do you find jobs that are not advertised? What are the best ways to network? One of our members, Rich Gruenhagen, is available to help provide direction and support in getting your search process moving forward. Please plan to join a virtual meeting on the second Monday of September, October, and November at 10:00AM. Contact:…

River Valley Alcohol Anonymous Group

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial and apolitical. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. Welcome to all who are in need. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson

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. Contact: Pastor Gail Bach

Women of the Word—AM

Age Range: Adult Women You are invited to join us on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 AM for an interactive bible study and small group experience! We will begin with the second season of The Chosen, a groundbreaking television series about the life of Jesus. You do not need to have watched the first season, or have participated in last year’s study, but you can find The Chosen Season One on Peacock, YouTube, and also on The Chosen App; all of…

Wednesday Night Dinners

Wednesday Night Meals have begun! Put down the fry pan and join us on Wednesday evenings between 5:00–7:00 PM for stress-free, delicious dinners and wonderful community. Meals will always include the entre, side(s), salad bar, dessert and beverage.

Ring of Fire

Age Range: 4th & 5th grade Description: Ring of Fire is a handbell experience for 4th and 5th graders focused on learning the basics of handbell technique. This choir is a great opportunity to make friends at church, learn a new instrument and grow your musical gifts! Ring of Fire will perform 2-3 times throughout the year in worship, including at the Sunday school Christmas program. No experience is necessary-everyone is welcome! Contact: Linnae Stole

Shine (K-3rd Graders)

Wednesday Nights are centered around Love People. This is a time for community, connection, friendship and fellowship! We are going to play high energy games, have creative competitions, silly challenges and lots of laughs with friends, old and new! We’ll probably even get messy. There will be opportunities for service events to Love People outside of our community as well.  If you’re looking for something fun to do, Wednesday Night is the place for you! Contact: Shawna Berg

Thrive (4th & 5th Graders)

Wednesday Nights are centered around Love People. This is a time for community, connection, friendship and fellowship! We are going to play high energy games, have creative competitions, silly challenges and lots of laughs with friends, old and new! We’ll probably even get messy. There will be opportunities for service events to Love People outside of our community as well.  If you’re looking for something fun to do, Wednesday Night is the place for you! Contact: Shawna Berg

Peace bRingers

Age Range: 6th–12th Grade Peace bRingers is a handbell choir for middle and high school students. We are a group that loves to have fun together while also making beautiful music! This group will explore both basic and advanced musical and handbell techniques and work on growing as an ensemble through the year. Peace bRingers performs 5-6 times throughout the year in worship, and with the possibility of one outside performance as a service opportunity. Prior handbell experience is not…

Starlite Singers

Age Range: 3-year-olds–kindergarten Description: Starlite Singers welcomes the youngest children (3-year-olds–kindergarten) 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. Contact: Hannah Fleming

Sonshine Singers

Age Range: 1st–5th Grade Description: Sonshine Singers is an exciting and energetic children’s choir for 1st–5th Graders. Singers learn age-appropriate choral singing basics in a nurturing and fun environment. Kids will make new friends and have a blast with Jill Boyd. The choir sings during worship approximately once a month. Contact: Jill Boyd

Spirit Singers

Age Range: 6th–9th grade Description: The Spirit Singers, ages 6th-9th grade, 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. Contact: Sarah Gilbertson

Religions Next Door

Join us Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM. Program begins Wednesday, February 1 for three weeks. Description: We live in a multi-faith world! What might we learn as we encounter the religions right next door. For three weeks, we’ll learn about Muslim and Jewish faith and practice from our in-house Islam expert, Pastor Peter, Pastor Matthew, special guests, and conversation with one another. For many traveling to the Holy Land this spring, this is essential preparation to encounter the rich multi-religious…

Bells of Joy

Age Range: Adult 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

Canticle Choir

The Canticle Choir singers lead the congregation at two 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

Wednesday Night Youth Group (WNYG)

High Schoolers are welcome to join in on fellowship and discussion every Wednesday night. Topics can range from Bible studies and social issues in a relaxed environment where everyone is always welcomed. For more information contact Brent Haglund.

Loom Knitting Class

Upcoming Loom Knitting Session Thursday, Feb. 16 & Thursday, Feb. 23 | 6:30 PM Are you interested in a class to knit hats for others? Interested in learning new loom knitting techniques? Members of a small group at St. Andrew invite you to participate in this easy-to-learn knitting process that also serves as a good chance to connect with others from church as well as donate the hats to people in need. Contact: Vickie Martin at martin.vickie@gmail.com

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 Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:30 PM: Chanhassen Brewing Company Contact:…

Sat. AM Men’s Group

Age Range: 25-70-something-aged dads Description: With so many places to go and things to do, it is often hard to take time for yourself. We want to gather men together to share experiences and wisdom about life and being a good dad, husband and Christian. The group uses various faith-based resources to stimulate conversation and learning. We provide men with networking and relationship-building opportunities, giving one another a source of support, laughter, and a chance to share their faith. Contact:…

3rd Sat. Women’s Bible Study

Age Range: Adult women 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

Youth Snow Tubing

All middle and high schoolers (6th-12th graders) are invited to snow tubing on Saturday, February 18! Join us for 2 hours of tubing at Elm Creek Park Reserve from 4 to 6 pm. Included in your participation fee is the cost of the tubing ticket, along with transportation to and from Elm Creek. There will also be snacks available. If you are interested in taking the bus to Elm Creek, please arrive at St. Andrew by 3:15 PM.

60+ Followers

Age Range: 60+ 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! We will be reading the book Finding God Faithful by Kelly Minter. Contact: Grace Stewart

Untapping Faith

Are you a young adult looking for a way to connect with others while diving deeper into different faith topics? Then, join us the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:30PM at a different brewery for fellowship and faithful conversations on topics you are most interested in discussing. Upcoming Locations Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7:30 PM: Fat Pants Brewing Contact: Pastor Sarah Fike

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, February 22 — “Unfinished: Out of the Depths” 7:30 AM, 12:00, 5:30 (Wiggle & Worship), 7:00 PM Ash Wednesday is not only the start of Lent, but it is also a unique day in the life of the church when we focus on our mortality and our deep need for God’s grace and forgiveness because of our sin and our brokenness.  Come and join us for worship as we begin a new sermon series called “Unfinished: Out of…

The Check-In

Does your life include the swirls and lulls of teen energy?  Check-in with other parents to ground yourself, as together we navigate dynamic stages and situations as parents of teens. For 30 minutes every other week, we’ll pause, reflect and occasionally share our insights as we do quick-dives into topics chosen to create the deeper awareness and loving community we sometimes need as parents. There’s space for you, so please join us at The Check-In! Contacts: Juli Hermanson and Kathryn Hernke

Outside the Lines Small Group

Outside the Lines is a small group learning together about how we as individuals, families and the church can be a fully welcoming congregation by including the LGBTQ+ communities. Join leader Josh Eidem and others for Wednesday night supper (6:30–7:25 PM) and conversation the first Wednesdays of the month starting October 5. We will provide resources for discussion. No preparation is required, but feel free to come with questions. Contact: Josh Eidem