Events Calendar

Events Calendar

January 2023

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Events

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

Sewing the Word

Age Range: Adult women Description: Would you like to learn how to quilt or how to help with the quilt group? We can use help with cutting, pinning, press¬ing, 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 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…

Experienced Knitters Loom Knitting Hat Class

Upcoming Experienced Loom Knitting Session Wednesday, Feb. 1 | 1:00 PM For knitters who’ve knitted a few hats, join us on February 1 from 1:00-2:30 PM to learn a new technique: the linen stitch. To learn more about this class and to sign up please click the link below. Contact: Vickie Martin at martin.vickie@gmail.com

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…

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

Outside the Lines: Savvy Ally

Outside the Lines Support Group 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+ community. Join leader Josh Eidem and others at 6:30PM for conversation and support. Beginning Wednesday, February 1, 2023, we are reading Savvy Ally: A Guide to Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate. Copies of the book are available for $16 at the Reception Desk. To get on the email list, please…

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.

Pastor’s Book Study Reads Kate Bowler’s ‘No Cure for Being Human’

Everyone wants to believe that they are headed toward good, better, best. But what happens when the life you hoped for is put on hold indefinitely? In No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear), New York Times bestselling author Kate Bowler mines the wisdom (and absurdity) of today’s “best life now” advice industry, which insists on exhausting positivity and on trying to convince us that we can out-eat, out-learn, and out-perform our humanness. Bowler grapples…

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 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:…

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…