Events Calendar

Events Calendar

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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. 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…

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

Worship Sunday

Worship Sundays are on the first Sunday of each month where children are invited to worship with their families. Sunday School will not happen on these days. But children will have so many special opportunities instead! Children alone or along with their families will have the opportunity to greet, usher, serve communion or read the scripture. Worship bulletins designed just for children will be provided to help children get the most out of the service. Contact: Sarah Dorr

High School Bible Study

Ages: 9th–12th Grade 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. This is your chance to grow deeper in your faith and have fun while doing it. Contact: TJ Helgren

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