Events Calendar

Events Calendar

April 2024

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Events

Camp In (High School Lock-In)

This Spirit in the Pines themed Lock in is a chance for high schoolers to do Camp activities at St. Andrew and even have a campfire! The event starts on April 12 at 6 PM and ends the following morning. We will have dinner, snacks, and breakfast for them. Cost: $25 dollars per person. All are welcome and any High Schoolers are welcome to attend. Contact: Caleb Wragge

Sat. AM Men’s Bible Study

Age Range: Adult men 40+ 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 104+)…

Pickleball for Beginners

Age Range: 10 years old to adult Times: 9:00 am – 10:30 AM and 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Come join the fun! Like tennis, learn to play this growing-in-popularity sport. Curt, Tom, 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?…

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 on the first and third Sunday of the month. Sunday 10:30 AM | Contemporary We are…

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…

Parents Vs Goliath : Parents of High Schoolers Group

In the story of David and Goliath, David was in a fight against Goliath, a giant man feared by many. David trusted in his own abilities to overcome this giant of a person. In our Group we are here to overcome the “Giants” of raising a teen. Whether it is connecting with your child, navigating social media, or just talking with other parents. We are here to support each other and build each other up. This is a judgment free…

Bible Study and Board Games

Every Sunday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. We will be exploring popular Bible stories, parables and see how they apply to our lives as young adults. The hope is that this is a time you can relax and learn before the work week starts back up. You do not need to have anything prepared just come as you are. Contact: Caleb Wragge

St. Andrew Book Group

First or Second Monday of the month at 1:00 – 7:00 PM , September–May Book Group meetings are held in Room 207 at St. Andrew. Participants are welcome on a regular or drop-in basis. Please join us for a lively discussion and small group fellowship. Contact: Mary Gustafson | 612.865.6711

Southwest Grief Coalition

Losing someone we love is one of life’s most challenging passages. The churches of the Southwest Grief Coalition have bound together to provide support and education for those who would like to come learn about the process of grief in a caring, supportive, and confidential setting. Learning about your grief leads to personal growth and healing. See the website (www.swgriefcoalition.org) for up to date information and registration details. Host: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie See www.swgriefcoalition.org for information and to…

SW Grief Coalition

Losing someone we love is one of life’s most challenging passages. The churches of the Southwest Grief Coalition are working together to provide faith-based support and education for those who are grieving. Learning about this process of grief, along with sharing our experience in a caring, supportive, and confidential setting, helps us to cope and leads to personal growth and healing. The next six-week session begins on Monday, April 15, at St. Hubert Catholic Community in Chanhassen, MN. Each session…

Monday Evening Men’s Group

Meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month 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…

River Valley Alcoholics 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

Basketball (16+)

Join members and friends of St. Andrew for a friendly game of basketball and fellowship in the St. Andrew gym. Men and women are welcome. It is a great way to stay in shape, meet some new people, and bond over a shared interest in the sport. If interested, sign up on church website or contact Mark Domyahn so that he can be in touch with you. Bring a friend! Contact: Mark Domyahn

Band of Brothers

Age Range: Mixed men 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 Come for a lively discussion as we dive into the Word of God using books written by a variety of authors. These studies continue all year long and we often use Bible study materials to help us in our conversation. Come as your schedule permits. Starting February 28 Early Risers Bible Study – Acts: Catching Up with the Spirit Come for a lively discussion as we dive into the Word of God using books written by a…

AM 6th/7th Grade Confirmation Class

Our 6th-7th graders will participate in large group learning, small group discussion and relationship building, and experiences that will help develop their faith. Contact: Pastor Sarah Fike

Women of the Word—AM

Age Range: Adult Women A women’s Bible study of faith and fellowship. Each week includes large group lecture, small group discussion and weekly homework assignments. Each small group includes both in person and virtual options via Teams. For beginners through advanced! Our new study, “Mysteries of the Messiah” will begin on February 15 and go through April 19, 2023. In this DVD Bible study, Messianic Rabbi Jason Sobel helps you understand how the Bible fits together as a whole to…

PM 6th/7th Grade Confirmation Class

4:45-5:45 pm, & 7-8 pm Our 6th-7th graders will participate in large group learning, small group discussion and relationship building, and experiences that will help develop their faith.  Contact: Pastor Sarah Fike

Wednesday Night Dinners

Have you ever considered St. Andrew a home away from home? A place you are nourished well in all ways? Where friendships are fostered, and family is infinite within the body of Christ? Bring this reality to life at St. Andrew’s Wednesday Night Dinners. Be fed home-cooked meals made by our very own Teresa Swanson-Rostad. Join other individuals and families on-the-go, taking a moment over a meal to relish in a conversation or two that extends beyond “Good Morning”. Come…

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: Caleb…

Ring of Fire

All choirs run September – May. Age Range: 4th & 5th grade 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

8th Grade Confirmation Class

8th Grade Confirmation students will meet 2x a month (5:15-6:15pm) from Sept-Dec and then continue meeting in Jan-May with their mentor, gather for monthly check-ins with Pastor Sarah, and one final weekend Confirmation retreat at Spirit in the Pines before the Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation Service). Contact: Pastor Sarah Fike

Shine

Ages: K – 5th 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:…

Grace Notes (Intro to Handbells)

All choirs run September – May. Age Range: Adults St. Andrew member Vicki Grant will be leading Intro to Handbells for beginning handbell ringers. No experience with handbells is required but attendees should be able to read music. Adults welcome. Contact: Vicki Grant

Peace Ringers

All choirs run September – May. Age Range: 6th–12th Grade Peace Ringers 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 Ringers performs 5-6 times throughout the year in worship, and with the possibility of one outside performance as a service…

Starlight Singers

All choirs run September – May. Age Range: 3-year-olds–kindergarten Description: Starlight Singers welcomes the youngest children 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. Contact: Hannah Fleming

Sonshine Singers

All choirs run September – May. Age Range: 1st–5th Grade Description: Sonshine Singers is an exciting and energetic children’s choir. 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

Sustainability 101: Making reuse, recycling, and composting work for you

Living out our faith in daily life also means being good stewards to the environment. Join St. Andrew members Carolyn Wieland and Jim Nehl as they share tips and answer your questions about reuse, recycling, and composting! By making changes to your daily actions, you’ll move toward a greener, more sustainable lifestyle. Carolyn and Jim both serve on the Eden Prairie Sustainability Commission. Carolyn is also a Hennepin County Community Recycling Ambassador and Jim is a member of Wild Ones…

Spirit Singers

All choirs run September – May. Age Range: 6th–12th grade The Spirit Singers sing approximately once a month in worship and for special services like Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve. Spirit Singers is a great place to sing with friends, serve God, and to make music with a top notch director. Occasionally, they combine with the Canticle Choir, Sonshine Singers, and Starlite Singers. Contact: Sarah Gilbertson

Bells of Joy

All choirs run September – May. Age Range: Adult This 5-octave handbell choir for adults meets once a week to rehearse and plays in worship about once a month. Bells of Joy is a small group opportunity for those who enjoy praising God through music. Ringing experience is helpful in this advanced bell choir. 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

Pastor’s Book Study: Everybody, Always

Connecting with each other in meaningful conversation can make your day more meaningful. One dynamic and welcoming small group at St. Andrew is the Pastor’s Book Study. Alternating between St. Andrew pastors, share in conversation, learning and community building as we read and discuss Last Standing Woman. In this highly anticipated 25th anniversary edition of her debut novel, Winona LaDuke weaves a nonlinear narrative of struggle and triumph, resistance and resilience, spanning seven generations of the White Earth Anishinaabe people.…

Be Still and Know…Beginning Yoga & Devotion

Most Thursdays at 9:30 AM through May either in person(St. Andrew, Room 206) or on Zoom. Contact Carole to be placed on the email list to receive updates on dates and locations. This is an open group and welcomes new participants each week. 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 bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Classes are taught by…

Women of the Word—PM

Age Range: Adult women Join us for a women’s Bible study of faith and fellowship using lessons and small group discussions. For beginners and advanced! All women are welcome, members and nonmembers. We will be studying the book of Ruth by Kelly Mintner. Our 13-week study on the book “When You Pay” begins January 11th. Contact: Karen Willyard | (952) 937-2722

Patio Crawl

Age Range: Adults 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 Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson

Band of Sisters

Age Range: 30–50-Something aged women 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: Kimberly Nelson

Men Who Love Old Cars

Old Cars Men’s Group is meant to merge together interest in refurbished old cars and the faith we share. Join classic car enthusiast David Lerseth (a retired ELCA pastor) for monthly gatherings at St. Andrew to share your car and discuss basic Christian teaching and spirituality through easy conversation. And we always have coffee, juice, and donuts. Contact: David Lerseth

Church Anew: Renew 2024

Sunday, April 21 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Monday, April 22 – 9:00am – 4:30pm Do the scriptures resonate today? Are you tired of the Bible being wielded like a weapon? Can the Bible still open hearts weary from a world that quickly devolves to violence? Is it still possible to hear clearly the voice of the Spirit who cries out from the dusty pages of this ancient book? We will be surrounded by voices who articulate the fresh ways…

Wine and Fellowship

This event is for 21+ Join St. Andrew friends for an evening of tasting wines from around the world. Wine aficionados Dave Allen and Pastor Matthew Fleming will lead this group by sampling a wide variety of domestic and international wines and facilitating conversation and collegiality for all. Non-alcoholic offerings are always present for any who refrain from alcohol. Participants are invited to bring an appetizer or salad to share. Cost: $10 per person.  Please register by Tuesday, October 24.  Cost: $10 per person…

Loom Knitting Class and Gathering

Those with no loom knitting experience along with experienced loom knitters are invited to gather on the dates noted below for an easy-to-learn hat knitting class and connect with others from St. Andrew. Beginner knitters will be provided the loom, tools, yarn, and instructions to knit a hat that will be donated to charity. Beginners will complete the brim of a hat, and will knit the balance of the hat on their own at home. At the next gathering you will remove the hat from the…

Serve and Play Release Day

Time/Date: May 3rd from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Ages: Kindergarten-5th Graders Schools out on May 3rd for Eden Prairie  – so join us for our Serve and Play Release Day!  We will meet at St. Andrew in the morning for a service project and games and a devotion with our Spirit in the Pines Camp Camp Counselors.  Then we will enjoy a pizza lunch and fun at Urban Air Trampoline Park in Plymouth.  Open to kids in Kindergarten-5th grade and High…

Parent’s Night Out

Kids 5th grade and younger are invited to join the Children’s Ministry Staff and camp counselors for dinner, games, crafts, a bibles lesson and a movie! All families who sign up will need to volunteer to one month (November-May) but then can enjoy a night out the other six months!  Parent’s Night Out will happen every First Friday of the month!  The fee of $20 for one child or $30 for 2 or more children to help cover costs of…