Events Calendar

Events Calendar

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Events

Be Still and Know…Beginning Yoga & Devotion

Most Thursdays at 10:30 AM beginning September 21 through May either in person or on Zoom. Contact Carole to be placed on the email list to receive updates on dates and times. Open to adult men and women. 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…

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. This is a 7 session study. We split each week in two so this will be a 13 week study for our group. Contact: Karen Willyard | (952) 937-2722

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

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…

Job Transition Support

Age Range: 18 or older Are you in one of the following situations: Just starting to look for your first job or been out of the work environment for awhile? Are your current search efforts not working out the way you hoped? Not pleased with your current job and not sure how to start a search process? One of our members, Rich Gruenhagen, is available to help provide direction and support. This includes how to find jobs that are not…

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

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

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

Untapping Faith

Meet up with other young adults on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00–9:00 PM at a local brewery. We share conversation around the intersections of faith and our daily lives. N/A options are always available. Contact: Pastor Sarah Fike

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. Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson

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

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…

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

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

Outside the Lines Small Group

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, a St. Andrew pastor, and others for conversation and support. The group discusses current events, reads articles and books, and other resources for discussion and learning. The group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM at St. Andrew (subjected to change based on…

Wednesday Night Youth Group (WNYG)

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! Invite your friends—All are welcome! Follow @StAndrewHS on Instagram for the latest updates. Contact: Pastor Sarah Fike

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

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

Monday Evening Men’s Group

First and Third Mondays Age Range: Adult men (husbands/fathers) 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…

Loom Knitting Class and Gathering

Those with no loom knitting experience along with experienced loom knitters are invited to gather the first Wednesday of each month 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 then return the following week to learn how to remove…

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…

Worship Young

Days/Times: 1st Sunday of the month at 9:00 & 10:30 AM This is an opportunity for children to be engaged in the worship service in leadership roles through reading, assisting with ushering or offering, and sharing in special music. There will be a children’s sermon and families will serve communion together! Contact: Shawna Berg