Events Calendar

Events Calendar

June 2024

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Events

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

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+)…

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…

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

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 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

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…

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

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

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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

VBS 2024: Camp Firelight

We’re also offering a new day-long session of VBS called VBX! Join St. Andrew for our Camp Firelight VBS from June 24-27, 2024!  Camp Firelight VBS is based on Psalm 56:3: “Whenever I’m afraid, I put my trust in you.”  This verse reminds us that we can trust God no matter what challenges we face!  Our VBS Campers will explore timeless Bible stories that show how Old and New Testament “campers” trusted God in the face of their own fears,…

VBX 2024 VBS EXTREME – Camp Firelight Extended Day VBS

We also offer a regular half-day session of VBS! Join St. Andrew for our VBX, VBS EXTREME, extended Day VBS from June 24-27, 2024!  In the mornings, your 1st-5th grade student will attend Camp Firelight VBS.  Camp Firelight VBS is based on Psalm 56:3: “Whenever I’m afraid, I put my trust in you.”  This verse reminds us that we can trust God no matter what challenges we face!  Our VBS Campers will explore timeless Bible stories that show how Old…