Events Calendar

Events Calendar

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Events

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…

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

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

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Every 1st Tuesday (In person) and 3rd Thursday (Online) Age Range: 18 or older This support group aims to provide a safe, accepting and non-judgmental place for people struggling with the challenge of suicide loss. Leadership of this support group have experienced personal loss of their own and have received specialized training. Meetings on the 1st Tuesday of each month in the conference room at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie (enter through main entrance and the conference room…

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 May 29 Early Risers Bible Study – Acts: Catching Up with the Spirit Come for a lively discussion led by one of our Pastor’s as we dive into the Word of…

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…

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

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…

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: Caleb Wragge

3rd Saturday Women’s Bible Study 

Age Range: Adult women  Days/Times: 3rd Saturday of the month (excluding December– March), 8:30–10:30 AM Description: Join us to discuss the scripture for that Sunday’s worship. We welcome women of all ages and stages of life to participate. No advance preparation needed.  Contact: Judy Burke at pburkea@msn.com 

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

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

Queer Faith Alliance 

Queer Faith Alliance is a small group learning together about how we as individuals, families, and the church can be fully welcoming and inclusive to the LBGTQ+ community. It is the responsibility of the Church to affirm all people and celebrate orientations and gender expressions that have often been targeted. When we work in community to feel God’s all-embracing love, we are stronger for it.  Find support and encouragement while discussing current events, reading articles and books, and utilizing other resources. Members…

Fore! The Guys Retreat 2024

Cost: $160 for lodging and meals, green fees extra (see below) Description: Gentlemen golfers, this year’s golf retreat will be held September 27-29, 2024. The weekend consists of up to three rounds of golf and two evenings at Spirit in The Pines Camp. Take some time for yourself to enjoy the company and conversation with a great group of men, some delicious meals, and some very enjoyable golf! Invite your friends—the more the merrier! We would love to have you…