The words of the powerful song “Rescue Story” from Zach Williams inform and inspire our worship for Holy Week and Easter this year: “You carried my soul from death to life; You are my rescue story.”
The story of Jesus’ death and resurrection is the rescue story for each and every one of us! To experience this story more fully, we invite you to join us for each act of this three-act play that is Holy Week: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. Come and be blessed by the “Rescue Story” that brings Christ’s victory over sin and death into our lives at Easter and every day!
Easter at St. Andrew
Sunday, April 9
8:00*, 9:00*, 10:00†, 10:30† Wiggle & Worship, 11:00† AM
Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! On Easter morning, Christians around the world gather to celebrate the most significant event in the life of the church. The tomb is empty. Jesus is alive! Easter changes everything. The day centers around the message: the resurrection promise that joy, hope, and faith will ultimately prevail.
Because of Easter, we believe that life is stronger than death, that love is greater than hate, that mercy overcomes judgement, and that the sufferings and difficulties of this life do not have the last word.
Our services will feature inspirational sermons, uplifting music from our Canticle Choir, children’s choirs, and from soloists Tim Graf and Elliana Meier, and the “alleluias” that speak volumes to a world in need of the hope and promise that come from our Lord.
Wiggle and Worship, a family favorite for several years now at St. Andrew, will bring a joyful and energetic offering for families and children at 10:30 in the Fellowship Hall. We hope you will join us for one of these joyful celebrations of our Lord’s Resurrection!
*Communion served in the Chapel following worship. † Livestream available.
We need volunteers!
It takes many hands to create meaningful worship for the members of our congregation. Please consider volunteering as a Lenten offering.
Fill the sanctuary with flowers for Easter! Order online through Sunday, March 26. All flower prices will be $12. Multiple choices. Please indicate if flowers are in honor, in memory, or in celebration of any person or event. Flowers may be taken home following the 11:00 AM Easter service.
Here is what you can expect on Easter morning on-site at St. Andrew:
When You Arrive
Cars will be directed by Eden Prairie police officers to enter through the southeast entrance (near Condominiums). Please follow directions from the volunteer’s on where to park.
Worshippers should enter the church through the Childcare entrance (Door 11). The entrance will also be marked with an “ENTER HERE” sign. That will also be the main pedestrian crosswalk area. 10:30 AM Wiggle & Worship will enter through the exterior Fellowship Hall doors (Door 13).
Handicap and elderly may enter through the main church entrance (Door 1).
When You Worship
Please consider attending the 8:00 or 11:00 AM services as we anticipate them to be less crowded.
We will offer communion in the chapel following the 8:00 and 9:00 AM services
When You Leave
Please exit through the main doors of the church. Cars will form 2 lines and exit using the southwest exit (near MTS). Follow the direction of our parking lot volunteers and the EP Police officers for a safe and smooth exit.
We hope you found this information helpful and look forward to welcoming you for Easter worship at St. Andrew Lutheran Church!