July 14, 2024 — 10:30 AM Service

July 14, 2024 — 10:30 AM Service


“Rising Sun”
“Love Like This”



Ruth 1:8-9, 16-18

But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back each of you to your mother’s house. May the Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me. The Lord grant that you may find security, each of you in the house of your husband.” Then she kissed them, and they wept aloud… But Ruth said, “Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; Where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I will die— there will I be buried. May the Lord do thus and so to me, and more as well, if even death parts me from you!” When Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more to her.

“N is for Naomi”

These are days for outdoor voices, long sprints, and splashes that sweat and cool like freedom.

These are nights for wild noises and the crackle of bright campfires, eyes that find heaven’s starry banner above.

These are the foods, songs, and spaces that help stick faith to our bones, that locate God’s love so near after all.

For the campers among us, may your lungs be filled with air to sing, pray, shout, and delight in God’s goodness for creation and each of you.

Campers: Thanks be to God.

All: Amen!

For the parents, caring adults, siblings, and all who love these campers, may your spirits rest in the wonder that these children are knowing more of the way of Jesus. May you welcome them home with curiosity about what God is already stirring within them.

Parents & Families: Thanks be to God.

All: Amen!

For this congregation, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, may we be inspired by the twinkle in their eyes, the fresh voices in their songs, and the stories that flow out of this place where the Holy Spirit rustles through the pines.

All: Thanks be to God. Amen!

“Love Shows Up”
Elliana Meier, Tim Graf, Worship Band



“Love Like This”

The Musicians for Today’s Worship

  • Tim Graf (Director of Worship & Music)
  • Rachel Calvert
  • Gary Denbow
  • Kyle Kimbllin
  • Elliana Meier
  • Kevin Mills


As a community of faith we are connected through joy, sorrow, worship, and prayer. Please pray for the people listed below.
Your prayers are greatly appreciated!

We ask for God’s loving embrace to hold all those who mourn, especially:

  • The family of Gladys Anderson
  • Deb Melchert and family on the death of Pat Martin
  • Jen Hoffer on the death of her Grandma Marlys
  • The family of Geneva MacMillan
  • Pastor Peter and Michele Johnson’s long-time friend, Ann Flaws, and family on the sudden death of her husband and their friend, Rick
  • Carol Dunbar and family on the death of husband and father, Robert
  • Deb and Ron Bigley on the death of Ron’s father

Prayers of Mourning:

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice. Psalm 130:1–2
For I am convinced that neither death nor life… nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38–39
Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die’. John 11:25–26

As we are praying for all members of the St. Andrew community, this week we pray especially for God’s comfort, healing, protection, and strength to be present with:

  • Anna Olson
  • Ken Hallonquist
  • Matt Schimmel, friend of Steve Stoffel
  • Annette Olsen’s brother in law, Steve
  • Pat Bosacker, friend of Claire Geistfeld
  • Nancy Anderson

Long Term Prayers:

  • Cindy Rodman
  • Joyce Butler
  • Jim and Racee Hornbacher
  • Julie Bergquist
  • John Rostad
  • Gordon Gilbert
  • Kathy Hoagland
  • Dave & Sherri Anderson’s daughter, Sarah Anderson-Jacobson
  • Ron Wolfbauer
  • Dick Smith
  • Tammi Ziesemann as she continues her cancer treatment
  • For the people of Haiti enduring ongoing political upheaval, severe economic challenges, and gang-related violence.
  • For the people of the Middle East and Ukraine – non-violence and peace.
  • All those in the military serving our country

General Prayers:

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you. Psalm 55:22a
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Names will remain listed until more are added unless otherwise requested. To add a name to the prayer list, click Prayer Requests or contact Pastor Peter Johnson.

See what’s happening at St. Andrew

We want every camper and every family to be able to go to Spirit in the Pines! Check our openings and contact camp for more info.

Summer Socials are back! The CYF Team hosts a community event for all to enjoy and connect with others. 

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.

As most of you know, a Transition Task Force was created by the Church Council to prepare St. Andrew for the call of a new Senior Pastor.

Assist the pastors with distribution of the wine and bread for communion on the first and third Sundays mornings of the month. Training is available.

We invite you to be a part of our Funeral Reception Team, a rewarding and vital ministry at St. Andrew. Following a funeral, surround grieving families and friends with love and support by providing a comforting meal and warm hospitality.

Registration is open for our half-day preschool program at St. Andrew Early Learning!

There’s always something happening here at St. Andrew and we’re so glad to offer ministries and events for people of all ages! Visit our Events Page to see all of our events, and visit our Ministries Page to learn about all of our communities of faith!

The Pastors of St. Andrew

Pastor Peter Johnson

Interim Senior Pastor and Pastor of Service & Small Groups

Pastor Matthew Ian Fleming

Pastor of Teaching & Young Adults

Pastor Roger Schindel

Visitation Pastor

Pastor Susan Tjornehoj 

Interim Transition Pastor