July 14, 2024 — 9:00 AM Service

July 14, 2024 — 9:00 AM Service

“Wade in the Water” (arr. Jacqueline Hairston)
Rachel Calvert,  Tim Graf                         


Gathered into one by God’s Spirit, we are bold to confess our sins, our shortcomings, our failures, right here in the open, in the presence of God and of one another.

(silence for reflection)

God of grace,
We confess that we have failed you, failed ourselves, failed one another. We assume the worst about those around us, rather than giving anyone the benefit of the doubt. We do the same to ourselves, and sometimes, even, we do the same to you. We are stubborn and determined to hold a grudge. We fail to exercise our imaginations, fail to recognize your works waiting to be born, if only we would step up to help, or sometimes, if only we would move out of the way.  Forgive us, O God, and show us another way forward. Amen.

Hear the good news of the risen Christ: God is making all things new! Your sins are forgiven. God’s invitation is to another way of living. Thanks be to God!

“For All the Faithful Women” (St. 1, 5, Last) ELW # 419                  

O God, your faithfulness and commitment to your children show us how we can express our commitment to those in dire circumstances.  Give us a renewed vision today on how we can create community by standing in solidarity with those in need that you send our way.  Amen.


  • Zoey Marilynn Helmer
  • Camden Tod Mangler


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.

The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

“N is for Naomi”


“O Light of Life!” (Mack Wilberg) 
Bruce Broquist, Tim Graf                   






“Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross” ELW # 335                                                     

Go now in peace,
Love your God,
Serve your neighbor.
Thanks be to God!

“Prelude” (J.S. Bach)
Barb Carroll                                                    

The Musicians for Today’s Worship

  • Tim Graf (Director of Worship & Music)
  • Barb Carroll (Organist)
  • Bruce Broquist
  • Rachel Calvert


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 Sue Tjornehoj 

Interim Transition Pastor