June 23, 2024 — 9:00 AM Service

June 23, 2024 — 9:00 AM Service

“The Peace (from Royal Fireworks Music)” (G. F. Handel)   
Barb Carroll,  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!

“Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth”  ELW #  735                     

O God, you invite us to be part of your new creation, over and over again. And yet, we doubt our own faith, our own abilities, our own witness. Give us clear minds, steady hands, strong stomachs, that we might stand tall in the face of fear, that we might recognize your call to disobedience in the face of evil. Amen.


Exodus 1:15-22

The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, “When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she shall live.” But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live. So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this, and allowed the boys to live?” The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.” So God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families. Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, “Every boy that is born to the Hebrews you shall throw into the Nile, but you shall let every girl live.”

The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

“P is for Puah”

“The Call“ (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Josh Eidem, Tim Graf                             

God of abundance beyond measure, 
It feels like privilege to offer back to you even a portion of the blessings you have poured out upon us. Keep us ever-mindful of what we call our own, ever-seeking new ways to come alongside you in the creation of abundance for the world. Amen.





“For the Fruit of All Creation” ELW #  679                                               

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

“The Rejoicing (from Royal Fireworks Music)” (G. F. Handel)
Barb Carroll,  Tim Graf  

The Musicians for Today’s Worship

  • Tim Graf (Director of Worship & Music)
  • Barb Carroll (Organist)
  • Josh Eidem


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:

  • Carol Dunbar and family on the death of husband and father, Robert
  • Deb and Ron Bigley on the death of Ron’s father
  • The family of Sherry Anderson
  • Robbie and Katlin Richards and family on the death of Robbie’s mom

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:

  • Annette Olsen’s brother in law, Steve
  • Pat Bosacker, friend of Claire Geistfeld
  • Harold “Buzz” Hultberg
  • Jo Hofstad
  • Nancy Anderson
  • Paul Scoog’s nephew, Kyle
  • Buzz Heitner
  • Pam Michals
  • Nancy Anderson
  • Nenee Namvansy, friend of Johanna and Cory Johnk

Long Term Prayers:

  • 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

Join St. Andrew for our VBS and VBS EXTREME (VBX), our new extended Day VBS from June 24-27, 2024!

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.

This is a chance each Sunday in June for Seniors to get a special blessing and a gift to recognize their accomplishment of graduating High School.

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