March 17, 2024 — 10:30 AM Service

March 17, 2024 — 10:30 AM Service


“Living in the Overflow”


“No Doubt About It”





“Altered” (Tim Graf)



Acts 12:6-17

The very night before Herod was going to bring him out, Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while guards in front of the door were keeping watch over the prison. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his wrists. The angel said to him, “Fasten your belt and put on your sandals.” He did so. Then he said to him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.” Peter went out and followed him; he did not realize that what was happening with the angel’s help was real; he thought he was seeing a vision. After they had passed the first and the second guard, they came before the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went outside and walked along a lane, when suddenly the angel left him. Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hands of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.” As soon as he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many had gathered and were praying. When he knocked at the outer gate, a maid named Rhoda came to answer. On recognizing Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed that, instead of opening the gate, she ran in and announced that Peter was standing at the gate. They said to her, “You are out of your mind!” But she insisted that it was so. They said, “It is his angel.” Meanwhile Peter continued knocking; and when they opened the gate, they saw him and were amazed. He motioned to them with his hand to be silent, and described for them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he added, “Tell this to James and to the believers.” Then he left and went to another place.

“Altered Through Unbelievable Stories”

“No Doubt About It” (Reprise)



“Spirit Move”

The Musicians for Today’s Worship

  • Tim Graf (Director of Worship & Music)
  • Corwin Holk
  • Matt McIntyre
  • Elliana Meier
  • Kevin Mills
  • Jeff Perry


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:

  • Eldon and Wendy Berkland on the death of their son, Andre
  • Nancy Anderson and family on the death of her mother, Della Tufte
  • Bob and Diane Werth on the death of their nephew, Bruce Voigt
  • Prayers for Bennett Hanson and family on the death of his grandmother, Barbara Nichols
  • Prayers for Mary Gustafson and family on the death of her mother, Barbara Jean Burger
  • Prayers for Gay and Bob Schmidt and family on the death of their 16 year old grandson
  • Loved ones and all first responders and families in the deaths of two police officers and a medic in Burnsville
  • Todd and Krista Dammen and family in the death of Julane Dammen
  • Delores Cornelius and family on the death of her husband, Don

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:

  • We request your prayers for a faith-enriching mission trip experience for 15 members of St Andrew and all the Belizean friends we will be visiting. We will enjoy meeting our new friends, working closely with two pastors and congregations, home visits to shut-ins, food distributions, kids clubs, and service projects (kitchen construction work and installing ceiling fans).  
  • Prayers of thanks for Laura Hoffer’s successful surgery
  • Joyce Harstad
  • Sherry Anderson
  • Marty Wyland & Starr Bourque’s brother-in-law, Ben
  • Dan Skoog
  • Paul Skoog’s Gustavus friend whose 8 month old grandchild just entered hospice with a rare neurological disease
  • Joyce Harstad
  • Deb Flach
  • Maribeth Woitas
  • Prayers for Dave and Lori Goble’s niece, Mandy
  • Armon Ross

Long Term Prayers:

  • 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.

The Pastors of St. Andrew

Pastor Peter Johnson

Acting Interim Senior Pastor and Pastor of Service & Small Groups

Pastor Sarah Fike

Pastor of Children, Youth, & Family

Pastor Matthew Ian Fleming

Pastor of Teaching & Young Adults

Pastor Roger Schindel

Visitation Pastor

Pastor Sue Tjornehoj 

Interim Transition Pastor