March 3, 2024 — 9:00 AM Service

“Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor- Vivace” (J.S. Bach)     
String Quartet  


O God of action and intention,
help us to consider our influence on the world.
The sword and the ploughshare are not so different—
no matter the name, a sharp blade can hurt or harvest,
and a single word can alienate or welcome.
Only your love can heal and make whole.

O God of justice and mercy,
help us to consider our relationships with your children.
The friend and the foe are not so different—
both can surprise us with a change of heart,
and we have done the same.
Only your love can heal and make whole.

O God of patience and grace,
help us to consider our limited perspective.
Success and failure are not so different—
we can neither win nor lose your love,
and we can neither give nor take salvation.
Only your love can heal and make whole.

People of God,
lay down all tools of change, that you might be changed;
lay down all judgment, that you might be forgiven;
lay down all fear of loss, that you might experience Christ’s victory over death.

“O God beyond All Praising” (St. 1 & 3) ELW # 880                                                             

O Holy One, we are quick to diagnose the flaws of our neighbors and eager to prescribe the changes that would make them easier to love. In doing so, we reduce others to mere problems in need of a solution. How fortunate we are, O God, that you do not treat us this way. You heal us out of a desire for wholeness and abundance. Renew and reform us alongside our enemies, through the persistent love of your Son, Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

“Saul and Ananias” (from Acts 9:1-22)

“Altered Alongside Our Enemies”

“Lord of All Hopefulness“ (arr. Jocelyn Hagen)  
Canticle Choir, String Quartet, Larry Bach (Director)


“The Clothesline Prayers” by Cathy Skogen-Soldner



“The Lord’s Prayer” (Alexander L’Estrange)
Chamber Choir, Larry Bach (Director)

“You Will Find Me (Psalm 139)“ (Tim Graf)    
Elliana Meier, Tim Graf, Rachel Calvert                                      




“O Jesus, Blessed Lord”

Go in peace.  Live out your faith in daily life.  Thanks be to God!

Rachel Calvert, Tim Graf                        

The Musicians for Today’s Worship

  • Tim Graf (Director of Worship & Music)
  • Larry Bach (Canticle Choir Director)
  • Rachel Calvert
  • Elliana Meier
  • Canticle Choir
  • String Quartet  
  • Barb Carroll (Organist)


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:

  • Prayers for Bennett Hanson and family on the death of her 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
  • The family of Ron Bergom
  • Jason Schultz, Jen Cater & family on the death of Lou Schulz
  • Meggy Wagner and family on the death of her father, Reinhold

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:

  • Maribeth Woitas
  • Prayers for Dave and Lori Goble’s niece, Mandy
  • Armon Ross
  • Prayers for Ralph and Mary Hanson’s son Kristopher
  • Darlene our wonderful cook at Spirit in the pines who has surgery coming up
  • Andrew Pick
  • Delores Cornelius
  • Gabe Perez
  • Delia Tufte

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