Our Ministries

Our Ministries

Find Your Place at St. Andrew

At St. Andrew we have a variety of ways to connect with others. There is programming for all ages, all talents, all schedules. So, whether your favorite activity is camping, singing, serving others, or digging deeper into the Bible, we have something for you. Please browse our wide range of ministries, give something new a try, and we hope to see you soon.

20–30-Something Ministry

Community Support during COVID 19 Sewing face masks… Do you have sewing skills? We’ll provide the fabric and templates. Donate your talent, contact Matt Gribben if you are interested, matthewjgribben@gmail.com Shopping for those in need… Contact Jamie Samuelson if you are interested, samuelson.jamie@gmail.com Affected by COVID 19?… Did you lose your job during this time? Do you know someone who did? Would you be interested in creating a care basket for someone affected by COVID 19?Contact me for details, sydney.anne.mason@gmail.com 20–30-Something Ministry Grant Over the next…

A More Just World

All people are God’s children. The death of George Floyd and the aftermath reminds us there is still far too much injustice in our communities and in our world. We have work to do. Together, we will listen, learn, share, encourage, and act. We commit ourselves to this task for a more just world.  Learning Together Resources will be compiled and shared by St. Andrew staff to assist us in our process of listening, learning, and growing. Resources to read…

Camp

Register for Summer Camp 2021 Registration for members of St. Andrew begins February 20th at 8:00 AMRegistration for non-members begins March 6th at 8:00 AM Summer Camp 2021 We are so excited to share that we will be returning to Spirit in the Pines for the summer of 2021. Just in time to celebrate 20 years of ministry at our beloved property! Throughout all those years, camp has been central to our ministry at St. Andrew, where safety is essential,…

Children & Youth

We welcome young children, youth, and families as they are. Period. Often heard at any of our gatherings are phrases like, “everyone is welcome,” “bring your friends,”  “you don’t have to be a member to belong.” St. Andrew is a place for children, youth, and families who have never stepped foot inside a church building, and a place for children, youth, and families who have been part of a church forever. We welcome you with open arms from the second…

Church Anew

Church Anew is an ecumenical ministry dedicated to equip church leaders to face the adaptive changes needed for ministry today and tomorrow. We provide transformative learning opportunities to ignite faithful imagination and sustain inspired innovation. Church Anew Blog Our Church Anew Blog was launched on April 1, 2020 in the earliest stage of COVID-19. Our hope is to provide brief moments of encouragement and spiritual reflections by Church Anew speakers and friends during this difficult time. We are honored to share posts…

College-Aged Ministry

Hiking (The Quarry) Age Range: High School & College Days/Times: Thursday, August 5, 1:00–5:00 PM Location: The Quarry Park and Nature Preserve Description: Join us as we head to the Quarry and enjoy a day of hiking, swimming, fishing and so much more. We will meet up at the park at 1:00 PM. From there we will enjoy all the park has to offer. It will be a great time to be outside and enjoy spending time with one another. The cost for this…

Early Learning

St. Andrew has a highly regarded, nationally accredited early learning program providing preschool and childcare in Eden Prairie for 30 years. St. Andrew Early Learning programs encourage the development of each child’s understanding of God, related to life in the world, while providing social interaction and enrichment in a quality Christian environment. Early Learning Programs Childcare Age Range: 6 weeks–5-year-olds Days/Times: Center hours are 7:00 AM–5:30 PM, Monday–Friday Description: This year-round ministry is a full-day, nationally accredited program, and have also earned a…

Music

I will sing and make music to the Lord.” Psalm 27:6 St. Andrew is blessed to have a vibrant music ministry that has been a rich part of our church’s history and, as we transition back to in-person activities, we hope to carry that tradition on into the future. Our aim here is to strive for excellence in an atmosphere of grace so that our rehearsals become a place to experience community and belonging, no matter what the age group. Please consider…

Prime Timers (62+)

The goal of Prime Timers is to provide great fellowship, informative programs relating to the church, our faith, or community for members and friends who are 62+. We enjoy monthly activities that include luncheons and speakers, trips to museums and sights of interest, theaters, tours, etc. Prime Timers is a great group to be together with friends or join in as you make new friends. Contact: Pastor Roger Schindel

Service

Service Ministry St. Andrew Lutheran Church desires for its member and visitors to live out their faith in daily life. One of the ways this is demonstrated is through St. Andrew’s service and outreach ministry. Partnership with organizations like People Reaching Other People (PROP), Lutheran Social Service’s Center for Changing Lives, and Seeds of Support Mission Haiti are three large scale partnerships of the congregation. Other vital service ministries outside of the congregation on smaller scales show how St. Andrew…

Small Groups

Welcome to St. Andrew Small Groups Our Small Group Ministry grew out of the commitment of St. Andrew to foster authentic and deepening relationships with God and one another. What started as small groups learning and fellowship opportunities like book studies has grown into a catalog of diverse offerings for the enhancement of one’s faith character and that of the community as a whole.