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

20–30-Something Ministry Grant Over the next ten months, St. Andrew is lucky to be partnered with an innovation coach from the Riverside Innovation Hub at Augsburg University. What is the Riverside Innovation Hub you may ask? How may they help? Here is what they have to say: “It is no secret that the gap between young adults and christian congregations is widening. there are many factors to this dynamic reality. Certain characteristics of today’s young adults and their culture make…

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

You can scroll through all the information below to plan for camp at Spirit in the Pines next summer. This information includes camp calendars, registration information, counselor information, and staff employment opportunities. Contact Sarah Blasing, Outdoor Ministry and Youth Leadership Director with questions (sblasing@standrewlu.org).   Registration Information  ONLINE LOTTERY REGISTRATION: This year there will be a two-day lottery system when registration opens on Saturday, January 21st at 8am, and it runs through the end of the day Sunday, January 22nd. Existing…

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 nourishes Christian leaders to create vibrant communities of faith by setting a table of mutual learning and developing resources for a fresh witness in the world. In this season of disruption from pandemic, political polarization, racial reckoning, the rise of radical Christian nationalism, and the continuing decline of institutional Christianity, thousands of Christian leaders in North America from dozens of denominational affiliations trust Church Anew as a trusted guide in this moment. Through weekly online publications by racially…

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. Preschool Registration for the 2023-2024 school year will open the week of January 9, 2023 Early Learning Programs Childcare Age Range: 6 weeks–5-year-olds Days/Times: Center hours are 7:00 AM–5:30 PM, Monday–Friday…

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 Missions are three large scale partnerships of the congregation. Other vital service ministries outside of the congregation on smaller scales show how St. Andrew is…

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. If you are interested in being a Small Group Guide or a substitute leader for a…