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 is working in the community and world.

You are invited to find your place in Christian service at St. Andrew to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Seeds of Support Missions

Seeds of Support: Donations Encouraged to Help Haiti, Other Global Emergencies The latest earthquake and tropical storm to hit Haiti has dramatically affected the lives of Haitians in the south of the country. Other global emergencies are also immerging, especially as they pertain to the challenges faced by the people of Afghanistan. Responses to support Haiti or other global disasters can be directed to St. Andrew Lutheran Church. Gifts given to St. Andrew with “Haiti Earthquake” listed on the memo…

PROP

People Reaching Other People (PROP) of Eden Prairie St. Andrew Lutheran Church partners with People Reaching Other People (PROP) as a local mission partner for the SW suburbs. In addition to many St. Andrew community members volunteering at PROP, St. Andrew conducts quarterly food drives, school backpack collections, winter coats and mittens, and other support for PROP throughout the year. PROP’s mission is to compassionately provide food and comprehensive support to our neighbors in need that creates a path towards…

Center for Changing Lives

Lutheran Social Service’s Center for Changing Lives St. Andrew’s partnership with the Center for Changing Lives (2400 Park Avenue in Minneapolis) has existed for many productive years of Christian service for the City of Minneapolis. Messiah Food Baskets Age Range: All ages—families welcomed and encouraged Days/Times: Saturday morning before Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter Description: Collate and distribute food bags containing the holiday meal ingredients at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church at the Center for Changing Lives Contact: Kathy Olson

Worship & Hospitality Volunteers

Great Hospitality is an Important Part of St. Andrew It all starts with a smiling face and telling people “we’re glad you’re here!” Feeling welcome from the moment anyone walks through the door is essential—especially now.  While the ways in which we can demonstrate good hospitality are limited during this pandemic time, it is more important than ever than that we do what we can.  Below are ways in which we are inviting you to be a part of our hospitality…

Property & Administration Support

Men’s Fix-it Team Age Range: Adults Days/Times: 1st Thursday monthly at 9:00 AM in the Narthex. Contact Steve for when the group will begin meeting. Description: Provide a welcoming space for users of our building by joining a small group of people for fellowship, coffee and small scale building maintenance projects. Projects include repairing toys in our Childcare or Preschool rooms, assembling small pieces of furniture or equipment. Contact: Steve Starks Indoor/Outdoor Maintenance Team Age Range: Adults Days/Times: Prime time for these projects is in the…

Congregation & Community Care

Hospice Care Ministry Days/Times: Training begins on October 14 Description: Methodist Hospital has invited St. Andrew to consider a hospice care ministry, working with them, their patients, and members of our congregation. Volunteers would receive training from the leaders at Methodist Hospital. We would also have support from within the St. Andrew team and the pastoral staff. Training would begin on October 14 and the commitment is about 1-4 hours per week. If you are interested in learning more about this new…