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 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 Mission: Belize (August 5-12, 2023) Seeds of Support is pleased to announce an international mission trip opportunity to the Central American country of Belize from August 5-12, 2023. Closely patterned after the popular Haiti mission trips and relationships with local ministries in Jacmel, Haiti, the Service Learning Camp experience in Belize introduces us to a whole new set of partners and impacting programs. They range from churches, children’s ministries, coffee growers, fruit farms, orphanages, and environmental organizations)…

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 Burke 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: Burke Hancer Indoor/Outdoor Maintenance Team Age Range: Adults Days/Times: Prime time for these projects is in the…

Congregation & Community Care

HOME Leaf Raking What better way to spend a sunny, beautiful fall day than with family and friends outside among all the brightly colored leaves? Seniors in our community need the help! Come join other volunteers from your St. Andrew family helping senior members of our community for a morning of leaf raking. We will be helping the HOME program (Household & Outside Maintenance for Elderly) on Saturday, October 29 beginning at 9AM to be split up into teams and…