October 8, 2023 – 10:30 AM Service

October 8, 2023 – 10:30 AM Service

“King of Glory”


“Help Us to Love”

Loving God,
We come to you with hearts and lives that are not what you desire them to be.  We long to live authentic lives but our sin often gets in the way.
Forgive us, Lord.
We are not always honest with ourselves about our shortcomings and failures, but you have searched us and you know us.  We bring our sin to you, knowing of your mercy and compassion.
Forgive us, Lord.
You have called us to consider the needs of others and to put God above all else, but our sin often gets in the way and so easily entangles.
Forgive us, Lord.
The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.  Hear the Good News of the Gospel: God loves and forgives us of our every sin.  Walk in the light of that forgiveness and shine that same light so that others may see and give thanks to God!


Luke 7:36-47

One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment. She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what kind of woman this is who is touching him—that she is a sinner.” Jesus spoke up and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Teacher,” he replied, “Speak.” “A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he canceled the debts for both of them. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the greater debt.” And Jesus said to him, “You have judged rightly.” Then turning toward the woman, he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.”

“Warts and All”




“Love Like This”

The Musicians for Today’s Worship

  • Tim Graf (Director of Music & Worship)
  • Gary Denbow
  • Alex Graves
  • Corwin Holk
  • Elliana Meier
  • Kevin Mills


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:

  • Julie Samuelson and family on the death of her mother, Margaret
  • The family of Jake Boykin
  • The family of Odell Bratland
  • The family of Marilyn Terwilliger
  • Gordon Thompson and family
  • Gordon Gilbert and family for the loss of June Gilbert
  • Marjean and Paul Skoog for their sister-in-law, Lois
  • Wayne & Nancy Dale for their daughter, Shelly
  • Thelma Fricke and family on the death of her husband, Kenneth
  • Harry, Charlie, Cole, and Abby Lawrence on the death of their wife and mother

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:

  • Bella Heaney
  • Jim Bach
  • Julie Gulstrand
  • Dave King’s brother, Tom
  • Racie Hornbacher
  • Debbie and Tom Larson’s brother in law, Scott
  • Paul and Marjean Skoog’s brother in law, Ray

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
  • Seeds of Support Mission in Haiti requests your ongoing prayers for our friends in Haiti. Haiti is experiencing a political and economic crisis that is producing widespread frustration among the population. Fuel shortages, food shortages, and general hopelessness are common. Please pray for Redemption Lutheran Church of Jacmel and all our friends there. Our mission will continue in evolving and vital ways to support their ministry.
  • 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 for three weeks 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 David Lillejord

Senior Pastor

Pastor Peter Johnson

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