September 17, 2023 – 10:30 AM Service

September 17, 2023 – 10:30 AM Service

“Let Everything (Praise the Lord)”


“Brighter Days”

Loving God,
We long for a life that means something, for brighter days and authentic ways, but we miss your guidance and ignore your teaching.
Forgive us today.
We haven’t listened to your voice in our daily lives; we haven’t seen you all around us.
Forgive us today.
By things we have done and by things we have forgotten to do, we have hurt or ignored your world. Forgive us today. Forgive us and lead us into lives of service to a world that needs your love.
Forgive us today.
Even when we lose our way or miss the path the Holy Spirit provides, Jesus is always near, calling us forth into brighter days. We are created in the image of God with the same spark that lit the heavens.

In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven and freed from the mistakes we’ve made, the messes we’ve gotten ourselves into, and the sin that so easily entangles us.

Jesus loves you. Jesus forgives you. Go and be well. Amen.




“Drawn To You”


Colossians 3:12-17
As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.




The Musicians for Today’s Worship

  • Tim Graf (Director of Music & Worship)
  • Jordan Carlson
  • Kyle Kimbllin
  • Matt McIntyre
  • Elliana Meier
  • Kendra Sampson
  • Jeff Perry


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:

  • 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
  • Richard Bouta on the death of his father
  • Mary Salyards and family on the death of her 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