September 17, 2023 – 9:00 AM Service

September 17, 2023 – 9:00 AM Service

“Prelude from Five Bagatelles” (Gerald Finzi)  


Blessed be God,
the one who forms us,
☩ Jesus who bears the cross,
the Spirit who makes our joy complete.

Most merciful God,
we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name.  Amen.

In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his sake God forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the ☩ Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

“O God beyond All Praising”  (St. 1 & 3) ELW # 880               

O God,
We thank you for your love that brings us hope and comfort.  Help us to clothe ourselves with compassion and lead us to share your love with others so that all may see the brighter days that we have in you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

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 Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

“Brighter Days”

“Brighter Days” (Emile Sande, arr. Tim Graf)                                                          



The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is indeed right, our duty and our joy,
that we should at all times and in all places
give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God,
through our Savior Jesus Christ;
who on this day overcame death and the grave,
and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life.
And so, with all the choirs of angels,
with the church on earth and the hosts of heaven,
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
Holy, Holy, Holy


“The Lord’s Prayer” (Alexander L’Estrange)

“Drawn to You” (Audrey Assad)
“By Your Hand You Feed Your People“
ELW # 469




“To Be Your Presence” ELW # 546                                   

Go in peace.  Live out your faith in daily life.  Thanks be to God!

“Toccata on Great Day” (Adolphus Hailstork)

The Musicians for Today’s Worship

  • Tim Graf (Director of Music & Worship)
  • Barb Carroll (Organist)
  • Larry Bach (Chamber Choir Director)
  • Chamber Choir
  • Elliana Meier
  • Chris Sasik


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
  • Marilyn Terwilliger
  • 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