Community Ministries

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H.O.M.E. Leaf Raking

Age Range: All ages

Days/Times: Saturday, November 4, 2017 / 9:00 AM – Noon

Description: Rake leaves for seniors in the West Metro that are connected with H.O.M.E. (Household & Outside Maintenance for Elderly). Please provide your own rake.

Sign up here.

Contact: Dave Brucks

 

Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed

Age Range: Adults

Days/Times: Daytime, every 6 weeks

Description: Deliver meals via car route to people who have requested them through locally operated Meals on Wheels.

Contact: Email Sylvia Stephens at: sstephens0829@gmail.com

 


 

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PROP Holiday Gifts

Age Range: All ages

Days/Times: November and December.

Description: Bring joy to children and seniors in our community this holiday season through PROP’s Holiday Gift Program. Adopt a child or senior citizen and choose a gift from his or her wish list. The suggested amount to spend is $40. Help us make a difference for 900 children and senior citizens in your community.

Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson

 

The Holiday Store

Age Range: All ages

Days/Times: Gift donations in November, Holiday Store is the first weekend in December

Description: Mark your calendars! The Holiday Store is the first Saturday of December at the Center for Changing Lives in Minneapolis. St. Andrew is growing our commitment by 200 gifts for a total of 2,000 gifts for kids this year to help make Christmas a little brighter for families. But we needs LOTS of help to make this happen. Gift donations and volunteer signups will be taken starting November. Get ready for some Christmas fun!

Contact: Kaitlin Bach 

 

Holiday Store Sorting Party

Age Range: Ages 5 and up

Days/Times: Last Sunday in November, afternoon and evening shifts offered.

Location: St. Andrew Lutheran Fellowship Hall

Description: Help sort through our gift donations and get them all boxed up and ready to be taken down to Center for Changing Lives in Minneapolis.

Contact: Kaitlin Bach

 

Backpack Drive

Age Range: All ages

Days/Times: August

Description: Sponsor a child by providing them with a backpack and school supplies as they go back to school in the fall. Backpacks are distributed to children in Minneapolis at the Center for Changing Lives (www.lssmn.org/cfcl ) and to PROP in Eden Prairie.

Contact: John Goergen

 

PROP Food Drives

Age Range: All ages

Days/Times: Quarterly congregation-wide collection drives. Help donate bags of food to support the community, and/or get involved in the planning of the food drives each quarter!

Contact: Norrie Simpson at Norrie@theadsgroup.com

 

PROP Garden

Age Range: All ages

Days/Times: PROP’s garden located on their property at 14700 Martin Drive helps keep PROP’s Pantry stocked with fresh vegetables for its clients. There are a variety of ways to help in the garden: planting, care and harvesting.

Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson at pastorpeter@standrewlu.org

 

Loaves and Fishes

Age Range: Elementary children through adult

Days/Times: once per month alternating between 2nd Thursdays and 3rd Tuesdays

Description: Building bridges between St. Andrew and our neighbors in need. We cook and serve a meal to people in need through Loaves and Fishes. We alternate between a site in Bloomington and Shakopee. Help is needed for food preparation starting at 3:00 pm and serving at 5:30 pm. Whichever time fits your schedule is appreciated. Rides can be provided if needed.

Contact: Bob Webster

 

Meals on Wheels

Age Range: Adults

Days/Times: Daytime, every 6 weeks, most need during summer

Description: Deliver meals via car route to people who have requested them through locally operated Meals on Wheels.

Contact: Email Sylvia Stephens at: sstephens0829@gmail.com

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Description: Completed Shawls are a blessing! This ministry has volunteers who spend hours of their time creating prayer shawls. We wouldn’t have this ministry without them and we cherish all of our volunteers.

Once the shawl is completed, please bring it to St. Andrew’s reception desk. There is a final Prayer Tag that is placed on each Shawl before it is bagged in a clear plastic bag and tied with a blue ribbon.

Know someone that would like a shawl? Contact St. Andrew and they will arrange for a return call/email.

Prayer Shawl Brochure: Click here to view the pdf

Contact: questions on how you can help the Prayer Shawl Ministry? Please contact Jill Hules

 


Peter Johnson

Pastor Peter Johnson

Pastor of Small Groups and Service
pastorpeter@standrewlu.org
952.937.2776, ext. 7113
952.697.7113 (direct dial)