THE STORY  Beginning in September, the St. Andrew’s family will be embarking on an exciting journey through the Bible, using The Story as our guide!  The Story is a condensed, chronological sojourn through the Bible arranged in 31 chapters, using the text of the NIV Bible.  We will journey from Genesis (the first book of the Bible) through Revelation (the last book of the Bible).  There are three main components of The Story:


READ      Each week, in preparation for worship, we are to read a chapter of The Story. Books will be available to purchase (only $5.00 for a hardcover copy!) in mid to late August.

STUDY     Commit to being part of a weekly small group study. There is a $7 Study Guide to accompany both your reading and your participation in the study. Signup for a group and to get a book on the kiosk in the lobby of the church.  In addition to the adult studies, we will be using The Story for Children’s Sunday School and also for Youth.

WORSHIP   The focus of worship and the message will be the part of The Story we’ve been reading and studying.

New Members Class  is usually offered twice each year for those interested in membership at St. Andrew’s.  It’s a time to learn about the history, present and future of the church.  Ministries and programs of the church are introduced and explained.  We cover the basics of Christianity from a distinctly Lutheran perspective and how that is lived out in and through St. Andrew’s.  The Marks of Discipleship (prayer, worship, Bible reading, service, relationships and giving) provide the basic shape to this class.  We share some of the foundational pieces of this congregation including the Mission Statement.  It’s a time to ask questions, hear preliminary answers, meet staff and other course participants.  All people interested in joining St. Andrew’s should be part of a New Member Class. The next New Member Class is April 23 and 27, 2019.  Please contact the church office to register 218-326-8508.
Adult Forum– Sunday mornings during the school year, we provide educational forums for adults in the north Fellowship Hall.  It may be a presentation of a congregational ministry, a Bible study, or a facilitated discussion on matters of life and faith.  We are currently following The Story on Sunday mornings.
Men’s Breakfast Bible Briefs  meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 am at the Forest Lake Restaurant (bar side).  Each week, they read and then briefly discuss the Gospel reading which will be read in worship on the upcoming Sunday.  Then, it’s time for breakfast and conversation.  ALL men are welcome.
Women’s Conversation Group is currently following The Story each week as their Bible Study.  The group meets weekly  from 9:30-11:00 am in the Fireside Room at St. Andrew’s to discuss Christian issues and participate in the Bible study.