Per CDC guidelines and Minnesota’s Governor Walz ‘Stay at Home’ order, St. Andrew’s is closed to ALL in-person activities and gatherings through May 18.  Pastor David Anderson, Nikki and Angie are all working remotely from their homes at this time but we can all be reached via email and/or phone.
Pastor David Anderson  (218) 838-8202
Nikki Rud, Children Youth & Family Ministries  (218) 259-9129
Angela Olson, Parish Secretary  (218) 999-5352


WE WELCOME YOU to WORSHIP at St. Andrew’s!  A special welcome to visitors and guests. If you don’t have a church home in Grand Rapids, we invite you to consider St. Andrew’s. If our pastor can be of assistance to you in any way, please don’t hesitate to call the church at (218) 326-8508.


9:00 am Sunday
6:00 pm Wednesday

The Monday Night Bible Study launched a four lesson series April 27 through May 18.  We are meeting remotely on Mondays at 6:30 pm using ZOOM which can be accessed with computer (audio and screen) or phone (audio only).  Contact Angie at if you are interested in participating in the remote Bible study sessions.  You will be included in a private email invite.  Come join us; ALL are welcome. 

The Triune God

April 27                     Isaiah 40: 9-31                    Knowing God  (led by Barry Olson)

May 4                        John 1: 1-18                         Jesus, God is With Us  (led by Barry Olson)

May 11                      John 14: 15-27                    The Holy Spirit  (led by Myrna Peterson)

Demonstrating God’s Love

May 18                      1 Corinthians 13                 Demonstrating God’s Love  (led by Carol Leber)

Women’s Coffee and Conversation Group meets the first and third Tuesdays at 9:30 am via ZOOM. 
All women welcome.  The group is led by Eileen Grosland.  Contact Eileen if you would like an invite to the group at or call her at (218) 326-4797.

St. Andrew’s Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2020/2021 school year. Mon/Wed/Fri for students going into kindergarten September 2021 and Tues/Thurs for children 3 years old by September 1, 2020 and toilet trained. Please contact Sarah Litchke for information (218) 259-3043.  


Appeal Fund.  We celebrate that each of you are a part of God’s Family here at St. Andrew’s, and that each of you has faith that is active in love. Indeed, we are better together!  Pledges of over ~$307,000 were made and we’ve received $260,115 to date!  Thank you to everyone who has donated.  This is a special time for At. Andrew’s—one which we have been praying about and talking together for some time. It is through our generosity that we express our love for God and our involvement in the mission and ministry of St. Andrew’s. Thank you as you offer your intentions. And know that you are a blessing to others through your generosity as we share in Christ’s calling and mission For Such a Time as This!  There is still much to be done so thank you for your continued donations.
Attention Thrivent Members:   Thrivent Choice Dollars program.  By directing Choice dollars, you can recommend where Thrivent distributes a portion of its charitable grant funds.  St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church is a registered participant in Thrivent Choice.  You have two options: 1) go online to choice or 2) call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice.”  Thank you for donating your Choice Dollars to St. Andrew’s.
Also, if you are a Thrivent Member, you may be able to apply for a Thrivent Action Team Grant. Action Team Grants provide ‘seed money’ for events hosted at/by St. Andrew’s. Please contact the church office and let us know you are a Thrivent member so we can help you can take advantage of this program.
Please help keep St. Andrew’s Faith Chest Ministry vital.  We’re looking for hands interested in building/assembling faith chests that are given to children being baptized at St. Andrew’s.  Building plans are available or create your own style.  Please check with Angie in the church office for desired sizes.  Also, looking for someone to sew pads to put inside the Faith Chests.  If you’re able to help build faith chests or sew the pads, please contact the church office at (218) 326-8508.  THANK YOU!!
Would you find it helpful to have your offerings debited directly from your bank account as you probably do with other obligations?  St. Andrew’s offers electronic giving for those of you who wish to have contributions transferred electronically to the church’s account.  If you have plans to travel or will be gone during the winter months, electronic giving gives you a convenient way to keep us with your intended offerings.  ”Simply Giving’ is easy and convenient.  If you would like to set up a convenient process for consistent giving to St. Andrew’s, please contact the church office at 218-326-8508.