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 11.  Pastor David Anderson, Nikki and Angie are all working remotely from their homes at this time.

 

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.

WORSHIP via FACEBOOK LIVE

9:00 am Sunday
6:00 pm Wednesday
 
 

“Romans” Bible Study meets on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm in our individual homes via teleconference phone calls.  ;-}  We are looking into how can meet using ZOOM and will invite others to join us in the future for a new Bible series and discussions. 

 

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 or call the Preschool at 326-8508, ext 5.  

 

St. Andrew’s Education Scholarship – Applications due April 1st; scholarships awarded in May. Apply online at www.saintand.org, click on the Ministries tab and select Health and Wellness for the application link.
 
 
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 $258,189.24 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:  through the Thrivent Choice Dollars program, you may have undirected choice dollars remaining from 2019.  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 Thrivent.com/thrivent 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.