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 SCHEDULE

9:00 am Sunday
6:00 pm Wednesday
 
 

Women’s Conversation Group meets Tuesday, February 18th at 9:30 am in the Fireside Room. We are using Daily Faith Practices from the ELCA as our Bible study. Daily Faith Practices follow the lessons that are discussed each Sunday during worship. All women welcome!

 

Habitat for Humanity Build Day is Thursday, February 20th from 8:30 am-3:00 pm.  Please sign up on the kiosk if you can help. Contact Jim Willford at 244-8990 or email him at jvwillfo@paulbunyan.net for more information.

 

Tri-United Lutheran Parish of Bovey, Warba and Jacobson will be hosting a special concert featuring musical performers from their parish Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 pm at St. Andrew’s. Admission free; free will offering to benefit  Support Within Reach and efforts to help victims of sexual violence and human trafficking as well as raise awareness of human trafficking, a global problem that also affects our northern Minnesota communities. Pie and coffee will be served.  For more information, please contact Brenda Wagner at 218-341-1831.

 

“Romans” Bible Study meets Monday, February 24 at 6:30 pm in the Fireside Room. Everyone welcome. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Monday each month.

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet Tuesday, February 25 at 10:00 am to work on prayer shawls, pray for others, and have some fellowship time. Any questions, please contact Gail Olijnek at 218-326-2431.

 
The fourth Tuesday of each month, St. Andrew’s helps at the Community Café.  We are part of the Community Cafe’s mission to serve a nutritious meal to low income families, people with disabilities and to anyone in need while providing all with a sense of social connection.  Two volunteers are needed from 4:00-6:30 pm to help serve and clean up. What a great way to make a difference – and it only takes a couple of hours each month! St. Andrew’s next event will be Tuesday, February 25th.  Please sign up on the kiosk in the Narthex to volunteer.
 
 

Ash Wednesday

February 26—Worship with Holy Communion

and Imposition of Ashes at 6:00 pm

Preceded by light meal 5:00-6:00 pm

 

 

St. Andrew’s Preschool invites you to join them for the Annual LUAU on Saturday, March 7th from 9:00–11:30 am. Enjoy a morning full of fun for the family! $3 entrance fee includes: popcorn, lemonade, door prizes, dancing, selfie booth, crafts and more!

 

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.  

 

2020 EcoFaith Summit – Raising a Grassroots Movement among the People of God. Saturday, March 28 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Brainerd from 9:30am – 3:30pm. See the kiosk for more information.

 

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! Each one of us is invited to express our financial support for the ministry we all share through a one-year pledge for 2019 ministry, and a gift and/or three-year pledge for our Appeal Fund. This is a special time for us—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! Check out the sailing ship on the wall in the Fellowship Hall for our current status.
 
 
 
Worship Assistants are needed please.
August and September schedules are posted on the kiosk at the church.  Please sign up when you’d like to be a Greeter, Lector, Usher and/or Communion Assistant.  Thank you for helping with our worship experience.
 
 
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.