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 Sundays

W-O-W  Worship-On-Wednesday at 6:00 pm.  Join us at our lakeside worship area (weather permitting) each Wednesday for worship, Holy Communion, and bonfire with hotdogs and s’mores!  In case of inclement weather, worship is held in the sanctuary.
 
In our prayers:  Russ & Barb Garman, Mary Gohlike, Lucy Kluz, Cheryl Pauli, Myrna Peterson, Bill Puddicombe, David Schumacher and our many shut-ins
 
The members of the PRAYER CHAIN are ready to offer their confidential help and support through prayer.  Please contact Jean Gardner at 999-9890 or Gail Olijnek at 326-2431 with your prayer requests.  
 
 
 
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.
 
 
St. Andrew’s Preschool is accepting enrollment applications for the 2019-2020 school year.  Registration forms are on the table in the Narthex at St. Andrew’s.  Return registration form with check payable to St. Andrew’s in the church office.  Please contact Sarah Litchke, Preschool Director, for more information 218-259-3043.
 
 
Attention Thrivent Members:  through the Thrivent Choice Dollars program, you may have undirected choice dollars remaining from 2018.  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.
 
 
We have a new software program in the church office called BREEZE for maintaining church membership information. It allows us to include individual pictures of all our members and also family pictures for each household. Eventually, we should be able to publish our own picture directory. We’re asking you to submit digitally a photo you would like us to use for yourself and also a family photo via email to saintand@saintand.org. You may also drop off photos in the church office and Angie can scan it (please be sure to label your pictures if dropping off). Or stop by the church office, and we’ll take your picture in person! ;-}
 
 
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, August 27th.  Please sign up on the kiosk in the Narthex to volunteer.
 
 
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!!
 
 
Check out the Jobs Board located in the Fellowship Hall.  Small projects are listed on note cards that we are looking for congregational members to tackle.  Take a card for the project you, your family or a small group would like to champion and tackle the project.  If you have any questions, please contact a committee member listed on the Jobs Board.
 
 
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.