Our 2020 quilting project for Lutheran World Relief is completed. Here are some photos of the 118 quilts.
We acknowledge we are part of God’s love for all people and are shaped for serving God. Following the example of our Lord Jesus, we serve others in response to God’s love. We are dedicated to love our neighbors as ourselves and to act deliberately to meet the needs of others
Of the thousands of people who have entered our congregation for worship and then re-entered the world for service, most of us may seem only small players in the world’s drama. Even so, we are the people, the hands and the voices God has used, and will continue to use to bring to reality Jesus’ words: I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10:10) We praise God for all who have shared their unique gifts, contributing to the ministry of Saint Andrew’s, to the abundant joy that many have and will continue to receive.
Some of our Ministry Work At Saint Andrews
God's Work, Our Hands
Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen
Feed My Lambs
Voluntary Action Center Christmas
Growing Hope Globally
The Food Bank
Habitat For Humanity
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Lutheran World Relief Kits and Quilts
Called to The Ministry
Among the products and blessings of Saint Andrew’s existence have been the significant number of our congregation called to the ministry. During the last 35 years at Saint Andrew's, nine of us have been inspired to study and spread the Gospel as ordained Lutheran ministers around the world. The Reverends Garrett Struessel, Steve Sylvester, Cathy Rosenholtz, Melissa Afdahl and Anna Murphy Ballan, grew up and were confirmed at St. Andrew’s. Reverend Chad Langdon joined us at St. Andrew’s while attending college, and the Reverends Maureen Howard, Scott Simmons and Ted Carnahan began attending and became an integral part of our congregation a bit later in life before taking the next step toward the ministry. They worshiped with us, they prayed with us, and they served in ministry with us. Crystal Lee, our former Youth and Family Minister, has been approved for ordination and is nearing completion of her studies at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in Gettysburg PA. She will be number ten. We praise God for Crystal.
Recordings from Past Ministry Related Events
Conversations on Race with The Rev. C. W. Dawson - 4 Part Series - Inclusion Team