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Gathering at the Cross and the Empty Tomb

Good Friday (On church website, Facebook, and church email - posted around noontime) "For God so loved the world..." In this deeply moving service, we gather around the word, music from St. Andrew's soloists and instrumentalists, prayer, and the cross, the central sign of our salvation.   Easter Sunrise Service ( This Sunday April 4 @ 7 AM in person in St. Andrew's outdoor chapel – weather permitting) No need to wear your Easter best (no one was in their Easter best on the first Easter – Jesus was dressed as a gardener – You can look it up in the Gospel of John!), especially with the hour you will be venturing out to join us.  Just bundle up to keep warm at this brief but joyous celebration of the resurrection of the Lord. (You are welcome to remain standing through this brief gathering, bring a lawn chair, or use a chapel bench) Be among the first to hear that Easter proclamation of hope as we gather around scripture, prayer, and Holy Communion

Palm Sunday Worship - 2021

Click READ MORE for clickable link to weekend worship https://youtu.be/VXReN4_GD1s We look forward to seeing many of you @ 9:30 AM on Sunday as we gather in the lower parking lot at church to bless and distribute Palms, celebrate Holy Communion, and bring some joy to some of our children who gather.  However, Palm Sunday, would not be complete without music and the message, which is what you will find here. In the event of rain (and it is in the forecast!) - Feel free to stop by the upper church entrance (by narthex)  anytime between 9:00 & 10:30 AM on Sunday to pick up your palms and palm crosses (Sunday School families can pick up their Easter bags and Sunday School materials as well)

Palm Sunday is Coming!

Palm Sunday (This Sunday March 28 @ 9:30 AM in person in St. Andrew's lower parking lot – weather permitting) We bring the generations together for a brief outdoor gathering that will include the reading of the Palm Sunday story, the blessing and distribution of palms, prayer, and celebration of Holy Communion (wafer only).  Masks are required for this gathering. There will also be activities for our children (More info to come)   In the event of rain (and it is in the forecast!) - Feel free to stop by the upper church entrance (by narthex)  anytime between 9:00 & 10:30 AM on Sunday to pick up your palms and palm crosses (Sunday School families can pick up their Easter bags and Sunday School materials as well) Palm Sunday Worship (On church website, Facebook, and church email – posted around 5 PM on Saturday - worship anytime) – S houted hosannas acknowledge Christ as King.  We sing beloved Palm Sunday hymns including "All Glory, Laud, and Honor" and "

Next FB Live and Holy Week to Come

Facebook Live - Wednesday Wandering & Wondering Wednesday March 24 - 7:30 PM Job: When Bad Things Happen to Good People HOLY WEEK 2021 – a little better than 2020 but still very different!   Palm Sunday (March 28 @ 9:30 AM in person in St. Andrew's lower parking lot – weather permitting) We bring the generations together for a brief outdoor gathering that will include the reading of the Palm Sunday story, the blessing and distribution of palms, prayer, and celebration of Holy Communion (wafer only).  Masks are required for this gathering. There will also be activities for our children (More info to come)   Palm Sunday Worship (On church website, Facebook, and church email – posted around 5 PM on Saturday) – A triumphant processional and shouted hosannas acknowledge Christ as King.  We sing beloved Palm Sunday hymns including "All Glory, Laud, and Honor" and "The Palms," and we enjoy special music from St. Andrew's soloists and

Worship: 5th Sunday in Lent - 2021

Click READ BELOW for a clickable link to weekend worship https://youtu.be/WlDQ7hRGdqg Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies it bears much fruit. - John 12:24 This weekend, as we draw closer to the events of Holy Week and the cross, we look at the intersection between Christ's journey of transformation and our own on the journey of discipleship and salvation.  We also take tine to remember those who have died from COVID19 over the past year and pray for their family and friends.  -

Next Facebook Live - Wednesday @ 7:30 PM

This Week -    Moses & His Travel Companions:  Still Wandering  (and Whining!)                      Exodus 17:1-7 For what are you most thankful for these days? What do we tend to grumble and complain about the most? In what ways does God remind us that he is still in our midst?  We will attempt to tackle these questions and more in our time together.  Hope to see many of you on Wednesday night. 

Worship: 4th Sun. in Lent - 2021

Click READ MORE for clickable link to weekend worship. https://youtu.be/1t8wr9OICqU For God so loved the world that he gav his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life - John 3:16  This weekend we hear what Martin Luther called "the Gospel in miniature" and ponder where healing and abundant life is found.

Next Facebook Live - Wed. @ 7:30 PM

 Included in our time together will be prayer (with an opportunity for you to make prayer requests in the comments section), scripture reading and reflection (with an opportunity for questions in the comments), and updates on our life together as a faith community.  This Week -    Joseph - Wrong Place, Wrong Time                             Genesis 50: 15-21 Who was the favorite in your family?  And if it wasn't you, how did that make you feel?  Were you ever falsely accused of something?  How did you deal with that? Did you ever want to seek revenge?  How did that work out?  Did you ever suffer because you were in the wrong place at the wrong time?    We will attempt to tackle these questions and more in our time together.  Hope to see many of you on Wednesday night.  

Worship: 3rd Sun. in Lent - 2021

Click  'READ MORE" for clickable link to worship. https://youtu.be/UAwZ4XdggQA Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."  The Jews then said, "This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?"  But he was speaking of the temple of his body.  In this weekend's Gospel, we witness Jesus cleansing the temple and are also reminded of the ways that he can cleanse our hearts. We also are mindful of the Lord of life who dwells in our hearts even in those seasons when we find ourselves "outside of the temple."

Next Facebook Live - Wed. @ 7:30 PM

Each Wednesday night in Lent,  Pastor Mueller will be hosting a Facebook Live session on St. Andrew's FB page - "Wednesday Wandering and Wondering". Included in our time together will be prayer (with an opportunity for you to make prayer requests in the comments section), scripture reading and reflection (with an opportunity for questions in the comments), and updates on our life together as a faith community.  This Week -    Jacob: Keep Wrestling                           Genesis 32:22-30 Have you ever gone through a season of your life that was filled with questions and doubt?  Have you ever struggled for an extended period of time and came out of that changed?   Have you ever been angry or disappointed with God?  Have you ever found blessing in unexpected people and places?  We will attempt to tackle these questions and more in our time together.  Hope to see many of you on Wednesday night.   -