St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Jesus Calls Us…Come and See! Come and Grow! Come and Serve!
We are glad you have found us! St. Andrew is all about reaching people with God’s radical acceptance and grace in Jesus Christ to make lives whole. The journey of faith begins by recognizing how Jesus calls us…
A Christ-follower in the 4th century by the name of Augustine wrote, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” In the restlessness of his heart, he heard the calling of Jesus. You might know that same restlessness in your heart. We know it too.
We have found rest in God and invite you to join our prayer day by day to:
God’s dream for St. Andrew is our vision—bringing healing and wholeness to lives and all creation.
St. Andrew began as a mission church in 1972. It first met in Orchards Elementary and Covington Middle School before buying an agricultural field just south of Fourth Plain and Gher Road, where we still reside. The congregation outgrew its first building within 5 years of its completion. As a result, a lot of sweat equity was done to maximize space and build a new wing for our existing preschool in 1987.
The first building was destroyed by fire in 1994. As a result, St. Andrew worshiped in donated space for two years until our current facility was competed in 1996. Our building is a busy place since it is used by our congregation, a Korean congregation, a winter overnight shelter (WHO), and other community groups.
At the heart of St. Andrew are mission and service. St. Andrew Christian Preschool, holiday food baskets, Orchard Elementary School’s Kids Club, and Winter Hospitality Overflow are some ways we serve our community.
St. Andrew’s decision-making body is the voting membership at Congregational Meetings. The congregational council is elected by the congregation and includes four officers and the representatives of various ministry teams responsible for the month-to-month operation of the congregation.