E-Update: Blessing in the Chaos

By Pastor M. Sarah Breckenridge, Executive Pastor (posted 2/7/2019) This week in worship we will hear about Jesus calling out the demons that have been haunting and hurting a particular man (Luke 4:31-37), a man whose life has been in chaos. It fit perfectly with a blog I have just read by Jan Richardson and […]

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E-Update: A Week of Compassion

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 2/1/2019) What a crazy, love-filled, compassionate week it has been at St. Andrew’s. From calling a new pastor, to providing an emergency shelter, to an impromptu wedding, to frozen pipes bursting water … this community is building God’s kingdom. First of all, your Church Council is thrilled to […]

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E-Update: You Are My Shining Star

by Pastor M. Sarah Breckenridge, Executive Pastor (posted 1/17/2019) “Lord, let your light, light from your face shine on us. Lord, let your light, light from your face shine on us. That we may be saved, that we may have life, to find our way in the darkest night. Let your light shine on us!” […]

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E-Update: Howls of Life

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 1/10/19) So many times in my life I have stood on a frozen lake and watched the stars. There is something amazing about stars when it is minus 10 degrees outside. The sound seems to travel in amazing ways. One of the sounds I have had the privilege […]

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E-Update: Thank you, St. Andrew’s!

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 12/28/2018) Thank you to the supporting members of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church! We are providing hope for all people. Thank you for helping us proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ! We look forward to the year ahead as our work in the world continues to grow. May […]

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E-Update: Together at Christmas

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 12/20/2018) One of my favorite moments of all year is standing with a candle in my hand with the gathered people at Christmas Eve worship and singing Silent Night. That for me is the moment that I feel most connected to the true spirit of Christmas. I feel […]

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E-Update: A Season of Comfort and Joy

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 12/13/2018) In the next four days we will be walking with three families as they bury their dead. A 9-year-old girl, a 7-month-old infant and an 89-year-old man. The journey of grief and pain is deep and primal. In some ways having such pain at this time of […]

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E-Update: God Is Faithful

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 11/29/2018) Throughout history much has been written about the nature of God. God is eternal, God is love, God is good. The list is endless. But one thing stands strong from a biblical perspective: God is faithful. In the Old Testament God continually fulfills the promises that were […]

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E-Update: Happy Thanksgiving!

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 11/21/2018) All of us at St. Andrew’s are so very grateful for you and your gifts and your time and your talents. Together we are boldly building the kingdom of God. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving.

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E-Update: Tell them, Ray said thanks!

by Pastor Mike Carlson, Lead Pastor (posted 11/15/2018) Today as I write this update I have just come from the hallways of the Community Resource Center. I was walking by the offices and seeing all the amazing volunteers and staff distributing Thanksgiving meals for people in need. On my way in the door a man […]

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