Advent 2019 at St. Andrew’s


Advent Worship – All Services, All Locations
Every weekend before Christmas, for four weeks beginning Nov. 30/Dec. 1, 2019

Healing Services – Saturday, Dec. 28 and Sunday, Dec. 29 

At this time of year, many people experience the holidays from a point of sadness or loneliness.  Our weekend services will include time for individual healing prayer from our pastors.

Hymns at the Dugout!

Monday, Dec. 2, Forster’s The Dugout in downtown Mahtomedi, 7-9 p.m.

Join us for this community tradition. Friends and strangers and a live band get together to sing our favorite Christmas Carols. Families welcome! Freewill offering to pay for the band. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

NEW THIS YEAR: Christmas Bake Sale to Support Mission Jamaica. IMPORTANT: Items need to be packaged and ready to sell.  Support Mission Jamaica by donating homemade Christmas cookies, seasonal breads, cakes or pies! Proceeds from the sale will purchase medical supplies and other needs for the people of Jamaica. Please leave donations in the Great Hall Kitchen hallway by noon on Dec. 2.

Praying for a Savior – Advent Devotional
Wednesday mornings, Dec, 4, 11 and 18 – 6 a.m.
Pastor Jenny Sung is returning to Facebook Live Wednesday mornings in December at 6 a.m. to journey through the Advent season in prayer. The season of Advent is a holy time of waiting and naming the distance between heaven and earth. Sometimes God feels closer to us than our very breath, and other times it feels like God is far, far away. The truth is God is ALWAYS with us. How do we talk to God? How do we listen to God?

Opening the Lens of Your Soul:  An Advent Primer to Contemplative Photography

Thursday, December 5   –  7:00-8:00 PM   Great Hall

Advent is a time to wait, listen deeper within, and pay attention newly to the landscape around you.  Come and enter into an interactive primer to Contemplative Photography, a weekly contemplative practice of Pastor Brian Norsman’s, Pastor of Spiritual Formation.  For those that love the art of photography, enjoying or taking pictures, both novices and worldly professionals, this is an experience you will never forget.  The only requirement: bring a few of your favorite pictures that continue to stir your soul.  Join Pastor Brian and a panel team of photographers to explore a mystical contemplative photography practice that will be birthed anew into your Advent journey.

Women’s Christmas Tea

A Cup of Christmas Tea – There is a story in every cup!

Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 9:30 – 11:45 a.m. – Great Hall
Please join us for a morning of amazingly beautiful music by artists, worship leaders and composers Phil and Robin Kadidlo, and story sharing around the room.  A light tea delight will be provided by Ox and Crow Cafe.
Each woman is invited to bring her own cup. This is where the stories begin. Invite your friends, family and neighbors.
Purchase tickets on our registration page:  Women’s Christmas Tea
Once you purchase a ticket and receive your receipt, you may choose seats:  NOTE: You will need your Confirmation # listed below to complete your seat selection.   If you do not choose seats after a week, seats will be assigned to you and printable tickets emailed to you.
Contact: Lisa Weyrauch,, 651.762.9103.

Advent Women and Wine – Prepare Your Heart for the Coming of Christ! 

Women’s Gathering at The Loft in Stillwater
Sunday, Dec. 8, 5-7 p.m.
Join us for an evening of inspiration, great conversation, a bit of music and a heart check before we head into Christmas. Pastor Sarah Breckenridge and Sue Lennartson, Director of Women’s Ministry, host this event. Freewill offering – bring an appetizer or dessert if you like. Soda, wine, water, and tea provided. Invite friends and family!

Christmas Around the World

Sunday, Dec. 8 – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Youth & Sports Center

Displays, activities and food samples from a dozen cultures around the globe. No registration required — join us! Families of all ages welcome.
To Volunteer:  There will be 12 booths representing Christmas traditions of a variety of countries set up in the Youth & Sports Center Gym. Families or groups of friends are all welcome to choose their favorite country and plan an interactive display. Contact Laurel Bornholtz,, 651.762.9171


St. Andrew’s Christmas Festival
Dawn From On High Breaks Upon Us
Sunday, Dec. 15, 3:30 and 6 p.m. – Sanctuary
Join us for our annual Christmas Festival with adult and children’s choirs, St. Andrew’s Orchestra, handbells, Orff Ensembles, organ. Freewill offering.

Both concerts LIVESTREAMED



CHRISTmas with Tonia and Sara
Sunday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m. – Great Hall

Featuring Tonia Hughes Kendrick and Sara Renner, our Contemporary worship leaders! A freewill offering will be received to benefit the Pay it Forward Fund, an organization that helps with living expenses for those in treatment for breast and women’s cancers.
Tickets $25 at



Christmas Eve – Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019

Contemporary Services – 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. – Great Hall
Family Services – 2, 3, 4 p.m. (LIVESTREAMED at 4 p.m.)  – Sanctuary
Traditional Services – 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m. (LIVESTREAMED AT 9 p.m.)  – Sanctuary
The Depot Church  – 4:00 p.m. – Oneka Elementary in Hugo

Christmas Day – Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2019

Traditional Service – 11 a.m., Sanctuary

Click here for full details about all our Christmas worship services!