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CHURCH COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

Employer Matching Contributions Programs

Did you know your employer may have a program that would match your contributions to St. Andrew’s? Thousands of companies have a matching contributions program, and you may not know your employer has one.  One of our members has joined their employer’s program, and their employer has already sent us $800.  So please look to see if your employer offers this type of program, and if you decide to sign up, please consider your church as the beneficiary.

 

A Big Thank You to Steve Scalzi  

Between the Church and the   Chapel House, our St. Andrew’s Summer projects have kept       Steve Scalzi VERY busy!   Sanding, scraping and painting just about everything in sight – over 14 different projects and still going!  We just wanted to give a shout out to thank you Steve – your hard work is very much appreciated!

 

SERVICE GROUP

Welcome back after what we hope was a restful Summer!

Instead of our usual September meeting, we will be preparing & serving the meal for

Jan Peek on September 21st.  We will need Entrees, Veggies, and Deserts.

Please let Kathy or Rita know what you can bring to the table. Thank you!

Kathy DeMaio and Rita Nehmzow

Co-Coordinators

YOUTH GROUP

The Youth Group started off their summer in Houston, TX at the ELCA Youth Gathering.  They enjoyed listening to speakers who inspired, music that uplifted, and made friendships to last years to come.  During their service day, they learned about the dangers and realities of human trafficking and raised awareness on the Houston University campus.  The God Squad had a blast exploring the city of Houston and meeting people from all over the country (especially Minnesota!)  Please, stop and ask our youth how their trip was.  They are so grateful for all the donations that made this amazing experience a reality.  Check out photos on our Instagram page @LutheranGodSquad

2018-2019 Youth Group Events

August 26: Parent/Youth Meeting

September 15-16: Welcome Back Lock-In

October 19: Family Trivia Night

November 3-4: Third Annual S’moresgiving Lock-In

November 18: Produce Sale Fundraiser for Work Camp

December 2: Christmas decorating @ church

December 14: Annual trip to NYC

January 12: Snowtubing

February 22-24: LYO Jr. High Retreat @ Koinonia

March 15-17: LYO Sr. High Retreat @ Koinonia

April 14: Produce Sale Fundraiser for Work Camp

April 20: Easter Egg Dyeing and set up for Easter Breakfast

April 21: Serve Easter Breakfast

May 4-5: Spring into Spring Lock In

June (Awards Sunday Date): Youth Sunday

For more information go to https://www.pinecrestllm.org/     

   Judy Jakubik

JAN PEEK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please contact Ellen Ottstadt  or Sandy Herbst if you would like more information about helping out with our monthly Jan Peek Meals. Thank you! 

 

ST. ANDREW’S CHOIR   “HELP, We Need Singers!”

We meet  Wednesday Nights at 8:00 pm for practice and Sundays to sing. All voices are welcome! Please see Margy for more information.

 

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP 2019

June 23 – 30, 2019

Serve alongside the people of San Lucas while you learn about the rich history of this place. This Catholic parish has been partnering with  other Christians to offer a hand up to those living in poverty.

We’ll help build housing, process coffee, assist with agricultural development and help reforest devastated lands.

Trip is open to those 18 and older. Please contact Pastor Dave for more information.

 

 GROUP MISSION SUMMER TRIP 2019 

High School Students -Home Repair Mission Trip

With camps from North Carolina to Texas, New York to Ohio, we will have to determine the best week for travel and choose a location.

Come and learn about this amazing opportunity to help others in need while growing in faith and friendship!   Trip is open to those 18 and older. Please contact Pastor Dave for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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