Virtual Worship & Announcements for December 20-21

Virtual Worship & Announcements for December 20-21

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Now, two options: Traditional Worship or Contemporary Praise.
SCROLL DOWN to watch either service and check the ANNOUNCEMENTS below to learn more about what’s happening around St. Andrew’s virtual community:

Latest News …
  • Holiday Worship – In-Person Ministry must remain CLOSED for now due to COVID concerns, but Virtual Worship will continue including Blue Christmas Worship to be released on December 21, and Christmas Eve Worship (traditional and contemporary) to be released on December 24. Check out Virtual Worship archives HERE.
  • Virtual Groups & Studies – A variety of groups continue to meet regularly for study and fellowship. See the list and get connected HERE.
  • Health Update: Pastor Hricko remains hospitalized, resting comfortably and receiving a multi-day regimen for COVID-19. Thankfully, his condition seems to be improving; rumor has it he was back to cracking a few jokes today! Praise the Lord! Patty continues to recover at home. The family expresses “great gratitude” for your love, concern and prayers. Please keep praying!
Season of Giving …
  • HoneyBaked Ham Fundraiser – Order Deadline TODAY, 12/20! Pick up your Christmas goodies curbside at church on Tuesday, December 22 and earn funds for St. Andrew. Get details and order HERE. Spread the word to neighbors and friends. All welcome!
  • LWML Christmas Card Fund – though we can’t share greetings in the Commons this December, we can still join together to help Stepping Stones Shelter and InterFaith Works, two organizations working hard to serve our community in these challenging times. Click HERE for details and giving information.
  • Beautify Our Chancel – Poinsettias have arrived to adorn the altar for virtual worship. If you would like to help cover the cost, donate HERE or send a check to church. Specify Flower Fund. Thanks!
  • Online Shopping – Make your online purchases through Amazon Smile or IGive and specify Lutheran Church of St. Andrew as your charity of choice to earn funds for the church at no extra cost to you.
Just for Families …
  • Worship Messages for Kids are available stand-alone to watch with the younger set. Kingdom Kids Sunday School and Children’s Choir continue virtually and all are welcome to join.Click HERE for details.
Take Good Care!
  • Protect Your Health! In this year of stress and uncertainty, the holidays may intensify feelings of anxiety, sadness and isolation. Click HERE to learn about resources and opportunities to connect for conversation and find support for your physical and mental well-being. New classes and seminars added regularly!
  • Care Ministry – Do you need a mask, food, prayers, help with errands? Are you able to assist others with cards, calls, and more? Contact Faith Community Nurse Marilee Tollefson at [email protected]

GIVE – Thanks to all who have been faithful in giving during our time apart from one another. Your tithes and offerings are crucially important to the ongoing work and many obligations of St. Andrew’s mission! Keep on giving by mail (offering envelopes are mail-able!) or online at HERE.