Worship Times

Thursday Worship | 12:15 & 6:15 pm
Sunday Worship | 8:00 & 9:30 am

Location

Saint Andrew is located off of highway 51 at Exit 190
150202 County Rd. NN, Wausau, WI 54401
Google Maps: 3200 N. Mountain Road, Wausau, WI 54401

WELCOME

TO SAINT ANDREW

The ministry of Saint Andrew Lutheran Church is “open to all who wish to express their faith in God through Jesus Christ by worship, learning, witness, and service.” Whether you are new to the church, have stepped away for a time, or have been connected to the church your whole life, you are welcome at Saint Andrew.

Congregation Approves Calling Rev. Justin Smoot as Associate Pastor

At a special congregational meeting held November 17, 2019, the congregation voted with over 99% approval to call the Rev. Justin Smoot as our next Associate Pastor. Pastor Justin and his family will come to be among us after the new year with a target date of starting the final week of January. Click here to view the video greeting he shared with us at the congregational meeting. Please pray for Pastor Justin, his wife, Pastor Phyllis and their children, Genevieve and Lilian.

A greeting from Pastor Justin:

“If there is one thing that it is important to know about me, it is that I love stories. Stories create a world that I often want to be a part of. I devour novel, movies, and TV shows to find those stories that convey to me the beauty, wonder, and truth of our lives.

The story within the Bible is one I love to tell, because it reveals a loving God who pursues us, in new and surprising ways, even as we flee from God. This is also a story that calls us out of familiar places to unfamiliar ones, and we find that God is there, waiting to surprise us with grace and forgiveness.

We are making plans to head to an unfamiliar place, leaving the place we’ve lived for ten years, the only home our girls have ever known. I feel parallels to Abram’s and Sari’s story, except where we’re going, the cheese is better.

All this is to say that I am excited to accept the call that you extended to me. I am excited to live and serve with you. We are looking forward to moving closer to my family in Wisconsin. This is a new chapter in the story of my family and in my ministry that is yet to be written. Like any story where God is the author, I know that we will be surprised by God’s beauty, wonder, and truth. We will continue to live out the beautiful, wonderful, surprising story of God’s people, writing new chapters in that the old, old story of Jesus and his love.”

SALC’s 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Save the Date!
Watch for more details in the coming months. Activities/events currently planned:

Sunday, April 26 – Celebrate the anniversary of Saint Andrew’s very 1st service.
Sunday, May 10 – Spring Cantata
Tuesday, June 23 – Birthday Picnic on the 400 Block

The anniversary celebration is still in planning stages and more people are always welcome to help out! For more information or to contact us to volunteer you can click HERE.

We Still Need Your SALC Photos!
Photos are still being accepted form 2019 for the annual meeting and from your time at SALC over the years for the 40th anniversary celebration. Please note the year and description with the photo. All photos can be submitted online HERE or email jenna@salc-wausau.org. Please contact Jenna to submit printed photos.

UPCOMING EVENTS - ALL ARE WELCOME!

JANUARY

Exploring Faith Through the Small Catechism – January 18 @ 8:30am
Check out the Adult Learning page for more information. 

Funeral Planning Q&A Conversation – January 19 @ 10:45am
Pastor Jenn and funeral director, Jeff Krcil from Helke Funeral Home, will lead a conversation and host a Q&A about what happens following the death of a loved one and how creating some plans in advance can be helpful. If you are unable to attend the meeting but would appreciate materials or pastoral conversation, please see Pastor Jenn.

Mid-winter Retreat – January 24-26, 2020
Who: 3-6 Grade Students (& Parent chaperones)
What: Time at camp in God’s beautiful creation to play and explore in the snow, study bible stories, sing and play games around a theme focused on faith and life.
When: Friday, January 24 (drop off: 6:30-7:00 pm) — Sunday, January 26 (pick up: 11:00 am)
Where: Crossways Waypost Camp in Hatley, WI
Cost: $50 (will need to provide your own transportation.)

Register by January 12th—online HERE or at the Information Desk in the Narthex.
Please see Jenna, Faith Formation Coordinator, with questions.

SALC Annual Congregational Meeting – January 26 @ 9:30am — during worship
Meeting agenda includes: Video review and thanksgiving for 2019 ministry and presentation of a narrative budget for 2020. Ratification of the SALC consitution and elect council members. Kick off the $40 for 40 campaign and learn about the 40th anniversary plans including honoring the mission developer of Saint Andrew, Pr. John Roseth.

Youth Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser  – January 26 @ 10:45am
The dinner will support the SALC youth who will travel to Christikon Lutheran Bible Camp in Montana this July for a wilderness experience to deepen their faith!

FEBRUARY

Super Bowl Snack Sale – February 2 
Snack donations for the Super Bowl Sunday Snack Sale can be dropped off at church Friday, January 31 before 4pm or on Super Bowl Sunday before worship services.
Please package items for individual sale to be sold for $1 each. Additionally, please label if there are nuts, peanut butter or if lactose or gluten-free for allergy concerns.
All proceeds support the SALC Food Pantry. Thank you in advance!

Vintage Valentine Jewelry Workshop – February 3 @ 6:30pm in Activity Room
Do you have sentimental jewelry pieces you don’t wear but would love to display? How about broken or mismatched jewelry bits you can’t bear to throw out? Gather up those pieces and create a gorgeous work of art at our Vintage Valentine Jewelry Collage Workshop. You bring the jewelry-we’ll bring everything else you’ll need for the project. Sign up at the Information Desk in the Narthex or click HERE to register online. Cost: $25

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DATES

January 8: Confirmation Resumes
January 24-26: Grades 3-6 Mid-Winter Retreat @ Waypost Camp (Register by January 12th)
February 19: Last Confirmation Class | 6:15pm
February 26: Ash Wednesday Worship Services | 12:15pm & 6:15pm
April 12: Easter Sunday (No Sunday School)

2020 Youth Summer Trip
A summer backpacking trip through Christikon Lutheran Church Camp in Montana for youth that have finished 9th grade is being planned. An initial sign-up to gauge interest will be available at the Information Desk with an informational meeting to be held in January. For more details, visit christikon.org or speak with Jenna.

ONGOING

BIBLE & BOOK STUDIES – Click here to learn more about ongoing adult learning opportunities.

STEWARDSHIP 2020 |  TIME & TALENT  – The gifts we offer to God are truly unique and are so appreciated! Please look over the booklet and consider ways you can get involved and make a difference! Thank you for sharing in the life of Saint Andrew. Click HERE to view the opportunities. “Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above.” – James 1:17a

CURRENT FOOD PANTRY NEEDS

LIKE TO SEW? Here is a service opportunity to consider.

BE AN ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARD – USE OUR BLUE MAGIC PAPER BOX!

Also check out the CALENDAR for a complete listing of all the scheduled events and activities for the upcoming months!

NOTE: If school is cancelled, Saint Andrew classes & meetings will be also. Check the SALC Facebook page, News Channel 7 or 9 television or websites for closings and cancellations.

New Memberswhat to expect

Hello and welcome to Saint Andrew, it’s always a real joy for us to meet and have new members in our church family. Here you will find useful information about what to expect during your first visit.