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December 2022 Issue

Worship Times

Sunday: 8:00 am & 10:30 am (Sanctuary)
Wednesday: 12:15pm (Chapel)
Holy Communion celebrated at all services.
Sunday Services Livestreamed.

Location

Saint Andrew is located off of Highway 51 at Exit 190
150202 County Rd. NN, 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.



AN EASY WAY TO VOLUNTEER AND ASSIST WITH WORSHIP

We have many opportunities each Sunday for assistance with our worship. These include being an assisting minister, usher, greeter, communion server, stream team member or nursery volunteer.  Are you interested in assisting with worship but find it hard to do it on a regular schedule? Saint Andrew has a new solution for you, an online signup where you decide how you are willing to help and the particular dates and times.  Click here to access the “Worship Assistance at Saint Andrew”.

FAITH FORMATION & FELLOWSHIP - SUNDAYS 9:30

Join us on Sundays between worship services for fellowship and learning opportunities. Below is brief schedule of upcoming events:
Every Week > Sunday School: (Age 3 – Grade 6)
Every Week > Fellowship Hour
Nov 20 – Book of Ruth Study
Nov 27 – Book of Ruth Study – NO Sunday School
Dec 4 – Gingerbread Open House & Christmas Tree Trimming
Dec 11 – Advent in Art & Music / Budget Review
Dec 18 – Advent in Art & Music

UPCOMING EVENTS - ALL ARE WELCOME!

ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS

Red and White Poinsettias Photograph by Regina Geoghan - Fine Art America

Help beautify the altar at Christmas with a poinsettia to remember or honor a loved one. Red and/or white poinsettias are available.
Order online (by clicking here) or pick up a paper form at the information desk in the Narthex. The order deadline is Sunday, Dec. 4.

Gingerbread Open House - Sunday, December 4th

Gingerbread, frosting and sprinkles will be waiting for you at church Sunday, December 4th. The Gingerbread House Decorating open house will be held from 9am until 12:30.

 

ADVENT UNFOLDING AND
CHRISTMAS UNCONTAINED!

Our celebration of Advent and Christmas is coming soon. Be on the lookout for the colors and celebrations that remind us of the incarnation, God dwelling among us in the person of Jesus. You might be surprised to see them just a little bit earlier than usual. We will give you the tools to tell the good news of Christ’s birth and also celebrate the waiting that makes Christmas Eve so dear to us. More to come!

AUDIOLOGY SURVEY

Karley Wehrman, a UW-Stevens Point audiology graduate student is currently working on a research project to determine if access to training materials on hearing loops affects the perceived use and satisfaction of hearing loops in adult hearing aid(s) and/or cochlear implant(s) users and may assist audiologists in the future. To participate you need to be 18 years or older and use (a) hearing aid(s) or (a) cochlear implant(s). This survey is completely anonymous, will not contain any personal information, and should only be completed once per person. A paper survey can be found on the Information Desk or online by clicking here.

“ONE IN THE SPIRIT” DEVOTIONAL YOGA

Join us in this mixed-level practice is designed to build connection with ourselves, one another and the Spirit through movement, prayer and meditation. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and a small blanket or bath/beach-size towel. A free-will offering will be received. Thursdays, 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall  

A$K FINANCE | Get your SALC finance questions answered

If you have ever wondered about how church finances are used, the Finance/Stewardship Ministry wants to answer your questions with its new initiative: A$K FINANCE. Through it, you can anonymously ask questions, or share your concerns about Saint Andrew finances.

A black box labeled A$K FINANCE is in the Narthex, along with question forms. Simply write down your question, place it in the box, and the Finance/Stewardship Ministry will provide the answers through the Network newsletter, the SALC Facebook page, the Finance/Stewardship bulletin board, or a Temple Talk during a worship service—depending upon the question. We look forward to responding to your questions and concerns.

ADULT STUDY | THURSDAYS 7:00pm

We tend to read the bible in bits and pieces, picking out a piece of wisdom here, a challenging story there, but generally taking it in bit-sized chunks that are manageable. What we miss out on when we do this are the repetitions and patterns that make the text rich and vibrant. Join Pr. Justin in reading the Gospel of Matthew, which we will delve into later this liturgical year as part of the narrative lectionaries, but through the lens of one of the musical,  “Godspell”: A musical based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew.

RESTOCKING OUR PANTRIES

At the beginning of the pandemic, Social Ministry donated all the food and supplies that were on hand in the food pantry to central distribution centers in our community. Now all these months later, the ministry has decided to resume some pre-pandemic activities. We are looking for items for emergency food baskets, Easter food baskets, Wausau Warming Center cleaning supplies and our Lenten hygiene drive.

A collection area will be set up in the Fellowship Hall for donated items. CLICK HERE for a printable shopping list of the items we are collecting.

EMERGENCY FOOD BASKETS

For those in need, Saint Andrew will again begin distributing emergency food baskets. If you know of someone who could use a food basket, please contact the church office. 

FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE

You can now order your favorite Fair Trade products using our online order forms.  After they are filled you can arrange to pick up your order at church. We have two forms for your use:
+ Order form for Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate
+ Order form for Home Products and Clothing Items
Your purchase of fair trade products help directly support the individual artisans and independent farmers from around the world!

ONGOING

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

STEWARDSHIP 2022 |  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.  Click HERE to complete the online form.
“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!

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.