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Worship Times

Live Streaming on Facebook
Thursday 12:15 pm
Sunday 9:00 am

Location

Saint Andrew is located off of highway 51 at Exit 190
150202 County Rd. NN, Wausau, WI 54401
Old GPS Address: 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.

LISTENING SESSIONS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 15TH. - OCTOBER 20TH.

In order to get an accurate reading of what the pulse of our community sounds like now that we are more than six months into the pandemic, the leadership of Saint Andrew, Pr. Justin, and Pr. Jenn would like to hear from you. Eight structured listening sessions have been scheduled. After briefly sharing an overview of the plan, we would like to listen to you. More specifically, we would like to know: What is your greatest frustration with or appreciation of the Covid-19 response at Saint Andrew? How can we better meet the mission of Saint Andrew during these times?

Please click here to learn more about the listening sessions and to register in advance to attend one of these sessions. We are limiting groups to 12 people each to ensure that everyone has time to speak and be heard. If needed, we will schedule more sessions.  The sessions include viewing the video “Understanding Our “Plan To Gather”” which you can also view by clicking here.
Fred Rogers once said, “In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”

Thank you!

WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICES - JOIN US ON-LINE

In in effort to continue to gather for worship and prayer, Pastor Jenn and Pastor Justin will be live on Facebook with a Midweek Reflection on Thursdays at 12:15 and Sunday Worship beginning at 9:00 am. You will find these live-streams at www.facebook.com/salcwausau. Even if you do not have a Facebook account, you will be able to access this page. In the event you cannot make one of these times, the services will be saved to that you will be able to view them at a later time. You may follow along using the following links or participate through the visuals that are provided during the cast.

Click here to view or print the worship bulletin for Sunday, October 18, 2020 which also includes “taking faith home”, a home devotional for the week.

LIVESTREAM HOLY COMMUNION WORSHIP – October 25th. and November 1st.

For our livestream holy communion worship services, the celebration cups (the shared bread and juice) may be picked up at the days and times listed below. Look for signs indicating communion element pick up by the north chapel doors.

Wednesday, October 21 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday, October 24 – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 25 – 8:00 am to 9:00 am

The cups may also be picked up inside our main (south) entrance during church office hours M-F,  8:30am – 4:30am.

If you are unable to attend in person or pick up communion beforehand, we will ensure communion is brought to your home. Please call the church to let us know.
Our commitment to you and to the mission of Saint Andrew continues to be strong even as we long to be together for worship, learning, witness, and service. We look forward to sharing the body and blood of Christ in fellowship with you over the coming weeks as we endeavor doing something new.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE - OCTOBER 30TH

Saint Andrew is hosting a Blood Drive on October 30th from 1pm – 6pm in the Fellowship Hall.

CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

Donate blood with the Red Cross to help those fighting cancer

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to band together to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer by giving blood or platelets. In appreciation, those who come out to give Oct. 15-Nov. 11 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card* via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

Donors of all blood types are urged to help ensure a stable supply for cancer patients and others this fall. To thank those who come to give in October, the Red Cross is also offering a $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card to five lucky winners. *Terms and conditions apply. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Unite.

Diane Doehrman began donating blood during college. In the years following, she became a platelet donor and even helped start blood drives in her community.

More recently, Doehrman’s been on the receiving end of blood donations. Fourteen years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now she has an incurable cancer, malignant mixed Müllerian tumor.

“As a cancer patient, I have had to have blood transfusions several times when the chemotherapy treatments have destroyed my immune system,” she said. “I am so very thankful for the donations from others. It can truly save a life.”

Cancer patients undergoing surgery and chemotherapy may require red blood cell or platelet transfusions. In fact, patients fighting cancer need more blood than those with any other disease, using nearly one-quarter of the nation’s blood supply.

Donors of all blood types are needed to ensure a stable supply for cancer patients and others this fall. Donor are asked to make appointments by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Now more than ever we are grateful for a gift of any amount you might share to further support the ministry of Saint Andrew. What you share makes a difference as we seek to be “open to all” in this time when many feel isolated. For the many ways you give, thank you. Click here to see six different ways  to continue to support Saint Andrew from your home.

SALC’s 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Save the Date!
Continue to watch for more details. Plans for activities and events are currently being adjusted and rescheduled. Our celebration will continue to 2021! For more information or to contact us to volunteer you can click HERE.

We Still Need Your SALC Photos!
Photos are still being accepted showing 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.


Giving in Gratitude for 40 Years of Ministry: $40 for 40
In honor of the life and legacy of Saint Andrew, members are invited to consider sharing a gift of $40-one dollar for every year of the church’s ministry-or a gift of any amount. This special appeal will be used in three significant ways: 80% of funds will be allocated for a Sanctuary renewal project (lighting updates, flooring, etc.); 10% will be shared with the SALC endowment and local hunger efforts; 10% will be tithed to the greater church in thanksgiving for our connection to the ELCA. Watch your mail for more details.

WE ARE ONE BODY – We Stand Together
A message from local ELCA Pastors.

Pastors from the ELCA Wisconsin River Valley Conference of the East Central Synod of Wisconsin have prepared a video of support and unity during this pandemic. Their message is based on 1 Corinthians 12: 12-26.

It’s okay to grieve and hope | Message from ELCA Bishop Eaton | April 17, 2020

God is bringing about something new for the world and for the church – and we have hopes and dreams for that – but we are waiting for God to reveal that. So, in the meantime, in our anxiety, in our joy, in our hope, let’s remember: Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Alleluia!

UPCOMING EVENTS - ALL ARE WELCOME!

OCTOBER

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020
– Son Risers Men’s Zoom Bible Study – 7:15 am
– Wonder? Women’s Bible Study – 9:30 am
– Confirmation Small Groups – 6:00 pm
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
– Listening Session – Fellowship Hall – 9:00 am
– Midweek Prayer – 12:15 pm

– Library Open 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
– Listening Session – via Zoom – 4:20 pm
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020
– Worship  – 9 am
– Listening Session – via Zoom – 1:00 pm

– Listening Session – Fellowship Hall – 2:00 pm
Monday, Oct. 19, 2020
– Listening Session – via Zoom – 6:30 pm
– Listening Session – via Zoom – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020
– Listening Session – Fellowship Hall – 2:20 pm
– Listening Session – via Zoom – 3:15 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020
– Son Risers Men’s Zoom Bible Study – 7:15 am
– Wonder? Women’s Bible Study – 9:30 am
– Confirmation Small Groups – 6:00 pm
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020
– Midweek Prayer – 12:15 pm
– Library Open 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 – Worship with Livestream Communion  – 9 am
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020
– Son Risers Men’s Zoom Bible Study – 7:15 am
– Wonder? Women’s Bible Study – 9:30 am
– Confirmation Small Groups – 6:00 pm
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020
– Midweek Prayer – 12:15 pm
– Library Open 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 – Red Cross Blood Drive  – 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 1, 2020 – Worship  with Livestream Communion – 9 am

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DATES

INTRODUCING tRIBe

This fall you are invited to participate in a small-group, family-based, inter generational learning and fellowship opportunity for people of all ages we are lovingly calling “t.R.I.Be.” Tribe is an acronym for the phrase, “To remember I belong…” an echo of the promises we have made to children in their baptism, “You belong to Christ – in whom you have been baptized.” Families and members of all ages who are interested in participating will create small groups of around 10 people (kids and adults) to meet weekly and engage in a 12-week program starting the week of September 13. Parents are asked to participate with their children. Click here for more information.

SALC – F4 – FAMILY FAITH FORMATION FACEBOOK GROUP

We have been working hard to provide Saint Andrew’s members with resources to support faith formation at home. Our newest way to connect is the SALC Family Faith Formation Facebook group. This group will provide resources for youth and families and serve as a network for members to connect online in a more focused environment than our church-wide Facebook page.

FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS ARE BACK!

Fair Trade products are back! You can now order your favorites 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!

Face Masks for Distribution Locally and Through LWR

As there continues to be a need for face masks both locally and globally, the quilting group would like to offer ready-to-sew kits for those interested in helping fill this need. They can be picked up and dropped off in the plastic bin located outside the north (Chapel) entrance of the church. Please call or email Linda Peterson to order kits: 715-573-4866; lindaksp@aol.com

ONGOING

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

STEWARDSHIP 2021 |  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.