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the January 2022 Issue
Learn about SALC response to COVID-19 Plan to Gather Click Here

Worship Times

Sanctuary In-person: Thursday 12:15pm & 6:15pm
Sanctuary In-person: Sunday 8:00am & 9:15am
Facebook LIvestream: Sunday 9:15am
Holy Communion celebrated at all services.

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.


OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS OUR HELP

The Wausau Warming Center is in immediate need of the following new or slightly used warm items for our community members:

  • Hooded sweatshirts
  • Winter Boots
  • Men’s heavy jackets
  • Long underwear
  • Good quality, warm gloves
  • Blue jeans – specifically sizes 32-38

Clothing items may be gently used – no holes, tears or major stains please.

Monetary donations are always appreciated. The money can help off-set costs in a variety of ways that keep the warming center running.

Donations can be dropped off at Saint Andrew in the Narthex or by calling Catholic Charities, 715.849.3311, to schedule a drop-off directly at 540 S 3rd Ave, Wausau, WI 54401.

 “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” –Matthew 25:35-36


ROOTED IN LOVE

A new liturgical season is upon us and gives us another opportunity for spiritual development. The “tree” will again transform and now symbolize a “Rooted in Love” theme.

Congregational participation will include a “Heartwarming Practice”, where we have honest conversations with God and find ways to build community, take care of one another and stay “Rooted in Love”.

A conversation heart station is located near the Rooted in Love tree. Please take a heart and write a heartfelt personal reflection or prayer. The hearts will find a home on the tree to beautify each branch.

Keep practicing your heartwarming skills by donating needed supplies or volunteering your time at the Wausau Warming Center. Donated items can be placed in the baskets found under the Rooted in Love Tree in the Fellowship Hall. A list of specific items needed can be found on the Information Desk.

Like rings on a tree this heartwarming practice will mark another level of spiritual growth, adding yet another layer as we prepare our hearts and lean into Lent.

PRETZEL SUNDAY | To-Go & Delivery Option - Sign up by Feb 20th!

Fellowship Ministry is happy to bring you Pretzel Sunday on March 6, 2022! Fresh baked pretzels will be available after both services. In preparation, we would like to offer the option for carry-out orders as well as delivery for those unable to leave their homes.

Carry-out orders will be available to pick-up on March 6th from 8:30-11 am in the Fellowship Hall.

If you would like to request pretzels to-go or you are unable to leave your home and would like a fresh pretzel, please call the church office or sign-up online HERE by February 20 and we will have a volunteer deliver to you!

SALC Annual Congregational Meeting on January 30, 2022 @ 9:15 am
The Saint Andrew Lutheran Church Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday,
January 30 at 9:15 am, both in-person and virtually. Registration information to vote virtually or by phone will be provided soon.
The Annual Meeting may also include a congregational vote to call a new Lead Pastor! An offer was very recently extended to a Lead Pastor candidate, who is now taking time to discern. More details to come!
There will not be an 8:00 am worship service that day. The 9:15 am Annual Meeting will incorporate worship along with an Annual Meeting agenda, which will include:
– Approval of the SALC Constitution Updates
– Electing New Council Members – Candidate Biographies Attached
– Receiving the 2021 Annual Report
SANCTUARY RENEWAL PROJECT

January 3rd – February 18th

Please note that the Sanctuary will be CLOSED January 3rd through February 18th for the Sanctuary Renewal Project.
For your safety and to allow our contractors the time and space they need, please refrain from entering the Sanctuary during renovations.  We will post regular pictures and updates during the project.
ALL Worship services will take place in Fellowship Hall.  We will be back in the Sanctuary for the season of Lent with fresh more modern look to the Saint Andrew’s Sanctuary while still maintaining a very comfortable, inviting and light space.

COUNCIL'S COMMUNICATION CORNER

After each monthly meeting, your Church Council will publish bullet points from the meeting. These bullet points list the action items that your council are doing on your behalf to help move our church forward and continue our mission and ministries. Click here to view the most recent “Council’s Communication Corner”.

CALL COMMITTE UPDATE - DEC. 16, 2021

There are many steps involved in the calling of a pastor. The graphic to the left briefly lists those steps. Candles are very symbolic within the rites of the church. What better way than lighting this candle at the installation of our new pastor!

CURRENT STATUS:
The call committee has completed their formal interviews with the selected candidate. The Church Council has voted unanimously to approve the call committee’s recommendation. The Personnel Ministry will now work with synod office to prepare an offer. At this time, we are respecting the the privacy of the candidate and keeping their name confidential until the next steps of the call process have been solidified.

NEXT STEP:
Upon review of the call, the council will move to have a congregational meeting to vote on the call. It is expected that we can use our Annual Meeting on January 30, 2022 to vote on the call.

Reminder to Submit Your Commitment of Giving for 2022

If you have not done so, please return your 2022 Commitment of Giving pledge to Saint Andrew. Your pledge will help us, through planned financial support, better support the wide scope of the mission and ministries of your church in the coming year. We have created a graph that represents the number of pledge cards received to date out of the 320 pledges expected. It’s never too late to support your church! Extra cards and envelopes are available on the Information Desk along with a box to receive them. A form is also available online (www.salc-wausau.org/forms).

UPCOMING EVENTS - ALL ARE WELCOME!
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!

STORIES OF FAITH IN ACTION 2021-2022

Stories of Faith in Action” connects us as church and illustrates how, through your generosity, God is at work across the ELCA. It highlights how a portion of your offering, called Mission Support, advances the ministry of our church, helping the ELCA nurture Christian community, raise up leaders, serve our neighbors and strive for justice. Most importantly, it’s one way to thank you for your faithful generosity to your congregation, your synod and the churchwide organization — by showing your offering at work. Click here to dive into the latest issue, which includes:

  • A special message from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.
  • Nine inspiring stories from around the country and the world.
  • Your 2020 financial report on Mission Support — the portion of your offering your congregation shares with your synod, and your synod shares with the churchwide organization.
  • A story-based devotional for use at Bible studies or committee meetings.

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.