St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Jesus Calls Us…Come and See! Come and Grow! Come and Serve!

Sunday School

We offer Sunday School classes for children preschool age through high school. We’d love to have you join us!

 

 
 

 
 

Adult Education

 

Sunday Morning Adult Classes

Join a class this Sunday!
We offer a variety of classes during the school year. Please sign up at the display table or on the DO (Discipleship Opportunities) insert in the worship folder, or drop in on any class even if you have not been in it from the beginning. Classes are normally 9:45-10:45 a.m., between services.
 

Other Educational Offerings:

  • Tuesday Morning Bible Study - All are invited to join us for a Bible study on Tuesday mornings at 9 am. Located in the Conference Room.
  • St. Andrew Library - Like to read or watch videos? Click here find out about our library.
  • Exploring faith online -Click here for websites to help you explore and develop your faith.
  • New to St. Andrew? Join us for “Come and See”!  -Led by the Journey of Faith Leadership Team

All those new to our church, or who have never joined, are invited to this class to learn and ask questions about Christianity, Lutheran beliefs and St. Andrew Lutheran Church. You’ll get to know other class members and share your joys and concerns. After these classes, you may choose to continue in the Journey of Faith process to deepen your faith life and to become a member of St. Andrew. Contact the office for details.

 


Examples of Previous classes

  •   Bible Heroes with the Vicar Led by Vicar Sami

The Bible is such a fascinating book with amazing characters that teach us so many things about life and God. Some characters stand out like Noah and his legendary ark or Zacchaeus, because we all love the children's song. But there are many, many more characters that are Biblical heroes, but are often forgotten.
  • God’s heart for Justice Led by Pr. Jim
Coming to grips with biblical teaching on justice is by no means easy. There are many complexities that surround "justice" in the Bible. This study will examine the conflicting points of view in the Bible and an application to our present world. The broad areas of theological agreement among the Biblical writers and teachings of Jesus that will be our guide.  
  • Book of Faith Lenten Journey, Seven Wonders of the Word By Kathryn Kleinhans
Our Lenten book for 2017 celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by focusing on the seven wonders of the Word, rather than the world. It gives us the opportunity to see and experience Scripture from seven new perspectives to transform our lives.
Martin Luther and his followers identify the Word as a means of grace. Like a means of transportation or means of communication, Lutheran Christians express the conviction that there are two ways though which God promises to be with us in grace. They are the Word and sacraments of holy baptism and communion.
  • Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Led by Pastor Jim Stender
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality is for all who feel like they are living off of other people’s spirituality; are scattered, fragmented and uncentered; and physically, spiritually and emotionally tired. This class is a biblical integration of emotional health, a relationship with Jesus, and the classic practices of contemplative spirituality. Using the work of Peter Scazzero, we will outline the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality as well as provide seven biblical, reality-tested ways to the revolutionary life Christ meant for us. The combination of emotional health and contemplative spirituality unleashes the Holy Spirit inside us so that we might experientially know the power of an authentic life in Christ.   
  • Book of Matthew Led by Vicar Sami
In this study, we took an in-depth look at the writer, culture, political environment, and themes of the gospel. The goal of the class is to help us better understand the book of Matthew so we can better engage with it in worship.    
  • Safe Zone Training Led by Deena Godwin
The goal of a Safe Zone training is not to change a particular space, but to create people who are invested in creating safe and affirming environments wherever they go, and providing those people the skills and knowledge they need to do that. This educational offering will allow participants to study and work through a number of activities that will focus on marginalized groups within our community, including LGBTQ identities and experiences. The class will engage people through reflective small group interactions and large group discussions.  
  • Celtic Christian Spirituality Led by Pastor Jim Stender
This offering will introduced people to a unique perspective of the Christian faith from an ancient Christian tradition, whose roots go back to the beloved disciple John. This is a tradition that celebrates the cathedral of earth, sea and sky. It is a tradition that celebrates of light of Christ in all people, and puts us clearly on a journey to a deeper truth of God and the world.     
  • A Matter of Love and Justice: Health as an Issue of Faith Led by Vineta Means and Steve Ranney in the Conference Room.
'Health is good for its own sake; it also is good for living abundantly in relationship with God and in loving service to our neighbor in the vocations to which God has called us.'  This quote from the ELCA's social statement “Caring for Health: Our Shared Endeavor” summarizes our discussion during this five week series.  Using the social statement as a basis, we'll cover health as an issue of faith, our responsibility for the health of ourselves, others and our community, and aspects of public policy in health that impact our community and nation.    
 
  • A Conversation About Charity Led by Jane Seidel & Beth Oliver
This class will included videos and discussion based on the books When Helping Hurts and Helping without Hurting by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. They will talk about a different framework for thinking about poverty and its alleviation. Rather than simply defining the need as a lack of material things, this class will address the roots of the issue: broken relationships with God, self, others and creation.  
  •   Islam for Lutherans 101 Led by Dr. Michael Chrzastowski  
Dr. Chrzastowski is an expert from a fellow Lutheran church in Seattle who specialized in teaching Christians about Islam. This class provides an exceptional learning adventure for us to better understand the world’s second largest religion. Dr. Chrzastowski will cover how the Bible compares to the Qur’an; the life story of Muhammed; the foundational beliefs of Islam; and what it means to be a practicing Muslim.  He excels at explaining the similarities and contrasts between Islam and Christianity.
  •   All the Places to Go ... How Will You Know?  Led by Pr. Jim and David Howe   
In this study we will discover together the countless doors God places before us every day. We will learn how to recognize them and encourage one another to step out in faith to embrace the extraordinary opportunities that await.  
  • 1st and 2nd Corinthians  Led by Vicar Emily   
Join us as we dig deep into Paul's letters to the church in Corinth and find out not only what they meant to the Corinthians, but what they have to say to us today.  
  • Animate: Practices  Led by Steve Ranney      
Animate is a six session introduction to the central practices of the Christian faith. It encourages questions people really have, gives thoughtful perspectives from contemporary leaders, and helps people practice the disciplines during the week.  Each session is thoughtful, edgy and presents different ideas through video, handouts and discussion.