St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Jesus Calls Us…Come and See! Come and Grow! Come and Serve!

Social Concerns Ministry Team

2016 ended with Social Concerns biggest project: the Christmas baskets. We received a list of 36 families from both Orchards Elementary school, and St.  Andrew’s in need of food and gifts during the holiday season. Besides the food, there were over 100 children that received gifts.  A big Thank you to all who participated from the purchase of the gifts and food to the distribution, and delivery.

Check your bulletin for new projects in 2017. 

The Social Concerns Ministry Team encourages you to sign up for any of our ongoing Service Projects:

          1. Kids Club  -- Orchards elementary after school program sponsored and staffed by St Andrew on Monday and Thursday from 3:30--5:30 during the school year.  Regular and subs are needed.  No experience necessary, just like to work with kids, and have fun.

          2. Share Inn @ Orchards -- St. Andrew's provides a meal once a month to the family shelter on the 4th Thursday of the month.  Cooks, Servers and food donations are needed. 

     To be a part of these projects, you may also contact the church office at 360-892-7160 or use the Discipleship Opportunities (DO) form on Sunday mornings.     


Share Inn at Orchards Dinner
St. Andrew provides dinner on the 4th Thursday every month except November. Food needs to be at the Share Inn at Orchards by 4 p.m. as the cooks will begin preparing the meal.   Food can be delivered earlier if clearly marked "For St. Andrew." 
  • 3 servers 4:30-7 p.m. (no cleanup)
  • Food to make 2 large casseroles of spaghetti; (November-March, 3 casseroles are needed).  The food needed for the casseroles will be listed in the church bulletin
  • 5 loaves of garlic bread or dinner rolls to serve 36 people
  • 1 3-lb. bag of green salad & salad dressing
  • 2 Costco-size cans of fruit or fresh fruit
  • 2-3 Cooks (one to cook, one to prep, and another to assist) 

Inn at Orchards Recipes

Share Inn at Orchards information:
5609 NE 102nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 604-0907