Make your way to I-494 and go south on I-494. Take Valley View Road exit and go west (right). Go about 1 mile and turn left at Prairie Center Drive (Home Depot is on the right). Cross over Highway 5 and at the Ruby Tuesday Restaurant, turn right onto Technology Drive. The church is down the road just past the transit station on your right.
From the Northeast:
Make your way to US-169 and travel south. Take the 62W / US-212 W exit. Immediately move to the far left lane which is US-212W. US-212 then exits off to the right, but you want to remain in the left lane where 212 becomes MN-5 west. Travel west on MN-5, go under I-494 and take the next exit which is Prairie Center Drive. Take that exit and at the top of the ramp, turn right onto Prairie Center Drive. At the Ruby Tuesday Restaurant, turn right onto Technology Drive. The church is down the road just past the transit station on your right.
From the East (St. Paul) and South (Burnsville):
Make your way to I-494 and travel west through Bloomington. I-494 turns north once you cross US-169. Take the MN-5 West cloverleaf and remain in right lane. The first exit you come to is Prairie Center Drive. Take that exit and at the top of the ramp, turn right onto Prairie Center Drive. At the Ruby Tuesday Restaurant, turn right onto Technology Drive. The church is down the road just past the transit station on your right.
From the West:
Travel east on MN-312 for 8 miles as it merges onto MN-5. Take the Prairie Center Drive exit and turn right. Take the next right onto Technology Drive and go past the transit station on your right. The church is about a half mile down on the right hand side.
Make your way to I-35W and travel south. Take Hwy 62 West. Move to the far left lane which becomes US-212W. US-212 then exits off to the right just past Shady Oak Rd, but you want to remain in the left lane where 212 becomes MN-5 west. Travel west on MN-5, go under I-494 and take the next exit which is Prairie Center Drive. Take that exit and at the top of the ramp, turn right onto Prairie Center Drive. At the Ruby Tuesday Restaurant, turn right onto Technology Drive. The church is down the road just past the transit station on your right.
Directions to Spirit in the Pines Camp, Hackensack, Minnesota
2973 County Road 45 NW Hackensack, MN 56452
From Interstates 494 and 694, travel north on I-94 for 38 miles.
Take Exit # 178/Mn Hwy 24 North (Clear Lake/Clearwater) and turn right (north).
Travel 3.8 miles to Highway 10 and turn left (west).
Travel 43 miles on Highway 10 west, through Little Falls to Hwy 371 north through Brainerd for 24 miles (not business route).
Stay on Highway 371 for 5 miles through Nisswa, 6 miles to Peqout Lakes, 4 miles to Jenkins and 5 miles to Pine River and 10 miles to Backus.
Once you hit Backus (if you blink you'll miss it), travel 4.2 miles to County Road 45, a.k.a. Pleasant Lake Road. Turn right on C.R. 45 and go 2.3 miles. Spirit in the Pines Camp is on the left side.
Without unusual traffic and one short stop, the trip from Eden Prairie is about three hours.
Join us as we dive into the basic questions of Christianity including "Who is Jesus?", "Why and How Do I Pray?", and "How Does God Guide Us?" Alpha is for anyone who wants to understand more about Christianity and have a deeper relationship with God. We will have an informational Celebration Dinner on Tuesday, September 18 at St. Andrew from 6:00–7:30 p.m. Classes begin Tuesday, September 25 and continue thru Dec. 4th. Meets 6:00–8:00p.m. Light meal and child care is provided each week. Please notify us of your child care needs. Cost: $10 for class book.
Leaders: Julie Samuelson (JulieMsam@aol.com) and Pastor Tasha (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Typical class includes: meal, music, pastor teaching, small group discussion. PLEASE JOIN US! :)
Children’s Christmas Programs!
On December 16, St. Andrew Sunday School kids and kids choirs will share the storyof Advent and Christmas during each worship service. Kids will be in the porgram during the time they normally attend Sunday School.
Kids who go to Sunday School at 9am are in the 9am program.
Kids who go to Sunday School at 10:30 are in the 10:30 program.
Kids who attend LiveWire Sunday School are in the LiveWire program.
We are so excited to share this amazing story of God’s love with you.
Thank you Adopt A Highway Volunteers!
You braved the damp and overcame soggy shoes!
St. Andrew Lutheran is partnering with Children of Tomorrow to provide childcare for those participating
in the search for Mandy Matula. To volunteer to supervise the children or to register your child please contact
Melissa at Children of Tomorrow, 952-448-7829 or email email@example.com.
Begin your Lenten journey with worship on Ash Wednesday, February 13, at Noon or 6:30 p.m. Lent provides a great opportunity for us to deepen our faith and our walk with our Lord. We encourage you to join us for the journey each Wednesday, February 13 – March 20. (Noon Lenten Worship will also be offered March 27.) Noontime worshippers are welcome to bring a sack lunch and join the staff for a quick meal following worship.
St. Andrew VBS 2013
Monday July 22 through Thursday July 25
Online registration is closed. Please contact Sandy Olson at to register.
Countdown to Summer 2014!
January is traditionally the time when we begin our countdown to camp.
Training is underway for counselors and CITs (counselor–in–training). Spirit in the Pines registration information is available for you to make your plans now!
We will celebrate Camp Weekend on January 25 & 26. Be prepared for a great mix of activities and fun:
Camp Breakfast (8am – Noon)
Camp–style worship for the entire family.
Camp staff Meet & Greet.
Camp gear available for purchase.
2nd grade Camp Milestone gift.
Serving up Summer 2014 – Sign up for Summer Spirit Team, Adopt-a-Cabin, & Work Project Teams
Invest in the Youth of St. Andrew!
During the last three Sundays in February, middle school and high school students will be selling stock ($25/share) before and after morning worship
to help fund mission trip scholarships and offset overall costs of their trips:
Kansas City, MO (grades 7–9)
Delbarton, WV (grades 10–12)
Contact Jen Gruendler for details.
Living Out My Faith in Everyday Life
During the Winter Sermon Series, the pastors at St. Andrew offered messages about living our faith in everyday life. Listen below: