Women of the ELCA are a community of women who gather in congregations across the United States and the Caribbean to grow in faith and live their faith through ministry and action. For three days in June of 1987, Lutheran women gathered in Milwaukee, Wis. to form Women of the ELCA. As we celebrate over 30 years of this organization, we’re celebrating a tradition that extends back an additional 150 years. That’s quite a legacy!
The Congregation Council of St. Andrew Lutheran Church has the principal responsibility for fulfillment of the church’s mission and the legal accountability for its operations. The council is in charge of establishing a clear organizational mission, forming the strategic plan to accomplish the mission, overseeing and evaluating the plan's success, providing adequate supervision and support, ensuring financial solvency of the organization, interpreting and representing the community to the organization, and instituting a fair system of policies and procedures for human resource management.
Church council president Mark Hiles says, "As a council president I feel it is important to encourage all ministries to work together as a church family. Our church is part of us during the complete cycle of life from birth to baptism to Confirmation to the end of our lives. As we enter the various cycles of life within our church it is paramount that we join and recognize the needs of those in every phase of life and to provide a spiritual setting for those to honor and remember those who have passed before us. "
If you are a member of St. Andrew Lutheran and would like to serve in this capacity, please contact our church office at: 772.878.0954
There will be more information coming on the following ministries!
SALT (Sound and Light Team)
Youth Director Stephen Miller, welcomes the youth of our community. It doesn't matter who you are, you are welcome to be a part of our youth group. St. Andrew youth meet on a regular basis and participate in Bible studies and prayer, mission trips, retreats, fun times and so much more. If you are a young person between the ages of 12 and 18 and are looking for a safe place to worship where you will be accepted for who you are, St. Andrew's Youth group welcomes you! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube! (click links below).
St. Andrew Senior Ministry meets every Tuesday and Thursday excluding holidays and summers. Our program commences at 9:30 AM and dismisses at 3 PM. The day involves morning devotions, a variety of Senior exercises, games, speakers, special events and visits from the St. Andrew Academy. We also have picnics, birthday celebrations, yearly back massages from Keiser University and monthly Yoga instructions. Seniors enjoy monthly Bible Studies with Bill Meuser. Visits are made to Senior members now living in Assisted Living homes and Nursing Homes. The Senior Christmas singers provide music at church in December, our Seniors enjoy an Advent Candle Lighting program, participate in the Angel Tree gifts and have our festive Christmas party. We participate in National Day of Prayer, pray over the blue prayer cards filled out at church services and support the Building Bridges program by supporting our servicemen with supplies and gifts.
Our program welcomes Seniors of all ages who like an active day of Christian Fellowship. Come and meet new friends, renew old friendships or volunteer to help in an area of your interest. You are always welcome, and hopefully you will leave us at the end of the day with a smile on your face.