Youth

There's a lot going on for the youth at St. Andrew’s and it is continually growing.

Luther League (Grades 3-6)
Youth Group (Grades 7-12)

Sermons

Rev. John Trump 04/20/2014 - 12:15pm

Lent

Lent is a season when the church focuses on preparation of baptismal candidates and the continual process of conversion for everyone. It is a solemn and penitential period. Many churches even retire or bury their Alleluias for the duration of the season. Lent is grounded in and modeled after the forty days Jesus spent in the desert, tempted by the devil. As people of faith, we lay aside those practices and material goods that lead us into temptation, and we take up the full armor of God, especially scripture, prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. We do this not to enamor ourselves of our own sanctity, but rather to gather with the whole Christian community as it practices its participation in the death of Christ—that we might know the alleluia of the resurrection with Christ. (Sundays and Seasons, 2013)

This year’s Lenten Dramas delve into the theme of the “seven deadly sins” as they have been passed down in the church over the centuries. Lent is of course a time of repentance and examination of ourselves and our relationship with God. The church has identified these as “deadly” because they lead to other sins. Greed leads to stealing, for instance. Wrath can lead to violence. These dramas all center around a priest, who is simply called “father” by all those who know him.

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Lenten Devotions

Thank you to all who have contributed to this devotional resource. It has been a joy to me to hear stories of faith from of those who wrote the daily reflections. The Holy Spirit moved throughout this process to encourage members of the congregation to dig deeper into scripture and to listen to how God may be speaking. That's part of our call during Lent, to dig deeper and listen. Thank you for your faithful witness as disciples of Christ.

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Karibu! Our Water Mission

On January 26 the St. Andrew’s congregation voted to approve the Congregation Council’s recommendation to provide a clean water system for the village of Makusi, in our companion synod of South Western Tanzania.

We are excited to welcome the people of Makusi into our circle of care and love. Current water sources in the village are small streams of water diverted from springs from troughs and channels. This surface water is dirty and contaminated with bacteria; people have no choice but to drink from, bathe in and wash their clothes in it. By providing a safe water solution, we will be able to make a profound difference in the health and the everyday lives of the people of Makusi.

Epiphany

Epiphany. So often this season gets short changed. Lent often comes around early. The year, Lent is fairly late. There is a longer season of Epiphany, of revelation, and of light. This time of year is not simply about the "wise men" coming to see Jesus. It is rather about how He is revealed to the world.

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Upcoming Lessons

April 27, 2014

First Reading

Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Christ's resurrection: the fulfillment of God's promise to David

Second Reading

1 Peter 1:3-9
New birth to a living hope through the resurrection

Psalm

Psalm 16
In your presence there is fullness of joy. (Ps. 16:11)

Gospel

John 20:19-31
Beholding the wounds of the risen Christ

Location & Directions

We're located at the intersection of Broad River and Bush River Roads, near Dutch Square Center, in the St. Andrews area of Columbia, South Carolina.

 

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Worship Opportunities

Sunday Services - 8:30 & 11:00 am
Sunday School - 9:45 am

Contact Us

803.772.6034

Fax: 803.987.6543
salc@salc.com

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
1416 Broad River Rd
Columbia, SC 29210