Author Archives: Hope Lives

Construction Update: July 2

Following a festive groundbreaking ceremony (see recap here if you missed it), our facilities team got to work securing the construction zones. “It’s exciting to be here,” said Dale Bakken, Director of Building and Grounds. “There’s been a lot of meetings, planning and thought that went into this. We’re ready!” Late last week after the […]

Congregation to Gather for Groundbreaking Ceremony

After what seems like a record amount of snowdays and snowstorms, the frost appears to be over and our spring has arrived! We are excited to share with you this update on our Hope Lives Campaign. Over the past several months the building committee has been working diligently to secure timing, understand resources and possible […]

Kevin Gerdes Shares Campaign Update

Campaign Plan Update to Congregation from Kevin Gerdes, Co-Chair: February 10, 2019 A year ago I stood before you as Co-Chair of a $12M Capital Campaign to support our congregation’s long-range comprehensive plan. That plan would support our growing ministries by: Building a Fellowship Hall and Gathering Space; Expanding our parking lot and reducing the […]

Quick Update: Construction Drawing Phase

Thank you again for your generous support for our Hope Lives Campaign! Here’s a quick update on what’s happening because of your generosity: The Building Committee has met four times since the end of August. The group has refined space utilization and hammered out details to maximize the efficiency and accuracy in the requests for proposal […]

CRC Celebrates 7 Years of Ministry

On Thursday, April 26, more than 200 people gathered in the Great Hall for a Community Dinner.  In attendance were school administrators, counselors, city officials, grandparents, grandchildren, social workers, single parents, business people, families in crisis, community volunteers and neighbors. The mood was energetic as guests dined on chicken, potatoes and quinoa salad. Conversation swirled […]


Dear Ministry Leaders, Staff, Congregation and Friends, Thank you for your prayerful responses to our HOPE LIVES campaign! We shared with you at our kick-off Sunday just a few weeks ago that thanks to your generosity we raised $5.2 million in advanced gifts for this campaign.  Last Sunday, we reached another milestone officially passing the half-way mark to […]

Community Resource Center

HOPE LIVES through the mission and ministry of our Community Resource Center. Executive Director Jenny Mason shares a glimpse of the services St. Andrew’s provides and how the capital campaign will enable us to better meet our neighbors in need. “We are the point of access for homeless families in this county,” said Jenny Mason, […]


Video produced Wednesday, February 21,2018 by St. Andrew’s Youth Group What is Hope? What Do You Hope For? by Pastor Michael D. Carlson, Lead Pastor St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Last week as ashes were being placed on the foreheads of many, a group of students, teachers, administrators and a football coach were brutally murdered in […]