The LORD has richly blessed us. Every day he gives us what we need, and often times, even more. This Thanksgiving we are giving thanks to God by coming in to worship him with thankful hearts. We will give God thanks and glory through prayer, through singing about what he has done for us, and in our offerings to him. There is also a special collection for the Friends in Need Food Shelf. You are free to donate both food items and monetary gifts.
During 2014, the WELS Hymnal Project has conducted three surveys to solicit input about how the current hymnal is being used and how the new hymnal can best serve our church body. The first was for pastors, the second for teachers, and the third for musicians. This fourth survey, intended for all WELS members, asks for feedback on things like chanting psalms, instruments suited for accompany worship, wording for the songs and prayers of worship, and singing hymns and songs of the liturgy in four-part harmony.
The congregation of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church was organized by eleven members on June 22, 1947. During the first years in which they gave glory to God, services were conducted in the basement of a home, in rented halls, and in the present church basement. These humble facilities served as places of worship during the initial ten years of the congregation.