Welcome to St. Andrew United Methodist Church

Welcome! We are glad that God led you to our site. We are a group of Jesus followers who really want to transform our world for God's glory.  We believe you are an integral part of God's plan and would love to share more with you.  Please come and worship with us on County Farm Road, just north of West Lafayette, Indiana. If you'd like to see how we worship, you're welcome to check out our traditional and contemporary worship services on video.

Silent Retreat

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"No one ever drifts towards God."

What would it be like to have uninterrupted presence to our thoughts and our God?  

Let's pause our relentless schedules and take time together March 9-10 to silence ourselves, listen to, and be present to God.

Pine Creek Camp.  No Phones.  $50

Sign-up Here.

 



Join Us in Our Lenten Journey

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The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (February 14) and continues until Easter Sunday (April 1). Join us on our journey towards the cross and ultimately, the empty grave.

On Wednesday, February 21, we invite you to join us for a Communion Service at Westminster Village.

On Sunday, February 25, we have a traditional worship service at 8:30 am (with the organ and Chancel Choir), and contemporary services at 9:45 and 11:00 (with music by the Praise Team). We also have Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:45 and 11:00.

You are invited to any of our three Sunday morning services and to occasional Wednesday evening sessions. Click here to visit our Lent & Easter page, which includes the Lenten season calendar.



Holy Land Ruminations

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Touring the Holy Land lives up to the cliche, 'the Bible will come alive in new ways coming here.'  Indeed it has.  Events which used to transpire in different space on different pages now unfold before my mind's eye in the same crowded villages within sight of numerous other noteworthy events from the gospels.  This land is thick with history and heavy with the presence of God.  It is easy to see why so many churches have been built to commemorate the memories of our Messiah.  They are so beautiful and intricately woven with symbols and art from centuries of the faithful expressing their adoration to their creator. 



Myanmar Reflections

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Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar - a people shaped by geography

This is the first of my reflections on the trip Mark Ritchie and I took to Myanmar. As time passes the play-by-play of what we did seems less vital than overall impressions. So I am beginning with those.

The character of the Chin people is inseparable from the geography of the mountainous Chin State. I commented to one owner of a modest home on the spectacular view from his living area, "In the US, this is what we would call a million dollar view." He responded that it would hardly be worth that much in the Chin State since everyone has a mountain view. Lol



All God's Creatures

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When we arrive in Florida for the winter, the first thing I notice is the sounds of birds singing and chirping.  After several months of the quiet solitude of early winter in Indiana it is the most pleasant sound, and I listen attentively for their song.  I feel the joy that comes with early spring, the warm sun and the return of everything alive.  Not only do I enjoy their music but also the fact birds in Florida look so very different.

Recently we had the pleasure of visiting Hammock State Park.  It is lovely and has many different walking  paths that lead you into the natural hammock created by the trees.  Along the walk ways it is easy to find many unusual species native to this area.  I saw a little gray bird sitting on a fence post and I exclaimed at it, "Oh look at you, aren't you just the cutest thing! I wonder what you are?"  I did not have a bird book and so his identify was lost to me.  As I pondered this little guy I began to think of all of God's amazingly different creatures which live in this area.



Ash Wednesday Service - Next Wednesday, February 14

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Ash Wednesday Service and Meal

An Ash Wednesday service will be held at the church next Wednesday, February 14, at 7 p.m. in the Great Room. You are invited to join us for a dinner of soup and bread prior to the Ash Wednesday service in the Intersection starting at 5:45 p.m. All are welcome.

 

Bring Your Favorite Soup!

Have a favorite soup recipe you are itching to make? Please consider contributing a Crock-Pot full to share with all as we gather for a light meal of soup and bread at 5:45 p.m. before the Ash Wednesday service.  Contact Lisa Eaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 765-714-0198 to let her know that you will bring your favorite recipe.  Vegetarian and gluten-free options are welcome!

 

 



Communication Survey Reminder and Operation Classroom Opportunity

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Don't Forget to Share Your Opinion...

Don’t forget to fill out the communication survey sent to you last week. The deadline to fill out the survey is February 11. Click the link below to fill out the survey: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XTQZJPN

Operation Classroom Presentation

Operation Classroom is currently in the process of launching the Taiama Enterprise Academy, a school in Sierra Leone that will equip young men and women in West Africa with the knowledge, skills, and perspective needed to provide for themselves, their families, and their communities.  A video on the vision for T.E.A. can be viewed by clicking here. 

The success of this project is dependent on God working through local church es who will commit to pray for and support this endeavor, particularly in the Indiana Annual Conference. 

An information session will be held on Monday, February 12, from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Andrew UMC in the Great Room. During this meeting, leaders of Operation Classroom will share the vision for the T.E.A. project and how we hope local churches will become involved. Please prayerfully consider attending this meeting to learn more about how we can impact the kingdom of God in West Africa together.

 



 

More Updates...

St. Andrew Communication Survey 2 February 2018. Posted in Announcements
God with us. 24 January 2018. Posted in Come and See
Re-Membering Faith, Hope, and Love 23 January 2018. Posted in Come and See
Visitation and Celebration of Life for Kim Morris 17 January 2018. Posted in Loss and Arrangements
Called to Myanmar 16 January 2018. Posted in Come and See
Drifting Snow 12 January 2018. Posted in Come and See
Pack Away Hunger - Volunteers Needed 10 January 2018. Posted in Announcements
The Storm 9 January 2018. Posted in Come and See
Celebration of Life for Nick Jackson 2 January 2018. Posted in Loss and Arrangements
QPR Training Postponed 2 January 2018. Posted in Announcements
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! 29 December 2017. Posted in Announcements
Midweek Connection 18 August 2017. Posted in Announcements
I Can Do That 7 December 2017. Posted in Come and See
Advent & Christmas Eve 2017 1 December 2017. Posted in Announcements
This is the Day... 1 December 2017. Posted in Come and See