St. Andrews Gospel in Action - Feeding People All Ways
Are your tired of attending a church that speaks of God's love, but doesn't "walk the walk"? St. Andrews church is refreshingly different. Throughout the year, we have active ministries that address the needs of our area's poor, senior citizens, and homeless. We take seriously our commission of "that which you have done for the least of these, you have done for Me". God has given us the gift we can never repay in our redemption through Jesus Christ in addition to many other daily blessings in our lives. The works that we do through St. Andrews are in no way trying to earn the grace given to us freely by God, but rather to honor God and spread the Good News that we have received.
Each Sunday, our congregation brings food "pot luck" style to share a meal and fellowship after services. We open the meal to any in the community who is in need. We welcome you and will visit with you and make you feel loved.
The Lord’s Dinner
St. Andrew's has a long history with the Lord's Dinner as it actually started at our church many years ago when Fr. Scott Franz was the priest. At that time, St. Andrew's ran the entire program with our congregation. However, the program outgrew our little church and moved to Sacred Heart Catholic church on Colorado Ave about 18 years ago. Now the program has evolved so that it is a collaborative effort between dozens of churches that each sponsor a dinner a certain number of times per year. St. Andrew's takes its turn four times per year in the rotation. If you are interested in helping to cook, serve, clean up, or simply donate money to purchase supplies, contact the church office at 685-9259. St. Andrew's is very excited to be a part of this ministry again!
In Manitou Springs, there is no senior center for area seniors to gather for socialization. This leaves them at risk of isolation common to many seniors in our country. St. Andrew’s is the site host for the Silver Keys Senior Lunch Program held daily Monday thru Friday at 11:45 AM. in the fellowship hall (downstairs). Not only can seniors get a nutritious meal, but they can also have a place to catch up with friends. To further help Manitou seniors, St. Andrews often arranges for visiting nurses to give flu shots and perform foot clinics in conjunction with the lunch program. Often there is live musical entertainment, and sometimes a church member will offer movies. When an instructor is available, there have also been exercise classes held in conjunction with the lunch program. For Information Contact Taresa at 719-685-9259.