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Our Faith Statement

St. Andrew exists to seek, find, keep and transform lives through our Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

Dave Ruehs' Family with new candle lighter/snuffer dedicated in his memory.
(l to r) Mike Haworth, Emily Filter

We celebrated two of our member’s graduations Sunday June 7th, 2015.

 

Mike graduated from Portland High School.  He plans on attending Lansing Community College's 3+1 program in conjunction with Ferris State University to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Business.

 

Emily graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in psychology.

 

We hope God blesses you and gives you strength while each one of you pursue your dreams.

Congratulations to the New Confirmands

Sunday, May 3rd of 2015 these young ladies and men were confirmed into the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.  Furthermore, they have confirmed their faith in Jesus Christ and rejected satan and his evil way.  Pastor's sermon also reinforced rejecting sin is possible through our baptisim and our belief in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord.

(l to r) Adrianna Novara, Dawson Collins, Pastor Filter, Jacob Veale, Charlotte Kelitch
(l to r) Adrianna Novara, Dawson Collins, Jacob Veale, Charlotte Kelitch
Super Yummy Cake by Elena Brooks (l to r) Dawson Collins , Charlotte Kelitch, Adrianna Novara, Jacob Veale
(l to r) Dawson Collins , Charlotte Kelitch, Adrianna Novara, Jacob Veale [Supper Yummy Cake from Elena Brooks]

2015 Newsletters

We will now be posting our newsletters on our website. See the above tab "Newsletters"   They are in formatted in PDF.  Simply click on the file and it will open if you have a PDF reader.  If not you can download many free readers. 

Dave Ruehs

 

Age 64, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 9, 2014, after a long, courageous struggle with cancer. Mr. Ruehs was a veteran of the U.S. Army, retired from T.R.W. in 2005, and was a member and Elder at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Portland. Family was very important to David, and he enjoyed drag racing. Preceding him in death were his parents; father-in-law, John Pline; sisters-in-law, Linda Buskirk and Cindi Ruehs; brother-in-law, Ken Pline. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Susan; sons, David (Jennifer) Ruehs and Timothy (Rebecca) Ruehs; grandchildren, Shelby, Alicia, Nolan, Cooper and Coltin; siblings, Patricia (Ron) Klein, Paul Ruehs and Pete (Tommie) Ruehs; mother-in-law, Catherine Pline; in-laws, Chuck Buskirk, Sandy (Gordie) Fyan, John (Randee) Pline, Gary Pline and Kathy (Bruce) Kenyon; several nieces, nephews and friends. The Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 2014 at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 8867 Kent Street, Portland, with Pastor Ed Filter presiding. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman Funeral Homes, 210 E. Bridge Street, Portland, and from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the church. On line condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.

Congratulations to the New Confrimands

Sunday, April 21 these young ladies were confirmed into the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.  Furthermore, they have confirmed their faith in Jesus Christ and rejected satin and his evil way.  Pastor's sermon also reinforced how we are all his sheep and how much he loves each one of us.

(r to l) Hannah Huhn, Megan Kleitch, Karlie Sprague
(r to l) Hannah Huhn, Megan Kleitch, Karlie Sprague
(r to l) Karlie Sprague, Megan Kleitch, Hannah Huhn, Pastor Ed Filter
Mrs. Brook's Cake

4th of July Parade

Even though it was near 100 degrees we reminded people that Jesus is the living water. 

Congratulations New Confrimands

On Sunday April 29 Mark Brooks, Trissa Sandborn and Matthew Haworth were confirmed into the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod by Pastor Filter.



Front (L to R) Matthew Haworth, Trissa Sandborn, Mark Brooks

Back Pastor Ed Filter

 

Thanks Elena Brooks for the great cake.

Pastor Ed Filter explaining the expectations and responsibilites of being a confirmed member of the Lutheran Chruch Missouri Synod.

 

(L to R) Trissa Sandborn, Matthew Haworth, Pastor Ed Filter, Mark Brooks.

Congratulations To Our Students Who Took The Lord's Supper

Congratulations to our latest Confirmation Students who took the Lord's Supper for the first time Sunday February 19, 2012. We are very proud of them!

(R to L) Charlotte Kleitch, Jacob Veale, Pastor Filter, Jarrod Huhn, Adrianna Novara (Courtesy T. Kleitch)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Everyone.

Look for new postings to come.

Caroling 2011

The Caroling Group finished yet another great round of singing.  Many thanks to the Wheatons for the great refreshments and fellowship.  It is always a great way to end the night.

Trunk or Treat 2011

Here are a few photos of our Trunk or Treat. Thanks to all who helped and stopped by.

SAYG Ice Skaing 2011

Flash Mob Video Done

Here is the finished flash mob video that had six area chruches invoved and many voluenteers.  Gread job.

Amazing Grace the Movie

Here is the preview of the Amazing Grace movie that I used for Sunday's sermon. It was released in 2006. Thanks Mark.

Pastor Filter Announces Temple Scholarship Award
Cody Sheldon Receives Temple Scholarship

Temple Scholarship Awarded

Congratulations to Cody Sheldon as recipient of the St. Andrew's Temple Scholarship.  Pastor Filter had the honor of handing out the scholarship during Portland High School Awards Banquet.

May 1st, 2011 Confirmation

Please joins us in congratulating two of our young people who were confirmed.  Emily Huhn and Mike Haworth publicly confirmed their Christian Faith in Jesus Christ.  Thus embracing God and accepting the Holy Spirit in their hearts!  Again, thanks to Elena Brooks for the cake.  It was most delicious.

(L to R) Emily Huhn, Pastor Filter, Mike Haworth
(L to R)Mike Haworth and Emily Huhn With Thier Cake

Tell us what You Think

Here is a song a member brought to us.  Tell Pastor or any of the Elders what you think.

If you double click on the song your media player should upload it and play it.

The words are in Microsoft Word the older version.

Thanks.

Bloom Where You're Planted Song
Bloom Where You're Planted-DanAmesDeanSi[...]
Windows Media video format [4.0 MB]
Bloom Where You're Planted Words
Bloom Where You're Planted(Words).doc
Microsoft Word document [57.0 KB]

VBS In Poland

Here are pictures of VBS in Goleszow, Poland.  They are from Ann Dennis.  Enjoy.

What Would You Do?

Here is the full video of what was shown Sunday.  Thanks for everyone's support.

Mark Haworth.

VBS 2010 - Son Harvest

Sunday April 18th Confirmation

Please joins us in congratulating three of our young people who were confirmed.  Mary Brooks, Ken Heindel and Lauren Manzini publicly confirmed their Christian Faith which God who placed the Holy Spirit in their hearts!  Thanks to Elena Brooks for the cake.  It was most delicious.

(L to R) , Ken Heindel, Lauren Manzini, Mary Brooks.

(L to R) Lauren Manzini, Rev. Ed Filter, Ken Heindel, Mary Brooks

Easter Egg Hunt 2010

LTC Judy Fryover

LTC Judy Fryover

As we continue to pray for Judy, Tom has sent us this picture of Judy with her Boss Col. Carol Eggert (far left), Four Star General Raymond Odierno(2nd in left), a Japanese Dignitary (next to Judy) and LTC Judy (far right).

LTC Judy Fryover

Here is a short video Tom Fryover asked we post.  Please check out some of the actions Judy Fryover is implementing while serving our country in Iraq.  We will continue to  pray for Judy Fryover's sucess and safety during these difficult times. 

LTC Judy Fyover with sword.

Supporting People

Some of our home bound members would appreciate a quick letter or note of encouragement.  See their addresses at Supporting People tab.

Our Biblical Foundation

John 1:41 "...we have found the Messiah..." (That is the Christ)