A member congregation of the
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
307 3rd Avenue (PO Box 294)

Van Horne, Iowa 52346

(319) 228-8325
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St. Andrew
We worship the Triune God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) here at St. Andrew. We do not worship St. Andrew, but honor his service to Christ and the Church by naming our congregation after him.
St. Andrew
+ Born in Bethsaida (John 1:44)
+Brother of Simon Peter (Matthew 4:18)
+Lived in Capernaum (Mark 1:29)
+Was a Fisherman (Matthew 4:18)
+Disciple of John the Baptist (John 1:35-40)
+One of the 12 Disciples (Mat. 10:2, Mk 3:18, Lk. 6:14)
+First to follow Jesus (John 1:35-40)
+Called to be a fisher of men (Mathew 4:19)
+Told Jesus about the boy with 5 loaves/2 fish (Jn. 6:8)
Tradition says (but not found in the Bible) that Andrew preached in Greece, Asia Minor, and Russia. He was supposed to have started a church in Constantinople (Istanbul today) and ordained Stachys, named by Paul (Rom. 16:9), as its first bishop. He was ordered by a Roman proconsul to join in sacrificing to pagan gods and when Andrew refused, he was ordered to be scourged and crucified. To make his death more lingering, he was fastened to the cross, not with nails, but with cords and hung upside down on an “X” shaped cross. His death took two days but he never quit praising God and encouraging others to remain faithful to Christ.

(The above information found in The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary, Moody Press, Chicago)
   

Last update: 10 May 2017