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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Sunday Worship Service

Dear St. Andrew's Community and Friends:

WIth this service I'm concluding my "Glimpses of Paradise" series.  The theme is "Imagining Heaven."  We'll start with readings from the book of Revelation, and then explore how heavenly visions have been expressed by various works of art -- Handel's "Messiah," African-American spirituals, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Eric Clapton, "Field of Dreams, and finally a taste of Dante's "Paradisio."  Nancy Russo is our reader.  Disciple Dog shares his own hopes.  The hymns are "Holy, Holy, Holy" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot."

This journey has lasted eight weeks.  During this time, it seems we've had an endless series of dramatic news events in the world of COVID and national politics.  At times I've thought, "Maybe I shouldn't be indulging in these flights of faithful fancy, with so much going on in the world..."  But I decided to keep my focus as planned.  After this weekend, I have three Sundays left before entering November, which will be a month of transition as we prepare for Jen's arrival.  Themes in the next three weeks will be more practical and topical.  After paradise, time to get back to work.

As usual, we will use Zoom to enjoy our coffee hour and adult education together.  Details below.

Finally, we wanted to include the video of Astaire and Rogers with their '...I'm in heaven..." dance number, but copyright restrictions preclude that.  A link has been provided  below so you can watch it on your own or ZOOM in early to Coffee Hour.  It's amazing how, 85 years later, what they do can be such a source of delight.

Steve

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Classical, Folk and Nostalgia

ZOOM in to Coffee Hour (below) 15 minutes early (10:15 am) to see and hear a music video presentation of the music Steve referenced in this week's sermon.  It will lead directly into Coffee Hour.

The music video will also be replayed immediately after Coffee Hour for those not attending Adult Ed and wishing to experience the music.

It's fun... and it echoes the message.

Here's a link to Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers (included in the Coffee Hour video) in case you want to view that piece on your own schedule --> Cheek to Cheek

Coffee Hour

St. Andrew's is inviting you to a Zoom Coffee Hour...

October 11, 10:30am

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8568...

Meeting ID: 856 8137 7977
Passcode: 341158

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Meeting ID: 856 8137 7977
Passcode: 341158

Adult Education...

ADULT STUDY:

Adult Education continues this Sunday with the Faith and Reason Series, “Does Christianity Have a Future?”  Experience renowned theologians Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and Joan Chittister together live on stage exploring topics of faith and life with honesty, integrity, and expertise.  We can look forward to serious and useful examination about whether Christianity has a future or not.  This FAITHANDREASON seminar was held at Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral, Houston, TX, October 18 & 19, 2013.  Please join us this Sunday on Zoom after Coffee Hour for Marcus Borg's presentation, “Progressive Christianity and the Christian Future.” Subsequent lectures will be presented weekly.

Marcus Borg – Why I Am Still a Christian.
Joan Chittister, OSB – Why I Am Still a Catholic
John Dominic Crossan – Why I Am Still a Christian
Marcus Borg – Progressive Christianity and the Christian Future
Joan Chittister, OSB – Who Is God In An Evolutionary World?
John Dominic Crossan – Covenant & Divine Violence
Marcus Borg – The Cross and the Christian Future
Joan Chittister, OSB – American Women and the Women of the World
John Dominic Crossan – Jesus & Divine Violence

Topic: St. Andrew's Adult Education Class: Does Christianity Have a Future?

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85281959585?pwd=ZmEzOG50eTR5WFRsWU9uNDl5TGJsQT09

Meeting ID: 852 8195 9585
Passcode: 217540

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St Andrews Presbyterian Church

4575 Auhay Drive, Santa Barbara
CA 93110 United States

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