Dear St. Andrew's Community and Friends:
This week’s theme is ”Two Kinds of Love: A User’s Guide,” based on Peter’s dialogue with Jesus in John 21. We look at the meaning of the two words used for love in this passage – agape (“ah-gah-pay”) and philia (as in Philadelphia) and see how knowing the power of each can help us live a meaningful and faithful life.
Musically, the opening hymn is an old favorite of many, ‘In the Garden;” Scott adapted an audio file of a former St. Andrew’s member, Don Stewart, who sang it particularly well. After the sermon we’ll sing “Seek Ye First,” and we’ll close with “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee.” Chris plays a piece called “Beach at Dusk” to open and Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me” at the close.
Sue Arnold is our reader.
As part of this fall’s stewardship campaign, two of our elders have become a mobile video crew making visits to members asking, “Why are you excited to support St. Andrew’s in this coming year?” You’ll see the first compilation today.
We will have our Zoom coffee hour and adult study again – details below.
Finally, in the sermon I mention a prayer that I’ve found useful over the years. It’s from the Easter Orthodox tradition and called “Serene Light.” It’s printed below if you want to keep a copy.
I hope the service speaks to you in practical and meaningful ways.