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News from St. Andrew's - November 12, 2020
November 12

Message from Jen

Hello friends! As you may know, I have arrived in Santa Barbara and am settling in well. However, on Sunday I found out that one of the movers tested positive for COVID, so I am isolating until I can take a test myself. I had limited contact and feel confident that I am fine but this virus thrives on that kind of confidence, so better to be safe than sorry. I would ask that you hold the mover, Daniel, in your prayers. He is not well.

In the meantime, thanks to all of you who attended presbytery yesterday (they voted to accept me and the terms of call...whew!). I am so excited to get into the office, but apparently God wills for me to take it slow and meditate on the Santa Ynez mountains outside my window and appreciate where I am.

Your sister in Christ,


Video of the Memorial for Rev. Dan Newhall, Linda Sorensen’s Father

Many of you knew Rev. Dan Newhall, Linda Sorensen’s father. He was much loved by the congregations he served and all who knew him. Dan was honored in a recent Zoom memorial service. You can view it at: You’ll need the passcode: q+Tk4yG&

Nov 15th Worship Service and Beyond

This Sunday’s service will be my last sermon to share with you. The theme will be looking back on the last two years. November 22 will feature Rev. Tim Burnette of “The Way Collective” in town. November 29, the first Sunday in Advent, will be led by Reverends Judith Muller, Janet Ewart and Suzanne Malloy.

- Steve

Rev. Suzanne Malloy Elected Moderator of the Synod

Suzanne has been elected as the new moderator of the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii – a region that includes more than 250 Presbyterian churches. Her term of service starts next month. Congratulations, Suzanne!


This Sunday is “Pledge Sunday.” The session will be considering the 2021 budget next week. PLEASE send in your pledge or drop it by the church during regular office hours.


This Sunday's Coffee Hour is in honor of Rev. Steve Jacobsen, as it is his last Sunday preaching at St. Andrew's. Please join us for this special time...

November 15, 10:30am

Meeting ID: 856 8137 7977
Passcode: 341158

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Adult Education will start after Coffee Hour at approximately 11:00 this Sunday with the Faith and Reason Series about the Future of Christianity, a FAITHANDREASON seminar that was held at Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral, Houston, TX, October 18 & 19, 2013. John Dominic Crossan will present, Jesus and Divine Violence. The God of the Old and New Testaments can be seen as a God of distributive justice and mercy or a God of retributive justice and violence. Crossan discusses how we determine the nature of God by looking to the standard and norm of the Bible, the historical Jesus. Please join us this Sunday on Zoom after Coffee Hour.

Topic: St. Andrew's Adult Education Class: Marcus Borg – The Cross and the Christian Future

Meeting ID: 852 8195 9585

Passcode: 217540

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