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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Sunday Worship Service

Greetings friends! 

This Sunday marks my first worship service as pastor of St. Andrew’s. It is also the second week in Advent and we will be celebrating communion together as well. A full service indeed! Dana Monk will read the Scripture passage Isaiah 40:1-11, a message of hope for a community that is experiencing isolation and hardship. We hear of God’s love and compassion for the people of Israel and can rest assured that God’s promise of light and salvation is as real for us today as we face our current challenges.

The service opens with Chris Davis’s performance of Brahms' “Waltz in A-flat Major.” Michelle Hertig and Mona Wise light the second Advent candle, calling us to be courageous in our waiting and hoping. Erin McKibben and Konrad Kono will lead us with two hymns and will close with the Taize song “Wait for the Lord.” Unfortunately, Erin’s daughter was not available this Sunday to repeat her joyful liturgical dance, but I hope that the memory is still a vivid one for all.

Most of the service was recorded in the sanctuary. It is my prayer that the sight of the colorful windows brings comfort and inspires you with the knowledge that even as we are distanced from each other, God is still among us in this season of waning light.

Yours faithfully in Christ,

Jen

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Coffee Hour & Adult Ed are using the same Zoom Link this week! 

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Zoom Coffee Hour

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

December 6, 10:30am

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Adult Education...

Adult Education continues this Sunday continuing with the Faith and Reason Series, “The Future of Christianity.”

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 presentationThe Cross and the Christian Future." Subsequent lectures will be presented weekly.

Marcus Borg – Why I Am Still a Christian.

Marcus Borg – Progressive Christianity and the Christian Future
Marcus Borg – The Cross and the Christian Future

Joan Chittister, OSB – Why I Am Still a Catholic
Joan Chittister, OSB – Who Is God In An Evolutionary World?
Joan Chittister, OSB – American Women and the Women of the World
John Dominic Crossan – Why I Am Still a Christian
John Dominic Crossan – Covenant & Divine Violence
John Dominic Crossan – Jesus & Divine Violence
Topic: St. Andrew's Adult Education Class: The Future of Christianity?

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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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