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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Sunday Worship Service

Dear St. Andrew's Community and Friends:

Recently I have been feeling inclined to do something I rarely do -- create a "Jeremiad."  As you may know, this is a term for a sermon or message that warns people about issues that pose serious challenges to a community, country or world.  The term comes from the Biblical prophet Jeremiah, who was unpopular in his day because he kept raising issues his nation wanted to ignore.  I'm an optimist by nature, so I usually steer clear of "gloom and doom" approaches.  But as I approach the completion of my interim term, I was drawn to doing the  message in this service.  Based on Moses' words to the Israelites before they cross into the Promised Land in Deuteronomy 30: 11-20, the title is "Choosing LIfe: Two Serious Challenges We Are Facing."

Maggie Knaus is our reader.  Disciple Dog tries to make me a better person. Our hymns are "Spirit" and "God of Grace and God of Glory," and Chris' solos include a famous, lyrical piece by Beethoven and a Chopin waltz.

Our roving camera crew interviewed several more people about why they are supporting St. Andrew's in this year's stewardship drive.

Following the service there will be our regular Zoom coffee hour and adult study.

Blessings on your weekend, and let me know if you have thoughts about the sermon.

In gratitude,

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Our stewardship campaign is underway.  You likely received a letter this week communicating the stewardship effort for 2021.  Our current worship services include messages from members of our own congregation expressing their connections to St. Andrew's.  Please consider returning as soon as possible the pledge card enclosed in the stewardship letter.  Your commitment to our "New Adventure" is appreciated.

Coffee Hour

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

October 25, 10:30am

Meeting ID: 856 8137 7977
Passcode: 341158

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Meeting ID: 856 8137 7977
Passcode: 341158

Adult Education...

Adult Education continues 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. Please join us this Sunday on Zoom after Coffee Hour for John Dominic Crossan’s presentation, Covenant & Divine Violence. He will be discussing the Biblical stories of Adam & Eve and Cain & Abel in the contest or matrix of the Mesopotamian story of Gilgamesh and the conflict between farmers and herders present at that time. This helps us to understand how these Biblical stories were understood at the time they were written.

Topic: St. Andrew's Adult Education Class: John Dominic Crossan – Covenant & Divine Violence

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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