How long has it been since you have been to the church campus? How long has it been since you have seen your church friends? Are you ready to put your toe back in the water and check things out? If so, then you will want to call Dana Monk.
Starting in May, Dana and the Congregational Life Committee are scheduling small coffee gatherings outside on the church patio on Saturdays at 10:30 am. These will be limited to 8 people, socially distanced, outdoors, with masks (when you are not sipping coffee, or snacking on treats). These events are called "Meet the Pastor" gatherings, and while I am very excited to meet people face to face (even with masks on), I know that for many a reunion with your church family and even the church campus itself will be an even greater benefit.
I look forward to entering a new normal with you, one small step at a time.
Livestream this Sunday!
This Sunday, 4/25, will be our first livestream worship service. You will receive a link by email just as you have for the past year. Please click on the link at 9:30AM on Sunday morning.
You may notice that there are people in the sanctuary. These are Session members. They will be there to test and refine our safety protocol. We are not ready to return to in-person worship yet, but we are working diligently toward that goal.
Coffee with Pastor Jen
The Congregational Life Team (CLF) is happy to announce that all members and friends of St. Andrew's are invited to schedule a time for coffee with the Pastor on the Church patio. Each get- together will be kept to a safe group of 8 guests. Coffee with the Pastor begins May 1st, and will continue on Saturdays thereafter, until everyone has had the opportunity to participate. Please call soon with your preferred date. To reserve your spot, call Dana Monk at 805-705-6929.
Presbyterians for Earth Care
Help Wanted: Coordinator
Presbyterians for Earth Care is looking for a part-time, 20 hr per week Coordinator (work from home). Here is the link to find out more: Coordinator info here
Adult Education. This Sunday, we will continue a series from Faith and Reason on The Ten Commandments: Laws of the Heart featuring Joan Chittister answering the questions:
• Are the Ten Commandments antiquated and obsolete?
• Do they have anything useful for us in the 21st century?
• How did they come to be, and what was their original purpose?
• Have the Ten commandments evolved?
In this series, Joan Chittister, OSB, invites us to think deeply about the moral fibers of our society. She presents the idea that the Ten Commandments are an adventure in human growth and that we are not so much convicted by them as we are transformed by them. “What does it mean to us, to the world, to preserve the Ten Commandments as the bedrock of our civilization?” Sr. Joan offers an honest and refreshing approach to the Ten Commandments unlike anything else today. Today’s lesson will be on the 8th and 9th Commandments, YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST YOUR NEIGHBOR, and YOU SHALL NOT COVET YOUR NEIGHBOR’S WIFE.
Please Join us Sunday right after Coffee Hour at 11 AM on Zoom!