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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Sunday Worship Service

Dear St. Andrew's Community and Friends:

This Sunday is November 1, “All Saints Day.”  We’ll look at the tradition of saints as it evolved in the Catholic Church using St. Barbara as an example.  Then we’ll consider some of the spiritual qualities of everyday living described by St. Paul in Romans 12, using a contemporary translation by Eugene Peterson.  From there I’ll give a series of examples of “everyday saints” I’ve known in my life, and I’ll ask you to think about who the “saints” are in your life.

Janet Ewart is our reader and leads the prayers, which includes a time to remember four “saints” from St. Andrew’s who have died in the past year and a chance for you to honor anyone you know.

Janet and I will then lead a communion service.  If you’d like to participate, you can get your bread and cup ready when you view the service.

Disciple Dog receives some surprise items for Halloween.

Our hymns are “I Come With Joy” and “For All the Saints.”  Chris plays a particularly beautiful Chopin nocturne at the beginning and a medley of hymns at the close.

Following the service, we will have our usual Zoom coffee hour and adult study – links are below.

At the end of this email I’ve noted the list of attitudes and behaviors that St. Paul identifies in Romans 12 using the Eugene Peterson translation from The Message.

Blessings on your weekend and week –

For all the saints,

Steve

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STEWARDSHIP

Our stewardship campaign is underway.  You likely received a letter communicating the stewardship effort for 2021.  Our las two worship services included 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.

November 10

An Opportunity to Show Support for the New Pastor, Rev. Jennifer Fraser

Our pastor-elect, Jen Fraser, will be presented for membership in our Presbytery at the meeting Tuesday afternoon, November 10. St. Andrew members are encouraged to join in on the Zoom meeting. Details will be shared when available via email.

Coffee Hour

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

November 1, 10:30am

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Meeting ID: 856 8137 7977
Passcode: 341158

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Meeting ID: 856 8137 7977
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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 Marcus Borg’s presentation, The Cross and the Christian Future.  He will be discuss the recovery of the ancient meaning of the Cross and its implication for the future of our Faith.

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

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85281959585?pwd=ZmEzOG50eTR5WFRsWU9uNDl5TGJsQT09

Meeting ID: 852 8195 9585
Passcode: 217540

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How to Be an Everyday Saint – 24 Gems from Romans 12

1. …let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.

2. If you preach, just preach God’s Message, nothing else;

3. If you help, just help, don’t take over;

4. If you teach, stick to your teaching;

5. If you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don’t get bossy;

6. If you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate;

7. If you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond;

8. If you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face.

9. Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it.

10. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good.

11. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.

12. Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame.

13. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant.

14. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder.

15. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.

16. Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath.

17. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down.

18. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up.

19. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.

20. Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone.

21. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody.

22. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”

23. Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness.

24. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.

St Andrews Presbyterian Church

4575 Auhay Drive, Santa Barbara
CA 93110 United States

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