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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Sunday Worship Service

Dear St. Andrew's Community and Friends,

This Sunday we will look at the next installment in the "Glimpses of Paradise" series by turning to the Beatitudes.  Jesus begins with "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" and then goes on to make a series of statements about how challenging life situations can open us to a spiritual dimension in our lives.  I'll focus on three of the eight.  I also make use of Eugene Peterson's translation to help us reflect on the meaning of each statement in contemporary language.

Tom Weisenburger is the reader.  Chris and Erin lead us in "As the Deer," "Change My Heart O God" and "In the Bulb There Is a Flower."  Chris will also share more of his piano artistry.

As Disciple Dog and I discussed the Beatitudes this week, he decided he would write his own version.  It's called "The Bow-Attitudes," and you will be witnesses to the first public reading.

At 10:30 we will have a Zoom-enabled congregational meeting to elect church officers, followed by a brief coffee hour and adult education. The list of members being nominated and the Zoom links are below.

I also received a message from Chris that his departure for Taiwan has been moved to September 11.  He still plans to attend the September 13 gathering via Zoom.  He and Erin are busy preparing more hymns before he leaves.

See you Sunday.


The session has called a Zoom-based Congregational Meeting for Sunday, August 30, at 10:30 AM to hear the report of the Nominating Committee and elect new church officers: Here is the slate:

Session class of 2023: Dana Monk, Bill Oakley, Ann Padden-Rubin, Mona Wise.
Deacons class of 2022: Ariel Bowers, Barbara Hoffman.
Deacons class of 2023: Twyla Grier, Linda Gunther, Karen Noffz, Carole Shapiro.
Financial Secretary (one-year term): Mona Wise.
Treasurer (one-year term): Scott Eschbach.
Nominating Committee (one-year term): Lee Thompson, Diane Wiesenberger. Dana Monk and Don Vickers (serve as representatives of Session) and Barbara Eschbach (serves as a representative of the Board of Deacons).

Click Here to Worship  -->  August 30 Worship Service


NOTICE OF CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TO ELECT CHURCH OFFICERS:  A meeting of the Congregation will be held virtually via Zoom on Sunday, August 30 at 10:30AM at the beginning of the virtual Coffee Hour for the purpose of electing Church officers.


St. Andrew's is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: St. Andrew's' CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - Zoom
Time: Aug 30, 2020 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 859 7140 6326
Passcode: 908672

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Coffee Hour following the meeting.

Adult Education...

Adult Education This Sunday: Judith-This fascinating video series examines the story of an Uppity Woman who took things into her own hands - including the head of a brutal warrior chief. Rev. Dr. Lisa M Wolfe takes you on a tour of the Book of Judith posing provocative questions along the way. Judith, from the Koine Greek version of the Hebrew Old Testament reads like a historical novel rife with warfare, lust , espionage and intrigue. This video takes you from a mythological battlefield and a besieged city into the studio and psyche of the baroque painter Artemesia Gentileschi. Professor Wolfe's style is a refreshing balance of careful scholarship and a genuine love for the story of this amazing woman. Please join us in our zoom Adult Education Class on Sunday August 30th at 11:00 AM.

The Study Guide for the class is available HERE.

PDF of the NRSV of The Book of Judith is available HERE.

Join Zoom Meeting

Topic: Adult Education Class: Uppity Women of the Bible

Meeting ID: 852 8195 9585

Password: 217540

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St Andrews Presbyterian Church

4575 Auhay Drive, Santa Barbara
CA 93110 United States


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