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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Sunday Worship Service


This service marks the third Sunday in Advent. The third Sunday is traditionally associated with joy, which may seem in short supply this year. But as most of us learn over our lifespan, even in the hardest times there are moments of joy. 

Joy flashes out in the most unexpected places and gives us the spark that we need to go on. Joy is also made greater when shared with others. I hope our Scripture this week (Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11) ignites joy for you in the hearing, leaving you with a sense of purpose and hope as well. 

Linda Gunther is our liturgist and Bob and Carole Shapiro will light the Advent candles this week. Erin McKibben and Konrad Kono offer three hymns “Open My Eyes That I May See,” “Christ is Made the Sure Foundation” and the Taize song “Wait for the Lord.” Chris Davis opens our time together with “Sheep May Safely Graze” by Bach and concludes with his own composition “Etude Avec Sentiment.” Finally, the Rev. Janet Ewart will lead us in prayer.

Wishing you God’s peace and blessing,


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St. Andrew's Virtual

Homecoming Holiday Party 

for Kids, Teens, Young Adults & Parents

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7PM via Zoom 

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


Zoom Coffee Hour

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

December 13, 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

Joan Chittister's presentationWhy I Am Still a Catholic." 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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St Andrews Presbyterian Church

4575 Auhay Drive, Santa Barbara
CA 93110 United States


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