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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Sunday Worship Service

Dear St. Andrew's Community and Friends:

This week we had planned to be on vacation.  I had contacted my colleagues at the Summerland church so see if they would pinch hit for me and lend us a recent sermon.  David Mosgofian Koecker said he'd be glad to, and choose one from their recent series on the Holy Spirit which you will hear today.

In the meantime, we ended up canceling our plans in light of the increase in COVID cases, so I've been here to help Scott create the service.

Some of you will remember David from the time he preached at St. Andrew's in January.  He is an interesting's an excerpt from the website:  "David has worked or studied in 6 foreign countries.  Before Summerland, David was a pastor at a church in Bali, Indonesia while his wife Joy served full time in psycho-social support, education and spiritual care in a refugee detention center."  They have two young children and live in the community.  David's sermon draws on his experience as an outdoor environmental educator, and I know you'll enjoy it.

For this service I offer the welcome, and Janet Ewart and I will lead in the celebration of communion.  Disciple Dog has some wisdom to share that reflects David's theme.  Erin and Chris lead our songs "Sanctuary," "Spirit of the Living God," and "God of Grace and God of Glory."  You'll also be hearing some of Chris' marvelous solo piano work.

Blessings on your weekend as we enter August.


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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.

Coffee Hour...

Sunday, August 2,  10:30 am - 11:00 am:  A virtual COFFEE HOUR.  Join the ZOOM meeting (invitation below) to meet and greet our church family online.

Topic: St. Andrew's' Zoom Coffee Hour
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Adult Education...

Adult Education This Sunday:  Explore the mysterious, beautiful and alluring Song of Songs, at times referred to as Song of Solomon, in a study led by Rev. Dr. Lisa Wolfe, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Oklahoma City University and an ordained minister in the UCC.  Combining deep scholarship with a charming enthusiasm for the text, Dr. Wolfe navigates this intricate and sometimes puzzling book.  Who Wrote it?  What sort of people are the main characters?  Is it based in history, mythology … or both?  As you enter into the world of the lovers Ra’yati and Dodi, you will have plenty of opportunities to laugh and even blush, right along with Dr. Wolfe.  We invite you into the adventure of re-reading and re-imagining this powerful and intriguing work of poetry and literature in our Zoom Adult Education Class on Sunday August 2nd at 11:00 AM.

The syllabus for the class is available HERE.

Topic: Adult Education Class: Uppity Women of the Bible

Time: Jul 19, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Every week on Sun, until Aug 30, 2020, 7 occurrence(s)

Jul 19, 2020 11:00 AM
Jul 26, 2020 11:00 AM
Aug 2, 2020 11:00 AM
Aug 9, 2020 11:00 AM
Aug 16, 2020 11:00 AM
Aug 23, 2020 11:00 AM
Aug 30, 2020 11:00 AM

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