Tomorrow we will continue with the livestream starting at 9:30 am. The bulletin is available for download. We heard reports that some people who are using Mac computers had trouble getting the livestream to work last week. We recommend using the Google Chrome browser https://www.google.com/chrome/. That may not solve the problem for everyone, but it is a good start.
On Sunday morning at 9:30 am, click on the link below for the livestream. If you click on the link before Sunday at 9:30, it will just take you to our YouTube page and nothing will show. However, when you click on it on Sunday at 9:30, it will open up to the live service.
Sunday, May 23we will return to in-person worship!We will ask that people RSVP so we can keep a count on the number of people coming. You can RSVP by filling out this online form, or emailing the office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling the office at 805-967-6327. Please let us know your name, the names of the people in your party, and a contact phone number.
Zoom Coffee Hour
St. Andrew’s is inviting you to a Zoom Coffee Hour…
This Sunday we will begin a new series, “GOD & IMPERIAL POWER: Jesus & Economic Injustice.” John Dominic Crossan and Joerg Rieger expand our awareness of the historic collusion between Christianity and the empires of the west, from Jesus’ non-violent program of resistance to Roman Imperialism under Augustus, to the imperialistic “partnerships” of the 21st Century.
John Dominic Crossan excavates the historical Jesus movement in a bright, clarifying light, replete with details about life on the Sea of Galilee under the imperial and economic domination of Herod Antipas (Rome’s vassal king) against which Jesus boldly and resolutely rebelled. Dr. Crossan is certain to stimulate deep re-thinking about what Christianity was and what it still can be.
Joerg Rieger explicates the collaborative relationship between Empire and Christianity that began with Constantine and the Councils of Nicea and continued all the way through the western European expansionism that made Christianity the agent of cultural and economic domination of the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. Rieger is not afraid to interrogate Christianity behind the scenes. And yet, he says, down through this same history, there has continually been a Christianity “at the margins,” a Christianity whose voice can be heard from the people who have known the underside of empire.