Dear St. Andrew’s Community,
As expected, the results of the election are not yet clear. As many people are saying, whoever wins will face a country with deep divisions. Let us do our part to continue to be advocates for building a society that reflects the values of the kingdom of God while treating each other with mutual respect.
Some of you may have heard that Rachel Tobler’s son, Adam, died suddenly this past weekend. Rachel is grateful for the strong young man Adam became and her close relationship with him. She is supported by family and many of Adam’s friends. She will create a tribute to Adam sometime in the future which can be shared with all of you. Keep her and her family in your prayers.
We have officially begun the search for an Interim Musical Accompanist. Please pass this news on to anyone who may be qualified and interested. Here’s the job description: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara is seeking a pianist/accompanist to create worship music during this period of COVID restrictions. Initially, this will involve videotaping performances of hymns selected by the pastor and sung by the church soloist/choir director, created on a flexible schedule. If and when the church believes it is prudent to do so and worship moves to live-streaming and in-person services, the pianist will be part of the worship team. A formal music degree, ability to create quality music videos and experience with religious music preferred. Interested candidates can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our stewardship campaign continues, and we hope everyone can return their 2021 pledge card by November 15. Everyone’s support will ensure the new pastor has a strong foundation for leading St. Andrew’s into the future.
The pastoral transition process continues. Yesterday, I cleaned out my items from the pastor’s office. Michelle Hertig and Nancy Boger are preparing it for Rev. Fraser. As I will keep saying, I am thankful that the search process was successful and a new, exciting new chapter for St. Andrew’s is beginning.