Category Archives: News, Notes + Opportunities

These are the most current headlines and information related to the St. Andrew Presbyterian community in Sonoma and beyond.

Did you miss the service? Or just want to hear more ?

Did you miss the service? Or just want to hear more ? It’s all right here! Good News: Hope in the Midst of the 24 Hour Cycle – “Going to the ‘Other Side’” – Rev. Rich Gantenbein, February 19, 2017[Audio … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: The Other Side

We divide the world between “us” and “them”. That’s how we’re wired to protect us from threats. You’re either on my side or you’re against me. One of the rules in many of our families is it’s always family first, … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Evite List

From the Preacher’s Post… In the beginning there was Cronkite. And it was good. The mighty Walter was “the most trusted man in America,” and the CBS Evening News is how the nation got its daily dose of current events … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: Remembering What We Already Know: Forgiveness of the gift we give ourselves.

Matthew 18:21-22: Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, if my brother keeps on sinning against me, how many times do I have to forgive him? Seven times?”  “No, not seven times,” answered Jesus, “but seventy times seven… Murphy’s Law … Continue reading

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VBS is JUNE 26-30: MAKER FUN FACTORY… Register NOW!

STEP ONE:  Register By Clicking Register Link Above STEP TWO: Pay with PayPal Bellow (no account required) Session Choices (Pick either 1/2 Day or Full Day) 1/2 Day Attendance $35.00 USDFull Day Attendance $70.00 USD Name of Child Attending This … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: Mindful Living: Habits

Of the many decisions I’ll make today, about 40% of those decisions will be driven by habits I’ve formed my entire life. Everything from the mundane (brushing my teeth) to how I react to the people around me. Habits are … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: The Good Things Take Time

The essential thing ‘in heaven and earth’ is . . . that there should be long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always resulted in the long run, something which has made life worth living. (Frederick … Continue reading

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God Zone: SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN K-5TH

SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN K-5TH Our “ORANGE” Children’s Ministry at St. Andrew is called THE GOD ZONE. Ministering to young people is a primary focus at St. Andrew. We seek to offer a warm and inviting environment for your children … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: Mindfulness: Grace and Forgiving Yourself

It’s been said, “There is nothing you can do to make God love you more, and nothing you can do to make God love you less”. That is probably the best definition of grace I’ve come across, but I’m not … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: The Grinch Makes It To Christmas

From Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: The Unwelcome Guests (Grinches) at Christmas

Monday morning I took off for a bike ride in the Berkeley hills. It was a cool, beautiful morning with a fantastic view from Grizzly Peak Road. I was merrily peddling along, and all of the sudden it was like … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: Our Traditions are The Container for Christmas–Not Christmas

We’ve had the Christmas boxes down from the garage rafters the past ten days as Christmas emerges from storage and appears all over the house. Lights and decorations go up, and the mailbox begins to fill with cards and good … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: Grinchlike Christmas Expectations

I’ve come to accept that expectations are a part of the Christmas celebration whether I like it or not. It’s not the expectations which can trip me up, it’s whether I hold my expectations and acknowledge the expectations of those … Continue reading

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PREACHER’S POST: When Christmas Needs An Encore

Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is a classic. The Grinch, a grouchy, solitary creature attempts to put an end to the Christmas hooey by stealing everything related to Christmas from the homes of the nearby town … Continue reading

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DO YOU SHOP ON AMAZON?

Just in time for your Christmas shopping, St. Andrew has registered with AmazonSmile! Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know – same … Continue reading

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