Sunday Worship Services at 8:30am & 10:15am

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Welcomes You

8:30AM + 10:15AM



We enjoy connecting as a church family and meeting new people—please join us for coffee and donuts in the Fellowship Hall between services each Sunday!

Everyone is welcome; and recovery is spoken here.

Hope to see you this Sunday!

god_zoneChildcare + Sunday School Classes Available.


Jr. High Youth, 6-8th Grade: meet upstairs, 8:30 to 9:30 AM every Sunday to explore God’s word and how it still applies to us today.  Light breakfast is served. We are doing a study of the film Woodlawn, based on being courageous.

Sr. High Youth, 9-12th Grade: meet upstairs, 10:15 AM to 11:15 PM every Sunday.

! And, remember to please enter from Arnold Drive and exit north onto Sobre Vista.
Thank you for your cooperation!

THE POPCORN PARABLES SERMON SERIES IS HERE! Our popular summertime sermon series, “Popcorn Parables” is under way! This year’s theme is “Leap of Faith: How do we live “BIG” in a dangerous world? How do we courageously pass on what we’ve received?”

Remaining 2017 Popcorn Parable Schedule:

Sunday, August 20th: Of Gods and Men
(Movie Preview at St. Andrew: Wednesday, August 16th at 7:00PM)

Sunday, August 27th:
Sunday, August 27th: Bonhoeffer
(Movie Preview at St. Andrew: Friday, August 25th;
Potluck at 6:00PM, followed by movie preview).

Potluck Assignments:
A—K   Main Dish / L—R   Salad / S—Z   Dessert

Please RSVP on your Communication Card
or connect with the church office so we can get a head count!


ST. ANDREW IS PARTICIPATING IN THE ANNUAL SONOMA CITY PARTY! We will be sponsoring a Grilled Sausage Sandwich and Hotdog booth on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Sonoma Plaza. We’re looking for volunteers for booth set-up, booth workers, and booth take down. If interested, contact Stacey Schoeningh through our church office: [email protected] / 707-996-6024


Everyone is welcome to join us at the Sonoma Springs Community Hall (formerly the Grange), 18627 Highway 112, Sonoma, to make lunches for those in need.  We meet on the third Wednesday of every month.  If you would like to participate in this fun and rewarding venture with women and men, please come join us!



Please bring your donations to the Fellowship Hall.  Suggestions—dried pasta, rice, dried pinto beans, cereal, tomato sauce, canned tuna, peanut butter, jam, jelly, canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned milk, baby food, diapers, Ensure, juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate.


August 20: Food

September 17: Clothing

October 15: Financial

November 19: Food

December 17: Financial

KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP—MONDAY, AUGUST 21ST 10:00 AM—12:00 NOON: We are gathering on the 3rd Monday of every month.  Bring your projects and join us for fun and conversation—it’s as easy as that! If you would like to know more, you can call Melba through the church office at

 PASTOR RICH IS STARTING A PASTOR’S BOOK CLUB! The first book we will read is “What is the Bible?” by Rob Bell. Pick up your book here at St. Andrew or purchase it on your own. The Book Club will meet on Wednesday, August 23rd at 7:00PM and Sunday, August 27th at 11:30AM for a book discussion.  Plan to have the book read before the discussion date and pick the date/time that works best for your schedule (it is not necessary to attend both discussion dates).

Are you, or someone you know, living with grief? You are not alone!

We are beginning another Grief, Loss and Forgiveness Workshop. This will be a 3-week progressive discussion of our grief journey. This group will meet in the St. Andrew FELLOWSHIP HALL on Wednesday, August 30, September 6 and September 13 at 7:00 PM. Check the box on your Communication Card if interested or call the church office at 707-996-6024.


”Real Life Situations Needing Real Life Solutions”

Hospice by the Bay is looking to add to its Volunteer Team. If you’re interested in providing emotional, social and practical support to patients with terminal illnesses and their families, apply for the next training program. In-person training sessions take place September 15, 25 and Oct. 19 with self-paced online training beginning September 1st. The deadline to apply for training is September 1st. For information and an application: / (707) 935-7504. Check the Bulletin Board leading into Fellowship Hall for an informational flyer.


H20 4 RO: St. Andrew is providing wells in Romania! By drilling a well, a church can provide multiple flushing toilets, several showers, sinks for hand washing and teeth brushing and a clothes washing station. If you are interested in helping to provide a well in Archita and Laslea, please place your donation in a pew envelope and indicate “H2O 4 RO”.



September 17—23, 2017

Come ride with Pastor Rich and others in our Presbytery!  Tour beautiful Northern California, on this landmark ride beginning in Occidental and traveling through the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys to St. Helena, then through Napa and Sonoma Valleys and back to Occidental. Choose to ride the entire tour over 6 days, or choose a one-two day ride through Sonoma County.  Your participation will help food pantries in the Redwoods Presbytery to provide Protein rich food such as Peanut Butter, Canned Tuna, Chicken and Milk to Families, Seniors and Children.  All funds raised will be donated through local Food banks.  After you register, its easy to create your own fundraising page.

Questions?/More Information?  Contact Patty Sanders through the church office. [email protected] / 707-996-6024

SAVE THE DATE—Sonoma YoungLife Fundraiser—Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Oakmont West Golf Course. Golfers: $85 covers green fees and cart.

Become a Golf Sponsor: GOLD $1,000 / SILVER $500 / BRONZE $250.

Tee Sponsors: Prizes, gifts, cash—Food Sponsors: Bag Lunches, Post-Game meal

Sonoma YoungLife has been helping teens in Sonoma Valley for over 15 years. Caring adults walk alongside our teen friends and help them walk through life’s challenges by listening to them and just being there for them. Weekly “Club” meetings build lasting relationships. Your help is needed to keep YoungLife present in our Valley. Call Diana Booker-Spry through the church office. [email protected] / 707-996-6024



Sundays—9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Conference Room #106: We are watching and discussing a DVD Series, “Travel through the Holy Land”. Contact Stephanie Parsons with questions: 707-280-8656

Weekly Bible Study: THE BOOK OF LUKE. JOIN US IN THE ST. ANDREW CONFERENCE ROOM (ROOM 106) each Sunday FROM 11:40-12:40. Read about Jesus’ life with your St. Andrew friends. All are welcome, bibles provided – join us when you can. Led by Brian Mayo, contact him through our church office @ [email protected] or by phone at 707-996-6024 with questions or for further details.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY NEWS: The Tuesday Morning Women’s Group meets FROM 9:30-11:00AM
(St. Andrew Conference Room). We are studying the life of Jesus as told in John’s gospel. We are using the book, “John For Everyone”, by N.T. Wright, as well as a short video. We would love to have you join us. Please call Cindy Leinonen at through our church office at 707-996-6024 / [email protected] for more information.


Thursdays—7:00 PM to 8:00 PM—St. Andrew Conference Room

This weekly group uses a book by J. Keith Miller’s “A Hunger For Healing”.

This group follow a 12-step format. If you or someone you know is hurting and wants to start the process of healing, please check this groups out!  Questions? Please contact Dawne Carver through our church office @ [email protected]

Have More Questions? Want to Connect?

Call or write our church office with any questions or comments, anytime; if would like to participate or help with any service, event or need.

Westminster Woods:
2-5 day Christian Camps for 2nd through 12th grade. Many of our children have experienced the excitement of this Redwood Adventure Camp, including Challenge Courses. They are excepting registrations now at:


Contact the church office if you would like to find more info about any event!
707-996-6024 or [email protected]

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Please remember that St. Andrew has registered with AmazonSmile! Every little bit adds up to a lot that helps others because of your time and generosity to donate in this way. =)

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black_dogSt. Andrew is praying for those with depression. We will join together for mutual support and encouragement as time goes on.

The Black Dog video created by the World Health Organization is highly recommended for anyone dealing with depression, CLICK HERE.

Did you know that Winston Churchill originally referred to his depression as ‘the black dog’?

habitatWork continues at Irma’s home on Broadway.

Check in with Pam Sherman at the Habitat table if you’d like to join the fun!


pictoral_directoryOur new pictorial directories ARE HERE!
Pick-up your copy!




There will be short term studies offered throughout the year! We will be posting them on our website and the News & Notes as the details develop!




Contact the church office if you would like to RSVP for any event or class…
707-996-6024 or [email protected]




We are an ORANGE church. What does that mean? It means our model takes the heart of the family (red), partners it with the light of the church (yellow), to create a powerful ORANGE team! Our goal is to provide quality instruction to your children regarding the bible and its truths while helping to empower parents to share their faith in the home!

Invite a friend!
Invite your neighbors!
Bring your grandchild!

It’s going to be AMAZING!

Sunday worship is about good works. If you want to find out what Jesus had to say about life and love, visit with us on Sunday. We teach from the Bible, learn about God and open our doors to everyone. Our family welcomes you!

Who knows what God’s Spirit might do in our midst?


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Sunday School and Youth Groups also meet each week.


Comments, Questions, Opinions, Concerns, Sinners and Forgiveness
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St. Andrew is a Presbyterian Church situated in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. Are you looking for a Christian Church in the Sonoma Valley area? You have come to the right place. If you are new to Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Napa, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Penngrove or Cotati or planning a visit to the Sonoma Valley and looking for a place to worship, we welcome you to join us. In this website, you can find information for those New to St. Andrew to tell you more about our Church, our mission, our people and our programs including Students’ and Children’s Ministries.  If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us anytime.

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From the Preacher’s Post: Philomena (Mercy and Justice)

August 13, 2017

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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! Popcorn Parables – “Philomena” – Rev. Rich Gantenbein, August 13, 2017[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Sermon – “Why Romania? – Rev. Rich … Continue reading

From the Preacher’s Post: A Bug’s Life: Working Together

July 23, 2017

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From the Preacher’s Post: Future Belongs To The Young At Heart

July 9, 2017

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From the Preacher’s Post: The Tailwinds of Life We Ignore

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The Preacher’s Post: God’s Good Work

June 11, 2017

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The Preacher’s Post: Generous People Know Life Is Difficult

June 4, 2017

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From the Preacher’s Post: Generous Hearts Are Broken Hearts

May 28, 2017

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The Preacher’s Post: Generous Hearts Know God’s Generosity

May 21, 2017

I know we want to think of ourselves as rational, thoughtful people. Yet we are subject to a great abyss, which exists in some form in every one of our lives and every culture. That abyss is where our emotions … Continue reading

From the Preacher’s Post: The Gospel is “We”not “Me”

April 29, 2017

I’m not the story. It’s not all about me. I’m part of the story God is telling through the Holy Spirit about Jesus Christ as my alpha and omega—the beginning and the end. Try as I might, I can’t find … Continue reading