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 Whoville on Christmas Eve. Despite his stealing all the toys and Christmas goodies, the residents… Read more »


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 products, same prices, same service. You can support St. Andrew by going to or… Read more »

Preacher’s Post: Gratitude Keeps The Main Thing The Main Thing

As we come to this Sunday and our national celebration of Thanksgiving, I’ll state the obvious: these are challenging, difficult times. Looking back over the sweep of our history, we’ve experienced deep divisions before as a nation. I don’t know where we are on a scale of 1-10, but it’s as high as I’ve ever… Read more »

Preacher’s Post: Thin Places

I didn’t coin the term, but I’m wanting to make the concept of “thin place” part of our shared vocabulary and experience. “Thin places” are those places and/or moments when we sense God’s presence in an extraordinary way. There is something beyond the life we tend to live locked within the confines of our five… Read more »

Post-Election Thoughts from Pastor Rich

I left Sonoma last Wednesday, 11/2, and while sitting in Istanbul airport on the way home, I feel it’s not the same place I left. The most contentious, bitter and nasty election in memory is now history. Some of us in Sonoma are celebrating the results, but given our demographics, probably more of us are… Read more »


YOUTH GROUP NEWS Put November 20th on your calendar! Both Junior and Senior High Youth Groups will be shopping, packing and delivering food baskets to families in need! More info coming soon! Sr. High Youth, 9-12th grade, meet upstairs, 10:15 AM to 11:15 PM every Sunday.  Today, Sunday, November  13th, we will be making a… Read more »

Preacher’s Post: “Living Beyond Fear”

“Living Beyond Fear” (David Irvine and Amos Muñoz) Psalm 27:1:  The LORD is my light and my salvation; I will fear no one. The LORD protects me from all danger; I will never be afraid. What are you afraid of? Are you afraid of flying or spiders or clowns? The majority of people are reportedly… Read more »