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

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 any other way to connect other than surrender–surrender is the only door through which I… Read more »

Preacher’s Post: Knowledge is only a rumor…

Papua New Guinea Proverb: “Knowledge is only a rumor until it is in the muscle.” Easter for me was an extraordinary experience this year. The art…the music…the cardboard sign testimonies…all conspired to fill my heart to overflowing with hope and a sense that God’s final word is life and in the end death will be… Read more »

From the Preacher’s Post: That Magnificent Fear

When the realm of “God” breaks into our time/space existence the universal response is fear. Angels show up—fear. The Spirit moves—fear. William D. Eisenhower puts it this way in his article “Fearing God” in Christianity Today: Unfortunately, many of us presume that the world is the ultimate threat and that God’s function is to offset… Read more »

Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance: April 5, 2017

The Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance is hosting Young Professionals for a New Mentor Information!  We invite you to hear current Mentor/Mentee Matches share their stories of how impactful Mentoring has been in their lives. St. Andrew will be welcoming Lee Morgan Brown, Executive Director of Sonoma Mentoring Alliance, to speak with our congregation on Sunday,… Read more »

ADD YOUR VOICE

As has become our new routine, the St. Andrew Singers (which means anyone who wants to come sing) will be practicing at 9:45 on Sunday morning in the sanctuary. Please come join us as we prepare for Easter! In addition to our new Singers group, the St. Andrew Sisters are practicing on Wednesday, April 12… Read more »

Preacher’s Post: The Cost of Discipleship

Dietrich Bonheoffer wrote one of the five most important books in my life: The Cost of Discipleship. Bonheoffer hit me between the eyes in 1974 and hits me again today with the truth that, “cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline. Communion without confession. Cheap grace is grace… Read more »

From the Preacher’s Post: God’s Pricing Policy

Human pricing for me often defies logic. You name it…art…jewelry…there are some things that just have the expensive look, but there are others that I think are cheap, even worthless, and turn out to be of great value. Then there’s Jesus’ pricing system. His system turns me upside down. There are times like when “a… Read more »