Join Us! Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance on Sunday, February 24th

LEE MORGAN BROWN, Executive Director of Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, will be joining us on Sunday, February 24th. Lee shares the following information with us until then… Dear St. Andrew Congregants: Every day you are an inspiration to those around you by taking your church out into the community and serving. Are you looking for… Read more »

Women’s Spirituality Programs at St. Andrew – Graceful Aging

Women’s Spirituality Programs at St. Andrew – Graceful Aging What? Women’s Spiritual Growth Group: Join us for a three-week program, as we engage with themes relevant to our lives and faith. Reverend Jan Reynolds will offer a series of spirituality groups on various themes. There is room for 8 women per group; please commit to… Read more »

WEEKLY PREACHER’S POST: “Bringing Back the Scapegoat”


WEEKLY PREACHER’S POST: FINDING THE SACRED IN THE ORDINARY: “Bringing Back the Scapegoat” Intimate, loving relationships are complicated. Erich Fromm highlighted the struggle in our marriages: There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love.  Why is that? My experience tells me that… Read more »

THE NEW SERENITY PRAYER

We’ve received numerous requests for a copy of “The New Serenity Prayer” that Rich shared with the congregation on Sunday, February 10th. Here it is: THE NEW SERENITY PRAYER God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, which is pretty much everyone, since I’m clearly not you, God. At least not… Read more »

FINDING THE SACRED IN THE ORDINARY: “Mirrors and Marble Jars”

WEEKLY PREACHER’S POST FINDING THE SACRED IN THE ORDINARY: “Mirrors and Marble Jars” “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” (Anne Dillard)   Head’s up…for those who have lost track of the calendar…Valentine’s Day is next Thursday. You might wonder how in the world a holiday dedicated to love… Read more »

Preacher’s Post: Finding the Sacred in the Ordinary

“Finding the Sacred in the Ordinary” Is life as futile as it sometimes seems? The writer of Ecclesiastes laments that all is vanity and the only rational reaction is to eat, drink, and be merry. (Ecclesiastes 8:12) In Greek mythology, King Sisyphus is made to endlessly roll a huge boulder up a steep hill, only to have it… Read more »