Weekly Pastor’s Post

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“Guard Your Heart! (…really?)” Scripture: Proverbs 4:23 and Philippians 4:6-7 This beautiful Psalm interpretation speaks of the guidance and healing we experience when God’s grace touches our hearts:    Psalm 25 – Excerpt by Nan Merrill in “Psalms for Praying”   To You, O Love, I lift up my soul! O Heart within my heart,… Read more »

Weekly Pastor’s Post

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“Come, Holy Spirit! (Comforter, Trouble Maker!)”Scripture: John 14:16-26 Let’s continue to enjoy the “Season of the Spirit” and explore the work of the Holy Spirit this week.  As Jesus prepared to leave his disciples, he promised the coming of the Advocate, the Spirit of the Living Christ. The Holy Spirit lives alongside us, within us, helping… Read more »

WEEKLY PREACHER’S POST: Walking The Walk

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There are a variety of metaphors for the experience of a “thin” place, when God’s presence breaks into our lives in a life-changing way. What brings about these experiences is often when the “normal” lives we’ve built begin to crumble or completely collapse. When Nicodemus approached Jesus at night, looking for something Jesus had, but… Read more »

JOIN US FOR POPCORN PARABLES THIS SUMMER

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We’ll watch movies on Friday, and talk about God’s word and role in relation to the messages presented on Sundays. DINNER AT 6PM ($10 PER PERSON) MOVIE AT 7PM Please RSVP for Friday Dinner: [email protected] 707-996-6024 7/13: “EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL” ROB BELL           PIZZA, SALAD, DESSERT, WATER/LEMONADE 7/20: “HIDDEN FIGURES” PASTA, SALAD, DESSERT, WATER/LEMONADE  … Read more »

4/1 Preacher’s Post: The Game Changer: The Road to Emmaus

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Death is the doorway to Resurrection. Something has to die in order for new life to spring forth. So many of Jesus’ metaphors signaled that he was and is the game changer. No more business as usual. Yet, I’m pretty sure many of us are coming to this Easter celebration like we have so many in the past,… Read more »

Preacher’s Post: In God We Almost Trust

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[Important Note: effective April 1st, this weekly post will be sent directly from the St. Andrew office. If you are not currently receiving eBlasts from St. Andrew and wish to continue receiving this weekly post, please contact Amy in the church office at [email protected] to be added to the list.] A couple of national historical… Read more »

When The World’s Biggest Problems and Jesus’ Good News Collide

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I’ve been reading a truly disturbing book by Brian McLaren entitled, Everything Must Change: When The World’s Biggest Problems and Jesus’ Good News Collide. McClaren wrote what I now feel so strongly, “…religion, even the religion we are committed to and in which we have found God and purpose and meaning and truth can become… Read more »