Category Archives: News, Notes + Opportunities

These are the most current headlines and information related to the St. Andrew Presbyterian community in Sonoma and beyond.

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! Good Religion: Practicing a Timeless Faith for the 21st Century – “Good Religion Connects Me” – Rev. Rich Gantenbein, October 1, 2017[Audio clip: view … Continue reading

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REGISTER NOW! Relationship Tune-Up is September 16, 2017

St. Andrew Proudly Presents… THE LING LAM RELATIONSHIP TUNE-UP WORKSHOP Keeping Relationships Running Smoothly CLICK HERE for the Facebook Event Link… CLICK HERE for the Facebook Information Page… Contact our church office with any questions! 707-996-6024 / [email protected] TWO-STEP REGISTRATION: … Continue reading

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Upcoming Opportunities & Blessings

ARE YOU INTERESTED?  Please connect with the church office if you have any questions or want to RSVP! [email protected] / 707-996-6024 Grief, Loss and Forgiveness Workshop Wednesday, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13 at 7:00PM? Join the Shoebox Committee? Provide Housing on … Continue reading

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

The movie Philomena, based on the book “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee”, by Martin Sixsmith, is the true story of Philomena Lee‘s 50-year search for her forcibly adopted son and Sixsmith’s efforts to help her find him.  In 1951, Philomena … Continue reading

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

“God helps those who help themselves.” That just makes so much sense and rings so true, it has to be a verse from the Bible. Actually, it’s the most quoted verse that isn’t in the Bible, and furthermore, it is … Continue reading

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

Today I talked to Eleanor Huskins, the wife of St. Andrew’s founding pastor, Bill Huskins. If you walk into the office today you’ll see Bill’s picture and the charter of St. Andrew as a Presbyterian church. It was Bill who … Continue reading

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

Cyclists hate headwinds—love tailwinds. You’d think the number of times we have to get down on the drop bars and grind into the wind would even out with those days we get that lovely tailwind assist. But it always seems … Continue reading

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The Preacher’s Post: God’s Good Work

Philippians 1:3-6 Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.  Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ … Continue reading

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

Scott M. Peck wrote: “Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once … Continue reading

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

Memorial Day is the day that asks us to pause our normal activities and remember the cost paid by men and women who have died serving our country. I mourn this Memorial Day for a broken world in which conflict … Continue reading

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

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

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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