Category Archives: News, Notes + Opportunities

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

Reconciliation   The truth will make you free—but first it will make you miserable. (James A. Garfield) The third article of the Confession of Belhar affirms that God has entrusted the church with the message of reconciliation. Jesus’ call to be the … Continue reading

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT ST. ANDREW IS JUNE 25 – 29! VOLUNTEERS + DONATIONS NEEDED!

GENERAL INFORMATION: Children Entering Pre-School & Kindergarten: 9:00am – 11:30am ($35 each) Snacks will be provided at Morning Camp Children Entering 1st Grade – 5th Grade: 9:00am – 2:00pm ($50 each)** NOTE!!! ** All-Day Campers: Please bring a sack lunch … Continue reading

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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! Confession of Belhar: “Unity” – Rev. Rich Gantenbein, June 10, 2018[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Confession of Belhar: “Reconciliation” – Rev. Rich … Continue reading

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Pastor Rich’s Post: Unity

Stephen Asma’s recent opinion piece in the New York Times entitled, “What Religion Gives Us (That Science Can’t)”, caught my attention Monday. Asma is a professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago. Written from an atheist’s perspective, he started with an indictment … Continue reading

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Pastor Rich’s Post: Jesus is Lord

“Jesus is Lord.” So much easier to say in Church than to live out in real life. Jesus said a lot of things I sure wish he hadn’t. I don’t like his instructions in Matthew 5:23-24. He’s talking about a … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE FUN FELLOWSHIP EVENTS:

Tuesday, May 1st: St. Andrew Family Meet-Up at the Farmer’s Market Sunday, May 6th: 11:45am—Tamale Fellowship Lunch with The Grace of the Cross Congregation Sunday, May 20th: 11:45am—Town Hall Meeting Recap Lunch Sunday, June 3rd: High School Graduate Celebration between … Continue reading

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VBS KIDS + VOLUNTEERS: REGISTER NOW! June 25-29, 2018

VBS ADVENTURE: JUNE 25-29, 2018 Special performances on Sunday, July 1 @ 9:00 and 10:30AM   MORNING CAMP: 9:00AM – 11:30 (Pre-School – 5th) $35 each* DAY CAMP: 9:00AM – 2:00PM (1st – 5th Grades) $50 each** *Snacks provided. **BYO … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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HOLY WEEK @ ST. ANDREW: Join us! Bring a friend!

PALM SUNDAY MARCH 25 – 9:00 AM / 10:30 AM  Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday.  Both services will feature a palm branch procession,  special music and a message from Pastor Rich. MAUNDY THURSDAY MARCH 29 – 6:00 PM to … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: In God We Almost Trust

[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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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OUR CHILDREN NEED PRAYER now more than ever!

KIDS + VOLUNTEERS! Mark your calendars and stay tuned… OUR CHILDREN NEED PRAYER now more than ever! Have you heard about the PRAYER CARD project for our St. Andrew Kids? When we first began this project October 1st, we could … Continue reading

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JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP ANNOUNCEMENTS

YOUTH GROUP NEWS Jr. High Youth, 6-8th grade, meet upstairs, 8:30 to 9:30 AM every Sunday to explore God’s word and how it still applies to us today.  Light breakfast is served. Junior High Youth Group Calendar 2017   IMPORTANT … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Post: Psalm 46: Doing Nothing Is Doing Something

I want to emphasize the overwhelming message revealed in the Psalms, embodied in Jesus, and championed by Paul. Living life through self-will and with ourselves as the center of the universe is a dead-end. There might be short-term gains, but … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: 6-Week Group Series for Women Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

Tuesdays: January 16, 23, 30 & February 6, 13, 20 6:00 – 7:30pm Cost: $250 (partial scholarships available) Facilitated by: Nina Gorbach, MA, LMFT Sponsored by: St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 16290 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476 RSVP: [email protected] As we honor … Continue reading

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