St. Andrew Lenten Series 2/17-3/28 Gifts of the Dark Wood “There’s a path… though it winds its way through darkness We would choose … to avoid it if we couldWe awake… to an unexpected callingGod says, “come… there are gifts in the Dark Wood” This series, based on the book by the same name by Eric… Read more »


Dear St. Andrew Community, Last Sunday afternoon, after a lovely backyard visit with the Dixons I found myself walking home with a bounce in my step. As I walked, I was transfixed by the quality of clouds in the sky. As I stared at the moving clouds I became aware of a hawk who had… Read more »


Dear St. Andrew Community, I’m so grateful to be writing this first weekly email as your new pastor. And because it’s my first, it’s much too long. Choosing a scripture for this Sunday was a bit of a challenge. Over time a pastor learns the rhythm of the congregation, their mood, their energy level and… Read more »


Lenten Worship Series The Wisdom in Not Knowing  Sundays, March 1 – April 5 “Being receptive to the unknown, in all its many facets, allows us to become more open, curious, flexible, and expansive in our lives.”    — Estelle Frankel To most of us, the unknown is both friend and foe.  At times, it can… Read more »

Our Current Worship Series: School of Love

Worship News for Sunday, January 19, 2020: Join us this Sunday for worship services at 9:00am & 10:30am Our Current Worship Series: School of Love Do you know what you believe?  Do you know how your beliefs dictate the way you live your life today? Join us as Rev. Jan Reynolds shares some of the… Read more »

St. Andrew’s Advent Worship Series: Breaking News!

In the midst of the urgency and distraction of life, we enter into the season of Advent in which we anticipate not only the birth of the Christ child, but God With Us. At St. Andrew, Advent will herald the breaking through of good news for us in the form of hope, peace, joy and… Read more »

Holy Recreation “Travel as Pilgrimage”

Genesis 12:1-9 Dear Friends, This week, I offer the first in a short sermon series “Holy Recreation.”  How may we renew ourselves this summer? One typical way, of course, is to travel.  To explore a new city or country, or even a new setting within our local Bay Area. When we enter new surroundings, we… Read more »

Popcorn Parables: Pulling Together “Remember the Titans”

1 John 4:19-21 1 John 2:9-11  Dear Friends,   Whew, it sure is tough sometimes to see our own part in an altercation or riff, maybe even harder with those we love most.  What unconscious prejudices and assumptions are we carrying that get in the way of our reconciliation and unity?   As 1 John 2:9-11 tells… Read more »

Popcorn Parables: Pulling Together “Soul Surfer”

Join us this Sunday, July 21st for worship services – 9:00am & 10:30am. Jeremiah 29: 7,11 Philippians 4:13    Dear Friends,   This Sunday we embark on a couple of Summer Worship “mini-series.”  We will share uplifting “Popcorn Parables” movie nights and worship services, with the overall theme of “Pulling Together.”  We start this week with… Read more »

Weekly Pastor’s Post

“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 Preacher’s Post

“After Easter… Now What?” On Easter Sunday, some of you shared your “cardboard testimonies,” those times in life when by God’s grace, our lives are turned around; moments when our eyes are opened, our hearts crack open, and our lives are changed for the better. Yet, after those Easter moments: now what? How do we… Read more »

Interim Pastor Update

The St. Andrew Session is working with Reverend Jan Reynolds on an agreement to become our Interim Pastor.  Jan is the former Senior  Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael and brings a wealth of Strategic Planning and Pastoral experience to St. Andrew. Jan will be instrumental in helping us find a new permanent… Read more »


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 »