Vacation Bible School 2021

Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25, 20219:00am-12:00pm$50.00 per child for the week PRESS PLAY: GET IN THE MIX  We’re turning up the volume at VBS to remind each kid that they can have confidence because of Jesus. When kids begin to see themselves the same way that Jesus sees them, then real confidence begins… Read more »

ST. ANDREW E-NEWS 4/21/21

Note from Nicole This coming Sunday… Dear St. Andrew Community, I remember watching an episode of the television show Mad Men, whose fictional time was set in the 1960’s. In this particular scene, a couple had finished their picnic at a local park. When they finished, they shook off their blanket which held containers and… Read more »

Green Tip #14: Straws

The new Federal administration has put fighting climate change as a marque item in their agenda. We all have a part to play in supporting this agenda. This bi-weekly Environmental Moment will highlight some environmental good news and offer tips on how you can help reduce waste, energy, and use of plastics. May this instill hope… 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 »

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 Pastor’s Post

“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 »

Preacher’s Post: “When God is Silent”

A Way Other Than Our Own has been a challenging read for me. It has forced me to see that I continually try and fit God into my life, not the other way around. As a result, I end up experiencing the consequences that C.S. Lewis eloquently captures: This Lenten season we have been reflecting… Read more »

JOIN US FOR POPCORN PARABLES THIS SUMMER

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 »

Preacher’s Post: Psalms 100 & 150 Whopping It Up For God

Imagine someone who did nothing but strengthen the right side of his or her body. Picture a weightlifter’s biceps and triceps bulging, and quads that could leg press hundreds of pounds. We’d understandably stare and question such a quest, then maybe feel sorry for whoever thought this was a good idea. But that, in effect,… Read more »

The Preacher’s Post: Ability or Availability?

I don’t usually string a series of biblical passages together as the primary content of my Preacher’s Post. But a key assumption at the center of my life has been challenged over the years and I want to share my journey this Sunday. The Gospel stories of Jesus feeding the thousands connect me to several… Read more »

ARTS CAMP: “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” JUNE 26TH

“Tell Me the Stories of Jesus“ TWO PERFORMANCES on JUNE 26TH @ 8:30AM and 10:15AM Children were invited to come explore the stories of Jesus using the creative arts in this week long experience. They were singing, dancing, dramatizing and learning the valuable lessons that Jesus teaches us. This year at Arts Camp we’ve added… Read more »

PREACHER’S POST FROM THE DESK OF BRIAN MAYO

Deeds of Power  Luke 19:28-40 “After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, ‘Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will… Read more »