Dear Friends,

St. Andrew’s Deacons and Missions have long supported Sonoma Overnight Support (SOS).

Yesterday, our Deacons donated $2000 to Sonoma Overnight Support (SOS). SOS is in dire need of funds to continue serving at least 150 meals per day to those who are hungry in our community. In the last three days, they have served 500 meals! The need is increasing.  

We are grateful to God for our own shelter and food, the basics that human beings need to live. May we continue to be aware of and care for those who need food and shelter during this dire time. If you wish to earmark a gift to St. Andrew on behalf SOS, please send us a check made out to St. Andrew, indicating “SOS” in the memo line. Or, follow this link to donate online. Our goal is to match our Deacon’s donation with an additional $2000 donation from our congregation to SOS! Thank you. 

Here is a beautiful sung prayer asking for God’s shelter during this difficult time. The Rev. Michael Joncas composed and published “Shelter Me” in response to the global crisis of COVID-19. Spiritu’s members recorded the song from the shelter of their homes.

SHELTER ME

A Prayer-Song in the Time of the COVID-19 PandemicMichael Joncas © 2020 GIA Publications, Inc.Arranged and performed by Spiritu: https://spiritumusic.com.

Be well. Be safe.

With Love and Blessing,
Jan
Pastor Jan Reynolds

COMING THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 30TH:

Popcorn Parables are back this summer! During August, sermons will center on the gospel message in upbeat and inspirational movies. Because of social distancing, we won’t be gathering for movie watching; instead, we will indicate where you can view these movies online. Even if you can’t watch the movie beforehand, each sermon will provide a review of the plot so you don’t miss a thing. 

This Sunday, we’ll explore the message in DreamWorks animated film – How to Train Your Dragon. The adventure follows Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. His progressive views and weird sense of humor make him a misfit, despite the fact that his father (Gerard Butler) is chief of the clan. Tossed into dragon-fighting school, he endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking, but when he befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless, he has the chance to plot a new course for his people’s future.

Official trailer: You can watch the trailer to this film by pressing the arrow below:

How to Train Your Dragon

1 hour, 45 minutes long

Amazon Prime

Rated PG

ATTENTION COLLEGE STUDENTS:

BERGEN-MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP AND HAZEL BURNETT SCHOLARSHIP NEWS: Applications for the Fall 2020 Semester are now being accepted for the Bergen-Martin Scholarship (college Freshman and Sophomores) and the Hazel Burnett Scholarship (college Juniors and Seniors).

The deadline for applications is Sunday, August 30, 2020. All application forms and paperwork must be received (hard copies, not electronic submission) in the church office by this deadline – PLAN AHEAD! For additional information and to get applications, email the church office at [email protected]

Please continue your giving during this time, so that St. Andrew may continue to serve our local community and our membership. We recognize that some of you have been impacted financially by economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. For those of you who can, please continue to give on a regular basis.

There are several options available:

  • Give electronically to the St. Andrew General Fund
  • Set up your donation to St. Andrew to be paid through your bill paying service at your personal bank.
  • Mail a check to St. Andrew, or drop your envelope into our locked mail box: 16290 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

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