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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Sunday Worship Service

Dear St. Andrew's Community and Beyond:

We've designed a special service for you for this 4th of July weekend.  Here are some elements to look for:

The opening is a recording of a new hymn, "Eternal God Who Calmed the Waves."  Some of you will recognize the melody which comes from what's known as "the Navy hymn," "Eternal Father Strong to Save."  The words are hope for God's guidance as we live through the COVID pandemic.

Disciple Dog and I will share a story about how he has shown me better ways to behave in life.

The message is "Faithful Living in the Tragic Gap."  I introduce a simple but profound concept by Parker Palmer to help us understand our life and how we can faithfully affirm the meaning of the 4th of July in light of what we are going through this year.  Suzanne Malloy joins me in celebrating communion.  We invite you to prepare bread and cup for yourself at home before the service begins so you can join us.

Erin and Chris lead us in the songs, including "O Beautiful For Spacious Skies" at the close.  I encourage you to keep watching past the final blessing for a delightful arrangement Chris plays of "Rhapsody in Blue."  This iconic American piece was composed by George Gershwin, whose family had fled Russia to escape anti-Semitic persecution.  Gershwin was heavily influenced by the blues and jazz that had emerged from the African American experience, and so "Rhapsody" reflects the rich cultural diversity that is America at its best.

As usual links for Coffee Hour and Adult Education are below.  Please join us.

Blessings on your weekend,

Click Here to Worship  -->  July 5 Worship Service

Sadly, we note the death this week of Evert "Bud" Lemkuil.  Bud passed peacefully following an extended battle with Parkinson's disease.  His rich voice in the choir and his many contributions to our facilities development will be dearly missed.  Interment will be in Wisconsin.  Arrangements for services in California are uncertain at this time.

It's A Girl!

Erin McKibben says...

I wanted to let you know that we will be on a short hiatus as Nick, Rosie and I welcome Roxana (Roxie) Gwendolyn Jurkowska to our family, as she surprised us on June 30th! Roxie weighs 6 lbs 3 oz, 18.5 inches long, and after spending 24 hours in the NICU we're all happy, healthy and ready to leave the hospital.

Stay tuned for a later update on timing of a St.  Andrew's celebration.

Coffee Hour...

Sunday,July 5  10:30 am - 11:00 am:  A virtual COFFEE HOUR.  Join the ZOOM meeting (invitation below) to meet and greet our church family online.

Topic: St. Andrew's' Zoom Coffee Hour
Time: Jul 5, 2020 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 821 7211 3693
Password: 263161
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Adult Education...

Sunday, July 5, 11:00 am:  A virtual ADULT EDUCATION

This Sunday we are concluding our Adult Education Class “Waking up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race" by Debbie Irving.  How do we understand our own racism and respond as Americans and as a community of faith to the on-going legacy of racism in our country and community?  The discussion is based on a study guide written by the 2016 Co-Moderators of the Presbyterian Church, the Reverends Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston.  The Study Guide can be found by clicking on this study guide link.  We will be discussing Session Four of the Study Guide: Where Do We Go From Here?  The Guide contains readings from the book, so, we encourage you to join us for the class even if you don’t have the book.

Adult Education is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: St. Andrew's PCUSA Adult Education Class
Time: Jul 5, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 815 2071 8809
Password: 050180
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St Andrews Presbyterian Church

4575 Auhay Drive, Santa Barbara
CA 93110 United States


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