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In Memoriam: Fafa H. Demasio

By K / May 27, 2021

Fafa Heroine Abla Demasio, a law school graduate with talents in a wide range of areas, including writing, died on May 18, 2021. Fafa H. Demasio succumbed to stage 4 breast cancer at age 56 after a characteristically resilient effort. Friends and family knew Fafa as being strong-willed and demanding yet relentlessly supportive, genuine and […]

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The Next Steps: Together Again

By Brent Ness / May 20, 2021

“My siblings, you were called to freedom; but be careful, or this freedom will provide an opening for self-indulgence.  Rather, serve one another in works of love, since the whole of the Law is summarized in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ (Gal. 5:13-14, The Inclusive Bible) Dear Community, We could not be […]

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SPSA Announcements, Updates, and Online Worship During Coronavirus

By Brent Ness / May 20, 2021

Sunday, September 19 Worship at 11am Love Like We Do Worship with us… Sunday, September 12 Worship at 10am The Still More Excellent Way Worship with us… Sunday, September 5 Worship at 10am Loves Labor Found Worship with us… Sunday, August 29 Worship at 10am Moving Those Mountains Worship with us… Sunday, August 22 Worship […]

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Worship for May 23, 2021

By Brent Ness / May 20, 2021

Together, in one place! Pentecost   “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.”  Acts 2:1 This Pentecost, after 15 months of worshiping remotely, we will worship together in person!  ‘Together, in one place!’  Those who can come will gather on West End Avenue (the City has agreed to […]

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Digital Worship for May 16, 2021

By Brent Ness / May 15, 2021

The Soul Must Sing Seventh Sunday of Easter | Bulletin </div> “Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.” The Psalmist offers us wisdom in these lines and we would be remiss to dismiss it. This Sunday, we’ll think together about why we are compelled […]

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Praying for Peace with Justice in the Holy Land

By K / May 14, 2021

To the St Paul and St Andrew community, As your pastors, we are deeply saddened by the events in the land we call Holy.  As we sit down to write this, 113 Palestinians have been killed, including at least 31 children. 6 Israelis have been killed.  At least 600 people have been wounded.  Hundreds of warplanes are […]

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Digital Worship for May 9, 2021

By Brent Ness / May 8, 2021

Down From the Heights Ascension Sunday | Bulletin </div> They said, “People of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven?”  Acts 1:11 A lot of the time we get stuck on worshiping Jesus instead of following him.  Jesus never said, Worship me.  What he says, over and over again, is this: Follow me. […]

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Digital Worship for May 2, 2021

By Brent Ness / May 1, 2021

What’ll You Have? Fifth Sunday of Easter | Bulletin “While in their joy the disciples were disbelieving and still wondering, Jesus said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’” – Luke 24:41 In the Gospel according to Luke, Jesus is always eating. Okay, he starts our fasting for forty days; but after that, Luke […]

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Digital Worship for April 25, 2021

By Brent Ness / April 24, 2021

Time to Jump Ship? Fourth Sunday of Easter | Bulletin ‘Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.’ John 21:3  This Easter Season, we are taking a close look at the […]

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Statement on the Derrick Chauvin Verdict

By Brent Ness / April 21, 2021

The anxious days and minutes of awaiting a verdict in the Chauvin trial made us aware of how little we expect accountability in our justice system.  A verdict that confirmed what the whole world had witnessed left us more convinced than ever that the entire system must change.  This moment of consequence for the theft […]

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