eNotes – February 22, 2024

Abraham Finding Your Place in God's Story

Sermons Are Online

Just click on the following link to connect to the sermon page on our website:


Once there, listen to the audio of any sermon by clicking on the title.


An audio CD recording of our worship services is also available from the church office.  Just ask David.



Helping Hands – Should Accept this Mission

helping handsYou’ll coordinate Helping Hands with David Chavez for 2024 only. Helping Hands provides extra help to a few of our members when needed. You’ll keep track of who needs help and who is available so that David can easily make contact. It doesn’t mean you’re chief chef or taxi driver. Instead, you’ll know who can do what when and will thank the congregation for their help. Should you accept this mission, contact David Chavez who will relay your willingness to the Membership Committee. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.


ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING – February 14 -March 31

One Great Hour of SharingFor seventy-five years OGHS has connected us in God’s healing, tending and growing to create a world where all needs are met. Still, millions of people lack access to food, clean water, and education and opportunity. Your generous donations support three PCUSA missions: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Hunger Program and Self-Development of People. On Sundays during Lent, inserts and OGHS envelopes will be given out or simply mark OGHS in the check’s memo line. Thank you. Church in the World


Chamber Music at St. Andrew’s – March 10, 2024 at 3:00 pm

Chamber MusicDon’t miss it! Enjoy a great afternoon of music by Brazzissimo , a wonderful piano quintet, and a wind trio. Reception follows the music. Free. Donations benefit Hope Solutions. BRING FRIENDS. No one ever goes away disappointed! 3:00pm in sanctuary.


Scam Alert!

Scam AlertIf you are a present or past Comcast/XFINITY customer, you may receive a call or voicemail from someone claiming to be from the company offering to save you 50% on your cable bill for 2 years and that the offer ends soon. This is a scam.


If you try to take advantage of the offer, the scammer will say that the “deal” requires you to pay for 6 months upfront on the phone, sometimes saying that it is a joint promotion with Target requiring payment by Target gift cards.


If you receive such a voicemail, DO NOT call them back, and if you receive such a call, hang up. Do not provide them your Comcast account number. Comcast does not call their customers offering promotions, and companies like Comcast do not request payment by gift cards. Remember the old saying… “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”


You can learn more about the scam here:

A Fellowship Outing for Animal Lovers, Tuesday, March 11

Guide Dogs for the BlindWe will carpool from St Andrew’s at about 8:30 am to San Rafael to visit Guide Dogs for the Blind.

On the tour you will visit the residential courtyard, the training courtyard and the Learning Lab of the Puppy Center. The walking tours are approximately 1.25 hours and include indoor and outdoor locations. Bring an umbrella, or if the weather is bad, we may cancel. The tour is free, but they appreciate donations.

Because tours fill-up quickly, we have reserved 12 spots, and are taking sign-ups early while there is time to increase/decrease our reservations. As long as we have room, guests are welcome. There is a sign-up sheet on Sunday in the Celebration Center or call the office to let us know you’d like to come and if you are willing to drive others.

Your Fellowship/Membership Committee.


Cantare Con Vivo Concert!

CantareMarch 16 (Saturday) at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church at 7:30 pm, and March 17 (Sunday) at 4:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Oakland.

This will be an amazing concert – our 25th anniversary concert with full orchestra, Selections include past favorites.

Please let me know if you would like tickets. Prices for adults and seniors are both $30/ticket; students are $10.

PLEASE for this concert no children 5 and under.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Sue Fitch


Voices Needed!

Voices NeededChoir is now rehearsing on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary, and then before worship on Sunday mornings.

New members are always welcome!


Handbell Choir

Handbell ChoirThe Bell Choir is now rehearsing Monday evenings at 7pm in the Sanctuary.

Everyone is welcome!



Hillcrest Food Pantry

Food Pantry NeedsDonations are welcome again. Every Sunday, you may place food items in the box outside the Sanctuary. For the next month, the pantry would be delighted to have: Chicken Noodle Soup, Cream of Chicken Soup, Cream of Mushroom Soup and cans of Chili Beans; the Food Bank where they shop is out. Cereal is always needed.


Pray for UkraineIf you want to support the people of Ukraine but are worried about scams and such, consider sending money to the Presbyterian Church USA Disaster Relief-International Refugee Program. You can have confidence your support will go to the right place. You can do this several ways:


1. Send a check to: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) PO Box 643700 Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700 and designate “Ukraine” on the check.


2. Call 800-872-3283


3. Go online to and click on the link to emergency relief to Ukraine.


You can also support Ukraine via our local non-profit White Pony Express
( White Pony Express is collecting new medical supplies, hygiene products, toiletries, over-the-counter medications, non-perishable food items, high-quality new clothing, undergarments, shoes, and diapers. WPE is shipping these items to trusted organizations serving the over one million refugees that have fled Ukraine.


WPE is shipping these items to trusted organizations serving the over one million refugees that have fled Ukraine.

Next Week at St. Andrew’s


February 25

12:00 pm

Cub Scouts Derby*


February 26


Harmonikos Rehearsal*
Boy Scouts Troop 239*


February 27

5:15 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm

CERT Meeting*
Weight Watchers’s Meeting*
Devil Mountain Chorus*


February 28

9:00 am
10:00 am
1:30 pm

Wednesday Crew
PWRG Meeting*
Membership Committee Meeting


February 29

10:00 am
6:00 pm
7:30 pm

Weight Watchers’s Meeting*
PHHA Evening Service*
WC Jazz Band Rehearsal*


March 1


March 2

6:30 am
9:00 am
10:00 am

Weight Watchers’s Meeting*
PHHA Worship Service*
PHHA Youth & Children Classes*


March 3

6:30 am
9:00 am
10:00 am

Weight Watchers Meeting*
St. Andrew’s Worship Service
Hamonah’s Worship Service*

More Events in March


March 9-10
March 10
March 11
March 16

3:00 pm
8:30 am
9:00 am

Camelia Show
Chamber Music Recital
Guide Dogs for the Blind Outing
Saturday Breakfast**

*closed events