Hurricane Dorian Relief

At Lunch with the Pastor today, someone asked what the PC(USA) is doing about hurricane relief. This is a great question! The answer is that the Presbyterian Disaster Agency (PDA) is already mobilizing and working with partners in the Bahamas. They are keeping an eye on developments in the South-eastern US. The PDA is always very quick to respond when there are disasters and tragedies … [Read more...]

Upcoming Events

We have a ton of great new stuff happening in September and October. You don't want to miss a minute! Sunday, 9/1: Welcome our new intern, Rebecca! Monday, 9/2:  Labor Day: NO FUNCTIONAL FITNESS Tuesday, 9/3: 6pm: Emsworth Session meeting Thursday, 9/5: noon: Lunch with the Pastor, Bruegger's Saturday, 9/7: 7-3: St. Andrew's Rummage Sale Monday, 9/9: 10:30 am (and every Monday following): … [Read more...]

Pet Blessing and Memorial Service

We love our pets. And many of us have lost beloved animal friends recently. We're going to take some time to thank God for the blessing of those pets in our lives, both past and present. We will be blessing all well behaved, leashed or crated animals from 3-6, with some time set at 4pm for a memorial service for those pets we've said goodbye to. Attendees are welcome to bring a memento or photo of … [Read more...]


As we've been stepping through Galatians this summer, I've been trying to give you some background information on the book because it's really important for us to understand the context from which the various parts of the Bible arose. If you'd like some more information on the letter to the Galatians, check out this video here: … [Read more...]

Praying for the Future

As part of our process of discerning the future for our congregation, we are putting together a cohort to pray on a regular basis together and to study our history, our community, our mission, and more. If you are interested in being a part of this, please join us for our intro prayer meeting. We will be gathering with brothers and sisters from both St. Andrew's and Emsworth to pray and talk about … [Read more...]

Prayer Prompt

As a congregation, we are entering into a time of prayer and discernment regarding where God wants us to be in the community. Each week, friends and members of the congregation are asked to join us in a specific prayer for the church. Here's how to pray this week: What action is our congregation called to in moving beyond “thoughts and prayers”? Specifically, what injustice in the world … [Read more...]

Affordable Senior Housing

Our friends at Union Aid Society have some affordable senior apartment housing available. Please see details below if you or a loved one are in need of housing. Hello, Hope you are enjoying the summer in spite of the rain!  Just want to let you know that there will be vacancies at our affordable senior apartment building in Sewickley this summer. If you know of anyone who might be … [Read more...]

Summer Movie Nights: Save the Date(s)

Sunday, July 14th “Yesterday” In the afternoon after church, we will gather at the Cinemark on McKnight Road (McCandless Crossing) for a showing of “Yesterday”, followed by a meal and discussion fellowship at a local restaurant. Exact times and dinner location are TBA. You can find out more about the movie at: Sign up ahead of time is important for planning … [Read more...]

Need a Good Summer Read?

We always have resources available in the entrance area of the church, including sign up sheets for music and worship leadership, information on the church, and community resources. The newest addition to our resource center is "The Pastor's Book Corner". You'll find this just inside the sanctuary. The Book Corner is a selection of books that Pastor Charissa would like to share with you all. This … [Read more...]

Rwanda Presentation Available Online

On May 29th, Tom Smart, Martha Markivich, and I shared a presentation on our Travel Study Seminary to Rwanda. In God's infinite sense of humor, we were slammed that night with a very Rwandan rainstorm that caused terrible traffic and uncertain driving conditions. We went ahead and carried on with the presentation, but some folks weren't able to make it because of the weather and traffic. While we … [Read more...]