Ichthus Fish symbol

 
Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.” 1 Samuel 3:7
It is remarkable that Samuel did not know the Lord, as he was surrounded with indicators of God in the temple: the House of the Lord, The Ark of the Covenant, and the Lamp of God. Today, we are often likewise blinded to who God is, even though our nation is dotted with churches, filled with Bibles, and so many people wearing crosses. 
 
Join us this week as the Rev. Dr. Paul Kern explores how to listen for, and to hear, the voice of God in our lives.
 
 
Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. This is the link for this morning’s service is  https://youtu.be/5WenoK3KD-w   Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/StAndrewsPresbyterianChurchKingston 
 
Have a look at the Order of Service, scripture readings, hymn lyrics and announcements below – this electronic form includes hyperlinks for easy connection, but you can print the pages if you wish for reference as the hour unfolds, or even through the week. We invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Unrefined silver ore

“See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple…But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire…he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver…” Malachi3:1-3
 
Wow! What an image! The refiner’s fire is an other way of expressing “smelting” –  the process of using intense heat in a furnace to extract the impurities from raw materials, (which are a mix of the desired element (silver) and other, unwanted, contaminating components of the silver.)  Only the true silver is left behind. It has withstood the fire and emerged pure and steadfast. In the context of Malachi, the speaker is referring to how God works a similar “smelting” or refining process in us, to “burn away” our weaknesses, impurities and faults. Of course, being subject to the “heat” is not comfortable, but if we never face the fire, how can we be refined? 
 
Join us this week as the Rev. Dr. Paul Kern explores this idea, and what “refining” looks like in our lives.
 
Being the first Sunday in October, as is the tradition at St. Andrew’s, we will also be celebrating Holy Communion. We continue to provide individual, sealed Communion packets as you enter the sanctuary. Alternatively, we encourage you to bring your elements from home to use during the service. And if you are joining online, perhaps take a moment before the service to prepare a cup and some bread, so that you may commune with us.
 
Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. This is the link for this morning’s service is    https://youtu.be/-8N4b-gAADo   Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/StAndrewsPresbyterianChurchKingston 
 
Have a look at the Order of Service, scripture readings, hymn lyrics and announcements below – this electronic form includes hyperlinks for easy connection, but you can print the pages if you wish for reference as the hour unfolds, or even through the week. We invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.
 
 
 
 
 


 

This Sunday, Julielee Stitt, a member of our congregation, and theological student at Presbyterian College Montreal, will be leading our worship service. She gives us the following teaser for her message…
 
“The Bible is an ancient text. And yet, through divine inspiration, it continues to impart loving wisdom that can help guide us in living a good life, aligned with our Creator. In today’s message, we look at what scripture tells us about communication and how it can draw us closer to each other and God. We’ll also pull the curtain back on the greatest love letter of all time. (Hint: you won’t find it in a shoebox of keepsakes.)”
 
Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. This is the link for this morning’s service is  https://youtu.be/Nplta1UBCFc   Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/StAndrewsPresbyterianChurchKingston 
 
 
 


 

This Sunday the Rev. Nancy Hancock, a retired Presbyterian minister and elder in our congregation, will be leading our worship service. Nancy is also a champion of Presbyterian World Service and Development, and will speak to us about mission in the church.
 
Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. This is the link for this morning’s service is   https://youtu.be/79eQFxNz-d4   Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/StAndrewsPresbyterianChurchKingston 
 
**Apologies for the missing images, bulletin and hymns. Our site is experiencing technical difficulties. The link for the service still works wonderfully!**
 
 


2 Corinthians 5:21. He Bore our Sin

“For my people are foolish, they do not know me.” Jeremiah 4:22
“I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 1:13-14
 
How did we get from the foolishness described in Jeremiah, to the praise expressed in Timothy? 
 
Join us this Sunday as Rev. Heather Kern leads us on a journey – a progression of the Scriptures – from God lamenting and calling out his children, through repentance, to our praising God for our forgiveness.
 
Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. This is the link for this morning’s service is  https://youtu.be/c2o84l-yo1I  Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/StAndrewsPresbyterianChurchKingston 
 
Have a look at the Order of Service, scripture readings, hymn lyrics and announcements below – this electronic form includes hyperlinks for easy connection, but you can print the pages if you wish for reference as the hour unfolds, or even through the week. We invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.
 


“When I remember you in my prayers, I always thank my God because I hear of your love for all the saints and your faith towards the Lord Jesus. I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective when you perceive all the good that we may do for Christ. I have indeed received much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my brother. For this reason, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do your duty, yet I would rather appeal to you on the basis of love. And I, Paul, do this as an old man, and now also as a prisoner of Christ Jesus.” ~Philemon 1:4-10

 
Free at last? Not so fast! Aches, pains and restrictions are a part of life. We all are chained to attitudes, belief systems and habit. The weight of these is insidious and draining. Releasing the slave is a constant need, and a gift from God.
We invite you to join us on Sunday as we ponder this truth. Rev. Dr. Malcolm Sinclair, Minister Emeritus of Metropolitan United Church on Toronto, will be leading the service.
 
Being the first Sunday in September, as is the tradition at St. Andrew’s, we will also be celebrating Holy Communion. We continue to provide individual, sealed Communion packets as you enter the sanctuary. Alternatively, we encourage you to bring your elements from home to use during the service. And if you are joining online, perhaps take a moment before the service to prepare a cup and some bread, so that you may commune with us.
 
Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. This is the link for this morning’s service is  https://youtu.be/mirXPKvpJZE  Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/StAndrewsPresbyterianChurchKingston 
 
Have a look at the Order of Service, scripture readings, hymn lyrics and announcements below – this electronic form includes hyperlinks for easy connection, but you can print the pages if you wish for reference as the hour unfolds, or even through the week. We invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.
 
 


 

“Let mutual love continue.” Hebrews 13:1
The Dark Ages. The Renaissance. Pax Romana. Only future generations can name our era – we are simply living it. What will future generations name us? What will be the hallmark of this age? What is the best kind of era for communities of faith to live and work and thrive? 
We invite you to join us on Sunday as we ponder these questions. Rev. Dr. Malcolm Sinclair, Minister Emeritus of Metropolitan United Church on Toronto, will be leading the service.
 
Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. This is the link for this morning’s service is  https://youtu.be/cZCLRioygN4  Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/StAndrewsPresbyterianChurchKingston 
 
Have a look at the Order of Service, scripture readings, hymn lyrics and announcements below – this electronic form includes hyperlinks for easy connection, but you can print the pages if you wish for reference as the hour unfolds, or even through the week. We invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.