Over the past two years, members of our congregation and our families have gone ahead of us. Many of us were unable to gather to give God thanks, or to gather with limitations of location and numbers. 

St. Andrew’s held a service on Saturday April 9 to look back, bring our gratitude to God, and be strengthened by God’s promises. It was a very moving hour.

The Order of Service is found below, and the recording is found at https://youtu.be/qYUeGYYClPc

Download (PDF, 176KB)

 

“Hosanna in the Highest”. Hanna-Cheriyan Varghese. 2007

The movement of this scene is wonderful.  
 
Varghese was a Malaysian artist who often painted from her deep Christian faith. Like in this painting. Jesus is at the centre, but where is headed, to whom is he travelling? This is not just ‘the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem’ – I feel Varghese challenging me to consider ‘the entry of Jesus into my life’.
 
Palm Sunday. An hour for praise, pondering and prayer.
 
The sanctuary doors are open for in-person worship, and we will be joining our choir in singing hymns our worship. Live-streaming continues. Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. The link to the livestream can be found at https://youtu.be/FApwqWCVico  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, notes of the Director of Music, 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.
 

Download (PDF, 412KB)

Download (PDF, 179KB)

 

 

 

 

 

French Cross. Alex Colville. 1988

A rider passing by a monument erected on the spot from which the Acadians were deported in 1755. I find this painting by Alex Colville very moving.
 
After graduating with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Mount Allison University, Colville enlisted in the infantry in 1942 and served in France and the Netherlands. Among his assignments, he was tasked with depicting the horrors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Colville went on to become one of Canada’s great artists, a prominent member of the Maritime Realism school that countered the contemporary reign of abstract painting.
 
Colville paints this rider looking back over her shoulder, as if perhaps to suggest the way he yearns to come to terms with his own history, including the terror and tragedy of war. As do we all. 
 
What to make of the fact that it is a cross that was raised by the descendants of the Acadians, and painted by the artist? I invite you to explore this question with me in a sermon that focuses upon Hebrews 2.
 
The sanctuary doors are open for in-person worship, and we will be joining our choir in singing hymns of praise. Live-streaming continues. Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. The link to the livestream can be found at https://youtu.be/1o37E8hZgwg  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, notes of the Director of Music, 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. I invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.

Download (PDF, 630KB)

Download (PDF, 196KB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint John with eagle. Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris. 1874

So why is an eagle portrayed looking down over John as he records his account of the gospel of Jesus Christ? 
 
This month we are exploring the various gospel accounts of the New Testament – each attempting to describe the Risen Lord with a different perspective upon the earthly witness of Jesus, and each traditionally symbolized by a traditional image. This week – the Gospel according to John, and the eagle. 
 
It only takes just under two hours to read through the Gospel according to John, or to listen to it read by Julielee at http://www.standrewskingston.org/the-gospels-read-john/ What a wonderful experience! In the journey, I feel a particular intimacy and strength of the presence of the Living Lord. And maybe you might glean an idea about why the eagle, also!
 
The sanctuary doors are open for in-person worship (with physical distancing and wearing of masks), and we will be joining our cantors in singing the hymns. Live-streaming continues. Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. The link to the livestream can be found at https://youtu.be/R09_3sUpPEo.   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, notes of the Director of Music, 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. I invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.

Download (PDF, 556KB)

Download (PDF, 152KB)

 

 

 

 

Each of the weeks of March, we have been reading one of the gospels of the New Testament in preparation for the following Sunday service. This final week our focus is upon the Gospel according to John.

Each gospel is also be available in audio here, read by one of the Elders of St. Andrew’s Kingston.

François André Vincent – Saint John the Evangelist, 1793

For Sunday March 27, The Gospel According to John read by Julielee Stitt
YouTube: https://youtu.be/dKjSNhzHJpM
Anchor.FM: https://anchor.fm/st-andrews-presbyterian-church-kingston/episodes/The-Gospel-according-to-John-e1g3mds

For Sunday March 20, The Gospel According to Luke read by Janet Payne
YouTube: https://youtu.be/u5tUAyaPYPk
Anchor.FM: https://anchor.fm/st-andrews-presbyterian-church-kingston/episodes/The-Gospel-according-to-Luke-e1flrlp

For Sunday March 13, The Gospel According to Matthew read by David Holland
Youtube:  https://youtu.be/qSUTuTSoLik
Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/st-andrews-presbyterian-church-kingston/episodes/The-Gospel-according-to-Matthew-e1fb7n6 

For Sunday March 6, The Gospel According to Mark read by Elaine Coderre
Youtube: https://youtu.be/91hTL9HlEzI
Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/st-andrews-presbyterian-church-kingston/episodes/The-Gospel-according-to-Mark-e1f0bde

 


St. Luke the Evangelist. By a follower of Jacob Jordaens, 1593-1678

So why is an ox portrayed looking down over Luke as he records his account of the gospel of Jesus Christ? The look of those large brown eyes remind me of other oxen I have seen painted into scenes of the birth of that same Jesus, but perhaps now with less wonder and more reflection. This ox may have been associated with the Gospel according to Luke because his account begins with Zechariah in the temple of Jerusalem with its animal sacrifices … but I would suggest the ox refers also to the Christ of whom Luke writes during his earthly ministry. Why? How? That is the topic of this Sunday’s sermon!
 
This month we are exploring the various gospel accounts of the New Testament – each attempting to describe the Risen Lord with a different perspective upon the earthly witness of Jesus, and each traditionally symbolized by a traditional image. This week – the Gospel according to Luke, and the ox.
 
The sanctuary doors are open for in-person worship (with physical distancing and wearing of masks), and for the first time in over two years we will be able to join our cantors in singing the hymns! Live-streaming continues. Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. The link to the livestream can be found at https://youtu.be/txDHcZ1llPs. 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, notes of the Director of Music, 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. I invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.
 

Download (PDF, 676KB)

Download (PDF, 167KB)