Each of the weeks of March, you are invited to read one of the gospels of the New Testament in preparation for the following Sunday service.

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

Corbert Gauthier, Saint Luke the Evangelist (St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Steinauer, NB, USA), 2013

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

 

Matthew. Franz Hals, 1625; Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art

I was very moved when I came across this painting. I was looking through art across the ages that meant to convey the gospel writer Matthew. I love Franz Hals, and I have ever since I was introduced to his work during a bicycle tour of Europe the summer before entering university, when Thom and I stumbled across and into the Franz Hals Museum in Haarlem, Netherlands. But what made this painting particularly meaningful this week is that it hangs in a Museum in Odessa, Ukraine.
 
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 Matthew, and the image is a ‘living creature with the face of a human’. It is the humanity of Jesus that Matthew emphasizes. It is also the humanity to which his followers are called. This canvas hanging in Odessa and surrounded this day by violence and death calls out all the more urgently for us to heed the witness of Matthew, and the call of Christ, and allow God to grow us in the ways of true humanity.
 
The sanctuary doors are open for in-person worship (with physical distancing, wearing of masks and forgoing congregational singing). 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/z-nGusWcvsk.  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, and you can print them out if you wish for reference as the hour unfolds, or even through the week. Please join in worship, study and service as you are able.

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Each of these first weeks of Lent, you are invited to read one of the gospels of the New Testament in preparation for the following Sunday service.

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

GracieMorbitzer

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

 


Saint Mark. Corbert Gauthier, 2013

This month we will explore the various gospel accounts of the New Testament – each with a different perspective upon the earthly witness of Jesus, symbolized by a traditional image. We begin with the Gospel according to Mark. Why a lion, you ask? I shall keep you in suspense … until the sermon!
 
We will conclude the hour by celebrating the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper – all who ‘love the Lord a little and yearn to love him more’ are invited to participate.
 
The sanctuary doors are open for in-person worship (with physical distancing, wearing of masks and forgoing congregational singing). Live-streaming continues. Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. The livestream can be found at https://youtu.be/_9MsOto4NMs. 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, and you can print them out if you wish for reference as the hour unfolds, or even through the week. Please join in worship, study and service as you are able.

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Praying for UkraineThe Presbyterian Church in Canada joins in prayer with our partners in Ukraine as they and all around them are faced with war, danger and uncertainty. We pray for safety and peace, comfort for those now in mourning, and humanitarian aid for all in need.

God and Lord of the Powers, and Maker of all creation;
God of justice, and Lover and Maker of peace,
we are distressed by the violence and the threats of violence and destruction in the world, and especially by acts of war and brutality that people experience in Ukraine.
In solidarity with them, we pray for those
who are suffering and in danger,
who live in fear and anxiety,
who fear what tomorrow will bring,
who are anxious for their lives and the lives of those they love and care for, and
who mourn the dead.
We pray that
those with power over war will lay down weapons,
and that those who have power to accomplish peace
will have wisdom and compassion.
God of Grace, the Giver of Life,
send your Comforter, the Spirit of Truth,
who is everywhere present and fills all things,
to sustain the hope of all those who seek justice and peace and
to inspire the leaders of nations to do what is right.
Glory to you, O God,
Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit,
now and forever;
in the strong name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, we pray.
Amen.

“The World Council of Churches denounces any and every use of deadly armed force to resolve disputes that could be resolved by dialogue. We firmly believe that dialogue—based on the principles of international law and respect for established national borders—was and is the proper path for the resolution of tensions surrounding Ukraine. We call for an immediate end to the current armed hostilities, and for the protection of all human lives and communities threatened by this violence. We urge all member churches and all people of good will around the world to join us in prayer for peace for the people of Ukraine and the region.”
—The Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, Acting General Secretary, World Council of Churches

Presbyterian World Service & Development, a member of ACT Alliance and Canadian Foodgrains Bank, is receiving donations to help respond to the escalating situation in Ukraine. Read the full appeal and donate here.

The PCC continues to be in touch with our Ukranian partners and will provide updates, as they become available.

Each of the weeks of March, you are invited to read one of the gospels of the New Testament in preparation for the following Sunday service.

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

GracieMorbitzer

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

 

The Four Gospel Writers (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) – St. Mark’s Anglican Church, St. John’s Newfoundland

The journey to Easter begins!

Here is the monthly newsletter from the Minister. It is formatted as a tri-fold brochure that can be printed double-sided, short edge binding. In the digital copy, you can use the hyperlinks for easy connection to any of the activities. You are warmly invited to join in worship, study and service as you are able!

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