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.

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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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Augustine and his mother, Monica – St. Augustine’s Church, Washington D.C, USA

As a Christian community looking forward to the lifting of pandemic restrictions and ‘beginning again’, we are considering four scenes of the very first beginnings of the Church.
 
This week we will be introduced to Augustine of Hippo, North Africa (354 – 430 A.D.). He became a Christian out of the witness of his mother Monica, and a leader of the Christians of his era. In particular we will consider how as a Christian he responded to the trauma of the fall of Rome, and what we gain from his witness today.
 
The sanctuary doors are open for in-person worship (with physical distancing, wearing of masks and forgoing congregational singing), and live-streaming continues. We invite you to join us in prayer and praise. 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/409hIcVRVuM . 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 – the 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.

Immediately after the service, we will continue with our annual general meeting. All members and adherents are invited to join by Zoom – your comments and questions will be relayed to those in the sanctuary, and your votes counted along with those voting in person … https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81854705429?pwd=cG5QY2FjWXl6KzJVSGxQMytVUVlJQT09

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From the book ‘Desert Wisdom’ by Yushi Nomura

As we look forward to the lifting of pandemic restrictions and ‘beginning again’ as a Christian community, we are considering four scenes of the very first beginnings of the Church.
 
This week we will be introduced to the wisdom gained by certain women and men of the fourth century. They were not willing (as were so many others) to leave the formulation and articulation of the faith to ‘the Church’. They desired a personal experience of God and God’s Word, and so removed themselves to live in hermit communities in the deserts of Egypt. They came to be known as the Desert Fathers and Mothers, and I believe there is much for us to glean from their experience us as we reconsider our calling as Christians.
 
This Sunday the sanctuary doors will again be open for in-person worship (with physical distancing, wearing of masks and forgoing congregational singing), but live-streaming will continue. We invite you to join us in prayer and praise. 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/TCL9bDJjpbo 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 – you can print them out if you wish and refer to them as the hour unfolds, or even through the week. Please join in worship, study and service as you are able.

Immediately after the service, enjoy a time of online after-service conversation and fellowship with others Sunday morning at 11:45 a.m. Here’s the link! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81854705429?pwd=cG5QY2FjWXl6KzJVSGxQMytVUVlJQT09

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