We begin this Sunday by singing a metrical paraphrase of Psalm 48, ‘Within your temple Lord, your praises we will tell’.
We are blessed by this ‘temple’ at the corner of Princess and Clergy Streets … the limestone solid, the stained glass windows bathing us in colour, the pews gently curved and bringing us together around table, font and pulpit. Within this temple we are surely encouraged to tell the praises and know the promises of God.
But there is another dynamic at work as well. As we gather to praise God in this temple worked by human hands, we are reminded that God wills to work us together to be a people of God.
These weeks of May we are exploring some of the images of the Church found in the New Testament, and this morning our focus is upon the exhortation … ‘like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house’ (1 Peter 1:5).
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/5_S_xmGwdDA 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.