Reformation Sunday 2022
‘Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.’ Luke 19: 9-10
Join us this Sunday as we welcome the Reverend Bonnie Sutherland to lead our service. Bonnie is the minister of St. John’s and Sand Hill churches in Kingston, AND Interim Moderator for our church as we search for a new minister.
This is also Reformation Sunday – commemorating the 505th anniversary of Martin Luther infamously publishing his 95 thesis, officially titled: Disputation on the Power of Indulgences. His ideas were revolutionary and inflammatory because they directly contradicted official Catholic teachings of the day. Most of his thesis boiled down to the idea that he wanted individual Christians to have a more independent, personal relationship with God than was prescribed by the Catholic Church. He wanted people to take accountability for their own faith and spiritual growth by studying the Bible themselves. At the time, Catholics didn’t do this – they got their spiritual guidance exclusively from priests and the pope, and were even able to purchase ‘certificates of pardon’ (called indulgences) to forgive their sins. All of this sparked the Reformation movement in Europe as the new “Protestant” churches broke away from the Catholic church.
Rev. Sutherland will speak about how every day is really Reformation Day, as Jesus and the Holy Spirit lead us to repentance, transformation and growth.
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/Jf2vH1ExhBk 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.