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“And the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, ‘He has gone out of his mind.’ And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, ‘He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.’
And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, ‘How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.
‘Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin’— for they had said, ‘He has an unclean spirit.’
   ~Mark 3:20-30
 
This week we explore how we share the Gospel with others. 
 
In much of society the Christian church seems out of touch with the real world. We talk about a loving, hopeful, caring, forgiving God in a world that wants proof and truth they can see and touch. We speak of a Saviour that offers us salvation through his death and death and resurrection when many choose to not believe. When we try share God’s Word it is easy to become despondent when we are shut down. We may begin to wonder: “why even bother?” We bother because we believe that there is hope for us all if we do the work in faith.
 
Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m.  The link for this morning’s service is: https://youtube.com/live/XgJcqtF_8p8?feature=share
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

 


“Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. For six days you shall labour and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or your donkey, or any of your livestock, or the resident alien in your towns, so that your male and female slave may rest as well as you. Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the sabbath day.”     ~Deuteronomy 5:12-15
 
 
This week we explore the Sabbath. How well do any of us keep the sabbath? We often find ways to slip around the full sense of rest on the sabbath. The idea of taking time to show praise and honour to God is our true sabbath. How might we do that authentically when we keep the sabbath?
 
Being the first Sunday in June, we will also celebrate Holy Communion. We have returned to the practice of serving from a common plate. You are absolutely welcome to bring your elements from home if you prefer. And, if you are watching the service online, perhaps take a moment before the service to prepare some bread and a cup so that you might Commune with us.
 
Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m.  The link for this morning’s service is: https://youtube.com/live/T55ycjVVRes?feature=share
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

Celtic Trinity Knot

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.”
1 Corinthians 12:4-6
 
 
This week is Trinity Sunday, and we celebrate God in three persons: Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer. This doctrine can seem confusing and fuzzy, and we often struggle with the concept. Today we will look at how the Trinitarian God moves us in our lives, often without our acknowledgement. Each facet of God fills its own role, while beautifully complimenting the others. As a whole, it is a wonderful model for us as Christians to guide our behaviour as we interact with the world and each other.
 
 
Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m.  The link for this morning’s service is: https://youtube.com/live/Q2vJc3Jp5xE?feature=share
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

 
Transformation 8, HyunRyoung Kim. Mississauga, ON. 2016
“After meditation, seeking freedom in spiritual sense, continual change, bold expression”
 
 
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.  1 Corinthians 12:12-14
 
 
This week we celebrate Pentecost.
 
In today’s scripture lesson, we hear about the miraculous events of Pentecost. Fire and wind descend, people who are moved by the Holy Spirit begin to speak in many languages. This is the beginning of the Church. In a word it is awesome. But is this story about the first disciples still relevant? The question we will reflect on together is how the Holy Spirit is at work in our lives.
 
 
Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m.  The link for this morning’s service is: https://youtube.com/live/Dk0kC-_GP3s?feature=share
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

 
Sunrise at Cape Spear, Newfoundland. (LKdO)
 
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, God’s mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:23-23
 
 
This week has many mixed focuses for us with Mother’s Day, Ascension Sunday/7th Sunday of Easter and for us at St Andrew’s Copper Sunday.
 
Phew! But how wonderful that we have so much to celebrate and appreciate!
 
Bearing in mind all these good things, and adding in all the worrisome things on our minds, this Sunday we focus on perseverance:
-the disciples had to persevere when Jesus had ascended to Heaven,
-mothers persevere when they are at their wit’s end with their family,
-our students must continue in their work and study when they feel like quitting altogether.
God perseveres with each of us  – even when we wander off the path.
But with God’s help we are able to get back on track loving the world we are part of, and building the Kingdom for all.
 
 
Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m.  The link for this morning’s service is:https://youtube.com/live/sXNy9uVK3so?feature=share
Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/StAndrewsPresbyterianChurchKingston
 
 
Unfortunately, the bulletin is not available online this week.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

The Supper at Emmaus. Matthias Stom c.1632-39
 
” Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers.” ~Hebrews 13:1-2
 
We welcome you to our Sunday service, in-person or online. We hope that how ever you worship, you feel that you are a part of our community of faith. When we gather we become the body of Christ and can work together to offer hope to those in need of it the most. As a community we care for each other and are stronger with the Spirit directing us all.
 
This week we will be looking at the idea of hospitality. What does it take to be included? Do we expect people to be like us to belong or is there room for us to learn from others?  There’s an old axiom of 3 B-words when it comes to being part of a faith community: Believe, Behave, Belong. This implies that to to truly be part of the community, first we must believe the doctrine, then behave according to the “rules” of the faith group, and then finally we can belong to the community. But perhaps this order is confused. Perhaps we should belong first, then grow to deeply believe, and then finally, after time, change our behaviour as necessary. Too often in becoming part of the church we expect others to change to fit our normal, instead of teaching and learning from each other. And of course, when we learn from Jesus, we all gain new life.      
 
Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m.  The link for this morning’s service is: https://youtube.com/live/mbfDX4S7SqI?feature=share
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

 

St. Philip. from: The Twelve Apostles. Peter Paul Rubens c.1611
 
“Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Get up and go towards the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ (This is a wilderness road.) So he got up and went.” ~Acts 8:26-27
 
We welcome you to our Sunday service, in-person or online. We hope that how ever you worship, you feel that you are a part of our community of faith. When we gather we become the body of Christ and can work together to offer hope to those in need of it the most. As a community we care for each other and are stronger with the Spirit directing us all.
 
This week we will be looking at our work in the world. (Some might suggest that this work is ‘Mission’ but that was last week’s focus.) Jesus called us to do the work of caring for others and for the world itself. Oftentimes we think: “oh someone should do something about that” or “someone else will take care of that” But there is much work to do, and and we can all do something. People and the Earth need our presence as people of God. It is clear what we have to remember is that we are called to GO – to go and to do. Sometimes we don’t know how helpful we will be until we go and begin.
 
Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m.  The link for this morning’s service is: https://youtube.com/live/1yPuLVPV1WM?feature=share
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.