“Let mutual love continue.” Hebrews 13:1
The Dark Ages. The Renaissance. Pax Romana. Only future generations can name our era – we are simply living it. What will future generations name us? What will be the hallmark of this age? What is the best kind of era for communities of faith to live and work and thrive? 
We invite you to join us on Sunday as we ponder these questions. Rev. Dr. Malcolm Sinclair, Minister Emeritus of Metropolitan United Church on Toronto, will be leading the service.
 
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/cZCLRioygN4  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.
 
 
 


 

This week we gather with our partner churches in the Downton Kingston Ecumenical Collective for a joint, outdoor service at Lake Ontario Park – 920 King St. W. The churches involved are St. James (Anglican) St. Paul’s (Anglican), St. Mark’s (Lutheran), Sydenham St. (United) Faith (United), and us – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian! The service will begin at 10:30, and the speaker will be the Rev. Catherine Elsdon of Sydenham St. United.

Livestreaming this event is not feasible, so instead we are rebroadcasting the “now complete” service from July 24, which accidentally cut out part way through on it’s original date. 

The link for this morning’s service is  https://youtu.be/3rVtEy05ShE   Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/StAndrewsPresbyterianChurchKingston 
 
 
We will be back in the sanctuary next Sunday, August 28.
 
 


The Hand of God. Yongsung Kim. Havenlight Christian Artwork

“Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’”  ~Matthew 14:28-32
 
This is one of those amazing encounters individuals and groups had with Jesus as recounted in the Bible. Jesus walking on water! Impossible we say. And then helping Peter to do the same! Even more impossible. And rescuing him when he faltered! Impossible yet again! This painting by Yongsung Kim, from the perspective of the sinking Peter, is such a tender, personal and intimate portrait of Jesus: still impossibly standing on water, but reaching down to save each of us from drowning. Sometimes it seems like the “impossible” doesn’t happen anymore. Or does it? Join Rev. Dr. Paul Kern as we worship and look at how to encounter Jesus doing the impossible, today, in our lives and ministries. Perhaps it is as “simple” as listening for Jesus’ voice, acting out his commands, keeping our focus on him, and grasping to the hand reaching down to us.
 
 
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/VR39CdEqSpE   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.
 
 


Math in Colour. Fabric. By Chicca Besso (Spoonflower.com)

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7. What is peace? How do we get it? What factors add up to peace? According to this verse, peace doesn’t ‘just happen’. God promises us peace – but there are details and circumstances that add up for us to experience/encounter that peace that surpasses understanding. Guest minister, The Rev Paul Kern will address this topic on Sunday. Join us as we worship together and contemplate peace in a turbulent time.

Additionally, as is the custom at St. Andrew’s on the first Sunday of the month, we will be celebrating Holy Communion. We will have individual, pre-packaged Communion packets available as you enter the church, but we also encourage you to bring your own elements from home to use in the service. If you are joining us online, we invite you to take a moment before the service to prepare some bread and a cup, so that you may join in the sacrament with us.

 
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/j0PptnFewZY   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.
 


“Since you have received Christ Jesus, live your whole life in our Saviour. Send your roots deep and grow strong in Christ – firmly established in the faith you’ve been taught, and full of Thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7

Scientists have recently recognized that trees are “social creatures”, connected to each other by underground fungi. On a very basic level, trees share information and resources, and help each other defend against diseases and predation. This communication helps the entire forest. So what about us? We too were created to be in a community, to be connected. But to draw closer to God and one another, we need to be open to others, to participate in the communication network, and to do everything with kindness and in love. In this way, we too will be healthy, and be able to fully experience our place in God’s creation.

We extend a warm welcome to you who are worshipping with us this week, both in person and online! A special welcome and hearty thank you to Julielee Stitt who is leading worship today. Julielee is an elder at St. Andrew’s, and a candidate for the ministry, supported by the Presbytery of Kingston. She begins her studies in September. 
 
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/XQgxblTfxfs 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.
 


“The Standard of Ur”. 3rd millennium BC. British Museum

The standard of Ur, pictured above, is a wooden box from ancient Mesopotamia, assumed to be several thousand years old. It is elaborately decorated with white shells, red stones and blue lapis lazuli, all of which came from far-flung places, indicating elaborate trade systems and the the value of the item at the time. Some historians suggest that the box itself might have been the body of a lyre, or “instrument of 10 strings” as referred to in Psalm 33, and depicted in detail on the “peace” face of the standard itself. Perhaps this was the model of instrument upon which David played music to soothe King Saul, to express his joys and fears, and to praise God. Join us this Sunday as we explore the role of music in our lives and our faith, and as we together “make a joyful noise unto the Lord!”

We warmly welcome John Hall, who is not only providing musical leadership today, but will also be giving the sermon!
 
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 ishttps://youtu.be/30lnbVZ1CXgPrevious 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.


Namaan bathing in the Jordan River

“Have the man come to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel!” (2 Kings 5:8b) The speaker of this quote is Elisha, prophet of God, in the Old Testament. The man in question is Namaan, a stalwart and honourable commander in the army of the king of Aram. Unfortunately, Naaman also suffers from leprosy. In a roundabout way, he asks Elisha to cure his leprosy. Elisha agrees, but Namaan is underwhelmed by the proposed cure and initially refuses to comply. Eventually he does indeed wash (baptize) himself 7 times in the Jordan River and is cured of his disease. He abandons his polytheistic religion and worships God. The story is one of pride, fear and mistrust. But paradoxically, it also a story of trust, submission, and setting aside pride! Join us on Sunday as we explore the ancient story of Namaan, and see how God is still present in the Church, working in our daily lives. 

We warmly welcome the Reverends Heather and Paul Kern to lead us in worship this morning.
 
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/4T3sQyBkdxQ  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.

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