“Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said,
‘Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.’
He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them,
‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.’
                   ~Mark 8:31-38
 
This Sunday we welcome Julielee Stitt back to the pulpit. Julielee is an elder of our congregation, and a ministry student at Presbyterian College, Montreal. She led our services many times over the passed couple of years as we searched for a new full time pastor for our church. It will be good to hear her speak to us again! This week she will help us explore Lent and 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/6rZ3gUMHHV8?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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

Evening Prayer. Pierre Edouard Frere. 1857

” And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then in this way:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not bring us to the time of trial,
but rescue us from the evil one.”
                   ~Matthew 6:5-13
 
This Sunday we welcome the Rev. Heather Kern back to the pulpit. Both Heather and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Paul Kern led our services many times over the passed couple of years as we searched for a new full time pastor for our church. It will be good to hear her speak to us again! This week she will help us explore the idea and activity of “prayer”.
 
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/_7tXu3_fdiQ?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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

The Transfiguration of Christ. Flemish School, undated.

“For it is God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” ~2 Corinthians 4:6
 
This week is the final Sunday of Epiphany, called Transfiguration Sunday. This day celebrates the glorious revelation of God in Jesus Christ and Christ’s manifestation as the fulfillment of the law and the prophets. Jesus’ radiant appearance on the mountaintop evokes the devouring fire of the glory of the LORD at Mount Sinai in Exodus 24:17.
 
The transition from the hope offered to the world at the arrival of Jesus into the world fades, as we begin the trip to Calvary where the Messiah is crucified. The recognition of Jesus as the Son of God helps the disciples understand his words about his short time with them and in this world. When we recognize Jesus as our personal Saviour then we too find that our lives are changed as well. 
 
 
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/CEJ5A8_24mY?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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

Icon of Christ Healing Peter’s Mother in law. Visoki Decani Monastery Church, Kosovo  

“When they found (Jesus), they said to him, ‘Everyone is searching for you.’ He answered, ‘Let us go on to the neighbouring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.’ And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.” ~Mark 1:37-39
 
This week we will focus on discipleship. Who is a disciple? What does a disciple do? God chooses many disciples each and every day yet many don’t consider themselves in that category. We serve God when we serve as a disciple in the world.    
 
This is the first Sunday in February. As is the custom at St. Andrew’s, we will be sharing Communion. In January, Session has agreed that the time was right for returning to pre-Covid Communion practices. Therefore, we will be passing the elements to congregants from a common tray. We are asking people to sit close to the aisle ends of the pews to help facilitate distribution. It is the practice of the congregation to wait until the elements are distributed to everyone, and then partake together. If you are not comfortable taking the bread and an individual cup from a common tray, please feel free to bring your own elements from home so that you may commune with us. And, if you are worshipping from home via the livestream, perhaps take a moment before the service to prepare some bread and a cup so that you also may participate in Communion 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/3ev06MtVTgg?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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

 

Kingston Tiny Homes. habitatkingston.com

Therefore, brothers and sisters, holy partners in a heavenly calling, consider that Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses also ‘was faithful in all God’s house.’ Yet Jesus is worthy of more glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house has more honour than the house itself. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that would be spoken later. Christ, however, was faithful over God’s house as a son, and we are his house if we hold firm the confidence and the pride that belong to hope.

Hebrews 3:1-6


  
 
This week in our service, we will take a look at houses. Not just houses, but homes.  4 walls and a roof make a house, but a home is so much more. We welcome guest speaker – Gary Lees, Interim CEO, from the Kingston branch of Habitat for Humanity, to talk to us about the work they are doing here in the city. There are many people in our communities who live in sub-standard housing, and for whom safe, decent, affordable housing is financially out of reach, or simply unavailable. Habitat for Humanity addresses this issue by providing places for people to live. But more importantly, they involve future homeowners in the building process and empower them to create a foundation – a home – from where they have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and contribute to our community.
 
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/JQvolTfkCZ8?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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

Jonah Leaving the Whale. Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568 – 1625)

    For God alone my soul in silence waits;
truly, my hope is in God.
God alone is my rock and my salvation,
my stronghold, so that I shall not be shaken.
In God is my safety and my honour,
my strong rock and my refuge.
Put your trust in God always, O people,
pour out your hearts before the One who is your refuge.
    
   ~Psalm 62:5-7
  
 
This week in our service, we will take a look at faith. How much faith do we have? Will we be able to act on our faith when God asks us to? Too often our faith only lasts until we are asked to meet someone we dislike, or we have to do something that challenges us. Our faith must be one that knows God is with us regardless. Join us as we look at how we can do this.
 
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/DNBNQv4FkiU?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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

The Recognition of Christ by the Apostle Nathaniel. Coptic icon, uncredited

    “The next day, Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’ Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.’ Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’ When Jesus saw Nathanael coming towards him, he said of him, ‘Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!’ Nathanael asked him, ‘Where did you come to know me?’ Jesus answered, ‘I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.’ Nathanael replied, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!’ Jesus answered, ‘Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.’ And he said to him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.’”
   ~John 1:43-51

  
 
This week in our service, we will take a look at God’s Kingdom.
We often hear about the Kingdom, but we have questions: Where does it exist? Who makes it happen?
As with so many things, the answer is both very simple, and very complex.  The Kingdom is not some far off place or environment that we will become part of one day. It is us – the followers of Christ – who bring the kingdom to life in this world.  It is us sharing the love of God and changing the world one small piece at a time. Join us as we look at how we can do this.
 
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/UnqQWwpc8HI?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.