Saint John with eagle. Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris. 1874

So why is an eagle portrayed looking down over John as he records his account of the gospel of Jesus Christ? 
 
This month we are exploring the various gospel accounts of the New Testament – each attempting to describe the Risen Lord with a different perspective upon the earthly witness of Jesus, and each traditionally symbolized by a traditional image. This week – the Gospel according to John, and the eagle. 
 
It only takes just under two hours to read through the Gospel according to John, or to listen to it read by Julielee at http://www.standrewskingston.org/the-gospels-read-john/ What a wonderful experience! In the journey, I feel a particular intimacy and strength of the presence of the Living Lord. And maybe you might glean an idea about why the eagle, also!
 
The sanctuary doors are open for in-person worship (with physical distancing and wearing of masks), and we will be joining our cantors in singing the hymns. Live-streaming continues. Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. The link to the livestream can be found at https://youtu.be/R09_3sUpPEo.   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. I invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.

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Each of the weeks of March, we have been reading one of the gospels of the New Testament in preparation for the following Sunday service. This final week our focus is upon the Gospel according to John.

Each gospel is also be available in audio here, read by one of the Elders of St. Andrew’s Kingston.

François André Vincent – Saint John the Evangelist, 1793

For Sunday March 27, The Gospel According to John read by Julielee Stitt
YouTube: https://youtu.be/dKjSNhzHJpM
Anchor.FM: https://anchor.fm/st-andrews-presbyterian-church-kingston/episodes/The-Gospel-according-to-John-e1g3mds

For Sunday March 20, The Gospel According to Luke read by Janet Payne
YouTube: https://youtu.be/u5tUAyaPYPk
Anchor.FM: https://anchor.fm/st-andrews-presbyterian-church-kingston/episodes/The-Gospel-according-to-Luke-e1flrlp

For Sunday March 13, The Gospel According to Matthew read by David Holland
Youtube:  https://youtu.be/qSUTuTSoLik
Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/st-andrews-presbyterian-church-kingston/episodes/The-Gospel-according-to-Matthew-e1fb7n6 

For Sunday March 6, The Gospel According to Mark read by Elaine Coderre
Youtube: https://youtu.be/91hTL9HlEzI
Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/st-andrews-presbyterian-church-kingston/episodes/The-Gospel-according-to-Mark-e1f0bde

 


St. Luke the Evangelist. By a follower of Jacob Jordaens, 1593-1678

So why is an ox portrayed looking down over Luke as he records his account of the gospel of Jesus Christ? The look of those large brown eyes remind me of other oxen I have seen painted into scenes of the birth of that same Jesus, but perhaps now with less wonder and more reflection. This ox may have been associated with the Gospel according to Luke because his account begins with Zechariah in the temple of Jerusalem with its animal sacrifices … but I would suggest the ox refers also to the Christ of whom Luke writes during his earthly ministry. Why? How? That is the topic of this Sunday’s sermon!
 
This month we are exploring the various gospel accounts of the New Testament – each attempting to describe the Risen Lord with a different perspective upon the earthly witness of Jesus, and each traditionally symbolized by a traditional image. This week – the Gospel according to Luke, and the ox.
 
The sanctuary doors are open for in-person worship (with physical distancing and wearing of masks), and for the first time in over two years we will be able to join our cantors in singing the hymns! Live-streaming continues. Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. The link to the livestream can be found at https://youtu.be/txDHcZ1llPs. 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. I invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.
 

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Each of the weeks of March, you are invited to read one of the gospels of the New Testament in preparation for the following Sunday service.

Each gospel will also be available in audio here, read by one of the Elders of St. Andrew’s Kingston, available the Monday before.

Corbert Gauthier, Saint Luke the Evangelist (St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Steinauer, NB, USA), 2013

For Sunday March 20, The Gospel According to Luke read by Janet Payne
YouTube: https://youtu.be/u5tUAyaPYPk
Anchor.FM: https://anchor.fm/st-andrews-presbyterian-church-kingston/episodes/The-Gospel-according-to-Luke-e1flrlp

For Sunday March 13, The Gospel According to Matthew read by David Holland
Youtube:  https://youtu.be/qSUTuTSoLik
Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/st-andrews-presbyterian-church-kingston/episodes/The-Gospel-according-to-Matthew-e1fb7n6 

For Sunday March 6, The Gospel According to Mark read by Elaine Coderre
Youtube: https://youtu.be/91hTL9HlEzI
Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/st-andrews-presbyterian-church-kingston/episodes/The-Gospel-according-to-Mark-e1f0bde

 

Matthew. Franz Hals, 1625; Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art

I was very moved when I came across this painting. I was looking through art across the ages that meant to convey the gospel writer Matthew. I love Franz Hals, and I have ever since I was introduced to his work during a bicycle tour of Europe the summer before entering university, when Thom and I stumbled across and into the Franz Hals Museum in Haarlem, Netherlands. But what made this painting particularly meaningful this week is that it hangs in a Museum in Odessa, Ukraine.
 
This month we are exploring the various gospel accounts of the New Testament – each attempting to describe the Risen Lord with a different perspective upon the earthly witness of Jesus, and each traditionally symbolized by a traditional image.

This week – the Gospel according to Matthew, and the image is a ‘living creature with the face of a human’. It is the humanity of Jesus that Matthew emphasizes. It is also the humanity to which his followers are called. This canvas hanging in Odessa and surrounded this day by violence and death calls out all the more urgently for us to heed the witness of Matthew, and the call of Christ, and allow God to grow us in the ways of true humanity.
 
The sanctuary doors are open for in-person worship (with physical distancing, wearing of masks and forgoing congregational singing). Live-streaming continues. Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. The link to the livestream can be found at https://youtu.be/z-nGusWcvsk.  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, and you can print them out if you wish for reference as the hour unfolds, or even through the week. Please join in worship, study and service as you are able.

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Each of these first weeks of Lent, you are invited to read one of the gospels of the New Testament in preparation for the following Sunday service.

Each gospel will also be available in audio here, read by one of the Elders of St. Andrew’s Kingston, available the Monday before.

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For Sunday March 13, The Gospel According to Matthew read by David Holland
Youtube:  https://youtu.be/qSUTuTSoLik
Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/st-andrews-presbyterian-church-kingston/episodes/The-Gospel-according-to-Matthew-e1fb7n6 

For Sunday March 6, The Gospel According to Mark read by Elaine Coderre
Youtube: https://youtu.be/91hTL9HlEzI
Podcast:  https://anchor.fm/st-andrews-presbyterian-church-kingston/episodes/The-Gospel-according-to-Mark-e1f0bde

 


Saint Mark. Corbert Gauthier, 2013

This month we will explore the various gospel accounts of the New Testament – each with a different perspective upon the earthly witness of Jesus, symbolized by a traditional image. We begin with the Gospel according to Mark. Why a lion, you ask? I shall keep you in suspense … until the sermon!
 
We will conclude the hour by celebrating the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper – all who ‘love the Lord a little and yearn to love him more’ are invited to participate.
 
The sanctuary doors are open for in-person worship (with physical distancing, wearing of masks and forgoing congregational singing). Live-streaming continues. Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. The livestream can be found at https://youtu.be/_9MsOto4NMs. 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, and you can print them out if you wish for reference as the hour unfolds, or even through the week. Please join in worship, study and service as you are able.

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