Baptismal font in St. Andrew’s 
 
 
‘He took them up into his arms and blessed them’ (Mark 10:16).
 
These are the words that surround the top of baptismal font of St. Andrew’s, and they shall be very much before us all this Sunday.
 
We will gather to celebrate the baptism of Emery. We will remember our own baptism. And we will rejoice for Emery and ourselves how Christ has adopted us as his brothers and sisters and taken us up into the embrace of the Holy One. ‘Child of blessing, Child of promise’, each of us.
 
These weeks of May we are exploring some of the images of the Church found in the New Testament, and this morning the focus is upon the gospel assurance and challenge of being ‘the family of God’!
 
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 https://youtu.be/48AAs0iSdok 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. We invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.
 

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Painting in the style of a Greek medieval religious icon. 
 
Now let the vault of heaven resound,
in praise of love that doth abound.
Christ hath triumphed, hallelujah.
 
As we continue in the joy of this season of Easter, we will explore through May some of the images of the Church that come to us from the New Testament. We begin this morning with one from our Lord himself, ‘I am the vine, you are the branches’ (John 15:5). 
 
And as it is the first Sunday of the month, we will also be celebrating the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. You are invited to bring your own bread and wine/juice, or pick up a pre-packaged unit as you enter the sanctuary. This a time and means of grace ‘for those who love the Lord a little, and yearn to love him more.’
 
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/EjCStfCPR8A 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. We invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.
 

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Photo by Julielee Stitt

 
We continue to follow the story of the first Easter from the Gospel according to Luke, with the ‘Walk to Emmaus’ (Luke 24:13-35). It is a wonderful narrative that speaks of lives changed by the Risen Lord, then and now. 
 
One of the hymns we will sing this Sunday is a prayer that surely we all lift up – 
‘Come to us, beloved Stranger, as you came that Easter day.
Walk with us to our Emmaus, for we need you still today
Stay with us and give us blessing, that our hopes again may rise’
 
The sermon will inquire of our own journeys of faith, and be offered by Julielee Stitt as she sets out to discern a call to ministry.
 
Have a look at the Order of Service, notes of the Director of Music, scripture readings, hymn lyrics and announcements as found at www.standrewskingston.org (including hyperlinks for easy connection). Please join in worship, study and service as you are able.
 
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/iLv4_qkJC00 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. We invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.

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“The Resurrection of Christ” Christel Holl. Germany. 2006.     Used with permission

 
Jesus Christ is risen today, hallelujah!
Our triumphant holy day, hallelujah!
Hymns of praise let us sing, hallelujah!
Unto Christ our heavenly King, hallelujah!
 
Easter Sunday! 
 
Whether at home or in the sanctuary, we will be joining our choir in singing joyous hymns praise. This is the day on which Christian faith begins. This is the day that sustains Christians all their days. This is the day that declares the promise to which all Christians look forward.
 
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/sXyQGrPO6uI  (Please note: due to technical difficulties, the recording concludes after the sermon.) 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. We invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.
 

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Over the past two years, members of our congregation and our families have gone ahead of us. Many of us were unable to gather to give God thanks, or to gather with limitations of location and numbers. 

St. Andrew’s held a service on Saturday April 9 to look back, bring our gratitude to God, and be strengthened by God’s promises. It was a very moving hour.

The Order of Service is found below, and the recording is found at https://youtu.be/qYUeGYYClPc

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