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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

“For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” ~Romans 8:24-28
 
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 in our church calendar is Mission Awareness Sunday. The service will be led by members of the Missions Committee and will focus on how Presbyterian World Service and Development is helping people in crisis all around the world. For over 75 years, PWS&D has been working with partners overseas and Canadians here at home to make positive changes in our global village. PWS&D has a wide variety of programs that work to help communities around the globe. They work with churches and organizations seeking to transform their communities by promoting justice, peace and the integrity of creation. PWS&D supports people and communities, according to their need and regardless of faith. With the generous support of Presbyterians in Canada we are working with local partners around the world to address the root causes of poverty and create new futures of hope and opportunity through programs in our three area of focus: sustainable development, emergency relief and refugee sponsorship. You can learn more at: https://presbyterian.ca/pwsd/
 
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/ZNwpl1BfrQI?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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

“He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’ He said to them, ‘When you pray, say:
Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
And do not bring us to the time of trial.’
                  ~Luke 11:1-4
 
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 our service is modelled on the Taizé style of worship. The Taizé Community is a Christian, ecumenical, monastic fraternity located in the Burgundy region of France. It began during WWII, and part of its early work was sheltering and helping war refugees. The community grew from a small group of individuals committing to living in the spirit of of simplicity, kindness, peace, justice and reconciliation, to a global movement with the same goals. Worship services are simple and meditative, focusing on prayers, readings and short, simple songs often based on Psalms.
 
There will be no organ prelude this week, but a time of quiet reflection 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/FUMOU8EAdT4?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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

Doubting Thomas. Adriaen van der Werff, 1710, Rotterdam.

“But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.’
A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.’”
                  ~John 20:24-29
 
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 take a look at faith. Faith is easy to say but sometimes difficult to practice. Our senses inform us to perceive, see and know something before we believe it. Yet as Christians, we are asked to believe when none of us has ever actually experienced Jesus in person. We didn’t have the chance to ask to see Jesus after he rose from the dead as Thomas did. However, even now, centuries after that time, we still have the opportunity to meet him through faith, in what we have been taught by those who went before us.
 
This is the first Sunday in April. As is the custom at St. Andrew’s, we will be sharing Communion. 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/TXdQ6_7xlZU?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 Resurrection of Christ. Nicolas Bertin. 17th century

“When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.’ So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.”
                   ~Mark 16:1-18
 
Hallelujah! Christ has risen!  He is risen indeed! We welcome you to our Easter 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.
 
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/xZyM-bYJkWI?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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

” And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he is calling Elijah.” Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let us see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said. With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last..”
                   ~Mark15:34-37
 
We welcome you to our joint Good Friday 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.
 
Good Friday is a somber occasion. On the surface it is a day of mourning and reflection –  to remember the great sacrifice that Jesus made for all of humanity. Ultimately, however, it is a time to remember and celebrate the power of God’s love and the promise of eternal life. Thus, Good Friday is also a day of hope and new beginnings.
 
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/An1D53zEGQU?feature=share
Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/StAndrewsPresbyterianChurchKingston
 
Below is the order of Service, scripture readings and 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.