St. Andrew’s Church has a special relationship with Queen’s.

It was in the sanctuary of St. Andrew’s that it was agreed to begin a second institution of higher learning in Upper Canada (after King’s College in York that was limited to individuals who would subscribe to the Anglican articles of faith). When the Royal Charter was granted, it stipulated that Queen’s College be located no further than three miles from St. Andrew’s Church Kingston. The Canadian Presbyterian Church as a whole provided financial support to keep the college (then university), handing governance over to its graduates in 1912.

To mark this relationship, we will welcome the Rev. Dr. William Morrow to the pulpit this morning of Homecoming Weekend. Dr. Morrow (Ph.D. University of Toronto) is Professor of Hebrew and Hebrew Scriptures in the School of Religion, Queen’s University. Educated for the ministry in Knox College (M.Div., 1978), he is currently an Anglican priest.

And how fitting that the lectionary reading for this Sunday, for the sermon text, is the scene of Moses before the burning bush (Exodus 3), from which comes the motto of the Presbyterian tradition ‘burning, but not consumed’. I love this image of the church alive by a power beyond itself, but also of the church as a modest bush rather than a mighty palm tree or oak. I look forward to Dr. Morrow’s insights.

Please join us in the worship of God! You will find below the Order of Worship, but also several announcements of forthcoming opportunities to grow in Christian faith, community and service.

During the service there is a nursery for infants and a programme for children. There is ample free parking on the streets around and in a public surface lot off Queen Street behind the church. We look forward to welcoming you.

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