Follow me, Satan (Temptation of Jesus Christ).  Ilya Repin. 1901-1903
“Therefore, just as one man’s trespass led to condemnation for all, so one man’s act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all. For just as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.”
Romans 5:18-21
Beginning with Ash Wednesday this week, we have entered the season of Lent. Just as Advent is the season of preparation prior to Christmas, Lent is a season of preparation prior to Easter. Its 40 days commemorate the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert fasting and praying in preparation for his Earthly ministry. Yes, between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday there are actually 47 days, but the Sundays didn’t count for fasting, which Christians traditionally did during this time. Historically, they were also meant to “give alms”, wear sackcloth, and spend much time in prayer and self-denial. John Calvin however, didn’t have have a lot of use for these rules and actually called the strict practices of Lent “superstitious observance”. Now we use this time to reflect, perhaps to join a Lenten study, and prepare out hearts for the glorious celebration of Easter.
This Sunday, we welcome Julielee Stitt back to our pulpit. She will speak about Lent and the gift of “more”.
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 is
Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s YouTube channel at 
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.



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