“When I remember you in my prayers, I always thank my God because I hear of your love for all the saints and your faith towards the Lord Jesus. I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective when you perceive all the good that we may do for Christ. I have indeed received much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my brother. For this reason, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do your duty, yet I would rather appeal to you on the basis of love. And I, Paul, do this as an old man, and now also as a prisoner of Christ Jesus.” ~Philemon 1:4-10
Free at last? Not so fast! Aches, pains and restrictions are a part of life. We all are chained to attitudes, belief systems and habit. The weight of these is insidious and draining. Releasing the slave is a constant need, and a gift from God.
We invite you to join us on Sunday as we ponder this truth. Rev. Dr. Malcolm Sinclair, Minister Emeritus of Metropolitan United Church on Toronto, will be leading the service.
Being the first Sunday in September, as is the tradition at St. Andrew’s, we will also be celebrating Holy Communion. We continue to provide individual, sealed Communion packets as you enter the sanctuary. Alternatively, we encourage you to bring your elements from home to use during the service. And if you are joining online, perhaps take a moment before the service to prepare a cup and some bread, so that you may commune with us.
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.