“The Standard of Ur”. 3rd millennium BC. British Museum

The standard of Ur, pictured above, is a wooden box from ancient Mesopotamia, assumed to be several thousand years old. It is elaborately decorated with white shells, red stones and blue lapis lazuli, all of which came from far-flung places, indicating elaborate trade systems and the the value of the item at the time. Some historians suggest that the box itself might have been the body of a lyre, or “instrument of 10 strings” as referred to in Psalm 33, and depicted in detail on the “peace” face of the standard itself. Perhaps this was the model of instrument upon which David played music to soothe King Saul, to express his joys and fears, and to praise God. Join us this Sunday as we explore the role of music in our lives and our faith, and as we together “make a joyful noise unto the Lord!”

We warmly welcome John Hall, who is not only providing musical leadership today, but will also be giving the sermon!
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 ishttps://youtu.be/30lnbVZ1CXgPrevious 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.

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