At the centre of the sanctuary the ‘pandemic pulpit fall’ continues to hang. Members of the congregation stitched together material left over from making face masks, and included the design of a fish at the centre … the ancient symbol for Jesus. (The letters of the Greek word for ‘fish’ could each stand for ‘Jesus, anointed, of God, Son, Saviour’.)
But this Sunday our eyes will be drawn to the harvest display arranged by other members of the congregation. It is a feast for the eyes, but also for the soul. We will be reminded of the farmers and grocers and so many others who are at work for our good. And further and deeper, we will rejoice in the continuing providence of God, faithful season upon season.
We will begin a series on Paul’s letter to the Romans, and will hear him exhort them and us to ‘be transformed by the renewing of your minds’ (Romans 12:2). Might thanksgiving be the way of renewal and transformation? ‘If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘Thank You’ that will be enough’ (Meister Eckhart, 1260-1328).
Have a look at the Order of Service below, and join us either in the sanctuary or by live-stream Sunday morning at https://youtu.be/RsWV479gyhg. Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/StAndrewsPresbyterianChurchKingston
The Order of Service and announcements are found below, with the hymns printed out further down the page.