‘Thy Kingdom Come’.
Whenever I lift up this petition, I think of an image presented by Wayne Muller in Learning To Pray, How We Find Heaven on Earth .
The image is that of a heart, a heart with two chambers, sending and receiving blood in life-giving rhythm. One giving out, one taking in.
Like such a heart, this prayer has two beats. The first is a sending out, our yearning for fullness of the kingdom of God to come. The second is a receiving in, our experience of dimensions of the kingdom of God among us already.
This morning we will pray this petition together, in all its life-receiving and life-affirming movement.
And as is our custom on the first Sunday of each month, we will join in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Current public health guidelines however mean that we will not be able to serve each other. If you are joining us online or in the sanctuary, you are invited to bring your own bread and juice. Pre-packaged Communion units will also be available in the church.
The doors of the sanctuary will be open for worship at 10:30 a.m. (Please see the post under ‘Special Events’ in the column to the right for the protocols and shape of the service). The service will also be live-streamed, active just after 10:20 a.m. with organ music for meditation, commencing with the Entry of the Scriptures at 10:30 a.m., found at https://youtu.be/D9-FY_jYbMg
The Order of Service, music notes and announcements can be found at the end of this post.
Once the service has ended, a recording will be available on our channel shortly after the live-streaming has ended – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzEy41z3sqfRm8X_lLfKGUA
Free parking is available Sunday mornings in the surface civic lot off Queen Street behind St. Andrew’s, and on the streets of the neighbourhood – please note that time-of-day restrictions north of Queen are not enforced on Sundays. For accessible entrance to the sanctuary, please use the ramp by the western-most door along Princess Street.