The first St. Andrew’s Church in Kingston (1822) had clear glass windows throughout the large limestone sanctuary, adhering to the principle that any images would distract from focusing upon the Word of God. After a terrible fire, the second church building was raised on the same site, and of roughly the same size and materials, but was now graced with a multitude of stained glass windows … found even in the doors of the sanctuary! … such as the one by which we will be exploring a dimension of the Gospel this morning … The Sower.
The theme of the window is a parable given by Jesus to ‘great crowds’, concluding with the exhortation ‘Let anyone with ears, listen!’ (Matthew 13:1-9). But what do we actually hear? To whom do the soil, the seed and the sower refer? As we explore some possibilities, beware … like most parables this one ‘comforts the afflicted’ but also ‘afflicts the comfortable’!
We warmly welcome you to join us. Certified child care is offered during the service and there is free parking on the streets around (please note that the time-of-day restrictions on Clergy Street north of Queen are not in effect on Sundays) and in the surface civic lot just behind the church off Queen Street.
Have a look at the Order of Service and bulletin below, and consider each hymn and prayer and announcement a personal invitation to join us in Christian worship, community and service. If you have any questions about forthcoming events and opportunities, please call the church office Tuesday -Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon, 613-546-6316, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Sunday … ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock’ (Revelation 3:14-22)