“Friendship”. Agnes Martin/DACS 2020. Courtesy of MOMA.
“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”
Helen Keller (1880-1968)

This week we welcome Julielee Stitt to conduct our service. Julielee is a ministry student at Presbyterian College Montreal.  She will be speaking to us about “The Best Possession.” Come along to find out what that could be.
This is also the first Sunday in Advent – the beginning of a new church year! We will light the first Advent candle – the candle of HOPE…hope for home, for peace, for justice, for reconciliation, for our Saviour’s return. “Hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5)
 
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 is https://youtu.be/vJEfKpLPQSM Previous 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.
 
 
 
 
 


“Mission” is a huge part of the work of the church. Or, more accurately, it IS the work of the church. Traditionally we tend to think of missionaries as people going away for years at a time to work in third world countries. And while that does still happen, a lot of our mission work happens locally – helping people in our own neighbourhoods, cities and counties. This morning we will hear about St. Andrew’s involvement in two of these local mission: Habitat for Humanity and Momentum Campus Ministries.
 
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 is https://youtu.be/eMiDqjf_VrE  Previous 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.
 
 
 
 


How do we see Jesus?

In his day, Jesus was viewed in so many different ways.

The crowd saw in him hope and help.
His family viewed him with embarrassment and a desire to control him.
And the authorities saw him with anger and fear.
In the end, perhaps the best lens through which to view Jesus is the one prescribed by the Holy Spirit.
 
Join us this Sunday as we welcome the Rev. Dr. Paul Kern to lead once again lead our service. 
 
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 is  https://youtu.be/8MB_sjvcnww   Previous 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.
 
 
 
 


Holy Communion

‘A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” Psalm 51:17

 

Join us this Sunday as we welcome the Reverend Heather Kearn to lead once again lead our service. 
Remembrance Day is this coming week, and we shall have a brief but meaningful Act of Remembrance during the service to honour those who served in the two world wars.
 
In her sermon this week, Rev. Kearn will explore how to accept the forgiveness of God by looking at Psalm 51 as an example of how David received and then walked with God’s forgiveness.
 
This is also the first Sunday in November, and as is the tradition at St. Andrew’s, we will 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.
 
 
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 is https://youtu.be/L-DcTAXhbg8   Previous 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.
 
 
 
 
 


Reformation Sunday 2022

‘Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.’ Luke 19: 9-10

Join us this Sunday as we welcome the Reverend Bonnie Sutherland to lead our service.  Bonnie is the minister of St. John’s and Sand Hill churches in Kingston, AND Interim Moderator for our church as we search for a new minister. 
This is also Reformation Sunday – commemorating the 505th anniversary of Martin Luther infamously publishing his 95 thesis, officially titled: Disputation on the Power of Indulgences. His ideas were revolutionary and inflammatory because they directly contradicted official Catholic teachings of the day. Most of his thesis boiled down to the idea that he wanted individual Christians to have a more independent, personal relationship with God than was prescribed by the Catholic Church. He wanted people to take accountability for their own faith and spiritual growth by studying the Bible themselves. At the time, Catholics didn’t do this – they got their spiritual guidance exclusively from priests and the pope, and were even able to purchase ‘certificates of pardon’ (called indulgences) to forgive their sins. All of this sparked the Reformation movement in Europe as the new “Protestant” churches broke away from the Catholic church.
Rev. Sutherland will speak about how every day is really Reformation Day, as Jesus and the Holy Spirit lead us to repentance, transformation and growth.
 
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 is  https://youtu.be/Jf2vH1ExhBk   Previous 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.
 
 
 
 
 


QU4RTETS, No1 (Spring) Bruce Herman. 2012 Used with permission

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

                                      Isaiah 55:8-9 

                       
Join us this Sunday as we welcome Michael Messenger, President and CEO of World Vision Canada, to lead our service.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization which works with some of the world’s most vulnerable children and operating in some of the world’s poorest and most challenging places to be a child.
To learn more about the work of World Vision, visit: www.worldvision.ca
 
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 is  https://youtu.be/sHNHu-Cs5pQ  Previous 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.
 
 
 
 
 


Fall Colours. R. Walker 2022

“So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.” Galatians 6: 9, 10

Many things have to happen between seeding a garden and harvesting the produce. And most of them require a great deal of work and patience. Sometimes it feels like we will never see a result. The same holds true for our “spiritual gardens”. However, as Paul tells us, in his letter to the Galatians, that the harvest is promised – it’s the last part of the growing season, so don’t give up! The part between planting and harvesting may be long and messy, but we need to  encourage each other keep on doing it, messy hands and all!
 
Join us this week as Sandi Dodds talks about her work with The Mess, a vibrant community art studio operating out of Gill Hall in St. Andrew’s church. Since 2009, The Mess Studio has provided opportunity for people to come, connect, and create art in a non-threatening atmosphere of love and acceptance. Regardless of artistic talent or experience, participants at The Mess believe that making art and engaging in community makes everyone healthier. Art is a wonderful way to bring commonality and is a great “backdrop” to building respectful relationships. Bringing a diverse community together, the aim is to build relationships through art. Through community building, they strive to empower others to make healthier life choices. Anyone who is interested in creating art and connecting with others is welcome! The Mess Studio has an ongoing gallery for display within the studio space we occupy. Drop in any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10am and 2 pm to meet the artists and view some amazing artwork and pottery.
 
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 is  https://youtu.be/lxIO4zRqil4  Previous 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.