Another week of grace and summer begins! If you are in the area, please join us in the worship
of God.

Our service this morning will be led by The Rev.Dr. William Morrow.
Have a look at the Order of Service below – great hymns, great praise! There is a nursery for
infants offered during the service, and ample parking is available on neighbouring streets and in
the city surface lot just behind the church off Queen Street. (The time-of-day restrictions on
streets north of Queen are not in effect on Sundays.)

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Another week of grace and summer begins! If you are in the area, please join us in the worship of God.

Our service this morning will be led by Janet and Paul Payne

Have a look at the Order of Service below – great hymns, great praise! There is a nursery for infants offered during the service, and ample parking is available on neighbouring streets and in the city surface lot just behind the church off Queen Street. (The time-of-day restrictions on streets north of Queen are not in effect on Sundays.)

We look forward to welcoming you, in the name of Christ.

 

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Bread and Fish – Mosaic from 5th century in Tabgha,

Israel by the Sea of Galilee

Another week of grace and summer begins! If you are in the area, please join us in the worship of God.

Our service this morning will be led by The Rev. Nancy Hancock!

Have a look at the Order of Service below – great hymns, great praise! There is a nursery for infants offered during the service, and ample parking is available on neighbouring streets and in the city surface lot just behind the church off Queen Street. (The time-of-day restrictions on streets north of Queen are not in effect on Sundays.)

We look forward to welcoming you, in the name of Christ.

 

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La Barque de Jonas by Marc Chagall, 1977
Musée National Marc Chagall, Nice, France

We continue to follow the great parable of Jonah, with this morning’s readings asking questions about the relationship between sovereignty of God and human freedom.

Having received a call of God, Jonah flees. He runs to the nearest port, he finds a berth on a ship going to the end of his world. God does not smite Jonah, God does not coerce this called one, neither does God abandon him. But God does pursue Jonah, with a storm, to allow Jonah the opportunity to re-evaluate his life (Jonah 1:4-17). The sovereignty of God known in the gracious persistence of God, which as Christians we believe we have seen most fully in Jesus Christ who came running after us when we had turned our backs on God, and has promised to remain with us till we acknowledge our good and God (Matthew 28:18-20).

I love the way Chagall has drawn the ‘great fish’ that will save Jonah – the marine creature is the same size as the human creature! Impossible that the one will swallow the other! The artist asks me to consider the ‘impossible’ persistence of God’s concern and care for us.

If you are in the area, join us for a summer hour at the beginning of this week of grace. Have a look at the order of service – great hymns, great gospel! A nursery for infants is offered during the service, and there is free parking in the city surface lot off Queen Street just behind the church and on streets around (note that the time-of-day restrictions on streets north of Queen are not in effect on Sundays).

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What a great story into which to delve these weeks of summer! Bring it out of the nursery where it has for too long been relegated. Open it again as an intentional part of holy scripture. Bring it into the sanctuary and consider it anew as a revelation of the Holy One and of humanity. We begin this Sunday with the opening verses, ‘Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah …’ and await a word for our own lives.

Join us if you are in the area. There is free parking on the streets around and in the city surface lot just behind the church off Queen Street. A nursery is offered for infants, if desired. Have a look at the order of service below, and please consider each of the announcements as a personal invitation to grow in faith and community and life.

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With the Rev. Dr. Johnston away to witness a beautiful union that is marriage, we gladly welcome the Rev. Karen Bach! This Sunday’s service will focus on lift! Lift up your heads, o gates! And be lifted up,  ancient doors!

As always, we warmly welcome you to join us this Sunday. During the service a nursery is offered for infants and preschoolers. There is free parking in the city surface lot off Queen Street behind the church, and along the streets (please note that the time-of-day restrictions north of Queen are not in effect on Sundays).

Have a look at the Order of Service below, and consider each announcement a personal invitation to join us in Christian faith, community and service.

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Photo Credit – Ian MacAlpine, Kingston Whig-Standard

An article about the current renovations to the sanctuary of St. Andrew’s Kingston. Thanks, Ian MacAlpine of the Kingston Whig-Standard, for sharing this good news!

http://www.thewhig.com/2018/06/29/written-history-uncovered