Home Worship – Sunday August 30, 2020

August 30th is the first Sunday of the Big God Project at St. Andrew’s. This new worship & learning program will guide our family worship time for the coming year. To learn more go to: https://standrews.ws/2020/08/28/introducing-the-big-god-project/.

The worship theme for the day will be introduced in the Family Worship video, and then be expanded upon in the adult message in the live service. This way all ages in our church will be learning the same things together each week. Kids and adults will continue to engage with the Bible at their own level, but the family time, Sunday school lessons and adult sermon will all be tied together by this common theme.

Our Home Worship service will go live on YouTube at 10:30am. If you aren’t able to join us live, a recording will be available Sunday afternoon. The words to the songs in the service will be on the screen, or you can find a copy attached. The service will also be available by telephone for those without internet access.

Order of Service

Gathering Music

Family Worship Video – “The Bible is God’s Story” (available at 9:00am)


Worship Recording

Call to Worship – Psalm 1 (NRSV)

Opening Prayer

Hymn – “All Creatures of Our God and King #433 vs. 1, 4-6

Old Testament Reading – Genesis 2:4-9,15 (NIV)

Gospel Reading – Matthew 17:1-8 (NIV)

Message – “Finding Our Place in the Story”

Song – “What a Beautiful Name”

Closing Prayer & Blessing


    • Sunday Worship:  Worship on August 30 Worship on September 6 will be a Zoom Communion service. Remember to get your bread and juice when you go shopping this week. September 13, 20 & 27 will be by YouTube Livestream. There is also a local telephone option for those without internet access.
    • Planning for In-Person Worship: In the coming weeks we will be finalizing our health and safety plans, with Sunday October 4th as our target date for a return to in person services. This date has the benefit of giving us 4 weeks to assess how the reopening of schools will affect the public health situation. A letter will be sent to the congregation in early September containing the full details of our reopening plans and some questions for feedback. The elders will follow this up with a phone call to every household. Your responses to this letter and telephone survey will help us finalize our plans for October.

If you would like your name, or the name of someone you care about included in our prayers (or simply prayed for by myself or the elders) please send a message to standrewsancaster@gmail.com or call 905-648-6024.


Grace and Peace,