This Sunday September 27 we conclude our worship series on the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis. The Big God 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 week the theme is “God has a Plan,” and music will be provided by the St. Andrew’s band (pre-recorded under safe conditions).
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. The service continues to be available by telephone for those without internet access.
Order of Worship
Family Worship Video – “God has a Plan” (available at 9:00am)
Call to Worship – Psalm 105 (NRSV selected verses)
Song & Hymn – “How Great is Our God / How Great Thou Art”
Gospel Reading – Luke 24:36-47 (NIV)
Message – “Good from Evil”
Song: “Plans” (by Tim Hughes)
Closing Prayer & Blessing
- In-Person Worship Resumes Sunday October 4th: Thank you to everyone who gave feedback on our plans. There will be one service at 10:30 with a maximum attendance of 40. Please RSVP by Saturday afternoon – there will be 35 reservable spaces available, and an additional 5 spaces for visitors or those who forget to RSVP. Details on how to RSVP and fill out the pre-screening questionnaire will be communicated by email and telephone on Wednesday and Thursday.
- Online Worship Continues: We will continue to offer a dedicated online worship service each week going forward. Family Time videos will be posted to YouTube on Sunday mornings and Worship Videos will be posted on Sunday afternoons. You will receive an email when each service is available. You will also be able to find all worship content on https://standrews.ws/ We will be consulting with those without internet on how best to continue our telephone service.
- Monitoring the Pandemic: Session and the Reopening Taskforce continue to monitor the public health situation. While the higher case numbers in Toronto, Peel and Ottawa are concerning, infection rates in the Hamilton area remain low and the guidelines for houses of worship have not changed. If that situation should change or case levels in Hamilton get out of control, we will adjust our plans accordingly.
Grace and Peace,