Home Worship – December 27, 2020

This Sunday, December 27, is the 1st Sunday in Christmas.  We hope that you had a good Christmas day in spite of the pandemic measures needed to keep us safe. The theme for this week is “Jesus is God’s Son.”

Our Home Worship service for this week will go live on YouTube at 10:30am. The service continues to be available by telephone for those without internet access.

In the service Rev. Read recommends the Luke-Acts series from the Bible Project as a good way to continue the Christmas story into the New Year. You can find it here:


Order of Service

Gathering Music

Family Worship: “Jesus is God’s Son” (available at 9:00am)

Home Worship Service

Call to Worship – Psalm 148:1, 7-14 (NRSV)

Opening Prayer

Hymn: “While Shepherds Watched” #138

New Testament – Galatians 4:1-7 (NIV)

Gospel Reading – Luke 2:41-52 (NIV)

Message – “A Place in the Family”

Hymn: “The First Nowell #136 vs. 1-3, 5

Closing Prayer & Blessing

Postlude: “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” #148


    • Study Leave:  Rev. Read will be on Study Leave from December 28, 2020 to January 3, 2021. For this leave I will be exchanging virtual pulpits with Rev. Nancy Mostert of St. Paul’s Carluke and Knox Binbrook. On Sunday January 3 links for St. Paul’s and Knox’s services will be posted here. January 10 the folks from Carluke and Binbrook will join our online service. If you are in need of pastoral care during this time, please email Rev. John Hibbs (jayhibbs@cogeco.ca).
    • Christmas Donations to Ancaster Community Services: In a normal year we donate a portion of our Christmas Offering to Ancaster Community Services. Please consider making a donation directly to ACS here – https://ancastercommunityservices.ca/
    • 2020 Donations to St. Andrew’s: Please remember that all donations for the 2020 must be received at the church by Friday December 31, 2020 in order to be included on 2020 tax receipts. Information on how to make a donation online, by e-transfer or by mail can be found here.
    • Thank you again for your support throughout this challenging year.