Home Worship – Sunday March 21, 2021

This Sunday, March 21st is the 5th Sunday in the season of Lent. We continue our journey with Jesus as he makes his way to Jerusalem to complete his work. This week our theme is “Jesus Loves The Poor”

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.

Order of Service 

Gathering Music

Family Worship: “Jesus Loves the Poor” (available at 9:00am)

Home Worship Recording

Call to Worship – Psalm 112

Opening Prayer

Song: “Lord I Need You”

Gospel Reading – Luke 14:1-24

Message – “A Place At The Table”

Hymn: “Be Thou My Vision” #461

Closing Prayer & Blessing

In our prayers we continue to remember the following people:

    • Don (who was recovering well most of last week, but is back in the ICU)
    • The family of Rev. Dr. Bob Bernhardt and Alberton Presbyterian Church


    • Holy Week & Easter Services: While we are unable to gather in person for Holy Week, we are still going to celebrate this special time of year. Our music team has been working hard to record a number of seasonal favourites and some new special music.
      • Maundy Thursday (April 1) – There will be a short (half hour) Zoom Communion service at 7:00pm.
      • Good Friday (April 2) – This service of dramatic readings and reflective music will premier on YouTube at 10:00am and be available thereafter.
      • Easter Sunday (April 4) – We have a full range of joyful Easter music for you to enjoy as we celebrate the Good News that Jesus is risen and with us always.
    • Easter Greeting Video: As we’re coming up to a second Easter worshipping together in the Spirit but apart in our homes, I encourage you to submit a short video (no more than 10-15 seconds) of you or your family saying, “Happy Easter!” If you send your video messages in by the end of the day on Sunday March 28, I will edit them together as the introduction to our Easter Sunday service. After a year, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Easter than being able to see some of our St. Andrew’s family together. If you would like to be part of the Easter greeting video, but don’t know how to record your own, write me a  message and I can arrange a time for you to come by the church and record one.
    • Public Health Update: St. Andrew’s will continue to worship online only for the immediate future. Session will be reviewing the situation after Easter and depending on the situation will determine when to reactivate the Reopening Team.
    • Annual Meeting & Annual Report: The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday April 11 by Zoom (assistance in connecting by Zoom will be offered closer to the date). If you aren’t on our email list but would like an electronic copy of our Annual Report when it becomes available on March 24 please write to revjohnread@gmail.com