Online Worship – Sunday October 17, 2021

This Sunday October 17 we continue to worship in-person and online. Scroll down for in-person worship information.

Online Worship

Family Worship Video Premiers at 8:30am

Online Service Premiers at 10:30am

Call to Worship – Psalm 68:4-6, 9-10, 32

Opening Prayer

Song: “All the People Said Amen”

Old Testament Reading – Ruth 3:1-11; 4:9-17

Gospel Reading – Mark 10:46-52

Message – “Ruth: Putting It All Together”

Hymn: “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer” #651

We Respond to God’s Generosity

Closing Prayers & Blessing

In-Person Worship

We can safely accommodate up to 40 people in the church sanctuary at our usual time of 10:30am.

In-Person Worship Guidelines:

    • All persons 12 years of age and over must be fully vaccinated to attend worship. Please bring proof of vaccination the first time you come to worship and we will keep a record of your status.
    • Please wear a mask and maintain 2m (6 ft.) physical distance from other people outside of your household.
    • Please do not come to worship if you are feeling unwell or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID in the past 14 days.
    • For full details go to: https://standrews.ws/2021/09/26/updates-to-in-person-worship/ and https://standrews.ws/2021/08/13/in-person-worship/

News:

    • Mission Sunday: Next Sunday, October 24, will be a special Mission service. Our guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Blair D. Bertrand. Blair is a mission liaison between The Presbyterian Church in Canada and the Church of Central Africa (Presbyterian) in Malawi. Since 2017, he has been a Lecturer and the Director of Research and Educational Quality Assurance at Zomba Theological College. As well, he serves as an Educational Consultant to Theological Education by Extension Malawi. These two institutions train future ministers and lay leaders. Presently Blair serves from his home in Barrhaven with trips to Malawi expected soon.
    • Fresh Food for Mission Services: If you missed our Thanksgiving Food Drive for fresh produce last Sunday, you still can bring your fresh food with you this week (October 17). You can also make a direct donation to Mission Services.
    • The Mission Team is sponsoring a drive for the Purse Project. The Purse Project collects purses and fills them with toiletries to give to women’s shelters around Hamilton.  We have 10 donated purses that we would like to fill.  The following items are needed and may be left at the marked basket at the back of the sanctuary.  All toiletries must be NEW regular size and not exceed 16 oz or (450ml). Please help support the homeless women in our community!
      • Feminine hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and tooth paste, dental floss, lip balm, soap/ body wash, face cleanser, deodorant, small packages of Kleenex. New socks, hats, mittens, gloves, and scarfs would also be appreciated.
    • Textile Recycling Drive: St. Andrew’s next textile recycling drive will be held on Saturday October 23, 9:00am-Noon. Acceptable donations include: clothes, towels, curtains, linens, bedding (NO PILLOWS or DUVETS) socks, underwear, shoes, purses and belts. Our volunteers will be following all current safety protocols. Let your neighbours know, so that we can keep these items out of landfills and do our part for God’s creation.