Worship Online & In-Person – November 14, 2021

This Sunday November 14 we continue to worship online and in-person. Scroll down for in-person worship information.

Online Worship

Family Worship Video Premiers at 8:30am

This will be the last week for our full Family Worship video. Rev. Read will be away for the next two weeks, and in the mean time In-Person Sunday School classes will begin on November 28. We will continue to post all the Big God project materials here on the St. Andrew’s website each week.

Online Worship Service Premiers at 10:30am

Call to Worship – Psalm 42:1-5

Opening Prayer

Song: “Cornerstone”

Old Testament Reading – 1 Kings 19:1-4, 8-18

Gospel Reading – Matthew 14:22-33

“Elijah (Part 3): Out In The Wilderness”

Hymn: “Jesus Shall Reign” #275

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. Session is reviewing our COVID safety plan in light of updated public health guidelines.

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/


    • Study Leave & Vacation: Rev. John Read will be away for study leave and vacation from November 15 to 28. If you are in need of urgent pastoral care, please call or email Rev. John Hibbs (905-627-9080 or jayhibbs@cogeco.ca). If you need to contact the Session, please write to Rev. Anne Yee-Hibbs (ayhibbs@gmail.com) or call her at the number above. Our new Office Administrator, Shirl Pequegnat will also be checking the church email (standrewsancaster@gmail.com) and voicemail (905-648-6024) while John is away.
      • November 21 is a Mission Sunday. Our guest speaker will be the Rev. Andy Crowell from the McMaster University Ecumenical Chaplaincy.
      • November 28 is the 1st Sunday of Advent. Worship will be led by the Rev. John Hibbs.
    • Potato Day: In Memory of Howard Atkin, we will be taking up a special offering for Neighbour 2 Neighbour on Sunday November 21. If you use regular offering envelopes just write “Potato Day” on the Special Fund line. Otherwise you can simply use a guest envelope in the pews. You can also make your donation online (In the notes box you can enter, “From St. Andrew’s Ancaster” and click the “In Memory” box at the bottom of the page and write in “Howard Atkin).
    •  Church Yard Clean-Up is Saturday November 27: Our annual fall clean-up of the church and cemetery property will be held from 9:00am to Noon on November 27. Bring your rakes and yard work tools. There will be muffins and coffee afterwards. This is a great chance to get together with our church friends outdoors in a safe way as we tidy things up for the winter.
    • Sunday School Will Be Resuming on Sunday November 28! The Christian Education Team will be ready to start Sunday School classes on the first Sunday of Advent.