Worship Online & In-Person – December 12, 2021

This Sunday December 12 is the 3rd Sunday of Advent and we continue to worship online and in-person. Scroll down for in-person worship information.

Family Learning Resources

Our Big God theme for the day is “The Lord is Our Joy.” You can find all your family learning resources for the week here: https://standrews.ws/2021/12/12/family-learning-december-12-2021/

Online Worship Premiers at 10:30am

Order of Service

Call to Worship – Psalm 95:1-3, 6-7

Opening Prayer

Hymn: “Joy to the World” #153

Old Testament Reading – Isaiah 52: 1-3, 7-12

Gospel Reading – Mark 1:14-20

Message: “Isaiah: Joy in the Ruins”

Song: “Our God Has Come to Us”

We Respond to God’s Generosity

Closing Prayers & Blessing

Hymn: “Go Tell it on the Mountain” #133

In-Person Worship

    • 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 as much as possible 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.


    • Christmas Eve Service: Normally we’ve had one service at 7:00pm, but for everyone’s safety and comfort we would like to avoid crowding this year. If you are planning to attend in person please email the church office standrewsancaster@gmail.com. An online survey has been sent to everyone on our church email list, and if needed we will add a second service.
    • Online Christmas Service: There will also be an online Christmas Eve service here on YouTube that will premier on December 24 at 4:00pm and be available any time after that.
    • Going Deeper (Study Resources): The book Isaiah introduces the idea of “the Good News” or “Gospel” into the story of the Bible, which was fulfilled in the life and teaching of Jesus. The Bible Project has a great video on this theme and its connection to Isaiah. You can find it here: https://bibleproject.com/explore/video/gospel-kingdom/
    • Wesley Urban Ministries Christmas and Holiday Program 2021: The Mission Team is asking for your support of Wesley Urban Ministries Christmas and Holiday program. The program will not operate as a store again this year but will instead provide hampers for families, seniors, those individuals experiencing homelessness and refugees. Registrations for the program are underway now. Please click HERE  for the list of suggested gift and food items. The new and unwrapped gifts and food items can be brought to the Church building on December 12th and 19th. If you wish to make a monetary donation you may do so at wesley.ca. Thank you for your support of this important outreach in our community and continuing St. Andrew’s many years of involvement with Wesley.