Home Worship for Sunday March 5th, 2023


2nd Sunday in Lent

March 5, 2023


Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship & Opening Prayers

Hymn: “Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven” #407

Lenten Liturgy

Family Time: “Jesus Puts The Last First” [Big God Project – Year 3B Week 33]

Song: “You Are My All In All”

Gospel Reading: Matthew 20:1-19

Song: “We Will Feast In The House Of Zion”

Message: “Walking the Way of the Cross: Last and First”

We Respond to God’s Generosity

Sung Response: “The Doxology” #79

Ministry of Music

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

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




Today is the second Sunday in Lent and we are also celebrating Communion. We continue our Lent worship series – “Walking the Way of the Cross.”

2023 Annual Meeting & Annual Report:

St. Andrew’s Annual Meeting for 2023 will be held following worship next Sunday, March 12. Printed copies of the Annual Report, including the proposed church budget are now available at the back of the sanctuary. A digital copy was also circulated in the weekly email newsletter.

Lunch & Annual Meeting Discussion:

A light lunch will be offered between worship and the start of the Annual Meeting. During lunch there will be the opportunity to write down your hopes and dreams for the future of St. Andrew’s and place them in a basket on each table. You can discuss with others at your table if you would like, and there will be the opportunity to share some of these hopes and dreams during the meeting. We will also take some time to pray together and offer these hopes and dreams to God.

McMaster Chaplaincy Exam Drop-In:

Homemade and packaged cookies are needed for the April Exam Drop In offered by the McMaster Ecumenical Chaplaincy. This small act of hospitality makes a big difference for students. Please bring your cookies on Sunday March 26, 2023.  Thank you.

Loose Change Sunday for Mission:

The Mission Team will be holding a “Loose Change Sunday” in support of the PWS&D Malawi Cholera Relief Appeal on Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023. The Presbyterian Church in Canada has strong ties to the Presbyterian Church in Malawi and supports ongoing development in what is one of the poorest countries in the world. Malawi has been suffering a severe Cholera outbreak since early 2022 due to flooding and other damage caused by Tropical Storm Ana. To learn more about the situation go to:


Good Friday Service – April 7 at 10:30am:

Join us for a reflective service of readings, drama and special music as we remember and give thanks for what Jesus has accomplished by his suffering and sacrifice on the cross.

Save the Date for the 2023 Ancaster Vacation Bible School (VBS):

VBS returns Monday July 3 through Friday July 7, from 9am to noon. Please speak to Sandra Thompson for more details.