4th Sunday in Lent
March 19, 2023
Prelude Songs: “A Thousand Hallelujahs,” “Doxology (God Be Praised)”
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship & Opening Prayer
Song: “May The Peoples Praise You”
Hymn: “O Lord Hear My Prayer” #446
Family Time: “Jesus Will Come Again”
Ministry of Music: “Ancient Of Days”
Gospel Reading: Matthew 1-22, 30-36, 42
Message: “Walking the Way of the Cross: Enduring To The End.”
We Respond to God’s Generosity
Sung Response: “The Doxology” #79
Closing Prayers (and the Lord’s Prayer)
Hymn: “How Firm A Foundation” #685 vs. 1,2,4,5
Today is the 4th Sunday in Lent. We continue our Lent worship series – “Walking the Way of the Cross.” Our services are recorded, so you can go to our website to catch up on previous messages: www.standrews.ws
Raymond Sims is celebrating his 85th birthday on Sunday March 26th. If you wish to send him a card to brighten his day contact the church office for his address information.
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.
Memorial Easter Lilies:
Those wishing to place a memorial Easter lily in the sanctuary for Easter Sunday please see Anna Place at coffee hour or contact her at 905-679-9973. The lilies are $12. The last day to order is Sunday April 2nd. Please take your lily home after our Easter service.
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.
Next Steps for New Beginnings:
Our New Beginnings Assessment went very well on March 6th. Many thanks to everyone who attended and contributed. In 5-6 weeks, the Session will receive our Assessment Report and be assigned a Coach to see us through the rest of the process. Shortly after this the Coach will lead a Transformational Ministry Weekend. This will involve an open workshop on a Friday evening, a small group leader training event on the Saturday, and special worship led by the Coach on Sunday. The report will be shared with the whole congregation through small group meetings following the Weekend. Session will communicate the date of this weekend as soon as we have one, as it is very important to have everyone take part.
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. To learn more go to: