Home Worship for Sunday April 30th, 2023

4th Sunday of Easter

April 30th, 2023 


Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship & Opening Prayers

Hymn: “The Day Of Resurrection” #249

Family Time: “The Holy Spirit Makes Us Brave” [3B Week 40]

Song: “Speak O Lord”

Gospel Reading: Matthew 8:18-27

NT Reading: Acts 20:17-25; 21:7-14

Hymn: “Breathe On Me Breath Of God” #389

Message: “Responding To The Spirit: Taking Chances”

We Offer God Our Gifts

Sung Response: “O Praise The Name”

Closing Prayers (and the Lord’s Prayer)

Hymn: “There is a Redeemer” #358




Today we’ll be continuing through the Book of Acts in our new worship series “Responding to the Holy Spirit.”

Next Sunday – May 7: We will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper in morning worship.

Girl Guide Cookies – Sunday May 7:

The 8th Ancaster Embers (Brownies) who meet at St. Andrew’s on Monday evenings will be selling the traditional vanilla and chocolate sandwich style Girl Guide cookies at coffee time after church on May 7.  If you are interested in purchasing some, they are $6/box, cash please.

Save the Date – Saturday June 3:

A social event is being planned for St Andrew’s and friends on Saturday, June 3rd.  The evening will be an opportunity to share a meal, fellowship and live music. Stay tuned, more details to follow. In the meantime, if you have any questions please see Gary Hutchison, Randy Raphael or Jim Robb.

Mission Team Update – Textile Drive:

The Textile Drive collected 229 bags (3,462 pounds) of clothing and other fabric diverted from going to the landfill.  It was a great way to celebrate Earth Day last Saturday.  Thank you so much for your support!  Our next textile drive will be Saturday, October 21, 2023.

Vacation Bible School:

St. John’s Parish Hall (37 Halson Street, Ancaster)
July 3 – July 7 from 9am to 12pm.

We invite children that are going into Sr Kindergarten to Grade 5 to get on a roll with God as the Food Truck Party rolls into their neighborhood for the summer’s biggest party! For grade 6-8, come to Leadership Training. A special course for development of lifelong leadership skills, with some VBS fun too. A fun opportunity for high school youth volunteer hours.

Cost is $30 per child (same for Leadership Training). Children’s registration and Volunteer Sign up forms are at top of the page on our VBS website: https://ancastervbs2023.mycokesburyvbs.com/

Presented by the congregations of

Marshall Memorial United

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian

St. John’s Anglican