Home Worship – May 22nd, 2022

St. Andrew’s continues to worship both in-person and online this Sunday, May 22nd. If you would like to join us in-person Sundays at 10:30am you can find our updated worship guidelines HERE.

Online worship  is now a recording of our in-person service, which will be posted here on Sunday afternoons between 3:00 and 4:00pm. Please sure to subscribe to our new St. Andrew’s YouTube channel HERE.

Online Service

6th Sunday of Easter

Opening Prayers

Call to Worship – Psalm 147:1-11

Song: “Praise to The Lord The Almighty”

Family Time: “The Holy Spirit Refines”

New Testament: Acts 17:16-34

Gospel Reading: John 16:26-7:15

Message: “The Spirit of Truth”

Song: “There is a Redeemer”

We Respond to God’s Generosity

Closing Prayers

Blessing

News & Announcements:

  • Bible Study – Wednesday at 7pm Starting May 25th:  We will be looking at the resurrection stories from the Gospels, and exploring the question, “How do we experience Jesus today?” Week 1 will be an introduction to the subject and an exploration of the story of the empty tomb in John 20:1-18.
  • “Nearly New White Elephant Sale” – June 11th, 9 am – 1pm:  The Mission Team would appreciate donations of NEARLY NEW  and WORKING items, dishes, kitchen utensils, vases glasses, home decor items, paintings, Knick knacks, small appliances, lamps, plant stands, sporting goods, books, purses, other items which need a new home!  NO TEXTBOOKS OR CLOTHES!  Questions? Please call Linda Bleue 905-521-8608 or Rev. Anne 905-627-9080. Donations can be dropped off May 24-26th 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Heritage & Memorial Sunday – Sunday June 12th:  For the first time in 3 years, we will be able to gather in-person for Heritage Sunday and give thanks for those who came before us in the church cemetery. This years’ service will include a special time of remembrance for all members of our St. Andrew’s family (and extended families) who died over the course of the COVID pandemic. The challenges of the last few years made it difficult or impossible to grieve these losses together, and so we will take time on June 5th to mourn, give thanks, and celebrate the lives of these people as a community.
  • Vacation Bible School – July 4th – 8th, 9 am – Noon:  Once again three churches of Ancaster are gathering to create a wonderful learning environment for local children. At Knights of North Castle VBS, children will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they go on a quest in search of the King’s Armor. VBS is for children that have completed SK to grade 6. The cost is $30 per child. Join us at St. John’s Parish Hall, 37 Halson St. Ancaster on July 4 – 8 from 9:00 am -12:00 Please share with family, friends, and neighbors. We are also in need of volunteers for group leaders and assistants, to supervise the smaller groups of children on their adventure. To register, volunteer, or to find out more about VBS, go to https://2020.cokesburyvbs.com/AncasterVBS
  • For  more St. Andrew’s news and information sign up for our weekly newsletter from the Office of St. Andrew’s standrewsancaster@gmail.com.

Nearly New White Elephant Sale – June 11

The Mission Team would appreciate donations of NEARLY NEW  and WORKING items, dishes, kitchen utensils, vases glasses, home decor items, paintings, Knick knacks, small appliances, lamps, plant stands, sporting goods, books, purses, other items which need a new home!  NO TEXTBOOKS OR CLOTHES!

If you have any questions, please call Linda Bleue 905-521-8608 or Rev. Anne 905-627-9080.

Donations can be dropped off at the church on Tuesday, May 24, Wednesday, May 25th, Thursday May 26th from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Ancaster Vacation Bible School July 4 – 8, 9:00 am – 12:00pm

Once again three churches of Ancaster are gathering to create a wonderful learning environment for local children. At Knights of North Castle VBS, children will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they go on a quest in search of the King’s Armor. They will become Knights and discover how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives. Our VBS is for children that have completed SK to grade 6. The cost is $30 per child. Join us at St. John’s Parish Hall, 37 Halson St. Ancaster on July 4 – 8 from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

Please share with family, friends and neighbors. We are also in need of volunteers for group leaders and assistants, to supervise the smaller groups of children on their adventure.

To register, volunteer, or to find out more about Knights of North Castle, visit the VBS website HERE

Ancaster VBS Team
St. Andrew’s – Anne Yee Hibbs, Jenn Pooni, and Sandra Thompson
St John’s – Donna Ellis
Marshall Memorial – Heather Fran

To Print a registration form click HERE
For Poster to print and share with family and friends click HERE

Home Worship – May 15, 2022

St. Andrew’s continues to worship both in-person and online this Sunday, May 15. If you would like to join us in-person Sundays at 10:30am you can find our updated worship guidelines HERE.

Online worship will is now a recording of our in-person service, which will be posted here on Sunday afternoons between 3:00 and 4:00pm. Please sure to subscribe to our new St. Andrew’s YouTube channel HERE.

Online Service

5th Sunday of Easter

Prelude: “For All You’ve Done,” “Your Grace is Enough”

Call to Worship – Psalm 147:1-11

Song: “This is Amazing Grace”

Opening Prayers

Song: “The Sound of Adoration”

Family Time: “The Holy Spirit Opens and Closes Doors”

Ministry of Music: “The Compassion Hymn”

New Testament: Acts 16:6-14

Gospel Reading: John 15:26-16:4

Song: “Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord”

Message: “The Leading of the Spirit”

We Respond to God’s Generosity

Closing Prayers

Hymn: “Breathe on Me Breath of God” #389

Blessing

News & Announcements

    • Spring Bible Study: Rev. Read would like to know how many might be interested in a short 4-week Bible Study that would run in person on Wednesdays from May 25 to June 15. A group could meet at either 1:00pm in the afternoon, or at 7:00pm in the evening. We would be looking at the resurrection stories from the Gospels, and exploring the question, “How do we experience Jesus today?” If you would like to participate, please contact the church office by Wednesday May 18 (standrewsancaster@gmail.com or 905-648-6028) with the time or times you can attend.
    • “Nearly New White Elephant Sale” – June 11, 9:00am: The Mission Team will be holding a “Nearly New White Elephant Sale” on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 beginning at 9am.  Donations would be appreciated!  No clothes or text books!  For more information contact the church office.
    • For  more St. Andrew’s news and information sign up for our weekly newsletter from the Office of St. Andrew’s standrewsancaster@gmail.com.

Home Worship – May 8, 2022

St. Andrew’s continues to worship both in-person and online this Sunday, May 8. If you would like to join us in-person Sundays at 10:30am you can find our updated worship guidelines HERE.

Online worship will now be a recording of our in-person service, which will be posted here on Sunday afternoons. Please sure to subscribe to our new St. Andrew’s YouTube channel HERE.

Online Service

4th Sunday After Easter & Mother’s Day

Call to Worship – Psalm 139:1-2, 7-8, 13-18

Hymn: “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” #371

Opening Prayers

Family Time: “The Holy Spirit Sends Us”

New Testament: Acts 11:19-26; 13:1-3

Gospel Reading: John 14:12-21

Hymn: “Spirit of Gentleness” #399

Message: “The Acts of the Spirit”

Hymn: “Fairest Lord Jesus” #375

We Respond to God’s Generosity

Closing Prayers

Hymn: “For the Beauty of the Earth” #434

Blessing

News & Announcements

    • Spring Bible Study: Rev. Read would like to know how many might be interested in a short 4-week Bible Study that would run in person on Wednesdays from May 25 to June 15. A group could meet at either 1:00pm in the afternoon, or at 7:00pm in the evening. We would be looking at the resurrection stories from the Gospels, and exploring the question, “How do we experience Jesus today?” If you would like to participate, please contact the church office by Wednesday May 18 (standrewsancaster@gmail.com or 905-648-6028) with the time or times you can attend.
    • Memorial Service for Jean Nevin: Jean Nevin passed away on April 23 and has been laid to rest in the St. Andrew’s cemetery. There will be a memorial service for Jean in the St. Andrew’s sanctuary at 2:00pm on Sunday May 15, and a reception to follow. You can find Jean’s obituary HERE.
    • “Nearly New White Elephant Sale” – June 11, 9:00am: The Mission Team will be holding a “Nearly New White Elephant Sale” on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 beginning at 9am.  Donations would be appreciated!  No clothes or text books!  For more information contact the church office.
    • For  more St. Andrew’s news and information sign up for our weekly newsletter from the Office of St. Andrew’s standrewsancaster@gmail.com.

Easter Sunday In-Person and Online – – April 17, 2022

April 17 is Easter Sunday and St. Andrew’s continues to worship in-person and online. If you would like to join us in-person you can find our updated worship guidelines HERE.

Family Worship: “Jesus Gives Us A Fresh Start” Premiers at 8:30am

You can find all of the Big God Project learning resources HERE

Online Worship – Premiers at 10:30am

Easter  Sunday – Order of Service

The Empty Tomb – John 20:1-10

Easter Greeting

Song: “Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed”

Call to Worship & Opening Prayer

Hymn: “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” #243

Gospel – John 21:15-25

Message – “Hope and Humility”

Hymn: “At the Dawning of Salvation” #248

Closing Prayers

News & Announcements

Blessing

News & Announcements

    • Worship on April 24 and May 1, 2022: Rev. Read will be on vacation and study leave until May 2. In-Person worship for the next two Sundays will be led by the Rev. Lois Whitwell. There will be no online worship on these Sundays, but you can connect to services from some of our sister churches in Hamilton:
    • Textile Recycling Drive: We will be holding our Spring Textile Drive on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 9am – Noon.  Donations include clothes, towels, curtains, linens, bedding (NO PILLOWS) socks, underwear, shoes, purses, and belts.  For more information please call the church office.
    • For  more St. Andrew’s news and information sign up for our weekly newsletter from the Office of St. Andrew’s standrewsancaster@gmail.com.

 

Family Worship & Learning – April 17, 2022

Here are all your resources for Family Worship & Learning for Easter Sunday. This week we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and look at what it means for us today.

Today’s Question

“When was a time you were given a second chance?”

You can just ask the question together as a family or have your kids fill out and colour the Question Sheet.

Question Sheet – Apr 17, 2022

Family Worship Video

Available at 8:30am Sunday

Big God Journal and Other Activities

Journal Page – Apr 17, 2022

To access the curriculum sheet with an overview of the Big God Theme, craft ideas (including a how-to  video) and discussion questions for older kids, go here:

Online Family Worship for April 24 and May 1

Rev. Read will be on vacation and study leave for the next two weeks. For family friendly worship on these weeks you can connect to the online service of Family Church of Heritage Green, the home church of the Big God Project.

Worship In-Person and Online – Palm Sunday – April 10, 2022

April 10 is Palm Sunday and St. Andrew’s continues to worship in-person and online. If you would like to join us in-person you can find our updated worship guidelines HERE.

Family Worship & Learning: “Jesus Took Our Place” Premiers at 8:30am

You can find all of the Big God Project learning resources HERE

Online Worship – Premiers at 10:30am

Palm Sunday – Order of Service

Call to Worship – Philippians 2:5-11

Opening Prayer

Song: “Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)”

Gospel – John 12:12-19 & John 18:12-27

Song: “Holy Lord”

Message – “Hope and Humility”

Hymn: “All Glory Laud and Honour” #214

Closing Prayers

Blessing

News & Announcements

    • Good Friday – April 15: Join us at 10:30am as we read and reflect on the story of Jesus’ suffering and sacrifice on the cross. In-person worship will include special music from the St. Andrew’s Choir. If you are not able to join us in person you can find the online Good Friday service from 2021 here: https://standrews.ws/2021/04/02/good-friday-service-april-2-2021/
    • Easter Sunday – April 17: Join us at 10:30am as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and the victory of God’s love over the power of death. In-person worship will include special music from the St. Andrew’s Choir.
    • Textile Recycling Drive: We will be holding our Spring Textile Drive on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 9am – Noon.  Donations include clothes, towels, curtains, linens, bedding (NO PILLOWS) socks, underwear, shoes, purses, and belts.  For more information please call the church office.
    • For  more St. Andrew’s news and information sign up for our weekly newsletter from the Office of St. Andrew’s standrewsancaster@gmail.com.