Home Worship – Sunday February 28, 2021

This Sunday, February 28, Rev. Read is away on study leave. He will be back leading worship next Sunday, March 7.

We encourage you to join the online service from St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Burlington at 10:00am. The theme for this week is “Jesus Feeds.”

St. Paul’s Big God Project family time is part of their 10:00am service. You can find all the resources you need here.

YouTube Livestream (or recording)

Go to St. Paul’s YouTube Channel at or after 10:00am – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Mebirql2kpFd6olc2Tg6A

News:

    • Next St. Andrew’s service: Zoom Communion on Sunday March 7.
    • Ancaster Community Food Drive: Due to COVID-19 this year’s food drive will be going virtual, with the key campaign days extending from Sunday February 28 to Saturday March 6, 2021. Rather than donating food items Ancaster residents are encouraged to donate directly one of the 8 community organizations supported by the Food Drive. For more information go to www.ancasterfooddrive.ca or send a message to ancastercommunityfooddrive@gmail.com.

Home Worship – Sunday February 21, 2021

This Sunday, February 21, Rev. Read is away on study leave. We encourage you to join the online service from St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Burlington at 10:00am. The theme for this week is “Jesus Forgives.”

St. Paul’s Big God Project family time is part of their 10:00am service. You can find all the resources you need here.

YouTube Livestream (or recording)

Go to St. Paul’s YouTube Channel at or after 10:00am – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Mebirql2kpFd6olc2Tg6A

News:

    • Next St. Andrew’s service: Zoom Communion on Sunday March 7.
    • Ancaster Community Food Drive: Due to COVID-19 this year’s food drive will be going virtual, with the key campaign days extending from Sunday February 28 to Saturday March 6, 2021. Rather than donating food items Ancaster residents are encouraged to donate directly one of the 8 community organizations supported by the Food Drive. For more information go to www.ancasterfooddrive.ca or send a message to ancastercommunityfooddrive@gmail.com.

Home Worship – Sunday February 14, 2021

Good Evening Everyone,

This Sunday, February 14, we continue our exploration of the ministry of Jesus as he encounters questions and challenges around the way he and the disciples keep the Sabbath (the day of rest). The theme for this Sunday is “Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath.”

Our Home Worship service for this week will go live on YouTube at 10:30am. The service continues to be available by telephone for those without internet access.

Order of Service

Gathering Music

Family Worship: “Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath” (available at 9:00am)

Home Worship Recording

Call to Worship – Psalm 92:1-4

Opening Prayer

Hymn: “Joyful, Joyful We Adore You” #410

Old Testament – Exodus 20:1-11

Gospel Reading – Luke 6:1-11

Message – “Remembering Rest”

Song: “Your Love Defends Me”

Closing Prayer & Blessing

News:

    • Study Leave: Rev John Read will be on study leave from February 15 to 28. If you are in need of pastoral care during this time, please call or email Rev. John Hibbs (905-627-9080 or jayhibbs@cogeco.ca).
    • Worship on Sunday February 21 & 28: For these weeks you are encouraged to connect with the service from St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Burlington. They are also working through the Big God Project, and their service themes will correspond with ours in these weeks. There will be a home worship post here on the website on the next two Saturdays with the link to St. Paul’s service. The next regular St. Andrew’s service will be a Zoom Communion service on Sunday March 7.
    • Ancaster Community Food Drive: Due to COVID-19 this year’s food drive will be going virtual, with the key campaign days extending from Sunday February 28 to Saturday March 6, 2021. Rather than donating food items Ancaster residents are encouraged to donate directly one of the 8 community organizations supported by the Food Drive. For more information go to www.ancasterfooddrive.ca or send a message to ancastercommunityfooddrive@gmail.com.

 

Grace and Peace,

John

Family Worship & Learning – February 14, 2021

Here are all your resources for Family Worship & Learning for February 14, 2021. The Family Worship video will be available starting at 9:00am on Sunday morning but you can download all the other resources right away. This week we continue our journey with Jesus as he teaches us how to enjoy God’s special gift of rest.

Today’s Question

“What is your favourite way to relax?”

You can just ask the question together as a family or have your kids fill out and colour the Question Sheet. If you join the St. Andrew’s Family Email list you will be sent the question on a Thursday and have the opportunity to have your answers included in in the Family Worship Video (which is recorded on Saturday afternoons). To be added to the weekly email send a message to revjohnread@gmail.com

Question Sheet – Feb 14, 2021

Family Worship Video – Available 9:00am Sunday Morning

Crafts, Discussion & Other Activities

1) Old wineskins (supplies: balloons, funnel, paint, paper, wooden skewers; OPTION: sandwich bags, vinegar, baking soda, Kleenex)
2) Mosaic (supplies: Multigrain Cheerios, glue, paper)

Big God Journal Page: Journal Page – Feb 14, 2021

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

Home Worship – Sunday February 7, 2021

This Sunday, February 7, we continue our exploration of the ministry of Jesus as he calls unexpected people to be his followers and eats with the wrong kind of people. The theme for this Sunday is “Jesus Welcomes Everyone.”

Our Home Worship service for this week will go live on YouTube at 10:30am. The service continues to be available by telephone for those without internet access.

Order of Service

Gathering Music

Family Worship: “Jesus Welcomes Everyone” (available at 9:00am)

Home Worship Recording

Call to Worship – Psalm 103:1, 8-14 (NRSV)

Opening Prayer

Song: “All the People Said Amen”

Old Testament – Hosea 6:1-6 (NIV)

Gospel Reading – Luke 5:27-39 (NIV)

Message – “Welcomed and Welcoming”

Hymn: “There is a Redeemer” #358

Closing Prayer & Blessing

News:

    • Zoom Bible Study: Members of St. Andrew’s are invited to join a Zoom Bible Study being hosted by Knox Binbook and St. Paul’s Carluke. It meets on Wednesdays at 10:00am until April 14. Most weeks will be led by Rev. Nancy Mostert, but I’ll be leading this coming week (Feb 10). This group is an exploration of the psalms, and will be guided by Max Lucado’s book “Life Lessons from Psalms: A Praise Book for God’s People.
    • 2021 Annual Meeting: Due to the ongoing pandemic, Session and the Board of Managers have decided to postpone the Annual Meeting until April. This will give us more time to assess the financial picture for the coming year and to make preparations for holding the meeting virtually by Zoom video conference and telephone.

Family Worship & Learning – February 7, 2021

Here are all your resources for Family Worship & Learning for February 7, 2021. The Family Worship video will be available starting at 9:00am on Sunday morning but you can download all the other resources right away. This week we continue our exploration of the ministry of Jesus as he calls unexpected people to be his followers and eats with the wrong kind of people.

Today’s Question

“Who do you absolutely love to have over to your house?”

You can just ask the question together as a family or have your kids fill out and colour the Question Sheet. If you join the St. Andrew’s Family Email list you will be sent the question on a Thursday and have the opportunity to have your answers included in in the Family Worship Video (which is recorded on Saturday afternoons). To be added to the weekly email send a message to revjohnread@gmail.com

Question Sheet – Feb 7, 2021

Family Worship Video – Available 9:00am Sunday Morning

Crafts, Discussion & Other Activities

1) Paper dolls (supplies: paper, scissors, crayons/pencil crayons, tape) NOTE: the video and instructions refer to a printout of Jesus. Do a Google image search and choose your favourite one!
2) Jesus Says (supplies: none)

Big God Journal Page: Journal Page – Feb 7, 2021

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

Zoom Communion – Sunday January 31, 2021

This Sunday January 31, we will be worshiping by Zoom video conference at 10:30am. Our service will include the celebration of communion. Worship this week will be led by the Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim, as Rev. Read will be leading a special meeting for one of our sister churches in Hamilton.

If you aren’t on St. Andrew’s email list and would like to join our service please send an email to revjohnread@gmail.com by 9:00am Sunday morning. If you aren’t able to join us live, there will be a recorded and edited version of the service posted to YouTube and available here on the website later on Sunday afternoon.

Family Worship & Learning – January 31, 2021

Here are all your resources for Family Worship & Learning for January 24, 2021. The Family Worship video will be available starting at 9:00am on Sunday morning but you can download all the other resources right away. This week we take the next step in our journey through the life of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke, in Luke 5:1-11.

Today’s Question

“What is the most exciting invitation you’ve ever been given?”

You can just ask the question together as a family or have your kids fill out and colour the Question Sheet. If you join the St. Andrew’s Family Email list you will be sent the question on a Thursday and have the opportunity to have your answers included in in the Family Worship Video (which is recorded on Saturday afternoons). To be added to the weekly email send a message to revjohnread@gmail.com

Question Sheet – Jan 31, 2021

Family Worship Video – Available 9:00am Sunday Morning

Crafts, Discussion & Other Activities

1. Boat craft (supplies: egg cartons, paper, wooden dowels or sturdy straws, scissors,  markers, tape, sandwich bags, Goldfish crackers) OPTION: search online for origami boat designs and try them out!

2. Follow the Leader game

Big God Journal Page: Journal Page – Jan 31, 2021

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

Home Worship – Sunday January 24, 2021

This Sunday, January 24, we start our exploration of the ministry of Jesus with his journey into the wilderness to pray, fast and face down temptation. The theme for this Sunday is “Jesus is Fed by God’s Word.”

Our Home Worship service for this week will go live on YouTube at 10:30am. The service continues to be available by telephone for those without internet access.

Order of Service

Gathering Music

Family Worship: “Jesus is Fed by God’s Word” (available at 9:00am)

Home Worship Recording

Call to Worship – Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 (NRSV)

Opening Prayer

Song: “Hope of the Nations”

Old Testament – Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 (NIV)

Gospel Reading – Luke 4:1-15 (NIV)

Message – “Bread in the Desert”

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

Closing Prayer & Blessing

News:

    • Worship for Sunday January 31, will be a Zoom Communion Service, so be sure to get some bread and juice when you’re out shopping this week. The service will be led by Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim, as Rev. John Read will be leading online worship with The South Gate Presbyterian Church.
    • 2021 Annual Meeting: Due to the ongoing pandemic, Session and the Board of Managers have decided to postpone the Annual Meeting until April. This will give us more time to assess the financial picture for the coming year and to make preparations for holding the meeting virtually by Zoom video conference and telephone.
    • Thank You to all our Volunteers: As the Annual meeting will be delayed, we want to take time now to thank all of our volunteers in 2020. Thank you to the Session and Board of Managers who have continued to meet virtually and serve throughout this challenging year. Thank you to all of you who have continued to serve on our ministry teams (Pastoral Care, Mission, Christian Education, Worship & Stewardship) and behind the scenes in other ways. Special thanks to Barb who has organized volunteer cleaning, and to Jen for organizing our virtual ministry to children and families.

Family Worship & Learning – January 24, 2021

Here are all your resources for Family Worship & Learning for January 24, 2021. The Family Worship video will be available starting at 9:00am on Sunday morning but you can download all the other resources right away.  We begin our journey through the life of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. The Bible passage connected with our theme is Luke 4:1-15.

Today’s Question

“What is something that you find very hard to resist?”

You can just ask the question together as a family or have your kids fill out and colour the Question Sheet. If you join the St. Andrew’s Family Email list you will be sent the question on a Thursday and have the opportunity to have your answers included in in the Family Worship Video (which is recorded on Saturday afternoons). To be added to the weekly email send a message to revjohnread@gmail.com

Question Sheet – Jan 24, 2021

Family Worship Video – Available 9:00am Sunday Morning

Crafts, Discussion & Other Activities

1. Bread Rocks(supplies: smooth stones, paint, paint brushes) – children will paint rocks to look like bread to remind them of Jesus’ temptation and response.

2. Ball Toss (supplies: ball or balloon) – ball toss game with memory verses

Big God Journal Page: Journal Page – Jan 24, 2021

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