Family Worship & Learning – March 21, 2021

Here are all your resources for Family Worship & Learning for March 21, 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 join Jesus on his journey to Jerusalem as he stops for dinner at the house of a religious leader in Luke 14:1-24.

Today’s Question

“Who would you invite to an awesome party?”

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

Question Sheet – Mar 21, 2021

Family Worship Video – Available 9:00am Sunday Morning

Crafts, Discussion & Other Activities

1) Fill a Plate (supplies: paper plate, yarn, tissue paper, glue, scissors OR pictures of food from magazine/newspaper)
2) Musical chairs (supplies: chairs, music that can be stopped/started)
3) Savings containers (supplies: household container, craft supplies, glue)

Big God Journal Page: Journal Page – Mar 21, 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 March 14, 2021

This Sunday, March 14th is the 4th Sunday in the season of Lent. We continue our journey with Jesus as he makes his way to Jerusalem to complete his work. This week our theme is “Jesus Gives Good Gifts”

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. Don’t forget to set your clocks and hour forward before you go to bed tonight!

Order of Service

Gathering Music

Family Worship: “Jesus Gives Good Gifts” (available at 9:00am)

Home Worship Recording

Call to Worship – Psalm 138:1-3, 7-8

Opening Prayer

Hymn: “All Creatures of Our God and King #433

New Testament – Philippians 4:4-9

Gospel Reading – Luke 11:1-13

Message – “Praying With Jesus”

Song: “You Are Everything We Need”

Closing Prayer & Blessing

 In our prayers please remember the following people:

    • Don as he recovers from surgery.
    • The family of Rev. Dr. Bob Bernhardt and Alberton Presbyterian Church. Bob passed away unexpectedly this week. In addition to serving Alberton for more than 10 years in his retirement and preaching here at St. Andrew’s during past pulpit vacancies, Bob was the long-time minister of Chalmers Presbyterian Church on the Hamilton Mountain.

News:

    • Public Health Update: St. Andrew’s will continue to worship online only for the immediate future. While we are thankful for the rising number of vaccinations, the newer COVID variants continue to make the public health situation extremely uncertain, and we could still see a third wave of the pandemic. Session will be reviewing the situation after Easter and at that time will determine when to reactivate the Reopening Team.
    • Holy Week & Easter Services: While we are unable to gather in person for Holy Week, we are still going to celebrate this special time of year. Our music team has been working hard to record a number of seasonal favourites and some new special music.
      • Maundy Thursday (April 1) – There will be a short (half hour) Zoom Communion service at 7:00pm
      • Good Friday (April 2) – This service of dramatic readings and reflective music will premier on YouTube at 10:00am and be available thereafter.
      • Easter Sunday (April 4) – We have a full range of joyful Easter music for you to enjoy as we celebrate the Good News that Jesus is risen and with us always.
    • Easter Greeting Video: As we’re coming up to a second Easter worshipping together in the Spirit but apart in our homes, we encourage you to submit a short video (no more than 10-15 seconds) of you or your family saying, “Happy Easter!” If you send your video messages in by the end of the day on Sunday March 28, we will edit them together as the introduction to our Easter Sunday service. After a year, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate Easter than being able to see some of our St. Andrew’s family together. If you would like to be part of the Easter greeting video, but don’t know how to record your own, write Rev. Read a  message and he can arrange a time for you to come by the church and record one. Email videos or questions to revjohnread@gmail.com

 

Grace and Peace,

John

Family Worship & Learning – March 14, 2021

Here are all your resources for Family Worship & Learning for March 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 join Jesus on his journey to Jerusalem as he teaches his friends about prayer in Luke 11:1-13.

Today’s Question

“If you could make a wish for someone else, what would it be?”

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

Question Sheet – Mar 14, 2021

Family Worship Video – Available 9:00am Sunday Morning

Crafts, Discussion & Other Activities

1) Door Craft (supplies: construction paper, scissors, printable templates, crayons/markers)
2) Matching Game (supplies: printed match template)

Big God Journal Page: Journal Page – Mar 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 Recording – March 7, 2021

This Sunday March 7th is the 3rd Sunday in Lent. This week we join Jesus on his journey to Jerusalem as he stops in to visit two of his friends in Luke 10:38-42. Our service theme is “Jesus is First”

Order of Service

Gathering Music

Family Worship: “Jesus is First (available at 9:00am)

Home Worship Recording

Call to Worship – Psalm 15

Opening Prayer

Song: “Great Are You Lord”

Gospel Reading – Luke 10:25-42

Message – “First Things First”

Hymn: “Fairest Lord Jesus” #375

We Celebrate Communion

Blessing

 In our prayers please remember the following people:

    • Don as he goes for surgery on Monday morning.
    • The family of Rev. Dr. Bob Bernhardt and Alberton Presbyterian Church. Bob passed away unexpectedly this week. In addition to serving Alberton for more than 10 years in his retirement and preaching here at St. Andrew’s during past pulpit vacancies, Bob was the long-time minister of Chalmers Presbyterian Church on the Hamilton Mountain.

News: 

    • Sunday Worship: For the rest of March worship will be by YouTube livestream Sundays at 10:30am.
    • Easter Greeting Video: As we’re coming up to a second Easter worshipping together in the Spirit but apart in our homes, we encourage you to submit a short video (no more than 10-15 seconds) of you or your family saying, “Happy Easter!” If you send your video messages in by the end of the day on Sunday March 28, we will edit them together as the introduction to our Easter Sunday service. After a year, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate Easter than being able to see some of our St. Andrew’s family together. If you would like to be part of the Easter greeting video, but don’t know how to record your own, write Rev. Read a  message and he can arrange a time for you to come by the church and record one. Email videos or questions to revjohnread@gmail.com
    • Annual Meeting & Annual Report: The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday April 11 by Zoom (assistance in connecting by Zoom will be offered closer to the date). Submissions to the Annual Report are due by March 14. An electronic copy will be emailed to you on March 21. Those without email and those who wish to have paper copies will receive them by March 28.

Family Worship & Learning – March 7, 2021

Here are all your resources for Family Worship & Learning for March 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 join Jesus on his journey to Jerusalem as he stops in to visit two of his friends in Luke 10:38-42.

Today’s Question

“What is the most important thing you do every day?”

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 – Mar 7, 2021

Family Worship Video – Available 9:00am Sunday Morning

Crafts, Discussion & Other Activities

1)Jesus Clock (supplies: paper plate, card stock, brass fastener)
2) Hula Hoops (supplies: hula hoops or ring to toss hoops)

Big God Journal Page: Journal Page – Mar 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 March 7, 2021

This Sunday March 7, we will be worshiping by Zoom video conference at 10:30am. Our service will include the celebration of communion.

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 around 1:00pm Sunday.

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: