Family Worship & Learning – September 19, 2021

Here are all your resources for Family Worship & Learning for September 19. This week we continue through the story of Exodus as God let’s us know who he is.

You can enjoy the full Family Worship Video below, or take part in shorter Family Time in our In Person Service, or do both.

Today’s Question

“If you could give yourself a new name, 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 – Sept 19, 2021

Family Worship Video – Available at 8:30am Sunday

Big God Journal and Other Activities

Journal Page – Sept 19, 2021

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:

Home Worship – Sunday September 12, 2021

This Sunday September 12 we continue to worship in-person and online. Our In-Person service is at 10:30am (directions). For full guidelines for in-person worship (such as requirements for masks and physical distancing) please go to: https://standrews.ws/2021/08/13/in-person-worship/

Family Worship Video Premiers at 8:30am

Online Worship Service Premiers at 10:30am

Call to Worship – Psalm 124

Opening Prayer

Hymn: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” #321

Old Testament Reading – Exodus 1:8-13; 1:22-2:10

Gospel Reading – Luke 23:33-43

Message – “The Gospel of Freedom: Rescue and Redemption”

Song: “Hear our Praises”

We Respond to God’s Generosity

Closing Prayers & Blessing

News & Resources:

    • Going Deeper: (Study Resources): The Bible Project has a 2-part series exploring the Book of Exodus. Each video is a little over 5 minutes and comes with a set of helpful study notes if you would like to go even deeper into this essential part of the Bible’s story. You can find the part 1 (which covers Exodus 1-18) here: https://bibleproject.com/explore/video/torah-exodus-1/
    • Respond to the Crisis in Haiti through PWS&D: The nation of Haiti is facing an unprecedented series of disasters – COVID, a political crisis, a major earthquake and most recently a tropical storm. One way to help is through Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D). To learn more go here – https://presbyterian.ca/pwsd/haiti-crisis/ and please keep Haiti in your prayers.

Family Worship & Learning – September 12, 2021

Here are all your resources for Family Worship & Learning for September 12. This week we start a short trip through the book of Exodus as God sets his people free.

You can enjoy the full Family Worship Video below, or take part in shorter Family Time in our In Person Service, or do both.

Today’s Question

“Who/What have you rescued?”

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

Question Sheet – Sept 12, 2021

Family Worship Video – Available at 8:30am Sunday

Big God Journal and Other Activities

Journal Page – Sept 12, 2021

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:

Home Worship – Sunday September 5, 2021

This Sunday September 5 we continue to worship in-person and online. For full worship guidelines (such as requirements for masks and physical distancing) please go to: https://standrews.ws/2021/08/13/in-person-worship/

In Person Order of Service – September 5 2021

If you’re joining us online, the service will premier on YouTube at 10:30am and will be available any time afterward.

Family Worship Video Premiers at 8:30am

Online Worship Service Premiers at 10:30am

Call to Worship – Psalm 130

Opening Prayer

Song: “Great Things”

Old Testament Reading – Genesis 11:1-9

Gospel Reading – Matthew 6:5-14

Message – “Back to the Start: Hope for the City”

Hymn: “Immortal, Invisible” #290

We Respond to God’s Generosity

Closing Prayers & Blessing

News:

    • Going Deeper: (Study Resources): The Bible Project has a ‘Bad Words’ series of videos on the words the Bible uses to describe the human tendency to do wrong and harm – Sin, Transgression, and Iniquity. Each video gives the significance of each term and the good news of how Jesus rescues us from these things, and empowers us for goodness: https://bibleproject.com/explore/category/bad-words-series/
    • Respond to the Crisis in Haiti through PWS&D: The nation of Haiti is facing an unprecedented series of disasters – COVID, a political crisis, a major earthquake and most recently a tropical storm. One way to help is through Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D). To learn more go here – https://presbyterian.ca/pwsd/haiti-crisis/ and please keep Haiti in your prayers.

 

Family Worship & Learning – September 5, 2021

Here are all your resources for Family Worship & Learning for September 5. This week we finish our exploration of the opening of God’s big story in the book of Genesis.

You can enjoy the full Family Worship Video below, or take part in shorter Family Time in our In Person Service, or do both.

Today’s Question

“What is something you can’t reach?”

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

Question Sheet – Sept 5

Family Worship Video – Available at 8:30am Sunday

Big God Journal and Other Activities

Journal Page – Sept 5, 2021

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:

Home Worship – Sunday August 29, 2021

This Sunday August 29 we continue with our new pattern of both in-person and online worship. We can safely accommodate up to 40 people in the church sanctuary at our usual time of 10:30am. Full worship guidelines (such as maximum attendance, requirements for masks and physical distancing) please go to: https://standrews.ws/2021/08/13/in-person-worship/

The online service will premier on YouTube at 10:30am and will be available any time afterward. This week we continue our exploration of the opening of God’s big story in the book of Genesis. Our theme for the day is “The Lord Loves Life”

Online Order of Service

Family Worship: “The Lord Loves Life” (available at 8:30am)

Home Worship Service Premiers at 10:30am

Call to Worship – Psalm 32:1-6,11

Opening Prayer

Hymn: “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Old Testament Reading – Genesis 4:1-16

Gospel Reading – Mark 1:9-15

Message – “Back to the Start: Sin at the Door”

Song: “Yet Not I, But Through Christ in Me”

We Respond to God’s Generosity

Closing Prayers & Blessing

News:

Family Worship & Learning – August 29, 2021

Here are all your resources for Family Worship & Learning for August 29. This week we continue our exploration of the opening of God’s big story in the book of Genesis.

You can enjoy the full Family Worship Video below, or take part in shorter Family Time in our In Person Service, or do both.

Today’s Question

“What is something that makes you jealous?”

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

Question Sheet – Aug 29, 2021

Family Worship Video – Available at 8:30am Sunday

 Big God Journal and Other Activities

Journal Page – Aug 29, 2021

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:

 

Home Worship – Sunday August 22, 2021

This Sunday August 22, is an exciting day for us at St. Andrew’s. We will have in-person worship in our sanctuary for the first time since March 2020. For full worship guidelines (such as maximum attendance, requirements for masks and physical distancing) please go to: https://standrews.ws/2021/08/13/in-person-worship/

Sunday is also a fresh start for our online worship service which will continue in a new format on YouTube. The online service will premier Sunday at 10:30am and will be available any time afterward. Last of all, we start a new year in the Big God Project, beginning the story of the Bible again in Genesis. Our theme for the day is “The Lord Gives Life.”

Online Order of Service

Family Worship: “The Lord Gives Life” (available at 8:30am)

Home Worship Service Premiers at 10:30am

Call to Worship – Psalm 8

Opening Prayer

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

Old Testament Reading – Genesis 2:4 -9, 15-25

Gospel Reading – Luke 3:21-38 (selected verses)

Message – “Back to the Start: Life and Goodness”

Song: “Good, Good Father”

We Respond to God’s Generosity

Closing Prayers & Blessing

News:

    • Summer Mission Focus: This summer the Mission Team is encouraging our St. Andrew’s Church Family to support the Kenora Fellowship Centre. The Centre is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) that supports Indigenous people in the Kenora area, which was home to one of the two Residential Schools operated by the PCC after 1925. Ministries like the Kenora Fellowship Centre are part of our commitment to Reconciliation and repairing the harm done by the Residential Schools. You can learn more and donate directly here: https://fellowshipcentre.wixsite.com/kenora

Family Worship & Learning – August 22, 2021

Here are all your resources for Family Worship & Learning for August 22. We start a new season of the Big God Project, and return to the beginning of God’s great story in the book of Genesis.

You can enjoy the full Family Worship Video below, or take part in shorter Family Time in our In Person Service, or do both.

Today’s Question

“Name something that is perfect.”

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

Question Sheet – Aug 22, 2021

Family Worship Video – Available at 8:30am Sunday

Crafts, Discussion and Other Activities

Activities:
1) Collage – In this activity we are going to make a collage of what the Garden of Eden might have looked like (supplies: old magazines, especially gardening and nature ones, glue, scissors)
2) Galaxy Play Dough – We are going to make some special Galaxy Play Dough to remember our God Statement (supplies: black, blue and purple playdough, sparkles and small stars, plastic baggies)
To access the curriculum sheet with an overview of the Big God Theme, craft ideas and discussion questions, as well as a how-to craft video go here:

Home Worship – Sunday August 15, 2021

This Sunday August 15 is a special shared online service produced jointly by St. Andrew’s, Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterdown, and Family Church of Heritage Green. Worship will be led by Rev. John Read, Rev. Grant Vissers, and Rev. Alex Douglas and feature lots of music from all three churches. With our churches still worshipping online only it seemed like a great opportunity to work together as we get ready to return to in-person services.

Our Home Worship service for this week will premier on YouTube at 10:30am and be available any time afterward. A shortened version of the Family Worship time will be included as part of the main service. The Big God Project theme for the day is “God is in Control.” Resources for the day can be found here: https://standrews.ws/2021/08/14/family-worship-learning-august-15-2021/ 

 Home Worship Premiers at 10:30am

Order of Service 

Welcome & Call to Worship

Song: “My Lighthouse” (Family Church)

Song: “Love Come Down” (Knox Waterdown)

Family Time: “God is in Control”

Song: “Cornerstone” (St. Andrew’s)

Song: “Goodness of God” (Family Church)

Scripture Reading: Psalm 34

Message – “Summer Psalms”

Hymn: “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (Knox Waterdown)

We Respond to God’s Generosity

Closing Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Blessing

Closing Hymn: “Joyful, Joyful We Adore You” (St. Andrew’s)

News:

    • In-Person Worship Resumes August 22 at 10:30am: In order to meet provincial guidelines for physical distancing we will be limiting attendance to 40 people. The full guidelines for attending in-person worship can be found here: https://standrews.ws/2021/08/13/in-person-worship/.
    • Online worship will continue to be available each week and will premiere on YouTube at 10:30am. Family Worship & Learning will also continue to be posted online Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
    • Summer Mission Focus: This summer the Mission Team is encouraging our St. Andrew’s Church Family to support the Kenora Fellowship Centre. The Centre is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) that supports Indigenous people in the Kenora area, which was home to one of the two Residential Schools operated by the PCC after 1925. Ministries like the Kenora Fellowship Centre are part of our commitment to Reconciliation and repairing the harm done by the Residential Schools. You can learn more and donate directly here: https://fellowshipcentre.wixsite.com/kenora