June 16th 2024 -“Our Small Worlds”

Dear friends, 

THIS SUNDAY the Rev. Dr. Roland De Vries will lead us in worship, receive new members, and observe Communion.

As you may already be aware, Roland serves as Principal of the Presbyterian College in downtown Montreal and is also our Interim Moderator.  He will continue to be Moderator of Session meetings during our pulpit vacancy and guide the Search Committee as we seek to call a new minister to St. Andrew’s. 

FOR THOSE PARTICIPATING IN COMMUNION in person, the Communion wafers are gluten free and the inner ring of glasses on the Communion trays contain white grape juice, the outer ring is red wine.  For those joining us through our livestream service on YouTube, please remember to prepare your own communion elements.  

In his epistle to the Corinthians the Apostle Paul emphasizes the need for preparation and self-examination before participating in this blessed sacrament instituted by our Lord Jesus (1 Corinthians 11: 17-33).  Let us “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.” (Psalm 34: 8)

OUR SCRIPTURE LESSON THIS WEEK continues from the book of Ezekiel 17: 22-24.  God promises to exalt the lowly and restore his people, likening them to a flourishing cedar under his care, bringing hope and renewal to all who trust in him.  This week’s sermon is titled “Our Small Worlds”. 

PLEASE NOTE there is ongoing construction on Green Street keeping Green from Oak to Mercille closed, Birch is now a two-way street accessible from Desaulniers.

Order of Service

Call to Worship
Hymn 56: “O Lord the refuge of each generation”
Call to Worship
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace
Choir Anthem – “Day by Day”
Children’s Time
Reception of new members
Hymn 412: “Come, let us sing to the Lord our song”
Responsive Reading: Psalm 90
Gloria Patri
1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11 (en français BFC – English on the screen)
Ezekiel 17: 22-24
Sermon: “Our small worlds”
Offering and Offertory
Invitation to the Table
Hymn 392 “O holy Dove of God descending”
Lord’s Supper with Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
Hymn 671 “I heard the voice of Jesus say”
Go now in peace