July 7th 2024 -“Traveling Light”

Dear friends,

THIS SUNDAY the Rev. Linda Faith Chalk will be leading us in worship.

SUMMER SERVICES IN AUGUST at St. Andrew’s will continue.  The theme for August is simplicity.  What does a simple service look like?  It looks a lot like our pre-COVID services!  There won’t be any livestreaming on YouTube or a projector screen.  Instead, we’ll sing from the hymnbooks, just like we used to, and we can follow along with the scripture readings using the pew bibles.  Sunday School will be taking a break, and coffee hour will be replaced with refreshing lemonade – perfect for those hot summer days.  Let’s embrace simplicity, relax and enjoy the summer season!

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

OUR GOSPEL LESSON is Mark 6: 1-13, “Jesus Rejected at Nazareth” and “Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles”.  Our readings this Sunday include two significant events in the life of our Lord.  The first is Jesus returning to Nazareth, where the locals doubt his authority because they know him only as a carpenter, and due to their lack of faith, he performs few miracles there.  Jesus then sends out the twelve apostles in pairs, instructing them to travel light and rely on the hospitality of others, trusting in God’s providence as they go.  They go out preaching repentance, casting out demons, and healing the sick.  The sermon title this week is, “Travelling light”. 

Order of Service

Responsive Call to Worship
Hymn 483: “Glorious things of thee are spoken”
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace
The Lord’s Prayer
Children’s Time
Hymn 485: “Saviour Like a Shepherd lead us”
Psalm 123
Gloria Patri
Old Testament Lesson: Ezekiel 2: 1-5 (en français BFC – English on the screen)
New Testament Lesson: 2 Corinthians 12: 2-10
The Gospel – Mark 6: 1-13
Sermon: “Travelling light”
Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
Hymn 486: “The Church of Christ in every age”
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 670: “Amazing Grace” (vs 3&4 en français)
Go now in peace