September 10th 2023 -“Gathering the Blessed”

2023-09-10 "Gathering the blessed" 11 AM

Dear friends, 

This Sunday, the Rev. Linda Faith Chalk will be leading us in worship. 

It is with great joy and anticipation that we announce our return to St. Andrew’s this week.  After a refreshing summer break, we pray that everyone has had time to rest, recharge, and spend time with loved ones.  

Our responsive reading this week is taken from Psalm 149, and is a wonderful way to celebrate our coming back to worship together as the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12: 12-14), and sing praise to our Lord and Saviour!  “Sing with your voices; sing also with your hearts.  Sing with your mouths; sing also with your conduct.” says St. Augustine in his exposition on the Psalm.

Order of Service

Call to Worship
Hymn 422 “Sing a new song unto the Lord”
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace
The Lord’s Prayer
Children’s Time
Hymn 625: “Seek ye first” (vs 1 & 3 en français)
Responsive Reading: Psalm 149
Gloria Patri
Exodus12: 1-14 (en français – English on the screen)
Romans 13: 8-14
Matthew 18: 15-20
Sermon: “Gathering the blessed”
Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
Hymn 324: “Great is thy faithfulness” (vs 2 en français)
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 510: “Deep in the shadows of the past”
Go now in peace