October 8th 2023 -“Thanksgiving Sunday”

2023-10-08 “True Thanksgiving means ‘Thanks living’” 11 AM

Dear friends, 

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

Our psalm this Sunday, Psalm 65, is a hymn of praise and thanksgiving to God for His abundant blessings and the bounty of the earth.  In this psalm, the psalmist acknowledges God’s mercy and righteousness, as well as His role as the Creator who sustains the natural world.  The psalmist describes the majesty of God’s presence in nature, from the mountains to the seas, and praises Him for providing for the needs of both humans and the land itself.  It is a beautiful expression of gratitude for God’s benevolence and the fruitful abundance of His creation.   May we remind ourselves of the love of God this Thanksgiving Day. 

Our Special Thanksgiving Offering, the yellow envelope for October 8 in our boxed set of offering envelopes, has been designated for Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D) Canadian Wildfire Response.  Fires continue to burn along large swaths of Canada. Both the British Columbia and Northwest Territories governments have declared states of emergency in response to large-scale, devastating fires.  PWS&D is accepting donations in response to the wildfires.  In consultation with presbyteries in the affected areas, PWS&D will respond to the most urgent needs identified. 

Ecumenical Community Services (ECS) food bank located here at St Andrews is in need of non-perishable food items such as vegetables, soups, cereal, coffee and spaghetti sauce etc.

Should you wish to contribute please leave your donation in the box located outside the entrance to the sanctuary.  Thank you for helping the less fortunate families in our community.

If you have any questions concerning the food bank or ECS speak to Betty Grant downstairs during coffee hour.

Order of Service

Call to Worship
Hymn 803: “Come, ye thankful people, come” (vs 2 en français)
Prayer of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of Grace
The Lord’s Prayer
Choir Anthem: “For the autumn sky”
Children’s Time
Hymn 807: “We plow the fields and gather” (vs 2 en français)
Responsive Reading: Psalm 65
Gloria Patri
Deuteronomy 8: 7-18 ESV (en français – English on the screen)
2 Corinthians 9: 6-15
Luke 17: 11-19
Sermon: “True Thanksgiving means ‘Thanks living’”
Confession of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
Hymn 802: “For the fruits of all creation”
Offering and Offertory
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 457: “Now thank we all our God” (vs 2 en français)
Go now in peace

October 9th 2022- “Living in God’s abundance”

2022-10-09 Sunday Service 11:00 AM - “Living in God's Abundance”

This Sunday we welcome to the pulpit Edythe Arnott, a graduate of the Presbyterian College in Montreal.

What does it mean to live in God’s abundance?  Perhaps the story of Naaman in the Old Testament can give us some insight and provide encouragement and inspiration as we think about being thankful on this Thanksgiving Sunday.  

Order of Service

Call to Worship
Hymn 435: “All Things Bright and Beautiful”
Prayer of Adoration and Unison Confession
Declaration of Grace and the Lord’s Prayer
Responsive reading: Psalm 100
Philippians 4: 4-9
2 Kings 5: 1-15
Hymn 807: “We Plough the Fields and Scatter”
Sermon: Living in God’s Abundance
Hymn 324: “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Hymn 457: “Now Thank We All our God”