July 2, 2017

Published June 28, 2017 by standrews in Bulletins - 2017

 

JULY 2, 2017                                     image001                                             10:30 A.M.

 

MINISTER:                                                                                     The Rev. Dr. Andrew Human

 

The service begins with the prelude.  The Congregation is invited to remain for the postlude.

 

GOD CALLS US TO WORSHIP

 

THE PRELUDE:                              The Maple Leaf Forever                              Alexander Muir

PROCESSIONAL HYMN:                From all that dwell below the skies                           #51

CALL TO WORSHIP

                                                          

PRAYER OF APPROACH  

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

CONGREGATION’S LIFE & MINISTRY:                                              MAX LETHAM – ELDER

CHILDREN’S HYMN:                 O Canada (both verses)                                                  #596

DEDICATION OF HYMN BOOKS

MINISTER:  “It is good to give thanks to the Lord,

PEOPLE:  “To sing praises to your name, O Most High.

MINISTER:  “To declare your steadfast love in the morning,

PEOPLE:  “And your faithfulness by night,

MINISTER:  “To the music of the lute and the harp,

PEOPLE:  “To the melody of the lyre.

MINISTER:  “For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;

PEOPLE:  “At the works of your hands I sing for joy” (Psalm 92:1-4).

MINISTER:  Almighty God, who has set forth the Good News in Jesus Christ and put into our hearts                            

     a new song,

PEOPLE:  We offer to you our sacrifice of praise.

MINISTER:  For your children who through the universal language of poetry and melody have                                    

     taught us to sing your praise,

PEOPLE:  We offer you our gratitude.

MINISTER:  For our forebears in the faith who set the world to singing and who gave the people of                           

     our church a sacred heritage of song,

PEOPLE:  We praise your holy name.

MINISTER:  For the joy you have kindled in the hearts of your children, expressing itself in song

     and calling us to faith in your Son,

PEOPLE:  We bless your name, O Lord.

MINISTER:  For this new hymnal and all whose dedicated efforts have made it possible,

PEOPLE:  We give you thanks, O Lord.

MINISTER:  O God, whose purpose is the redemption of your world, use this gift to high and holy

     purposes that it may enable those who seek to worship you in spirit and in truth to express

     gratitude, penitence, and commitment,

PEOPLE:  We humbly beseech you, O Lord.

MINISTER:  May it cause a new song to rise from the hearts of those who dwell in cities, in the

     farmland, and the mountains, from near and far around the earth,

PEOPLE:  We humbly beseech you, O Lord.

MINISTER:  May this hymnal provide marching music for your church,

PEOPLE:  And may our lives be dedicated so that your kingdom may come and your will be done on

     earth as it is in heaven.

PRAYER OF DEDICATION:  Grant, O Lord, that the harmony from these songs of praise may

     enter our lives and help us more fully be dedicated to your name.  May we be more sensitive to

     the warmth they hold, the courage they possess, and the truth they tell.  Amen.

 

HYMN SING                         

                                                           GOD SPEAKS TO US

 

SCRIPTURES:                            Responsive Psalm                                                     107:1-9

                                                    The Gloria Patri                                                               #613

                                                    The New Testament                                 11 Chronicles 7:14

THE APOSTLE’S CREED                                                                                                    #616

MINISTRY OF MUSIC:     A Gaelic BlessingJohn Rutter

                                          Sung by Denise Neuhaus

            Deep peace of the running wave to you, deep peace of the flowing air to you,

            Deep peace of the quiet earth to you, deep peace of the shining stars to you,

            Deep peace of the gentle night to you, moon and stars pour their healing light on you,

            Deep peace of Christ the light of the world to you,

            Deep peace of Christ to you.

The singing of A Gaelic Blessing is dedicated with love to Canada on its 150th Birthday!  Christ is indeed a light that has shone in this great Country of ours illuminating our faith and reminding us how blessed we are to live here in peace with opportunities abounding.  Thank you Canada!

 

     PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

“Canada…the Next 150”

OUR RESPONSE TO GOD

THE OFFERTORY 

THE DOXOLOGY

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

CLOSING HYMN:                       From ocean unto ocean                                                #599

THE BENEDICTION AND CHORAL BLESSING “Go now in Peace“      Music by Don Besig

                                                                                        Words by Don Besig and Nancy Price

            Go now in Peace, Never be afraid.

            God will go with you each hour of every day.

            Go now in Faith, steadfast, strong and true.

            Know He will guide you in all you do.

 

            Go now in love, and show you believe.

            Reach out to others so all the world can see.

            God will be there, watching from above.

            Go now in Peace, in faith, and in love.

            Amen

RECESSIONAL VOLUNTARY:                         Fanfare                                       Guy H. Eldridge 

(All hymns that are numbered in this bulletin are from the Book of Praise OR where the number ends with the letter “C”, the hymns are from the Celebration Hymnal.  All other hymns are covered under our CCLI License #2975429.)

 


 

THE FLOWERS IN THE SANCTUARY TODAY are to the Glory of God and in celebration of Canada’s very special 150th Birthday.  How blessed we are to live in this great country – Canada.  It is a country of great wonders and amazements.  Its commitment to diversity and respect extends to all nations, race, cultures and religions.  We have so much to be grateful for, and proud of, at this time in our history.  Happy Birthday Canada!

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THE FLOWERS IN THE SANCTUARY TODAY are to the Glory of God and in recognition of two dear friends of St. Andrew’s, Tom and Rodney who are celebrating birthdays this month.  Thank you both for your staunch support and for the love you show in everything you do.  With warmest regards and blessings,

Your St. Andrew’s church family.


 

GREETERS:                                                                        Jean Hamilton and June Tawton

CUSTODIAN OF THE WORD:                                                                        Hugh McKnight

BELL RINGER:                                                                                             John Fairweather

SOUND ENGINEERS:                                                                       Peter Toller/Bob Clidero

CHURCH OFFICER:                                                                                        Hugh McKnight

COFFEE HOUR:                                                                                               Sunshine Guild


NEW MEMBERS

Anyone wishing to join the church is asked to notify the office or Dr. Human as we will have a formal recognition at the end of September.


 

                         UPCOMING EVENTS

JULY 13th

Evangel Hall Delivery                                                  Time:  8:30 am – 9:15 am

Location:  Stavebank Entrance

 

JULY 28th

Twonie Lunch                                                               Time:  11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location:  Auditorium

 

AUGUST 9th

COMPASS Community BBQ

Location:  Auditorium

 

AUGUST 10th

Evangel Hall Delivery                                                  Time:  8:30 am – 9:15 am

Location:  Stavebank Entrance

 

AUGUST 16th

COMPASS Community BBQ

Location:  Auditorium

 

AUGUST 25TH

Twonie Lunch                                                               Time:  1:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location:  Auditorium

 


Join with members, friends and families of St. Andrew’s at the Toronto Blue Jays – New York Yankees baseball game the afternoon of Saturday, September 23rd.  Great reserved seats at a reduced group price of $47.50.  Tickets are available while they last from the Fellowship Committee.

Let’s play ball!


I love being a proud Canadian!   We are friendly and willing to help anyone in need. The landscapes are breathtaking and you don't have to travel far to find the beauty our country is made of and the opportunity to enjoy it with everyone.  I love my country and wouldn't live anywhere else!!!                                       

Debbie Skura

 

 

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