September 17, 2017
SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 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: Ave Maria Bach/Gounod
PROCESSIONAL HYMN: All lands to God, in joyful sounds #26
CALL TO WORSHIP
PRAYER OF APPROACH
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
CONGREGATION’S LIFE & MINISTRY: DONNA GALLANT – ELDER
ORDINATION OF ELDERS: Marie Van Barneveld, Elsie Berry, Simon Finch,
Susan Gilbey, Margaret Hare, Denise Neuhaus,
Susan O’Dowd, Debbie Scheffel.
HYMN: Pour out Thy Spirit #366
GOD SPEAKS TO US
SCRIPTURES: Responsive Psalm Psalm 126
The Gloria Patri #613
The Old Testament Exodus 18:18-23
THE APOSTLE’S CREED #616
MINISTRY OF MUSIC: Hymn Sing …
PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD
“In God’s Service …”
OUR RESPONSE TO GOD
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
CLOSING HYMN: Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated #597C
(NEW CELEBRATION HYMNAL)
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.
RECESSIONAL VOLUNTARY: Menuet Gothique L. Boellmann
(from the suite Gothique)
(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 loving memory of my dear Mum and Dad, brothers David, Lester and Nelson, son Clive, and husband Sylvon from Yvonne Gunness & daughter and son-in-law, Arlene and James Jackson.
GREETER: Pam and Jim Pressnail
CUSTODIAN OF THE WORD: Hugh McKnight
BELL RINGER: John Fairweather
SOUND ENGINEERS: Peter Toller/Bob Clidero
CHURCH OFFICER: Hugh McKnight
COFFEE HOUR Board of Managers
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!
Anyone wishing to join the church is asked to notify the office or Dr. Human as we will have a formal recognition on September 24th.
TODAY : COFFEE HOUR : TODAY
Following today’s service, Coffee Hour is being hosted by the Board of Managers. This is your opportunity to meet Members of the Board in
a friendly setting. The Board Members are Debbie Scheffel, Dona Simpson, Jacqueline Figas, Phyllis Hickingbottom,
Alan Fyfe, Bob Clidero, David Morrison, John Sparling and Peter Toller.
SEPTEMBER 18th, 25th
Craft Group Time: 10:00 am
Location: Heather Room
Bible Study Resumes Time: 10:00 am
Location: Heather Room
VBS 2017/Escuela Biblica de Vacaciones Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: St. Andrew’s Memorial Presb. Church
Blue Jays Game Time: Afternoon
Location: Rogers Centre
New Members Recognition Time: 10:30 am
Twonie Lunch Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Holy Communion Time: 10:30 am
Join us for weekly Bible Study on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Heather Room. Everyone is welcome whenever they wish. Enjoy a time of fellowship, lively discussion, and learning. We will be starting a session based on the Bible Book 1 Peter on Sept 21.
Find yourself at church a little early on a Sunday? Please feel free to join us in the board room for a time of reflection and prayer prior to our church service. We meet between 9:45 and 10:15. Please feel free and welcome to join us at any time while we are there. Should you have any prayer requests/prayers of thanksgiving you would like to share, please pass them on to Ida.
Please be sure to add your name, committee or volunteer position and your car make and licence plate number to the list on the sheet in the office or drop the information into the mailbox or email the information to Karen Barnaby at email@example.com
Board of Managers
Giving is more than a responsibility—it is a privilege; more than an act of obedience—it is evidence of our faith.—William Arthur Ward
Thank you all so much for your generous offerings and gifts over the summer months. Your offerings of your time, of your God-given talents and of your money, help support all that we do at St. Andrew’s. God’s Plan has always been to finance his work through the tithes and offerings of His people. St. Andrew’s could do nothing without the faithful offerings of its members. When we are giving, we are being the faithful people that God calls us to be.
In the months to come, let us all work together to fulfill and exceed our 2017 financial faith target.
Let’s continue to be Christian stewards that seek the heart of God faithfully, joyfully and gratefully by managing all the Gifts God has given.