May 31 2015 Mission Sunday - St Andrews Presbyterian Church

Interim Moderator: The Rev. Anne Yee-Hibbs
905-648-6024; [email protected]
Office Hours: Thurs. 10:30 am– 12:30 pm
Secretary: Diane Robb [email protected]
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May 31, 2015
Mission Sunday
Prelude: Andante in D Flat by Rheinberger
Words of Welcome
Rev. Anne Yee-Hibbs
Life and Mission of our Church
Call to Worship (Psalm 100)
Flora Simpson
L: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
P: Serve the Lord with gladness; come into God’s presence with
L: Know that the Lord is God.
P: The Lord made us; we belong to God. We are God’s people and
the sheep of God’s pasture.
L: Enter the gates of the Lord with thanksgiving, and God’s court
with praise.
P: Give thanks to the Lord, bless God’s name. For the Lord is
All: God’s steadfast love endures forever, God’s faithfulness to
all generations.
Opening Hymn #592 I the Lord of Sea and Sky
Prayer of Approach, Confession and Illumination
Nancy Serafini
Ministry of Music: Beyond Ourselves by Dengler
Today’s Anthem is from our Donate an Anthem Series
and was donated by George and Donalda Williams
in loving memory of Maureen Williams.
Flute accompaniment by Nancy McDivitt
What is our responsibility,
to the world that lies beyond our doors.
How can we release the dignity
that within each human life is stored.
Let us offer what we can
to our neighbour, lending heart and hand.
True compassion is God`s master plan
for a world beyond ourselves.
Every woman, man and child on earth
is a member of one family.
May we value every person`s worth
as we celebrate our unity.
Let us reach beyond the highest star.
Let us make the world a better place;
Sharing hope with neighbours near and far,
so each barrier will be erased.
Readings from Scripture
Old Testament: 1 Kings 17:1-16 (pg. 253, pew bibles)
Gospel: Matthew 25:35-40 (pg. 702)
Pat Foley
Introduction of Melanie Barlow
Flora Simpson
Message: Melanie Barlow, Ancaster Community Services
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Rev. Anne Yee Hibbs
Offertoire: O How I Love Jesus by De Cou
Offering, Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
Ina Thompson
Closing Hymn #631 Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands
Commission, Benediction and Threefold Amen
Going Forth
Go Now in Peace
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, Amen, Amen.
Postlude: Marching to Zion by Lowry
We are always happy to welcome new people to the faith community
of St. Andrew’s. We are supported by all who believe in its witness,
worship and work. We would like the opportunity to get to know you.
Would you take a few moments to fill in the coloured “Welcome”
pamphlet in the pew and place it on the offering plate as your gift to
us. Thank you.
Hosting Coffee Hour: Mission Team and the Session
Greeting at the Door: Don and Audrey Parkinson
Duty Elder for May: Jennifer Chiang
Duty Managers for May: Barb Raphael and Chris Payant
Monthly Meetings
Board of Managers: June 15, 7 pm
Christian Education Team: June 22, 7:30 pm
Session: Mon. June 8, at 7 pm
We thank Nancy McDivitt for sharing her musical talent with us this
Please remember our on-going food drive in support of the Ancaster
Community Services and Neighbour to Neighbour. The need is great
for both these agencies. Please place your donations in the baskets
at the back of the sanctuary.
Friendly Seniors: meet on the last Thursday of each month at 1:30
pm. Please come and join us and if you would like more info please
speak to Cliff Andrews.
Youth Group: meets every other Monday evening from 7:30-9:00 pm
Intercessory Prayer Team: meets on the first Wednesday of every
month at 10 am. at the home of Betty McRae. If you have any prayer
requests please call Diane Robb 905-548-0306 or
[email protected] and [email protected]
Bible Study: Don Parkinson is leading a bible study on “Paul’s
Journeys” on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm. All are welcome,
please come and join us.
News from the Pews: Doug is preparing for the next newsletter
hopefully ready by June 21. The deadline for article submissions is
June 14. Please contact Doug Thompson at [email protected]
Please join us downstairs after worship today for lunch and our
congregational meeting, “Congregational Planning for the Future”.
Please note that Rev. Anne will be in the church office on Thursdays
from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Upcoming Pulpit Supply:
June 7th
Heather Vanderstelt
Rev. Dr. Alan McPherson
Rev. Dr. Alan McPherson
Rev. Dr. Andrew Irvine