Welcome to St. Andrew's! We would love to have you join us this Sunday. Our services are structured/formal though we incorporate modern music and there is the occasional shouted 'amen'. We dive deeply into Holy Scripture for guidance and bring our personal prayer requests before God. You don't need to dress up. You can sit where you like. You are invited to stay for coffee after the service and make some new friends. While Sunday school for teens is held on Zoom before the service, classes for school-age children are held onsite (during the service) as well.
This Sunday we will be celebrating Holy Communion. Those who join via the live stream or recordings are invited to prepare their own juice and bread for the service.
Welcome to today's music leaders, Curtis & Jarrett.
Order of Service
Advent Reading & Candle Lighting
“O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel.”
We wait for you, O King of Kings,
The one of whom the prophets sing,
To rescue us from Rome’s strong hand.
Restore to us this promised land,
Usher us to the Lord’s delight,
And lead us in the way of light.
A King forever on the throne
who’ll never leave us on our own.
He will be great, called the most high,
we wait his coming to be nigh.
But who is this, a virgin child
So poor and humble, meek and mild?
A mother for our Savior, she,
not married yet, how can this be?
Help us, our God, help us to see
How this young child will the King be!
“Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel
Shall come to us, O Israel.”
Hymn: "O Come O Come Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel)" [#122] (Public Domain)
Opening Prayers & Children's Story
Choruses: "The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came" (Bearing-Gould) [#156] & "What A Beautiful Name" (Fielding, Ligertwood)
Scripture Lesson: Luke 1:26-38
Sermon: "Gabriel Announces"
Special Music: "Mary Did You Know" (Greene, Lowry)
Offering & Doxology
Prayers of the People (can be shared in comments of live feed)
Communion Hymn: "This I Believe: The Creed" (Fielding, Crocker)
The Lord's Supper
Hymn: "Hope is a star" (Wren, Raney) [#119]
Zoom Bible Study: Pastor Steve's study is cancelled this week.
Session Meeting: The elders will be meeting this Wednesday at 7:00 pm on Zoom.
Ladies Bible Study: Meet in the Tea Room on Thursdays from 11:30 to 1:30 for a study on 'Justice'. Bring a bag lunch.
Birthdays & Anniversaries: Max Simons (Monday, December 4), Calvyn & Miranda Coetzer (Tuesday, December 5), Julie Simmons (Wednesday, December 6)
The Longest Night: We are partnering with SWCC for another Longest Night/Blue Christmas service. This service creates space for those who are experiencing loss during a season of joy. The service will be held at SWCC on Friday, December 22 at 7:00 pm.
Christmas Eve: On Christmas Eve (Sunday) we will be meeting at 10:00 am for our customary Sunday Morning Service. Our Christmas Eve Service will follow at 7:00 pm.
Church Survey: We are distributing a survey to gauge community awareness about the needs of our facility, as well as our collective hopes and dreams for this community and place. Surveys are due today December 1. If you forgot yours please speak to Kathy Boughton.
Choir: "Just Beyond The Manger" (Joseph Martin)
Thought for the Day
Benediction & Amen