Worship With 1 Click
NOTE: If you'd like to try watching all of this Sunday's worship service in a series of linked videos, one after the other (with text included), you can begin by clicking this link. Just press the button that says "PLAY ALL" and sit back and relax. Otherwise, proceed as normal through the sections.
It's important to note that the text video sections are each approximately 30 seconds long, which may or may not be enough time to read, so please be ready to pause the video at these times until you're finished reading (the space bar in most cases will pause and restart your video).
Connections with Andrea
As we gather, we remember that in our Sunday worship this is a time to also gather our joys and concerns. If you have a prayers you would like to share, please do so here. These will be shared by email to our St Andrew prayer list so that we pray for what you hold by name. This information is not shared online in a searchable form
Let us pray:
like a rushing wind your Spirit moved upon the first disciples on the day of Pentecost,
and like a purifying fire your Spirit seared their hearts and minds with the message of salvation.
Send your Spirit upon your church in this time and place,
stir up our courage, and rouse us for prophetic witness,
that we may join with them to proclaim to the world your mighty deeds of power
in Jesus Christ. Amen.
"...he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” John 20: 23
What are you holding on to that you need to forgive in yourself? In others? Know that God holds you and blesses you as you move towards forgiveness. God walks with you as you move towards the peace that passes understanding?
And what do you know about injustice that needs to be spoken, that needs action? Know that God holds you and walks with you as you work out what is yours to do?
Remember that you are God's own claimed, forgiven, empowered to love.
Now, bless someone else. Send a text to a couple of people. Make a call. Who comes to mind for you? Wish them well. More than that, wish them peace. Then click below.
by the power of your Holy Spirit,
speak to us in the language of our hearts,
that we may hear your Word with understanding
and answer your call with confidence.
Hymn of Response
If you haven’t already, set out some bread, some juice or wine—in the living room or kitchen or yard wherever you experience worship electronically in these days with our faith community. Join with your siblings of faith giving thanks for God’s provision, for the life that grows in and around us this Spring. Light a candle or place a flower or the photograph of someone you wish to bring into the circle of faith beside the bread and the cup. Thank you for taking yourself as seriously as God takes us! Do not underestimate the power of objects to sharpen and strengthen our memories and renew our faith.
Blessing and Charge