A Warm Welcome Awaits You!


August 14, 2022

           10th Sunday after Pentecost               



Welcome and Announcements:  (10:30 am)

Organ Prelude:           Blessed Assurance

Greeting and Call to Worship:

L. God be gracious to us.

C. And cause His face to shine upon us

L. That your way may be known on earth

C. Your salvation among all nations

L. Let the peoples praise you oh God

C. Let all the people praise you

Hymn: #8        Unto the hills around

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

 Assurance of Pardon

 Lord’s Prayer

 Hymn: #328    This is my Father’s world

 Prayer of Illumination

Let us pray,

Holy and gracious God, may your Holy Spirit give us a spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that, with the eyes of our hearts enlightened, we may know the hope to which Christ has called us, the riches of His glorious inheritance among us, and the greatness of His power, for those who believe.  Amen

Hymn # 300    Father, we love you

Hebrew Scriptures     Isaiah 40: 28-41

Responsive Psalm:     Psalm 24

Epistle:                        Romans 8: 36-39

Gospel:                        John 3: 16-21       

Sermon:         “Are People Basically Good?”

Ministry of Music:      I Asked the Lord                                                                    Lange

Solo:    Gary Palmer

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession:         

Offering:               Allegro Gracioso                                                                  Frank Bridge

Doxology # 661 We give thee but thine                                     own (v1)

Hymn: #284         Revive your work, Oh Lord


Parting Hymn: “Go Now In Peace”                                                                   (Besig/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. Amen. Amen.

Postlude:             Prelude in D minor                                                                   J.S Bach


       Blessed Assurance

 Verse 1

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

Oh what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

Born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.


This is my story; this is my song:

Praising my Saviour all the day long;

This is my story; this is my song:

Praising my Saviour all the day long.


Responsive Psalm 24:

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,

the world, and those who live in it;

for God has founded it on the seas,

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?

And who shall stand in God’s holy place?

Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,

Who do not lift up their souls to what is false,

And do not swear deceitfully.

They will receive blessings form the Lord,

And vindication from the God of their salvation.

Such is the company of those who seek the Lord,

Who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

Lift up your heads, O gates!

and be lifted up, O ancient doors!

that the King of Glory may come in.

Who is the King of glory?

The Lord, strong and might,

The Lord, mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O gates!

And be lifted up, O ancient doors!

That the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory?

The Lord of hosts,

The Lord is the King of glory!



PCW ladies are heading to Camp Kintail for lunch on September 6th, all ladies in the congregation are welcome to join us. Lunch costs $25 (cash only). There will be time to stroll around and enjoy the lovely property.  We will be car pooling, leaving @ 10:00 a.m.  Please let Jean Edmonds or Eva Tucker know by August 14th at the latest if you would like to go and if you need a ride or can drive and take a couple of ladies with you.





<iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?height=314&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FStAndrewsStratfordChurchOffice%2Fvideos%2F708775783846765%2F&show_text=true&width=560&t=0" width="560" height="429" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" allow="autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowFullScreen="true">

Online worship will continue as usual. Please tune in every Sunday at 10:30 am for Facebook Live services from St. Andrew's. Online services may be accessed by clicking on the "Find us on Facebook" tab, found in the upper right-hand corner of this page, and then by clicking on the "Like" button on our St. Andrew's Facebook page. Please continue to check our Facebook page for updates.

Thank-you and God bless!


For those who have so kindly asked how they can financially support the ongoing work of St. Andrew's, there are four simple options:

(1) E-Transfer: If you bank online, a no-fee E-Transfer may be sent to:

[email protected]

(2) Website: Please click on this link to our Church Website (www.standrewsstratford.ca) and in the upper-right hand corner you will notice a button that says, “Donate”. Click on that button and it will take you to a charitable website called Canada Helps. Fill in the required information, click on the “Complete Donation Now” button, and a charitable tax-receipt will be sent to your email address. Both our website and the Canada Helps website are secure.

(3) PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance): Please click on this link (www.presbyterian.ca/p…/pre-authorized-remittance-par-program) which will direct you to the National Church's website and an enrolment form which can be completed and mailed to the church (with a voided cheque) at the address below.

(4) Cheque: If you wish to donate by cheque, please mail your offering to:

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
25 St. Andrew Street
Stratford, ON
N5A 1A2

Charitable tax receipts will be issued for the 2022 year.

Many thanks and may God bless you richly for your generosity of heart and hand!