A Warm Welcome Awaits You!



September 17th, 2023

 Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Prelude:Trumpet Graceful - Mons Leidvin Takle

How Firm a Foundation - Robert Hobby

Welcome and Announcements:  (10:25 am)

Entry of the Word:  (please rise)

Greeting and Call to Worship

Call on God with praise and thanksgiving.

   Tell of God’s wonderful works.

We open ourselves to God’s Presence.

   We are guided by God’s Spirit.

Our God is a God of generous abundance.

   We worship with joy and gladness!

Hymn:  #438: When morning gilds the skies

Prayer of Adoration and Confession:

 Assurance of Pardon:

Hymn:  #378: Jesus in the morning

Choir Anthem: Come, Christians, Join to Sing - Dave Perry

Prayer of Illumination:

Almighty and Eternal God,

you created the heavens and the earth, and humankind in your image. Teach us to discern your hand in all your works, and serve you with joy and thanksgiving, for we ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Old Testament:        Isaiah 55:6-9

Responsive Reading: Psalm 116:1-6

Epistle:                      2 Corinthians 9:6-9

Gospel:                     Matthew 20:1-16

Sermon:    “God’s Strange Economics”

Hymn: #740: Make me a channel of your peace

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession:


Doxology:  # 661: We give thee but thine own (v.1)

Hymn:  #626: Lord of all power


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:Postlude on Old Hundredth - Fred Bock     


Choir Rehearsals have begun again.

The Choir meets on Thursdays at 7:00 P.M. in the Parlour/Choir Room.  If anyone needs further information or has any questions, please contact me at 226-338 0868 or [email protected]

Thanks Gord

Sunday Coffee Time

Sunday Coffee Time has resumed here at St. Andrew’s, both before and after Service. Before Service fellowship begins around 9:45 am and After Service fellowship begins immediately following worship downstairs in McCullough Hall. All are warmly invited!

Free Sunday Bus Service
There is a free bus service to Sunday worship at St. Andrew's for those in the Stratford area. If you wish to use the bus, please call the Office at St. Andrew's at (519) 271-5668 to book a ride. The deadline for booking or cancelling (if you have a weekly scheduled pick up) is 12 noon on the Friday prior to the Sunday you wish to attend











Sunday Services are held at 10:30 am

In-Person Services:

Located at 25 St. Andrew Street, with limited free parking behind the Church (off of Church Street), as well as adjacent street parking. Fellowship Time takes place before (9:45 am) and after Services with light refreshments served.

Online Services:

Livestreamed on Facebook Live and can be found by clicking on the "Find us on Facebook" tab at the top of this page, and then by clicking "Like".


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!