A Warm Welcome Awaits You!
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May 28th, 2023 Day of Pentecost
Welcome and Announcements (10:30 am)
Oh I Know the Lord’s Laid His Hand's on Me (Spiritual)
Greeting and Call to Worship
Oh God be gracious to us and bless us,
And make your face to shine upon us,
That your way be known upon earth.
Your saving power among all nations.
Let the people praise you on God.
Let all the people praise you.
Hymn #690: Fight the Good Fight
Prayer of Adoration and Confession
Assurance of Pardon
Hymn # 683: I Know not why such Wonderous Grace
Prayer of Illumination
If we say we have no sin,
We deceive ourselves,
And the Truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins,
God who is faithful and just,
Will forgive our sins,
And cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
First Reading Numbers 11: 24-30
Responsive Reading Psalm 104: 1-10
Epistle Acts 2: 1-21
Gospel John 20: 19-23
Sermon “The Holy Spirit Comes At Penticost”
Ministry of Music:When He Cometh (spiritual) Soloist – Gayle Selkirk
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Offering and Doxology # 661: We give thee but thine own (v.1)
Hymn #687: Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine
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:We Are Marching (spiritual)
Ham and Strawberry Supper
Thursday June 15 – 4:30-6:30pm. Take Out Only
St Pauls, Downie Optimist Hall
3185 Perth Road 122. St. Pauls
Tickets available at,
St. Andrew’s Church Office 519-271-5668, 25 St. Andrew St. Stratford, or
Eva Tucker 519-301-8815, [email protected]
Hearts & Hands Against Hunger: More help is needed if St. Andrew’s is to fulfill its commitment to provide lunches to the Stratford Connections Centre. Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches or to provide baked goods on the second or fourth Wednesday of each month. If you are available to help on one of the designated Wednesdays or are able to provide muffins or cookies, please contact Mary Duffin (519-273-2767).
PCW will be going to Anna Mae’s in Millbank for lunch on Tuesday, June 6th at 12:00, all ladies are welcome to join us . Please let Eva Tucker or Jean Edmonds know by June 1st. if you would like to attend.
New Organist and Music Director at St. Andrew’s
The Session of St. Andrew’s is pleased to announce that a new Organist and Music Director has been hired: Mr. Gordon Allgeier. Gordon has over 45 years of church experience and musical leadership in worship, serving both Presbyterian and United churches in the Kitchener and Cambridge areas. Gordon is a faithful Christian and is looking forward to meeting his new church family at St. Andrew’s, starting July 1st, 2023. A sincere word of thanks to the Search Committee (Earl Clark, Kathy Currie, Cam Fraser, Ruth Reath, Lois Rose, and Rev. Mark Wolfe) for their diligent and faithful work. May God richly bless this new chapter in the Life and Mission of St. Andrew’s!
Retirement Party for Mr. Clark!
After 63 years of faithful and devoted service to the congregation of St. Andrew’s, our beloved Earl Clark is taking a much-deserved retirement, with his last Sunday Service as Organist on June 25th. In honour and celebration of his many years of service, a retirement party will be held at the Stratford Country Club on June 25th from 2-5 pm, with words of appreciation taking place at 3:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served, and all are warmly invited, as we celebrate and congratulate Earl!
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
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.
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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:
(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
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!