A Warm Welcome Awaits You!


October 2nd, 2022

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

World Communion Sunday


Welcome and Announcements:  (10:30 am)

Prelude:     Reverie          Noel Rawsthorne

Greeting and Call to Worship:

God’s mercies never end, they are new each morning.

   We gather in gratitude, that our faith may increase.

We will sing our songs of praise to God.

   We will proclaim the good news of the Gospel.

We will commit all our ways to God.

   We will wait for the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Hymn  #

411: Stand up and bless the Lord

Prayer of Adoration and Confession:

Assurance of Pardon:

Hymn #392: O holy Dove of God descending

Prayer of Illumination:

Astonishing God,

Whose purposes are often accomplished

in unexpected ways,

release in us the gifts you have entrusted to us,

that we may realize the power, love, and self-discipline

that make for meaningful service in Christ’s name.


Hebrew Scriptures   Lamentations 3:19-26

Responsive Psalm    Psalm 37:1-9

Psalm 37:1-9

Do not fret because of the wicked;

do not be envious of wrongdoers,

for they will soon fade like the grass,

   and wither like the green herb.

Trust in the Lord, and do good;

so you will live in the land, and enjoy security.

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord;

trust in him, and he will act.

He will make your vindication shine like the light,

   and the justice of your cause like the noonday.

Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him;

do not fret over those who prosper in their way,

over those who carry out evil devices.

Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath.

   Do not fret—it leads only to evil.

For the wicked shall be cut off,

 but those who wait for the Lord

   shall inherit the land.


Epistle                         Corinthians 11:23-26

Gospel                       Luke 17:1-5

Sermon:                   “The 3Cs of Faith”

Ministry of Music: Surely Goodness and Mercy       J. Peterson   Soloist – Gary Palmer

 Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession:

Offering:  Chorale on Immortal Love, Forever full      T. Clark

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

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

Communion Hymn:     # 530: I come with joy

The Apostles’ Creed:   # 539

The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving- Lord’s Prayer: #564

Prayer after Communion

Hymn  #651: Guide me, O thou great Redeemer


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: on “I Danced in the Morning”  arr. Douglas Wagner


PCW meeting Tuesday October 4 @ 1:30 in the Parlour, all ladies are invited to join us for fun and fellowship.

Decorating for Thanksgiving will be on Saturday, October 8th at 1:30, if you would like to help please come. Donations of pumpkins 🎃, gourds, etc. would be welcome.

Please call Jean Edmonds.






















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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!