Livestream Church Service

We are thrilled to announce that Rick Leben will be leading the music for our service on Sunday.  We hope you’ll be able to join in live or on demand.  Our theme is Why Me?  Here’s the link:  

Order of Service
Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church
Bethel-St. Andrew’s United Church
May 24, 2020

Worship Leaders: Rev. James Murray
Rev. Dr. Christine Johnson
Rick Leben
Mike McCormick


Welcome and Introductions

Call to Worship
One:We come together today in order to praise God.
Two:Praise God for the flowers and birds.
One:We come together today in order to glorify God.
Two:For the mountains and the rivers, we glorify you.
One:We come together today in order to pray.
Two:For eyes to see, and lips that speak the truth, we pray.
One:We come together today in order to grieve.
Two:For loved ones gone too soon, we mourn.
One:We come together today in order to dream.
Two:Visions and dreams fill our hearts.
One:We come together to be the people of God.
Two:United in the love of God, we are one.

Prayer of Approach

Hymn: VU#291 – All things bright and beautiful

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful: in love, God made them all.

Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colours, God made their tiny wings. (Refrain)

The purple-headed mountains, the river running by,
the sunset and the morning that brightens up the sky. (Refrain)

The cold wind in the winter, the pleasant summer sun,
the ripe fruits in the garden: God made them every one. (Refrain)

The rocky mountain splendour, the lone wolf’s haunting call,
the great lakes and the prairies, the forest in the fall. (Refrain)

God gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell
how great is God our maker, who has made all things well. (Refrain)

Scripture Acts 1: 6-14

Solo Why me, Lord? Rick Leben

Sermon Why Me?


Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: VU#337 – Blessed Assurance

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of the Spirit, washed in Christ’s 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.

Perfect submission, perfect delight!
Visions of rapture now burst o my sight;
angels descending, bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love. (Refrain)

Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Saviour am happy and blessed;
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with God’s goodness, lost in Christ’s love. (Refrain)