St Andrews Church

St. Andrew's United Church

www.standrewschalk.ca

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Joseph St, Chalk River, Ontario

Susan deHaan, Designated Lay Minister (DLM)
Contact Email or phone 613-589-2312

Sunday Services at 10:30 a.m.  
 Sunday school and nursery care is during the service at 10:30.

Serving people in the North Renfrew corridor from Petawawa to Deux Rivières, since 1875.
Member of the Renfrew Presbytery

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St Andrews United Church, Chalk River Welcome  Sunday January 12, 2020  - Message from Doug Tennant

Church service at St. Andrews United Church in Chalk River is cancelled for this morning due to the weather/road conditions.


A prayer for Australia written by Moderator Right Rev. Richard Bott and some components of the service are below.

Prayer

We pray for gentle rains,
and no wind;
we pray for cooling skies,
and water in abundance;
we pray for the burning land,
we pray for the four legged,
and the winged,
for the koala and the kangaroo,
and all of their neighbours;
we pray for the people who are trapped,
for the people who have lost their homes,
for the firefighters and the first responders,
for the exhausted and the tapped out,
we pray for Australia,
from east, to south, to west, to north,
and all the places in between.

In this world of changed and changing climate, God,
we ask that you would help us
to help those who are in immediate danger;
may we use what we have to help and to heal -
then call us to repent of all the ways
we continue to make this world
a place of death, rather than life.
Help us, O God... because we
don't seem to be able
to do it on our own.
In Christ's name,
on the wings of the Holy Spirit,
we pray.
Amen.

—A prayer in response to the Australia wildfires by the Right Rev. Richard Bott.

Call to Worship and Opening Prayer


God of grace and majesty, we exalt you for your wisdom, compassion, strength, and love. We pray that we would always be aware of your presence among us. Grant us ears to hear and eyes to see, through faith, the Christ in all who call upon your name. Almighty God, we give thanks for the strength, courage, and conviction to do justice, to speak loudly for those who need water, who need the refreshment that comes only from you and from those whom you have sent. We extend our gratitude for being able to come before you this day to offer our worship, to seek your presence, and to be restored to do great things among your people. For this and every day of life, we give you thanks and praise. In the name of Jesus the Christ we pray. Amen


(United Church of Christ- our partner denomination in the United States)


Prayer of Hope


God of heaven and earth, you see all things.
You know the depths of our hearts better than we can know ourselves. You know the great heights to which we aspire
and the depth of our failures when we fall short of doing what we know is right. We ask for your mercy and forgiveness for our selfishness and fears. Help us to walk full of hope as the faithful representatives you call us to be. Create in us the grace of Christ toward those with whom we disagree, just as he extended it to those who conspired against him. Amen.


(Adapted from the UCC)


Words of Assurance


God truly shows no partiality. In every nation, anyone who reverences God and does what is right is acceptable to God.
Just as the prophets testified in the scriptures, everyone who believes in God receives forgiveness of sins through God’s name.

(From the UCC)


Draw the Circle Wide


Draw the circle wide, draw it wider still.
Let this be our song: no one stands alone.
Standing side by side, draw the circle, draw the circle wide...

God the still-point of the circle
Round you all creation turns
Nothing lost but held forever
in God's gracious arms

Refrain

Let our hearts touch far horizons
So encompass great and small
Let our loving know no borders
Faithful to God's call

Refrain

Let the dreams we dream be larger
Than we've ever dreamed before
Let the dream of Christ be in us
Open every door!

Refrain

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