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Metcalfe Saint Andrews United Church
Life Metcalfe Saint Andrews United Church
 

Sunday

Our Sunday morning worship service takes place at 10 a.m. year round.

Open Bible

Friends greet each other, newcomers and visitors are welcomed as we enter the sanctuary. We welcome youngsters who often take part in calls to worship, prayers, readings or candle-lighting parts of the service. There is a conversation with the minister on a scripturally relevant passage or Bible story. As a congregation, we rise to honour the youngsters as they leave us after the conversation time for Sunday school downstairs.

We follow the United Church of Canada pattern for Sunday worship of Gathering (Prelude, Announcements, Call to Worship, Opening Prayer, Hymn Singing, Prayer of Confession and Lord�s Prayer), Service of the Word (scripture readings, anthem, sermon), Thanksgiving (worship of giving to God, and prayer), and Sending Forth (Blessing and Commissioning). We serve Communion 3 or 4 times a year (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and often once during the summer). On Christmas Eve, we come forward to receive Communion via intinction (dipping of the bread in the cup). On other occasions we receive it in our seats via the passing of the plate and cups.

The other sacrament of the United Church is baptism. According to our tradition we practice both infant and adult baptism. Within our tradition, baptism is the entry into the membership of the church and we take our responsibility as a congregation seriously to support and nurture those baptized in the name of Father, Son and Spirit (Creator, Word, and Spirit) in our midst. Baptisms are scheduled upon request with the minister.

We like to hear many voices during worship, so, please, come visit and be among us. We hope you find your voice with us!