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  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Belleville
    by our young Minister Rev Anne Marie Come to visit and you ll leave feeling blessed and uplifted come to stay and you ll find a home among those who appreciate everyone s individual talents and who sincerely wish to share God s love with you Our Minister of the Word and Sacrements is the Reverend Anne Marie Jones B Sc Hons M Div Come and Worship with Us Sunday

    Original URL path: http://www.standrewsbelleville.ca/ (2016-02-13)
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  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Belleville
    available for the hearing impaired Please ask one of the ushers or greeters for assistance An elevator is available for those needing assistance with stairs Special Services There are several special services that don t fall on a Sunday These services will be held on the following days and times Good Friday Friday March 29 2013 at 10 00 a m Christmas Eve Tuesday December 24 2013 at 7 00

    Original URL path: http://www.standrewsbelleville.ca/worship.html (2016-02-13)
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  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Belleville
    MESSAGE Prayer Condition your Life OFFERTORY INVITATION Larry A God loves a cheerful giver God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance so that by always having enough of everything you may share abundantly in every good work Let us now receive our offering OFFERING Praise God from whom all blessings flow Praise God all creatures high and low Praise God in Jesus fully known Creator word and Spirit one OFFERTORY OF DEDICATION Generous God help us to see clearly what is needed by our church and by the world around us and how we can best share our gifts to match that vision And help us to remember that even the smallest gift is worth getting excited about We ask this in Jesus name Amen PRAYERS FOR THE PEOPLE HYMN Be thou my vision 461 THE BENEDICTION The Lord bless you and keep you the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you the Lord lift His smiling face upon you and give you His peace AMEN ORGAN POSTLUDE ST ANDREW S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH www standrewsbelleville ca 67 Victoria Ave Belleville Ontario K8N 2A1 Telephones 968 8998 968 6916 Vestry Office MISSION STATEMENT Celebrating with enthusiastic worship and a love for Jesus Christ St Andrew s is a beacon of light for those who desire to connect with God one another and gain guidance for living We miss our friends Our sympathies are extended to Jean Hopkins and her family on the loss of her niece last weekend If you know of someone who needs prayer please contact Helen Fox or the Church office COMING EVENTS THIS WEEK TUESDAY Congregational Life 4 00 pm Presbytery of Kingston Mass Choir 7 00 pm WEDNESDAY Bible Study 7 00 pm THURSDAY Choir 7

    Original URL path: http://www.standrewsbelleville.ca/worship_bulletin.html (2016-02-13)
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  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Belleville
    church is not just a building it s the people who come together inside that building St Andrew s rich history is meshed with a fresh feeling of a simple yet sincere service expressed with enthusiasm warmth and friendliness A Sunday worship service inspires the seeker and calms the troubled soul If you are looking you will find the Love of God the peace of Jesus Christ and the fellowship

    Original URL path: http://www.standrewsbelleville.ca/about.html (2016-02-13)
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  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Belleville
    sequence of events The organist plays during the prelude of the worship service and at 10 30 the minister welcomes everyone and the congregation then sings the first hymn The minister and the congregation then take turns reading aloud the short Call to Worship which you can follow along in the bulletin The processional hymn is then sung and the St Andrew s Choir walks down the aisle and up to their seats at the front of the church The congregation sings the introduction to prayer which is the same song each Sunday so you may notice many people have this memorized The minister then says the Prayer of Approach which is then ended together with the congregation and minister reciting The Lord s Prayer out loud The minister then welcomes everyone The Passing of the Peace follows This means that for a minute or two everyone stands up and shakes hands with those around them and says good morning The next hymn is then started during of which the children and the Sunday School teachers go down to the front pews You may also want to go and sit with your child if they re nervous or if you would like to talk to the teachers The hymn stops and the minister talks to the children and tells them a story The hymn is then finished while the children go upstairs to Sunday School for the rest of the service Parents are asked to go upstairs afterwards to pick up their child children as we would prefer they didn t leave by themselves A scripture reading is then read by both the minister and the congregation taking turns This reading is printed in the bulletin The St Andrew s Choir then sings the anthem The scripture readings for the service are then read usually by someone from the congregation that the minister has asked beforehand Another hymn is then sung by everyone The minister then walks over to the other pulpit and preaches the sermon After the sermon the organist plays while the offering is received At this time the greeters along with some helpers pass a collection plate down the pews and anyone wishing to donate money can put it in an envelope found in the pew and place it in the collection plate This money helps with the upkeep of the church as well as Christian missions Announcements are then read from the St Andrew s Pulse insert as well as any other news The final hymn is then sang by everyone and the minister ends with The Benediction The minister walks up the aisle to the back of the church to shake hands with everyone as they leave Is that it No way At the end of every service everyone is invited to the round room the same door that the Sunday School leaves through at the front of the church for Happy Hour This is a time for refreshments and social gathering The perfect opportunity

    Original URL path: http://www.standrewsbelleville.ca/about_visitors.html (2016-02-13)
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  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Belleville
    of instant communications such as we have today many members of the congregation showed up for the regular service that morning only to find their church in ruins The Third St Andrew s Presbyterian Church On the afternoon of the day the second church was destroyed by fire a meeting including Reverend McLean and church officials was convened Offers of temporary accommodation were made by the Reverend Canon Burke of St Thomas Reverend Robert Wallace of Bridge Street Methodist Mr Power of the Opera House and Robert Bogle of the Business College Mr Bogle s offer was accepted and the congregation moved to its temporary home in the Business College The building committee for the third church building consisted of the Trustees and Thomas Stewart and J L Biggar representing the congregation The active trustees were John Bell Q C James Brown D M Waters Judge Lazier Robert Elliott D R Leavena and R E Lazier Various architects submitted plans and the committee selected as architects Darling Sproat and Pearson Plans and specifications having been completed tenders were called Numerous tenders were submitted The contract for the building was let to Thomas Hanley for 23 000 00 The Globe Furniture Company received the contract for the pews for 1 466 00 The contract for the pulpit was let to Thomas Hanley for 480 00 the heating to William McGie for 650 00 the organ to Warren Co for 2 275 00 The total cost for the building and furnishings was 34 000 00 J L Biggar installed a memorial window for 125 00 and the communion table at a cost of 125 00 The third St Andrew s Church was dedicated on November 17th 1895 The annual congregational meeting held February 3rd 1904 brought the announcement of the resignation of Reverend M W McLean after 30 years as pastor of St Andrew s Regret was expressed at his resignation as he had served the congregation faithfully for so long a period of time At this meeting it was suggested that the Board of Managers be reduced in number as many did not attend the meetings Also it was moved by Dr Farley seconded by W J Campbell the president secretary and treasurer that the Ladies Aid Society be members of the Board of Managers because of all the money they had collected for the church over the years This motion did not carry After Reverend McLean left various ministers filled in as asked until September 13 19 04 when the Reverend R S Laidlaw was inducted He served as minister until 1909 when he left to accept a post in Brandon Manitoba St Andrew s then inducted the Reverend A S Kerr M A who came to the church from Scarborough In 1925 after much controversy the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada voted the whole church into union with the United Church However each congregation was allowed to vote out of the union if they wanted to

    Original URL path: http://www.standrewsbelleville.ca/about_history.html (2016-02-13)
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  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Belleville
    to answer all of your questions and guide you to what s right for you 2 What is Communion Communion the breaking of bread and drinking of wine or grape juice reminds us of Jesus In Communion we are united with Jesus and with each other we are strengthened to go out into the world as a symbol of hope for a troubled age Communion is thanksgiving and a memorial of Christ s life and death At St Andrew s Communion is held Second Sunday in March Second Sunday in June First Sunday in October Second Sunday in December 3 How do I get my child baptized Baptism can occur at any age at St Andrew s It occurs in conjunction with a profession of faith and admission to church membership Believing parents bring their child for Baptism and promise to raise their child to love and serve God The entire congregation promises to support the child Usually the minister pours or sprinkles water on the person s head in Baptism The waters of Baptism symbolize refreshment cleansing new life the death burial and resurrection of Christ Because Baptism is seen as an act of the whole church and a sign of church membership Baptism always happens in the presence of the worshipping congregation To discuss baptism please contact our Minister 4 Can I get married at St Andrew s First of all Congratulations Our best wishes to you and your fiancée For information regarding marriage please contact our Minister She will be able to answer all of your questions 5 Rev Anne Marie Jones constantly gets asked questions about her age and gender Here are a few of these and her replies You look too young to be a minister Christ was younger than me when He began His

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  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Belleville
    the community We want you to join the fun and have the Church as the centre of your family life as well as your spiritual life The family that plays together prays together Come join our family join the celebration of Christ s love for all of us Check out what s Coming Up and some of our past events in our Photo Gallery Sign Up for E News Interested

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