We are now posting the service in YouTube only, but we will provide a link on Facebook to take you to the YouTube broadcast. Go directly to this Sunday’s service by clicking on this link: 2020 Online Worship Playlist
After 16 weeks of online -virtual worship, the NS Department of Health has issued new gathering guidelines that permit 50% capacity to a maximum of 200 people, with physical distancing. We’ll be preparing in the coming week to welcome you back to the sanctuary for in person worship. There will be some very specific instructions about how our gathering will proceed; many things will look different from the ‘usual’, but we will be very releived to be able to see one another in person.
We hope you will continue to support the church financially during this time, through PAR, envelope givings by mail, or www.standrewshfxdonations.ca
You can join today’s service at one of the following links:
Giving to St. Andrew’s
Your financial support for the ministry of the St. Andrew’s congregation remains vital through these challenging times. You can mail offering envelopes to the church office, 6036 Coburg Road, Halifax, B3H 1Y9. Mail will be received and cheques will be deposited to the bank.
You can also make offerings and other contributions (Benevolent Fund, etc) via online donation. Visit StAndrewsHfxDonation.ca You will be directed to our Canada Helps page. A tax receipt will be auto-generated and immediately sent to you by email
During Covid19 we are streaming worship via Facebook and YouTube. We release these videos for playback at 10:30 am ADT on Sunday mornings.
You will find our past virtual worship releases here:
Facebook: St. Andrew’s Facebook Videos
YouTube: 2020 Online Worship Youtube Playlist
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You can also Like us on Facebook to have our posts come through your feed. www.facebook.com/saintandrewshfx
Russ and Susan are available for pastoral care and conversation by phone or email. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch:
Russ 902-240-1789 email@example.com
Susan 902-499-0944 firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee and treats are available at the back of the church before and during the service. The atmosphere is very informal, and we hope welcoming. Many people enjoy catching up on the past week with one another in this time before church begins. There is an open space with activities provided for kids and families so everyone can enjoy time in church together. After welcome and sharing information about the upcoming activities, we begin worship with a period of Meditation with Music. Our Minister of Music, Kevin Parks, improvises on themes that reflect the main idea of worship for the day. We sing, pray, listen and contemplate together. You can hear sermon reflections by our lead Minister Russ Daye and Associate Minister Susan Chisholm by clicking HERE. to listen to sermon/reflections. There’s much excitement these days as over the summer of 2018 we replaced the sanctuary floor and acquired comfortable flexible seating. The space is now very open and bright and adaptable to so many potential set up designs.
Our music is as diverse as those who attend worship on Sundays. We sing traditional and contemporary hymns and songs, we have an excellent choir and make use of an impressive organ. We also have many individual music talents in our midst who form a band to offer music from the wider culture. It is not unusual to hear Leonard Cohen, Cockburn, Springsteen, Mary Chapin Carpenter or even Bowie or Prince as part of our worship. Click HERE to learn about music in worship.