September 18, 2016
St. Andrew’s Stewardship Committee led the worship service this morning, using resources about Presbyterians Sharing written by the Rev. Tom Billard. Patti Polowick and Gerry Kraay presented the sermon. You can find these resources on the website of The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
Introduction to Presbyterians Sharing Sunday:
Today we celebrate the mission and ministry we do together through Presbyterians Sharing. Together, as Presbyterians across Canada, we proclaim the good news of the gospel in Canada and around the world. Together we help develop innovative ministries for children and youth. We equip leaders – lay and clergy – to do effective ministry. We support, encourage and enrich congregations in the areas of worship, evangelism, mission, Christian education, stewardship, planned giving, leadership, and congregational development and renewal. We work with international mission partners to share the hope and grace of God. We send mission staff, short term volunteers and grants to support and accompany these partners in leadership development, Bible translation, Christian education, theological education, and evangelism. We support new church development and help congregations renew and grow their ministries. By supporting Presbyterians Sharing, we are participating in the life-giving mission of God.