St Andrews Advent Letter 2020  (click to open)

 

St Andrew’s reopened on September 6th, just for Sunday Worship. Please read the two files below:

St Andrews Newsletter – Re-opening Instructions   (click to open)

St Andrew’s COVID Questionnaire   (click to open)

For “on-line” Worship Services, please see below:

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sermon: “From ‘Why?’ To Waiting In Hope” (Isaiah 64:1-9)

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Music Links:

Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel

Come thou long-expected Jesus – Northland Church

Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending – The Stairwell Carollers

Advent 1 Preparation: Star of Wonder

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, November 22, 2020

Sermon: “The King Is Coming!” (Matt 25:31-46)

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Music Links: 

Crown Him With Many Crowns – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Jesus Shall Reign Where’er The Sun – First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

Rejoice The Lord is King – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Bonus Songs:

All Hail The Power of Jesus NameFirst Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

That’s My King!

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, November 15, 2020

Sermon: “A Generous Master and the Fearful Servant” (Matt 25:14-30)

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Music Links: 

Ye Servants of God  – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind – BBC’s Songs of Praise

God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending – First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

Bonus Song: Love Divine All Loves Excelling  – BBC’s Songs of Praise

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, November 8, 2020 – Remembrance Sunday

Sermon: “Waiting, Trusting, and Living in Hope” (1 Thess 4:13-18)

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Music Links: 

O God, Our Help In Ages Past  – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace – BBC’s Songs of Praise

My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less – First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, November 1, 2020

Sermon: “Be Prepared!” (Matt 25:1-12)

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Music Links: 

For All The Saints – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Fight the Good Fight – First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

Oh For A Thousand Tongues To Sing – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Bonus Song: Give Me Oil In My LampNathan Jess

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, October 25, 2020

Sermon: “Give to God What is God’s” (Matt 22:15-22, 34-40)

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Music Links: 

The Church’s One Foundation – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Fight the Good FightFirst Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

O Jesus, I Have Promised – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Bonus Song: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore YouTommy Walker Ministries

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, October 18, 2020 – Guest Speaker: Rev. Shirley Murdock

Music Links: 

Praise Him, Praise Him – Loma Linda University Church

God Will Take Care of You – Fountainview Academy

Let All Things Now Living – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Great Is Thy Faithfulness – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Bonus Song: Let All Things Now LivingFirst Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, October 11, 2020 – Thanksgiving Sunday

Sermon: “Live a Life Worthy of God’s Grace” (Matt 22:1-14)

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Music Links:

Come, Ye Thankful People Come – BBC’s Songs of Praise

For The Fruits Of All Creation – First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

For The Beauty Of The Earth – The Worship Network

Now Thank We All Our God – BBC’s Songs of Praise

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sermon: “Risky Faith that Trusts and Acts” (Matt 14:22-33)

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Music Links:

Eternal Father Strong to Save – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Give to the Winds Thy Fears – First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

He Will Hold Me Fast – Shane & Shane

Great is Thy Faithfulness – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Bonus Song: Jesus Calls Us! – BBC’s Songs of Praise

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, August 23, 2020

Sermon: “God’s Compassion and Lavish Provision” (Matt 14:13-21)

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Music Links:

Praise My Soul the King of Heaven – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Break Thou The Bread of Life – Fountainview Academy

The Goodness of Jesus  – CityAlight

Lord of All Hopefulness – BBC’s Songs of Praise

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sermon: “Why Doesn’t God Do Something?” (Matt 13:24-30, 36-43)

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Music Links:

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come – First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

Shepherd  – CityAlight

Is He Worthy? – Andrew Peterson

Oh Worship The King, All Glorious Above – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Bonus Song: Is He Worthy? – Shane & Shane

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sermon: “Listen, Understand, Grow, and Persevere” (Matt 13:1-9, 18-23)

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Music Links:

We Plough the Fields and Scatter – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Knowing You – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Take My Life – Norton Hall Band

We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations – First Methodist Houston

Bonus Song: Thy Word is a Light to my Feet – Amy Grant

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, July 5, 2020

Sermon: “Do We ‘Get It’ Yet?” (Matt 11:16-19, 25-30; 12:15-21)

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Music Links:

When Morning Gilds the Skies – First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

Fairest Lord Jesus – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Jesus, Strong and Kind  – CityAlight

How Great Thou Art – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Bonus Song: Hope Has a NameOne & All Worship

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sermon: “It’s OK to Doubt; It’s Better to Hope” (Matt 10:16-20; 11:1-15)

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Music Links:

All Things Bright and Beautiful – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Shane & Shane

All My Hope on God is Founded – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Hymn: God of Love, Let Heaven Adore Him – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Bonus Song: God of Love, Let Heaven Adore Him – BBC’s Songs of Praise

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, June 21, 2020, Father’s Day

Sermon: “Jesus: A Chip Off the Old Block” (John 5:16-23; 14:8-11)

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Music Links:

Great is Thy Faithfulness – BBC’s Songs of Praise

This is My Father’s World – Wheaton Academy Concert Choir

Faith of Our Fathers – Fountainview Academy

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Bonus Song: Faith of Our Fathers – Nashville Notes

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, June 14, 2020, Anniversary Sunday

Sermon: “Commissioned by Christ” (Matt 9:35-38; 10:5-15)

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Music Links:

Thy Hand, O God, has guided – BBC’s Songs of Praise

I, The Lord of Sea and Sky – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Freely, Freely – TheNCrew

Our God is For Us – CityAlight

Guide me, O Thy Great Redeemer – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Bonus Song: Pass It OnTheNCrew  This is another “campfire” song written by Kurt Kaiser (1969) and was popular in the 1970’s – 50 years ago: wow, that takes me back! This song also goes well with the theme today.

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, June 7, 2020, Trinity Sunday

Sermon: “The Supremacy of Christ” (Col 1:15-20; 2:6-10)

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Music Links:

Holy, Holy, Holy – First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

This I Believe (The Creed) – Hill Song

All Creatures of Our God and King – Norton Hall Band

O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise – BBC’s Songs of Praise

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, May 31, 2020, Pentecost Sunday

Sermon: “God’s Spirit is Given Lavishly to His People” (Acts 2:1-21 )

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Music Links:

Come Down O Love Divine – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Breathe on me Breath of God – Snowmass Chapel

Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God – Keith & Kristyn Getty

Shine, Jesus, Shine – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Bonus Song: Breathe on me Breath of God – BBC’s Songs of Praise

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, May 24, 2020, Ascension Sunday (with Holy Communion)

Sermon: “Our Sufferings Do Not Escape God’s Notice” (1 Peter  4:12-14; 5:6-11 )

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Music Links:

Rejoice, The Lord Is King – Mountain Brook Baptist Church

Jesus Shall Reign Where’er The Sun – First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

Fight the Good Fight – First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

Ancient Words – Northland Church

At the Name of Jesus – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Bonus Song: Rejoice, The Lord Is King – BBC’s Songs of Praise

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sermon: “Turn Away From Evil, Do Good; Seek Peace and Follow After It” (1 Peter 3:8-16)

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Music Links:

Praise My Soul the King of Heaven – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind – BBC’s Songs of Praise

He Leadeth Me – Fountainview Academy

Love Divine All Loves Excelling – The Sanctuary Choir, The Cathedral Choir of Young Men and Boys, The Cecilian Carolers 

Bonus Song: Love Divine All Loves Excelling from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, May 10, 2020

Sermon: “Living Stones” (1 Peter 2:2-20)

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Music Links:

The Church’s One Foundation – Duke Chapel

You that know the Lord is gracious – BBC’s Songs of Praise

10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman

Christ is Made the Sure Foundation – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Benediction – UK Blessing

Bonus Song: 10,000 Reasons (with Matt Redman – songwriter) from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, May 3, 2020

Sermon: “As Slaves of God, Live as Free People” (1 Peter 2:11-25)

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Music Links:

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God – Virtual Choir

Psalm 23 – Heritage Church Children’s Choir

Yet Not I, But Christ in Me – CityAlight

To God Be The Glory – BBC’s Songs of Praise

Bonus Song: Zach Williams – No Longer Slaves

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sermon: “New Life, New Lifestyle” (1 Peter 1:3-9, 13-23)

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Music Links:

Christ is Alive – Forest Lake Church

Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord  – First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less – Norton Hall Band

And Can It Be – BBC’s Songs of Praise

 

An On-line “Service” for  Sunday, April 19, 2020

Sermon: “The  Risen Jesus Encounters Thomas” (John 20:19-31)

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Music Links:

The Strife is O’er – Kings College Choir, Cambridge, UK

The Lord’s Prayer – Andrea Bocelli  

Lord Of The Dance – First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

Jesus is Alive – CityAlight

Crown Him With Many Crowns – BBC’s Songs of Praise

 

An On-line “Service” for Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020

Sermon: “The Resurrection: What Happened and What Does it all Mean?”

(Matthew 28:1-10, 16-20)

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Music Links:

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today – Kings College Choir, Cambridge, UK

In Christ Alone – Celtic Worship

Hail The Day That Sees Him Rise – First Methodist Houston

Thine Be The Glory – BBC’s Songs of Praise

 

An On-line “Service” for Good Friday, April 10, 2020, with

“The Reflections on Good Friday from the Perspective of Matthew” (Matthew 27:33-54 and Psalm 22)

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Music Links:

With grateful thanks to BBC’s Songs of Praise

O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded – William Rennekamp

What Wondrous Love is This – Chelsea Moon with the Franz Brothers

 

Readings For Holy Week   

                      An Addition to the Commandments!

Holy Week Old Testament Psalm New Testament Gospel
Monday Isaiah 42:1-9 36:5-11 Hebrews 9:11-15 John 12:1-11
Tuesday Isaiah 49:1-7 71:1-14 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 John 12:20-36
Wednesday Isaiah 50:4-9a 70 Hebrews 12:1-3 John 13:21-32
Maundy Thursday Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 116:1-2, 12-19 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Good Friday Isaiah 52:13-53:12 22 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1-19:42
Holy Saturday Job 14:1-14 31:1-4, 15-16 1 Peter 4:1-8 John 19:38-42

An “On-line “Service” for Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

Sermon: “The Faithfulness of Jesus The Messiah” (Matthew 21:1-11)

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Music Links:

With grateful thanks to BBC’s Songs of Praise

First Plymouth Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

An “On-line “Service” for March 29, 2020; Sermon: “In Whom Do We Put Our Trust?” (John 11:1-45)

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Music Links:

Be Thou My Vision – Nathan Pacheco

Because He Lives (Amen) – West Coast Choir

I Am the Bread of Life – The Notre Dame Folk Choir

You Raise Me Up – Selah

Video Edited By: Spencer Hawkins (spencerhawkins15@gmail.com)

 

A Sermon for March 22, 2020: “Asking the Wrong Question” (John 9:1-5)

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