Ascension Sunday – May 24, 2020 by ZOOM

Order of Service – Sunday May 24, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you to watch this Ascension Sunday classic.

“Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun” by First Plymouth Lincoln Nebraska

Scripture Reading – Lamentations 4: 1 – 6 & 5: 17 – 22

St. Andrew’s COVID Lament: A Communal Creative Writing Project

Sermon – “Plea from an Occupied Land” by The Rev. John Borthwick

Offering – You can still mail cheques to:

St. Andrew’s Guelph, 161 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON N1H 4J8

Or you can donate to St. Andrew’s through CanadaHelps:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/128975471RR0001-st-andrews-presbyterian-church/

You are also invited to sign up for Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR). Instead of using offering envelopes or giving online, you can set up a regular donation through your financial institution. To learn more, click here.

If you’d like to make a donation to Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D) you can do so here:

https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=2034&AID=2463

And if you are looking for assistance or want to help, check out this community based website for more information (now archived):

www.guelphcoronavirus.ca

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to watch these clips. The first is a bit of an investment – the Polish composer Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 is supposedly inspired in part by Lamentations. And the second is something a little more uplifting for Ascension Sunday… the hymn “Crown Him With Many Crowns” from an interesting venue!

Gorecki – Symphony No. 3
“Crown Him With Many Crowns” from Westminster Abbey
on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation