Order of Service – Sunday June 28, 2020 @ 10:30AM
As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you listen to this classic hymn as a way of preparing for worship this morning. It was shared by Thelma Roswell.
St. Andrew’s Territorial Acknowledgement
As we gather, we acknowledge that Indigenous people were here long before us who cared for this land and called it home. This territory has a rich history and was, and is to this day, considered sacred by many First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. We have a responsibility to care for this land as their ancestors did and to continue to strengthen our relationships with our Indigenous neighbours.
Call to Worship
Special Musical Interlude
Scripture Reading – James 2: 1 – 4 (The Message)
Sermon – “Change Starts Now”: A ZOOMerview with Marva Wisdom
By way of introduction, here’s Marva’s Bio:
And here’s a link to The Black Experience Project that Marva was the director of: https://www.theblackexperienceproject.ca/
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
The month of June is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! For the entire month of June, every single dollar donated to a Canadian nonprofit or charity through Canada Helps will buy that nonprofit one entry in a contest to win a $20,000.00 grand prize. If you’ve been waiting for the ‘right time’ to donate ONLINE, that time is now! Every donation is a WIN for these organizations… including St. Andrew’s and our Mission Partners. Thanks for your continued generosity! Let’s accept the challenge and make a difference in our community and world.
Donate to St. Andrew’s via Canada Helps here:
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:
The Guelph Black Heritage Society has launched the “Freedom Project” which promotes universal accessibility to Heritage Hall and will enable all people to attend events at the building. The Heritage Hall “Freedom Project” will help GBHS fulfill its mandate to be community centered, promote inclusiveness and be respectful of all Canadians: past, present and future.
Today as we reflect on the issues of systemic racism, we can be a part of the Change that Starts NOW. Please consider a donation, if you are able, to the Guelph Black Heritage Society. To learn more about the work of the GBHS and to donate, follow this link: https://www.guelphblackheritage.ca/donations/
Prayers of the People
After worship this morning, I’d invite you to reflect on these songs.