Thursday Morning Bible Study – October 1

We gather by ZOOM each Thursday at 10AM to discuss the Scripture reading for the Sunday coming… and often, many other things of a spiritual flavour. Join us. If you’d like to receive the link, please email revjohn[at]standrewsguelph[dot]com. Or subscribe to our regular emails below.

This week’s text is: Matthew 21: 33 – 46

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday September 27, 2020 (Presbyterians Sharing Sunday)

Order of Service – Sunday September 27, 2020 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Only Rev. John, Fred, our Tech Team, and our trainee Screeners will be in the Sanctuary.

Prelude – Chorale Prelude on “Slane” arr. G. Young

Call to Worship

Hymn – “What a friend we have in Jesus” (v. 1 )

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 21: 23 – 32 (NRSV)

Sermon: “I Will Not”

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

Donate to St. Andrew’s via Canada Helps here:

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.

Presbyterians Sharing is how we support our denomination as a whole. Your gifts the variety of missions and ministries that The Presbyterian Church in Canada supports throughout Canada. It also ensures that we are well resources by our National Office staff. St. Andrew’s has committed to $30,000 for 2020 (a commitment we have made for several years now which exceeds what the Presbytery requests of us). Your generosity is exemplary. To date, St. Andrew’s has received approximately $12,000. We know that there is still time to meet our goal.

If you are able, the MOCC would encourage you to consider donating to Presbyterians Sharing. You can do so here: https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=2034&AID=2428
(Make sure that you indicate that you are from St. Andrew’s Guelph on the online form in order for it to count towards our commitment)

Or you can make a donation directly to Presbyterians Sharing through St. Andrew’s Guelph. Please mark your donation: Presbyterians Sharing.

We are making a difference TOGETHER.

Here’s a video celebrating the work and witness of Presbyterians Sharing.

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

CIBC Run for the Cure 2020 (Virtual) – October 4, 2020

We are encouraging our members and friends to support the RUN this year individually. If you are interested in supporting this year’s Run for the Cure, you can register here:

https://support.cancer.ca/site/TR/RunfortheCure/RFTC_NW_odd_?fr_id=27270&pg=entry&s_locale=en_CA

St. Andrew’s Guelph and Knox Guelph will join together again next year as “Presbyterians on the Run”!

Special Musical Interlude – Variations on “God is so good” (Bells of St. Andrew’s) arr. F.E.W. Gingrich

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Go now in peace” (v. 1 & 2) (Handbells & Organ)

Benediction

Postlude – Prelude in Classic Style (arr. G. Young)

Thursday Morning Bible Study – September 24, 2020 at 10:30AM

This week’s Scripture Reading is: Matthew 21: 23 – 32.

Check the “Tuesday This Week” Chimp for sign in details.

If you’d like to join us on Thursday Morning and would like to have the details too, please email Rev. John at revjohn[at]standrewsguelph[dot]com. Or subscribe below to get our regular “Chimps” (congregational emails).

Worship by ZOOM – September 20, 2020 (Bless Our Schools Sunday)

Order of Service – Sunday September 20, 2020 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Only Rev. John, Fred, our Tech Team, our trainee Screeners, and our guest today will be in the Sanctuary.

We welcome Andrew Hyde from the Ecumenical Campus Ministry at the University of Guelph as our pulpit guest this morning as we celebrate Bless Our Schools Sunday sponsored by Moms in Prayer International and our Mission and Outreach Coordinating Committee (MOCC). Today’s service was supposed to be different as it was being planned by MOCC and was to include various participants from the Committee. Due to COVID, Rev. John will lead the service and Andrew Hyde will share the message. Welcome Andrew!

Prelude – Chorale Prelude on “Lobe den Herren” arr. J. Walther

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (v. 1 & 4)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Romans 11:33 – 12:2 & Matthew 20: 1-16 (NRSV)

Sermon: “Renew Our Minds” (Andrew Hyde)

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

Donate to St. Andrew’s via Canada Helps here:

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

CIBC Run for the Cure 2020 (Virtual) – October 4, 2020

We are encouraging our members and friends to support the RUN this year individually. If you are interested in supporting this year’s Run for the Cure, you can register here:

https://support.cancer.ca/site/TR/RunfortheCure/RFTC_NW_odd_?fr_id=27270&pg=entry&s_locale=en_CA

St. Andrew’s Guelph and Knox Guelph will join together again next year as “Presbyterians on the Run”!

Supporting the Ecumenical Campus Ministry at UofG, to set up a one-time or monthly, tax-deductible donation to ECM’s ministry at UofG, go to https://www.ecmguelph.org/donate.

Special Musical Interlude – “Amazing Grace” (arr. D. Hastad)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Lord dismiss us with your blessing” (v. 1)

Benediction

Postlude – Recessional on “Lobe den Herren” (arr. P. Manz)

Thursday Morning Bible Study – September 17

We are delighted to get together by ZOOM for our Thursday Morning Bible Study again. We will start this week with the crowd favourite: Ask Rev. John Anything. Check the “Tuesday This Week” Chimp for sign in details.

If you’d like to join us on Thursday Morning and would like to have the details too, please email Rev. John at revjohn[at]standrewsguelph[dot]com. Or subscribe below to get our regular “Chimps” (congregational emails).

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday September 13, 2020

Order of Service – Sunday September 13, 2020 @ 10:30AM

We are delighted to be back in our sanctuary this morning. We will be livestreaming from the sanctuary every week going forward by ZOOM . Our gratitude to Peter Devries for his leadership and dedication in getting things ready to effectively broadcast. And to our Tech Team members who are assisting us this morning. We will be experimenting with this setup for the next few weeks in anticipation and hope that we can invite members of the congregation who are interested to in-person worship. We will continue to broadcast via ZOOM even when we are able to have a live audience. Our community may be apart due to COVID but we will endeavour to keep our worshiping community TOGETHER through the gift of technology.

We are further delighted to welcome back our Music Director, Fred Gingrich. Fred will be providing several instrumental pieces for our worship services. In due course, it is hoped that we will be able to have recordings of our Choir too. And Fred is working on adding members of the Bell Choir occasionally. We certainly have missed Fred over these last several months and welcome him back today!

Prelude – Prelude in G (J.S. Bach)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Joyful, Joyful” (v. 1 & 4)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 18: 21 – 35 (NRSV)

Sermon: “Let’s Start with Forgiveness”

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

Donate to St. Andrew’s via Canada Helps here:

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

CIBC Run for the Cure 2020 (Virtual) – October 4, 2020

We are encouraging our members and friends to support the RUN this year individually. If you are interested in supporting this year’s Run for the Cure, you can register here:

https://support.cancer.ca/site/TR/RunfortheCure/RFTC_NW_odd_?fr_id=27270&pg=entry&s_locale=en_CA

St. Andrew’s Guelph and Knox Guelph will join together again next year as “Presbyterians on the Run”!

Special Musical Interlude – “Fairest Lord Jesus” (arr. F. Swann)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

Benediction

Postlude – Fugue in G (J.S. Bach)

NOT Open Yet to In-Person Worship

Just a friendly reminder that we are not open to In-Person Worship attendance yet. Starting this Sunday (September 13), we will be broadcasting live from the Sanctuary. The only persons in attendance (following all protocols) will be Rev. John, Fred (our music director), our Tech Team, and a few “Screener” trainees. We are hopeful that in the coming weeks that we will be able to invite those who are interested to join us in-person. Let’s work out the wrinkles with our new technology and venue before we do so though. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Yours in Christ’s Service,

Rev. John Borthwick, Minister