Rev. John is on Study Leave

Rev. John will be on Study Leave from Sunday November 1 until Wednesday November 4. He will return to “the office” on Thursday morning for Bible Study.

During this time, he will not be available via phone or email. If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact The Rev. Diane Boyd (her phone number is available from the most recent congregational email blast).

Thursday Morning Bible Study – October 29 by ZOOM

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 23: 1 – 12

Chalmers Christmas Gift Bag Campaign

(Pandemic Version)

We hope you will consider supporting this valuable program, particularly as community members are seeking our support more than ever before.  Each year we hear from CCSC guests how grateful they are to receive this gift and that, for many, it is the ONLY gift they receive. For this reason we ask that you include new, good quality items in their original packages. Please note that there is no need for the items to be gift wrapped. Christmas Gift Bags can be delivered in new, reusable shopping bags. Donors will have to provide their own bags this year.

Given the health and safety considerations of the pandemic, Chalmers is adjusting how they do things, in order to ensure our volunteers, guests and donors can be giving and receiving as safely as possible. As a result, the contents of the bags have changed slightly this year. Please do not deviate from this list so that we can ensure that all guests are treated equally.

Regular size shampoo (not conditioner)
Single toothbrush in its packaging 
Toothpaste and/or dental floss
Shower gel, body wash, or soap
Boxed candy or boxed chocolate (not homemade and not Halloween candy)
Small jar of instant coffee, box of tea bags, or tin/box of hot chocolate (no coffee pods)


If shopping for a Christmas bag in 2020 is not something you can do this year, please consider donating financially via St. Andrew’s to the Campaign. With your financial contribution, Chalmers will purchase items to fill a Christmas bag on your behalf. Be sure that your donation is clearly designated to the Chalmers Christmas Gift Bag Campaign.

This year’s final delivery date to Chalmers Downtown is Tuesday December 1st.

Deliveries can be made to Chalmers Downtown (41 Macdonell Street) on 
a) Tuesdays in October and November and December 1st between 10 am and 11 am, or 
b) Thursday November 19th from 6-8 pm or 
c) Thursday November 26th from 6-8 pm.

If you deliver to Chalmers directly, please make sure your donation is credited to St. Andrew’s.  If you cannot deliver to Chalmers, contact Rhonda at rhondawright102[at]yahoo[dot]com to arrange a pick-up.  


Yours in Christ,


The Mission and Outreach Coordinating Committee (MOCC)

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday October 25, 2020

Order of Service – Sunday October 25, 2020 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John, Fred, and our Tech Team are present this morning along with the members of the Bell Choir.

Prelude – Voluntary for St. Crispin’s Day (arr. K. Meek)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “O splendour of God’s glory bright” (v. 1, 2 & 5)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 22: 34 – 46 (NRSV)

Sermon: “Your Neighbour”

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.

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.

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

MOCC reminds the congregation to consider the Chalmers Christmas Gift Bag Campaign. More information can be found here: http://standrewsguelph.com/2020/10/23/chalmers-christmas-gift-bag-campaign/

Special Musical Interlude – “Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love” (Bells of St. Andrew’s) (arr. F.E.W. Gingrich)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “How firm a foundation” (v. 1, 2 & 5)

Benediction

Postlude – “Foundation” (Handbells and Organ) (arr. F.E.W. Gingrich)

Today’s Choir Members:

Soprano: Muriel Clemmer, Carol Hawken

Alto:  Christine Cousins,  Sharon Duff

Tenor:  Mark Garlough,  Lenny Muth

Bass:   Rick McRonald,  Henry Muth

Thursday Morning Bible Study – October 22 by ZOOM

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 22: 34 – 46

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday October 18, 2020

Order of Service – Sunday October 18, 2020 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John, Fred, and our Tech Team are present this morning along with our musical guest, Isaac Muth and Catharine Johnston reading Scripture.

Prelude – Meditation on tune: ‘O Waly, Waly’ (violin: Isaac Muth)

Introit – “God reveal your presence”  (arr. J. Neander)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” (v. 1 – 3, 5)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 22: 15 – 22 (NRSV)

Sermon: “The Coin Toss”

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.

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.

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

If you’d like to support TODAY’s Ecumenical Campus Ministry’s Pilgrimage Day, here’s the link to do so:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-university-of-guelph-ecumenical-campus-ministry/campaign/ecm-pilgrimage-day/

Special Musical Interlude – “Adagio” (Sonata #1 in g) (J.S. Bach) (Violin: Isaac Muth)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer”

Benediction

Postlude – “Cwm Rhondda” (arr. P. Manz)

Thursday Morning Bible Study – October 15

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 22: 15 – 22

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday October 11, 2020 (Thanksgiving Sunday)

Order of Service – Sunday October 11, 2020 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Only Rev. John, Fred, and our Tech Team are present this morning.

Today, we are celebrating Thanksgiving Sunday. Fred, our Director of Music, will be sharing an organ solo entitled “Variations on ‘Old 100th'”. He explains that it is a reflection on the Doxology for Thanksgiving: “Praise God from Whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Him above ye heavenly host, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.”

Prelude – Hymns of Thanksgiving (arr. A. Whitworth)

Introit – “For the beauty of the earth” (Plainsong)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Come, ye thankful people, come” (v. 1, 2, & 4)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 22: 1 – 14 (NRSV)

Sermon: “A Wedding Robe”

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.

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

If you’d like to support the Ecumenical Campus Ministry’s Pilgrimage Day, here’s the link to do so:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-university-of-guelph-ecumenical-campus-ministry/campaign/ecm-pilgrimage-day/

Special Musical Interlude – “Variations on ‘Old 100th'” (arr. D. Bedard)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Now thank we all our God”

Benediction

Postlude – “Now thank we all our God” (from Cantata #79)

Thursday Morning Bible Study – October 8

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 22: 1 – 14

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday October 4 (Worldwide Communion Sunday)

Order of Service – Sunday October 4, 2020 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Only Rev. John, Fred, and our Tech Team are present this morning.

Today, we are celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Before the service begins, you are encouraged to have at the ready a bread and beverage like substance (no judgement) so that you can share in this joyous meal that our LORD provides. The ordinary becomes holy in this meal we share together virtually.

Prelude – Chorale Prelude on “Rhosymedre” (arr. R. Vaughan Williams)

Introit – “O Taste and See” (F.E.W. Gingrich)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Hail, our once-rejected Jesus”

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 21: 33 – 46 (NRSV)

Sermon: “Those Wretches”

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.

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) – TODAY

Thank you for your generous support of our Run participants this year. We hope to share some pictures through the week and next Sunday. St. Andrew’s Guelph and Knox Guelph will join together again next year as “Presbyterians on the Run”!

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “To God be the Glory” (original text)

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

This part of the service will include responses. They will appear on the screen. Our Communion music comes from “Exultate – A Liturgical Suite”.

Hymn – “Bread of the World”

Sung “Gloria

Benediction

Postlude – “Go, it is the dismissal” (Exultate – A Liturgical Suite) (C. Phillips)