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:


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:


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


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