Worship by ZOOM – Sunday November 8, 2020 (Remembrance Sunday)

Order of Service – Sunday November 8, 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 for our special service of Remembrance.

Prelude – “Invocation” (D. Bedard)

Introit – Psalm 23 (arr. F.E.W. Gingrich)

*Remembrance Sunday Liturgy

One: On this day of Remembrance, O God, we give thanks:

All:   For peacekeepers and pacifists; for those who served on the front lines, and those who protest and march; for those who volunteered and those who waited anxiously at home; for those who hoped that things would get better, and those who could not stand by and wait.

One: We give thanks for those who believed that the world could be a better place.

All:   We remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, trusting that others could and would carry the torch.

One: We give thanks for those who were once enemies who have become friends and allies.

All:   We will remember.

“In Flanders Fields” written by Lt. Col. John McCrae

         In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow

         between the crosses, row on row,

         that mark our place; and in the sky

         the larks, still bravely singing, fly

         scarce heard amid the guns below.

         We are the dead.  Short days ago

         we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

         loved, and were loved, and now we lie

in Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;

to you from failing hands we throw

the torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

we shall not sleep, though poppies grow

in Flanders Fields.

*The Last Post

*Two Minutes of Silence

*Rouse (Reveille)

*The Piper’s Lament – “Dark Island”

*Prayer

One: Let us pray.

Loving God, we remember those who have given their lives for peace.

All:   O God, giver of peace, hear our prayers.

One: We honour those who seek peace by non-violent means rather than through more destruction.

All:   O God, giver of peace, hear our prayers.

One: We remember the scars, physical and emotional, left upon those who have directly experienced the violence of human and against human.

All:   O God, giver of peace, hear our prayers.

One: We remember people everywhere who struggle for freedom and dignity.

All:   O God, giver of peace, hear our prayers.

One: Remind us again, O God, of your call to love God and love neighbour.

All:   Let us love our neighbours in our actions as well as our words.  AMEN.

*Royal Anthem

God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen,
God save The Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save The Queen.

*O Canada

         O Canada!  Our home and native land!

              True patriot love in all of us command.

         With glowing hearts we see thee rise,

              The true north, strong and free.

         From far and wide O Canada,

              We stand on guard for thee.

         God keep our land glorious and free,

              O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.         

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Call to Worship

Hymn – “O God our help in ages past”

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 25: 1 – 13 (NRSV)

Sermon: “Jesus is Coming… Look Busy”

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:

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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:

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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/

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “All my hope on God is founded” (v. 1, 2 & 5)

Benediction

Postlude – “Eventide” (Bagpipe 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

Piper: Henry Muth

Trumpeter: Christina Kuepfer