Worship for Sunday December 20, 2020 by ZOOM and YouTube

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

Today we will be broadcasting from the Sanctuary and Rev. John’s home. We remain closed to public worship. Peter is running our broadcast from the Church while Rev. John is at home today.

We are now able to livestream (broadcast) via YouTube each Sunday. You don’t need a link like ZOOM. Just visit our St. Andrew’s Guelph YouTube Channel and select the live service. Thanks to our Tech Team for making this further option available. You can now invite your friends and families to our YouTube channel instead of worrying about ZOOM links.

Prelude – Carols for Christmastide (a medley sung by our choir)

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath – The Angels’ Candle

Carol – “Hope is a star” (#159) (v. 4)

Opening Prayer

Lessons and Carols for Christmastide

Reading: The birth of Jesus is foretold Luke 1:26-38 (NRSV)

Carol: “The angel Gabriel” (Basque traditional)

Reading: The birth of Jesus Luke 2:1-7 (NRSV)

Carol: “Away in a manger” (arr. I. Bevell)

Reading: The shepherds and the angels Luke 2:8-20 (NRSV)

Carol: “Come, behold the King” African Spiritual (are. Frombach/Lantz III)

Reading: Visit of the Magi Matthew 2:1-11 (NRSV)

Carol: “Rejoice and be merry” (English traditional)

Readings: The Word became flesh John 1:1-14 (NRSV)

Carol: “O come all ye faithful” (v. 1,2,5) Adests Fideles

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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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
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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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Prayers of the People

Carol – “See amid the winter’s snow” (v. 1, 2, 5)

Blessing

Postlude – “In Dulci Jubilo” (J.S. Bach)