Worship Service for September 19, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday September 19, 2021 @ 10:30AM

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

Join us on our St. Andrew’s Guelph YouTube Channel and select the live service, and remember to invite your friends and families. You can also join us via Zoom by following the link in your Friday or Sunday morning email. If you’d like to begin receiving our weekly emails you can sign up here.


Chorale Prelude – Pastorale on ” Darwall ” (arr. J. Vandertuin)

Introit – Psalm 113: 1 – 3 ” An Acclamation to Praise ” (F.E.W. Gingrich)

Call to Worship

Hymn –  #321   ” Praise to the Lord the Almighty “

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Ezra 3: 10 – 13 (CEB)

Sermon: “Returning to Exile”

Hymn – # 202    ” We lay our broken world in sorrow at your feet ” 

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

Click Here to 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.

If you are able, the MOCC would encourage you to consider donating to Presbyterians Sharing. You can do soy clicking here. (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 by clicking here.

This Fall we are encouraging our members to join the VIRTUAL Run for the Cure. Similar to last year, we are inviting interested individuals to sign up on their own and participate. Let Rev. John know if you have signed up and we will encourage the congregation to sponsor you too.

Click Here to sign up yourself

Click Here to Sponsor Rev. John 

Click Here to Sponsor Mary Visser Kerr 


Ordination of Elders-Elect – Rick McRonald, Virginia Gillham, Craig Clack, Rhonda Wright, Dallas Green

Anthem – “Sing to the Lord with a joyful sound”         J. Gallina

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #587  ” Called as partners in Christ’s service “

Blessing

Postlude – Toccata on ” Darwall ” (arr. J. Enns)

Worship Service for September 12, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday September 12, 2021 @ 10:30AM

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

Join us on our St. Andrew’s Guelph YouTube Channel and select the live service, and remember to invite your friends and families. You can also join us via Zoom by following the link in your Friday or Sunday morning email. If you’d like to begin receiving our weekly emails you can sign up here.


Chorale Prelude – ” Holy Manna ” (arr. D. Hustad)

Call to Worship

Hymn –  #27  “As the deer”

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 4: 1 – 2, 5 – 6 (CEB)

Sermon: “We Don’t Get Discouraged”

Hymn – #590  “We have this ministry”

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

Click Here to 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.

If you are able, the MOCC would encourage you to consider donating to Presbyterians Sharing. You can do soy clicking here. (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 by clicking here.

This Fall we are encouraging our members to join the VIRTUAL Run for the Cure. Similar to last year, we are inviting interested individuals to sign up on their own and participate. Let Rev. John know if you have signed up and we will encourage the congregation to sponsor you too.

Click Here to sign up yourself

Click Here to Sponsor Rev. John 


Offertory – “My Jesus I love Thee” (D. Hustad)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #680  “Christ of all my hopes the ground”

Blessing

Postlude – Recessional on “Nun Danket” (arr. D. Hustad)

Worship Service for August 15, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday August 15, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John is back and will be preaching from home this morning. Fred, and our Tech Team are present this morning.

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 – “St. Thomas” (arr. M. Corl)

Call to Worship

Hymn – #411 ” Stand up and bless the Lord ”  (vs. 1,2,5)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 2: 10 – 12, 3: 3 – 14 (CEB)

Sermon: “Preoccupation”

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

Offertory – Fughetta on ” All things bright and beautiful ” (arr. J. Vandertuin)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – 685 “How Firm a Foundation ”

Blessing

Postlude – “How Firm a Foundation” H. DeCou

Worship Service for August 8, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday August 8, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John is back and will be preaching from home this morning. Fred, and our Tech Team are present this morning.

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 – ” Adoration ” (arr. L. Leatherman)

Call to Worship

Hymn – #58 ” To render thanks unto the Lord ” (vs. 1,4)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: John 6: 35, 41 – 51 (CEB)

Sermon: “Sustained”

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

Offertory – ” Slane ” (arr. H. Hopson)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #666 ” Living God your joyful Spirit ”  (vs. 1,4)

Blessing

Postlude – “Fanfare on an original theme ” (G. Martin)

Cantor: Muriel Clemmer

Worship Service for August 1, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday August 1, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John will be away this morning. We are grateful to have Peter Devries as our Tech Lead this morning. Please welcome the Rev. Alex MacLeod as our service leader this morning.


Rev. Alex MacLeod serves as Minister of Kortright Presbyterian Church here in Guelph. He is originally from Toronto, but has also lived in Vancouver, Beijing (PRC), and Bangkok (Thailand). He studied history and philosophy at the University of Toronto and theology at Regent College (UBC) before going on to receive his M.Div. from Knox College. He pursued advance degree studies in the history of Christianity at the doctoral level at Emmanuel College (Toronto School of Theology). Prior to moving to Guelph a decade ago, Alex worked at Knox Church in downtown Toronto as Associate Minister for Small Groups & Leadership Development. He has taught Modern Church History at Tyndale University College & Seminary and used to write regularly for the Presbyterian Record. Alex is married to Judith and they have 3 children: Chloe, Callum, and Lily. They live in the Sunny Acres neighbourhood of downtown Guelph. Alex loves to cheer for the Toronto Maple Leafs (yes, that is a prayer request), collect and consume hot sauces from around the world, and make good use of public libraries.


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.

Introit – “The Heaven’s sing Praises”  ( Beethoven / Bullard)

Call to Worship

Hymn – #61 “O Come and Sing unto the Lord”

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Scripture Reading: Luke 9:10-17 (NIV)

Sermon: AYCE, Jesus-Style

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

Prayers of the People

Hymn #479 “The Church’s One Foundation”

Blessing

Worship Service for July 25, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday July 25, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Both Rev. John and Peter Devries will be away this morning. We are grateful to have Craig Clack as our Tech Lead this morning along with singers Henry, Alexander and Lenny Muth. Please welcome the Rev. Canon Karen Kovats as our service leader this morning.


The Rev. Canon Karen Kovats, was ordained a Deacon in the Anglican Church in 2003 and named a Canon of the Cathedral Chapter of Canons in the Diocese of Huron,  in 2016.
Although she and her husband Dave live in Cambridge, she is very familiar with Guelph having worked in Human Resources at the university for over 25 years.
She and Dave have two married children and are actively involved in the lives of their  three grandchildren.


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 – “Psalm 100” (D. Bedard)

Call to Worship

Hymn – #65  ” All people that on earth do dwell ” (vs. 1 – 4)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Scripture Reading: Psalm 14; 2 Samuel 11:1-15Ephesians 3:14-21John 6:1-21

https://youtu.be/WWxIj6FUGsA

Sermon: God is Watching

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

Offertory – “Alleluia ” (Boyce / Bullard)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #472  ” We are God’s people ”  (vs. 1 – 4)

Blessing

Postlude – “Grand Choeur ” (D. Bedard)

Worship Service for July 18, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday July 18, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Both Rev. John and Peter Devries will be away this morning. We are grateful to have Craig Clack as our Tech Lead this morning and Carol Hawken as our soloist. Please welcome Bill Shepherd as our service leader this morning.

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 – “Andante ” (N. Rawsthorne)

Call to Worship

Hymn – #375 ” Fairest Lord Jesus ”  (vs. 1 – 4)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Scripture Reading: Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23

Sermon: How Does Your Garden Grow from service leader Bill Shepherd

Bill is a retired school principal originally from the Sarnia area. Bill is currently an elder and choir member at Duff’s Presbyterian Church here in our presbytery.

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

Offertory – ” Menuet ” (N. Rawsthorne)

Prayers of the People

Hymn #434  ” For the beauty of the earth ”  (vs. 1,2,5)

Blessing

Postlude – ” Postlude ” (N. Rawsthorne)