Worship Service for June 13, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday June 13, 2021 @ 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.

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.


Chorale Prelude – “In Thee alone, O Christ my Lord.” (J. Pachelbel)

Introit – “The heavens sing praises to God” (Beethoven/Bullard)

Territorial Acknowledgement

As we gather, we acknowledge that Indigenous people were here long before us who cared for this land and called it home.  This territory has a rich history and was, and is to this day, considered sacred by many First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.  We have a responsibility to care for this land as their ancestors did and to continue to strengthen our relationships with our Indigenous neighbours.

Call to Worship

Hymn –  #322 “Sing praise to God” (vs. 1&4)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Mark 4:35-41 (CEB)

Sermon: “Jesus Breaks The Wind”

Hymn – #728 “The storm is strong” (vs. 1-3)

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 – #569 “O Jesus I have promised” (Prerecorded for January 24, 2021)

Blessing

Postlude – “Toccata” (J. Pachelbel)

Worship Service for June 6, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday June 6, 2021 @ 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.

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.


This Sunday we will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Please be prepared prior to joining the service with your bread-like and beverage-like substances to share in the Feast that Jesus has provided. We rejoice that Christ makes the ordinary – holy!


Prelude – “Berceuse” (N. Rawsthorne)

Territorial Acknowledgement

As we gather, we acknowledge that Indigenous people were here long before us who cared for this land and called it home.  This territory has a rich history and was, and is to this day, considered sacred by many First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.  We have a responsibility to care for this land as their ancestors did and to continue to strengthen our relationships with our Indigenous neighbours.

Call to Worship

Hymn –  #407 “Praise my soul, the King of heaven (All 5 verses)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Mark 4: 26 – 34 (CEB)

Sermon: “I Don’t Like Mustard”

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 – #543 ” Here ,O my Lord”   (vs. 1,2,5 )

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Post-Communion Anthem: “The true and living bread” (D. Blackwell)

Hymn – #585 “Christ you call us” (vs. 1-3)

Blessing

Postlude – “Sortie” (N. Rawsthorne)

Worship Service for May 30, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday May 30, 2021 @ 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.

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.


Today’s service references the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It can be found here: https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples.html

Prelude – “Aria” (F. Peeters)

Territorial Acknowledgement

As we gather, we acknowledge that Indigenous people were here long before us who cared for this land and called it home.  This territory has a rich history and was, and is to this day, considered sacred by many First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.  We have a responsibility to care for this land as their ancestors did and to continue to strengthen our relationships with our Indigenous neighbours.

Call to Worship

Hymn –  “God reveal your presence” (v. 1 – 3) #414

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Hymn – “Holy, Holy, Holy” (v. 1, 2, 4) #299

Scripture Reading: I Kings 21: 1 – 10, 15 – 21a  (CEB) & Galatians 3: 23 – 29 (CEB)

Sermon: “God’s Love is for ALL people”

Musical Interlude – “Ronde / Salterelle / Ronde” (T. Susato)

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 – “Glory be to God the Father” (v. 1 – 3)

Benediction

Postlude –  “Recessional on “Grosser Gott”  (arr. F. Peeters)

Cantor: Muriel Clemmer

Pre-Recorded Service for May 23, 2021 on YouTube

A reminder that there is NO Live Service this week at St. Andrew’s. Instead, you are invited to watch our pre-recorded service for this week on YouTube:

You may also enjoy participating in an online worship service from another Presbyterian Church. You can find a list of services from “sea to sea” on the PCC website here: https://presbyterian.ca/online-worship/

Worship Service for May 16, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday May 16, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John, Fred, Henry and Isaac Muth, 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.

Introit – “People, clap your hands” 

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Hail the day that sees Christ rise”  #265 (v. 1, 2, 6)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Acts 1: 1 – 11 (CEB)

Sermon: Why Are You Standing Here”

Anthem – “The Ascension Sonata” (from Mystic Sonatas) (H. Biber)(violin: Isaac Muth)

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 – “The head that once was crowned with thorns” (v. 1, 2, 6) #270

Benediction

Postlude – “Trumpet Tune” (G.P. Telemann)

Cantor: Henry Muth

Worship Service for May 9, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday May 9, 2021 @ 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.

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 – “Morning has broken”  (arr. J. Raney)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Praise, I will praise”  #420

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Hymn –  “This is my commandment” (This is my commandment) #694

Scripture Reading: John 15: 9 – 17 (CEB)

Sermon: Remain in my love”

Anthem – “Come, thou fount” (arr. D. Bish)

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 – “All the way my Saviour leads me” (All the way) #699

Benediction

Postlude – “Sing, Rejoice” (E. Broughton)

Introducing the Me and White Supremacy Virtual Pilgrimage

As we have mentioned over the last few weeks, I’m embarking on this Virtual Pilgrimage with the book, Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad. The pilgrimage begins the first week of May and will take us until the middle of December. Each week, I will post my short reflections on what I am learning and encountering as I commit to this pilgrimage. Glad to have you accompany me in this way and would be delighted to receive your feedback along the way. Feel free to reach out as you watch my reflections. 


Here’s the first of two introductory videos as we prepare to begin our Pilgrimage:

Worship for Sunday April 11, 2021 by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday April 11, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John, Fred, a soloist, 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 – “Choral Prelude on “Lasst uns erfreuen” (arr. D. Hustad)

Introit – “Jesus stand among us” (F. Filitz)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Now let the vault of heaven resound” #255

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Hymn – “Jesus is risen from the grave” #254

Scripture Reading: John 20: 19 – 31 (CEB)

Sermon: If You Don’t Forgive”

Anthem – “Yes He Did!”

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 – “The strife is o’er” #257

Benediction

Postlude“Vulpius” (arr. H. Willan)

Worship for Sunday April 4, 2021 (Easter Sunday) by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday April 4, 2021 @ 10:30AM

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

This is Easter Sunday and we are celebrating with the Sacrament of Holy Communion (virtually). Please come to the service prepared with a bread and beverage like substance in order to join in the feast that our LORD has provided. Taste and see that the LORD is Good!

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 – “Fanfare” (W. Mathias)

Introit – “This is the day” (F.E.W. Gingrich)

Lenten Liturgy from Presbyterian World Service and Development

Hymn – “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” #243

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Hymn – “At the dawning of salvation” #248

Scripture Reading: Mark 16: 1 – 8 (CEB)

Sermon: He Isn’t Here”

Hymn – “This is the feast of victory” #246

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

The Apostles Creed (#538)

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. AMEN.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Post Communion Anthem – “Ye choirs of New Jerusalem” (I. Bevell)

Hymn – “Thine be the glory” #258

Benediction

Sung Dismissal – “Go Out In Joy!”

Postlude – “Fugue in G (the Gigue) (J.S. Bach)

Worship for Sunday March 28, 2021 (Palm Sunday) by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday March 28, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John, Fred, a soloist, 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 –  “Maestoso” (Partita on St. Theodulph) (arr. M. Burkhardt)

Introit – “Hosanna to the Son of David” (G.P. Telemann)

Lenten Liturgy from Presbyterian World Service and Development

Hymn – “All glory, laud and honour” #214 (v. 1, 3, 4, 6)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Musical Interlude – “Moderato” (Variations on Passion Chorale) (arr. D. Bedard)

Dramatic Reading and Meditation on Mark 14: 1 – 15: 47 (CEB)

Musical Interlude – “Adagio” (Variations on Passion Chorale) (arr. D. Bedard)

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 – “Ride on, ride on in majesty” #217 (v. 1, 3, 6)

Benediction

Postlude – “Maestoso” (Variations on Passion Chorale) (arr. D. Bedard)