Frequently Asked Questions about The Presbyterian Church in Canada and Residential Schools

Many people have questions about Churches that participated in the Residential School System. The Presbyterian Church in Canada operated 11 schools and most certainly collaborated willingly with the Government of Canada in the creation and operation of these schools. This link from The Presbyterian Church in Canada provides some information about such things and the PCC’s commitment to transforming the words of our apology in 1994 into tangible action towards reconciliation and healing.

https://presbyterian.ca/2021/06/05/pcc-and-residential-schools/

Second of Two Introductory Videos related to the Me and White Supremacy Virtual Pilgrimage

If you haven’t watched the first video that introduces the Me and White Supremacy Virtual Pilgrimage, you can find it at our website here. Each week, starting the first week of May, Rev. John will post a short video offering his personal reflection on the material he is engaging in Layla Saad’s book, Me and White Supremacy.


In this short video, Rev. John unpacks the term “White Supremacy” as defined by Layla Saad and asks a question for us to consider.

Worship for Sunday May 2 – Mission Awareness Sunday

Order of Service – Sunday May 2, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Fred and our Tech Team are present this morning as usual. Rev. John is on vacation. And a few members of MOCC and WMS are present to participate in the service.

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 – “Cornet Voluntary” (J. Travers)

Welcome

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Sing a new song unto the Lord” #422

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Hymn – “Christ’s is the world” #758

Scripture ReadingLuke 24: 13 – 27 (CEB)

Sermon – ZOOMerview with Vicki Olatundun, Executive Director of Chalmers Community Services Centre (pre-recorded with Rev. John)

Guelph Today article introducing Vicki in her role at CCSC

Hymn – “Lord you give the great commission” #778

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.

The following short video comes from Presbyterians Sharing.  Our goal for 2021 is $20,000.00. 

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 – “Thine be the glory” #258

Benediction

Postlude – Paraphrase on “Judas Maccabaeus” (arr. A. Guilmant)

Our Thanks to the members of the Mission and Outreach Coordinating Committee (MOCC) and Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) for planning and participating in today’s service.

Thanks to Fred Gingrich and Muriel Clemmer for their music ministry.

And thanks to Rev. John for pre-recording the ZOOMerview with our guest today. And to Peter Devries for his technical assistance.

Order of Service for Sunday April 25, 2021 via ZOOM and YouTube – 193rd Anniversary Service

Order of Service – Sunday April 25, 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 – “In green pastures” (H. Darke)

Introit – “O come let us worship and bow down”  (J. H. Moyer)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “The Lord’s my shepherd” #11

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Hymn – “Praise Him! Praise Him!” #372

Scripture Reading: John 10: 10 – 18 (CEB)

Sermon: I Know HIM!”

Musical Interlude: Meditation on “Brother James’ Air” (arr. H. Darke)

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 – “God of past, who by your Spirit”

Benediction

Postlude – “Hyfrydol” (Bagpipe & Organ) (arr. F. Gingrich)

Cantor: Carol Hawken

Bagpipe: Henry Muth