Worship by ZOOM – Sunday July 19, 2020

Order of Service – Sunday July 19, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you listen to this song as a way of preparing for worship this morning.

“Sing a New Song Unto the Lord”

Call to Worship

Special Musical Interlude

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Job 2: 7 – 10 & 19: 13 – 21 (NRSV)

Sermon – “His Wife Said” – A Short Series on The Book of Job (Part 2)

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.

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

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to reflect on this song.

“The Irish Blessing”

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday July 12, 2020

Order of Service – Sunday July 12, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you listen to this song as a way of preparing for worship this morning. It was recommended by our guest from a couple of weeks ago, Marva Wisdom.

“Blinded By Your Grace” – The Kingdom Choir

St. Andrew’s 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

Special Musical Interlude

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Job 1: 1 – 22 (NRSV)

Sermon – “Naked” – A Short Series on The Book of Job (Part 1)

Full Worship Service

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.

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

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to reflect on these songs. The first is another selection from The Kingdom Choir – when they sang for the Royal Wedding of Harry and Megan. The second selection is a hymn from our Book of Praise written by Andrew Donaldson – one of the co-editors of the 1998 Book of Praise.

“Stand By Me” – The Kingdom Choir
“Wordless, Ancient Earth’s Foundations”

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday June 28, 2020 ZOOMerview with special guest, Marva Wisdom

Order of Service – Sunday June 28, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you listen to this classic hymn as a way of preparing for worship this morning. It was shared by Thelma Roswell.

“Amazing Grace”

St. Andrew’s 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

Special Musical Interlude

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – James 2: 1 – 4 (The Message)

Sermon – “Change Starts Now”: A ZOOMerview with Marva Wisdom

By way of introduction, here’s Marva’s Bio:

And here’s a link to The Black Experience Project that Marva was the director of: https://www.theblackexperienceproject.ca/

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

The month of June is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! For the entire month of June, every single dollar donated to a Canadian nonprofit or charity through Canada Helps will buy that nonprofit one entry in a contest to win a $20,000.00 grand prize. If you’ve been waiting for the ‘right time’ to donate ONLINE, that time is now! Every donation is a WIN for these organizations… including St. Andrew’s and our Mission Partners. Thanks for your continued generosity! Let’s accept the challenge and make a difference in our community and world.

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.

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

The Guelph Black Heritage Society has launched the “Freedom Project” which promotes universal accessibility to Heritage Hall and will enable all people to attend events at the building.  The Heritage Hall “Freedom Project” will help GBHS fulfill its mandate to be community centered, promote inclusiveness and be respectful of all Canadians: past, present and future.

Today as we reflect on the issues of systemic racism, we can be a part of the Change that Starts NOW. Please consider a donation, if you are able, to the Guelph Black Heritage Society. To learn more about the work of the GBHS and to donate, follow this link: https://www.guelphblackheritage.ca/donations/

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to reflect on these songs.

“Open my eyes”
“Time Will Tell” – Bob Marley

Worship by ZOOM – Father’s Day and ZOOMerview with our special guest, Curt Hammond – June 21, 2020

Order of Service – Sunday June 21, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you listen to this hymn as a way of preparing for worship this morning.

“Will You Come and Follow Me”

St. Andrew’s 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.

Scripture Reading – Galatians 5: 22-23 (The Message)

Sermon – “Four Simple Words”: A ZOOMerview with Curt Hammond (http://foursimplewords.ca/)

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

The month of June is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! For the entire month of June, every single dollar donated to a Canadian nonprofit or charity through Canada Helps will buy that nonprofit one entry in a contest to win a $20,000.00 grand prize. If you’ve been waiting for the ‘right time’ to donate ONLINE, that time is now! Every donation is a WIN for these organizations… including St. Andrew’s and our Mission Partners. Thanks for your continued generosity! Let’s accept the challenge and make a difference in our community and world.

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.

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

Another opportunity to be generous and support our most vulnerable citizens in Guelph is Harve$t Impact. The goal, in partnership with The Seed and 10C (St. Andrew’s is a member organization) as well as others, is to get food to 10,000 community members. For more information or to make a donationwww.harvestimpact.ca/donate/

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to reflect on these songs.

“Mercy” – Dave Matthews Band
“Yahweh” and “40” by U2

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday June 14, 2020 with special guest, Andrew Hyde, Ecumenical Campus Minister at the University of Guelph

Order of Service – Sunday June 14, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you listen to this hymn as a way of preparing for worship this morning (lyrics in the description).

“Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”

Scripture Reading – Matthew 9: 35 – 38

Sermon – “Creating Space for Meaningful Connections”: A ZOOMerview with Andrew Hyde, Ecumenical Campus Minister at the University of Guelph

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

The month of June is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! For the entire month of June, every single dollar donated to a Canadian nonprofit or charity through Canada Helps will buy that nonprofit one entry in a contest to win a $20,000.00 grand prize. If you’ve been waiting for the ‘right time’ to donate ONLINE, that time is now! Every donation is a WIN for these organizations… including St. Andrew’s and our Mission Partners. Thanks for your continued generosity! Let’s accept the challenge and make a difference in our community and world.

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.

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

Another opportunity to be generous and support our most vulnerable citizens in Guelph is Harve$t Impact. The goal, in partnership with The Seed and 10C (St. Andrew’s is a member organization) as well as others, is to get food to 10,000 community members. For more information or to make a donationwww.harvestimpact.ca/donate/

And today, since our special guests are from the Ecumenical Campus Ministry at the University of Guelph we’d encourage you, if you are able, to make a donation to them. Here’s the link:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-university-of-guelph-ecumenical-campus-ministry/

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to enjoy this song (Lyrics in the comments).

“Lord, You Give the Great Commission”

Trinity Sunday by ZOOM – June 7, 2020

Order of Service – Sunday June 7, 2020 @ 10:30AM

REMINDER: We will be sharing an informal Communion service near the end of the service – I’d invite you to find something bread-like and beverage-like (no judgement) in order to participate. If you are watching the recording, I’d encourage you to do the same since Christ makes the ordinary things of this world HOLY.

Taste and see that the LORD is good!

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you, since it is Trinity Sunday, to enjoy the hymn “Come, thou Almighty King” in three unique and glorious ways!

“Come Thou Almighty King” – Rev. Timothy Wright and NY Fellowship Mass Choir
“Come Thou Almighty King” – Mark Miller
“Come, Thou Almighty King” – Saint Peter’s Catholic Church: Columbia, South Carolina

Scripture Reading – John 16: 12 – 15

Sermon – ‘Many Things To Say’ by The Rev. John Borthwick

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

The month of June is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! For the entire month of June, every single dollar donated to a Canadian nonprofit or charity through Canada Helps will buy that nonprofit one entry in a contest to win a $20,000.00 grand prize. If you’ve been waiting for the ‘right time’ to donate ONLINE, that time is now! Every donation is a WIN for these organizations… including St. Andrew’s and our Mission Partners. Thanks for your continued generosity! Let’s accept the challenge and make a difference in our community and world.

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.

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

NEW: Another opportunity to be generous and support our most vulnerable citizens in Guelph is Harve$t Impact. The goal, in partnership with The Seed and 10C (St. Andrew’s is a member organization) as well as others, is to get food to 10,000 community members. For more information or to make a donation: www.harvestimpact.ca/donate/

Prayers of the People

The Apostles’ Creed

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to enjoy this song by the Shout Sister Directors and enjoy today’s sunshine! (St. Andrew’s hosts Shout Sister Guelph‘s practices – preCOVID – and we were blessed by a Shout Sister Take Over last year around this time in worship. The Choir’s Director Beth Becker (top left corner) is a wonderful part of our St. Andrew’s community and has offered to lead us in song one Sunday by ZOOM. Thanks Beth!) Enjoy the day that the LORD has made.

“Wait Until the Sun Comes Up” – Shout Sister Directors

Pentecost Sunday – May 31 by ZOOM

Order of Service – Sunday May 31, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you to watch this unique arrangement of this Pentecost hymn.

“Like the murmur of the Dove’s Song”

Call to Worship (Responsive)

Special Musical Interlude – Mark Garlough

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Acts 2: 1 – 21

Sermon – “Dream Dreams” by The Rev. John Borthwick

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:

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.

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

Please watch this message from The Executive Director of PWS&D, Guy Smagghe to learn more about how PWS&D is responding to this global crisis:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uMadKmHmqJoePf5u-BkGAtCS4ewTeSnv/view

NEW: Another opportunity to be generous and support our most vulnerable citizens in Guelph is Harve$t Impact. The goal, in partnership with The Seed and 10C (St. Andrew’s is a member organization) as well as others, is to get food to 10,000 community members. For more information or to make a donation:

www.harvestimpact.ca/donate/

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to sing along with this hymn.

“Breathe on me, Breath of God”

Ascension Sunday – May 24, 2020 by ZOOM

Order of Service – Sunday May 24, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you to watch this Ascension Sunday classic.

“Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun” by First Plymouth Lincoln Nebraska

Scripture Reading – Lamentations 4: 1 – 6 & 5: 17 – 22

St. Andrew’s COVID Lament: A Communal Creative Writing Project

Sermon – “Plea from an Occupied Land” by The Rev. John Borthwick

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:

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.

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

And if you are looking for assistance or want to help, check out this community based website for more information (now archived):

www.guelphcoronavirus.ca

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to watch these clips. The first is a bit of an investment – the Polish composer Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 is supposedly inspired in part by Lamentations. And the second is something a little more uplifting for Ascension Sunday… the hymn “Crown Him With Many Crowns” from an interesting venue!

Gorecki – Symphony No. 3
“Crown Him With Many Crowns” from Westminster Abbey
on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation

Sixth Sunday of Easter – Sunday May 17, 2020 by ZOOM

Order of Service – Sunday May 17, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you to watch this clip before we gather.

“O Vos Omnes” by Pablo Casals

Welcome

Call to Worship (Responsive)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Lamentations 3: 19 – 26

Sermon – “Mercies New Every Day” by The Rev. John Borthwick

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:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/128975471RR0001-st-andrews-presbyterian-church/

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

And if you are looking for assistance or want to help, check out this community based website for more information:

www.guelphcoronavirus.ca

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to watch these clips. The first is the traditional hymn, Great Is Thy Faithfulness based in part on the verse from Lamentations 3. And the other is an inspirational country song that I hope will provide a lift to your morning!

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Chris Rice

The Fifth Sunday of Easter by Zoom – May 10, 2020 (Happy Mother’s Day!)

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

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you to watch this clip before we gather.

“Lament (Psalm 77)

Welcome

Call to Worship (Responsive)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Lamentations 1: 1 – 6 & 2: 1 – 5

Sermon – “There is No One To Comfort You” by The Rev. John Borthwick

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:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/128975471RR0001-st-andrews-presbyterian-church/

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

And if you are looking for assistance or want to help, check out this community based website for more information:

www.guelphcoronavirus.ca

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to watch this clip.

“O God, Will You Restore Us?”