We thought you might like another option for worshiping on this holiest of Holy Week Days. We have found a recording of the Easter Sunday worship service held at St. Andrew’s Guelph on Sunday April 1, 2018. May it remind you that HE IS RISEN! He is risen indeed.
This photo is from our 190th Anniversary held a few weeks after this Easter Sunday worship service in 2018. Looking good, St. Andrew’s Guelph.
Order of Service – Sunday April 12, 2020 @ 10:30AM – EASTER SUNDAY
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 to watch these clips before we gather.
I’d invite you to listen to this version of “O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded” either before or after listening to the service (interestingly, I couldn’t find the lyrics that matched this version specifically – so just sing along as best you can on your own!)
For your enjoyment and worshipful experience, we have posted an archived Maundy Thursday service featuring Fred Gingrich, Choir Director and Organist and our Choir. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in the sanctuary of St. Andrew’s reflecting on this meaningful night as a part of your Holy Week experience.
We celebrated Palm Sunday with our own Palm Parade from the privacy of our homes. Rev. John began his Holy Week sermon series reprising a series he did in 2015 on the Theology of Rice and Lloyd Webber featuring the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Today, he focused on their take on Palm Sunday and the song, Hosanna. You can watch the clip from the 1973 film version (Rev. John’s favourite) below and read the lyrics from the song too. The service follows… and we concluded today by listening to the King’s College Cambridge choir singing Ride On, Ride On in Majesty. Hosanna!
We had our SECOND ZOOM worship experience on Sunday with over 50 participants. Rev. John offered another spiritual practice for us to consider – Visio Divina (Divine Seeing). By using a photo, image, or just by looking around, one can seek to connect with the Divine and one’s deeper stirrings. Here’s the service if you want to review it again or watch for the first time:
We are looking forward to our SECOND ZOOM Worship experience. This week, I’ll be guiding us through the spiritual practice Visio Divina – adding to your spiritual toolkit during these challenging times.
For those of you joining us by phone on Sunday, here’s the picture that we will be focusing on.
As we did last week, I’ll be starting the ZOOM gathering at 10AM so that folks can have some informal connection and get acquainted with the technology.
At 10:30AM, we will begin our worship time and the recording so that we can post it at our YouTube Channel on Tuesday morning. You are welcome to re-watch it and pass it along to others who might find it meaningful.
Following worship (shortly after 11AM), we will keep the meeting open for another time of informal connection and then say our goodbyes for another week.
Here are the details of how to get connected on Sunday Morning. Remember you can either click the link below from your computer or device… or you can call one of the numbers below to join by phone. Video is optional – just remember if it is on… we can see you and everything behind you. 😉
Well, we had our FIRST EVER virtual worship service in our almost 200 year history. Around 50 people joined us on Sunday at 10:30AM from their homes to share in an unique worship experience. I broadcasted from my Office at St. Andrew’s. We were able to record it and are delighted to share the YouTube link with you:
I talked about the ancient practice of Lectio Divina (Divine Reading). You can find a link to a brief primer on the practice here:
Thanks for joining us… or connecting with us via YouTube this week. Feel free to leave us a comment on the video to encourage us as we serve in this new way. Special thanks to Peter Devries for co-hosting with me and taking care of any technical issues along the way.
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Introit / Hymn 61 / Prayer of Confession / Assurance of Forgiveness / Psalm 95, Dramatic Reading of Matthew 6: 1-18 / Hymn 660 / Message: “Your Secret Life” / Hymn 638 / Offertory / Offertory Prayer / Opportunities in the Life of St. Andrew’s / Prayers of the People / The Lord’s Prayer / Hymn 685 / Benediction
This week’s homework…
Decide whether you’d like to experiment with giving to