Worship Service for January 23, 2022 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday January 23, 2022 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast this morning online. There will be no in-person attendance for the time being. We are broadcasting live from the sanctuary and will seek to have no more than 10 people in the sanctuary on Sundays (Rev. John, Fred, Choir members, and Tech Team). We will continue to follow all directions from the Government and our Public Health Unit as things change. Thank you for your patience and understanding through these challenging times.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service.

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.


Prelude – Chorale prelude on “O Thou, of God the Father” (ar. J. Walther)

Call to Worship

Hymn –  #177   “Christ whose glory fills the skies” 

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture1 Samuel 17: 1 – 11 (CEB)

Sermon: “Goliath as the Victim?” (Redeeming Scripture, If It Can Be?! Series)

Hymn – #315   ” A mighty fortress is our God”

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 SharingYou can do so by 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.


Anthem -“Be Thou my vision” (ar. M. Pooler)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #666  “Living God, your joyful Spirit”

Blessing

Postlude – “Praise to the Lord”  (ar. J. Walther)

Worship Service for January 16, 2022 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday January 16, 2022 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast this morning online. There will be no in-person attendance for the time being. We are broadcasting live from the sanctuary and will seek to have no more than 10 people in the sanctuary on Sundays (Rev. John, Fred, Choir members, and Tech Team). We will continue to follow all directions from the Government and our Public Health Unit as things change. Thank you for your patience and understanding through these challenging times.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service.

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.


Prelude – “Matin” (G. Young)

Call to Worship

Hymn –  #181 “All praise to you, O Lord” (St. Ethelwald)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture1 Chronicles 21: 1 – 17 (CEB)

Sermon – “Is God Against Censuses?” (Redeeming Scripture, If It Can Be?! Series)

Hymn – #730 “Oh for a world where everyone” (Azmon)

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 SharingYou can do so by 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.


Anthem – “Christ is the world’s true light” (Stanton)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #468 “Lord dismiss us with your blessing” (Tantum Ergo)

Blessing

Postlude – “Prelude in Classic Style” (G. Young)

Worship Service for January 9, 2022 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday January 9, 2022 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast this morning online. There will be no in-person attendance for the time being. We are broadcasting live from the sanctuary and will seek to have no more than 10 people in the sanctuary on Sundays (Rev. John, Fred, Choir members, and Tech Team). We will continue to follow all directions from the Government and our Public Health Unit as things change. Thank you for your patience and understanding through these challenging times.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service.

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.


Prelude – “Preludio”  (The baptism of Christ ) D. Healey

Call to Worship

Hymn –  #183 “Christ when for us you were baptized”

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Luke 3: 15 – 17, 21 – 22 (CEB)

Sermon: “Like a Dove”

Hymn – #385 “Like the murmur of the dove’s song”

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 SharingYou can do so by 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.


Offertory Anthem – “What king would wade through murky streams” (D. Hurd)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #179 “Arise, shine out, your light has come”

Blessing

Postlude – ” Von Himmel Hoch” (arr G. Young) 

No Service for January 2, 2022 on ZOOM & YouTube

There will be NO service from St. Andrew’s Guelph on Sunday January 2, 2022.

Rev. John will be on vacation and we are giving our Tech Team a break as well. You are encouraged to attend a worship service either in-person or virtually elsewhere.

Let us know where you go so we can share with the congregation the various places people attended.

Worship Service for December 26, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday December 26, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast this morning and welcome in-person worshipers to the Sanctuary. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service both online and in-person.

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.


Prelude – “Angels Sing” (arr. E. Schram)

Call to Worship & Lighting of the Wreath

Hymn –  #148 “It came upon the midnight clear” (Carol)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Colossians 3: 12 – 17 (CEB)

Sermon: “This Hour Has 28 Minutes”

Hymn – #133 “Go tell it on the mountain”

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 SharingYou 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.


There will be NO service from St. Andrew’s Guelph on Sunday January 2, 2022. Rev. John will be on vacation and we are giving our Tech Team a break as well. You are encouraged to attend a worship service either in-person or virtually elsewhere. Let us know where you go so we can share with the congregation the various places people attended.


Offertory – “What child is this” (arr. E. Schram)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #153 “Joy to the world” (Antioch)

Blessing

Postlude – “Joy to the world” (arr. E. Schram)

Worship Service for Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021

Order of Service – Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021 @ 10:30AM

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this evening’s service, including the musical talents of the Men of St. Andrew’s Choir, the Bells of St. Andrew’s, and Lenny Muth

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 weekly email. If you’d like to begin receiving our weekly emails you can sign up here.


Prelude – Fantasia “On Christmas Night” (Sussex Carol)

Introit – “Of eternal love begotten” (12th c plainsong)

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Carol – #159 “O come, all ye faithful” (Adeste Fideles)

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

Assurance of Forgiveness

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 9: 2 – 7 (CEB)

“The Holly and The Ivy” – The Bells of St. Andrew’s (arr. S. Eithum)

Luke 2: 1 – 14 (CEB)

“Angels we have heard on high” The Bells of St. Andrew’s (arr. S. Eithum)

Luke 2: 15 – 20 (CEB)

“Away in a manger” The Bells of St. Andrew’s (arr. S. Eithum)

Sermon – “I Bring Good News”

Carol – #144 “Twas in the moon of winter-time” (Jesus Ahatonia)

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 SharingYou 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.


Anthem – “Il est ne” (He is born) (arr. F. Gingrich)

Prayers of the People

Carol – #154 “Silent Night” (Stillest Nacht)

Blessing

Postlude – “Silent Night” (F. Gruber)
Bells of St. Andrew’s
Guitar: Lenny Muth

Worship Service for December 19, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

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

We continue our live broadcast this morning and welcome in-person worshipers to the Sanctuary. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service both online and in-person.

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.


Prelude

Introit –Christmas Canticle (Plainsong)

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Hymn –  #166 “Once in royal David’s city” (Irby)
Verse 1: Solo
Verse 2: Choir Only
Verse 3 & 4: Congregation

Lesson I – God tells sinful Adam that he has lost the life of Paradise and that his seed will bruise the serpent’s head.

Carole – “The truth from above” English trad. (arr. R. Vaughan Williams)

Lesson II – God promises to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

Carol – “People, look east” Besancon Carol (arr. M. Archer)

Lesson III – The prophet foretells the coming of the Saviour.

Hymn – #110 “Come, Thou long – expected Jesus” (Hyfrydol)

Lesson IV – The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.

Carol – “Lo, how a rose” (M. Praetorius)

Lesson V – The angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Carol – “The angel Gabriel” Basque Carol (arr. T Ohnesorge)

Lesson VI – St. Luke tells of the birth of Jesus.

Carol – “Away in a manger” (arr. E. Isler)

Lesson VII – The shepherds go to the manger.

Hymn – #138 “While shepherds watched their flocks by night” (Winchester Old)

Lesson VIII – St. John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation

Hymn – #159 “O come,” all ye faithful” (Adeste Fideles)

Prayer of the People

Hymn – #139 “Hark! the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn)

Benediction

Postlude – “Mendelssohn” (arr. J. Innes )


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 SharingYou 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.

Worship Service for December 12, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

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

We continue our live broadcast this morning and welcome in-person worshipers to the Sanctuary. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service both online and in-person.

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.


Prelude – “Christmas is here” (D. Wood)

Introit – Psalm 126:1-3
Refrain: G. Black
Tone: A. Donaldson

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Hymn –  #146 Angels from the realms of glory (Regent Square)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-20 (CEB)

Sermon: “The Nativity of the Nativities Reprise”

Hymn – #Go tell it (Pre-recorded)

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 SharingYou 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.


Offertory – “Shepherd’s Pipe Carol” (D. Wood)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #147 Angels we have heard on high” Iris (Gloria)

Blessing

Postlude – “Angels Sing” (arr. E. Schram)

Worship Service for December 5, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday December 5, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast this morning and welcome in-person worshipers to the Sanctuary. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service both online and in-person.

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.


It is Communion Sunday! If you are joining us in-person, you will receive a pre-filled communion cup upon entry. If you are on ZOOM or YouTube, we would encourage you to plan to have bread and beverage like substances available when it comes time for the Sacrament so that you can share in the joyous feast that our LORD provides. Jesus makes the ordinary things – holy!


Prelude – “Praeludium” (The joyous Mystery Sonatas #1) F. Biber
Violin: Isaac Muth

Introit – Psalm 85:1-2
Refrain: M. Guimont
Tone: J. Derkson

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Hymn –  #118 “Comfort, comfort you my people” (Genevan 42)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 40: 1 – 11 (CEB)

Sermon: “Comfort My People”

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 SharingYou 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.


MOCC Introduces Our Mission Partner
Occasionally during our “announcement time”, we will feature one of our Mission Partners as a guest either in-person or virtually. This Sunday we will have Karen Kamphuis, Executive Director from Michael House with us to share a brief update on their ongoing work over the pandemic.

Offertory – “Variato” & “Adagio” (The joyous Mystery Sonatas #1) F. Biber

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #529 “O Holy Father, God most dear” (Sussex Carol)

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Communion Anthem – “As this broken bread” (W. Wold)

Hymn – #128 “There’s a voice in the wilderness crying” (Ascension)

Blessing

Postlude – “Finale” (The joyous Mystery Sonatas #1) F. Biber

Worship Service for November 28, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

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

We continue our live broadcast this morning AND we are excited to welcome in-person worshipers back to the Sanctuary. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service both online and in-person.

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.


Prelude – Episode on “Veni Emmanuel” (arr. L. Smith)

Introit – Psalm 80: 1 – 3
(Refrain: S. Dean / Tone: F. Gingrich)

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Hymn –  #122 “O come, O come Emmanuel”  (Veni Emmanuel)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 64: 1 – 9 (CEB)

Sermon: “Tear Open The Heavens”
*The Redeeming Scripture series is on hiatus until January.

Hymn – #676 “Jesus, lover of my soul” (Aberystwyth)

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.

Saturday Night Supper – December 4
On Saturday December 4 St. Andrew’s and Kortright P. C. are scheduled to donate the supper at the Royal City Mission.  As we have done throughout the pandemic, the Mission and Outreach Coordinating Committee will purchase the salads, dessert bars, and juice boxes that St. Andrew’s is responsible for providing this time.  Monetary donations to St. Andrew’s P. C., designated for the SNS, would be very much appreciated!  
Once again, volunteers will not be needed because only a few people are required to fill up the take-out containers and distribute the meals.  We hope that by March 5, the date of our next Saturday Night Supper, we can have the supper inside, and work alongside volunteers from Kortright to serve the food.
MOCC


Musical Interlude: “Keep your lamps” (arr. A. Thomas)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #626 “Lord of all power” (Slane)

Blessing

Postlude – Chorale Prelude on “Saviour of the nation, come”  (arr. J. S. Bach)