Worship for Sunday December 13, 2020 by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday December 13, 2020 @ 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 – Intonation on “People Look East” (W. Wold)

Introit – “Hope is a star” (v.3) (Moonbeams)

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath – The Shepherds’ Candle

*Carol – “Oh come, all ye faithful” (#159) (v. 1, 4, &5)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Luke 2: 1 – 20 (NRSV)

FEATURING THE PREMIERE OF “The Nativity with Nativities”

Carol – “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

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

Special Musical Interlude – “Il est Nee” (He is born) (oboe: Mary Robison) (arr. F.E.W. Gingrich)

Prayers of the People

Carol – “Joy to the World” (v. 1 & 4)

Blessing

*Postlude – “Joy to the World” (arr. D. Hustad)

Sermon From October 13th, 2019

Plotting Goodness

This week… homework…

Look for opportunities to “be a blessing” to others this week

Share a story or two of how it worked out for you with someone

Furnace Installation

The church office will close today at noon today as the contractors installing the new furnaces need to shut the power off to the building.  If all goes according to schedule with the install, we should have heat in the Sanctuary this Sunday for worship!

Good News!

For the last several weeks we have been experiencing some difficulties with the office’s email.  As of today, I’m happy to say that email is FINALLY 100% working for the church office!  The office can now send and receive email after our provider fixed the issue on their end. We appologize for the inconvenience this has caused.