Welcome Craig Clack, as Technical Director for St. Andrew’s Guelph!

The HR Team and the Session are delighted to announce that Craig Clack was the successful candidate for the recently posted position of Technical Director for St. Andrew’s Guelph. Welcome to the staff team, Craig. For those who may not know Craig, he has been one of the stalwart volunteers on the Tech Team and Sound Crew for many years. He also serves as an Elder on the Session, elected in 2021.

Craig was also our Congregational Treasurer for a number of years – you may remember his exquisite financial presentations. In his own words, here’s Craig’s bio: 

“Craig Clack was raised in the Christian tradition, at least as far back as he can remember.  He spent his years growing up in the church, being an active member of his youth group right through his university.  Shortly after university, Craig began looking for a different sort of church experience and began to move towards a more progressive church community.  His early adult years were spent attending more mainstream churches in Woodstock and Burlington.  Craig also spent a number of years during this time following the work of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America and attending their annual summer conferences.  Eventually, he found his way to St. Andrew’s and has remained for the last 10 years.
Outside of church life, Craig has had two careers, first as an analyst/manager in the pharmaceutical and software industries.  His second career lead him to education where he continues to work with elementary-aged students.  His current class is a combined grade 4 & 5 group of 21 in south Georgetown.  This is his passion and where he remains passionate.
Blended families are a challenge and the Bathgate Brady Bunch, as we refer to ourselves, has worked hard to maintain our household.  Two adults and 5 children has definitely earned us “bunch” status.”
 

Welcome Craig!

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

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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)