Thursday Morning Bible Study By ZOOM – April 16

Hope to see you tomorrow morning at 10AM for Bible Study by ZOOM.

We will be focusing on this Sunday’s reading: John 20: 19 – 31.

Here’s the ZOOM Meeting Invitation:
Time: Apr 16, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 955 7568 8904
Password: 784255

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Thursday Morning Bible Study IN THE EVENING!

As we continue our experiments during this truly uncharted territory, I thought I’d try an evening experience for our traditional Thursday Morning Bible Study. [Truth is that I also have another commitment this Thursday morning that actually survived all the cancellations of this current reality]. So, instead of cancelling outright, I thought I’d try out an evening experience. 

So join us on Thursday April 2 at 7:00PM for a Bible conversation on Matthew 21: 1 – 11… Matthew’s take on the Palm Sunday story. 

Here’s the ZOOM Meeting invitation. Look forward to sharing the conversation with you on Thursday evening.

Topic: Thursday Morning Bible Study in the EVENING
Time: Apr 2, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 801 945 394

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Self Isolating with Wisdom – 31 Days with Proverbs

Today, I’m inviting you to join me on a 31 day journey of Self Isolation with Wisdom – the wisdom found in the Book of Proverbs. Starting today and over the next 31 days, I’d like to encourage you to read a chapter from Proverbs each day. For those of you who would like more of a challenge, I’ve also included a reading plan that would take you through the Book of Psalms AND Proverbs in 31 days. Occasionally in our regular e-mails, you will see reminders and quotes from the daily readings to keep you on track.

I’ve included this great and simple overview of the Book of Proverbs from the British and Foreign Bible Society who a few years back produced these resources for their Bible Book Club. I hope it helps give you context for this rich book of wisdom literature attributed to King Solomon. Here’s the link:

And if you’d like to try something a little more challenging – here’s the reading plan for reading both The Book of Psalms AND Proverbs in 31 Days.

I look forward to walking in the path of wisdom with you these 31 days.

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge.” ~ Proverbs 1.7

Thursday Morning Bible Study – March 26 at 10AM

Looking forward to our SECOND Thursday Morning Bible Study by ZOOM.

Join us by clicking on the link below or calling one of the numbers.

Our Text for this week is Matthew 7: 13 – 29. See you then, Rev. John.

Topic: Thursday Morning Bible Study
Time: Mar 26, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 237 749 381

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St. Andrew’s Goes ZOOM – Sunday March 22, 2020

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.

Check back on our website, Facebook page, or our regular emails (subscribe below if you are not receiving them) to keep up to date with what’s happening at St. Andrew’s Guelph.

Experiment #1: Thursday Morning Bible Study by Zoom

Our First Experiment – Thursday Morning Bible Study on Zoom
I’ve signed up for a FREE Zoom account – it allows 40 minute online meetings with up to 100 people. 
So THIS Thursday at 10AM, join me and maybe 100 people (ha!) for our FIRST ever St. Andrew’s Guelph Thursday Morning Bible Study. Let’s play with this amazing technology together. Be sure to use your computer – you can choose to use the video option or not. Here’s the invitation and the link below.

John Borthwick is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Thursday Morning Bible StudyTime: Mar 19, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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https://zoom.us/j/678815428

You will need to click on this link around 10AM or slightly before. And then we will dig into the Scripture for the day.

We will be talking about Matthew 6:19 – 7:12.

Here’s a link to the text: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+6%3A19+-+7%3A12&version=NRSV
And just to say, this was the text that I was scheduled to speak on this coming week! The Spirit moves in mysterious ways.
Stay connected (at a distance), calm and healthy.


Grace and peace, John.

Join our Facebook Bible Study this Fall

Starting on Wednesday September 12, Rev. John will  be starting a Facebook Bible Study group.  A Bible passage with questions will be posted for members of the group to consider individually, with the opportunity to comment to the group as a whole.  It is hoped that this might lead to some great discussions online.  This Fall, the study will focus on Acts, in alignment with a sermon series on The Acts of the Apostles.
Here’s the link to follow to the group:
Or like the St. Andrews Guelph page: