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.

St. Andrew’s Christmas TV Listings

Episode #1 “Rev. John in The Big Comfy Chair”

December 19 @ 1:30pm and 11:30pm / December 20 @ 5:30pm / 

December 21 @ 8am / December 22 @ 12pm / December 24 @10:30am

Episode #2 “Your Favourite Christmas Carol Sing-Along”

December 19 @ 5:30pm / December 20 @ 6pm / December 21 @ 10:30am / 

December 22 @ 12:30pm / December 23 @ 9am

 Episode #3 “Lessons and Carols for Christmastide

December 19 @ 10am / December 20 @ 10am / December 23 @ 8pm /

December 24 @ 2:30pm

Episode #4 “The Nativity of Nativities”

December 19 @ 6pm / December 23 @ 9:30am and 8:30pm /

December 24 @ 3pm and 6:30pm

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)

PRERECORDED Worship for Sunday December 27, 2020

Today we will hosting a prerecorded service. We remain closed to public worship. Peter and Rev. John, with Fred and other musical guests, have put together a service of St. Andrew’s favourite carols. Sit back relax and sing along with us today.

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.

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

Christmas Eve Worship Services

It is Christmas Eve. A time when we normally gather together with friends and family and make a special trip to worship together. It is 2020 and We remain closed to public worship. 

St. Andrew’s has put together 2 special services for this very special Christmas. We hope you can join us from the comfort of your home. We can have two services for your enjoyment.

The first is “Rev John in the Big Chair” where Rev. John shares the Christmas Story through the eyes of the animals.

The Second is Rev. John’s Traditional Christmas Message

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

Worship for Sunday December 20, 2020 by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday December 20, 2020 @ 10:30AM

Today we will be broadcasting from the Sanctuary and Rev. John’s home. We remain closed to public worship. Peter is running our broadcast from the Church while Rev. John is at home today.

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 – Carols for Christmastide (a medley sung by our choir)

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath – The Angels’ Candle

Carol – “Hope is a star” (#159) (v. 4)

Opening Prayer

Lessons and Carols for Christmastide

Reading: The birth of Jesus is foretold Luke 1:26-38 (NRSV)

Carol: “The angel Gabriel” (Basque traditional)

Reading: The birth of Jesus Luke 2:1-7 (NRSV)

Carol: “Away in a manger” (arr. I. Bevell)

Reading: The shepherds and the angels Luke 2:8-20 (NRSV)

Carol: “Come, behold the King” African Spiritual (are. Frombach/Lantz III)

Reading: Visit of the Magi Matthew 2:1-11 (NRSV)

Carol: “Rejoice and be merry” (English traditional)

Readings: The Word became flesh John 1:1-14 (NRSV)

Carol: “O come all ye faithful” (v. 1,2,5) Adests Fideles

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

Prayers of the People

Carol – “See amid the winter’s snow” (v. 1, 2, 5)

Blessing

Postlude – “In Dulci Jubilo” (J.S. Bach)