Worship for Sunday April 4, 2021 (Easter Sunday) by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday April 4, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John, Fred, a soloist, and our Tech Team are present this morning.

This is Easter Sunday and we are celebrating with the Sacrament of Holy Communion (virtually). Please come to the service prepared with a bread and beverage like substance in order to join in the feast that our LORD has provided. Taste and see that the LORD is Good!

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 – “Fanfare” (W. Mathias)

Introit – “This is the day” (F.E.W. Gingrich)

Lenten Liturgy from Presbyterian World Service and Development

Hymn – “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” #243

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Hymn – “At the dawning of salvation” #248

Scripture Reading: Mark 16: 1 – 8 (CEB)

Sermon: He Isn’t Here”

Hymn – “This is the feast of victory” #246

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:

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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

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Prayers of the People

The Apostles Creed (#538)

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. AMEN.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Post Communion Anthem – “Ye choirs of New Jerusalem” (I. Bevell)

Hymn – “Thine be the glory” #258

Benediction

Sung Dismissal – “Go Out In Joy!”

Postlude – “Fugue in G (the Gigue) (J.S. Bach)

Easter Sunday on ZOOM


Photo by Bruno van der Kraan on Unsplash

Order of Service – Sunday April 12, 2020 @ 10:30AM – EASTER SUNDAY

REMINDER: We will be sharing an informal Communion service near the end of the service – I’d invite you to find something bread-like and beverage-like (no judgement) in order to participate. If you are watching the recording, I’d encourage you to do the same since. Christ makes the ordinary things of this world HOLY. Taste and see that the LORD is good!

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you to watch these clips before we gather.

This is a South African School Choir singing their arrangement of Cohen’s Hallelujah

And please also watch this clip as a set up to the conclusion of Rev. John’s sermon series on Jesus Christ Superstar.

The title track of Jesus Christ Superstar from the 1973 film version

Welcome

Call to Worship – Responsive Insert from Presbyterian World Service and Development

Scripture Reading – John 20: 1 – 18

Sermon – The Theology of Rice and Lloyd Webber – “Superstar” by The Rev. John Borthwick

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:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/128975471RR0001-st-andrews-presbyterian-church/

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

And if you are looking for assistance or want to help, check out this community based website for more information:

www.guelphcoronavirus.ca

Prayers of the People

The Sacrament of Holy Communion (have bread-like and beverage-like substances nearby in order to participate)

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to watch the next three videos to get into the spirit of Easter! Grace and peace, Rev. John.

This is another selection from the Huddersfield Choral Society – Jesus Christ is risen today
This is an arrangement of Because He Lives by the West Coast Choir
Thine be the Glory by Hour of Power Choir includes lyrics

Easter Sunday by ZOOM

Here’s how to join us for our Easter Sunday Worship Service tomorrow. Remember to bring a bread-like and beverage-like substance in order to participate in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

EASTER SUNDAY by ZOOM
Time: Apr 12, 2020 10:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/883004365

Meeting ID: 883 004 365
Password: 182812

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Meeting ID: 883 004 365
Password: 182812

Alleluia Poster for Easter Sunday

Photo by Sara Torda on Unsplash

Here’s another colouring project for you – colouring can be very calming – but this one might be a bit more of a challenge for you. It comes in four parts that you will tape together to create a huge Alleluia Poster to brighten your Easter celebrations. Please share them with us in the LIVE Zoom Easter worship and afterwards, I’d encourage you to post them on your front doors or windows so that you can share the joy of Easter with your community.
Happy Colouring, St. Andrew’s!