Worship by ZOOM – Sunday October 11, 2020 (Thanksgiving Sunday)

Order of Service – Sunday October 11, 2020 @ 10:30AM

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

Today, we are celebrating Thanksgiving Sunday. Fred, our Director of Music, will be sharing an organ solo entitled “Variations on ‘Old 100th'”. He explains that it is a reflection on the Doxology for Thanksgiving: “Praise God from Whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Him above ye heavenly host, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.”

Prelude – Hymns of Thanksgiving (arr. A. Whitworth)

Introit – “For the beauty of the earth” (Plainsong)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Come, ye thankful people, come” (v. 1, 2, & 4)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 22: 1 – 14 (NRSV)

Sermon: “A Wedding Robe”

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. St. Andrew’s has committed to $30,000 for 2020 (a commitment we have made for several years now which exceeds what the Presbytery requests of us). Your generosity is exemplary. To date, St. Andrew’s has received approximately $12,000. We know that there is still time to meet our goal.

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

If you’d like to support the Ecumenical Campus Ministry’s Pilgrimage Day, here’s the link to do so:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-university-of-guelph-ecumenical-campus-ministry/campaign/ecm-pilgrimage-day/

Special Musical Interlude – “Variations on ‘Old 100th'” (arr. D. Bedard)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Now thank we all our God”

Benediction

Postlude – “Now thank we all our God” (from Cantata #79)

Thursday Morning Bible Study – October 8

We gather by ZOOM each Thursday at 10AM to discuss the Scripture reading for the Sunday coming… and often, many other things of a spiritual flavour. Join us. If you’d like to receive the link, please email revjohn[at]standrewsguelph[dot]com. Or subscribe to our regular emails below.

This week’s text is: Matthew 22: 1 – 14

Thursday Morning Bible Study – October 1

We gather by ZOOM each Thursday at 10AM to discuss the Scripture reading for the Sunday coming… and often, many other things of a spiritual flavour. Join us. If you’d like to receive the link, please email revjohn[at]standrewsguelph[dot]com. Or subscribe to our regular emails below.

This week’s text is: Matthew 21: 33 – 46

Thursday Morning Bible Study – September 24, 2020 at 10:30AM

This week’s Scripture Reading is: Matthew 21: 23 – 32.

Check the “Tuesday This Week” Chimp for sign in details.

If you’d like to join us on Thursday Morning and would like to have the details too, please email Rev. John at revjohn[at]standrewsguelph[dot]com. Or subscribe below to get our regular “Chimps” (congregational emails).

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday September 13, 2020

Order of Service – Sunday September 13, 2020 @ 10:30AM

We are delighted to be back in our sanctuary this morning. We will be livestreaming from the sanctuary every week going forward by ZOOM . Our gratitude to Peter Devries for his leadership and dedication in getting things ready to effectively broadcast. And to our Tech Team members who are assisting us this morning. We will be experimenting with this setup for the next few weeks in anticipation and hope that we can invite members of the congregation who are interested to in-person worship. We will continue to broadcast via ZOOM even when we are able to have a live audience. Our community may be apart due to COVID but we will endeavour to keep our worshiping community TOGETHER through the gift of technology.

We are further delighted to welcome back our Music Director, Fred Gingrich. Fred will be providing several instrumental pieces for our worship services. In due course, it is hoped that we will be able to have recordings of our Choir too. And Fred is working on adding members of the Bell Choir occasionally. We certainly have missed Fred over these last several months and welcome him back today!

Prelude – Prelude in G (J.S. Bach)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Joyful, Joyful” (v. 1 & 4)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 18: 21 – 35 (NRSV)

Sermon: “Let’s Start with Forgiveness”

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.

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

CIBC Run for the Cure 2020 (Virtual) – October 4, 2020

We are encouraging our members and friends to support the RUN this year individually. If you are interested in supporting this year’s Run for the Cure, you can register here:

https://support.cancer.ca/site/TR/RunfortheCure/RFTC_NW_odd_?fr_id=27270&pg=entry&s_locale=en_CA

St. Andrew’s Guelph and Knox Guelph will join together again next year as “Presbyterians on the Run”!

Special Musical Interlude – “Fairest Lord Jesus” (arr. F. Swann)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

Benediction

Postlude – Fugue in G (J.S. Bach)

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday August 23, 2020

Order of Service – Sunday August 23, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you listen to this song as a way of preparing for worship this morning.

“New Every Morning Is The Love”

Call to Worship

Special Musical Interlude

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 16: 21 – 28 (NRSV)

Sermon: “Through COVID Eyes – This Must Never Happen”

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.

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

Responding to the Lebanon Crisis through PWS&D

Presbyterian World Service & Development is responding to the devastation in Lebanon as a result of the recent explosion in Beirut. The Canadian government is matching all donations at this time. You can donate online here:

https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=2034&AID=5823

You can also make a gift through your church, by mailing a cheque or by calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark your donation “Lebanon Crisis.”

CIBC Run for the Cure 2020 (Virtual) – October 4, 2020

We are encouraging our members and friends to support the RUN this year individually. If you are interested in supporting this year’s Run for the Cure, you can register here:

https://support.cancer.ca/site/TR/RunfortheCure/RFTC_NW_odd_?fr_id=27270&pg=entry&s_locale=en_CA

St. Andrew’s Guelph and Knox Guelph will join together again next year as “Presbyterians on the Run”!

Ayak Malou Sponsorship Support

Further to the announcements this week about Ayak Malou and her family’s Refugee Sponsorship Appeal, if you wish to make a pledge to be paid later or in monthly installments, please inform Rick McRonald (rickmcr [at] rogers [dot] com) so he can keep track of our progress.   

If you wish to make a one-time donation or begin a monthly installment, you can do one of the following:

  1. You can still mail cheques to:

St. Andrew’s Guelph, 161 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON N1H 4J8

Mark your cheque “Ayak Malou Sponsorship”

Or

  1. You can donate to St. Andrew’s through CanadaHelps

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

Select “family sponsorship  fund”

Or

  1. PAR: You can contact Elaine Lilley (e.lilley1 [at] outlook [dot] com) to modify your PAR

Be sure to inform Elaine that the increase is for Ayak Malou support.

Feel free to contact Rick McRonald if you need further clarification.

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, please enjoy this hymn.

“Hail! Thou Once Despised Jesus”

Worship Service for August 16, 2020 by ZOOM

Order of Service – Sunday August 16, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you listen to this song as a way of preparing for worship this morning.

“God is Love: Come Heaven, Adoring”

Call to Worship

Special Musical Interlude

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 16: 13- 20 (NRSV)

Sermon: “Through COVID Eyes – The Masks We Wear”

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.

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

Responding to the Lebanon Crisis through PWS&D

Presbyterian World Service & Development is responding to the devastation in Lebanon as a result of the recent explosion in Beirut. The Canadian government is matching all donations at this time. You can donate online here:

https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=2034&AID=5823

You can also make a gift through your church, by mailing a cheque or by calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark your donation “Lebanon Crisis.”

CIBC Run for the Cure 2020 (Virtual) – October 4, 2020

We are encouraging our members and friends to support the RUN this year individually. If you are interested in supporting this year’s Run for the Cure, you can register here:

https://support.cancer.ca/site/TR/RunfortheCure/RFTC_NW_odd_?fr_id=27270&pg=entry&s_locale=en_CA

St. Andrew’s Guelph and Knox Guelph will join together again next year as “Presbyterians on the Run”!

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, please enjoy this version of A Mighty Fortress is Our God.

“A Mighty Fortress is Our God”

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday August 9, 2020

Order of Service – Sunday August 9, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you listen to this song as a way of preparing for worship this morning.

“Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Call to Worship

Special Musical Interlude

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 15: 10 – 28 (NRSV)

Sermon – “Through COVID Eyes – Jesus, Wash Your Hands!”

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.

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

Responding to the Lebanon Crisis through PWS&D

Presbyterian World Service & Development is responding to the devastation in Lebanon as a result of the recent explosion in Beirut. The Canadian government is matching all donations at this time. You can donate online here:

https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=2034&AID=5823

You can also make a gift through your church, by mailing a cheque or by calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark your donation “Lebanon Crisis.”

CIBC Run for the Cure 2020 (Virtual) – October 4, 2020

We are encouraging our members and friends to support the RUN this year individually. If you are interested in supporting this year’s Run for the Cure, you can register here:

https://support.cancer.ca/site/TR/RunfortheCure/RFTC_NW_odd_?fr_id=27270&pg=entry&s_locale=en_CA

St. Andrew’s Guelph and Knox Guelph will join together again next year as “Presbyterians on the Run”!

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, connected to today’s theme… enjoy this adaptation of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”. And then the original song follows.

Neil Diamond – “Hands… washing hands”
“Sweet Caroline”

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)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 801 945 394

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