Second Sunday of Easter on ZOOM

Order of Service – Sunday April 19, 2020 @ 10:30AM

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

The Day of Resurrection – Instrumental
The Day of Resurrection – OPC Session Choir

Welcome

Call to Worship (Responsive)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – John 20: 1 – 18 (NRSV)

Sermon – “We Don’t Need To Be Afraid Anymore” 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

We also encourage you to make a donation, if able, to Royal City Mission since we would be typically participating in the Saturday Night Supper in the coming weeks. A donation to them can be made here:

https://www.royalcitymission.ca/donate.html

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to watch this clip as a way of celebrating that Amazing Grace that is the Season of Easter!

Amazing Grace sung by Andrea Bocelli from a LIVE concert broadcast last weekend

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

Good Friday on Zoom

Order of Service – Friday April 10, 2020 @ 10:30AM – GOOD FRIDAY

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

Jesus Christ Superstar (Gethsemane) – Ted Neeley 1973

Welcome

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

Scripture Reading – Luke 22: 39 – 54

Sermon: The Theology of Rice and Lloyd Webber – “Gethsemane” 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

Concluding Prayer – “LORD, WHERE ARE YOU NOW?”

Sending

I’d invite you to listen to this version of “O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded” either before or after listening to the service (interestingly, I couldn’t find the lyrics that matched this version specifically – so just sing along as best you can on your own!)

O Sacred Head! Sore Wounded performed by the Huddersfield Choral Society