Worship for Sunday January 17, 2021 by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday January 17, 2021 @ 10:30AM

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

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 – “Slane” (arr. E. Butler) Call to Worship

Hymn – “Be Thou My Vision” #461 (vs. 1 & 5)

Opening Prayer

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: John 1: 43-51  (CEB)

Sermon: “Come and See”

Hymn – “Lead me, Jesus I will follow” #646

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

Saturday January 30 is the next Saturday Night Supper at the Royal City Mission. MOCC invites those who are able to make a financial donation towards the cost of purchasing the food that workers of the Mission will prepare and distribute at the front door to guests. If you are able, please consider donating and mark your donation: Saturday Night Supper.

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Blessed Assurance” #687 (v. 1 & 3)

Blessing

Postlude – “Blessed Assurance” (arr. J. Jones)

Worship for Sunday January 10, 2021 by ZOOM and YouTube

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

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

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 – Choral Prelude on “If thou but suffer God to guide thee” (J.S. Bach)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “O Jesus, Lord of heavenly grace” #818 (vs. 1, 2 & 5)

Opening Prayer

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Mark 1: 4-11 (CEB)

Sermon: “In You I Find Happiness”

Hymn – “Christ, when for us you were baptized” #183

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

Saturday January 30 is the next Saturday Night Supper at the Royal City Mission. MOCC invites those who are able to make a financial donation towards the cost of purchasing the food that workers of the Mission will prepare and distribute at the front door to guests. If you are able, please consider donating and mark your donation: Saturday Night Supper.

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Lead us, heavenly Father lead us” #647

Blessing

Postlude – Choral Postlude on “If thou but suffer God to guide thee” (J.S. Bach)

Worship for Sunday January 3, 2021 by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday January 3, 2021 @ 10:30AM

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

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 – “The three Kings” (are. G. Young)

Introit: Psalm 96:1-6 (NRSV)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” #174

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading: Matthew 2:1-12 (NRSV)

Sermon: “Do you feel rejected?”

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

Hymn – “Guide me, O Thou Great Redeemer” #651

Blessing

Postlude: “Trumpet Tune on ‘March of the Kings'” (arr. G. Young)

Palm Sunday on Zoom – April 5, 2020

We celebrated Palm Sunday with our own Palm Parade from the privacy of our homes. Rev. John began his Holy Week sermon series reprising a series he did in 2015 on the Theology of Rice and Lloyd Webber featuring the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Today, he focused on their take on Palm Sunday and the song, Hosanna. You can watch the clip from the 1973 film version (Rev. John’s favourite) below and read the lyrics from the song too. The service follows… and we concluded today by listening to the King’s College Cambridge choir singing Ride On, Ride On in Majesty. Hosanna!

Here are the lyrics to Hosanna

Hosanna
Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Hosanna
Hey Sanna Hosanna
Hey JC, JC won’t you smile at me?
Sanna Hosanna
Hey Superstar

CAIAPHAS

Tell the rabble to be quiet, we anticipate a riot.
This common crowd, is much too loud.
Tell the mob who sing your song that they are fools and they are wrong.
They are a curse. They should disperse.

CROWD

Hosanna
Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Hosanna
Hey Sanna Hosanna
Hey JC, JC you’re alright by me
Sanna Hosanna
Hey Superstar

JESUS

Why waste your breath moaning at the crowd?
Nothing can be done to stop the shouting.
If every tongue were stilled
The noise would still continue.
The rocks and stone themselves would start to sing:

CROWD AND JESUS

Hosanna
Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Hosanna
Hey Sanna Hosanna

CROWD (alone)

Hey JC, JC won’t you fight for me?
Sanna Hosanna Hey Superstar

JESUS

Sing me your songs,
But not for me alone.
Sing out for yourselves,
For you are bless-ed.
There is not one of you
Who can not win the kingdom.
The slow, the suffering,
The quick, the dead.

CROWD and JESUS

Hosanna
Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Hosanna
Hey Sanna Hosanna

CROWD (alone)

Hey JC, JC won’t you die for me?
Sanna Hosanna Hey Superstar

St. Andrew’s Palm Sunday Service April 5, 2020
Closing Hymn

Closing Hymn – Ride On! Ride on in Majesty

Service From March 15th, 2020

Introit / Hymn 61 / Prayer of Confession / Assurance of Forgiveness / Psalm 95, Dramatic Reading of Matthew 6: 1-18 / Hymn 660  / Message: “Your Secret Life” / Hymn 638 / Offertory / Offertory Prayer / Opportunities in the Life of St. Andrew’s / Prayers of the People / The Lord’s Prayer / Hymn 685 / Benediction

This week’s homework…

Decide whether you’d like to experiment with giving to

the poor, fasting, or praying in secret.

But don’t tell anyone!

Service From March 8th, 2020

Introit / Hymn 194 / Prayer of Confession / Assurance of Forgiveness / Psalm 121 Matthew 5: 17-48 / Hymn 632  / Message: “A New Path to Aliveness” / Hymn 635 / Offertory / Sung Response / Offertory Prayer / Anthem / Opportunities in the Life of St. Andrew’s / Prayers of the People / The Lord’s Prayer / Hymn 337 / / Benediction

This week’s homework…

Look for Opportunities to practice Jesus’ teaching

in regards to violence,

lust, marriage, oaths, and revenge.

Service from March 1st, 2020

Introit / Hymn 474 / Prayer of Confession / Assurance of Forgiveness / Psalm 32 Matthew 5: 1-16 / Hymn 624  / Message: “A New Identity” / Offertory / Sung Response / Offertory Prayer / Opportunities in the Life of St. Andrew’s / Prayers of the People / Hymn 730 / The Apostles Creed / The Sacrament of Communion / Post Communion Anthem / Hymn 566 / Benediction

Service from February 23rd, 2020

Introit / Hymn 412 / Prayer of Confession / Assurance of Forgiveness / Psalm 2 Mark 2:1-17 / Hymn 817  / Message: “Making it Real” / Hymn 350 / Offertory / Sung Response / Offertory Prayer / Opportunities in the Life of St. Andrew’s /Special Guest: Claire Knight / Prayers of the People / The Lord’s Prayer / Hymn 639 / Benediction

This week’s Homework

Consider beginning each day with the words “I believe.” If you would like , add the words ” Help my unbelief.”

Echo them throughout the day when they arise in your heart.

Service from February 16th, 2020

Introit / Hymn 411 / Prayer of Confession / Assurance of Forgiveness / Psalm 119:1-8 Matthew 16:13 – 17:9 / Hymn 570  / Message: “Jesus, Violence and Power” / Hymn 487 / Offertory / Sung Response / Offertory Prayer / Opportunities in the Life of St. Andrew’s / Prayers of the People / The Lord’s Prayer / Hymn 353 / Benediction

This Week’s Homework:

Look for situations this week when you initial reaction should be questioned, especially in relation to power dynamics.