Worship Service for May 9, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday May 9, 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 – “Morning has broken”  (arr. J. Raney)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Praise, I will praise”  #420

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Hymn –  “This is my commandment” (This is my commandment) #694

Scripture Reading: John 15: 9 – 17 (CEB)

Sermon: Remain in my love”

Anthem – “Come, thou fount” (arr. D. Bish)

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 – “All the way my Saviour leads me” (All the way) #699

Benediction

Postlude – “Sing, Rejoice” (E. Broughton)

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:

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

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)

Worship for Sunday March 28, 2021 (Palm Sunday) by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday March 28, 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.

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 –  “Maestoso” (Partita on St. Theodulph) (arr. M. Burkhardt)

Introit – “Hosanna to the Son of David” (G.P. Telemann)

Lenten Liturgy from Presbyterian World Service and Development

Hymn – “All glory, laud and honour” #214 (v. 1, 3, 4, 6)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Musical Interlude – “Moderato” (Variations on Passion Chorale) (arr. D. Bedard)

Dramatic Reading and Meditation on Mark 14: 1 – 15: 47 (CEB)

Musical Interlude – “Adagio” (Variations on Passion Chorale) (arr. D. Bedard)

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 – “Ride on, ride on in majesty” #217 (v. 1, 3, 6)

Benediction

Postlude – “Maestoso” (Variations on Passion Chorale) (arr. D. Bedard)

Worship for Sunday March 21, 2021 by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday March 21, 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.

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 –  “Little” Prelude in g  (J.S. Bach)

Lenten Liturgy from Presbyterian World Service and Development

Hymn – “Stand up and bless the LORD” #411 (v. 1, 2, 5)

Opening Prayer

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: John 12: 20 – 33 (CEB)

Sermon: “Lifted Up”

Hymn – “My Faith looks up to Thee” #677 (v. 1, 2, 3)

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 – “Christ of all my hopes the ground” #680 (v. 1, 3, 4)

Blessing

Postlude – “Little” Fugue in g  (J.S. Bach)

Worship for Sunday March 14, 2021 by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday March 14, 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.

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 –  Partita on “Puer Nobis Nascitur” (var. I)  (O love, how deep) (arr. R. D. Haan)

Lenten Liturgy from Presbyterian World Service and Development

Hymn – “Come Let Us to the Lord our God” #194 (v. 1, 3, 4, 6)

Opening Prayer

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: John 3:14-21 (CEB)

Sermon: The Light”

Offertory – “Puer Nobis Nascitur” (var. II & III)  (arr. R. D. Haan)

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 – “O love, how deep” #205 (v. 1, 3, 6)

Blessing

Postlude – “Puer Nobis Nascitur” (var. V) (arr. R. D. Haan)

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