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)