Thursday Morning Bible Study – October 22 by ZOOM

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: 34 – 46

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday October 18, 2020

Order of Service – Sunday October 18, 2020 @ 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 along with our musical guest, Isaac Muth and Catharine Johnston reading Scripture.

Prelude – Meditation on tune: ‘O Waly, Waly’ (violin: Isaac Muth)

Introit – “God reveal your presence”  (arr. J. Neander)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” (v. 1 – 3, 5)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 22: 15 – 22 (NRSV)

Sermon: “The Coin Toss”

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

If you’d like to support TODAY’s 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 – “Adagio” (Sonata #1 in g) (J.S. Bach) (Violin: Isaac Muth)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer”

Benediction

Postlude – “Cwm Rhondda” (arr. P. Manz)

Thursday Morning Bible Study – October 15

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: 15 – 22

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

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday October 4 (Worldwide Communion Sunday)

Order of Service – Sunday October 4, 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 the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Before the service begins, you are encouraged to have at the ready a bread and beverage like substance (no judgement) so that you can share in this joyous meal that our LORD provides. The ordinary becomes holy in this meal we share together virtually.

Prelude – Chorale Prelude on “Rhosymedre” (arr. R. Vaughan Williams)

Introit – “O Taste and See” (F.E.W. Gingrich)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Hail, our once-rejected Jesus”

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 21: 33 – 46 (NRSV)

Sermon: “Those Wretches”

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

CIBC Run for the Cure 2020 (Virtual) – TODAY

Thank you for your generous support of our Run participants this year. We hope to share some pictures through the week and next Sunday. St. Andrew’s Guelph and Knox Guelph will join together again next year as “Presbyterians on the Run”!

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “To God be the Glory” (original text)

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

This part of the service will include responses. They will appear on the screen. Our Communion music comes from “Exultate – A Liturgical Suite”.

Hymn – “Bread of the World”

Sung “Gloria

Benediction

Postlude – “Go, it is the dismissal” (Exultate – A Liturgical Suite) (C. Phillips)

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

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday September 27, 2020 (Presbyterians Sharing Sunday)

Order of Service – Sunday September 27, 2020 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Only Rev. John, Fred, our Tech Team, and our trainee Screeners will be in the Sanctuary.

Prelude – Chorale Prelude on “Slane” arr. G. Young

Call to Worship

Hymn – “What a friend we have in Jesus” (v. 1 )

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 21: 23 – 32 (NRSV)

Sermon: “I Will Not”

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.

Here’s a video celebrating the work and witness of Presbyterians Sharing.

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 – Variations on “God is so good” (Bells of St. Andrew’s) arr. F.E.W. Gingrich

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Go now in peace” (v. 1 & 2) (Handbells & Organ)

Benediction

Postlude – Prelude in Classic Style (arr. G. Young)

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)