Worship Service for September 26, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday September 26, 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, along with the family of the Rev. Dr. Blair Bertrand, and the family of Rev. Dr. Bob Spencer (see special announcement following the offering).

Join us on our St. Andrew’s Guelph YouTube Channel and select the live service, and remember to invite your friends and families. You can also join us via Zoom by following the link in your Friday or Sunday morning email. If you’d like to begin receiving our weekly emails you can sign up here.


Chorale Prelude – “Old 100th” (arr. G. Merkel)

Introit – Psalm 103: 1 &22 (Refrain: F. Gingrich, Tone: J. Derkson)

Call to Worship

Hymn –  #410 “Joyful, joyful we adore you”

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Job 38: 1 – 11 (CEB)

Sermon: “ZOOMerview with Stephen Jackson, Executive Director of Anishnabeg Outreach”

Stephen Jackson, Executive Director of Anishnabeg Outreach

Click the link below to read and download Stephen’s Bio

The Confessions of the Presbyterian Church of Canada.

Click below or on the image to view the entire statement.

Truth and Reconciliation Confessions of Canada: Calls to Action

Click on the link below the image to download and read the entire report

Hymn – #723 “Lord in this broken world” 

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

Click Here to Donate to St. Andrew’s via Canada Helps here.

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 soy clicking here. (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 by clicking here.

This Fall we are encouraging our members to join the VIRTUAL Run for the Cure. Similar to last year, we are inviting interested individuals to sign up on their own and participate. Let Rev. John know if you have signed up and we will encourage the congregation to sponsor you too.

Click Here to sign up yourself

Click Here to Sponsor Rev. John 

Click Here to Sponsor Mary Visser Kerr

Click Here to Sponsor Rhonda Wright


Turning Over of The Dr. Bob Spencer’s Vestments to Our Mission Partners in Malawi

The Rev. Dr. Blair Bertrand will be with us to accept the generous donation from the Spencer family (who will be present in-person for this occasion) of Dr. Bob’s vestments for our mission partners in Malawi. Blair is a Malawi Liaison with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in the Synod of Blantyre.

Anthem – ” The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases” (E. McNeill)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – # 714 : Wordless, ancient earth’s foundation” 

Blessing

Postlude – “Trumpet Tune in C” (D. Lasky)

Worship Service for April 18, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday April 18, 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 – “Prelude” (H. Coleman)

Introit – Psalm 148: 1 – 4, 13  (Refrain: H. Hopson | Tone: R. Cunningham)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “The day of resurrection” #249

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Luke 24: 36b – 48 (CEB)

Sermon: The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Reflections on a year of learning about the power of service” – Curt Hammond

Curt Hammond’s Bio

Hymn – “The storm is strong” #728

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 – “Hail! Our once-rejected Jesus” #353

Benediction

Postlude – “Finale in d” (E. Thiman)

Worship for Sunday February 21, 2021 by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday February 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 – “Amazing Grace”(arr. G. Young)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “We come to ask for forgiveness ” #201 (refrain, v 1&2, refrain)

Opening Prayer

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Psalm 25: 1 – 10 (CEB)

“ZOOMerview with Kween from Guelph Black Heritage Society”

Guelph born and raised, University of Guelph Alumni, Valedictorian Graduate from the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts, Kween is living out her passions. She is a dance teacher, actor, singer, and advocate. She also owns The Kween Company @thekweencompany and Co-owns The Heels Academy @theheelsacademy, She teaches heels dance for adults, Soca/Dancehall/Afro at the University of Guelph, and runs one on ones for adults. During basketball off-season Kween is the team coordinator and choreographer for The Guelph Nighthawks Flight Crew @nighthawks.cebl. ⁣

Within the coloured communities, Kween advocates for the rights of African and Caribbean people, and continuously works on activism and mentorship for her Black community. Dedicated to Carnival, she helps to promote through Caribbean Dance and gives her time back into the high schools teaching dance and mentoring during Black History Month.

She currently is one of three holding an Artistic Residency with Guelph Dance 2020/2021 promoting BIPOC art through movement and dance. You can catch her monthly as host and community producer on Rogers Channel 20 with her show “Diverse and Converse” a BIPOC panel discussion. 

Kween is the leader of Guelph BLM Protest and the Executive Director and Community Engagement Coordinator for Guelph Black Heritage and is honoured to be a role model for her city.

Offertory – “There is a balm in Gilead”(arr. G. Sewell)

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:

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Who made the earth and the heaven” #339 (v. 1, 4, 6)

Blessing

Postlude – “Toccata on ‘Old – time religion‘” (arr. G. Young)

Worship for Sunday February 7, 2021 by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday February 7, 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 – “What a friend”(arr. J. Jones)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “We praise You O God” #425  (vs. 1, 2, & 3)

Opening Prayer

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 40:21-31

Sermon: “ZOOMerview with Mubeen Butt, Muslim Society of Guelph”

You can learn more about the Muslim Society of Guelph here: https://www.msofg.org/

Offertory – “Make me a channel of your peace”

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:

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:

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “May the God of hope go with you” #726 (v. 1)

Blessing

Postlude – “Toccatina” (J. Southbridge)

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday June 28, 2020 ZOOMerview with special guest, Marva Wisdom

Order of Service – Sunday June 28, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you listen to this classic hymn as a way of preparing for worship this morning. It was shared by Thelma Roswell.

“Amazing Grace”

St. Andrew’s Territorial Acknowledgement

As we gather, we acknowledge that Indigenous people were here long before us who cared for this land and called it home.  This territory has a rich history and was, and is to this day, considered sacred by many First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.  We have a responsibility to care for this land as their ancestors did and to continue to strengthen our relationships with our Indigenous neighbours.

Call to Worship

Special Musical Interlude

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – James 2: 1 – 4 (The Message)

Sermon – “Change Starts Now”: A ZOOMerview with Marva Wisdom

By way of introduction, here’s Marva’s Bio:

And here’s a link to The Black Experience Project that Marva was the director of: https://www.theblackexperienceproject.ca/

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

The month of June is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! For the entire month of June, every single dollar donated to a Canadian nonprofit or charity through Canada Helps will buy that nonprofit one entry in a contest to win a $20,000.00 grand prize. If you’ve been waiting for the ‘right time’ to donate ONLINE, that time is now! Every donation is a WIN for these organizations… including St. Andrew’s and our Mission Partners. Thanks for your continued generosity! Let’s accept the challenge and make a difference in our community and world.

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

The Guelph Black Heritage Society has launched the “Freedom Project” which promotes universal accessibility to Heritage Hall and will enable all people to attend events at the building.  The Heritage Hall “Freedom Project” will help GBHS fulfill its mandate to be community centered, promote inclusiveness and be respectful of all Canadians: past, present and future.

Today as we reflect on the issues of systemic racism, we can be a part of the Change that Starts NOW. Please consider a donation, if you are able, to the Guelph Black Heritage Society. To learn more about the work of the GBHS and to donate, follow this link: https://www.guelphblackheritage.ca/donations/

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to reflect on these songs.

“Open my eyes”
“Time Will Tell” – Bob Marley

Worship by ZOOM – Father’s Day and ZOOMerview with our special guest, Curt Hammond – June 21, 2020

Order of Service – Sunday June 21, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you listen to this hymn as a way of preparing for worship this morning.

“Will You Come and Follow Me”

St. Andrew’s Territorial Acknowledgement

As we gather, we acknowledge that Indigenous people were here long before us who cared for this land and called it home.  This territory has a rich history and was, and is to this day, considered sacred by many First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.  We have a responsibility to care for this land as their ancestors did and to continue to strengthen our relationships with our Indigenous neighbours.

Scripture Reading – Galatians 5: 22-23 (The Message)

Sermon – “Four Simple Words”: A ZOOMerview with Curt Hammond (http://foursimplewords.ca/)

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

The month of June is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! For the entire month of June, every single dollar donated to a Canadian nonprofit or charity through Canada Helps will buy that nonprofit one entry in a contest to win a $20,000.00 grand prize. If you’ve been waiting for the ‘right time’ to donate ONLINE, that time is now! Every donation is a WIN for these organizations… including St. Andrew’s and our Mission Partners. Thanks for your continued generosity! Let’s accept the challenge and make a difference in our community and world.

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

Another opportunity to be generous and support our most vulnerable citizens in Guelph is Harve$t Impact. The goal, in partnership with The Seed and 10C (St. Andrew’s is a member organization) as well as others, is to get food to 10,000 community members. For more information or to make a donationwww.harvestimpact.ca/donate/

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to reflect on these songs.

“Mercy” – Dave Matthews Band
“Yahweh” and “40” by U2