Mission Awareness Sunday by ZOOM (May 3, 2020)

The Rev. John Borthwick is on vacation starting Wednesday April 29 until Tuesday May 5. The Mission and Outreach Coordinating Committee and the Women’s Missionary Society traditionally plan and present the Mission Awareness Sunday service on the first Sunday in May. This year, they are pleased to share the service by ZOOM today. Our guest preacher is The Rev. Diane Boyd, minister of Rockwood Presbyterian Church.

Order of Service – Sunday May 3, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As you prepare your hearts for worship, you are invited to listen to these musical selections.

Lord, You Give the Great Commission
We’ve A Story To Tell The Nations

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession

Scripture Reading – Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 & Acts 8: 26 – 40

Sermon – “What Can We Learn” by The Rev. Diane Boyd

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:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/128975471RR0001-st-andrews-presbyterian-church/

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

And if you are looking for assistance or want to help, check out this community based website for more information:

www.guelphcoronavirus.ca

The Mission and Outreach Coordinating Committee (MOCC) is encouraging us to donate towards the following (if you don’t want to donate online, you can always mail cheques to St. Andrew’s indicating where you’d like your donation to be directed on the memo line):

The Saturday Night Suppers (Royal City Mission). On Saturday May 9, members of the MOCC will be purchasing items in support of that evening’s meal. You are encouraged, if able, to make a donation to St. Andrew’s MOCC in support of this or to Royal City Mission directly. A donation to them can be made here:

https://www.royalcitymission.ca/donate.html

The Ecumenical Campus Ministry‘s request to support International Students at The University of Guelph. To donate to the Highest Priority Fund, visit www.uoguelph.ca/giving

Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC) as they continue to support our most vulnerable citizens. To donate, visit Chalmers Donation Online

Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition (GNSC)‘s Emergency Food Fund that seeks to support the North End Harvest Market and the various Neighbourhood pantries. To donate, visit GNSC Donation Online and select EMERGENCY FOOD FUND.

The Drop-In Centre, collaborating with other community partners, continues to care for our homeless population. To donate, visit Drop-In Centre Donation Online

Prayers of the People

Presentation of Robe to The Rev. Diane Boyd

 On behalf of St. Andrew’s Guelph to celebrate Diane’s Ordination and Induction into Rockwood Presbyterian Church.

Benediction

After worship this morning, you are invited to watch this clip.

I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked

Joining our worship services by ZOOM

As many may be aware, online worship experiences occasionally are being ‘hacked’ or ‘heckled’ by members of the public who desire to cause disruption and distress. We have had a practice of posting the details of our ZOOM meeting invitations so that we can be open to as many people as possible joining us for worship. Going forward, if you’d like to JOIN US virtually for worship on Sunday mornings or our Bible Studies, please email revjohn[at]standrewsguelph[dot]com and I will send you the meeting details. We hope to see you in our virtual spaces.

Thanks for your understanding,

Rev. John.

Thursday Morning Bible Study – April 23

Hope you can join us on Thursday Morning at 10AM for our Bible Conversation on Luke 24: 13 – 35.

Here’s the ZOOM meeting invitation.
Time: Apr 23, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 910 6357 9505
Password: 105512

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This Week’s ZOOM Worship – Second Sunday of Easter

Join us for Worship on Sunday via ZOOM.

Time: Apr 19, 2020 10:30 AM Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 920 5389 0178
Password: 182812

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Meeting ID: 920 5389 0178
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Second Sunday of Easter on ZOOM

Order of Service – Sunday April 19, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you to watch this clip before we gather.

The Day of Resurrection – Instrumental
The Day of Resurrection – OPC Session Choir

Welcome

Call to Worship (Responsive)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – John 20: 1 – 18 (NRSV)

Sermon – “We Don’t Need To Be Afraid Anymore” by The Rev. John Borthwick

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:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/128975471RR0001-st-andrews-presbyterian-church/

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

And if you are looking for assistance or want to help, check out this community based website for more information:

www.guelphcoronavirus.ca

We also encourage you to make a donation, if able, to Royal City Mission since we would be typically participating in the Saturday Night Supper in the coming weeks. A donation to them can be made here:

https://www.royalcitymission.ca/donate.html

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to watch this clip as a way of celebrating that Amazing Grace that is the Season of Easter!

Amazing Grace sung by Andrea Bocelli from a LIVE concert broadcast last weekend

Thursday Morning Bible Study By ZOOM – April 16

Hope to see you tomorrow morning at 10AM for Bible Study by ZOOM.

We will be focusing on this Sunday’s reading: John 20: 19 – 31.

Here’s the ZOOM Meeting Invitation:
Time: Apr 16, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 955 7568 8904
Password: 784255

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Meeting ID: 955 7568 8904
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Easter Sunday – Archived Service from 2018 (Alternate)

We thought you might like another option for worshiping on this holiest of Holy Week Days. We have found a recording of the Easter Sunday worship service held at St. Andrew’s Guelph on Sunday April 1, 2018. May it remind you that HE IS RISEN! He is risen indeed.

Easter Sunday April 1st, 2018

This photo is from our 190th Anniversary held a few weeks after this Easter Sunday worship service in 2018. Looking good, St. Andrew’s Guelph.

Easter Sunday on ZOOM


Photo by Bruno van der Kraan on Unsplash

Order of Service – Sunday April 12, 2020 @ 10:30AM – EASTER SUNDAY

REMINDER: We will be sharing an informal Communion service near the end of the service – I’d invite you to find something bread-like and beverage-like (no judgement) in order to participate. If you are watching the recording, I’d encourage you to do the same since. Christ makes the ordinary things of this world HOLY. Taste and see that the LORD is good!

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you to watch these clips before we gather.

This is a South African School Choir singing their arrangement of Cohen’s Hallelujah

And please also watch this clip as a set up to the conclusion of Rev. John’s sermon series on Jesus Christ Superstar.

The title track of Jesus Christ Superstar from the 1973 film version

Welcome

Call to Worship – Responsive Insert from Presbyterian World Service and Development

Scripture Reading – John 20: 1 – 18

Sermon – The Theology of Rice and Lloyd Webber – “Superstar” by The Rev. John Borthwick

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:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/128975471RR0001-st-andrews-presbyterian-church/

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

And if you are looking for assistance or want to help, check out this community based website for more information:

www.guelphcoronavirus.ca

Prayers of the People

The Sacrament of Holy Communion (have bread-like and beverage-like substances nearby in order to participate)

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to watch the next three videos to get into the spirit of Easter! Grace and peace, Rev. John.

This is another selection from the Huddersfield Choral Society – Jesus Christ is risen today
This is an arrangement of Because He Lives by the West Coast Choir
Thine be the Glory by Hour of Power Choir includes lyrics

Easter Sunday by ZOOM

Here’s how to join us for our Easter Sunday Worship Service tomorrow. Remember to bring a bread-like and beverage-like substance in order to participate in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

EASTER SUNDAY by ZOOM
Time: Apr 12, 2020 10:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 883 004 365
Password: 182812

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Meeting ID: 883 004 365
Password: 182812