Worship Service for May 30, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday May 30, 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.


Today’s service references the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It can be found here: https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples.html

Prelude – “Aria” (F. Peeters)

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

Hymn –  “God reveal your presence” (v. 1 – 3) #414

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Hymn – “Holy, Holy, Holy” (v. 1, 2, 4) #299

Scripture Reading: I Kings 21: 1 – 10, 15 – 21a  (CEB) & Galatians 3: 23 – 29 (CEB)

Sermon: “God’s Love is for ALL people”

Musical Interlude – “Ronde / Salterelle / Ronde” (T. Susato)

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 – “Glory be to God the Father” (v. 1 – 3)

Benediction

Postlude –  “Recessional on “Grosser Gott”  (arr. F. Peeters)

Cantor: Muriel Clemmer

Pre-Recorded Service for May 23, 2021 on YouTube

A reminder that there is NO Live Service this week at St. Andrew’s. Instead, you are invited to watch our pre-recorded service for this week on YouTube:

You may also enjoy participating in an online worship service from another Presbyterian Church. You can find a list of services from “sea to sea” on the PCC website here: https://presbyterian.ca/online-worship/

Worship Service for May 16, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday May 16, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John, Fred, Henry and Isaac Muth, 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.

Introit – “People, clap your hands” 

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Hail the day that sees Christ rise”  #265 (v. 1, 2, 6)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Acts 1: 1 – 11 (CEB)

Sermon: Why Are You Standing Here”

Anthem – “The Ascension Sonata” (from Mystic Sonatas) (H. Biber)(violin: Isaac Muth)

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 – “The head that once was crowned with thorns” (v. 1, 2, 6) #270

Benediction

Postlude – “Trumpet Tune” (G.P. Telemann)

Cantor: Henry Muth

Second of Two Introductory Videos related to the Me and White Supremacy Virtual Pilgrimage

If you haven’t watched the first video that introduces the Me and White Supremacy Virtual Pilgrimage, you can find it at our website here. Each week, starting the first week of May, Rev. John will post a short video offering his personal reflection on the material he is engaging in Layla Saad’s book, Me and White Supremacy.


In this short video, Rev. John unpacks the term “White Supremacy” as defined by Layla Saad and asks a question for us to consider.

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)