Order of Service – Sunday July 18, 2021 @ 10:30AM
We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Both Rev. John and Peter Devries will be away this morning. We are grateful to have Craig Clack as our Tech Lead this morning and Carol Hawken as our soloist. Please welcome Bill Shepherd as our service leader 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 – “Andante ” (N. Rawsthorne)
Call to Worship
Hymn – #375 ” Fairest Lord Jesus ” (vs. 1 – 4)
Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness
Scripture Reading: Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23
Sermon: How Does Your Garden Grow from service leader Bill Shepherd
Bill is a retired school principal originally from the Sarnia area. Bill is currently an elder and choir member at Duff’s Presbyterian Church here in our presbytery.
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
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Offertory – ” Menuet ” (N. Rawsthorne)
Prayers of the People
Hymn #434 ” For the beauty of the earth ” (vs. 1,2,5)
Postlude – ” Postlude ” (N. Rawsthorne)