Worship Service for August 1, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday August 1, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John will be away this morning. We are grateful to have Peter Devries as our Tech Lead this morning. Please welcome the Rev. Alex MacLeod as our service leader this morning.


Rev. Alex MacLeod serves as Minister of Kortright Presbyterian Church here in Guelph. He is originally from Toronto, but has also lived in Vancouver, Beijing (PRC), and Bangkok (Thailand). He studied history and philosophy at the University of Toronto and theology at Regent College (UBC) before going on to receive his M.Div. from Knox College. He pursued advance degree studies in the history of Christianity at the doctoral level at Emmanuel College (Toronto School of Theology). Prior to moving to Guelph a decade ago, Alex worked at Knox Church in downtown Toronto as Associate Minister for Small Groups & Leadership Development. He has taught Modern Church History at Tyndale University College & Seminary and used to write regularly for the Presbyterian Record. Alex is married to Judith and they have 3 children: Chloe, Callum, and Lily. They live in the Sunny Acres neighbourhood of downtown Guelph. Alex loves to cheer for the Toronto Maple Leafs (yes, that is a prayer request), collect and consume hot sauces from around the world, and make good use of public libraries.


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 – “The Heaven’s sing Praises”  ( Beethoven / Bullard)

Call to Worship

Hymn – #61 “O Come and Sing unto the Lord”

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Scripture Reading: Luke 9:10-17 (NIV)

Sermon: AYCE, Jesus-Style

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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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

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Prayers of the People

Hymn #479 “The Church’s One Foundation”

Blessing