Worship Service for Sunday, May 1, 2022 in-person, on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday May 1, 2022 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast this morning and we welcome in-person worshipers into the Sanctuary (with socially distanced seating). Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service both online and in-person.

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.


Prelude – “O Worship the King” (arr. H. DeCou)

Territorial Acknowledgement

Call to Worship (Responsive) – Psalm 145:10-18 (CEB)

10 All that you have made gives thanks to you, Lord;
    all your faithful ones bless you!
11 They speak of the glory of your kingdom;
    they talk all about your power,
12     to inform all human beings about God’s power
    and the majestic glory of God’s kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is a kingship that lasts forever;
    your rule endures for all generations.
The Lord is trustworthy in all that he says,
    faithful in all that he does.[a]
14 The Lord supports all who fall down,
    straightens up all who are bent low.
15 All eyes look to you, hoping,
    and you give them their food right on time,
16     opening your hand
    and satisfying the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways,
    faithful in all his deeds.
18 The Lord is close to everyone who calls out to him,
    to all who call out to him sincerely.

Hymn – #429 “Your Strong Word Once Cleaved the Darkness”

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

ScriptureLuke 10:25-37

Message: Mission Awareness Sunday – Gail Hoekstra, Executive Director of the Stepping Stone


Gail graduated from University of Guelph in 1993. She started a student placement at the current CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association which was previously the Community Mental Health Clinic and then Trellis) in 1992.

Gail worked in mental health from 1992 until 2012 in all front-line positions mainly focusing on Outreach, Crisis and Court Support Roles. During that time frame she completed her Masters of Social Work in 2001. Once completing her MSW Gail worked in supervisory and then management roles within the now CMHA. In 2012 she was invited to work alongside  Sister Christine as the Executive Director with her as the Founder of the then Drop In Centre. Sister Christine left the Drop in Centre in 2016.

Gail met Sister Chrisitne in 1993 and worked at the Drop In Centre as a Mental Health Outreach Worker until 1997 when she changed positions. This started a longstanding relationship with Sister Christine that stretched over the years until today.

Gail have always been passionate about work involving mental health, addiction and  homelessness and supporting individuals in our community that are struggling with complex issues and need supports that reach out in order to create a circle of care that moves people towards stability in their health and housing and eventually towards creating a life with meaning, purpose  and happiness.


Hymn – #758 “Christ’s is the 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 SharingYou can do so by 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.


Offertory – “He Leadeth Me” (Arr. H. DeCou)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #769 “Lord of Light, Whose Name and Splendour”

Blessing

Postlude – “Send Forth O God Thy Light and Truth” (Arr. H. DeCou)

Worship Service for Easter Sunday – April 24, 2022 in-person, on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday April 24, 2022 @ 10:30AM

It’s St. Andrew’s Guelph’s 194th Anniversary as a congregation.

Rev. John will be on Intermission starting April 25 and will return on August 3. Please contact the Church Office or one of the elders if you have questions or a pastoral concern during this time.

We pray for Rev. John and his family as he enters this intentional time of rest and renewal. And we look forward as a congregation to welcoming many guests on Sunday mornings and continuing to worship and be in community during this season too. 

We continue our live broadcast this morning and we are excited to welcome in-person worshipers into the Sanctuary (with socially distanced seating). Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service both online and in-person.

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.


Rev. John will be speaking about the “Modeh Ani” in his sermon today. Here are a couple of links to remember it and possibly begin practicing it.

Learn more at MyJewishLearning.com


Prelude – “Morning” (D. Burroughs) (The Bells of St. Andrew’s)

Call to Worship (PWS&D Liturgies)

Hymn – #482  “Christ is made the sure foundation” (Wesminster Abbey)

Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Forgiveness

Choir Acclamation: “Praise God from whom all blessings flow”

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

ScriptureJohn 20: 19 – 31 (CEB)

Sermon: “Get Out Of Here!”

Hymn – #477  “Your hand, O God, has guided” (Thornbury)

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 SharingYou can do so by 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 Earth Day, the climate crisis is flashing Code Red.  It’s ALL hands
on deck.  To spark discussion and action among church members, KAIROS
Guelph has created a youtube video, InFUELenza (25 minutes) rom the David Suzuki Foundation [1] and Ontario’s past Environment Commissioner [2].   You can urge action toward a just transition by signing this letter [3] to the federal government.


Offertory – “Come thou fount of every blessing” (arr. P. Sanders Cota) (The Bells of St. Andrew’s)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #479  “The church’s one foundation” (Aurelia)

Benediction

Postlude: “Aurelia” (arr. D. Hustad)

Worship Service for Easter Sunday – April 17, 2022 in-person, on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday April 17, 2022 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast this morning and we are excited to welcome in-person worshipers into the Sanctuary (with socially distanced seating). Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service both online and in-person.

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.


Sacrament of Holy Communion
We celebrate Christ’s Resurrection with CommunionIf you are joining us in-person, you will receive a pre-filled communion cup upon entry. If you are on ZOOM or YouTube, we would encourage you to plan to have bread and beverage like substances available when it comes time for the Sacrament so that you can share in the joyous feast that our LORD provides. Jesus makes the ordinary things – holy!

Introit – “In death’s strong grasp the Saviour lay” (Chorale)

Prelude –  Chorale Prelude on “In death’s strong grasp” (arr. J.S. Bach)

Call to Worship (PWS&D Liturgies)

Hymn – #243 “Jesus Christ is risen today” (Easter Hymn)

Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Forgiveness

Anthem – “This is the Day” (F.E.W. Gingrich)

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Hymn – #253 “Come ye faithful, raise the strain” (Ave Virgo Virginum)

ScriptureLuke 24: 1 – 12 (CEB)

Sermon: “Nonsense”

Hymn – #256 “Now the green blades rises” (French Carol)

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 SharingYou can do so by 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.


Prayers of the People

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Post – Communion Anthem “Christ the Lord is risen again” (J. Rutter)

Communion Prayer

Hymn – #255 “Now let the vault of heaven resound” (Lasst Uns Erfreuen)

Benediction

Choral Dismissal: “Go out with joy” (Johnson/Gingrich)

Postlude: “Alleluias” (N. Rasthorne)

Worship Service for Good Friday, April 15, 2022 at 10:30AM In-Person and Online

Stations of the Cross

Please note that hymns marked with an * indicate when you are invited to stand. Hymns will not be announced during the service.

Prologue: Good Friday Canticle (Plainsong)

Introit: “Out of the Depths” (C. Schalk)

Invocation: PWS&D Insert

Jesus is Condemned to Death
Mark 15:1-5
Sonnet 1
Choir: “Ah, Holy Jesu” (Herzliebster Jesu)

Jesus is Given His Cross
John 19:16b-17
Sonnet II
*Hymn #232 “Alone you once went forth” (Bangor)

Jesus Falls the First Time
Sonnet III
Passion Chorale (organ) (arr. D. Bedard)

Simon of Cyrene Carries the Cross
Luke 23:26
Sonnet V
*Hymn: #211 “Take up your cross” (Hesperus)

Jesus Falls the Second Time
Sonnet VII
Passion Chorale (organ – var. 1) (arr. D. Bedard)

Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
Luke 23:27-31
Sonnet VIII
Choir: “Drop, drop slow tears” (Gibbons/Blackwell)

Jesus Falls the Third Time
Sonnet IX
Passion Chorale (organ – var. II) (arr. D. Bedard)

Crucifixion: Jesus is Nailed to The Cross
Luke 23:33-43
Sonnet XI
*Hymn: #205 “O love, how deep” (verses 1,4, & 6) (Puer Nobis Nascitur)

Jesus Dies on the Cross
Luke 23:44-46
Sonnet XII
Choir: “When I survey the wondrous cross” (African Hymntune)

Jesus’ Body is Taken Down From the Cross
John 19:31-39
Sonnet XIII
Choir: “God so loved the world” (J. Stainer)

Jesus Is Laid in the Tomb
John 19:40-42
Sonnet XIV
Choir: “Were you there” (arr. H. Hopson)

Dismissal

Silent Meditation

(the congregation may depart at will)

Worship Service for Palm Sunday – April 10, 2022 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday April 10, 2022 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast this morning and we are excited to welcome in-person worshipers into the Sanctuary (with socially distanced seating). Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service both online and in-person.

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.


Prelude –  Fanfare on “St. Theodulph”  (arr. J. Jones)

Introit – “Hosanna”  (Tuttle/Ellacombe)

Hymn – #214 “All glory, laud and honour”  (St. Theodulph)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

ScriptureLuke 19: 28 – 40 (CEB)

Sermon: “What would the stones say?”

Hymn – #219 “A stable lamp is lighted” (Tolleston)

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 SharingYou can do so by 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.


Anthem – “God so loved the world” (J. Stainer)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #217 “Ride on, ride on in majesty” (Winchester New)

Blessing

*Please note there will be no postlude this week. Worship will end with silence.

Worship Service for April 3, 2022 In-Person, on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday April 3, 2022 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast this morning and we are excited to welcome in-person worshipers into the Sanctuary (with socially distanced seating). Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this morning’s service both online and in-person.

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.


Prelude –  “Jesu, the very thought of Thee (arr. J. Jones)

Call to Worship

Hymn – #706 “Come let us sing” (Wonderful Love)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

ScriptureJohn 18: 15 – 27 (CEB)

Sermon: “Jesus, the Ultimate Accomplice – In Conversation with Kween, Guelph Black Heritage Society”

Thadinadonnih (Guelph) born and raised, University of Guelph Alumni, Valedictorian from the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts, Kween is a Black settler living out her passions. She is a dancer, teacher, actor, choreographer, director, producer, advocate, curator, marketing/social media guru, TedX and International Speaker and co-contributing Author to 100 Women of Inspiration and The Stage Light Flickers. 

Kween is the CEO and owner of The Kween Company and Co-owns The Heels Academy. Kween is the leader of Solidarity March in Support of BLM in 2020 and the Executive Director and Social Justice Initiatives Coordinator for Guelph Black Heritage Society. Kween is also host and community producer on Rogers Channel 20 with “Diverse and Converse”, a BIPOC panel discussion. Kween specialized in EDI work specially for Violence, Oppression, Harm and Indigenous Relationship Building. 

Kween held a Residency with Guelph Dance in 2020/2021, winner of Woman of the Year 2020, nominee for RBC Women of Influence 2021, and Women of Inspiration 2021 Finalist

Hymn – #723 “Lord in this broken world” (Stella Orientis)

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 SharingYou can do so by 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.


Due to the financial mortgage burden for Heritage Hall — the stone church built in 1880 by formerly enslaved Black individuals — the Guelph Black Heritage Society is unable to focus funding on social justice initiatives, cultural education programs, and supporting BIPOC members of our community.

The ‘Give A Cup’ campaign is reaching out to the Guelph community for support. Your purchase of Lantern Brew coffee will raise money for the Guelph Black Heritage Society and help to liberate them from financial constraint.

50% of proceeds from every purchase will be donated to the Guelph Black Heritage Society.

Learn more and donate here: https://www.guelphblackheritage.ca/give-a-cup/


Offertory – “When I survey the wondrous cross” (arr. J. Jones)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #585 “Christ you call us all to service” (In Babilone)

Blessing

Postlude – “Rescue the Perishing” (arr. J. Jones)