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 for Sunday May 2 – Mission Awareness Sunday

Order of Service – Sunday May 2, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Fred and our Tech Team are present this morning as usual. Rev. John is on vacation. And a few members of MOCC and WMS are present to participate in the service.

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 – “Cornet Voluntary” (J. Travers)

Welcome

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Sing a new song unto the Lord” #422

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Hymn – “Christ’s is the world” #758

Scripture ReadingLuke 24: 13 – 27 (CEB)

Sermon – ZOOMerview with Vicki Olatundun, Executive Director of Chalmers Community Services Centre (pre-recorded with Rev. John)

Guelph Today article introducing Vicki in her role at CCSC

Hymn – “Lord you give the great commission” #778

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.

The following short video comes from Presbyterians Sharing.  Our goal for 2021 is $20,000.00. 

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 – “Thine be the glory” #258

Benediction

Postlude – Paraphrase on “Judas Maccabaeus” (arr. A. Guilmant)

Our Thanks to the members of the Mission and Outreach Coordinating Committee (MOCC) and Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) for planning and participating in today’s service.

Thanks to Fred Gingrich and Muriel Clemmer for their music ministry.

And thanks to Rev. John for pre-recording the ZOOMerview with our guest today. And to Peter Devries for his technical assistance.

Order of Service for Sunday April 25, 2021 via ZOOM and YouTube – 193rd Anniversary Service

Order of Service – Sunday April 25, 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 – “In green pastures” (H. Darke)

Introit – “O come let us worship and bow down”  (J. H. Moyer)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “The Lord’s my shepherd” #11

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Hymn – “Praise Him! Praise Him!” #372

Scripture Reading: John 10: 10 – 18 (CEB)

Sermon: I Know HIM!”

Musical Interlude: Meditation on “Brother James’ Air” (arr. H. Darke)

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 – “God of past, who by your Spirit”

Benediction

Postlude – “Hyfrydol” (Bagpipe & Organ) (arr. F. Gingrich)

Cantor: Carol Hawken

Bagpipe: Henry Muth

Upcoming Saturday Night Supper at Royal City Mission – April 24

St. Andrew’s and our friends at Kortright Presbyterian Church are responsible for providing a meal at the Royal City Mission on Saturday, April 24.  This time it is our turn to supply the vegetables and the dessert, as well as our usual donation of juice boxes.  MOCC will purchase and deliver the food, and the team at the Royal City Mission will package and hand out the meal at the front door of the church. 

Contributions in the form of a financial donation earmarked for the Saturday Night Supper would be very much appreciated.  You can mail a cheque to St. Andrew’s or donate to St. Andrew’s on-line through Canada Helps.  Your donations make a difference to those in need in our community.

Worship Service for April 18, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday April 18, 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 – “Prelude” (H. Coleman)

Introit – Psalm 148: 1 – 4, 13  (Refrain: H. Hopson | Tone: R. Cunningham)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “The day of resurrection” #249

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Luke 24: 36b – 48 (CEB)

Sermon: The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Reflections on a year of learning about the power of service” – Curt Hammond

Curt Hammond’s Bio

Hymn – “The storm is strong” #728

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 – “Hail! Our once-rejected Jesus” #353

Benediction

Postlude – “Finale in d” (E. Thiman)

Worship for Sunday December 6, 2020 by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday December 6, 2020 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John, Fred, our Scripture Reader, and our Tech Team are present this morning.

TODAY we will be celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion. You are invited as we share in this joyous feast to have a bread like and beverage like substance at your side when we partake together. Taste and see that the LORD is good!

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 – Meditation on “Of the Father’s love begotten” (arr. J. Southbridge)

Introit – “Hope is a star” (Moon Beams)

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath – The Bethlehem Candle

*Hymn – “Hark the glad sound”

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Isaiah 40: 1 – 11 (NRSV)

Sermon: “What Shall I Cry?”

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

The Sacrament of Holy Communion (Responses will appear on the screen)

Post-Communion Anthem – “Let all mortal flesh keep silence”

*Hymn – “There’s a voice in the wilderness crying”

Benediction

*Postlude – “Ascension”

Today’s Choir Members:

Soprano: Muriel Clemmer, Carol Hawken

Alto:  Christine Cousins,  Sharon Duff

Tenor:  Mark Garlough,  Lenny Muth

Bass:   Rick McRonald,  Henry Muth

Why Work to Decolonize? Study PLAYLIST

We concluded our study – “Why Work to Decolonize?” on Wednesday December 2.

Here’s the full playlist – Sessions 1 – 4:

We look forward to continuing our commitment to work in this area of anti-racism and the Church in 2021.

Make sure to read the YouTube video descriptions to go deeper on this subject.

We pray that more intentional work will be accomplished in improving the situation for our Indigenous communities in Canada. Promises must be kept in order for healing and reconciliation to move forward.

Worship Service for Sunday November 29, 2020 by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday November 29, 2020 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John, Fred, our Scripture Reader, 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 – “O come, O come Emmanuel” (arr. R. E. Schram)

Introit – “Hope is a star” (Moon Beams)

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath – The Prophets’ Candle

*Hymn“O come, O come Emmanuel” (v. 1, 3, 6, 7)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Isaiah 2: 1 – 5 (NRSV)

Sermon: “Walk in his paths”

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

MOCC reminds the congregation to consider the Chalmers Christmas Gift Bag Campaign. More information can be found here: http://standrewsguelph.com/2020/10/23/chalmers-christmas-gift-bag-campaign/

Welcome to NEW MEMBERS of St. Andrew’s Guelph: Dallas Green, Mike O’Halloran and Lisa Stearns.

*Special Musical Interlude – “Come, Thou long-expected Jesus” (arr. R.E. Schram)

Prayers of the People

*Hymn – “Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding”

Benediction

*Postlude – Choral Prelude on “Sleepers Wake  (J. S. Bach)

Today’s Choir Members:

Soprano: Muriel Clemmer, Carol Hawken

Alto:  Christine Cousins,  Sharon Duff

Tenor:  Mark Garlough,  Lenny Muth

Bass:   Rick McRonald,  Henry Muth