Worship Service – Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.

Order of Service

We continue our live broadcast this morning and 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, 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.



Announcements

Words of Welcome & Territorial Acknowledgement

Prelude – Nimrod (Enigma Variations) E. Elgar

Call to Worship

Hymn – #638 “Take time to be holy

A Time for Remembering

One:    On this day of Remembrance, O God, we give thanks:
All:      For peacekeepers and pacifists; for those who served on the front lines, and those who protest and march; for those who volunteered and those who waited anxiously at home; for those who hoped that things would get better, and those who could not stand by and wait.
One:    We give thanks for those who believed that the world could be a better place.
All:      We remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, trusting that others could and would carry the torch.
One:    We give thanks for those who were once enemies who have become friends and allies.

A Story for Remembrance Sunday

“In Flanders Fields”

In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow

between the crosses, row on row,

that mark our place; and in the sky

the larks, still bravely singing, fly

scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead.  Short days ago

we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

loved, and were loved, and now we lie

in Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;

to you from failing hands we throw

the torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

we shall not sleep, though poppies grow

in Flanders Fields.

The Last Post

Two Minutes of Silence

Reveille

The Piper’s Lament

Prayer:

One:    Let us pray. Loving God, we remember today those who have given their lives for peace.
All: O God, giver of peace, hear our prayers.
One:    We honour those who seek peace by non-violent means rather than through more destruction.
All:      O God, giver of peace, hear our prayers.
One:    We remember the scars, physical and emotional, left upon those who have directly experienced the violence of human and against human.
All:      O God, giver of peace, hear our prayers.
One:    We remember people everywhere who struggle for freedom and dignity.
All:      O God, giver of peace, hear our prayers.
One:    Remind us again, O God, of your call to love God and love neighbour.
All:      Let us love our neighbours in our actions as well as our words.  AMEN.

Royal Anthem

God save our gracious King
Long live our noble King,
God save The King:
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save The King.

*O Canada

O Canada!  Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The true north, strong and free.
From far and wide O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Psalm 90 (responsive)

Scripture: Isaiah 40:10 & Matthew 11:28-30 (CEB)

Sermon: Ordinary Saints – Trudy Smit

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 – “Do not fear” D. Bedard

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #651 Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

Blessing

Postlude – “Cwm Rhondda” arr. D. Hustad

Worship Service for October 10, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

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

We continue our live broadcast this morning AND we are excited to welcome in-person worshipers back to the Sanctuary. 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.



Chorale Prelude – ” Nun Danket ” (arr. G.F. Kaufman)

Introit – Introit for Harvest Festival (H. Willan)

Hymn –  #803  “Come, ye thankful people, come” 

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12:3-12 (CEB)

Sermon: “Thank You, May I Have Another” (Redeeming Scripture: If It Can Be? Series)

Hymn – #642  “O master let me walk with thee”

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 Sharing. You can do soy 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 – “Carol of beauty ” (tr. French carol)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #805  “Give thanks, my soul, for harvest “

Blessing

Postlude – Chorale Improvisation on ” Nun Danket ” (arr. S. Karg – Elert)

Worship for Sunday December 13, 2020 by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday December 13, 2020 @ 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 – Intonation on “People Look East” (W. Wold)

Introit – “Hope is a star” (v.3) (Moonbeams)

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath – The Shepherds’ Candle

*Carol – “Oh come, all ye faithful” (#159) (v. 1, 4, &5)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Luke 2: 1 – 20 (NRSV)

FEATURING THE PREMIERE OF “The Nativity with Nativities”

Carol – “Go tell it on the mountain”

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

Special Musical Interlude – “Il est Nee” (He is born) (oboe: Mary Robison) (arr. F.E.W. Gingrich)

Prayers of the People

Carol – “Joy to the World” (v. 1 & 4)

Blessing

*Postlude – “Joy to the World” (arr. D. Hustad)

Sermon From October 13th, 2019

Plotting Goodness

This week… homework…

Look for opportunities to “be a blessing” to others this week

Share a story or two of how it worked out for you with someone

Furnace Installation

The church office will close today at noon today as the contractors installing the new furnaces need to shut the power off to the building.  If all goes according to schedule with the install, we should have heat in the Sanctuary this Sunday for worship!

Good News!

For the last several weeks we have been experiencing some difficulties with the office’s email.  As of today, I’m happy to say that email is FINALLY 100% working for the church office!  The office can now send and receive email after our provider fixed the issue on their end. We appologize for the inconvenience this has caused.