UPDATE – Worship Cancelled for March 22 and March 29 (COVID-19)

Good morning all,


Thank you for your calm and measured response to the crisis we are all facing at this time. I have appreciated your messages of support and encouragement as well as your offers to assist those in need in the coming weeks. There was a modest crowd in attendance at our worship service on Sunday who followed all the appropriate precautions and maintained social distance. The solidarity demonstrated by our congregation is inspirational. Now, I ask for that same solidarity as we take the next best step based on the information we have at the moment.


EFFECTIVE TODAY (Monday March 16), we will CANCEL worship services scheduled to be held on March 22 and March 29. It is our hope that we may be able to worship together again on Sunday April 5 (Palm Sunday). However, we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed if today’s decision needs to be extended.


In addition, the Board of Managers has decided that (1) the church building is closed to outside groups and (2) the church building remain open for use by staff for their on-going duties. At this point, most of our outside groups have cancelled or postponed their gatherings for the time being anyway. 


With regard to St. Andrew’s activities, this decision means that there will be NO Choir practices or Thursday Morning Bible Study during this period. The Lenten Seminar scheduled for March 28 will also be POSTPONED.


I reiterate my encouragement to reach out to each other and staying connected. To that end, Shainna will be checking messages and be available during this time Tuesday through Friday from 930AM – 1130AM. If you are able to assist others, do let Shainna know. And if you are in need of assistance (picking up groceries, prescriptions, etc), please call Shainna so that she can put you in contact with someone who has offered to assist. The Church Office phone number is: (519) 822-4772 or via email: mailbox@standrewsguelph.com. Obviously, this is not an emergency service – if you need immediate assistance please contact the appropriate services.


I will be working on offering some spiritual content and connection via our website (www.standrewsguelph.com) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/StAndrewsGuelph/). Below is the video of the message that I delivered on Sunday related to our response to COVID-19. I’m looking forward to the chance to experiment a little with this technology. I hope you will enjoy it as we play!  


Message from Rev. John Borthwick regarding COVID-19 and our response (turned into a second sermon)

Thanks again for your support as we make these decisions for the sake of our members and the wider community. It is important for us to do our part to #FlattentheCurve as we are being encouraged by the Health authorities.


Keep informed but not overwhelmed. Do keep up to date through the WDG Public Health website (https://www.wdgpublichealth.ca/your-health/novel-coronavirus-covid-19), the City of Guelph (https://guelph.ca/2020/03/city-of-guelph-responding-to-coronavirus/) and the Government of Canada (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html). Check in on these sources regularly but again, not obsessively. Take time to do something else – get outside, watch a favourite show/movie, read a book – The Bible (you’ve got time!), sit quietly, call a friend, paint, create, clean up… lots to do!


Stay connected (at a distance) and stay healthy.Continue to be kind and compassionate to one another.We will get through this together with God’s help.


Grace and peace, John.

Rev. John Borthwick Minister | St. Andrew’s Guelph

Update on COVID-19 Response

I am providing a follow-up to yesterday’s messaging around COVID-19 and the intentional steps that we are taking to ensure that our members are safe, and that we are seeking to respond in compassionate and risk-informed preventative ways. Yesterday’s announcement that schools would be closed for a further two weeks after March Break certainly intensified people’s anxiety about this public health crisis. It seems that many workplaces are encouraging their employees to work from home and are postponing conferences and in person meetings. And we are watching images of long lines and bare shelves at our grocery stores. We are all concerned and are seeking to respond in the best way possible to prevent further spread of the virus and maintain a sense of calm.
To that end, having consulted with our Leadership, we will continue as outlined in yesterday’s messaging. We will plan to hold worship THIS Sunday unless advised by authorities otherwise. Please check our website (www.standrewsguelph.com) for information if we are required to close.
To prevent the spread of the virus, please as highlighted by WDG Public Health (https://www.wdgpublichealth.ca/your-health/novel-coronavirus-covid-19):

  • If you have traveled to infected areas, limit your contact with others and stay home;
  • If you have any symptoms, stay home;
  • Wash your hands;
  • Don’t touch your face;
  • Keep your distance from others (1-2 metres);
  • Disinfect and clean surfaces regularly.

For St. Andrew’s, as noted yesterday, we will practice the following:

  1. We will interact with one another with smiles, bows and waves, and words. We will refrain from any physical contact like hugs or handshakes;
  2. We will not pass the Offering Plates but will encourage attendees to deposit their offering in the plates before and after;
  3. We will not have Communion until June 7 as scheduled;
  4. We will practice SOCIAL DISTANCING. We will sit 1 – 2 metres apart in the sanctuary. “Give Each Other Some Space!”

This morning, I’m adding that effective TODAY:

  • There will be NO Church School and Nursery;

and,

  • There will be NO Coffee Hour.

This change will be in place for three (3) weeks. It would be our intention to return to normal on Sunday April 5. However, we will continue to monitor the situation and make further decisions as we become more informed.
Our staff are taking extra precautions and ensuring that our building is being cleaned and sanitized regularly. We appreciate their diligence on this. 
So at this time, we are NOT cancelling worship or closing our building. We are following the guidelines and recommendations from our public health authorities and will continue to do so. We believe that those who use our building through the week will be doing the same for their groups. However, if you personally would rather not attend worship or programs or groups at St. Andrew’s for a time then please do what you need to do in order to feel comfortable.

Two final things: 

1. At Sunday worship, while I will be offering prayers related to the COVID-19 pandemic – it will not be the focus of my attention. In my opinion and experience, (especially with the 24 hour news cycle) we need to think about and set our minds on other things for a time. I look forward to sharing some more thoughts on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 6. The service and sermon are recorded on Sundays and will be posted on our website and the Facebook page in the days following;
and,
2. As we enter this period of ‘social distancing’ and isolation, it is REALLY IMPORTANT that we take extra steps to maintain contact with each other. I’d encourage you to call or email members of our congregation (and neighbours) to see how they are doing. Take the Church Directory out one day and perhaps call people whom you’ve never met before and just say that you go to St. Andrew’s too and you wanted to see how they were doing. Certainly, keep regularly in touch with those whom you do know well. It will be a welcome change from duct cleaners and Revenue Agency calls. Finally, some of our older members may need assistance – maybe they need groceries or supplies – please offer to help them if you are able.
We continue to be in prayer for all who are impacted by this situation. We will get through this together by making risk-informed decisions, taking appropriate precautions to limit the spread of the virus, and being kind and compassionate to each other as we do so. 
May God’s peace and patience rest upon us as we navigate the road ahead.


Grace and peace,

John 

Worship Service – Sunday, October 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

Run for the Cure Sunday Community Service of Healing – We’re glad that you are here to worship in this place. This is a joint service with Knox Presbyterian Church, Guelph, offered to everyone affected by breast cancer: survivors, families, and friends.

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.


Words of Welcome & Territorial Acknowledgement

Prelude – Joy in Hope

Call to Worship

Hymn – #81 “Unto the Hills”

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Lighting Candles of Remembrance and Hope

Music for Remembrance

ScriptureLamentations 1:1-6 & 3:19-26 (CEB)

Sermon: Run for the Cure

Choir Anthem – How Shall I Sing to God

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 – Faithfulness in Prayer

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #671 “I heard the voice of Jesus say”

Blessing

Postlude – The Kingsfold Trumpet

Worship Service – Sunday, September 25th at 10:30a.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.


It is Communion Sunday! If 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!


Announcements

Prelude – Prelude on “St. ThomasFanfare on an original theme

Call to Worship

Hymn – #60  “Let us praise”     Ba Ni Ngyeti

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Psalm 93 – (Choral)

Scripture Luke 16:19 – 31 (CEB)

Sermon: “We need each other.”

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 – Hymn Prelude on “Holy Manna”     arr. D. Husted


Special Occasion: Dedication of Westminister St. Paul’s Memorial Church Hall

Preamble

In October 2021, after 63 years of Gospel witness on Victoria Road in Guelph, the congregation of Westminster St. Paul’s sold their church building and migrated to both St. Andrew’s and Knox Guelph. The proceeds of the sale of the building allocated to St. Andrew’s were gifted on to the “Home for Good” Campaign this past year to support the building of permanent supportive housing in our community. This generosity would not have been possible without the gift from Westminster St. Paul’s, and it is St. Andrew’s hope that the legacy of WSP might continue as we share the story of our support to the campaign and how it was made possible. 

As a way of ensuring the story of WSP might continue long into the future, St. Andrew’s agreed to house their archives. As a result of the tireless efforts of several dedicated individuals every single week for months and months, those archival materials are continuing to be catalogued in our Rev. Dr. Peter J. Darch Memorial Archives. Our gratitude is extended to: Bill McKinnie, Margaret Burnett, Bob Coons, Gladys Robson, and Michelle and George Forsyth. We hope that you will take a look at the selection of materials on display in the Hall today as well as head upstairs to tour the Archives themselves. 

Today’s Dedication event was organized by a similar group of people: Margaret Burnett, Bob Coons, Michelle and George Forsyth, Gladys Robson, Carol Ann Johnston, and Trudy Smit. 

We hope that you will join us afterwards in the freshly dedicated Hall for a short program and some refreshments. Thanks to them as well and many others behind the scenes who made today possible. 

Unveiling of the Plaque by Members of WSP

We, at St. Andrew’s, also agreed to rename our Church Hall to honour the legacy of WSP. So today, we are delighted to dedicate what was formerly only known as the Church Hall as the Westminster St. Paul’s Memorial Church Hall from this day forward.

Litany of Prayer and Dedication

O give thanks to the LORD for the LORD is good!

God’s mercies endure forever!

We give you praise and glory for faithful service of the many people who called Westminster St. Paul’s home over the lifetime.

Your people have served You as they have served others, LORD.

Recognizing WSP’s legacy of hospitality and fellowship over meals, it is most appropriate that we dedicate our Church Hall in their honour. May it be a space where all are welcome. 

Thank you, God, for welcoming us and inviting us to your table.

We dedicate the Church Hall today praying that it be filled with activity, conversation, laughter, storytelling, good food and comfort.

Thank you, God, may your Spirit enliven our fellowship. 

We dedicate the Church Hall trusting that it will be a hub for fellowship – a place where community and church come together, a place where people get to know one another and grow in their love of neighbour, self, and you, O God.

Let us pray. 

Blessed are you, Celebratory God. 

Your gifts are many, and in wisdom you have made all things to give you glory. Be with us now and bless us as we dedicate the Westminster St. Paul’s Memorial Church Hall to your praise and honour.  Give us joy in all your works, and grant that this Hall may always be a place where your will is done and your name is glorified; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. AMEN.


Prayers of the People

Hymn – #534  “All who hunger, gather gladly”     Holy Manna

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Communion Anthem – Alleluia (W. Boyce)

Hymn – #647  “Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us    Mannheim

Blessing

Postlude – Hyfrydol (Bagpipe and Organ)     arr. F. Gingrich

Worship Service – Sunday, September 18th @ 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

Prelude – “Prelude” (H. Bancroft)

Call to Worship

Hymn – #435 “All things bright and beautiful” (Royal Oak)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Psalm 113 (Responsive)

Scripture Luke 16:1-13 (CEB)

Sermon: “There is enough”

Hymn – #687 “Blesses assurance, Jesus is mine” (Assurance)

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 – “Interlude” (H. Bancroft)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #468 “Lord, dismiss us with your blessing” (Tantum Ergo)

Blessing

Postlude – “Postlude” (H. Bancrof)

Worship Service – Sunday, September 11, 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

Prelude – Hymn Prelude on “St. Thomas”

Call to Worship

Hymn – #411 Standup and Bless the Lord

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Psalm 14 (Choral)

ScriptureLuke 15:1-10 (CEB)

Sermon: In the Hands of God

Hymn – #675 Precious Lord, Take my Hand

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 – “Alleluia”

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #775 Sent Forth by Your Blessing

Blessing

Postlude – “Grand Choeur”

Worship Service for Sunday, September 4, 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

Prelude 

Call to Worship

Hymn – #29 “Oh send They light forth”

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

ScriptureJeremiah 18:1-11 CEB)

Sermon: “The Potter’s House”

Hymn – #296 “Thy clay – stained hands of love”

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

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #681 “Jesus saves”

Blessing

Postlude

Worship Service for Sunday, August 28, 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

Prelude 

Call to Worship

Hymn – #413 “Come let us join our cheerful songs”

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

ScriptureLeviticus 24:5-9 CEB)

Sermon: “Summer Reruns: Created with Purpose – A Table Set with Justice” (4 of 4)

Hymn – #721 “All who love and serve your city”

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

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #652 “Forth in Thy name, O Lord, I go”

Blessing

Postlude

Worship Service for Sunday, August 21, 2022

Order of Service – Sunday August 21, 2022 @ 10:30AM

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

Prelude 

Call to Worship

Hymn – #15 “The Lord’s my light”

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Scripture – Exodus 16:3-26 (CEB)

Sermon: “Summer Reruns: Created with Purpose – Abundance for All” (3 of 4)

Hymn – #483 “Glorious things of thee are spoken”

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

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #423 “Sing your praise to God eternal”

Blessing

Postlude

Worship Service for Sunday, August 14, 2022, In-Person, on Zoom & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday August 14, 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 

Territorial Acknowledgement

Call to Worship

Hymn – #412 “Come, let us sing to the Lord our God”

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

ScriptureGenesis 2:1-3 (CEB)

Sermon: “Summer Reruns: Created with Purpose: Sabbath Delight” (2 of 4)

Hymn – #209 “O love that wilt not let me go”

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

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #480 “In Christ there is no east or west”

Blessing

Postlude

Worship Service for Sunday, August 7, 2022 In-person, on Zoom & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday August 7, 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 

Territorial Acknowledgement

Call to Worship

Hymn – #302 “O Lord of every shining constellation”

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Scripture – Genesis 1:25-31 (CEB)

Sermon: “Summer Reruns: Created with Purpose: In the Image of God” (1 of 4)

Hymn – #

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

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #

Blessing

Postlude

Worship Service for Sunday, July 31, 2022 in-person, on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday July 31, 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 

Territorial Acknowledgement

Call to Worship

Hymn – #314 God is Love: Come Heaven Adoring (Abbot’s Leigh)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

ScriptureGenesis 21:1-21

Sermon: “What Is the Story About?”


Welcome, Rev. Herb Gale

Herb is originally from North Carolina, where he served a Presbyterian congregation for four years before coming to Canada for further study at the Toronto School of Theology.  After twenty years in congregational ministry in Ontario, Herb served as Associate Secretary for Planned Giving for The Presbyterian Church in Canada from 2004 until his retirement in 2015.  From April 2016 through March 2018, Herb served part-time as the Minister of Generosity and Stewardship at Knox Presbyterian Church in Guelph where his wife, Rev. Dr. Shirley Gale, is currently on staff providing pastoral care for seniors and shut-ins.  He recently completed a 2.5-year appointment as Interim Moderator in an expanded role at St. Andrew’s Church in Kitchener.  In 2010, he was elected Moderator of the 136th General Assembly. Herb remains active in the church doing consulting work and supply preaching.


Hymn – #637 Take My Life (Lubeck)

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

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #592 I, the Lord of Sea and Sky (Here I am Lord)

Blessing

Postlude