Worship Service for December 19, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday December 19, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast this morning and welcome in-person worshipers 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.


Prelude

Introit –Christmas Canticle (Plainsong)

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Hymn –  #166 “Once in royal David’s city” (Irby)
Verse 1: Solo
Verse 2: Choir Only
Verse 3 & 4: Congregation

Lesson I – God tells sinful Adam that he has lost the life of Paradise and that his seed will bruise the serpent’s head.

Carole – “The truth from above” English trad. (arr. R. Vaughan Williams)

Lesson II – God promises to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

Carol – “People, look east” Besancon Carol (arr. M. Archer)

Lesson III – The prophet foretells the coming of the Saviour.

Hymn – #110 “Come, Thou long – expected Jesus” (Hyfrydol)

Lesson IV – The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown.

Carol – “Lo, how a rose” (M. Praetorius)

Lesson V – The angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Carol – “The angel Gabriel” Basque Carol (arr. T Ohnesorge)

Lesson VI – St. Luke tells of the birth of Jesus.

Carol – “Away in a manger” (arr. E. Isler)

Lesson VII – The shepherds go to the manger.

Hymn – #138 “While shepherds watched their flocks by night” (Winchester Old)

Lesson VIII – St. John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation

Hymn – #159 “O come,” all ye faithful” (Adeste Fideles)

Prayer of the People

Hymn – #139 “Hark! the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn)

Benediction

Postlude – “Mendelssohn” (arr. J. Innes )


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 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.

Worship Service for December 12, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday December 12, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast this morning and welcome in-person worshipers 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.


Prelude – “Christmas is here” (D. Wood)

Introit – Psalm 126:1-3
Refrain: G. Black
Tone: A. Donaldson

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Hymn –  #146 Angels from the realms of glory (Regent Square)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-20 (CEB)

Sermon: “The Nativity of the Nativities Reprise”

Hymn – #Go tell it (Pre-recorded)

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 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.


Offertory – “Shepherd’s Pipe Carol” (D. Wood)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #147 Angels we have heard on high” Iris (Gloria)

Blessing

Postlude – “Angels Sing” (arr. E. Schram)

Worship Service for December 5, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday December 5, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast this morning and welcome in-person worshipers 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.


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!


Prelude – “Praeludium” (The joyous Mystery Sonatas #1) F. Biber
Violin: Isaac Muth

Introit – Psalm 85:1-2
Refrain: M. Guimont
Tone: J. Derkson

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Hymn –  #118 “Comfort, comfort you my people” (Genevan 42)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

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

Sermon: “Comfort My People”

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 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.


MOCC Introduces Our Mission Partner
Occasionally during our “announcement time”, we will feature one of our Mission Partners as a guest either in-person or virtually. This Sunday we will have Karen Kamphuis, Executive Director from Michael House with us to share a brief update on their ongoing work over the pandemic.

Offertory – “Variato” & “Adagio” (The joyous Mystery Sonatas #1) F. Biber

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #529 “O Holy Father, God most dear” (Sussex Carol)

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Communion Anthem – “As this broken bread” (W. Wold)

Hymn – #128 “There’s a voice in the wilderness crying” (Ascension)

Blessing

Postlude – “Finale” (The joyous Mystery Sonatas #1) F. Biber

Worship Service for November 28, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday November 28, 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.


Prelude – Episode on “Veni Emmanuel” (arr. L. Smith)

Introit – Psalm 80: 1 – 3
(Refrain: S. Dean / Tone: F. Gingrich)

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Hymn –  #122 “O come, O come Emmanuel”  (Veni Emmanuel)

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 64: 1 – 9 (CEB)

Sermon: “Tear Open The Heavens”
*The Redeeming Scripture series is on hiatus until January.

Hymn – #676 “Jesus, lover of my soul” (Aberystwyth)

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.

Saturday Night Supper – December 4
On Saturday December 4 St. Andrew’s and Kortright P. C. are scheduled to donate the supper at the Royal City Mission.  As we have done throughout the pandemic, the Mission and Outreach Coordinating Committee will purchase the salads, dessert bars, and juice boxes that St. Andrew’s is responsible for providing this time.  Monetary donations to St. Andrew’s P. C., designated for the SNS, would be very much appreciated!  
Once again, volunteers will not be needed because only a few people are required to fill up the take-out containers and distribute the meals.  We hope that by March 5, the date of our next Saturday Night Supper, we can have the supper inside, and work alongside volunteers from Kortright to serve the food.
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Musical Interlude: “Keep your lamps” (arr. A. Thomas)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #626 “Lord of all power” (Slane)

Blessing

Postlude – Chorale Prelude on “Saviour of the nation, come”  (arr. J. S. Bach)

Worship for Sunday December 20, 2020 by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday December 20, 2020 @ 10:30AM

Today we will be broadcasting from the Sanctuary and Rev. John’s home. We remain closed to public worship. Peter is running our broadcast from the Church while Rev. John is at home today.

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 – Carols for Christmastide (a medley sung by our choir)

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath – The Angels’ Candle

Carol – “Hope is a star” (#159) (v. 4)

Opening Prayer

Lessons and Carols for Christmastide

Reading: The birth of Jesus is foretold Luke 1:26-38 (NRSV)

Carol: “The angel Gabriel” (Basque traditional)

Reading: The birth of Jesus Luke 2:1-7 (NRSV)

Carol: “Away in a manger” (arr. I. Bevell)

Reading: The shepherds and the angels Luke 2:8-20 (NRSV)

Carol: “Come, behold the King” African Spiritual (are. Frombach/Lantz III)

Reading: Visit of the Magi Matthew 2:1-11 (NRSV)

Carol: “Rejoice and be merry” (English traditional)

Readings: The Word became flesh John 1:1-14 (NRSV)

Carol: “O come all ye faithful” (v. 1,2,5) Adests Fideles

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

Carol – “See amid the winter’s snow” (v. 1, 2, 5)

Blessing

Postlude – “In Dulci Jubilo” (J.S. Bach)

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)

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

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: https://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