Worship Service for Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021

Order of Service – Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021 @ 10:30AM

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this evening’s service, including the musical talents of the Men of St. Andrew’s Choir, the Bells of St. Andrew’s, and Lenny Muth

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 weekly email. If you’d like to begin receiving our weekly emails you can sign up here.


Prelude – Fantasia “On Christmas Night” (Sussex Carol)

Introit – “Of eternal love begotten” (12th c plainsong)

The Lighting of the Advent Wreath

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

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

Assurance of Forgiveness

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 9: 2 – 7 (CEB)

“The Holly and The Ivy” – The Bells of St. Andrew’s (arr. S. Eithum)

Luke 2: 1 – 14 (CEB)

“Angels we have heard on high” The Bells of St. Andrew’s (arr. S. Eithum)

Luke 2: 15 – 20 (CEB)

“Away in a manger” The Bells of St. Andrew’s (arr. S. Eithum)

Sermon – “I Bring Good News”

Carol – #144 “Twas in the moon of winter-time” (Jesus Ahatonia)

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.


Anthem – “Il est ne” (He is born) (arr. F. Gingrich)

Prayers of the People

Carol – #154 “Silent Night” (Stillest Nacht)

Blessing

Postlude – “Silent Night” (F. Gruber)
Bells of St. Andrew’s
Guitar: Lenny Muth

Christmas Eve Worship Services

It is Christmas Eve. A time when we normally gather together with friends and family and make a special trip to worship together. It is 2020 and We remain closed to public worship. 

St. Andrew’s has put together 2 special services for this very special Christmas. We hope you can join us from the comfort of your home. We can have two services for your enjoyment.

The first is “Rev John in the Big Chair” where Rev. John shares the Christmas Story through the eyes of the animals.

The Second is Rev. John’s Traditional Christmas Message

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