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