Worship Service for April 18, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday April 18, 2021 @ 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 – “Prelude” (H. Coleman)

Introit – Psalm 148: 1 – 4, 13  (Refrain: H. Hopson | Tone: R. Cunningham)

Call to Worship

Hymn – “The day of resurrection” #249

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Luke 24: 36b – 48 (CEB)

Sermon: The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Reflections on a year of learning about the power of service” – Curt Hammond

Curt Hammond’s Bio

Hymn – “The storm is strong” #728

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

Hymn – “Hail! Our once-rejected Jesus” #353

Benediction

Postlude – “Finale in d” (E. Thiman)

Worship by ZOOM – Father’s Day and ZOOMerview with our special guest, Curt Hammond – June 21, 2020

Order of Service – Sunday June 21, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you listen to this hymn as a way of preparing for worship this morning.

“Will You Come and Follow Me”

St. Andrew’s Territorial Acknowledgement

As we gather, we acknowledge that Indigenous people were here long before us who cared for this land and called it home.  This territory has a rich history and was, and is to this day, considered sacred by many First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.  We have a responsibility to care for this land as their ancestors did and to continue to strengthen our relationships with our Indigenous neighbours.

Scripture Reading – Galatians 5: 22-23 (The Message)

Sermon – “Four Simple Words”: A ZOOMerview with Curt Hammond (http://foursimplewords.ca/)

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

The month of June is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! For the entire month of June, every single dollar donated to a Canadian nonprofit or charity through Canada Helps will buy that nonprofit one entry in a contest to win a $20,000.00 grand prize. If you’ve been waiting for the ‘right time’ to donate ONLINE, that time is now! Every donation is a WIN for these organizations… including St. Andrew’s and our Mission Partners. Thanks for your continued generosity! Let’s accept the challenge and make a difference in our community and world.

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.

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

Another opportunity to be generous and support our most vulnerable citizens in Guelph is Harve$t Impact. The goal, in partnership with The Seed and 10C (St. Andrew’s is a member organization) as well as others, is to get food to 10,000 community members. For more information or to make a donationwww.harvestimpact.ca/donate/

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, I’d invite you to reflect on these songs.

“Mercy” – Dave Matthews Band
“Yahweh” and “40” by U2