Worship for Sunday April 4, 2021 (Easter Sunday) by ZOOM and YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday April 4, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Rev. John, Fred, a soloist, and our Tech Team are present this morning.

This is Easter Sunday and we are celebrating with the Sacrament of Holy Communion (virtually). Please come to the service prepared with a bread and beverage like substance in order to join in the feast that our LORD has provided. 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 – “Fanfare” (W. Mathias)

Introit – “This is the day” (F.E.W. Gingrich)

Lenten Liturgy from Presbyterian World Service and Development

Hymn – “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” #243

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Hymn – “At the dawning of salvation” #248

Scripture Reading: Mark 16: 1 – 8 (CEB)

Sermon: He Isn’t Here”

Hymn – “This is the feast of victory” #246

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 Apostles Creed (#538)

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. AMEN.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

Post Communion Anthem – “Ye choirs of New Jerusalem” (I. Bevell)

Hymn – “Thine be the glory” #258

Benediction

Sung Dismissal – “Go Out In Joy!”

Postlude – “Fugue in G (the Gigue) (J.S. Bach)

Easter Sunday – Archived Service from 2018 (Alternate)

We thought you might like another option for worshiping on this holiest of Holy Week Days. We have found a recording of the Easter Sunday worship service held at St. Andrew’s Guelph on Sunday April 1, 2018. May it remind you that HE IS RISEN! He is risen indeed.

Easter Sunday April 1st, 2018

This photo is from our 190th Anniversary held a few weeks after this Easter Sunday worship service in 2018. Looking good, St. Andrew’s Guelph.