Worship for Sunday May 2 – Mission Awareness Sunday

Order of Service – Sunday May 2, 2021 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Fred and our Tech Team are present this morning as usual. Rev. John is on vacation. And a few members of MOCC and WMS are present to participate in the service.

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 – “Cornet Voluntary” (J. Travers)


Call to Worship

Hymn – “Sing a new song unto the Lord” #422

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Hymn – “Christ’s is the world” #758

Scripture ReadingLuke 24: 13 – 27 (CEB)

Sermon – ZOOMerview with Vicki Olatundun, Executive Director of Chalmers Community Services Centre (pre-recorded with Rev. John)

Guelph Today article introducing Vicki in her role at CCSC

Hymn – “Lord you give the great commission” #778

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:


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.

The following short video comes from Presbyterians Sharing.  Our goal for 2021 is $20,000.00. 

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:


Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Thine be the glory” #258


Postlude – Paraphrase on “Judas Maccabaeus” (arr. A. Guilmant)

Our Thanks to the members of the Mission and Outreach Coordinating Committee (MOCC) and Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) for planning and participating in today’s service.

Thanks to Fred Gingrich and Muriel Clemmer for their music ministry.

And thanks to Rev. John for pre-recording the ZOOMerview with our guest today. And to Peter Devries for his technical assistance.

Mission Awareness Sunday by ZOOM (May 3, 2020)

The Rev. John Borthwick is on vacation starting Wednesday April 29 until Tuesday May 5. The Mission and Outreach Coordinating Committee and the Women’s Missionary Society traditionally plan and present the Mission Awareness Sunday service on the first Sunday in May. This year, they are pleased to share the service by ZOOM today. Our guest preacher is The Rev. Diane Boyd, minister of Rockwood Presbyterian Church.

Order of Service – Sunday May 3, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As you prepare your hearts for worship, you are invited to listen to these musical selections.

Lord, You Give the Great Commission
We’ve A Story To Tell The Nations

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession

Scripture Reading – Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 & Acts 8: 26 – 40

Sermon – “What Can We Learn” by The Rev. Diane Boyd

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:


If you’d like to make a donation to Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D) you can do so here:


And if you are looking for assistance or want to help, check out this community based website for more information:


The Mission and Outreach Coordinating Committee (MOCC) is encouraging us to donate towards the following (if you don’t want to donate online, you can always mail cheques to St. Andrew’s indicating where you’d like your donation to be directed on the memo line):

The Saturday Night Suppers (Royal City Mission). On Saturday May 9, members of the MOCC will be purchasing items in support of that evening’s meal. You are encouraged, if able, to make a donation to St. Andrew’s MOCC in support of this or to Royal City Mission directly. A donation to them can be made here:


The Ecumenical Campus Ministry‘s request to support International Students at The University of Guelph. To donate to the Highest Priority Fund, visit www.uoguelph.ca/giving

Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC) as they continue to support our most vulnerable citizens. To donate, visit Chalmers Donation Online

Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition (GNSC)‘s Emergency Food Fund that seeks to support the North End Harvest Market and the various Neighbourhood pantries. To donate, visit GNSC Donation Online and select EMERGENCY FOOD FUND.

The Drop-In Centre, collaborating with other community partners, continues to care for our homeless population. To donate, visit Drop-In Centre Donation Online

Prayers of the People

Presentation of Robe to The Rev. Diane Boyd

 On behalf of St. Andrew’s Guelph to celebrate Diane’s Ordination and Induction into Rockwood Presbyterian Church.


After worship this morning, you are invited to watch this clip.

I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked