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

Guelph Youth For Christ Moves in! (Partnership in Action)

Youth for Christ: “We see the hope and potential in every young person”

You will recall that Guelph Youth for Christ is a mission and outreach partner of St. Andrew’s and some of you will have met Karen Bast and/or Mark Stromenberg at the Mission and Outreach Fair last year.


The MOCC is very excited to tell you about the next step in this partnership:  Guelph Youth for Christ is relocating to St. Andrew’s!  During weekdays, Karen and Mark will be sharing the Director of Children and Youth Office, the Youth Room and (occasionally) the Church Hall.

Thank you to Rev. John and the Board of Managers for helping to make this happen.

Please pray that this relationship will become a powerful way of expanding our partnership with this ministry and give St. Andrew’s a greater feeling of tangibly reaching youth in our community with the Gospel through the dedicated work of the team from Youth for Christ.

For more information on Guelph Youth for Christ please contact Karen Bast, Satellite Director, Guelph YFC at 226-780-0605 or visit www.guelphyfc.com.