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)

Welcome

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:

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.

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:

https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=2034&AID=2463

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Thine be the glory” #258

Benediction

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.

Upcoming Saturday Night Supper at Royal City Mission – April 24

St. Andrew’s and our friends at Kortright Presbyterian Church are responsible for providing a meal at the Royal City Mission on Saturday, April 24.  This time it is our turn to supply the vegetables and the dessert, as well as our usual donation of juice boxes.  MOCC will purchase and deliver the food, and the team at the Royal City Mission will package and hand out the meal at the front door of the church. 

Contributions in the form of a financial donation earmarked for the Saturday Night Supper would be very much appreciated.  You can mail a cheque to St. Andrew’s or donate to St. Andrew’s on-line through Canada Helps.  Your donations make a difference to those in need in our community.

Chalmers Christmas Gift Bag Campaign

(Pandemic Version)

We hope you will consider supporting this valuable program, particularly as community members are seeking our support more than ever before.  Each year we hear from CCSC guests how grateful they are to receive this gift and that, for many, it is the ONLY gift they receive. For this reason we ask that you include new, good quality items in their original packages. Please note that there is no need for the items to be gift wrapped. Christmas Gift Bags can be delivered in new, reusable shopping bags. Donors will have to provide their own bags this year.

Given the health and safety considerations of the pandemic, Chalmers is adjusting how they do things, in order to ensure our volunteers, guests and donors can be giving and receiving as safely as possible. As a result, the contents of the bags have changed slightly this year. Please do not deviate from this list so that we can ensure that all guests are treated equally.

Regular size shampoo (not conditioner)
Single toothbrush in its packaging 
Toothpaste and/or dental floss
Shower gel, body wash, or soap
Boxed candy or boxed chocolate (not homemade and not Halloween candy)
Small jar of instant coffee, box of tea bags, or tin/box of hot chocolate (no coffee pods)


If shopping for a Christmas bag in 2020 is not something you can do this year, please consider donating financially via St. Andrew’s to the Campaign. With your financial contribution, Chalmers will purchase items to fill a Christmas bag on your behalf. Be sure that your donation is clearly designated to the Chalmers Christmas Gift Bag Campaign.

This year’s final delivery date to Chalmers Downtown is Tuesday December 1st.

Deliveries can be made to Chalmers Downtown (41 Macdonell Street) on 
a) Tuesdays in October and November and December 1st between 10 am and 11 am, or 
b) Thursday November 19th from 6-8 pm or 
c) Thursday November 26th from 6-8 pm.

If you deliver to Chalmers directly, please make sure your donation is credited to St. Andrew’s.  If you cannot deliver to Chalmers, contact Rhonda at rhondawright102[at]yahoo[dot]com to arrange a pick-up.  


Yours in Christ,


The Mission and Outreach Coordinating Committee (MOCC)

Worship by ZOOM – September 20, 2020 (Bless Our Schools Sunday)

Order of Service – Sunday September 20, 2020 @ 10:30AM

We continue our live broadcast from the Sanctuary this morning. We remain closed to public worship. Only Rev. John, Fred, our Tech Team, our trainee Screeners, and our guest today will be in the Sanctuary.

We welcome Andrew Hyde from the Ecumenical Campus Ministry at the University of Guelph as our pulpit guest this morning as we celebrate Bless Our Schools Sunday sponsored by Moms in Prayer International and our Mission and Outreach Coordinating Committee (MOCC). Today’s service was supposed to be different as it was being planned by MOCC and was to include various participants from the Committee. Due to COVID, Rev. John will lead the service and Andrew Hyde will share the message. Welcome Andrew!

Prelude – Chorale Prelude on “Lobe den Herren” arr. J. Walther

Call to Worship

Hymn – “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (v. 1 & 4)

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Romans 11:33 – 12:2 & Matthew 20: 1-16 (NRSV)

Sermon: “Renew Our Minds” (Andrew Hyde)

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.

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

CIBC Run for the Cure 2020 (Virtual) – October 4, 2020

We are encouraging our members and friends to support the RUN this year individually. If you are interested in supporting this year’s Run for the Cure, you can register here:

https://support.cancer.ca/site/TR/RunfortheCure/RFTC_NW_odd_?fr_id=27270&pg=entry&s_locale=en_CA

St. Andrew’s Guelph and Knox Guelph will join together again next year as “Presbyterians on the Run”!

Supporting the Ecumenical Campus Ministry at UofG, to set up a one-time or monthly, tax-deductible donation to ECM’s ministry at UofG, go to https://www.ecmguelph.org/donate.

Special Musical Interlude – “Amazing Grace” (arr. D. Hastad)

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Lord dismiss us with your blessing” (v. 1)

Benediction

Postlude – Recessional on “Lobe den Herren” (arr. P. Manz)

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.