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.

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday September 27, 2020 (Presbyterians Sharing Sunday)

Order of Service – Sunday September 27, 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, and our trainee Screeners will be in the Sanctuary.

Prelude – Chorale Prelude on “Slane” arr. G. Young

Call to Worship

Hymn – “What a friend we have in Jesus” (v. 1 )

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 21: 23 – 32 (NRSV)

Sermon: “I Will Not”

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. St. Andrew’s has committed to $30,000 for 2020 (a commitment we have made for several years now which exceeds what the Presbytery requests of us). Your generosity is exemplary. To date, St. Andrew’s has received approximately $12,000. We know that there is still time to meet our goal.

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.

Here’s a video celebrating the work and witness of Presbyterians Sharing.

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”!

Special Musical Interlude – Variations on “God is so good” (Bells of St. Andrew’s) arr. F.E.W. Gingrich

Prayers of the People

Hymn – “Go now in peace” (v. 1 & 2) (Handbells & Organ)

Benediction

Postlude – Prelude in Classic Style (arr. G. Young)