Worship Service for September 19, 2021 on ZOOM & YouTube

Order of Service – Sunday September 19, 2021 @ 10:30AM

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

Join us on our St. Andrew’s Guelph YouTube Channel and select the live service, and remember to invite your friends and families. You can also join us via Zoom by following the link in your Friday or Sunday morning email. If you’d like to begin receiving our weekly emails you can sign up here.


Chorale Prelude – Pastorale on ” Darwall ” (arr. J. Vandertuin)

Introit – Psalm 113: 1 – 3 ” An Acclamation to Praise ” (F.E.W. Gingrich)

Call to Worship

Hymn –  #321   ” Praise to the Lord the Almighty “

Opening Prayer & Assurance of Forgiveness

Time for Wonder and Curiosity

Scripture Reading: Ezra 3: 10 – 13 (CEB)

Sermon: “Returning to Exile”

Hymn – # 202    ” We lay our broken world in sorrow at your feet ” 

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

Click Here to 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 soy clicking here. (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 by clicking here.

This Fall we are encouraging our members to join the VIRTUAL Run for the Cure. Similar to last year, we are inviting interested individuals to sign up on their own and participate. Let Rev. John know if you have signed up and we will encourage the congregation to sponsor you too.

Click Here to sign up yourself

Click Here to Sponsor Rev. John 

Click Here to Sponsor Mary Visser Kerr 


Ordination of Elders-Elect – Rick McRonald, Virginia Gillham, Craig Clack, Rhonda Wright, Dallas Green

Anthem – “Sing to the Lord with a joyful sound”         J. Gallina

Prayers of the People

Hymn – #587  ” Called as partners in Christ’s service “

Blessing

Postlude – Toccata on ” Darwall ” (arr. J. Enns)

Worship by ZOOM – Sunday August 9, 2020

Order of Service – Sunday August 9, 2020 @ 10:30AM

As we prepare our hearts and minds for worship, I’d invite you listen to this song as a way of preparing for worship this morning.

“Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Call to Worship

Special Musical Interlude

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – Matthew 15: 10 – 28 (NRSV)

Sermon – “Through COVID Eyes – Jesus, Wash Your Hands!”

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

Responding to the Lebanon Crisis through PWS&D

Presbyterian World Service & Development is responding to the devastation in Lebanon as a result of the recent explosion in Beirut. The Canadian government is matching all donations at this time. You can donate online here:

https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=2034&AID=5823

You can also make a gift through your church, by mailing a cheque or by calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark your donation “Lebanon Crisis.”

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”!

Prayers of the People

Benediction

After worship this morning, connected to today’s theme… enjoy this adaptation of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”. And then the original song follows.

Neil Diamond – “Hands… washing hands”
“Sweet Caroline”