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Please stay home, stay safe, and stay connected as we do all we can to help everyone through this COVID-19 time. In the mean time, ministry continues and so do our worship services.

All are Welcome!

And we really mean it!

Please find all our past services below, or on our YouTube Channel.

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Here is the link for this Sunday’s service April 11, 2021.

 

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Here is the link for our Easter Sunday Service. This service features our choir, trumpet, trombone, flute handbells and more. Happy Easter!

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Here is the link to our Good Friday Community Procession of the Cross with Stittsville United Church and St. Thomas Anglican Church.

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Here is the link for our Sunday Service for March 28, 2021 – Palm Sunday.

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Here is the link for our Sunday Service for March 21, 2021. Fifth Sunday in Lent.

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Here is the link for our Sunday Service March 14, 2021. Fourth Sunday in Lent.

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Here is the link for our Sunday Service March 7, 2021 – Third Sunday in Lent

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Here is the link for our Sunday Service for February 28 2021 – Second Sunday in Lent.

In the Children’s time I mention the Periodic Table of Canadian Black History. If you click on the picture below you will find the interactive link to the online Resource provided by “Parents 4 Diversity”

I also mentioned in the sermon the letter written by 8 white clergy in Birmingham Alabama against the Black protests there in 1963, as well as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s  response in “Letter from Birmingham City Jail”. The text of those letters is here. I’ve also done a video recording of them both which can be found on our YouTube Channel and right here as well.

 

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Here is the link to our Sunday Service for February 21, 2021 – First Sunday in Lent 

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Here is a link to our Sunday Service for February 14, 2021 – Valentine’s Day.

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Here is a link for Sunday February 7, 2021. This is Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D) Sunday as well as Communion Sunday. In this service we celebrate the relief and development work of PWS&D. You may take communion along with the video or join us live for communion on Zoom at 11:00 a.m.

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Here is the link for Sunday January 31, 2021

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Here is the link for Sunday January 24, 2021

In the service I mention U.S. Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s poem that she wrote for the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Here is the text of that poem.

Amanda Gorman’s poem: ‘The Hill We Climb’

Amanda Gorman—at 22, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history—delivered her poem at the U.S. Capitol

When day comes we ask ourselves,
Where can we find light in this never-ending shade?
The loss we carry,
a sea we must wade
We braved the belly of the beast
We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace
And the norms and notions
of what just is
Isn’t always just-ice.
And yet the dawn is ours
before we knew it
Somehow we do it
Somehow we weathered and witnessed
a nation that isn’t broken
but simply unfinished
We the successors of a country and a time
Where a skinny black girl
Descended from slaves and raised by a single mother
Can dream of becoming president
Only to find herself reciting for one.
And yes we are far from polished
far from pristine
But that doesn’t mean that we are
striving to form a union that is perfect.
We are striving to forge our union with purpose
To compose a country committed to all cultures, colours, characters and
conditions of man.
And so we lift our gaze not to what stands between us
but what stands before us
We close the divide because we know to put our future first
We must first put our differences aside
We lay down our arms
So we can reach out our arms
To one another.
We seek harm to none and harmony for all.
Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true:
That even as we grieved, we grew
That even as we hurt, we hoped
That even as we tired, we tried.
That we’ll forever be tied together, victorious.
Not because we will never again know defeat
But because we will never again sow division.
Scripture tells us to envision
That everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree
And no one shall make them afraid.
If we’re to live up to our own time
Then victory won’t lie in the blade
But in all the bridges we’ve made
That is the promise to glade
The hill we climb
If only we dare.
Because being American is more than a pride we inherit
It’s the past we step into
And how we repair it.
We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation
Rather than share it
Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy.
And this effort very nearly succeeded.
But while democracy can be periodically delayed,
it can never be permanently defeated.
In this truth,
in this faith we trust
For while we have our eyes on the future,
history has its eyes on us.
This is the era of just redemption.
We feared at its inception
We did not feel prepared to be the heirs
of such a terrifying hour
but within it we found the power
to author a new chapter.
To offer hope and laughter to ourselves.
So while we once we asked,
how could we possibly prevail over catastrophe?,
Now we assert
How could catastrophe possibly prevail over us?
We will not march back to what was
but move to what shall be.
A country that is bruised but whole,
benevolent but bold,
fierce and free.
We will not be turned around
or interrupted by intimidation
because we know our inaction and inertia
will be the inheritance of the next generation.
Our blunders become their burdens.
But one thing is certain;
If we merge mercy with might,
and might with right,
then love becomes our legacy
and change our children’s birthright.
So let us leave behind a country
better than the one we were left with.
Every breath from my bronze pounded chest,
we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one.
We will rise from the gold-limbed hills of the west,
We will rise from the windswept northeast
where our forefathers first realized revolution.
We will rise from the lake-rimmed cities of the midwestern states,
we will rise from the sunbaked south.
We will rebuild, reconcile and recover
and every known nook of our nation and
every corner called our country,
our people diverse and beautiful will emerge
battered and beautiful.
When day comes we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid,
The new dawn blooms as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.

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Here is the link for Sunday January 17, 2021.

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Here is the link for Sunday January 10, 2021.

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Here is the link for Sunday January 3, 2021. Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas!

The Children’s Christmas Eve service is the Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey story that we used for our Longest Night service, but redone with some new carols and a more child focused short service.

Children’s Christmas Eve Service (37min): https://youtu.be/2zx6DYyL63A

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Our Candlelight Christmas Eve service if the full length service with carols and handbells, special music and instrumentals.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service (65 min): https://youtu.be/Zz7vC_nCBjs

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Here is the link for our Longest Night or “Blue Christmas” service. This is a service we do every year on December 21st, the longest night of the year. In this service we acknowledge that Christmas is sometimes a hard time of year, especially for those who have lost loved ones. Please take some time to participate in this serivice. Towards the end of the service you can light a candle in your home to remember someone you have lost and who you are thinking of at this time of year.

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Here’s the link for Advent 4, December 20, 2020.

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Here’s the link for Advent 3, December 13, 2020.

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Here’s the link for Advent 2, December 6, 2020.

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Here’s the link for Advent 1, November 29, 2020.

Here is a link to our 2020 Christmas Plans letter as well.

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Here’s the link for Christ the King Sunday November 22, 2020.

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Here’s the link for Sunday’s Service, November 15, 2020

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Here is the link for Remembrance Sunday November 8, 2020

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Here is the link of Sunday November 1, 2020 – All Saints Sunday.

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Here is the link for Sunday October 25, 2020 – Reformation Sunday.

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Here is the link for Sunday October 18, 2020

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Here is the link to the week’s service Sunday October 11, 2020.

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Here is the link for World Communion Sunday Service. October 4, 2020

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We decided to do it again!

Sunday September 27, 2020 we had an in-person worship service on the church lawn.

While the Provincial guidelines that limit gathering sizes do not apply to “religious services, rites or ceremonies” we plan to be extra cautious with everyone wearing masks, bringing their own chairs, sitting more than 6 feet apart, not singing out loud, sanitizing their hands upon arrival and departure, and we will be keeping a record of everyone there for contact tracing.

Here’s the link

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Sunday September 20, 2020 we had an in-person worship service on the church lawn. This service was video recorded and the YouTube link posted here.

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Here is the link for This Sunday’s worship service September 13, 2020

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Here is the link to last Sunday’s service, September 6, 2020.

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You will find the links for all of our previous Sunday morning worship services from March through August 2020 on our YouTube channel.