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We have made the difficult and cautious decision to cancel all church related activities including Sunday Worship until further notice.
Doug will be available on his cell phone.

Ministry will continue, just not all together at the church.

Now is the time we put into practice those wise words, “Don’t go to church, be the church”.
If you are in need, call.

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This Sunday is Healing and Reconciliation Sunday when we acknowledge the work that still needs to be don on reconciliation between the church and First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in Canada.

Here is our Healing and Reconciliation Service

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Here is our Camping Sunday worship service for May 17, 2020!

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Here is a brief Bible Study for this week.

 

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Here is this week’s service May 10, 2020.

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Here is the Sunday Service for May 3, 2020. Enjoy!

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Here is the Sunday Service for April 26,2020

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Here is this week’s Bible Study.

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Here is the service for this Sunday April 19, 2020.

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Happy Easter! Here is our Easter Sunrise, Regular Service and Communion Service including 2 cellos, trumpet and trombone and organ and guitar and piano and handbells and virtual choir anthem! Sorry, no bagpipes or banjo… not this week anyway!

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On Good Friday every year we share a Procession of the Cross with Stittsville United Church, St. Thomas Anglican Church and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. This year Grant Dillenbeck, Lee Lambert and Doug Kendall did the procession individually and we recorded it for you. This is the year we cannot be physically together, be we are together in Spirit.

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Here is a Virtual Bible Study for you including a greeting from our Zoom Bible Study Group and an attempt at singing Happy Birthday!

Click here for the link to the video I mention in the Bible Study. It is from Kairos.

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Palm Sunday Morning worship for you all to enjoy. Click on the link here, or on the picture below.

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Here is a clip of the scripture readings for this Sunday – Palm Sunday and a short clip of our Zoom Bible Study for this morning.

Click Here or on the picture below.

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Sunday Morning worship March 29, 2020. This Sunday Terry helped with some music as well. It’s almost like a usual Sunday morning!

Click Here! or on the picture below to see the video.

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Here is  Thursday update video with a poem and a bit about our Virtual Pastoral Visits (see above to schedule)

Here is the Poem “And the people stayed home”

“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and grew gardens full of fresh food, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.  Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed.

And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they themselves had been healed.”      

Kathleen O’ Meara (1839-1888)

According to one website Kathleen O’Meara (1839–1888), pen name Grace Ramsay, and she was an Irish-French Catholic writer and biographer during the late Victorian era. She was the Paris correspondent of The Tablet, a leading British Catholic magazine. O’ Meara also wrote works of fiction where she explored a variety of topics from women’s suffrage to eastern European revolutions. This poem appeared in her second novel Iza’s Story about the struggle of Polish patriots during Russian, Austrian and German occupation. The book compares the Polish-Russian situation to the Irish-British situation.

According to Oprah MagazineKitty O’Meara from Madison, WI.

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With both the Prime Minister and the Premier of Ontario saying “Go home, and stay home!” we have decided not to continue with Drive-Thru Church for the time being. We are doing all we can to continue to stay physically separated, but socially and spiritually connected. We are also looking at other ways to stay connected, so stay tuned!

Here is another video update with our Bible Study passages for this week, and a brief meditation.


Sunday afternoon I received a Facebook message from a journalist with the Canadian Press asking if she could talk to me about our “Drive-Thru Church Service”. We got in touch by phone and I told her about what we had done. She wrote up an article and the next thing I hear is that it has been picked up by the National Post, London Free Press and the Ottawa Citizen.

I must say the picture makes me really look forward to summer!

 

March 22, 2020  Drive-Thru Church Sunday. Thank you to R.A. and Marlene for helping out!

This was the view from our church parking lot this afternoon (Friday March 20). Looking for and seeing signs of hope everywhere!

Are you missing being at church?

Friday Update on a plan for Sunday!

Thursday Update – It’s Spring!

 

Wednesday Bible Study

 

Click on our youtube video to get a taste of St. Andrew’s Stittsville for March 15-2020.

 

 

 

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Come and join us after COVID-19!

Sunday morning worship is normally 10:00 a.m.

Sunday School and Nursery are provided.

All are Welcome!

And we really mean it!

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Stittsville, Ontario.

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