A service of thanksgiving to God for the life of Bev Wells will be held on Saturday January 29, 2 p.m. You are invited to participate either in-person or on-line.

Participation In-Person
The service will be held in the sanctuary of St. Andrew’s Church, with face masking and physical distancing observed. To conform with public health capacity limits, admittance will be by registration only with presentation of passports, and capacity is restricted – the link can be found at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-service-of-thanksgiving-beverley-wells-tickets-250698765757

Participation On-Line
The service will also be live-streamed from 2 p.m. and found at https://youtu.be/Yraz-1PAXvo

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the church office Tuesday-Thursday 9-noon at 613-546-6316 or at info@standrewskingston.org

A new initiative of St. Andrew’s will help address the current affordable housing crisis in Kingston by dedicating our manse for use as second stage transitional housing. Have a look at these articles
https://www.kingstonist.com/news/st-andrews-manse-to-become-ryandale-transitional-house/ 
https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/ryandale-to-open-new-location-under-new-lease-agreement-with-st-andrews-church

And here is a link to a page about the manse on Historic Places Canada https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=10771

along with a photo tour of some of the rooms of the manse (with thanks to Jordan Simons),

concluding with a media release

Download (PDF, 189KB)

 

St. Andrew’s Church (Princess at Clergy) is looking for an individual to assist with live-streaming worship one Sunday a month. This will involve operating a PTZ camera, and formatting and inserting a dozen or so slides.

Familiarity with OBS software needed.

For details of the position and remuneration please contact us – info@standrewskingston.org

ONLINE TAIZÉ SERVICE – 2nd & 4th Wednesday (July 28 through September 22) 7:30-8:00 pm 

A new opportunity with St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kingston, initially on Zoom. 
You are invited to a time of prayer and song in the tradition of the Taizé community. Led by Susanne Cliff-Jüngling and Wendy Luella Perkins. Together, we will light a candle, join in simple prayerful chants combined with short scripture readings and prayers.   
Please feel free to invite your friends and families. 
 
Join Via Zoom: 
7:30-8:00pm Wednesday July 28, August 11 + 25, September 8 + 22 
Meeting ID: 824 6481 1989 

We plan to offer 5 sessions and see how it goes (if well, then it will continue). 

Leaders from several of our national indigenous ministries invite us to a time of worship with them on this day, and through this Indigenous History Month. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyPq7vk9HQg&t=19s

We can learn more about indigenous ministries at https://presbyterian.ca/canadian-ministries/indigenous-ministries/


At their monthly meeting last night, the Elders of St. Andrew’s Kingston agreed that it would be appropriate to re-open the sanctuary beginning this coming Sunday.

No member should feel obliged to attend worship in person while the pandemic is still among us – the service will be live-streamed at 10:30 a.m. and available after as a recording on the congregation’s YouTube channel.

But for any who may find it appropriate, the sanctuary will be opened in accordance with all public health guidelines. Only one door will be open (along Clergy Street by the cannon), up to the calculated 15% capacity of 75. The wearing of face masks and physical distancing will be required … and the only singing possible will be by the appointed cantor.

We thank God for bringing us thus far through the work of so many in our community and nation for good, and look forward to the full reunion to come – as we will sing this Sunday, ‘O God of Bethel … Through each perplexing path of life, our wandering footsteps guide’.

 

A small group of members of St. Andrew’s Church gathered this Friday mid-day, climbed the tower and tolled the main bell 215 times.

This was the week that the unmarked graves of 215 indigenous children were revealed at a residential school in Kamloops BC. These graves were of children aged 4-15 who were forcibly taken from their family, denied their community, language and culture. It is hard to fathom the suffering of those children, and the families who never saw their children again, without even the opportunity to bury them. It is hard to fathom the suffering of the children who survived, and the communities that had to deal with such generational loss. It is hard to fathom that this trauma was suffered by indigenous children, families and communities across this land known as Turtle Island.

The tolling of the bell was a personal gesture of solidarity in grief, acknowledgement of complicity, and commitment to reconciliation. You are invited to listen and enter into a time of reflection – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UUz7cPjDnUtMjPNvz1Bs6Yb-3-95CamU/view?usp=sharing

The Presbyterian Church in Canada has distributed additional resources for us to consider https://presbyterian.ca/2021/05/31/pcc-prays-for-the-lives-lost-at-kamloops-indian-residential-school/ and https://presbyterian.ca/2021/06/05/pcc-and-residential-schools/