The Peace Tower Under Construction After Fire of 1916
On this holiday weekend, a warm welcome in the name of Jesus Christ and a special welcome to all visitors and friends.
After the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa burned to the ground in 1916, they were rebuilt, and the Victoria Tower became the Peace Tower. The new tower arose in the shadow of World War One as a prayer for peace, a peace that would honour the sacrifice of so many deaths by banishing war. This morning we take up this prayer for peace, and explore in scripture and sermon where we find peace (in Christ!) and how we live peace (as Christians).
During the service, we will unfurl in the sanctuary the flag that flew over the Peace Tower on November 30, 2018. It is HUGE. I had applied for a flag some eighteen years ago, and its arrival by post caught me unawares – particularly when I realized it had been flown on St. Andrew’s Day!!!
During these services of summer, our certified child care There is free parking on the streets around (please note that the time-of-day restrictions on Clergy Street north of Queen are not in effect on Sundays) and in the surface civic lot just behind the church off Queen Street.
Have a look at the Order of Service and bulletin below, and consider each hymn and prayer and announcement a personal invitation to join us in Christian worship, community and service. If you have any questions about forthcoming events and opportunities, please call the church office Tuesday -Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As the season of spring arrives, slowly but surely, we delight in the green and the colours that emerge from the good earth around us. This is a season of grace in so many ways, and I thought the tulip might provide us with an opportunity to explore God’s grace this month of May.
TULIP is an acronym that has been used to articulate five particular dimensions of God’s grace. We will begin this Sunday with the ‘T’. Curious? If you are in the area, we warmly invite you to join in the worship of God. Another dimension of God’s grace will be communicated with the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, to which are invited ‘all who love the Lord a little and yearn to love him more’. Have a look at the Order of Service below (and also the announcements – please consider each a personal invitation to join us in Christian worship, community and service).
During the service there is offered a nursery for infants and a programme for young children if desired. There is free parking on the streets around (please note that the time-of-day restrictions on Clergy Street north of Queen are not in effect on Sundays) and in the surface civic lot just behind the church off Queen Street. There is a wheel chair lift available in the doors of the church closest to the manse (the courtyard is entered from the driveway half way along the St. Andrew’s block of Clergy Street) and a wheelchair ramp is available by ramp and door along Princess Street.
If you have any questions, please call the church office Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon, or email email@example.com