These last days of January, we remember the larger Church of Christ to which we belong with all other Christians. In recent years we have welcomed representatives from sister branches within the Church – from Lutheran to Roman Catholic. This Sunday we will celebrate the World Communion of Reformed Churches of which we are a part – over 80 Christians in over 225 denominations around the world. http://wcrc.ch
This morning we welcome to the pulpit the Rev. Stephen Kendall, Principal Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada who serves on the Executive of the WCRC and has attended three General Councils (in Accra Ghana, Grand Rapids USA and Leipzig Germany).
The photo above is not of Stephen, but of the Rev. Najla Kassab, an ordained minister in the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, the new President of the WCRC, preaching in the same Wittenberg Germany church in which Martin Luther also preached! The sanctuary of St. Andrew’s is also beautiful and historic, however, and Stephen also is a fine preacher!
If you are in the area, we would welcome you to join us. There is a nursery offered for infants and a programme for children during the service, if desired. There is free parking in a city surface lot just behind the church off Queen Street, and on the neighbouring streets (please note that the time of day restrictions on the streets north of Queen are not in effect on Sundays).
Have a look at the Order of Service, and join us in Christian worship, study and service.