‘Family’ is a foundational dimension of our lives as humans and as Christians.

When we hear the word ‘family’, we tend to have a very definite idea of its importance and even its shape. It was very interesting to search through the Book of Praise this week for hymns that mention our families – not many! Even the Bible itself does not provide a very long list of regular, well-functioning families, at least not according to our contemporary definitions.

This morning we will consider another concept of family, the ‘family (or household) of God’, and perhaps glean some perspective upon the contours and experiences of our families of blood. The words from the pulpit will then be enacted as we gather around the Lord’s Table for Holy Communion, like a family gathering for a meal.

You are invited to join us – we will warmly welcome you. There is a nursery for infants, and a programme for young children, during the service if desired. There is free parking on the city streets about (time of day restrictions north of Queen are not enforced on the weekend) and in the city surface lot just behind the church off Queen Street.

Have a look at the Order of Service. Also peruse the announcements and please consider each a personal invitation to join us in Christian worship, study and service.

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