The doors of St. Andrew’s will be open this Sunday for the worship of God. But please consider your own health and that other others, and know that if it is not appropriate for you to join in this particular service of worship, we will be remembering you in prayer, and your God is close to you.
For those of us who do gather (see the proposed Order of Service below), we will be practising social distancing, spreading ourselves through the sanctuary, presenting our offerings at the end of the service rather than passing the plate, and we will forgo a time of fellowship and our monthly pot luck. Our health system is under tremendous strain – we remember all who are serving the common good at this time, and in no way want to add to the pressures of care being experienced.
The Kingston Street Mission and Special Meals have cancelled their programmes offered from St. Andrew’s until further notice. Please join us in prayer as we explore alternate ways to service our neighbours in need.
You may be assisted by going to the following links:
A Call for Compassion and Community: A Statement from the Canadian Council of Churches, written by the Rev. Stephen Kendall, Principal Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in Canada https://www.councilofchurches.ca/news/a-call-for-compassion-and-community-a-statement-from-the-canadian-council-of-churches-on-covid-19/,
and a prayer of intercession that comes from the Lutheran World Federation https://www.lutheranworld.org/sites/default/files/2020/documents/200312_-_intercessory_prayer_in_the_midst_of_the_spread_of_covid_-_en.pdf
As one week gives way to another, together may be trust in the promise ‘that in all things God is at work for good’ (Romans 8:28), and commit ourselves to being part of that good.