Joel Schoon-Tanis

I recently came across the art of Joel Schoon-Tanis. On his website Joel writes ‘My goal is to help others unlock a sense of child-like wonder about God’s world.’ This painting is entitled ‘Pentecost’ and I love the way he tells the story of that experience, filled with wonder and colour. I see the Spirit descending in the form of a dove, the tongues of fire dancing over the heads of the gathered disciples, the sound like a violent wind overhead … and then I also see the door opened (adorned with what looks like a series of St. Andrew’s crosses!), and members of the newly formed ‘living body of the Living Lord’ going out by that same Spirit alive with the gospel into the city.

This Sunday we will be singing some of the great hymns of praise of this ‘birthday of the Church’, reading the wonder-ful events of the first Pentecost (Acts 2), and reflecting upon how we might allow the Spirit to move us anew in the Church today. If you are in the area, we warmly welcome you to join in the worship of God.

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 protected]

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.

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