Jesus welcomes the children – Mark 10:13-16

In the 1970’s, pastors and theologians sojourned amongst the Mafa people of the Cameroon, West Africa, and after reading portions of the Gospels, asked them to enact what they heard. Photographs were taken of the dramatic creations. An accomplished local artist was commissioned to translate the photos into paintings. And the resulting seventy paintings were then used to share the gospel in other Mafa communities. It was a wonderful initiative, and has benefitted Christians of many cultures and nations since who ‘see’ Christ and the Christian way anew.

This morning is ‘Students’ Sunday’, and it is our pleasure to welcome the Rev. Oliver Kondeh Ndula to St. Andrew’s Kingston. Oliver is a minister of the Presbyterian Church in the Cameroon, and is one of the international students at Presbyterian College Montreal, completing his Masters of Sacred Theology this year. Oliver will share with us an African perspective upon the gospel.

Have a look at the order of service. It is found below in a format meant for printing, so may be difficult to follow in places as the pages will seem to jump around, but we hope you at least have an idea of who we are and what we are up to – if you are in the area, we hope you are able to join us. And there is even a congregational potluck lunch afterwards! (A nursery and programme for children is offered during the service. Parking is found free on the streets about, including a civic surface lot just behind the church off Queen Street – and note that the time-of-day restrictions on the streets north of Queen are not in effect on Sundays.) We would welcome the opportunity to introduce ourselves.

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