Last night the Elders of St. Andrew’s agreed that it would be best to cancel morning worship this Sunday.
- We have been made aware of the importance of refraining from public gatherings to avoid the risk of contacting the Coronavirus and delaying the spread of it. Some may be carriers of the virus and not be aware of it.
- Conditions related to this virus change frequently and our health system is under tremendous strain – we remember all who are serving our community and in no way want to add to the pressures of care being experienced by them.
- A cancellation this Sunday will provide us with an opportunity to assess if we can put in place a plan which will provide a safe environment in which we can consider gathering to worship together on future Sundays.
- Wherever we are, we can hold up in our prayers those who work in our healthcare community, our families, neighbours and bothers and sisters around the world who have been affected by this illness, and all in need of renewed health of body, mind and soul.
There will be no entry to the church Sunday. But if you would like to join with me in personal prayer or the reading or scripture Sunday morning 10 a.m. – noon, please call the church office and I would be pleased to speak with you – 613-546-6316.
The tower of St. Andrew’s continues to point to the One who is sovereign through history and steadfast in loving kindness. The psalmist once shared how the personal discipline of patience and trust through a season of uncertainty was met in his own life by the faithfulness of the Lord God Almighty. Surely this is our faith also.
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the desolate pit,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God … (Psalm 40)