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ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Worship 10:30 A.M.
Interim Moderator and Stated Supply: Job van Hartingsveldt
Guest Organist: Jacqueline van Hartingsveldt
Today's bulletin is in memory of all the Front Line Workers

Plans for the
Re-Opening of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Belleville 

Blessings and greetings to everyone from Pastor Job, Session and the Board of Managers. It has certainly been a long time since this extraordinary change in our lives began. We have all been challenged in our own personal way and I’m sure that we have felt the arm of God around us while we have journeyed through the uncertainty set out before us. For those of you who were able to worship together at Easter, that also seems like such a long time ago. However, we are getting closer to being able to move on from this disruption in our lives and returning to some sort of normal worship services together again. Pastor Job, Session and the Board met on July 7, 2021 to discuss the re-opening plans for our church and congregation. It was decided that we would schedule our opening for Sunday September 12, 2021. There are a few reasons that we have decided on that date. First, the heat of the building during July and August would be unbearable without the ability to use any fans. Second, while we are in Phase 2 of the Provincial opening plans, we expect that we will be in Phase 3 by September and will have more flexibility to any rules that need to be adhered to. Third, it is our hope that all congregants will have had the opportunity to have both of their vaccinations by then, which would allow us to join in with singing during the service and not have to wear masks if desired. We hope to see you all join in with worship services in the sanctuary at St. Andrew’s on Sunday September 12, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Be strong, stay safe and enjoy the summer. God is with us! Amen Pastor Job, Session and the Board of Managers

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7


Prayers

We need to remember to continue to pray for those who need our support. We need some really big prayers for David Globe. He needs our strength and we continue to remember our congregants and friends, Carol Donnan, Lorraine Ymker, Diane Burley, Bev Mott, Bev Mott’s sister Donna Durante, Patricia Brant, Bev and Gerry Boyce and Rob Bamlett. We also continue to pray for our entire congregation. The list will keep growing. Never doubt the power of prayer! If you have a prayer request send it to carolmerrill27@gmail.com


Re-opening Notice

Hello St. Andrew’s family. It is certainly an understatement just how much we miss our spiritual fellowship and worship together.

The Covid-19 restrictions, closures, realities and attempts to defeat this dreaded virus have been exhausting for our small community and attempts to re-open our church for worship services. This virus has affected all nations, ethnicities, sexes, age groups, and the peace of mind for everyone in the world.

Pastor Job, Session and the Board of Managers have met on several occasions, reviewing the possible announcement of when we will be able to join in worship together within the sanctuary of our church.

On December 21, 2020, Premier Ford announced the shutdown of Southern Ontario until the 23rd of January 2021. This of course means that St. Andrew’s will not re-open on the anticipated January 17, 2021 date. It has restricted indoor organized public events and social gatherings.

The continued uncertainties and concerns of what future restrictions may be implemented in the coming weeks, Pastor Job, Session and the Board of Managers have decided that it is too difficult to determine a possible re-opening date at this time for St. Andrew’s.
We will continue to monitor the changes to Ontario’s restrictions regarding Covid-19, and the anticipated vaccine (and its effects on the virus) and re-evaluate the circumstances as updated news is provided by the Provincial Government.

Please know that we all want everyone to stay healthy and safe, and we miss our time together. Please continue with your prayers for Pastor Job, Jacqueline and Joel, and those who are facing challenges, suffering from illness or receiving medical assistance, depressed and are truly in need of our support.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Job, Session and the Board of Managers
January 5, 2021


A Warm Welcome to You

OUR PURPOSE
To preach and teach The Bible in a Traditional Service,
Glorifying God Through music That maintains quality,
And reverence in worship.

Join Us at 10:30 am Sundays

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
67 Victoria Ave. Belleville
613-968-8998

MISSION STATEMENT
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Belleville
will share the gospel of Jesus Christ
with all people through worship, teaching and service.

VISION STATEMENT
To be a living example of Christ's love
and healing power to all people.


If you know of someone who needs prayer,
please contact the Church office.

 

 

 


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