St. David & St. Martin
January 20th, 2019
Mark Ward Music: Jennifer Channen
DUTY: Charles Craig
GREETING TEAM: Margaret Marks, Jean Liberty,
READER: Peggy Campbell
Sullivan, Monika Tocchi
Grant Schaper- January 20th; Marielos Osorio – January 22nd;
Katie King – January 22nd.
FLOWERS: The flowers this morning are to
the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of my husband, Bob Reid, who passed away
15 years ago today, January 20th 2004. – Marilyn Reid -
It is a great pleasure to welcome
Rev. Mark Ward and his wife, Rosalie, back with us this morning. Rev. Ward will
be preaching this week and next week while Rev, Zimmerman is on vacation. Rev. Ward is also the guest speaker at our
Lunch and Learn Seminar after the service today.
CELL PHONES: In respect for where
you are, please turn off your cell phone while in the sanctuary. Thank you.
1. SECURITY REMINDER: Please do not leave keys,
electronics or other valuables
with your coats in the coat racks, or unattended anywhere in the church.
2. COFFEE HOSTS AND FLOWERS: If you
can help with any of these please sign the sheets in the front entry.
3. FOODBANK DONATIONS: Food
items in demand are pasta, pasta sauce, powdered milk, peanut butter and canned
chick peas. Boxes are by the front and back doors. Please no clothing.
note: No egg cartons are required at
4. POP CAN TABS, PLASTIC TABS FROM
BREAD AND MILK, AND EYEGLASSES: Please place in containers in vestibule. They are
used to support the acquisition of wheelchairs for adults and children.
5. BIBLE STUDY GROUP: The Bible Study Group meet on Wednesdays, from 3-4:30 p.m in Rev.
Zimmerman’s office. If you have any
questions please call Sheila Major at 613-842-8349.
6. CHOIR: The Choir
practice in the sanctuary every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome,
regardless of musical talent or training, to join us for great fellowship and
THE MODERATOR: St. Andrew’s Church, Ottawa welcomes everyone from
congregations within the Presbytery of Ottawa to attend a “Meet the Moderator”
event on Monday, January 21st, from 7:30-9:30 PM. Rev. Daniel Cho, Moderator of
the 144th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada will be our
special guest for the evening, beginning with an informal “meet and greet” at
7:30 PM, followed by a brief ‘State of the Denomination’ address by Rev. Cho,
and concluding with a time of Q&A. Please join us for this special evening
at St. Andrew’s Church, Ottawa, 82 Kent Street, corner of Kent and Wellington. Free parking is available across the
street at the Supreme Court.
8. LUNCH AND LEARN: Our Lives Within North American Presbyterianism.
You are invited to the next Lunch and Learn Seminar today, at 12:30
p.m. in the Church hall The guest speaker is Reverend Mark Ward who will begin
his talk with a few details from the history of Presbyterian Churches in
the US and Canada, and then talk about his and his wife Rosalie’s
family, and their church experience as a couple. Both were
raised in separate Reformed Presbyterian denominations in the US, and after
living in Ontario for about 15 years, joined St. Andrew’s
Presbyterian Church in Cobourg. After that, Reverend Ward added two
years of theological education to the three he had done at
Westminster Theological Seminary (BD) in the 1960s, and was ordained in the
PCC. Both remain informally connected with the Reformed Presbyterian
Church in North America.. The
presentation will last approx. 20 minutes followed by a question and answer
period. Please bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea
will be provided.
devices. Your gifts to Presbyterians Sharing are helping to accompany and care for
vulnerable people in Romania.
9. PRESBYTERIAN SHARING: Serving vulnerable people in Romania. Life is difficult
in Romania. The monthly salary of a school teacher is the equivalent of about
$250 USD, so many people feel forced to leave in search of work in other EU
countries. This economic migration is creating new challenges for the Romanian
society. There are over 300,000 migration orphans and a growing number of
elderly people who are left behind. The good news is that they are not left
alone. Since 2011, Diakonia Christian Foundation for Social Work of the
Reformed Church in Romania has been reaching out to Roma children, people
living with disabilities, and the elderly. In 2017, the foundation’s social
workers and volunteers made over 8,200 visits to the elderly, providing
services such as helping with personal hygiene, cleaning and providing medical