Lent in the Time of Covid
Here we are again, isolating from our families, friends and St. Andrew’s Church community while we move through Lent to Palm Sunday, Holy Week and then the culmination in Easter.
How will you spend the Lenten season?
Reverend Joyce offers us a thoughtful reflection on Lent and the impact of the pandemic on this time – A Season of Preparation and Anticipation.
And then, come take a walk through The Lent Garden, an interactive journey through Lent with lots of multi-sensory activities that will help all ages participate in and experience the stories of Jesus and his followers in new ways.
In-person Worship suspended until further notice
With the extension of provincial stay-at-home orders, Sunday in-person worship has been suspended until further notice. Rather than continually changing the re-opening date, the leadership at St. Andrew’s has chosen to close the church until we know we can safely gather again.
Online worship service continues! Online services and the accompanying print editions will be posted on this website as well as St. Andrew’s Facebook page as they become available.
St. Andrew’s during COVID-19 – Keeping up-to-date
January 14, 2021
Due to the evolving regulations mandated by the Ontario government, worship services at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will remain suspended indefinitely. When we can safely gather once again, announcements will be made on this website and the St. Andrew’s Facebook page.
December 23, 2020
In-person worship has been suspended immediately up to and including January 24, 2021. See above for details.
September 13, 2020
In-person worship services return to St. Andrew’s beginning Sunday September 13. Safety Guidelines for Re-opening will explain what you need to know about this process.
June 12, 2020
The Ontario Provincial Government announced on Monday June 8th that restrictions preventing people from gathering for worship since March 22nd would be lifted as of Friday June 12th.
The Session of St. Andrew’s has decided to take an approach to opening that would exercise and abundance of caution. We plan to delay in person worship until a yet to be determined date in September. In the meantime the Parish Health Ministry Team will take the lead in planning for our re-opening, making sure all the necessary COVID-19 health and safety protocols are in place so that people can attend as safely as possible. Online services will continue throughout the summer and even once the church is re-opened. Click her for details.
St. Andrew’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
In light of COVID-19 the church building is closed, meaning all Sunday worship services and church activities are suspended until further notice. There is no staff at the church to take your call, retrieve phone messages, or open the door. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to speak with Rev. Joyce, please call her at 807-632-8348. You can stay up to date with St. Andrew’s by returning to this website, checking out the weekly newsletter, and services. You can also follow us on St. Andrew’s Facebook page.
For more information regarding the above or other inquiries, Rev. Joyce and the Office Administrator may also be contacted by email.
May God be with us as we strive to live as grace-filled people in the midst of extraordinary circumstances.
For special editions of The St. Andrew’s News as they become available, click here.
Many have asked about how they can financially support St. Andrew’s in a time when we are not able to worship together. To make a donation via CanadaHelps click here. You may also drop donations in the mailbox or send in donations. The mail is being checked regularly. You may prefer to request a PreAuthorized Remittance form that allows for donations as an automatic withdrawal from your bank account. St. Andrew’s can also accept e-transfers to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check this website and St. Andrew’s Facebook page for updates.
Welcome to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, located in the centre of Thunder Bay.
Come experience the love of God in a vibrant, inclusive and open community of faith. There’s a place for you at St. Andrew’s!
Sunday worship begins at 11:00 a.m. The kids can attend church school September through June. During the summer months children enjoy quiet activities in a play space provided in the sanctuary.
Find us at 207 S. Brodie St., right across from City Hall. Sunday parking is free in the church lot, other lots adjoining the church and on the street.
The friendly folks in the church office would be happy to help with your questions, just pick up the phone and call 622-4273, or come by this Sunday. Click here for other tips that will help make your visit more comfortable.