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For your spiritual well-being we are offering short, near-daily, devotionals on our YouTube page Westboro’s Presbyterian Church

Supporting Westminster while we are not able to meet as a church family.

Email  cclarke@mywestminster.ca to sign-up for online Sunday Services and bible studies.

Here’s the Church, there’s the steeple
Open the door and see all the people
 
It’s an old rhyme and it isn’t true at this–ahem–time.
The people of Westminster are calling each other, bringing groceries and cookies and cakes and toys and books to each other (safely socially distanced of course:). They are gathering for zoom coffee times and zoom prayer meetings and zoom worship services. We are very grateful to God that our attendance online has been great (higher even than our usual in person attendance) and also that our finances appear relatively stable despite all that is going on. These are all reasons to praise!
If you are new to our congregation we are grateful you are visiting our website and we welcome you and suggest you get in touch with pastor Chris so he can get you on the e-mail list and you can receive the zoom invitations to our various events, or just to introduce yourself.
During this time we ask that everyone do what is in their means to halt the virus and maintain church unity. We ask that you call 2-3 people a day from the congregation, pray with each other, check in with each other, and that you let Marina, an elder, or pastor Chris know of any urgent care issues (anyone contracting the virus, anyone needing groceries or other help). Services being cancelled doesn’t mean church is cancelled:)

In closing, here is a prayer from Amanda Currie the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Canada:

Loving God, we thank you for your presence with your children through the anxiety of the COVID-19 situation.

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff- they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4).

Thank you for wise leadership and health authorities that guide us in making good decisions for our communities.

“You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with glad cries of deliverance” (Psalm 32:7).

Thank you for doctors, nurses, medical researchers and technicians, and all those who are working to care for the sick and develop treatments for this illness.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).

Thank you for cleaning staff and caregivers and volunteers, and all who are working to keep our environments clean and safe.

“My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:2).

Thank you for pastors, elders, neighbours, and friends who are working to care for those who are vulnerable, alone or afraid.

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning” (Psalm 130:5–6).

Thank you for the peace and comfort that comes from knowing that we are not alone. God, grant us patience as we wait; grant us courage as we serve you and care for one another; grant us hope as we trust in you for the future.

“O [People], hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem” (Psalm 130:7).

Amen.

The Rev. Amanda Currie
Moderator of the 2019 General Assembly

Yours in Christ,
Rev. Christopher Clarke
Minister,  Westminster Presbyterian Church, Ottawa
613-913-1144

We are Westminster Presbyterian Church! 

We were established in 1928 in the village of Westboro here in the nation’s capital, Ottawa. We are a friendly and caring church that has been serving God for over 90 years.

We invite you to join us to celebrate and reflect God’s love, encouraging one another to grow in relationship with God and service to others.

We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

Westminster congregationWe gather together on Sunday mornings in devotion and praise of God. Our service has a warm and inviting family feel.

Each Sunday, our service starts at 10:30 a.m.