Our Minister, Samer Kandalaft, also serves the congregation of Knox Presbyterian Church in nearby Mountain, Ontario. We get together for many shared events but every year we like to come together for a communion service. This June, it will be held here at St. Paul's. All are welcome.
The General Assembly, which meets annually, is the highest governing body of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Delegates from across the country, both ministers and ruling elders, gather to discuss policies and other concerns of our church. This year, General Assembly will be held in Waterloo, Ontario. Proceedings will be live-streamed and can be found at www.presbyterian.ca.
The congregation and church school will hold its annual service and picnic on June 24th at the Baxter Conservation Area. We will hold an outdoor service, followed by a picnic lunch and then games for the kids. If you need directions, please ask the Minister or the ushers on duty.
Founded in 1988, Science Quest is a not for profit science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) based program operated at several locations throughout Eastern Ontario. Science Quest strives to engage and empower youth - from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 - through our educational, hands-on camps. This is the first year that they will be in Kemptville.
Before you take your mother to brunch at a local restaurant, why not stop by St. Paul's for our Christian Family Sunday Service. Karin Jorgensen Rabuka will be our guest www.karinrabuka.com. She will provide us during our service with an opportunity to engage with God in worship through her painting. All are welcome.
This very popular community supper is put on every year by the young people of St. Paul's who dish up plates of spaghetti with loads of delicious salad and lots of dessert. There are two sittings at 5:00PM and 6:30PM. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children (6-12). Kids under 5 are free.
Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. We will mark this important event through a joint worship service with our brothers and sisters at St. John's United Church, 400 Prescott Street, starting at 7PM.
Every year our Church School, with the help of the Women's Missionary Society, puts on a lunch of soup and sandwiches in support of a worthy cause in Canada or around the world. On Palm Sunday, they will be raising money to help the Reverend Omid Azgomi and his family who were forced to flee persecution in Iran and are now living in a Turkish refugee camp. Omid's wife Sholeh is Shahrzad Kandalaft's sister.
The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer each year. Through preparation and participation in the worship service, we can learn how our sisters of other countries, languages and cultures understand the Biblical passages in their context. We can hear their concerns and needs and can join in solidarity with them as we pray with and for them. In this way, it is possible to enrich our Christian faith as it grows deeper and broader in an international, ecumenical expression.
Churches would find it hard to get by without volunteers. At St. Paul's, we rely on volunteers to sing in our choir, teach church school and greet people at the front door. On January 28th, we want to say thank you with a special ham luncheon after the service.