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Listen

We invite you to listen to
Step by Step
with David Strasser. 

Read

We invite you to read with us the text from Micah 6:8 (NRSV).

He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
    and what does the LORD require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?

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Reflect:

A Walking Meditation Using Our Senses – Staying Connected With the Holy –

The next time you go for a walk in your community, consider looking for the following;

  • 5 things you can see… and give thanks
  • 4 things you can hear… and give thanks
  • 3 things you can touch… and give thanks
  • 2 things you can smell… and give thanks
  • 1 thing you can taste… and give thanks

Pray

A Prayer for the Senses

May the touch of your skin
Register the beauty
Of the otherness
That surrounds you.

May your listening be attuned
To the deeper silence
Where sound is honed
To bring distance home.

May the fragrance
Of a breathing meadow
Refresh your heart
And remind you you are
A child of the earth.

And when you partake
Of food and drink,
May your taste quicken
To the gift and sweetness
That flows from the earth.

May your inner eye
See through the surfaces
And glean the real presence
Of everything that meets you.

May your soul beautify
The desire of your eyes
That you might glimpse
The infinity that hides
In the simple sights
That seem worn
To your usual eyes

– John O’Donahue,
from his book of blessings 
“To Bless the Space Between Us”

We invite you to add your prayer requests below, and pray for one another by ‘replying’ to the prayer requests or clicking the ‘pray’ button. 

The Story behind our

Tracking Organ

Our magnificent three manual, tracker-action organ was installed in the chancel of the church in the spring of 1982 and dedicated to the Glory of God and in memory of those who died in the First World War and the Second World War.

The organ, built by the Karl Wilhelm Company of Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, has a classical continental design. The case is made of white oak and the pipe shades are of carved butternut. Voiced in the classic French style, its 36 stops and 50 ranks are capable of interpreting a wide variety of organ literature.

Installation required considerable changes to the chancel including moving the altar forward and arranging choir seating to either side. These renovations prompted the design and production of our award-winning Benedicite Kneelers, done in needlepoint by a dedicated group of church members.