OPEN FOR PRAYER

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Listen

We invite you to listen to
O Ignis Spiritus
by Hildegard von Bingen. 

Read

We invite you to read with us the text from Acts 2:1-4.

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

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Reflect

  • Let your inside noise quiet, and put yourself in God’s presence. Invite the Holy Spirit to guide your prayer.
  • Gaze at the image with openness, and seek to see with God’s eyes.
  • Notice what stirs within you. What connection does this image make with your life? Take your time.
  • Respond to God about what you are seeing and sensing. Let the image continue to remind you to seek God throughout this season.

(modified excerpt from the Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun).

Pray

Almighty and everliving God,
who fulfilled the promises of Easter
by sending us your Holy Spirit
and opening to every race and nation
the way of life eternal,
keep us in the unity of your Spirit,
that every tongue may tell of your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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. 

  • pet
    please can you pray for a poor ginger cat 2 years. to get a safe home, the owners threw him on the street.. Thank you
    1. Ali

      Creator God we ask for safety for all of your creation, and for the lost animals, the abused and hurt animals, and the animals who passed away too soon. May they perfectly know their place in creation and have warm homes and love in their lives.

  • pet
    please can you pray for a poor ginger cat 2 years. to get a safe home, the owners threw him on the street.. Thank you
  • Canada
    For this country which, despite any failings it might have, has given so many people from so many places a home.
    To adapt a saying from Martin Luther King Jr., we may or may not have come on ships, but we\'re all in the same boat now.
  • Two Michaels
    Continued prayers for the health and safety of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, and for their release from imprisonment in China.
    1. Ali

      Hear, Lord, the prayer of hostages! Prayers spoken through teeth clenched in fear, prayers courageously floating on a tide of despair, prayers that are a slender thread of hope. Lord, we join our voices with all captives, crying for freedom and return. We cry for an end to the nightmare of each soul in captivity. Creator God, touch the hearts of captors, recall to them the sacredness of each life in their hands— keep them from doing more harm. Prince of Peace, work your miracle of transformation; out of situations of unspeakable violence, bring healing, bring hope. Holy Spirit, strong dove of comfort, you go where we cannot. Fly straight to imprisoned and imprisoning hearts with a message of love. (prayer borrowed from Carol Penner)

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.