Welcome

“Called by God to live in loving, just, and respectful relationship with each other, our neighbours, and the earth.”

September 24, 2021

* Covid related decisions – Since the beginning of the pandemic TSA has striven to abide by the best Public Health advice in order to keep our community safe. We strongly encourage everyone that can, to be vaccinated. The Province of Ontario has introduced a program that requires proof of vaccination to enter certain businesses. Churches are officially exempt from the vaccine passport system but a congregation can adopt this requirement if they feel it is necessary in their context. After careful deliberation, the TSA Council has decided that at this time we will not require proof for in-church attendance, or for people entering the building, which includes groups using our space and shoppers in the Thrift Shop. Public health measures requiring everyone be masked and to observe social distancing protocols are still in effect for all who enter our building. The Thrift Shop executive has informed their volunteers that they need to be fully vaccinated, in order to better protect their fellow volunteers and customers. The TSA Council has also decided that until further notice we will not allow receptions (funeral, wedding etc.) or fellowship in Stewart Hall due to the high risk of exposure.

* Anniversary Sunday – is October 3rd. We hope that you will join us in-person or on-line as you are able. We will have communion and Mike is planning special music. AND if the weather co-operates, we will have outdoor fellowship with lemonade and cookies following the service.

* * **

“Sermons by Phone”: TSA is pleased to offer a new way for you to connect with us by telephone. We recognize not everyone has access to a computer, so we have partnered with a new company called Sermons By Phone to offer our weekly worship service to you by telephone.

Each week, after our broadcasted service, we will upload a recording of our worship service to 1-613-963-0061. This is a long distance number based in Ottawa. Simply dial in and you can hear the recording of the whole service, from the first notes of the Prelude to the sermon all the way to the final chords of the Postlude.

Please feel free to share this number with anyone who might benefit from it. And please let us know if you have found this to be a helpful option to connect.

* * * * * * * *
Links: 
https://youtube.com/channel/UC1jVNg101r8nZhTGuis8LdA
https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-St-Andrews-United-Church-248786075142932

* * * * * *

Contact Information:  Office: telephone: 613-432- 2285, or by email at office@tsarenfrew.ca.  Rev. Murray’s phone number is 613-728-7410. His email is james@tsarenfrew.ca.

If you want to know more about our community of faith please feel free to contact us.

_