August 2020

When I worked for Imperial Oil as a Power Engineer back in the 1970’s a popular phrase we used was:  all things are subject to change or cancellation without further notice.  This was the sentiment felt by many employees as management were making changes at the time. However this may be an accurate description of today’s environment with Covid-19.  Each day there seems to be news that changes or cancels different ways we do things.  So too with St Andrews.  The Corporation and Vestry has worked hard at designing and implementing protocols so that we might open safely.  The protocols were presented...

When I worked for Imperial Oil as a Power Engineer back in the 1970’s a popular phrase we used was:  all things are subject to change or cancellation without further notice.  This was the sentiment felt by many employees as management were making changes at the time. However this may be an accurate description of today’s environment with Covid-19.  Each day there seems to be news that changes or cancels different ways we do things.  So too with St Andrews.  The Corporation and Vestry has worked hard at designing and implementing protocols so that we might open safely.  The protocols were presented...

Feeding of the 5000 (Matthew 14:13-21) Our Grand-daughter Cara, when she was much younger, was caught up with the life of a princess.  She would want to say Grace at the supper table and upon completion she would lift her hands and pronounce: “Let the Royal Feast begin.” Jesus turns to his disciples and says let the “Feast Begin”.  However, the disciples didn’t know how to react.  Close to ten thousand men, women and children and you say let the Feast Begin?  How would you suggest this occur?  Jesus - you are obviously seeing something here that we do not see! The setting...