What are you hoping for? Peace, justice, money, love, freedom, the list is up to you. What would it take for the world to be a better place? Peace, justice, love, an end to hatred. This is the challenge for those who have more than they need, this is the hope for those who wait, and this is the task at hand. To love, serve, and act with compassion, mercy, and loving kindness. Advent is the time to prepare and hope and prayerfully anticipate the coming of Jesus. I hope you will join us at St. David’s for this Advent season.
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April 21, The Good Shepherd. Psalm 23: A prayer that formed Jesus, it still is relevant today. Say it with me.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
My name is Barbara Cairns and I am the student minister for St. David’s United Church in Georgetown, PEI. I invite you to come and worship with us. We worship every Sunday and our service is at 11:00 a.m. (We do have summer hours check our site later to find out when they begin) The church is located at 45 Grafton Street.
A note of historical interest: (taken from the Archives Council of Prince Edward Island)
- St. David’s United Church, located in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, was originally established as a Presbyterian church in 1837 when Lieutenant Governor Charles Fitzroy granted town lots 11 and 12 to Rev. Roderick MacAulay, minister of the Presbyterian congregation. The church was built a few years later and a manse was erected at some time between 1861 and 1863 under the direction of Rev. G. M. Grant. The congregation also included the adjacent communities of Sturgeon, Alliston, Brudenell, Burnt Point, Boughton Island, Montague, Cardigan and Whim Road. Rev. Grant, who also ministered to the Marshfield and Harrington charges, later became Principal of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
When the United Church of Canada was established in 1925, the congregation of St. David’s chose to join the new denomination and became part of a pastoral charge which also included Sturgeon and Milltown Cross. In 1965 St. David’s United Church amalgamated with the Dundas and Annandale pastoral charge to form the Central Kings Charge. The manse for the charge was located in a new house built in 1960 adjacent to the church in Dundas. The Sturgeon congregation which had originally been of the Methodist persuasion and then part of the Georgetown United pastoral charge joined with the Montague pastoral charge. Today St. David’s is a single point pastoral charge.