March 17, 2021 Newsletter

Messy-Desk-sm.png A Message from the Messy Minister’s Desk

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In his book Beyond Snakes and Shamrocks: St. Patrick’s Missional Leadership Lessons for Today  author Ross Lockhart (and Dean of St. Andrew’s Hall in Vancouver) gives a biography of St. Patrick that helps us transform his 5th century experience into 21st century application. “We know from Patrick’s writings that this study for missionary work was a difficult and soul-searching time of preparation for ministry. In many ways, that’s the struggle that mainline churches in particular have when it comes to theological education in North America today.” It’s a fascinating read! It turns out that St. Patrick’s day has  a lot more to do with evangelism then I thought. One of my favourite praise songs is The Lorica by Steve Bell- the words are based on a prayer attributed to St. Patrick. It can be heard here:



On Thursday at 10:30am anyone interested is invited to a time of “Virtual Coffee Hour” over Zoom. There is no agenda, simply a chance to catch up and chat! This even is hosted by Marion Lade and Erica Farrell and you can connect:

Coffee hour.jpgComox Valley Presbyterian Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Coffee and Chat
Time: Mar 18, 2021 10:30 AM Vancouver
 Zoom COFFEE Meeting
Meeting ID: 839 7960 6976
Passcode: 668438
Dial by your location
               +1 778 907 2071 Canada
Meeting ID: 839 7960 6976
Passcode: 668438



If you missed our service on March 14th it can be viewed here:

The services for March 21st will also be over Zoom. The recorded service will be posted about an hour after our live-stream to our YouTube Channel.

There are TWO ways to participate live:

You can clink the link below on Sunday at 10:25am. To use this option you must have a device with the Zoom App on it.

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If you do not have a device with the Zoom App on it you can call one of the three following long distanced numbers from a telephone:

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1 647 374 4685 Canada

1 647 558 0588 Canada

1 778 907 2071 Canada

It will ask for your Meeting ID: 893 8021 0766#

Followed by the Participant ID/ Passcode: 763103#

Please note that everyone will be muted upon entry but can un-mute after the service for a brief fellowship time.


The AGM will be this Sunday, March 21st , at 1pm over Zoom. The waiting room will open at 12:30 to allow time for people to make sure that the format is working.   At this AGM we will need to approve both the 2019 and 2020 reports. We have only emailed you the 2020 report (although everyone should have received the 2019 report last March). To access both reports and the zoom link or phone numbers go to our website:

Everyone is encouraged to read the reports and 2021 budget and attend!


Sunday March 28th: Palm Sunday will be live streamed on our YouTube channel at 10:30am.

April 1st: A pre-recorded Maundy Thursday meditation will be provided by St. John the Divine, Anglican Church and will be available on Thursday at:

April 2nd: A LIVE Good Friday service will be provided by St. George’s United Church at 10:30am it can be found here:

April 4th: A LIVE Sunrise service will be provided by Cumberland Weird Church at 6:45am it can be found here:

Our regular Easter service will be live streamed at 10:30am on our YouTube channel.

Rev. Jenn will be on study leave April 5-12th. A pre-recorded service will be available on April 11th.


The Mission Committee has chosen to continue to support the Comox Valley Head Injury Society, in honour of Gordon Johnson, and the Mt. Washington Ski Patrol, in honour of Al Wedel,  for our lenten project this year.  You can donate to the lenten project through your envelopes by marking it on the “other” line or through our canadahelps webpage which you can access by clicking the “Donate Now” button on our website.