We are a diverse community here at St. P&P and have a diverse of different ministries. Here are some of the things we’re doing.
Even though our church is downtown, St Peter and St Paul's is made up of people from all across the city of Ottawa. With this in mind, the congregation has small groups that meet at different times, at different places throughout the city for a meal, time for studying the Bible, and time to pray together.
If you are interested in joining a small group please contact the church office.
Sundays, 10:30 am | Children ages 3 to Grade 6
We believe that children aren’t the church of tomorrow, they’re important members of the church today – our youngest sisters and brothers in Christ. We want to see our kids grow in spiritual habits of worship, community, and prayer as they come to know their saviour, Jesus. And, while they’re at it, have some fun with friends.
We begin together in the Sanctuary, and after our opening prayers and music the children will be invited forward, prayed over, and led to our Junior Church space for worship that’s age-appropriate, creative, and engaging. Our kids return to the Sanctuary for Holy Communion.
The safety of your child is our highest priority. All leaders have been screened and trained to provide our kids with the best care and a secure environment.
For more information, please contact Junior Church.
Sundays, 10:30 am | Children up to age 3
(Our nursery space is open but not staffed during the summer.)
Our compassionate and trained team of volunteers will care for your children so that you are able to freely engage in the proclamation of the Word.
For more information, please contact our Nursery Team.
YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS
St P&P’s YOUTH
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Junior High & High School students
Youth are invited to connect together, grow as disciples, and dig into what God’s Word has for their lives.
Our weekly program includes welcoming small groups, biblical teaching, student-led music, and an epic game.
Contact Pastor Creighton for more information.
Qv Young adults
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm | Ages 18-30
“Lord, where are you going?” (In Latin, “Quo Vadis?”) - John 13:36
QV Young Adults gathers every week to share good food, intentional community, and grow as disciples through study and prayer. We know that wherever we are called to go, we never take the journey alone.
Contact Pastor Creighton for more information.
Men & Women
St P&P's is blessed with a terrific group of women of various backgrounds and ages. When we are together, we often find we have a lot to learn from one another. One of the ways we share and fellowship is through Saturday morning potluck breakfasts that we have throughout the year. Our typical breakfast begins at 9:30 AM and includes time for food, fellowship, fun, and a speaker who may inspire, educate or challenge us -- or all three! We also have an annual retreat in the fall. Want to learn more? Email Pastor Michelle or contact the church office.
Once a month the men of the parish (18 years and older) meet at a local restaurant for an evening of teaching and hanging out together. We are in the process of creating smaller theme based groups, where men can grow in their shared Christian faith, together.
Thursday Bible Study
Join us every Thursday morning at 10:45am in the Lounge for a time of study and growing in God's Word. This is one of longest running ministries at St Peter and St Paul's. Participants meet together to dicuss different books of the Bible, themes in scripture, and how God's Word informs our lives today. Most weeks our study is lead by one of our senior staff clergy.
If you're interested feel free to stop by and jump in the study. No rsvp is required.
Missions & Evangelism
St Peter and St Paul's is committed to the great commission given by Jesus in Matthew 28. The Missions Committee is a committee under the Parish Council of St. Peter & St. Paul's Anglican Church Ottawa. It discerns financial support for parishioners in part-time or full-time ministry with missionary organizations and several local Christian organizations involved in ministry. It also contributes to the expenses of parishioners who participate in short-term missions and/or ministries.
The Missions Committee seeks to foster a passion for missions, corporately as a parish, and as individuals, and families through education, financial discernment, and prayer. Knowing it is only by the power Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ that we can accomplish this God given purpose.
A Place to Go
Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. Romans 15:7
Every Friday we host a drop-in and meal ministry. We offer a good meal, a place to feel safe, and a place to belong in a Christian context. There are opportunities to play cards, read a book, and have a chat with friends. If you need someone to talk to, we are here for you, and there is also a pastor in attendance the first Friday of every month. Summer hours, in effect June through August, are 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Winter hours, in effect for the remainder of the year, are 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
A Place to Worship
Sponsored by A Place to Go: Once a month, on the first Friday, there is a service of worship and Holy Communion. All are welcome to join us at 8:15 pm in the lounge for song and prayer as we celebrate the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
St Peter & Paul’s has been putting on a Christmas Day dinner for 50 years. Usually we serve approximately 300 people in three sittings and provide up to 100 meals as take-out for those who request it. The event is publicized around town and we have many people who come year after year, some who often don’t have other plans for Christmas day and want to be around others and enjoy a good meal.
Putting on this meal is made possible by an army of volunteers, about half who are members of this church with another half who have heard about the dinner and want to be involved. In total we have 200 people volunteering in one form or another.
If you haven’t been previously involved with this dinner, consider scheduling some time for it this year. There are many people for whom involvement with this dinner and its festive atmosphere is a highlight of their Christmas Day.