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.
"Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may
present everyone mature in Christ." - Colossians 1:28
For families with children from ages 3 to grade 6, we provide Junior Church during our 10:30am Sunday service. Children are sent out after the opening worship and prayers and before the readings and sermon. They return in time for communion.
At Junior Church, your children will learn from scripture in engaging, creative, and age-appropriate ways. Your children will enjoy bible stories, crafts, games, and lots of fun with friends!
The safety of your child is important to us. Our volunteers are well trained and have all undergone security screenings. If you would like to get involved or just want more information, please contact the children's ministry coordinator, Mary Jaekl. (by clicking on the name).
For families with children up to 3 years of age we provide a Nursery service during our 10:30am Sunday service. Our loving and compassionate volunteers will care for your children so that you are able to focus on the worship service and the preaching of the Word of God.
The safety of your child is important to us. Our volunteers are well trained and have all undergone security screenings.
YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS
Sundays@7 is an open Christian youth group in an Anglican tradition for kids from grades six to twelve. We meet every Sunday at 7:00 pm at St Peter and St Paul’s. Sunday@7 is a place where youth can fellowship, connect, worship and dig deep into God’s word. If you want to know who you are in Christ, why you are here, or just want to learn more about becoming a disciple
"Quo Vadis?" is Latin for "Where are you going?" Peter asked Jesus this question in the Gospel of John and Jesus replied, "Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward" (John 13:36). It is only because of Jesus's death and resurrection that Peter was able to follow afterward, and it is the only reason we are able to follow him now.
In this gathering of Young Adults we will be sharing fellowship over a simple meal and growing in relationship as we look to Jesus, the source of our community. As we study God's word together, we will be asking the question, "Where are you going?" as we seek to find our place in God's story.
Quo Vadis? meets at 6:30pm on Wednesdays for dinner and a time of fellowship. This is followed by a time of small group bible study and prayer. If you're interested in attending feel free to stop by or to contact the church office 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, have a good meal, 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 in June through August, are 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Winter hours, in effect for the rest 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.