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St. James United Church,

5540 Osgoode Main Street,

Osgoode ON  K0A 2W0

Regular Service: Sunday 10:30am


All are welcome! Please join us.

This Week at Worship

Friday morning greetings.  Perhaps a good day to stay inside by a warm fire with a hot beverage in one hand and a book or knitting in the other. Whatever you do today, stay safe.


OKPC is moving to a new chapter: We bade a fond farewell to our beloved Rev. Grant last Sunday.  This Sunday, we welcome Rev. Dr. Karen Boivin to the virtual pulpit as an interim minister. Her bio is included in the announcements. And we are into the last step in choosing a new name for our congregation - see request from Ronda in the announcements.


Virtual Service connection details will be emailed. The worship liturgy is here.




1. Introducing Rev. Karen Boivin:

Karen grew up in a military family moving across Canada, and returning every summer to her parent’s  rural roots in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Her family settled in Ottawa where Karen completed a Bachelor of Business Admin degree at Ottawa U. and worked in accounting where she met her husband John. In her early thirties Karen had a spiritual experience that set off a long fifteen year journey towards ministry while she focused on raising their two children. She became a licensed lay worship leader and then a student minister serving at Orleans, Southminister, Carp/Dunrobin and Tottenham/Rich Hill Pastoral Charges. She was ordained in 2007 after completing her Masters of Divinity at Queens. She served in Maxville/Apple Hill, Carp/Dunrobin, Ashton/Munster and City View Pastoral Charges.  Hoping to encourage more people to share their spiritual experiences, Karen also completed a Doctor of Ministry in Reformed Spirituality at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  Karen retired two years ago and has been enjoying many of the blessings of life by camping, playing Celtic fiddle music, sewing and researching her ancestors.


2. Naming of the church: Everyone should have received the google form for the naming of our church. This is the final form. If you could have your submissions in by Friday January 28th then Jacob Pleet will tally up the votes and you will hear the new name of our congregation on Sunday, January 30th. If you have any questions please let me know. JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING


3. Rev. Karen has requested lay readers for scripture.  If you are willing, please notify Joan by return email.


4.  Here is the flyer for the virtual Grief Support and Share sessions hosted by Osgoode Baptist/Vernon United Church for early 2022.


Quote for today which seems appropriate as we continue to navigate our lives during Covid:


Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!


Joan Wyatt

Worship Committee


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