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Welcome everyone to Oakridge Presbyterian Church new website! With joy, we want to share the Good News about Christ’s ministry at Oakridge Presbyterian Church. We value your feedback. Please feel free to be in contact with me or one of the staff listed in our directory. Along with our new website, we have a new vision statement showing our desire for faith to come alive in reaching out in the name of Christ to the local community, the greater London community and to the world.

Vision Statement:  “A welcoming, growing Christian community where faith comes alive.” 

We would love you to come to worship and be part of our Christian family.

God Bless you.

Pastor Ed

Pastor Ed's Blog

  • Jan10Wed

    Happy 2018!

    January 10, 2018
    Happy 2018!
    What will the year bring?  With that question comes excitement about the new opportunities before us as we start the new year. At the same time we too often tend to look at the challenges and worries we carry over from the previous year (in this case 2017) and wonder if they will ever go away or even get worse. At times like this, we remember the words of our Lord Jesus as recorded in the Bible in the book of Matthew, chapter 6, verse 31 and following:
    31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
    In other words, I believe Jesus is saying here that Seeking God's Kingdom and God's righteousness (following the way of our loving God and doing the right thing) will not only distract us away from our worries, but the things we worry about will no longer matter or matter much less. Immediately after Jesus gives the instruction to 'seek God's Kingdom and God's righteousness', he says, 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Jesus is saying in effect to take life a day at a time and you will be able to handle it.
    In 2018, let us pray for one another and help each other focus on the possibilities and the opportunities the Holy Spirit is prompting us to see. Let us rest in Jesus who encourages us to cast our burdens on him, so that we can be free to rest in him with each new day.
    With peace and joy,
    Pastor Ed 
  • Dec8Fri

    Replacing anxiety with thanks this Christmas.

    December 8, 2017

    Replacing anxiety with thanks this Christmas.

    Isaiah 9:6 New International Version (NIV)

    For to us a child is born,
        to us a son is given,
        and the government will be on his shoulders.
    And he will be called
        Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
        Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

     This year my family and I already have it done before the 23rd of December!  We have purchased our Christmas tree! Usually we wait until everyone is home for the Christmas break (around the 23rd), we go out amid the frantic traffic and sometimes snowy weather and try to find a lot that still has some Christmas trees. We finally find a tree and quickly get it home to decorate it while other preparations still need to be done and time is running out.

     

    This year we decided to change ‘our tradition’ from a frantic ‘let’s get it done’ approach to a more relaxed approach where we have lots of time to choose the tree, and create a special time where we could trim the trunk and branches where necessary, decorate it and share the memories of years past. I have to say that I ‘pushed back’ a little to the change, but when we were doing it, I was convinced that this change was good.  It was relaxed - not stressful.  I was better able to reflect on the experience and reflect on the gift of the Christ child to the world. My experience was that thanksgiving replaced anxiety.

     

    We too often hear that people are stressed out at Christmas because of all the busyness, the expectations of others, and the focus on consumerism. Jesus, on the other hand, came to bring peace to the world and to our everyday lives. This advent/Christmas season consider making changes to decrease the anxiety and increase your thanks for the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ your Saviour. You will notice the difference.

     

    With joy,

    Pastor Ed

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