8amQuiet and contemplative service; which uses a slightly modified version of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. This is a service of Holy Communion with a brief sermon, reflecting the mature spirituality and wisdom of the English Reformation.

10am – This is a lively, interactive service; that combines contemporary and convergent music and language. The liturgy is a blend of the Book of Common Prayer and modern liturgy, both using contemporary English. The music is a mix of contemporary worship with the praise band and traditional hymns with the piano. Sunday School and Nursery are available at this service.

Entrance #1 – Besserer Street
At any time before or during the services, you can enter by the theatre’s side entrance, a small door on Besserer Street. This leads straight into the auditorium where the services take place.  When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by members of our church family and they can direct you to our place of worship, the washrooms or the nursery.

Parking – Free parking is available in the Target parking garage between the Ottawa Little Theatre and the University of Ottawa’s Rideau Residence (former Quality Inn). Access is available from the west side of King Edward Avenue only. You must display a parking pass on your dashboard. You can pick one up from a door host. Please keep this pass and re-use it each week. Please do not park in spaces marked “Reserved for OLT / Ottawa Little Theatre.”  Alternatively, the Besserer door host will be happy to give you the $5 needed to park in the outdoor lot just beside the theatre.  Just ask!

Accessibility – To avoid stairs, please use the theatre’s side entrance, on Besserer Street.  The washrooms, worship, nursery, Sunday School and after-service fellowship areas are fully accessible.

What to wear – Often newcomers and first-time visitors are not sure what to wear to church. We want you to dress in a manner that is comfortable for you. You will see a range of styles at Messiah from casual, to moderately dressy to business-style.

Entrance #2 – King Edward Avenue (only available for 10am service) From approximately 9:40am – 10:10am, you can enter by the main theatre entrance on King Edward Avenue. If you find this door locked, please enter through the Besserer Street side entrance.  When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by members of our church family and they can direct you to our place of worship, the washrooms or the nursery.

Children – Infants under the age of 2 can be cared for in the nursery which is located in the theatre side lobby area. Children aged 2 and over join their parents for worship and follow the cross (during the third worship song) to the lobby area for Sunday School. Our Sunday School programs use a wide variety of materials, from the Desiring God curriculum to original lessons created by our teachers. We have a great balance of learning from the Bible, singing, and arts and crafts. The kids are divided by age into small groups, from toddlers through to age ten. We would love it if your kids could join us as we learn about and celebrate God together! Nursery and Sunday School are offered at the 10am service only.

After-service fellowship – After the 10am service is finished we gather together in the theatre lobby for coffee, tea and snacks. This is a great opportunity to connect with folks at Messiah.  Please join us!

Do I have to give money? If you are visiting, please feel free to let the offering plate go by.  If you would like to support Messiah financially, there are many ways to give…

Place cash or cheques payable to “Church of the Messiah” in the offering plate during the service on Sunday.

 You can send an email transfer of funds from your bank account to Church of the Messiah. You will incur the cost your bank charges for this transfer. Email your contribution to givings@messiahchurch.ca Please use the security question: “What is the pastor’s first name?” and the answer: “George”

You can authorize the church to debit your bank account for a fixed amount on a recurring basis of your choice (weekly, twice monthly or monthly). You can cancel the arrangement at any time, provided you give the church 10 days’ notice.  Complete a Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement Form and provide a void cheque. This form is available here PAD agreement or you can get one from a door host.

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