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Imagine if All the People…. Photos of Father David Andrew’s Retirement Party

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Please Play While Viewing– with quotes from the song Imagine and Let There Be Peace on Earth

 

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Imagine all the people
Living for today…

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Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for

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Imagine all the people
Living life in peace..

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Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can

 

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No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

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Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

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Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.

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When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace– Jimi Hendrix

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Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einstein

 

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AND Let’s have a better picture of Ronnete:)

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow

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Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.

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With God as our father
Brothers all are we

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Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.

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Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

 

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If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one

 

 

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I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

 

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Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.

Peace Be With You Father David- we will miss you

”I’m not afraid
To take a stand
Everybody
Come take my hand
We’ll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just letting you know that you’re not alone
Holler if you feel like you’ve been down the same road”– Eminem

 

READ MORE ABOUT FATHER D HERE

Father David Andrew – Just Call Me Father D!

Say Something Nice to Me

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Father David Andrew of the St. James Anglican church in Carleton Place posted the above image on his Facebook page last week. I think it just about said everything to me.

It’s that time of year again when many engage in an annual ritual that recycles arguments whether people should say Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas to one another. In fact I had to tell my American friend when she visited here last year not to get hot and bothered if some Canadian greeted her with a “Merry Christmas” which they did in droves.

It baffles my mind how everyone debates a festive greeting. There are no negative feelings or hate behind any of these greetings, yet people get offended. Sometimes I hesitate to say anything for fear the greeting I choose will be taken as a political statement of some sort. Well done, people! I just don’t get it.

Many of the most popular Christmas customs – including Christmas trees, mistletoe, Christmas presents, and Santa Claus – are modern incarnations of pagan rituals. Apparently, Jesus was born in January and the tree was also taken from the pagans. My Grandmother always insisted on baking a birthday cake for Jesus every Christmas. Of course her Saviour preferred a chocolate Snowman-shaped cake.

In Malaysia, an officially Muslim country, mall displays in Kuala Lumpur make any American Christmas display look dull. The Japanese eat Christmas cake and line up to get their Christmas meal from KFC. You can love Christmas without religion as it’s all about perspective. If Christmas is about Jesus to you, that’s just fine. I was born Jewish, but raised Christian, but still light candles for Hanukkah. For others it’s about family, decorations, and what not.

If someone says Merry Christmas to a person that doesn’t celebrate they can kindly correct them or simply reply with Happy Holidays. It’s not meant to be offensive, people shouldn’t take it that way. Honestly, there’s no wrong way to do a holiday based on a Coca Cola marketing campaign.

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Father David Andrew – Just Call Me Father D!

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My Grandfather Frederick J. Knight had thoughts like Margaret Thatcher about our old Anglican Parish of Nelsonville minister in Cowansville, Quebec. He would often say,

“I don’t mind how much my Minister talks, so long as he does what I say”.

Obviously, he would have met his match with Father David Andrew, Anglican minister of St. James, in Carleton Place. Attendance has flourished since his arrival in town, and he has also increased parish attendance by 50% in Clayton, Franktown, and Innisville when he was there. Father D was also Interim Rector of St. Katherine of Alexandria Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland.

They say God requires his people to shine as lights in the world, and after a stint in the optical business, he began to search for another light. He had stopped going to church at one point in his life, so he doesn’t know what exactly called him to God. During that 12 year journey he was a McMaster University (Certificate in Addiction Studies) addictions councelor at Rideauwood. Then his soul finally expanded into the worship of the creator, and it was on to the University of Ottawa – St. Paul (BTh.)  He became an Ordained Deacon on the Feast of the Ascension on May 13, 1999 and ordained priest on the Feast of St. Andrew, November 30, 1999.

He is an avid Senators fan (a complaining one), used to dabble in photography, and his other hobbies are listed as cat and dog. He loves anything to do with the Civil War, and we have a shared passion for Herron’s Mills. The area around Herron’s Mills, Lanark County was originally settled, starting in 1820, by Scottish immigrants from the southern areas of Scotland. Most of the Scottish who emigrated came from the over-crowded cities and areas in Scotland such as Glasgow and Lanark the town in Lanarkshire. But his love of the area is because his Mother’s last name was Herron and it reminds him of the Clyde River in Scotland.

If he had a magic wand he would make our main street sidewalks wider, and feels sorry for the local merchants as he feels their hands are tied. Father Andrew also says everyone should move to Carleton Place because it’s friendly and it has “as much as you need”, without having to drive to Ottawa. He gave an example of searching for a new TV and priced them all over the area. In the end it was local merchant Art Flint who had the best deal and service. Mr. Flint even delivered it, set it up, and took away the empty box.

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He also feels Carleton Place is known as an accepting town, and welcomes people from all cultures, faiths, and genders. In January, St. James welcomed Muslim scholar Imam Mohamad Jebara. Jebara spoke before a big crowd at St. James about how the universal message of religion is to love one another, just like the town of Carleton Place practices.

I have always felt that Ministers should impress upon the people the necessity of individual effort. No church can flourish unless its members are workers. Father D’s enjoys the quote:

“Always be yourself unless you can be a pirate, then be a pirate.”

Everyone on Father D’s pirate ship is a worker, because he pushes the envelope, and we know darn well his holy ship is never going to sink.

St. James Anglican Church is vibrant, loving and welcoming with Father D at the helm. Knowing how outgoing he is, I really hope he picks up on that hot new idea about giving the Sacrament to the masses. It has been said the blood of God should be served in disposable paper Dixie cups for health reasons. Then every spring he could do a Roll up the Rim promo, with 99.5 % saying “Please Pray Again.”

St. James Anglican Church
225 Edmund St., Carleton Place, ON  K7C 3E7

WHAT THEY OFFER
Twice-weekly Eucharist services, weekly youth group and Bible studies, several women’s groups, a variety of youth activities, a choir, and an ever-expanding Outreach program to help the less fortunate in other parts of the world.
SUNDAY:
Eucharist: 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (family)
Sunday School meets during 10 a.m. service

THURSDAY:
Eucharist at 10.00 a.m. all year

Carleton Place- The Happiest Damn Town in Lanark County

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