Vacation Time – August 28, 2022

Dear Grace United Church,

Summer has come and almost gone in a blink of an eye. It is mind-boggling to see how fast these days are going by. Many people take time off to rejuvenate and restore their energy in the summertime, but for a minister, summer is one of the busiest seasons of the year. There is Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and then there is Summer, filled with weddings and funerals.

As summertime is winding down, my family and I are just getting started to slow down and spend some time together, to rest and play.

Therefore, I will be taking part of my vacation from August 29 – September 13 and spend time with my family – No one knows what tomorrow brings.

This might seem a little complicated, but it is not. I am back to work on September 13, however back to the pulpit on September 25. In the meantime, Norma Wrightly will be leading worship celebrations on September 4 & 11, and Tammy Fergusson on September 18. Invite a friend, family or a neighbour and come and hear the Word of Life through another beloved voice. And should there be any pastoral care needs, Rev. Lynne Gardiner, my colleague and soul sister, has agreed to step in. You may reach her at (613) 267-3855 or by e-mail:


I remain your spiritual leader and God’s servant-daughter,
Rev. Takouhi Demirdjian-Petro  
Incumbent minister

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