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corner of  Third St and Oakville Ave.
Office   9691 Fourth St., 
            Sidney B.C. V8L 2Y8
            Office  250-656-5322   Hall/Kitchen 250-656-7022
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At St. Andrew's we are focusing on five dimensions
of Church growth.
 

Please pray with us as we seek:

  • to grow warmer through fellowship
  • to grow deeper through discipleship
  • to grow stronger through worship
  • to grow broader through ministry
  • to grow larger through evangelism

St. Andrew's is a vibrant Christian community located in the heart of Sidney, B.C.  (Diocese of British Columbia.)

Mission Statement
To know, proclaim and become living examples of Christ.

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September 13, 2015 farewell to the Oluigbo family
Regular 7:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist then a Combined Service at 10:00 a.m. of the 9 & 11 a.m. congregations 
followed by a Pot Luck lunch
Osita at Outdoor service June 2015

Reverend Osita Chidi Oluigbo (pronounced "Oweebo")
Rector of the Parish of St. Andrew, Sidney

Outdoor service
June 2015

St. Andrew's Neighbours Lunch
 Hearts of the Community award for
Community or Project by a Group 
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Dear Friends of St. Andrew's,

Eight years ago St. Andrew's was in the midst of a search for its new rector. As we know that search culminated in my accepting the call to be your new priest and pastor. This is probably one of the hardest letters I will ever have to write as I have to inform you that I have accepted a call to be the next rector of Church of the Epiphany, in the Diocese of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Having served you as pastor for seven years, you must know what a difficult decision this was for Jennifer and me. We have grown to love all of you and have come to truly cherish our time here. Sidney is a great town in which to raise our children. But it is important for me to always pay attention to what is best for our children. Chizu is going to his final year of middle school. Looking ahead, it will be unfair to him to move him at anytime of his high school. Now is a good time to take another dive and open my life to new challenges. I also believe that this is a good time for St Andrew's to begin a new chapter in its history with new leadership. 

 You are a truly great congregation. We have accomplished much together. You have loved and embraced me as your pastor and St. Andrew's will always be the church where Chizu, Esomchi and Duzie truly began their nurture and growth in the Christian faith. You have responded to my ministry in every way. I could not have asked for more. Although I am accepting another challenge, you will always be a part of my life, and I will always cherish every thought of my time and ministry with you. I can't possibly thank you enough for all that you have meant to me as a priest and to my family as well.

I know that God has already called your next Rector and in the coming months you and that priest will discern that call as well. I know this place to be the kind of church any priest would be blessed to be called to. That priest will take up the reins here and I know that you will love and support him/her just as you have loved and supported me. A new pastor will bring you new ideas and new perspectives, and you will find blessings in what he/she brings. 

My last Sunday with you will be September 13. During my final weeks here, I will want to share as much time with you as possible. The Wardens will communicate you with plans to celebrate our time together. While bringing closure to my ministry here will be difficult, I know I am surrounded by your love and prayers in this time of transition. Please know how very fortunate I feel to have shared my life and ministry with you. May God bless you and bless this church as you move forward to the next exciting chapter in this piece of God's kingdom.

In Christ's service, 

Osita C. Oluigbo +

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