As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. 31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.

32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. 33 The whole town gathered at the door, 34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.

35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”

38 Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

Mark 1:29-39

Everyone has a mission. Your personality, the particular set of skills and expertise acquired throughout your life, your inclinations and aspirations shape an inner desire that moves you to action!

PWS&D SUNDAY: Feb 7, 2021

Presbyterian World Service and Development is an ongoing initiative across the Presbyterian Church in Canada that seeks to help vulnerable communities overcome poverty and emergency situations. PWS&D Sunday is a day to reaffirm the commitment to our calling.


Every year, St Andrew’s – Victoria joins Presbyterian World Service and Development to provide hope for the most vulnerable people.

“As part of our annual budget, we at St. Andrew’s typically commit a minimum of $2,000 to international development work – and more, if it is donated – through targeted givings during Lent. Given the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the on-going needs of refugees, and after communication with the PCC’s national Presbyterian World Service and Development office, the Mission and Outreach Committee recommended and Session agreed that this year we raise funds to support Presbyterian World Service and Development’s pandemic-related work with Rohingyan refugees in Bangladesh and struggling families in Afghanistan.”