With In-person worship services not advised for the time being, Devon United Church will be exploring some options in this regard. Our first attempt will be a recording for Sunday, March 29 on our brand new YouTube channel. Watch this space for the official unveiling! 

In the time to come, please know that we at Devon United Church will continue to work hard to faithfully serve our community.  May you find and maintain the wellness of body, mind and spirit that God wishes for you and for all people!

Rev. Dirk

Rev. Dirk Jessen

Devon United Church

Email: [email protected]

Cell: 780 667 5768

I leave you with this prayer.

In this time of COVID-19, we pray:

When we aren't sure, God,
help us be calm;
when information comes
from all sides, correct and not,
help us to discern;
when fear makes it hard to breathe,
and anxiety seems to be the order of the day,
slow us down, God;
help us to reach out with our hearts,
when we can't touch with our hands;
help us to be socially connected,
when we have to be socially distant;
help us to love as perfectly as we can,
knowing that "perfect love casts out all fear."

For the doctors, we pray,
for the nurses, we pray,
for the technicians and the janitors and the
aides and the caregivers, we pray,
for the researchers and theorists,
the epidemiologists and investigators,
for those who are sick,
and those who are grieving, we pray,
for all who are affected,
all around the world...
we pray
for safety,
for health,
for wholeness.

May we feed the hungry,
give drink to the thirsty,
clothe the naked and house those without homes;
may we walk with those who feel they are alone,
and may we do all that we can to heal
the sick-
in spite of the epidemic,
in spite of the fear.

Help us, O God,
that we might help each other.

In the love of the Creator,
in the name of the Healer,
in the life of the Holy Spirit that is in all and with all,
we pray.

May it be so.


A prayer during times of COVID-19 by the Right Rev. Richard Bott,
originally posted on Facebook. Moderator Bott encourages the sharing of
prayers he posts throughout his term.  From the website of the United Church of Canada:  https://www.united-church.ca/