Church Service Attendance Limit Increased to 40 (15%)
As of March 21, the Bishops have supported the provincial Church service attendance increase of 15% of capacity, which is 40 people at St. Paul’s.
The full schedule of in-person and online services and programs can be found on the online church calendar - www.stpl.ca/calendar.html - or here: www.stpl.ca/services.html. This is the quickest and easiest way to get service and program information.
New Honorary Priest at St. Paul’s
Effective December, 2021, The Rev'd Canon Kim Beard has been appointed by Bishop Robertson as honorary priest at St. Paul’s, L’Amoreaux. Canon Beard is the recently retired priest of St. Paul on the Hill, Pickering.
Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Booking
Those eligible can now book an appointment at a mass vaccination clinic on the provincial online vaccine booking system (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/).
Conditions for online reservations:
-80 years of age or older in 2021
-have a green photo health (OHIP) card
-have an email address (your own or someone helping you book your appointment)
-have an up-to-date web browser.
Those preferring to schedule an appointment by phone, call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007). The line is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. Information is available in more than 300 languages.
If St. Paul’s can be of any help to you in this process, please let the office know.
Sunday School Every Sunday at 10.00 on Zoom
Check the church calendar for links and information: www.stpl.ca/calendar.html
S.P.Y. - St. Paul’s Youth - Friday nights at 7 pm. Contact Sarah for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the online church calendar for link information: www.stpl.ca/calendar.html.
For several years now St. Paul's has benefitted from the services of TAIBU, a community service agency which provides health care and related services for Black populations across the Greater Toronto Area. Through the assistance of Kareem Marshall, St. Paul's began a reading club and Saturday exercise program. Right now TAIBU is providing special services for those touched by COVID. Services include education support, household support, homelessness support, income support, mental health services, access to food, masks, shields and sanitizer, social connections, and support using the internet and online devices. For more information, contact TAIBU: 416-803-8654, or Covidemail@example.com, or www.taibuchc.ca.
Friday Night Bible Study - on Zoom - Fridays, 7.00 p.m.
Join us Friday evenings for Bible study and prayer, right now in a 12-week study of the letters to Timothy and Titus. Study guides are available online (www.amazon.ca or www.parasource.com or www.christianbook.com) or may be ordered through Fr. Dean.
This Friday’s study (April 9): 1 Timothy 4.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/830877703
Telephone: 647-374 4685, or 647-558 0588; Meeting ID: 830 877 703
Smartphone Deal for Seniors, Families and Youth on Government Assistance.
Right now SPLC is recommending a $25 smartphone deal from Telus for seniors on government assistance (including those with disabilities, families and youth). More information is available here: www.telus.com/en/about/seniors/application
Easter Food Drive - Join us in our annual Easter drive in support of the Agincourt Community Services Food Bank (www.agincourtcommunityservices.com). St. Paul’s is eager to support ACSA and the needs of the food bank. As always, a monetary gift is the most practical and serves the exact needs of the food bank. Please indicate "ACSA Food Bank" on your envelope, cheque or e-transfer.
Thank you for your Faithful Gifts and Offerings - Your faithful support is as important now as it has ever been and through the generous and faithful support of its members, St. Paul’s remains on track in 2021. Church Envelopes can be sent by mail. Members may wish to sign up for the Pre-Authorized Giving Program (contact the office). Or, gifts can be made online at our website through CanadaHelps here: www.stpl.ca/give.html. Members who use online banking may now also make E-transfers (contact the office).
Considering Pre-Authorized Giving
A growing number are now using the Pre-Authorized Giving program, now counting for nearly a quarter of our annual envelope target. It is easy, safe, cost effective (cheaper than mailing a cheque) and simple to adjust. If interested, contact the office or check the website for more information: www.stpl.ca/give.html. Thank you for keeping St. Paul’s strong and ready to go when the doors re-open - made possible by your faithful and regular support in this irregular time.
During the month of April we will be distributing as many of the remaining weekly and monthly envelopes as possible. If you are willing to deliver envelopes to members in your area, we'd be grateful for your help. In the meantime, for those without this year's envelopes, gifts may be passed along in any envelope, but please ensure that it includes your full name and church envelope #. Contact the church office if in need of your church envelope #.
Contact - The clergy of St. Paul’s are all in the vicinity and visiting in homes again, abiding by diocesan safety guidelines. If any one of us can be of service, don’t hesitate to call or write. Website: www.stpl.ca; Church phone: 416-499-1545; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Fr. Dean Mercer: email@example.com; Rectory phone: 416-497-6352.