January 2, 2021
The full schedule of in-person and online services can be found on the online church calendar - www.stpl.ca/calendar.html - or here: www.stpl.ca/services.html
The Christmas recording, the Online Christmas Pageant, and E-cards from the Sunday School and Youth Group can be viewed here: www.stpl.ca/christmas-2020.html
The Annual Meeting of Vestry will be on Sunday, January 24 at 12.30 p.m. by Zoom. Everyone is invited to attend. All members are invited to attend and vote.
By Phone: 647 374 4685; 647 558 0588;
Meeting ID: 896 2747 9359
Reports to Vestry are due next Sunday, January 10.
Sunday Services by Phone on Zoom - Sundays, 11.15 a.m.
The weekly Sunday recording can now be heard by phone on Zoom on Sundays at 11.15 a.m..
By Phone: 647 374 4685; 647 558 0588;
Meeting ID: 854 0290 8277; Passcode: 970844
Feast of the Epiphany - Wednesday, January 6, Wednesday - 10 am, In-person (by reservation only).
Order for 2021 Church Calendars
Thank you for all those who ordered 2021 church calendars. They have arrived and are ready for pick-up during normal office hours.
Friday Night Bible Study - on Zoom - Fridays, 7.00 p.m.
The Bible study will resume on Friday, January 15, with a 8-week study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. Study guides are available online (www.parasource.com or www.christianbook.com) or may be ordered through Fr. Dean+.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/830877703
Telephone: 647-374 4685, or 647-558 0588; Meeting ID: 830 877 703
Bible Study Guides - 1 & 2 Thessalonians - $14 - only a few left at that discounted price. Contact Fr. Dean.
The Doors of St. Paul’s Have Re-opened
In a series of careful steps, the doors are re-opening and services and programs are being resumed - starting with Sunday Services. Four services (8, 10, 1pm Chinese, 3:45 Tamil) are offered in the church. Ten (10) people are allowed in the church proper - main floor and balcony - at any one time. The hall, kitchen and rooms downstairs remain closed. Morning Prayer will continue to be offered on Zoom, Monday through Saturday. Sunday School by Zoom and the Sunday recording continue.
NOTE: Due to heightened safety restrictions, regular office hours are suspended. Messages by phone and email will continue to be monitored closely but an appointment needs to be made if something from the office itself is needed.
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
S.P.Y. - St. Paul’s Youth - off until new year
Gifts and Offerings - Your faithful support is as important now as it has ever been. 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).
The 2020 Envelopes Now Available. Church envelopes are now available and may be picked up on Sundays or by appointment at the office. In the meantime, offerings can be forwarded in any envelope on which is written your Name, Date and Church Envelope #.
We encourage every member to register their givings at St. Paul's as an act of membership and so that a record of your gifts can be included in the filing of your annual income tax form. For more information, contact the church office.
Contact - The clergy of St. Paul’s are all in the vicinity and visiting in homes again, though according to diocesan safety guidelines and by appointment. If any one of us can be of service, don’t hesitate to call or write. Website: [http://www.stpl.ca;/]www.stpl.ca; Church phone: 416-499-1545; Email: email@example.com;
Fr. Dean Mercer: firstname.lastname@example.org; Rectory phone: 416-497-6352.