Reports to the Annual Meeting of Vestry.
The final and complete copy of the reports is now available. Printed copies can be requested from the office. Electronic copies are available on the website here: https://stpl.ca/applications-forms--reports.html
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.
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
Sunday School Every Sunday at 10.00 on Zoom
Check the church calendar for links and information: www.stpl.ca/calendar.html
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.
Ash Wednesday and Lent (updated)
On Wednesdays in Lent beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 17, you are invited to Morning Prayer at 7:30 am and to an Ash Wednesday evening service on Zoom at 7.30 pm. A service of Wednesday evening Lenten reflection will take place at the same time throughout Lent. Zoom services are accessible by both telephone and internet. Check the online church calendar for link information: www.stpl.ca/calendar.html.
Due to the pandemic, the imposition of ashes is suspended for this year. Since it is not a sacrament, you may feel free to sign yourself with ashes or, as a suggestions, wear a cross throughout the day on Ash Wednesday.
Stewarding God’s Kingdom - Friday Night Gatherings in February of St. Paul’s Youth
As part of stewardship month, SPY is reflecting on stewardship devotions and talks. This past Friday evening, a presentation on financial literacy was offered by Paul McKay. The presentation was recorded and can be viewed here:
S.P.Y. - St. Paul’s Youth - Friday nights at 7 pm. Contact Sarah for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Young Adult Lenten Study with Fr. Ajit John
Beginning Wednesday, February 24, at 7.00 p.m., young adults are invited to join Fr. Ajit on Zoom on Wednesday evenings in Lent for a study of After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters, by N. T. Wright (HarperOne, 2012). Check the online church calendar for link information: www.stpl.ca/calendar.html.
Friday Night Bible Study - on Zoom - Fridays, 7.00 p.m.
The Friday evening Bible study has resumed with an 8-week study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. Next week’s study will be of the 5th chapter of 1 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
Black History at St. Paul’s
Black History Sunday will be observed on the February 28th Sunday recording, with Fr. Theadore Hunt as the guest preacher along with special music by an ensemble from our steel bands and by Matthew Waterman.
The Diocesan Black Heritage Service will be on Zoom and streamed live on YouTube this year. Information and links can be found here:
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
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 make E-transfers (contact the office).
The 2021 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 #. Pre-Authorized Giving and Electronic Transfers are recommended as a safe, efficient and slightly less expensive alternative: www.stpl.ca/give.html.
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.
St. Paul’s 2020 Income Tax Receipts - by E-mail!
Tax receipts for 2020 are nearly completed and will be distributed at month’s end. For the first time, St. Paul’s will be able to distribute them electronically.
If you would like your receipt sent to you by email, let us know by replying to firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, your receipt will be sent by regular mail or you can make arrangements with the office (416-499-1545) for it to be set aside and picked up by you at the church.
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.