Happy Fathers Day - to all our fathers, grandfathers, godfathers and uncles.
Revised Provincial Stay at Home Order
The Province has updated the safety guidelines, effective Friday, June 11. The new order increases attendance to 40 persons at church services. We support the saftey guidelines and as has been the case since last March, the ordinary Christian obligation of Sunday attendance remains in abeyance. Church services have full safety guidelines and practices in place. Prayers are ongoing for the health of the community and an end to the pandemic.
Grad Sunday - June 27 - Join us next Sunday as we recognize this year’s graduates, featuring special music and a guest preacher - Jenifer Milton, one of last year’s graduates and daughter of Fr. Solomon Milton.
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.
Sunday Services by Phone on Zoom
The weekly Sunday recording can be heard by phone on Zoom. (It can also be viewed on Zoom, but the quality is diminished.)
By Phone: 647 374 4685; 647 558 0588;
Meeting ID: 854 0290 8277; Passcode: 970844
Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Booking You can currently book an appointment at a mass vaccination clinic through the provincial online vaccine booking system (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/) If you prefer to schedule an appointment by phone, call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007). This line is available 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 our office know.
Congratulations to Matthew Waterman, who has been received as a postulant (a person on the path to ordination) in the Diocese of Toronto. Several steps remaining, but this was one of the big ones.
The Berthebell Moo and St. Paul’s Memorial Academic and Music Scholarships
Bursaries of $600 each are to be awarded to High School graduates pursuing post-secondary
education at a university, a community college or in an apprenticeship program. The Memorial Music Scholarship is awarded to young people who are members of St. Paul’s and/or are involved in the St. Paul’s youth music program and who show promise in music and are pursuing musical studies. The number of bursaries to be awarded will be decided upon receipt of applications. Dead line: August 31,2021. Applications and information available here:
Freedom Session at St. Paul’s
Booklet cost - $30 each, for the three booklets - $90 total
Start Date: Foundations: (20weeks) June 16 , 2021 – October 27, 2021 (7 pm to 9 pm – online)
Authentic Living: (8 weeks) January 12, 2022- March 2, 2022 (7 pm to 9 pm – online)
Freedom Session is a proven healing-discipleship journey that challenges us to take an honest and in-depth look at the truth about ourselves, our lives and how we deal with life’s challenges, while experiencing the fullness of God’s love and His desire to see us whole. It is a 28-week intensive healing-discipleship program that offers practical strategies to deal with real issues such as broken relationships, abuse, depression, anger, fear and various forms of addiction. These are symptoms of a broken, wounded and empty heart that longs for hope and meaning.
As we place our hearts in Jesus’ hands, unhealthy and destructive ways previously used to escape the pain becomes less and less attractive. Shame loses its grip and lies that once had a stronghold, are replaced by God’s truth. You are given tried, tested and true practical methods to live an abundant and authentic life. Freedom Session is writing your story with a new and God-inspired ending.
Freedom Session is divided into three equally important stages. Foundations (20 weeks - "Facing the Truth" and "Finding Freedom") will start you on your journey, and "Authentic Living" (8 weeks) continues the story. Each session meeting begins with a practical large group teaching, and everyone separated into gender-specific small groups to discuss what was taught at a deeper level. Each week, there is an "On Your Own" homework assignment to further apply what you are learning. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 416 499 1545.
Information and registration forms are available here:
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.
Short Term Mission - Tanzania, 2022
Now in the works is a short term mission to Tanzania to construct a girl’s school in land facing both poverty and limited opportunities for young women. Watch for details. For more information, contact Canon Kim Beard.
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: email@example.com. Check the online church calendar for link information: www.stpl.ca/calendar.html.
Friday Night Bible Study - on Zoom - Fridays, 7.00 p.m.
Join us Friday evenings for Bible study and prayer, right now a 12-week study of the letters to the Colossians and Philemon following the Bible study guide by Bishop Tom Wright. 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 (June 25): Colossians 1.15-29.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/830877703
Telephone: 647-374 4685, or 647-558 0588; Meeting ID: 830 877 703
Thank you for your Faithful Gifts and Offerings - St. Paul’s is a strong parish and remains strong due to everyone’s faithful support. Never has that support been more important. Gifts can be sent by mail. Kindly ensure that your name and envelope number is included. Members may wish to sign up for the Pre-Authorized Giving Program (contact the office). Members who use online banking may now also make E-transfers (contact the office). Gifts can also be made online at our website through CanadaHelps here: www.stpl.ca/give.html.
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: [http://www.stpl.ca;/]www.stpl.ca; Church phone: 416-499-1545; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Fr. Dean Mercer: email@example.com; Rectory phone: 416-497-6352.