New Attendance Limit - 80 at St. Paul’s
Stage Two of the Provincial Roadmap, effective June 30, increases the attendance limit at churches to 25% of capacity, or 80 at St. Paul’s. This may increase again with Stage Three, but we wait to hear from the Bishop. Signing in, mask-wearing and social distancing continues. The new limit provides plenty of room for members to sit. However, those who reserve ahead of time will only need to check off their name when they arrive rather than provide complete sign-in information.
We support the safety 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.
Morning Prayer on Zoom - Password Added
Morning Prayer is said Monday to Saturday at 7.30 a.m.. Tuesday to Friday mornings, it is live-streamed from the church. For that reason there is now a password for those attending Morning Prayer on Zoom. Join us for prayer, Monday to Saturday morning at 7.30 a.m.:
Computer Access Link:
Telephone Access - (647) 374 4685, or (647) 558 0588
Meeting ID: 397 231 088
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
Computer link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85402908277?pwd=Q1RIdkxCZXJNTFJJek5tYWpOTzlFUT09
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.
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:
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 - See you in September.
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 - taking a break until Friday, September 10.
Join us again in September for Friday evening for Bible study and prayer, right now in 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. On September 10, we will resume with Lesson 5: Colossians 3.5-17.
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. Through the first half of the year, support has been outstanding. 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.
NOTE: Of the various means for online giving, we recommend The Pre-Authorized Giving Program. It is regular, matching the regular responsibilities of the parish, and once initiated, all it takes is a phone call or e-mail to increase, decrease, or cancel the donation. The monthly amount is always withdrawn on the 20th of each month, and the cost to the church is 50 cents per transaction, irrespective of the amount of the gift - making the PAG the most economical of all the online methods.
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.