Safety Guidelines Update - Modified Stage Red
Due to spiking infection rates, on Wednesday (January 5) it was announced by the Bishops of Toronto that Anglican Churches in Toronto have been returned to modified Stage Red guidelines. As a result, all church services will be online and in-person services have been temporarily suspended as of Sunday, January 9.
These guidelines will be reviewed at the end of January.
As a result, there are two noticeable changes. The in-person Sunday services are temporarily suspended and Morning Prayer will resume on Sunday mornings as was the case at the time of the first lockdown in March, 2020. All other online programs continue as they were.
For those finding the isolation particularly hard, consider joining the services of Morning Prayer, or Evening Prayer on Sundays at 6.00 pm, or the playback of the Sunday recording on Zoom at 11.15 a.m. on Sundays. In addition to prayer, there is the chance to join the congregation in the cloud.
Information about all the services is available on the online church calendar or here: https://stpl.ca/services.html.
Vestry 2022 - The 2022 Meeting of Vestry (annual general meeting) is on Zoom today, January 23, at 12.00 noon. Members can participate on Zoom by phone or online.
Computer link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82811610525
By Phone: 647 374 4685 or 647 558 0588
Meeting ID: 828 1161 0525
Reports for Vestry are now available here:
The Spiritual Companions Program - is a companionship program to encourage spiritual growth. Open to those who are 22 years or older, companions are placed in groups of two, committing themselves to meet weekly for reflection and prayer. Those couples may include married and dating couples. The materials for reflection are agreed on by the pair and may be a reading or Collect from Morning Prayer, from Our Daily Bread, or from another devotional source. Guided by respect, honesty and confidentiality, pairs will agree to a convenient date and time and may meet in person, over the phone, or on Zoom. For a copy of the manual and application, call the office (416-499-1545) or check online: https://stpl.ca/spiritual-companions-program.html
Questions - contact Carol Shih (Wycliffe student) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Morning Prayer on Zoom - Password Added
Morning Prayer is said Sunday to Saturday at 7.30 a.m.. Join us.
Telephone Access - (647) 374 4685, or (647) 558 0588
Meeting ID: 397 231 088; Password: 549300
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.
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.
IMARA Generation Project Taibu Community Health Centre is conducting a consultation for parents and other concerned adults regarding Black youth and their mental health. For more information or to participate, please contact email@example.com
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. We welcome Canon Beard who is our preacher today.
Mission Trip to Tanzania Rescheduled: July 2023.
Fr. Kim Beard will be leading a work mission trip to Tanzania, now re-scheduled for 2023. Look for an information session this coming March.
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.
Friday Night Bible Study - join us at the church or online for study, following the Bible study guides of Bishop Tom Wright. The study guides are available online (www.amazon.ca or www.parasource.com or www.christianbook.com) or may be ordered through Fr. Dean for $11. The study has resumed with a study of Ephesians. Next week: Ephesians 2.1-10. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/830877703
Telephone: 647-374 4685, or 647-558 0588; Meeting ID: 830 877 703
The Annual Stewardship Letter and 2022 Pledge Card is now available - from the church office or online: https://stpl.ca/give.html
The 2022 Offering Envelopes are Now Available for Pickup at the Church
Thank you for your Faithful Gifts and Offerings - St. Paul’s is a strong parish and remains strong due to everyone’s faithful support at a time when never has it been more important. Gifts can be dropped off at the church or sent by mail. Kindly ensure that your name and envelope number is included. Or, members may wish to sign up for the Pre-Authorized Giving Program (contact the office). Members who use online banking can now make E-transfers (instructions here: www.stpl.ca/give.html). Gifts can also be made at our website through CanadaHelps: 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 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. This makes the PAG the most economical of all the online and electronic methods.
Contact - The clergy of St. Paul’s are all in the vicinity and visiting in homes again, abiding by diocesan safety guidelines. Don’t hesitate to call or write. Website: [http://www.stpl.ca;/]www.stpl.ca; Church phone: 416-499-1545; Email: [mailto:email@example.com;]firstname.lastname@example.org; Fr. Dean Mercer: [mailto:email@example.com;]firstname.lastname@example.org; Rectory phone: 416-497-6352.
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