Revised Provincial Stay at Home Order
On April 16, the Province announced a heightened stay-at-home order to combat the rising number of infections, effective Monday, April 19. The new order reduces attendance to 10 persons at church services. According to Bishop Asbil, that will likely remain the case until mid-July. 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 are reduced to 10 persons with full safety guidelines and practices in place. Prayers are ongoing for the health of the community and an end to the pandemic.
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.
Freedom Session at St. Paul’s
Registration Opens: May 16, 2021
Registration Closes: June 6, 2021
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.
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 in a 12-week study of the letters to Timothy and Titus. This Friday’s study (June 4): Titus 1.
Beginning Friday, June 18, we will study 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.
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.