Please see the update from the Diocese below regarding the situation with respect to Covid-19 measures: you can read the full letter on the Diocesan webpage www.toronto.anglican.ca.
Until further notice, and starting THIS Sunday, March 15, 2020, the College of Bishops is cancelling all corporate worship and all other gatherings in our churches. Ministries of service to marginalized and disadvantaged communities may continue using the utmost care, acting consistent with the Ministry of Health directives. (Those licensees and other outside groups who do not fall under our authority may continue to utilise our spaces as agreed, provided that they too are acting consistent with the Ministry of Health directives.) We are attempting to contact as many people as possible, so please feel free to call those you know who do not have email or who are not on Facebook or What’s App.
The Wardens and I will be at the church on Sunday morning to meet those who may not have gotten the information or to answer any questions.
Please note that Bishop Asbil says in his letter, “I am planning to offer a short online service on Sunday morning; a link will be provided soon”. If you are interested please check the Diocesan website for the link and we’ll also post it on FB and What’s app.
The Sunday readings were sent in the parish email that went out on Thursday as well as Happening….
Our Gospel story is the woman at the well from John 4:
For what do you thirst?
Reflection for the Week: Picture yourself sitting with Jesus at the well. Just sit there silently for a few minutes. What are you saying to him? What is he saying to you?
You can download the BAS by using this link. https://www.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/BAS.pdf
Another great website is the Jesuit one: https://pray-as-you-go.org/
Music, Scripture reading, short reflection, music.
Here is a lovely Morning Prayer podcast – just click on Morning Prayer podcast in the “Church on the Web” box.
Even if we may not be meeting physically on Sunday, we can commit to saying Morning Prayer or using our Lenten Devotionals, or meditating with Scripture, or even singing some favourite hymns, (the one who sings prays twice, says St. Augustine!) or using one of the above resources. We are together “in spirit” – and this can also be a powerful thing!
So, please continue to pray for one another, for all those affected by this virus, for front-line health workers, and for a speedy resolution to this situation.
The Reverend Julie Meakin, Incumbent