Saturday, March 14, 2020
In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic the Bishops of Toronto have provided us with an update. In an attempt to slow the spread of the virus all public worship and other church gatherings have been suspended effective immediately. Read their letter in full HERE.
As difficult as this news is I trust our bishops and health officials. Nevertheless, I am convinced that the Lord will use even this for our good. Now more than ever it is important to lift our hearts and voices to the Lord in prayer. Here is how we as a parish will do that in the coming weeks:
- Beginning TOMORROW worship will be live-streamed every Sunday at 10:30am on the Facebook page for St Paul’s. You don’t need to have Facebook simply click here at 10:25am.
- Every weekday (M-F) at noon we will pray the Litany via live-stream from the St John’s Facebook page. This can easily fit into your lunch break. Here’s a copy of the Litany.
- During Lent the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available by appointment.
- Deepen your at-home prayer. Here is a booklet of Morning and Evening prayer you may use.
- Every Wednesday and Friday I will send a short video reflection on a Lenten theme to your inbox. If you would like to opt out of those emails please just reply and let me know.
- The Rev’d Thomas Lapp and I would be happy to pray with you in your home we would be happy to bring you Holy Communion. Please be in touch to make arrangements.
- If you have medical or health related questions please contact our parish nurse, Beth Conway.
- If you need anything at all, I am here for you. Simply email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call/text (647-231-3483).
- The suspension of public worship will have a financial impact on our parish. To help alleviate this please stay vigilant with your giving. Consider signing up for PAR if you haven’t already. Or, you may mail your cheques to the church office: 5 Noraline Avenue, Midhurst, ON, L9X 0M8. We’re also working to set-up online giving. Stay tuned.
Finally, let’s remember to check in on one another especially those of us that are not online and that may be more vulnerable to isolation and illness.
Yours in Christ,