Coming back together There has been much behind-the-scene preparation over the last few months for us to gather once again as a community of faith. Sincere thanks to our Churchwardens, especially to Lorraine Brown, who has taken the lead in organizing all the moving parts. Thank you to Susan Soble for handling the ‘registration’ process.…

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Freed by forgiving Today’s gospel scripture Matthew 18:21-35 https://stlukesanglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Pentecost-15A.mp3 Listen to this message Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. “For this…

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Guidelines, background, and checklist: reopening for public worship The following detailed information is an update from the Diocese of Toronto as of 19 August 2020. It includes links to various documents from the Ecclesiastical Province, the Diocese, and the Ontario Ministry of Health.¬†Parishes within the Diocese of Toronto will be permitted to reopen for public…

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4 September 2020 Dear Friends in Christ,   From late November until the early spring, we and kids from our neighbourhood would hit the street to play road hockey. Most days after school, two nets would be set up between parked cars and we would play till supper was called. Sometimes there were five or…

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28 August 2020   Dear Friends in Christ,   Mary, can I read something to you?   Holidays have always been partly about reading. From an early age, my mother insisted that we read over the summer to keep up with our literary skills during vacation. Each day, time was set apart for reading, just…

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Another great season underway Spring was taking her time in arriving this year. And then the lockdowns to fight the spread of the Coronavirus put planting on hold for a couple of months. But by the long weekend in May, things were back on track with safety and hygiene protocols for COVID-19 in place.  …

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from our parish priest photo – W.G. Empey (c) 2019 31 July 2020   Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,   Please know that you have been, and continue to be, in my thoughts and prayer. I am also praying earnestly for our parish that we hold the course in managing the challenges of COVID-19…

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Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew – 17 July Bishop Andrew speaks of the inevitability of change and presents ways to learn and discover new perspectives that are facets of change in the Church and in society Dear Friends in Christ, Change. I began my June 26th, 2020 letter to you with the age-old…

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Timeline Template and Guidelines for Re-opening In his letter to the Diocese on 10 July 2020, Bishop Andrew provides background on the process for parishes to re-gather in person as communities of faith. Links are included to a timeline template and the details of steps to be taken as outlined in the guidelines for re-opening…

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