St. Peter's Church in Erindale, Mississauga, Ontario

June 23, 2024, National Indigenous Day of Prayer Sunday

You may join any of our online live Zoom services by telephone. Dial one of the telephone numbers here. When prompted, enter the Meeting ID and Passcode shown for that service.

From the Greater Toronto Area call either 647-374-4685 or 647-558-0588
Elsewhere in Canada: +1 204-272-7920; +1 438-809-7799; +1 587-328-1099; +1 778-907-2071

8:00 AM
BCP Service
Online only

Or Join by telephone: (647) 374-4685 or (647) 558-0588

Meeting ID: 839 6957 5036
Password: 512509

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10:00 AM
BAS Choral Eucharist
In-person and Online

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Meeting ID: 833 2135 7459
Password: 354387

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Church School will resume in September

During worship, children are always invited to pick up a children’s bulletin, use the children’s bags located in the Narthex or take books from the library into their pews.

If you would like more information or would like to help in any way with church school, please contact Linda Ghirardo at: Churchschoolstpeterserindale@outlook.com

Youth Group during 9:15 AM service
In-person & Online

For information on how to join the S.P.Y. Bible Study, please contact Lydia Cordie at stpetersyouth14@gmail.com.

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Items used in a smudging ceremony are seen against a white background.

National Indigenous Day of Prayer

On Sunday, June 23 we will be marking the NIDP. We will be blessed to have the Eagle Spirit Drummers play the prelude and postlude. They will be joined by Indigenous elder Barry Gilbert. At 9:30am at the entrance of the church building, he will be smudging the drummers, organist, and clergy. Elder Barry has graciously agreed to smudge any parishioners arriving before 10am who wish to partake in this ritual. Smudging is a way many Indigenous peoples prepare heart, mind, and spirit for ceremony. It involves the Indigenous elder creating a fragrant smoke with a sacred plant such as sweet grass, cedar, or sage and “washing” it over one’s head, eyes, ears, mouth, and heart. Similar to the Christian use of incense, the smoke symbolizes our prayers being carried to God.

Summer Services & St. Peter’s Picnic

On Sunday June 23 following the 10am service, all are welcome to our picnic at Erindale Park. Everyone is asked to bring their own lunch, but it will be potluck dessert! We have reserved Picnic Area C and below are some details to remember:

  • We will have signage up as you drive into Erindale Park to help direct you to parking and the picnic area.
  • You can park in either of the two parking lots that first come up on your right (please see map attached).
  • Picnic Area C is not a sheltered area, so please bring a hat and any sun protection.
  • There are picnic tables available to sit at in the area but you are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on if you wish.
  • There are bathrooms and an area to refill water bottles within a 3 minute walk from our picnic area (see attached map for more details)
  • We will have a few games for those who wish to play and activities for children
  • If it is raining the picnic will be moved to St. Peter’s Parish Hall.

We look forward to a wonderful time together!

Items found at a picnic like a barbecue, and a picnic blanket with a volleyball and picnic basket are seen around the text "Church Picnic"

News of Appointment for the Rev. Maria Nightingale

On Sunday, June 16, it was announced that the Rev. Maria Nightingale has been appointed as the Associate Incumbent at St. Thomas the Apostle, in Ottawa. This is an opportunity that was presented to Rev. Maria.  Through prayer and discernment by both Rev. Maria and the leadership team at St. Thomas the Apostle, everyone felt that this new partnership was the right fit. Rev. Maria will be beginning her ministry at St. Thomas the Apostle on October 1, 2024, and her last day at St. Peter’s will be Friday September 13, 2024. Rev. Maria will be at St. Peter’s in July, then taking her regular vacation in August and her last Sunday in the parish will be our Gathering Sunday, September 8, 2024.

We know that this news will come as a surprise to our community. Rev. Maria’s departure will be a big change for us at St. Peter’s and she will be missed. But as we absorb this news, we give thanks for Rev. Maria’s ministry and pray and hope for the best for her and her family in all that is to come.

Rev. Maria, a white woman with short grey hair and glasses, is seen in a selfie smiling at the camera wearing a black shirt and priest's collar.
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Prayer Corner Available

In-person congregants who wish additional, private prayer can meet with a prayer minister following the Sunday services. The Prayer Corner is located in the Bell Tower. Anointing with oil for healing will also be available at this time.

Worship Update

We recognize that COVID-19 continues to impact our lives and particularly some of the most vulnerable groups among us. You are encouraged to remember that how you participate in worship is your own choice, and your choices may look different from others in our community. However, we continue on this journey together, loving God and our neighbour in this holy time. If you have questions, please contact Rev. Roshni Jayawardena or Rev. Maria Nightingale.

Pandemic Precautions

Wearing masks indoors still is strongly recommended. If you feel ill, please attend an online service rather than in person. Thank you for serving God with your time and talent, and showing love for your neighbour by doing all you can to keep them healthy.

Serving Christ and Your Neighbour

Volunteers needed

We are grateful for all those who offer their time and talent throughout the church year. We need more people to volunteer in-person and online for our Sunday services and programs throughout the week. Consider your gifts and talents, and please get in touch with one of the clergy or the church office to discuss possibilities for service. Thank you!
Additional training and screening may be necessary depending on the work being done.

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Lemonade on the Lawn

We are looking for volunteers to serve lemonade and juice over the summer after the 10am service. Sign up on the bulletin board for one or more Sundays between June 30 and September 15 or call Nora Langan for more information.

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The St. Peter’s Headstone Cleanup Project (Continued)

Here is the schedule of cleaning times for the next month. Please let the coordinator for the session know if you are coming to help so they have enough supplies on hand.

DayDateTimeCoordinator name
Saturday June 22 9 AM to 1 PMMichael Phillips
Wednesday June 26 9 AM to 1 PMMaged Srour

Church School

We continue to look for teachers and helpers to build up this ministry.  Please speak to Rev. Roshni (rector@stpeterserindale.ca) or Linda Ghirardo (Churchschoolstpeterserindale@outlook.com) if interested. Training, support and curriculum are provided. As this ministry involves children, there is also a mandatory screening process involved.

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The Deacon’s Cupboard

Click here for more information about the Deacon’s Cupboard.

The Deacon’s Cupboard is open on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

We serve postal codes: L5B, L5C, L5H, L5J, L5K, L5L 

We need your support. Our monthly expenditures are now greater than our monthly cash receipts. The increased expenditures are due to the rising cost of food and the increasing amount of food we need to buy. The number of people we are serving is increasing. 

Monetary donations would be most welcomed. Please consider writing a cheque out to St. Peter’s Erindale and include “Deacon’s Cupboard” on the memo line. Donations can also be sent as an e-transfer to giving@stpeterserindale.ca and put “Deacon’s Cupboard” in the comments section.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Feed the Hungry

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St. Peter’s Anglican Erindale

3041 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON L5L 0B7
Tel: 905 828-2095 • Fax: 905-828-1588

Find us at the northeast corner of Dundas and Mississauga Road. Driveway off of Mississauga Road, just north of Dundas.

“Serving God together,
Acting with compassion,
Proclaiming hope”