December 3, 2023, 1st Sunday of Advent
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
In-person & Online
Or Join by telephone: (647) 374-4685 or (647) 558-0588
Meeting ID: 839 6957 5036
BAS Choral Eucharist
In-person and Online
Or Join by telephone: (647) 374-4685 or (647) 558-0588
Meeting ID: 895 5973 3998
Church School during 9:15 AM Service
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
During worship, children are always invited to use the children’s bags located in the Narthex or take books from the library into their pews.
News and Events
2023 Advent and Christmas at
St. Peter’s Erindale: Key Dates
|December 3, 4:00 PM||Advent Crafts & Carols|
|Every Wednesday Dec. 6-Dec. 20, 12:00 PM||Advent Noon Services (Zoom only)|
|December 12, 7:00 PM||Blue Christmas Service|
|December 17, 4:00 PM||Christmas Lessons & Carols|
|December 24, 4:00 PM||Children’s Christmas Eve Service & Story|
|December 24, 7:00 PM||Contemporary Christmas Eve Service|
|December 24, 10:00 PM||Candlelight Christmas Eve Service|
|December 25, 10:00 AM||Christmas Day Service|
Advent Wreath Lighting
Advent starts this Sunday and the great countdown to Christmas begins. Online participants are invited to have their own Advent Wreath candles to light at home, while we light the candles on the Advent Wreath in the church building each week.
Devotional for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany 2023
An electronic version of the devotional booklet that was recently delivered to many of our seniors can be found on our website.
The St. Peter’s Christmas Care program is back again. This year we are sponsoring 30 families referred by Embrave, Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Services and St. Peter’s. As in previous years we will provide gift cards to all the families. Please click here for information on the families we are helping and how to make your donations. Thank you for your generosity!
This self-guided trail is available during daylight hours throughout the Advent and Christmas season. Start at the sign located at the Peace Garden and make your way around to the seven activity stations, each based on a different aspect of the Nativity story. You can make this a digitally interactive adventure by scanning the QR code located on the introductory sign.
Prayer Corner Available Starting this Sunday
Beginning December 3rd, 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.
St. Peter’s Newcomer(ish) Gathering
If you joined the parish any time after 2020, you are welcome to join in a time of getting connected with other parishioners (some new and some old timers too!) on Saturday, December 2nd at 10:00am. This gathering is a great way to connect with one another and get to know some familiar faces while also learning about St. Peter’s! Please RSVP to Rev. Roshni (email@example.com) how many people from your household will be joining us. If you prefer a Zoom gathering, please also let Rev. Roshni know and a date can be planned.
Join us on Sunday, December 3rd at 4 PM for carols, advent crafts, cookies, and hot chocolate. All are welcome! RSVP for your household to firstname.lastname@example.org or on the church bulletin board.
Please join us for the Men’s Dinner in the parish hall on Monday December 4 at 6 PM when Matthew Wilkinson of Mississauga Heritage will tell us about the legend and history of Santa Claus. It promises to be an evening of fellowship, history and good humour, as only Matthew can bring. Tony LeMay and his chefs are planning a Christmas feast. Please let Ian Cowan know if you are coming (416-624-9393) or sign up on the list in the church so we can plan the food.
In consultation with the Diocese of Toronto and the appropriate ministries at St. Peter’s, our church community continues to move ahead in the safest ways we can. Recent changes include the procession and recession of the choir and chancel party during hymns, the small altar in front of the steps at 9:15 am services, receiving communion at the altar rail at 8:00 am and 11:00 am services and the offering of the Common Cup.
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.
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
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.
We continue to look for teachers and helpers to build up this ministry. Please speak to Rev. Roshni (email@example.com) 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.
The Deacon’s Cupboard Food Pantry
The Deacon’s Cupboard is open on Wednesdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
We would greatly appreciate it if you could add some of the items listed below to your shopping list:
Cereal, tinned milk, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauce, dry pasta, tuna, tinned fruit, soup, tinned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, rice, tea, sugar, soda crackers, pancake mix, syrup, oil (no bigger than 946mls), bottles of juice (no bigger than 1L), peanut butter (small jar)
Monetary donations are always welcome. Please make your cheque out to “St. Peter’s Erindale” and include “Deacon’s Cupboard” on the memo line. Or send an E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org and put Deacon’s Cupboard in the comments section.
If you have any news or suggestions for future communications that you would like shared with the St. Peter’s Erindale parish, please contact the Communications Committee or the Clergy for review.
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.