For all to find.
For all to find
For all to find
For all to find
For all to find
Preparing to Return to an In-Person Worship Service
We anticipate returning to in-person worship starting September 27 and plan to start with one Sunday afternoon service, along with St. Peter’s 8:00, 9:15 and 11:00 AM Virtual Services. To safely gather and respect each other’s right to a safe environment, the congregation will be limited to approximately 40 worshipers fairly drawn from a list of people who feel they may safely return to an in-person service. If this is you, please let us know of your interest by registering to attend. We will collect your contact information and add you to the list. For more details and to register, please visit the “Return to In-Person Worship” page on our website at https://www.stpeterserindale.ca/return/, or if you would rather, call the church office at 905-828-2095.
Virtual Church – Sunday Services at 8:00, 9:15 and 11:00
While the building remains closed, the church is still very active. We gather for our online worship services with the help of Zoom meetings. You are welcome to join our services by calling in with your telephone or by following a meeting link (below) using your computer or a tablet. We will open our virtual church ten minutes before each service so you have time to ask questions or chat with one another. When you join a Zoom meeting you may enter a name and you will have the option to turn your video camera on so others in the meeting may see you, but you are not required to do so.
Wednesday Bedtime Bible Stories and Prayers for Children
Wednesday night at 7:30 pm we will be on Zoom with any children/families who wish to hear a story and say bedtime prayers together. Bring a teddy, wear your pj’s and snuggle in for 10-15 minutes of time together. To join the Story Time please contact Rev. Maria Nightingale at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Half-Hour Every Friday at 5:30 PM
Or Join by telephone: (647) 374-4685 or (647) 558-0588
Meeting ID: 881 8852 9160 Password: 791176
Monday Morning Worship Services
Join Rev. Maria Nightingale every Monday morning at 9:00 am for a short live worship service on our public Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/stpeterserindale/). It will be available to view afterward as a video on Facebook if you miss the live version.
Pandemic Photo Opportunity
In an effort to record some of this remarkable time, a professional photographer has agreed to take pictures of our parishioners in their home environments (but at a safe distance). If you are interested in being part of this, please email Samantha Gaetz at email@example.com. You can set up a time for her to drop by during the period of August 12 – September 16. Samantha will give the church one picture of each family for our museum. If you like the picture, you are welcome to buy a copy from Samantha (she will give you a quote). Any purchases will be between you and Samantha – the church is involved only in obtaining the photo for our parish history.
If you agree to have your picture taken, your photo may be used on our parish website but your name will not. Please fill in the attached “Photo Release Form“ to allow for the use of your photo.
Virtual Bake Sale Cookbook
Since we are unable to have our annual bake sale this fall, we are putting together a Virtual Bake Sale COOKBOOK! This isn’t a fundraiser or meant to replace the bake sale, but just to help us all emotionally get ready for the holidays. By Thanksgiving we hope we will have a PDF cookbook ready which can be emailed out and posted to our Facebook page. A few paper copies may be made and offered at cost for anyone who is not tech-savvy or wants a keepsake.
If you would like to participate, please email the recipe(s) for whatever treats you would usually make for the bake sale to Mary Frances at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include a picture if you have one, the name you want it credited to, and any notes or recipe family history. All treats welcome: jams, preserves, savouries, squares, tarts, fudge etc.
DEADLINE for submission: September 13, 2020
Bishop Jenny’s Summer Book Club
Zoom Meetings September 15 and 22 at 7:30 PM. Attend one or both of the meetings, as you prefer.
Sept 15: The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James Cone
Sept 22: God and the Pandemic, by N.T. Wright
Order the books now from your favorite online bookseller or local store, read them over the summer, and plan to join the Bishop in the fall for a Zoom book club discussion. The Book Club is open to York – Credit Valley clergy and laity alike. Here is the Online Registration flyer.
York-Credit Valley Deacons host series on Indigenous Justice and Reconciliation
York-Credit Valley deacons the Rev. Evelyn Butler, the Rev. Elizabeth Cummings, the Rev. Alison Kemper and the Rev. Claudette Taylor present “Dinner & A Movie: A Reconciliation Walk,” a series of events on Indigenous justice and reconciliation beginning in September. Events will take place via Zoom on Thursday nights (Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 12, 19 and 26) beginning at 6:30 p.m. All events are free of charge.
The first session, planned for Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m., features the screening and discussion of the film “Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners.” The film tells the true story of 10 Indigenous teens, nine of them from residential schools, who were chosen as torchbearers for the 1967 Pan-Am Games in Winnipeg. After carrying the torch 800 km over an ancient message route, the torch was taken from the boys outside the stadium where the opening ceremonies took place and brought in by a non-Indigenous runner, while the boys were escorted away. Thirty-two years later, the province of Manitoba issued an official apology. Niigaanibatowaard is a story of survival, reconciliation, and hope for future generations. Please register to receive the Zoom link for the event.
The Anglican Foundation of Canada Launches Podcast
The Anglican Foundation of Canada is launching Foundation Forward, a new podcast about GENEROSITY created by Executive Director the Rev. Canon Judy Rois in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is hosted by Toronto musician and media professional Christopher Dawes. Each 7-10 minute episode features the thoughts and experiences of a prominent Canadian with a unique take on the subject.
Monthly episodes are available at anglicanfoundation.org/podcasts, or can be streamed, downloaded or subscribed to on Apple/Google Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, Pocket Casts and other podcast outlets. Podcasts are completely free, and easy to listen to on any smartphone, computer, tablet or other device.
PWRDF Thursday Prayer Group
Join PWRDF staff and friends for a time of prayer and reflection for the partners, volunteers and staff of PWRDF, every Thursday at 1:00 pm, followed by a virtual coffee time.
Register here to receive the link and call in information for this and subsequent prayer times, along with an order of service.
Our SPAN newsletter for Pentecost is here.
Music Director Survey Analysis
Here is an analysis of the Music Survey that was completed earlier this year. It will be used as soon as the church is ready to begin the process of hiring the new Director of Music Ministry.
A big thank you to the Music Survey team: Bill Matthews, Christine Forber, Derek Patterson and Stu Irvine for a job well done
On a Summer Sabbath Rest
Please read the attached letter from the Ontario House of Bishops and The Most Reverend Anne Germond, Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, regarding our church buildings remaining closed over the summer.
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.