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POSTED ON OCT. 17, 2020
We are very pleased to announce that the Rev. Marc-Philippe Vincent, who has been an honorary assistant priest at St. John’s since 1995, will join us now as an Associate Priest alongside Mother Wendy Telfer, beginning November 1.
We are also very happy to announce that the Rev. Susan Searle, our newly ordained Deacon, has been officially appointed Assistant Curate at St. John’s.
We welcome our old friends in their new roles!
POSTED ON OCT. 10, 2020
On Oct. 14 and Oct. 28, we will be leading a saying of the Rosary after our Zoom Compline service. We will be continuing with High Mass on Sundays at 10:30 at the church, Evening Prayer on Zoom on Sundays at 5:00, and Compline on Zoom on Wednesdays at 7:30.
If you are interested in volunteering to help host, read, or respond for any of our Zoom services, please contact us! You don’t need to have done it before, we can teach you what you need to know.
POSTED ON SEPT. 26, 2020
As most of you will know, the government has raised the alert level for Covid-19 in response to rising cases in our area. Within the limits laid out by the government, we will continue to hold in-person worship as long as that is allowed. We do ask that those wishing to attend register in advance to ensure our compliance (as nearly everyone has been doing – thank you!). Due to the new limits on attendance, the ordination service on St. Michael and All Angels will be by invitation only. Others will be able to view the service on Facebook Live (facebook.com/redroof.ca.
We strongly encourage everyone to exercise caution when it comes to going out, including attending church. Please follow the advice of public health officials and your own doctors regarding how best to protect your own and others’ health.
OSTED ON SEPT. 18, 2020
We are very happy to report that we are continuing to have in-person services on Sundays at 10:30 AM! Come join us!
Due to limited space, please let us know if you plan to come in person, either by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone to the church office: 514-288-4428.
If you’re unable to come, you can watch the Service on Facebook Live at: www.facebook.com/redroof.ca.
The Diocese has given us permission to begin celebrating the Eucharist again, beginning at our 10:30 mass on September 27.
You can access this week’s bulletin by clicking here, and note two changes to the weekly calendar: the Zoom compline service on Wednesday will now begin at 7:30 PM., and we have also decided to cancel the Monday fellowship hour for now.
POSTED ON SEPT. 4, 2020
Dear St. John’s people,
As most of you know by now, St. John the Evangelist will be holding its first in-person service this Sunday, September 6, at 10:30. We’ll be wearing masks, sitting spaced out, and listening instead of singing, and we won’t have Communion for the first few weeks. We still hope that this will be a service that you recognize, and which will make you feel at home.
If you would like to attend in person and haven’t let someone know already, please email Ms. Beth Reed at email@example.com, or call the church office (514-288-4428) and leave a message. This lets us prepare the church for the right number of people.
We will also be continuing to host services on Zoom. Starting this Sunday we will have Evening Prayer at 5:00 p.m. We will continue as before with Fellowship Hour at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, and Compline at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.
The schedule and the links, as well as the order of service for both Sunday services, are in this week’s bulletin. This is a reworked version of the newsletter we have been doing, updated to serve as a print bulletin for Sunday as well. We will continue to distribute this by email each week, as well as posting it on our website. We send this as both a Word doc and a pdf to accommodate as many different devices as possible. If you have trouble with these attachments, send me an email and we’ll work out a way to get you the information.
Also inside you’ll find parish announcements, and there’s one big one: Bishop Mary has announced her intention to ordain our own Susan Searle as a deacon, at St. John’s, at 7 p.m. on September 29, the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. We could not be prouder or happier!
As always, keep well everyone!
POSTED ON AUG. 28, 2020
We are officially open on Sunday mornings, starting September 6!
Our application to the Diocese to reopen the church to in person worship has been approved! Our first in person service on Sunday, September 6 at 10:30. For now we will only have one in-person service each week.
If you would like to review all the details about the reopening, please have a look at last week’s newsletter: https://www.redroof.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Weekly-Parish-Letter-2020-08-21.pdf.
Starting next week, this newsletter will double as the weekly bulletin for Sunday morning.
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