Many Members One Body (MMOB): Diocese COVID Safety Manual (Feb 01, 2021, annotated)
May 09, 2021 - 6th Easter of Sunday - Mother's Day
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” John 15: 12
Scripture Readings: Acts 10: 44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5: 16; John 15: 9-17
Mother's Day Memorial Booklet
We would like to invite you to honour your Mother, Grandmother or any other friend or relative this coming Mother's Day by placing a Memorial in our annual Mother's Day Booklet. This booklet will be printed and distributed at our Mother's Day Service on May 9th. It will also be permanently available in digital format on our website, prominently located in our Candle archives section. We ask that you try to meet our May 5th target deadline for the printed booklet.
Please email your memorials to email@example.com, or call our Parish Office at 834-4501. Your kind donations may be conveniently e-Transfered to firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply drop it in our secure mail slot, just to the left of the Parish Hall door.
We would like to thank you in advance for your kind support.
Cemetery Caretaker Job Posting
All Saints Anglican Parish CBS has an immediate opening for the position of Cemetery Caretaker, to be tasked with maintaining our four cemetery properties. This is a seasonal position, with a salary of $18 per hour, typically 40 hours per week, for the period of May through to September. Work includes all tasks associated with burial preparation and funerals, as well as general ground maintenance. This position will also entail off-season burial and funeral work on a fee-for-service basis.
The applicant must be compassionate, and treat all persons with dignity, and would be required to use discretion when dealing with the affairs of the Parish. The applicant must hold a valid Class 5 driver licence, be capable of operating a variety of powered lawn equipment, operate a mini-backhoe, and various gardening and cemetery maintenance tools. This position requires a variety of continuous physical tasks including bending, kneeling, and lifting items up to 50 pounds. The applicant must have a vehicle with the ability to tow a utility trailer. Mileage will be paid to the caretaker for any pre-approved travel utilizing their personal vehicle. The applicant must provide a certificate of conduct prior to hire.
Please deliver your resume to our office at 419 Conception Bay Highway, addressed to the “Chair of Cemetery Committee”. Alternately, you may email your resume to email@example.com.
Turkey Cold-Plate Takeout Dinners
Our All Saints ACW team will be selling Turkey Cold Plates and Dessert on Thursday, May 27th in our downstairs Parish Hall. Cost is just $12 per plate, and must be paid for by cash or cheque only. You can place your order by calling Enid at 682-9367, Dot at 834-5052, or Barb at 834-4795. The deadline for placing your orders will be May 24th. Orders may be picked up in the downstairs Parish Hall auditorium between 11:30am and 1:30pm on May 27th.
ACW Homemade Quilt Lottery
Our ACW ladies are holding a ticket lottery on a beautiful quality Hand-Made Quilt, valued at $500 There are only 1000 tickets available, and they are selling for just $1 each. You can request your tickets by calling Enid at 682-9367, Dot at 834-5052, or Barb at 834-4795.
As part of our Fall Fair activities, the lucky ticket will be drawn on Thursday, October 14, 2021. We ask that if you can, please support the wonderful ministry of these hard working ladies.
Where would we be without Mom? Let's face it, if it were not for our mothers, none of us would be here. When we were born chances are one of the first people to hold us was our mothers. Not only did Mom carry us for nine months, but she knows us inside out.
Today is Mother's Day. This is the very special day that year we celebrate all Mothers (living and departed). We remember their love, nurturing, caring, gentleness and all the wonderful traits God has blessed them with.
I know my Mom Olive, who passed away, and my Wife Annette thank God for the privilege to be Mothers. In fact I am sure that all Mothers are thankful for the blessing of children. Likewise, those children who have Godly Mothers that have raised them in the Faith and continue to pray for them daily are blessed indeed.
So today on this Mother's Day remember to thank your Mom for all she has done for you remembering that without her you would not be here.
PWRDF Support for India
PWRDF is now accepting donations to support India as it struggles with the current COVID-19 outbreak. While Canada faces its own challenges and grief over COVID-19, the images and stories of mass deaths, black market oxygen tanks, and parking lot crematoria are shocking and heartbreaking.
How you can help: Please keep the people of India in your prayers. To give online, please click here. You may also donate over the phone by calling Donor Relations Officer Mike Ziemerink at 416-822-9083, or leave a voicemail toll-free at 1-866-308-7973 and we will return your call. Or send a cheque with “COVID India Response” in the memo field to PWRDF, 80 Hayden St. Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 3G2.
If you are interested in placing an advertisement in our Anglican Life newspaper, please click here for more information.
Kids CornerThis Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday. Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He cares for us and looks after us the way that a shepherd looks after his sheep. He calls us to look after others as well. One way we can do that is to be kind to others.
During this time of COVID, there are a lot of people who feel cut off from others because for all kinds of different reasons they are not able to get out of their houses. This week I am asking all the children of our Parish to make greeting cards that can be distributed to the seniors and the shut-in people of our Parish. If you would like to take part, please make a few little greeting cards, and put them in an envelope addressed to Rev Sam, and drop them in the Parish secure drop box at the Parish Hall. Rev Sam has kindly agreed to make sure the cards get delivered to the people of our Parish.
Please click the Kids Corner button to the left to reach our resource area for a variety of Christian Youth Education activities. If you would like to be a part of this exciting Ministry, please let us know by clicking here. Stay tuned for a new craft activity each Sunday....
All Saints is Open for Live Services
Our Parish has resumed operations based on February 01, 2021 version of the "Many Members - One Body" (MMOB) guidelines document. This includes meetings of Vestry, ACW, Men’s Fellowship, Bible Study, etc…
- All attendees MUST pre-register for ANY gathering. You may do so online by clicking here, or you may call our Parish Office at 834-4501
- The maximum capacity at indoor gatherings is 100
- People may share a pew with any of their 20 consistent close contacts
- Masks must be worn at all times at all indoor gatherings, except to consume the Eucharist, or by a speaker or solo performer.
- During a 60-minute service, there can only be a maximum of 30 minutes of singing by a soloist or choir. The congregation is only permitted to sing one hymn, which must be just prior to exiting.
- Virtual or curb-side drop-off fundraising may resume with a maximum of 50 volunteers in the building
The Candle - Our Weekly Newsletter
For many years now, our Parish has published our weekly information bulletin, The Candle, that was handed out at each Sunday service. It was our way to keep our Parishioners informed about what was happening in our Parish, and a medium to seek support when we needed it. The current COVID pandemic has offered many challenges to our community, none the least of which is our ability to physically gather together in person on a weekly basis for our faith worship. We also loose the ability to "really" carry out some of our traditions that helped bind and grow our family spirit.
The Candle, like most other things these days, is now shared digitally, and can be found not only on our website, but we also attempt to email it to those for whom we have contact information for. To get added to that distribution list, simply click here to send us your details.
We would also like to ask you that if you have any items you would like to share, such as birthday greetings (oh how we miss the fun spirit of our Birthday Sundays) or anniversaries, or even an article that you may have seen or read that you feel others might enjoy, please feel free to pass them along to firstname.lastname@example.org. Together we can start "feeling together" once more - if not in body, then in spirit.
Also, as you will note when you read The Candle, you have the opportunity to bring special attention to a loved one by actually sponsoring The Candle for a given week, or even place a full page memorial, complete with a picture.
Do we have your eMail address ??
We would love to have your email address so that we may include you in our email bulletins and information notices. Please click here.
Pandemic Messages from the Diocese
- April 14 - Archdeacon Charlene - Letter - COVID Update
- March 27 - Bishop Sam - Video and Letter (annotated) - Level-2 reopening guideline updates
- March 23 - Bishop Sam - Video - Easter Message - "Rolling Stones"
- March 19 - Diocesan Executive - Letter (annotated) - Level-4 Update
- March 12 - Bishop Sam Rose - Video - COVID Revised Level-4 Diocesan GuidelinesLink caption
- March 11 - Bishop Sam Rose - Video - Prayers in Pandemic: 1st Anniversary
- March 03 - Bishop Sam Rose - Letter - To Diocese re 2021 Diocesan Budget
- March 03 - Diocesan Executive - 2021 Diocesan Budget
- February 19 - Bishop Sam Rose - New Appointments (Burrows & Westcott)
2021 Offertory Envelopes
You may also e-Transfer us your offering via your bank’s Interac service simply by emailing it to email@example.com. And of course, we always encourage you to consider signing up for our eGivings program which automatically sends us your offering at whatever interval you choose and are comfortable with. Please click here to register online, or go to our website and follow the eGiving notes. If you have any questions, please email your Finance Team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our Office at 834-4501.
Now is a good time to consider signing up to our eGiving program, which is an excellent way to continue your financial support of your Parish during this COVID-19 Pandemic. It is a very quick and easy process. The quickest and most convenient way is to complete the web-based form here. As soon as you click the SEND button, your work is done, without even leaving your home! You may also download a printable authorization form here, and when you have completed the form, you can email it to email@example.com or you can place it in our mail drop-slot, which is located at the top of the stairs, just to the left of the main entrance of our Parish Hall. If you have any questions, please call our Office at 834-4501.
Annual General Meeting
Vestry has reinstated the Church Re-Opening Taskforce Team to develop a COVID safe plan to host our Annual General Meeting (AGM). If approved by Vestry, it will then be forwarded to the Diocese for their review, and hopefully their approval. We will keep you advised of any updates.
All Saints Pastoral Messages
- April 04 - Rev Wayne and Rev Sam Easter Message - Video
- February 16 - Rev Wayne and Rev Sam - Video
- February 10 - Rev Wayne - Letter
Our Alongsider's Team would like to make their current monthly prayer services available to you simply by clicking here.
Click here to view the January 2021edition of the Anglican Journal. It contains a couple of interesting articles regarding transformations within the Church, and the use of digital technology. The Anglican Journal is the national newspaper of the Anglican Church of Canada. Editorially independent, the Journal publishes news, features and opinion related to Anglicanism and religion in Canada and abroad. Click here to view the General Synod Weekly
Frequently Used Links
Rev Wayne's Letters
Rev Sam's Reflections
Bishop Sam's Messages
Primate Linda Nicholls' Messages
New Year's Day Message January 2021