Reign of Christ Sunday
Sunday November 22, 2020
• Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 • Psalm 100 • Ephesians 1:15-23 • Matthew 25:31-46
Lockdown #2: On Friday, the College of Bishops informed us that the church will be closed for in-person services over the next 28 days. This means that there will be no in-person worship on Wednesdays or Sundays from November 23rd to December 21st, 2020. Please watch for updates and information on our parish website, as well as continue to find your online worship links in the NEWs section each week. This is difficult news for so many of us, but we will continue to be faithful and faith-filled as we patiently wait for the time when it is safe for us to be together again as a church family.
The 2020 Advent Gift Tree: Please arrange to bring your unwrapped gift to the before December 11 with Rev. Kathy. Gifts should be age-appropriate for a boy or girl, gift cards for high school-aged kids. Can’t get to the store? Let Rev. Kathy know and she’ll do the purchasing.
Avgen Gift Cards: Order forms and deposits are due today. You are welcome to leave your money and orders on the collection plate or with the office. Please stay tuned for pick-up details.
Survey: Our thanks to those of you who have already completed your Christmas Survey, we’ve received a healthy number of returns and this will help us determine how many services we will be offering on Christmas Eve, as well as how these services will be offered, virtually or in-person.
Advent Conspiracy: Registration for our online Advent Study, the “Advent Conspiracy” will open next week. The Advent Conspiracy seems to come at a very appropriate time. We love our traditions, and we love being able to spend time over a meal with our loved ones. This probably won’t happen this year, which is sad news for many of us. The Advent Conspiracy offers us a way to re-focus and re-discover what we really need as opposed to what we think we want. Our journey to Christmas this year may just offer us a way to turn what could be a depressing Christmas into a joy-filled experience because God is among us. Stay tuned for details!
Giving Tuesday: As many of you know, there’s a new way we can choose to respond to the massive consumerism that takes place on American Thanksgiving with Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. It’s called “Giving Tuesday!” This year, we are going to ride the wave of giving back to those in our community who need assistance, especially during Covid-tide. On Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, we encourage you to help us give "The Gift of Groceries" to the 5.6 million Canadians facing food insecurity in our Country, through a local charity we’ve supported in the past, Second Harvest. Whatever amount you choose to give to the church on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, will be forwarded to Second Harvest to combat food insecurity in our very own community. So, please use our website to give online, mail in your cheque, clearly mark your contribution and give generously with a joyful heart.
Peace, love & laughter,