THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
ONLINE AND IN-PERSON SERVICE OF CHORAL EUCHARIST
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 @ 10 AM
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Welcome to this service of Choral Eucharist on The Feast of the Baptism of our Lord. On this day, we are invited to not only think about the baptism of the Lord Jesus, but also our own baptism and what it means to us as we live out a life of discipleship.
- Bishop Patrick Yu has graciously accepted our invitation to cover priestly services while Rev. Andrea is away on sabbath leave this coming May. As many of you know, Bishop Patrick served as Rector of St. Timothy’s for a number of years and has a great knowledge and love for this parish. We’ll be thrilled to have him with us.
- Today, just before the sharing of the Peace, we will be dedicating and blessing 20 new anthem books and 20 new sheets of music for the choir. This music was provided to us as a gift from Jane Martin, before Covid began, in celebration and remembrance of her husband, Bill Martin, who adored singing in the St. Timothy’s Church Choir.
- The Outreach Committee appreciates your generous response to the Advent Gift Tree. We raised $960.00 in gift cards which are distributed very carefully throughout the year to those in need in our local community. We also appreciate your generous response to our Reverse Advent Calendar Food Drive. Your many gifts of non-perishable food will be given to a local food bank.
- The College of Bishops have approved the Social Vestry Motion for 2023, which addresses the issue of abysmally low social assistance rates in Ontario. To live on social assistance in Ontario is to live in increasingly deep poverty. You are encouraged to learn more about this from the Diocesan website at www.toronto.anglican.ca. The Vestry Motion was posted in your most recent E-blast.