The days are getting longer; robins and finches, daffodils and tulips and the ubiquitous dandelion are announcing springs arrival.
At St. James we are looking forward to the time when we can gather again. However, since we do not know when that will be, we continue to worship virtually.
On Wednesday mornings at 9:00 we live-stream a service of Morning Prayer from the rectory.
On Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM, we live-stream a service of the Word (that is, the service of Holy Eucharist without the Eucharist) from the church. This service is taken from the Book of Alternative Services, an electronic copy of which can be accessed at this link: https://www.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/BAS.pdf
This is also from the website of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Our bishops in the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, of which the Diocese of Toronto is a part, have asked that we fast from the Eucharist until we are able to participate together as the church gathered. For this reason, we will celebrate the Eucharist, then, when we are able to once again gather as a parish family.
All are welcome to join us for our services and we extend a warm welcome to any newcomers or those who are not normally able to worship with us on Sundays or on Wednesdays. We pray that our services are a blessing for you and that our times of worship refresh and restore you in your days’ activities.
Our sincere thanks to all who have continued their financial support of our parish; we are grateful that your contributions have helped us to be able to continue the work of the church in our community. We ask that you would continue to remember us financially and in your prayers.
March 27, 2020
The churches continue to be closed with services suspended and as Holy Week and Easter approach, many of you will have questions as to how we are to worship during this time.
To help in that regard, I will be live-streaming on Facebook services of Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer at 9:00 in the morning on April 1, 2 and 3 and again on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020. These services will then be posted on this website for those of you who are not on Facebook. Please join us if you can.
I also encourage you to continue to pray for the church, for the world and for one another during this time when prayer is so needed. In our efforts to stay connected, there is comfort in knowing that we are praying together.
“Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
March 15, 2020
- Please note that all services are temporarily suspended until further notice.