Trinity Anglican Church, Bradford

faith filled friendly community church

Church Calendar

Worship service every Sunday with Rev. Dana at 10 am online via Facebook.www.facebook.com/trinitybradford/live/       You do not need to be a member of Facebook to see this.

The Sunday morning service outline can be found on the website under “Virtual Worship”. You can download it from there. There is a new one for September as we are now doing Communion. This will hopefully allow you to follow along and participate more fully.

For Sunday, September 6 please see below, page 6.

Tuesday mornings, 10 am until noon (except September 15) – Rev. Dana’s Drop-in Office. Rev. Dana will be sitting outside the James Street doors (north side) for brief distanced chats, a prayer or blessing and to drop off your offering. **Please note that on Tuesday, September 15 she has a diocesan commitment, and so there will be no Drop-In on that date. But she will be there to greet you on September 8, 22 and 29. Copies of “News from the Pews” and the Sunday morning prayer service outline are available at Drop-In visits. In case of inclement weather, Rev. Dana will be inside those same doors, but cannot invite you in to talk. Remember…..   we still need to maintain appropriate social distancing.

Wednesday, September 2 – Soul Survivors meet via Facebook Chat, 7:30 pm. For anyone affected by cancer or chronic illness. Contact: Gretchen Dewhirst

Thursday, September 3 – Wardens’ meeting downstairs (social distancing), 7:30 pm.

Sunday, September 6 – Rev. Dana, wardens, organist, and a few Advisory Board members will do a soft re-entry worship service in the church (a trial run, so to speak) in preparation for our official partial re-opening the following Sunday, September 13. Stewart will record this service so that you can watch it and participate on Facebook. It will be available to view later as well on Facebook and on our website, so that you can see what services are going to look like when you return. It will be different, but it will still be good!

Sunday, September 6 – The MacGregor Meat and Seafood Sale is on! Parishioners will receive the catalogue and order forms by email. If you need hard copies they are available at the church Tuesday mornings (10 am until noon, with the exception of September 15) or Wednesday mornings from 9:30 am until 12 noon.  We can accept orders up to and including Sunday, September 27. We are unable to accept late orders. Orders will be available for pickup on Thursday, October 1 at 5 pm in our parking lot— in time for Thanksgiving! (Their turkey is delicious!) For delivery to the church, we need to sell 100 boxes. So, please let friends and family know so that they may re-stock their freezers after months of eating at home. For more information please contact Gretchen at (416) 818-9213 or gdewhirst@rogers.com

Wednesday, September 9 – We’re having a Cleaning Bee at 9 am, to get our church building ready for re-opening. Everyone is welcome to come and help, as you are able. The church has not seen the vacuum or a dust cloth since the closure in March! Please wear a mask and bring your own cleaning products, cloths etc. to avoid handling one another’s supplies.

Sunday, September 13 – Trinity Church officially re-opens! Necessary protocols will be adhered to as required by the diocese and public health. A limited number of parishioners can be accommodated at any one service, but we are arranging to take turns. To attend, one needs to register in advance, and arrive at the church early beginning at 9:40 am to be checked in. Rev. Dana and the wardens have been working and thinking hard, and planning carefully to ensure that we return to a safe environment and that things will run as smoothly as possible — please see more below.

Tuesday, September 22 – Study Group will resume at 7:30 pm on Zoom. Our first study will be “Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Land, Strong Hearts”, a powerful film from the Anglican Church of Canada. If you want to gain a better understanding of Indigenous-Settlers (most of us) relationships this a great place to start. We will watch and discuss this film over the course of 4 weeks. The first evening will be in our usual Zoom meeting room. The remaining evenings will be announced.

Tuesday, September 23 – Advisory Board meeting on Zoom, at 7:00 pm.

Saturday September 26 11 am to noon. Ladies Coffee Break Outdoor Drop-in, weather permitting. Ladies are invited to bring their own chair and beverage and/or snack (sorry no sharing food or drink yet), and join us on the south patio of the church to catch up and visit. 

Sunday, September 27 – Orders for MacGregor Meat and Seafood sale must be returned by this date. Please note that we are unable to accept any late orders after this date.

Thursday, October 1 – MacGregor Meat orders will be delivered to Trinity’s parking lot. Please come to our parking lot at 5 pm to pick up your order. 

Saturday, October 3 – Fall garden tidy-up, 9 am. Volunteers are asked to bring a mask, keep social distancing, and bring their own tools to minimize handling of items. Everyone welcome! Please come and do what you can.

Sunday, October 4 – Blessing of the Animals. This is will be a drop-in from 1 to 2 pm on the south steps.

Saturday October 24 – First Virtual Outreach Conference, “No One is Disposable” – 

The theme “No One is Disposable” highlights the fact that while our society treats many people (especially those marginalized by poverty, homelessness, racial or ethnic origin, age, disability, or criminal record) as disposable, Jesus calls us to build up communities where each individual has worth and dignity.

The keynote speaker will be Bishop Peter Fenty, who will be retiring as Area Bishop for York-Simcoe on November 30, 2020, so this is one of your last chances to hear Bishop Peter speak. Bishop Peter brings a wealth of experience to this topic having served on the Diocesan Intercultural Ministry Committee, the Planning Committee for the annual Diocesan Black History Month Service, and past chair of the Partners in Mission and Social Justice Committee of the Anglican Church of Canada. His commitment to the loving, liberating, and life-giving reign of God runs deep, and we will be blessed to hear from him.  

While they are still in the process of finalizing workshops for the event, those that have been confirmed so far include sessions on justice for migrant workers, dismantling racism, restorative justice housing initiatives, and more. Registration will open in early September through the Diocesan website.  As it is a virtual event, we are offering it free of charge; however, donations to offset the cost of honoraria will be gratefully accepted.  All are welcome! More information to come. 

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