It is with sadness that we share with you that Roger Sorensen has chosen to step down as a deputy warden at this time. We are very grateful to Roger for the time and energy he gave to this ministry. We are especially grateful for all of the work he did on property upkeep and repairs and hope that he will continue to offer his gifts for this important work.
Yoga continues on Zoom, Saturdays at 10 am.The cost is $10 per class. It is our hope that the church will be available again before too long, subject to the health guidelines. Anyone interested may contact Art Holden, for Yogi George.
Our “Sing-at-Home” hymn sing was a successful event in August! Under pandemic circumstances we had to come up with something different this year, and so we did an online hymn sing involving three Wednesday evenings. Thank-you to all who listened to our “Sing-at-Home” videos and sang along at home, and to everyone who dedicated hymns and sent in donations! As of September 1st our “Sing-at-Home” had raised $2710 and all of it goes direct to Trinity Church for ongoing expenses during this unusual time. We are grateful for your wonderful support!
Special thanks to Ellen Cotton, Barb Jones and Bill White who each sang so beautifully on the videos, Rev. Dana who announced the hymns and dedications, and Stewart who recordedand made it available online. If you would like to listen or sing again, all three videos (one singer on each video) are available for replay on Trinity’s Facebook page and on our website. Sincerely, Margaret Schroeder, organist
To knit or not to knit, that is the question. We at Krafty Knitters do not mind if you do or you don’t.
Our Garden Knit and Chat experiment, has been a success. Even last week when the weather was unpredictable. We had arranged an alternative. By parking on the road, it allowed space under our carport should it start raining on us. Fortunately, the rain staved off until 6 pm.
As one of our members says, meeting in your oasis is a lovely change. It is so quiet back there. I don’t know about an oasis, but it often feels like a small park. With the mature trees providing lots of shade. So long as the weather is warm enough. I can make our garden and carport available for our Krafty Knitters. William says “Come and enjoy the wildlife”. He comes out occasionally, with the squirrels and chipmunks.
I for one am not ready to meet indoors yet. Therefore, on the second and fourth Wednesday afternoon you may visit between 2pm and 4pm. Please bring your own chair and drink. Masks would be needed if you need closer contact for instruction or help. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our knitters. Those who made mittens for the seniors at Newmarket Nursing Home. The contributions for baby hats that have gone to Southlake in Newmarket, and Royal Vic in Barrie. Finally, those who made prayer squares for Rev Dana. As Rev Dana keeps telling us the building may be closed but ministry continues. Anne Silvey
2021 Anglican Church Calendar orders are being up to the end of September. $7 per calendar. To order,please contact Margaret, 905 775 7289 or firstname.lastname@example.org For payment you may mail a cheque, or it may be dropped off at Rev. Dana’s Tuesday morning drop-in, 10 am -12 noon (except September 15) or during Wednesday morning office hours (9:30 am-12), or leave it at church on Sunday morning. Please be sure to include your name and mark it “calendar”. Payment may also be made at the time you receive your calendar. Please contact Margaret if you need more details.
Thank you to Margaret Schroeder for organizing and playing for the recent Sing-at-Home Hymn Sing, as well to Ellen Cotton, Barb Jones and Bill White who led the singing and to Stewart Bond who recorded and edited the videos. Thank you as well to Barrie Schroeder who assisted with moving the microphone so we could record the organ more directly.
Thank you to Stewart Bond and Patrick Brandt who have spent many hours running wires and cables so that we can connect the sound system to the computer for the online worship as we transition the mix of in-person and online worship. Thanks to their hard work, we will have input from 3 different sources and be able to hear Rev. Dana, the person reading from the lectern and the challenging one, the organ without other background noise.
Finance Feature for September – With the re-opening of the church, along come additional expenses. PPE items including hand sanitizer, extra masks, and cleaning supplies have been purchased and we will need to continue to have these on hand at all times. There are additional costs involved with cleaning and wiping down of high-touch areas between services, and when meetings are permitted again, after every meeting. Also, some new equipment is required so that we may continue to provide worship services online.
Upcoming events in the Diocese and wider Anglican Community
Annual Outreach Conference goes virtual
On Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., join clergy and lay leaders from across the Diocese for the Annual Outreach Conference, with a keynote address from Bishop Peter Fenty. Workshop topics include justice for migrant workers, dismantling racism, restorative justice, housing initiatives, basic income, Indigenous perspectives on the role of seniors in a community and more. The conference is free of charge and will take place over Zoom. Participants will receive the Zoom link upon registration. Registration will open in early September through the Diocese’s website.
Sisters of St. John the Divine – Online retreats and courses
The Anglican Convent of the Sisters of St. John the Divine in Toronto have a long history of offering retreats and other spiritual nourishment. While the convent and guest house remain closed they have moved their retreats and course online, giving more people the ability to access these wonderful resources. One day retreats are only $30, while some courses which run over a period of days or weeks are $110 and $150. These are courses that would usually be much more expensive and you have access to some wonderfully enriching speakers. For a list of retreats and courses, and more information about them and registration please visit their website – Sisters of St. John the Divine.
Bishop’s Company Dinner becomes Bishop’s Company Cabaret
This is usually the gala of the year for the Diocese, a $175 a plate dinner, speaker and silent auction, instead will be a FREE evening of musical entertainment from artists across the Diocese and a message of hope from Primate Linda Nicholls, on Friday October 16 at 8 p.m. Registration will be available on the Bishop’s Company website in September. You can also learn more about the history and work of Bishop’s Company on their website. Requests for donations will be made throughout the evening. This event is open to everyone! Please feel free to share it with your family, friends and fellow parishioners.
Black Anglicans of Canada and Toronto Urban Native Ministry present series, September 9, 16, and 23
Black Anglicans of Canada and Toronto Urban Native Ministry have partnered to present a series of conversations on anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in Canada. The conversations will take place through Zoom, more information about the event and to register (required) is available here.
The Second Hand Shop will remain closed for the duration of the pandemic. We are unable to accept any donations for the Shop. No one is working in the shop and there is no time frame as yet to when we will start up again. Please DO NOT leave items outside the Church. And if you have a key please DO NOT drop items off inside the Church. We all miss the shop, and look forward to the time when it is safe to open up again. Sheryl and Staff of Trinity’s Second Hand Shop
Many thanks to Stewart Bond, Gary Gill, and Paul and Adam James for mowing and trimming the church lawns all season. Paul and Adam are continuing into September and October too! These dedicated volunteers have saved the church several hundred dollars!
ZOOM is a virtual meeting space with video and audio, and also a dial-in audio-only option.
Rev. Dana has set up her own dedicated meeting room that she can use for all our meetings. For those connecting via telephone, please note these are not toll-free numbers but are Canadian numbers so any Canadian long distance plan will cover them (She tested the first number and it worked for joining the meeting.) Instructions for accessing zoom if you have not used it before are listed below.