Church Service for March 22, 2020

This week’s Sunday Service is online as of 10:30 Today.
This will open St. John’s Youtube page. You can also access it from our Facebook page and webpage. All feedback is welcome as this is our first try and we want to improve going forward. We hope to continue to offer a service every week until we can again celebrate at the church together.
We are working on a way to make communion available safely to everyone after the service but would like to know the interest before moving forward. Please let us know.
Any other suggestions for our new Youtube channel, let us know.
YIC
Wil+

Stay Connected with St. John’s Anglican

Dear St. John’s Family and Friends,

During these uncertain times,  St. John’s Anglican Church, Port Whitby would like to stay connected with you in the following ways:

  • We are launching a new friendship circle for St. Johns which will put small groups of people together to share and collect information weekly (for the time being).  This ministry will connect to our Parish family and friends (including those without computers) by phone.

Please send an email to stjohnsanglicanwhitby@gmail.com  if you are interested in joining one of our many small friendship groups to keep in touch.  Please direct your email to Jersie-Lyn Witter who will be spear-heading this effort.

Rev. Wil plans to update this media channel with Sunday Services and updates as they become available

  • Subscribe to one of our Email groups by sending an email to stjohnsanglicanwhitby@gmail.com and let us know what group you would prefer so that we can promptly add you.

Here is a breakdown of the email subscriptions available:

What we send Christmas &

Easter Only

All Newsletters 

& Select

Announcements

All Emails

For Everything

Do Not Email.

Ever.

Christmas & Easter Newsletter * * *
All Newsletters * *
Death Notices * *
Event Notices * *
Event and Volunteer Information *
Weekly Announcements *

*Please note that these email groups only pertain to the frequency of your e-mail, and does not affect in any way your current membership to our Church or Friendship Circle.

Cancellation of all Services and Gatherings until further notice

As of today, all gatherings at all Anglican churches in the Province of Ontario have been suspended. Every diocese from Huron to Ontario (Kingston) and Niagara to Algoma, including Toronto has been instructed to stop gathering until further notice. This means for the time being there will be no church on Sundays, no Bible Study on Wednesday, no choir practices, no meetings, dinners or coffee times until we are given the go ahead. At this time it appears that I will still be allowed to visit those wishing a visit on a one on one basis but that may not last long either. So if you wish Home Communion during this time, please call me. We will also look at ways to reach out to everyone during this time. We might even try podcasts or weekly prayer mailouts. Hopefully it won’t last more than a few weeks. We will be contacting everyone that doesn’t get email Saturday and letting them know as well.
Please be in prayer for each other and the needs of those around us during this time. Also, please remember that even though we are not having services, the finances needs of the church will continue. It is easy to forget that. It would be helpful if you would consider maintaining your weekly tithe during this hiatus and either hold onto it until we return or mail it into the church.
I have attached a copy of the most recent letter from Bishop Andrew for you to read. Please feel free to contact me or any of the warden’s if you have questions or concerns. I can be reached at (905) 743-0977 or (519) 671-5949 and will return calls as soon as possible.
Yours in Christ
Wil+