Eater Weekend Notification 2021

Hello again,
Today the Ontario government announced that we are going back into Grey status Saturday. The good news is that they also changed the rules for churches and other places of worship. Unlike previous Grey lockdowns, the diocese is allowing us to have services at the new provincial levels. For us that means that the next four Sundays, starting Easter, we have a max of 20 in the pews. Not that we’ve had more than that before, but if we do, we have to ask you to come back. So, with that in mind, Easter Sunday, we will be doing something a little different.
On Easter Sunday, there will still only be two scheduled services, one at 9am without hymns and one at 11am with hymns. It is first come first served. Once we hit 20 we have to shut the doors and ask you to return in two hours. If we happen to have more than 20 ppl show up for the 11pm service, we will then offer a second service with hymns at 1pm.  Please do not plan to make the 1pm your service of choice, it may not happen! It is only if there is an overflow at 11. You might easily show up to find an empty, locked church. Wil+ has no issue adding services every 2 hours after that (w/o music) until everyone gets Easter communion if there is an overflow at the service before.

Tonight and tomorrow have normal restrictions. The service tonight begins at 7:30 and should be posted on-line a little after nine. Friday’s service will be at 10am and will be posted around noon. Easter Day, the service will be posted as soon as possible. Hopefully one hour after the last service ends. People watching our services on-line count to our annual attendance, so make sure you tune in.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call either Wil+ or any of the Wardens.

St. John’s Anglican Church 

Sunday Service – March 28

Hi everyone
Well today we had a problem. Wil’s son Kyle was exposed to Covid; in fact 4 kids in his class have Covid, so he had to be tested. Unfortunately, they still have not received the results back on the test (4 days and counting) so Wil and the Warden’s decided it best for him to stay home today. That meant that communion wasn’t an option, but we did have ante-communion (everything but the Eucharist itself). Wil connected to the church with Zoom and we recorded the call. There are times that the audio from the church is a little shaky but Wil is clear. Hopefully you can hear most of what’s going on.

Let’s hope everything is back to normal by Thursday.
The service can be found here:
The readings and announcements are attached.
Come join us again on Thursday as we celebrate the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday for the Crucifixion.

St. John’s Anglican Church 

Sunday Service-March 21

Hi everyone
Today we celebrate the 5th Sunday in Lent. You Lenten fast is almost over!
The service can be found here:
Music, announcements and readings are attached.
Have a great week as we begin the Spring season. Hopefully we can all get out and enjoy the warmer weather.

St. John’s Anglican Church

Sunday Service – March 7

Hi everyone
Today’s Service is available here:
Attached you will find the readings, announcements and words for the music as well as an ad for A Holocost remembrance service and a fundraising chocolate event for Easter.
Thanks to all that joined us for Vestry today. It was quick and should I say fun to see and talk to everyone.

Have a great week! 

St. John’s Anglican Church 

Easter Chocolates for sale- a fundraiser for the church

We are hoping you might like to order some tasty  Easter Chocolates as a fun-raiser for St. John’s.  These would be ideal gifts for you to share, as well as delicious treats to enjoy at home.  All of these chocolates are gluten- free, and can be specified vegan or dairy-free as an option.  The chocolates are custom-made locally for “The Nutty Chocolatier” shop in Port Perry, and our orders will be individually wrapped and delivered here to St. John’s on the weekend before Easter Sunday, March 27-28.

Please consider giving copies of this order form to any of your neighbours, friends, and relatives who might also like to be involved in this delectable Easter project.

Completed order forms can be put into the church mailbox, or emailed or phoned to Janis Mitchell on or before Sunday, March 21st

Thank you all for your generous support in this endeavor for St. John’s.

Janis Mitchell

Sunday Service – Feb 28

Hi everyone
Today we began live services again so it takes more than an hour to get the recorded version put together and online, The aim is to have it up between two and four each Sunday. We are looking at alternative methods for live streaming but that will take a little investment in equipment including a better camera and a good microphone.

The service is now available on youtube here:
Announcements and readings are attached.

Please remember next week is Vestry. If you think you are going to have issues connecting contact Wil in advance to give it a try.

The following is a note from Klaus Effenberger. It was read by Monica at his funeral and is to the members of the church. It’s unfortunate that COVID made it impossible to attend for many who would have liked to come. I know your thoughts and prayers are with Monica and Dorothy. Anyway, without further adieu…

Hello Everyone,

I want to thank everybody here who has to listen to a long two-hour speech unfortunately I don’t know if I have enough air to have a two-hour speech. I would like to thank everyone here in church, the congregation who had taken in my late son Keith, myself and Monica who has the fortune to read this two-hour speech. I personally feel very much at home here. Unfortunately, I missed a few Sundays and want to thank everyone who has taken us into your church family. This church is my second home. I wish that I had been a little bit younger and a little bit more helpful to the church.

Worship your god and serve only him. – Matthew 4.10
Have a great week and see you at Vestry!

St. John’s Anglican Church 

Sunday Service – Feb 21

Hi everyone
I come bearing good news! The diocese has given us permission to again have live services. This means we will begin allowing 30 people in the church for each Sunday service starting February 28th. Again our service times will be 9am and 11am to allow for cleaning of the church between services. Masks are required and social distancing will be maintained. Of course the 11am service will be recorded and posted to Youtube as soon as possible. We are still hoping to eventually be able to broadcast live at 11, but not yet.

This weeks service is available on Youtube here:
As usual the readings and announcements are attached.

Quick reminder that vestry is in two weeks. If you haven’t seen the package, let us know.

Have a great week in the snow. Stay safe and see you next week..either in person or on the net!

St. John’s Anglican Church 

Ash Wednesday Service

Hi everyone.
I’ve always wondered if Ash Wednesday is attended less than your average Sunday is because people are busy in the week or for some other reason. Well, if you haven’t been to an Ash Wednesday Service in a while, here’s your chance.
The service can be found here:
The readings and weekly prayer list are attached. The service is also attached for those who wish to follow along.

Stay safe and see you Sunday.

St. John’s Anglican Church