NOTICES AT A GLANCE - more details below
1. Sunday service Zoom link
2. Sunday evening outdoor services
3. Children's program in the summer
4. Service videos
5. Lucy on vacation
6. Kneeler cushions survey
7. Learning resources
9. Event series explores reconciliation
10. Special Services on September 12, St. Aidan’s Day
AND NOW THE DETAILS:
1. Sunday Service Zoom Link
To join our Sunday service on Zoom at 9:30 am just click on this link and follow the prompts:
To join by telephone: 647-374-4685
Meeting ID: 821 4380 0478
No passcode required.
Please note: This Sunday (Aug 22) and for August 29 and September 5 the Zoom link is different – see above.
2. Sunday Evening Outdoor Services
On Sunday evenings we are holding an outdoor eucharist with Bible study at 7 pm. We meet at the back of the Claremont School property, behind the hall. Go down the driveway to the S end of the school building on Silver Birch Ave, pass through the wooden gate at the end, and turn right to enter the zone between the hall and the Willow lands. Seating is under a canopy, and all COVID-19 safety protocols are followed.
3. Children's Program in the Summer
Here is the link to this week's Kid Vid. https://youtube.com/channel/UCsCtbIKxE4T1Jsviq53ps3w. The video will go live at 9:00 am.
4. Service Videos on Website and YouTube
We are recording our Sunday morning service each week, for those unable to attend it live. Look for it on the church website here: https://www.staidansinthebeach.com/services/pages/virtual-services, or on YouTube by searching St Aidan's in the Beach Sunday Service.
5. Lucy on Vacation
Lucy will be taking her vacation from Monday August 16 to Tuesday September 7. In a pastoral emergency please contact the Rev. Jeff Nowers at 647-784-5561 (call or text).
On the three Sundays that Lucy is away Jeff will be hosting the Zoom services, so please use the new link as noted above.
6. Kneeler Cushion Survey
As we prepare for reopening we would like to get an idea of how many people will use kneeler cushions during services. The new pews will not have kneelers attached, instead cushions will be stored at the back of the church and will be picked up by parishioners on entry. Please reply to this email if you WOULD USE these cushions and specify if you usually attend the 8:30 or 10:30 service.
7. Learning Resources
Did you know that we have an extensive list of books and other learning resources on our church website? Take a look here:
Your regular offerings support the mission and ministry of St Aidan's, and we thank you. Here's how to make a donation:
9. Event Series Explores Reconciliation
The deacons of the Parkdale-West Toronto Deanery and York-Credit Valley present the second season of “A Reconciliation Walk,” a series of conversations that aims to be open to the voices of Indigenous people through stories, movies and discussions and guide participants in genuine reconciliation. This year’s theme is “Every Child Matters.” The first event will take place on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. with a discussion of the film We Were Children. Registration will open in late August. The other dates in the series are Oct. 14, Nov. 4, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10.
10. SPECIAL SERVICES ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12 FOR ST AIDAN'S DAY
There will be three services on September 12 as we celebrate our patron St Aidan:
Zoom service as usual at 9:30 am
Meeting ID is 894 5854 0617
Outdoor family service and picnic in front of the school at 11:30 am
We will gather on the school grounds on Silver Birch, and sit in family bubbles for a fun short service with musicians and singers, followed by a picnic. Chairs will be provided, but please bring a blanket if you prefer to sit on the ground, and bring your own food.
All are welcome, whether families, couples or singles.
Outdoor eucharist behind the school hall at 7 pm
Our usual evening eucharist will be celebrated under a canopy behind the school. Parking is available in the laneway off Silver Birch.