Summer Notices 2021
Good day dear friends,
As we enter the restful summer season at the tail end of a global pandemic, we can do so with a rising sense of hope for our future. By the end of the summer most of the people in Newfoundland and Labrador will have had their second Covid vaccine shot. With that, my hope is that we will see a continued lessening of restrictions, and that we may be closer to pre-covid societal norms in the early fall. I am so looking forward to the community of faith being able to gather without masks or physical distancing. I am so looking forward to expanding our in person social gatherings. I am so looking forward to maybe shaking a hand or offering a hug. I am so looking forward to seeing more of you again. In the meantime, keep the faith, say your prayers, participate in church, love your neighbor, love the one life that we all share in, Christ.
Our Annual Sunshine Campaign has a special envelope in your box of Offering Envelopes, or easier and more importantly, you can eTransfer at firstname.lastname@example.org. The wardens and vestry are asking that you give an extra donation this summer, over and above what you normally give. This is to help us meet our ongoing financial commitments over the slower summer months.
During the month of July, Deacon Gladys will be responsible for all liturgical and pastoral needs in the parish, and Deanna Spicer, the Rector’s Warden, is responsible for all building and administrative issue.
Because of Covid 19 restrictions and limited human resources, there be no outdoor Flower Services this year. Instead, we will have a Memorial Flower Liturgy at the Resurrection on Sunday, August 15 at 11am. You are encourage to go from the liturgy to the various graveyards to lay flowers.
To celebrate Father Gerald’s 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood, the Parish Players will be offering a special Dinner Theatre on Saturday, 25 September. The intent will be to have some fun reflecting back over 25 years of ordained ministry. This event will be at the Lion’s Club Bay Roberts, and with current Covid restrictions, tickets will be limited to 150. Contact Dean 680-3497 or Deanna Spicer 589-5340 for tickets.
The Annual meeting for both 2019 and 2020 will take place in early October.
Register for in person Sunday Liturgy at www.anglicanresurrection.com
Offerings can be dropped off at the Emmaus Cafe on Wednesdays between 1 and 3pm.
Please financially support your faith community with eTransfer at email@example.com; or sign up for auto deposit; put your offering in the mail (Box 142 South River, A0A 3W0)
Summer Ministries at the Resurrection:
Sunday Liturgy in person at 11am and on Facebook and Youtube.
Sunday AA Zoom at 8pm.
Tuesday Bereavement Support: the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12:30pm.
Tuesday NA in person at 8pm.
Wednesday Emmaus Cafe Drop Off from 1-3pm.
Thursday AA at 8pm in person.
Saturday Curb Side Breakfast 3rd Saturday of each month, 8-11am.
Addictions Support at the Resurrection (with Covid Protocols in place):
NA Meetings on Tuesday nights in the Emmaus Cafe at 8pm.
AA Meetings on Thursday nights in the Oratory at 8pm.
AA is available on Zoom on Sunday nights at 8pm. The Zoom link is below.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 880 1009 7895
If you or someone you know is interested in any of these support programs, simply come along, or for more info, contact Father Gerald.
Bereavement Support (in person) meets at the
Resurrection on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12:30.
To pre-register contact Deacon Gladys Harvey at
Father Richard Rohr is a contemporary leader in the
deepening faith and spiritual practice movement through
out the Christian church. If you would like a little more
help and encouragement in deepening your own faith
and spiritual practice, in addition to what is available in
our parish, go to www.cac.org, and at the top of that
page, subscribe to Father Richard’s daily e-mails. I
highly recommend it.
When making your wills, please remember the Parish of the Resurrection.
With reference to the Coronavirus, and any infectious disease, prevention is the best approach to protection. Individuals are advised to take precautions around general hygiene and public health. Clean, Cover and Contain is the recommended approach.
Clean: wash hands regularly with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
Cover: use a tissue or arm to cover coughs and sneezes as opposed to the hands which frequently touch other surfaces and people.
Contain: individuals with influenza-like symptoms should stay at home to minimize contact with others and to treat the symptoms of the illness.
“Come and see” (John 1:39). Remember to pray about and encourage your family and friends to share in our community of faith.