Your wardens, along with Fr. Geoff and the Pastoral Care team, continue to meet weekly via video and phone to see how we can best serve the needs of our parish community in these difficult times. We will continue to send updates via email and post information on the All Saints’ Facebook page and parish website.
Many thanks to Arleane Ralph for creating a new page on our website labelled Together Apart. Here you will find a weekly Sunday service prepared by Fr. Geoff for you to follow at home, on-line prayer and worship resources, etc.
If you would like to be added to our email list, there is now a link to the email sign up form on the Together Apart page on the website. Thanks to the magic of our web designer, if you complete it you will automatically be added to the mailing list.
If you are interested in signing up for auto-debit (even temporarily in these troubled times), a pre-authorized giving form will soon be available, also on our Together Apart webpage. Despite the many closures, the bills still find their way into our mailbox. Thank you to the many folks who have donated via the website “donate button” or who have mailed a cheque.
We are working hard to keep our parish family connected and exploring ways to see if we can live stream services on Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Watch this space for more information. We are also reviewing the parish lists to see who among our parish family may be isolated and in need of a friendly phone call or someone to shop for them.
There is always good news and kindness amongst all the negatives. Our Deacon’s Cupboard food bank is continuing to operate thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers (with new procedures in place to keep both volunteers and clients safe.) And just the other day the Salvation Army told us they had “a few things for your foodbank.” Well, the “few things” completely filled Roy’s truck! Don’t forget, if you want to donate to the food bank, we are having a “drive though” donation day on April 8th between 10 and noon. Come to the parking lot, pop your trunk and a volunteer will take your donation.
Blessings to all. Keep the Faith. Wash your Hands. Pray for each other.
Your wardens, Roy, Sheila, Tim and Karen