FOR GENERAL SYNOD
The Bishops of the Diocese of Toronto have called for our prayers for the upcoming General Synod, which takes place in Vancouver from July 10-17. You can see the official Pastoral Statement here. In your daily prayers, please remember the clergy and lay members of the national Synod as they consider such matters as the election of a new Primate, the future of Indigenous self-determination in the Anglican Church of Canada, and the second reading of the motion for changes to the marriage canon (Canon XXI) regarding same-sex marriage.
Pray for the harmony and unity of the Church, both local and global.
Pray for wisdom and insight for the delegates from the Diocese of Toronto.
Pray that guided by the Holy Spirit, Synod may seek the will of Christ.
Pray that all of us will come to love one another more deeply, be known for our humility and grace, and shine as lights of Christ’s reconciling hope.
FOR ALL SAINTS AND THE SEARCH FOR A NEW INCUMBENT
At All Saints, we have entered into a season of transition, having said good-bye to Molly and Stephen and welcomed the Rev. Geoff Lloyd as our interim priest. Our parish selection committee (PSC), a group of 8 individuals representative of our congregation, is now in the process of discerning who we are as a parish, what we hope to achieve as church in the next few years, and what individual God is preparing to be our Incumbent in the near future. As the PSC does its work and we continue to engage in ministry and outreach here at All Saints, let us uphold our parish and the PSC process in weekly prayer:
Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 29:11-13
Prayer Prompt: Pray for the search committee and the congregation to hope in God knowing that God is in control of the church’s future.