Trinity Sunday Drive-In Service – Morning Prayer

Trinity Sunday Drive-In Service of Worship: Morning Prayer:

One of the ways that some communities of faith have found to gather to celebrate their faith and to worship is by holding drive-in services. (See this link for exemption from gathering in groups of 5 or less https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/what-it-means-for-nova-scotians/) The rainy weather this weekend has caused us to postpone our planned drive in service. So we are planning to hold a drive-in Morning Prayer & Rogation Blessing for our gardens for the season on Trinity Sunday, June 07 at 11AM in the Saint Cuthbert parking lot. Greeters will be on hand to direct parking so that physical distancing is respected, vehicle safety is ensured and visibility of the service to all is prioritized.

The time of the service has been moved to 11 AM in order that the sun have a little more time to warm things up or burn off any wisps of fog. The audio equipment cannot be set outdoors in rain or damp weather, so we will be watching the weather forecast during the week. If the forecast is for rain, we will cancel on Thursday or Friday and let you know then. If the weather is not good just on that morning, an email will be sent and our service cancellation telephone tree will be activated.

Once we are fairly certain the weather will cooperate (Thursday or Friday), we will send an official invitation with the information you will need. In case of cancellation and for all who cannot participate in the drive-in, the service will be available as usual in print at the rectory, by email and on line on our website. Hope to see many of you next week… and if not then very soon!

 

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This Sunday in the Parish of Blandford

The Day of Pentecost

May 24

Public Services Cancelled – Called to Worship in our Own Homes – Sunday Bulletin – Scroll Down.

Parish of Blandford

Aspotogan Peninsula, Municipality of Chester, Nova Scotia

Striving to be a Christian Community

of Worship, Welcome and Care.

If you know someone who cannot access this document on line, print it for them or pick one up at the rectory. Please Remember – if you are concerned about transmission of the virus on surfaces: Wash or sanitize your hands before handling the document. I will be doing so as I print them.

Praying together at Home

May 31, 2020

Contact Information: Telephone: (902)228-2761, Email: ministry@parishofblandford.ca, Website: parishofblandford.ca

Rector: Reverend Louis Quennelle, Rector, Phone: (902)521-5169, E-mail: louisq@eastlink.ca

Our Wardens: All Saints: Malcolm Boutilier (902)228-2961, St. Cuthbert: Ken Miller, (902)204-1000, Saint Barnabas: Claudia Zinck (902)228-2091

Being a Parish & Being Church!

The COVID19 social distancing and self isolation measures prevent many of us from being together physically, but we are together in Christ and in our Journey of Faith through Lent. We continue to care for one another and help each other as we are able. If you know someone who is stuck in their home and can’t even go for a walk – call, say hello. It’s that simple. It’s caring. It’s love!

Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

Anglican Church of Canada

Diocesan Prayer Partner: King’s College Chapel

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: St. James’, Armdale, Nova Scotia The Reverend Katie Taylor-Flynn; St. George’s, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Reverend Nicholas Hatt

The Rev. Canon Peter Harris, Honorary Assistant; St. Margaret of Scotland, Halifax, Nova ScotiaThe Reverend Canon Charles Bull and Michelle

Anglican/Lutheran Cycle of Prayer: ACC – Bishops Andrew Asbil, Peter Fenty, Riscylla Walsh-Shaw, Kevin Robertson, Jenny Andison, the clergy and people of the Diocese of Toronto; ELCIC – The Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute in Outlook Saskatchewan

The Day of Pentecost – Morning Prayer

Opening Prayers:

Lord, open our lips, And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

O God, make speed to save us. O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed: O come, let us worship.

Christ our Passover: 1 Corinthians 5.7–8; Romans 6.9–11; 1 Corinthians 15.20–22 Alleluia! Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us; therefore let us keep the feast, Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia!

Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So also consider yourselves dead to sin, and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia!

Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia!

Alleluia! The Spirit of the Lord renews the face of the earth: O come, let us worship

Collect: God of wind and flame, send your life-giving Spirit upon your people: give fire to our words, strength to our witness and boldness to our proclamation of your wondrous work in Christ; who, with you and the Spirit, lives and reigns now and for ever. Amen. Opening Prayers(1997) alt.

First Reading: A READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS. When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs – in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.” But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'” ACTS 2:1-21

Psalm: O Lord, how manifold are your works! in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Yonder is the great and wide sea with its living things too many to number, creatures both small and great.

There move the ships, and there is that Leviathan, which you have made for the sport of it. All of them look to you to give them their food in due season. You give it to them; they gather it; you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.

You hide your face, and they are terrified; you take away their breath, and they die and return to their dust. You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; and so you renew the face of the earth.

May the glory of the Lord endure for ever; may the Lord rejoice in all his works. He looks at the earth and it trembles; he touches the mountains and they smoke.

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will praise my God while I have my being. May these words of mine please him; I will rejoice in the Lord. Bless the Lord, O my soul. Hallelujah! PSALM 104:25-35, 37

Second Reading: A READING FROM THE FIRST LETTER OF PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS. No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses. For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. CORINTHIANS 12:3B-13

Gospel: THE HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO JOHN. When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” JOHN 20:19-23

Apostle’s Creed: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

We pray for our needs and the needs of the world

Filled with the Holy Spirit, let us offer prayers to God for the needs, concerns, and hopes of the whole human family saying, Alleluia! Hear our prayer.

For the Church: especially for Ron our archbishop, that in the power of the Spirit we may be signs of God’s love, joy, and peace. Alleluia! Hear our prayer.

For the family of the Parish iof Blandford, that grace to love in the truth that the Spirit of God will lead us to more perfect forgiveness and a greater understanding of who we are and of what God is asking of us. Alleluia! Hear our prayer.

For all who seek peace, that God will break the hatred in human hearts, end violence and establish a season of peace in places of conflict. Alleluia! Hear our prayer.

For all those who must make difficult decisions about safety and health, that in this uncertain time we may be driven, guided, and directed by God’s Spirit of love that always seeks the good and welfare of others. Alleluia! Hear our prayer.

For those for whom we ought to pray: those who suffer from hunger, who are refugees, who are alone and who are ill, especially those who suffer from the Covid 19 virus, that they may be helped through our efforts and comforted & strengthened by God’s life-giving Spirit. Alleluia! Hear our prayer.

For those who have died, that they may find rest and peace in God’s presence for ever. For those who mourn them, often in isolation from family and friends, we pray. Alleluia! Hear our prayer.

Blessed are you, O God, who sends us the Spirit of truth. Hear the prayers we offer this day and let your Holy Spirit kindle in us the welcome fire of your love, that we who are many may be one body, serving the world in your name, through Jesus Christ the Risen One, in the power of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Prayer of Offering: Giver of life, receive all we offer you this day. Let the Spirit you bestow on your Church continue to work in the world through the hearts of all who believe. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

As our Saviour taught us, let us pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.

Let us live in peace to love and serve the Lord in the Joy of the Resurrection. Alleluia! Thanks be to God! Alleluia! +

Our Life Continues in the Parish of Blandford

Trinity Sunday Drive-In Service of Worship: Morning Prayer: One of the ways that some communities of faith have found to gather to celebrate their faith and to worship is by holding drive-in services. (See this link for exemption from gathering in groups of 5 or less https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/what-it-means-for-nova-scotians/) The rainy weather this weekend has caused us to postpone our planned drive in service. So we are planning to hold a drive-in Morning Prayer & Rogation Blessing for our gardens for the season on Trinity Sunday, June 07 at 11AM in the Saint Cuthbert parking lot. Greeters will be on hand to direct parking so that physical distancing is respected, vehicle safety is ensured and visibility of the service to all is prioritized.

The time of the service has been moved to 11 AM in order that the sun have a little more time to warm things up or burn off any wisps of fog. The audio equipment cannot be set outdoors in rain or damp weather, so we will be watching the weather forecast during the week. If the forecast is for rain, we will cancel on Thursday or Friday and let you know then. If the weather is not good just on that morning, an email will be sent and our service cancellation telephone tree will be activated.

Once we are fairly certain the weather will cooperate (Thursday or Friday), we will send an official invitation with the information you will need. In case of cancellation and for all who cannot participate in the drive-in, the service will be available as usual in print at the rectory, by email and on line on our website. Hope to see many of you next week… and if not then very soon!

Future Services & Other Parish Events: All Parish Events are cancelled until the end of May. We continue to encourage each other to worship together in our own homes on Sunday Morning at 10 am .

Continued Parish Contact During COVID 19 Restrictions: Many of you do not have internet and so do not always get notification of news and changes with regard to our Parish community. We recognize this and are trying to correct it. Thank-you to Diane Langley & Hanni Taylor for agreeing to organize a Telephone tree which will specifically call to let people know of any news which is sent out by email or on our website during this time of restricted personal contact. A list of the people who we know do not have internet access has been compiled. If you know of anyone who should be on that list, please call and leave their name and number on the parish phone or email Rev. Louis. If their name is not on the list, it will be added on.

Bible Study & Reflection: Next Sunday’s Readings (Trinity Sunday): GENESIS 1:1-2:4A; PSALM 8; 2 CORINTHIANS 13:11-13; MATTHEW 28:16-20

Pastoral Presence during Uncertain Times: Rev. Louis is continuing to try to contact by phone especially those who have no internet access. If you know anyone who would like a telephone call from Rev. Louis, please contact him by e-mail or phone. Rev. Louis will in the parish this week on Thursday & Friday.

Our Lenten Offering: This year our Parish will make it’s special focus for Lent the Blandford Community Centre & Ocean Swells Community Centre. Donations will be divided equally between the two Centers. Please indicate “Our Lenten Offering” with your donation. Today is the last day we will officially be collecting for the community centers. Please be mindful that they will continue to need our support in the future

How you can continue to contribute to the parish at this time: Checkout our website (parishofblandford.ca) or contact Rev. Louis for different options available.


Food Bank Donations: For those of you wishing to continue to make donations to our local food bank (Chester) here is a list of the items that they are in most need of at this time- Pasta Sauce, Crackers, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Veggies, Rolled oats, Cereal, Hand Soap, Shampoo, Juices. They can be dropped off as you do your shopping at The Independent Store, Chester or at Jeff Hogue’s Auto, East River.

 

Rector’s Reflection

The Day of Pentecost

May 31, 2020

A Reflection on Today’s Scripture

A Pentecost  Message

“Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” (John 20:23)

What does this mean? Over the 2000 years of Christian faith these words have been interpreted in many ways. Today, I’d like to speak about how forgiveness and the Spirit of God go hand in hand.

It seems obvious when we read this line from the Gospel that Jesus is giving his followers – his apprentices, the authority to forgive sins. In terms of the Jewish faith that they had practiced until then, they had been taught that sins and the need for forgiveness among human beings was more important than sins against God. Why was this? It was because then, as now, it was known that God is perfect in forgiveness and has infinite mercy. We, flawed human beings, are not quite as perfect. We know we should forgive. (As the pollsters say – this statement is true 19 times out of twenty with a 5% margin of error!) Even if were were to strive for forgiveness each time we are sinned against, we know we are not able to let go of the sin perfectly. How often it is true that when we forgive someone, it takes a long time, if ever, not to be a little resentful or a little hurt when we think about it – even if we have mainly put it behind us.

Making up with each other, especially long term, hurts. Giving up grudges is hard work, but the gift that our faith in Jesus says that we are given this day is the Spirit of God. It is the Spirit of perfect forgiveness. Like most gifts worth getting, it is not something we can do flawlessly the first time we try to use it. It is something that we get better at the more we practice it. If we don’t practice this gift of God’s Spirit, if we do not release others by forgiving them, the sins are also retained within ourselves. We are held by them, imprisoned by them. The Spirit of God gives us the authority and the strength to release others and ourselves from that imprisonment.

At times, it is hard for us to understand and to believe in (or even to want to believe in) forgiveness for some of the most terrible things that have been done. In the end, without excuses, even while recognizing that what was done was terrible, forgiveness can release both from the power of the crime. Jesus on the cross says “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34. He has been subjected to the most horrible crime. Innocent of any wrongdoing, tortured, suffered uncalled for indignities and now ready for his execution he is filled with the Spirit of God. He has the strength, the authority, and the compassion to forgive. He releases those who have sinned against him. In that perfect forgiveness, in choosing not to retain, he also is released completely – even from death. Forgiveness is always life-giving. Perfect forgiveness gives life even over death. It’s a tough thing to do – that’s why we celebrate today the Gift of the Spirit that allows us to begin to work on it!

Louis+

 

 

How you can continue to contribute to the parish at this time

You can continue to contribute to the parish in any of these ways:

Your contribution may be dropped off at the home of Brian & Anne Stott (5480 – Hwy #329).

On Line Banking: If you use on line banking, you may now deposit money directly to the Parish of Blandford Chequing Account.  Simply send the donation to the following email address – treasurer@parishofblandford.ca. This email address is linked to the parish account. The money will automatically be deposited to the parish account. If you have a parish envelope linked to your name, please include the envelope number in the message section. Your donation will be registered with that envelope number. If you do not have a parish envelope, you can indicate if you wish to register the donation to a particular church for accounting purposes only. If you do not indicate a particular church, the donation will be registered to the Parish of Blandford. Your particular financial institution may require additional security steps.  Please follow the procedures as they  indicate.

Pre Authorized Remittance: The Diocese offers the opportunity for you to make financial offerings to your parish directly from your bank account. If you want more information on this process and how to sign up for it, please contact Tammy Cummins – tcummins@nspei.ca If you do not have an email and wish to speak to Tammy about this option – with your permission, Rev. Louis will forward your phone number to her & she will call you.

Parish Ministries during COVID19 Outbreak

Parish of Blandford.

Parish Ministry During COVID19 Corona Virus Outbreak

  1. All parish Liturgical services, group studies & meetings are cancelled until AT LEAST Palm Sunday, April 05.
  2. Notification will be given by or before Friday April 3 concerning  Palm Sunday & Holy Week services.
  3. Reverend Louis will be available Friday afternoons from 1 – 5pm at the rectory and as needed on an ‘on call’ basis. (Email: ministry@parishofblandford.ca, Phone: 902-521-5169)
  4. If you wish to meet with Rev. Louis individually, that is certainly possible.  Personal meeting procedures will follow the most Current Public Health Guidelines.
  5. The Sunday Bulletin with the week’s Scripture Readings, Parish News, Prayer Intentions, and a weekly Reflection from Rev. Louis will be available as of 5PM, Fridays in the Porch at the Rectory (#4821 – Hwy 329) and on the parish website (parishofblandford.ca). It will also be sent out to the regular email list.
  6. Copies of Archbishop Ron Cutler’s latest letter will be in the Rectory Porch.
  7. As you may remember, some services were cancelled earlier this winter and attendance at others was reduced by poor road conditions.  As a consequence of these cancellations, parish contributions are down significantly for the first two months of the year. With at least 2 more weeks’ services cancelled, this is likely to continue for the month of March .  Please remember that whether services happen on Sunday or not, most parish expenses do not change.  Your contribution is important to the continued ministries of our parish.  You can drop off your contribution to the Home of Brian and Anne Stott, at the Rectory or to one of our Parish wardens.
  8. If you have any neighbours, friends, or family members in the parish who do not have internet access please pass on this information to them and ask them if they would like any of these items dropped off at their home.
God Bless you and keep you all safe and healthy during this difficult time.

Louis +

Rector, Parish of Blandford

Doctrine of Discovery – Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts

Truth & Reconciliation, another beginning –Postponed Until Further Notice

For more than three decades, the Anglican Church of Canada has been on a journey of listening, truth-telling, repentance and healing with Indigenous Peoples, both within and outside the church. There is an urgent need for further healing and justice-seeking across the land, and we all have a role to play. (From the introduction to The Reconciliation Toolkit on the Anglican Church of Canada website)

The Parish of Blandford hopes to provide the opportunity for us to begin to study and reflect on the “Truth” part of Truth & Reconciliation using the documentary film:

Doctrine of Discovery, Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts

Doctrine of Discovery, Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts” is a challenging, truthful documentary. It is meant to educate people on the Doctrine and create an awareness of its legacy. We will reflect on this documentary using a prepared study guide in order to allow us an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the subject of the video. At the first session, the video will be viewed in its entirety (67 minutes) and then broken down into discussion and reflection by chapter at the following sessions. If there are topics which stimulate more discussion and require more time, we will not rush through just to cover the material for that evening. If necessary additional sessions will be scheduled for after Easter.

Prayer and scripture that speaks to the concerns which are raised by the documentary will be included as part of the study. The message is important and will give understanding to the current state of Indigenous affairs on Turtle Island or North America. Understanding the Doctrine of Discovery and its manifestations are important as we strive for reconciliation.

The video was produced by the Rev. Canon Virginia “Ginny” Doctor, Mohawk from the Six Nations and the indigenous ministries coordinator for the Anglican Church of Canada. It is presented from a Christian perspective in the Anglican Tradition but is for anyone.

When: To Be Announced AFTER COVID19 restrictions have been lifted.                           Where: Parish Rectory

Please contact Rev. Louis by phone at 902-228-2761 or by email at ministry@parishofblandford.ca if you are interested in participating.

Christmas Schedule 2019

Services for the Christmas Season – 2019

December 08

Second Sunday of Advent Holy Eucharist at All Saints, 10am

December 15

Third Sunday of Advent Holy Eucharist at Saint Cuthbert, Ocean Swells, 10 am

December 22

Service of Advent Lessons and Carols/ Lighting of the Memorial Tree at Saint Barnabas, 10 am.

December 24

Christmas Holy Eucharist at 4 pm at Saint Barnabas (family service)

Christmas Holy Eucharist at 8 pm at All Saints.

December 29

Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols at All Saints, 10am.

January 05

The Epiphany of our Lord at Saint Cuthbert/Ocean Swells, 10 am.

‘Till Christmas in the Parish of Blandford

Coming Events in and around the Parish of Blandford

Bible Study & Reflection: Next Sunday’s readings – JEREMIAH 23:1-6; CANTICLE 19 (LUKE 1:68-79); COLOSSIANS 1:11-20; LUKE 23:33-43

Home Visits: If anyone would like a visit or communion at home from Rev. Louis OR if you know anyone who may wish to receive a visit or communion, please contact him in person, by e-mail or phone. Rev. Louis will be in the parish this week on Tuesday and on vacation from November 20 – 26.

Christmas Bazaar: Saturday, November 23, 11-1:30 at the Blandford Community Centre. Admission Free. Bake Table, Handwork, Fudge, and more. Lunch (Soup or Chili, dessert, tea or coffee) available: Adults $8, Youth (6-12) $5, Children 5 and under free. Proceeds to the Saint Barnabas Guild.

Country Christmas Music Concert (Christmas and Gospel) with Matt Balsor, NS Hall of Famer, Sunday November 17th, 2019 – 2:30pm to 4:30pm ( doors open at 1:30) at The Chester Basin Legion,.$10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door. Tickets available: at the Hair Salon #6 Pig Loop Rd Chester 275-5966 or Sheila Hirtle / Lynn Hatt or Jessica Sawler. New Ross Credit Union Limited or Roger 275-4142
Bake table / cookie sale~ 50/50 ~ Christmas basket tickets ~ Door Prizes ~Canteen. Proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society’s The Lodge that Gives. Let there be Christmas ~ Christmas Everywhere!

Decorating the Church & Tree; preparation for Christmas Eve Family Service: Sunday December 15, 4PM – Saint Barnabas Church. For the young and the young at heart. Start Spreading the word!

PWRDF – Hurricane Dorian Emergency Relief

Hurricane Dorian Emergency Relief

Hurricane Dorian has devastated the Bahamas. News footage shows the areas around Freeport to be unrecognizable, completely submerged in water.

In response to the immediate and urgent needs on the ground, PWRDF is receiving donations and sending financial support to Episcopal Relief and Development of the Episcopal Church of the United States. communities in the diocese.

ERD is working through the Anglican Alliance, of which PWRDF is also a member, to support a response as the Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos begins to evaluate and assess the needs of local communities in the diocese.

Donations can be made in the following ways:

On-line at pwrdf.org/give-today and choose the box marked Emergency Response

On your cell phone by texting PWRDF to 45678 By Phone For credit card donations call 416-924-9192 ext. 306; 1-866-308-7973 Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax. By Mail Please make cheques payable to PWRDF and note Emergency Response and send to:

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund The Anglican Church of Canada 80 Hayden Street Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2

Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response at www.pwrdf.org, as well as on Facebook @pwrdfcan and Twitter @pwrdf.