The Corvid19 virus may have brought about the closing of our church buildings but it has definitely not stopped us from being church. Our Rector, The Rev’d. Bahman Kalantari, has been sending each day a service of Morning Prayer and each Sunday the bulletin for the day, prayers of the people, and his sermon. We have placed all of these on our parish website at www.oursaviourtheredeemer.com Our weekly Bible Study continues to meet through e-mail each week and we are continuing to grow closer to each other and Jesus.
Parishioners are being intentional about calling each other to make certain that we are all keeping well and not in need of anything, some have passed on jokes to keep us smiling, we are more in touch by e-mail and phone now than we have ever been before.
Our Sunday School children are being sent Palm Sunday readings for them to practice for when they return. A puzzle is also being sent to the children for them to work on that involves individual clues for each child. When we do reassemble these clues will come together to provide and answer to a treasure hunt. This provides something fun for the children to look forward to upon their return.
We joined with the rest of Anglican churches in Ontario on March 22nd and placed a candle in our windows as requested by Bishop Susan but we took it a bit further, we asked that our parishioners consider continuing the practice of lighting a candle each night at 7 p.m. and add their own prayers for those affected in any way by Corvid19, for:
Healthcare workers, those worried about their jobs,
financial worries, business owners,
those who are fearful and alone,
for the healing of our planet etc. etc.
We know that together we can make a difference because we are the church and not our building and that there is no tool stronger than Christians praying together! Bev. G