August 18, 2019
1. Server and Altar Guild Training
English server and altar guild training will be held after Cantonese service on today at church.
2. St. E’s Camera Club Outing
St. E’s Camera Club will be having our next outing on Saturday, August 31st to St. Jacobs. We will meet at St. Elizabeth’s at 8:30am. We welcome anyone to join.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, August 21st at 8:00pm, it will take place at St. Elizabeth’s. We will share pictures and discuss about our future plans.
For more information, please contact Anna Lo or Annie Chan.
3. Memorial Day by Greater Toronto Chinese Christian Churches' Council
The Memorial Day gathering will be held at 10am on August 30. The location will be Highland Hills Memorial Gardens (12492 Woodbine Avenue, Gormley, Ontario). To sign up, please contact Joel Chiu.
4. Workshop: How the Anglican Church Works in Toronto
Bishop Yu will conduct a workshop on “How the Anglican Church Works in Toronto” at 10am - noon on Sept 14 (Sat). Bishop Yu will give a brief introduction to the practice of how the Diocese of Toronto runs and the theology behind it. He will cover topics such as the three current ways churches are governed, law and tradition behind the Anglican model, the relationship between Diocese and parish and, to our current interest, how ministers are appointed. Although Bishop Yu will prepare his presentation slides in both English and Chinese, the workshop will be conducted in either Cantonese or English depending on the majority.
5. Cantonese Spiritual Formation nights
The next gathering will be hold on August 23 (7:45pm to 9:00pm) and it will be led by Fr. Bill。
6. Sep - Oct Rosters
Sep-Oct rosters are being prepared in the coming weeks. To help simplify the preparation process we ask all existing roster members and new members interested in serving to sign up for their postings on the blank roster sheet posted on bulletin board this week. Any remaining blank spaces will be assigned to existing members by roster coordinator. Thank you for your support. Please contact Fenella with your concerns, feedback or planned absences.
7. Sep 8 Town Hall Meeting
The Incumbent and Wardens team is calling a seasonal town hall meeting after Cantonese Sunday service on Sep 8. The purpose of the meeting is to provide updates about our ministry and plan to the parishioners. At the same time, the leadership can listen to parishioner feedback. Everyone is welcome. The length of the meeting will be about one hour. Light lunch and refreshments will be prepared on that day with open donation for the town hall attendees.
8. Summer Conference Follow Up
If you have not completed the feedback survey for the conference, please do so before Sun Aug 25. Printed copies of the survey are available at the front desk or go to our website: https://www.stechurch.com/summercamp2019
Recordings of Bishop Jenny’s talks and conference photos are also available on this website.
9. Housekeeping Chores
As you all agree, our church lawn and flower garden are looking better every year. There is no doubt that maintaining it requires a lot of love, care and time. Starting July till October, you can be part of our lawn and garden maintenance team. Please come and join us the last Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to noon. Mark your calendar and show some support! Please contact Tali Wong or email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can schedule and plan ahead. Thank you.
10. Cantonese Tuesday Night Bible Study
From Tuesday June 18, Fr. Bill will conduct Bible study in Cantonese every first and third Tuesday night (7:45p.m. to 9:15 p.m.).
If you know someone who is sick, hospitalized or needs pastoral care, please inform Fr. Bill Mok as soon as you can.
Church Donation Envelopes
Church donation envelopes are available on the front desk. For those who have donation numbers, you have four different kinds of envelopes: Operation, Thanksgiving, Building and Special. Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $10 within a year. If you are interested to have a donation number, please contact Josephine Cheung.
Starting in January 2019, our good stewardship program will be changed. To reduce the administration time and cost maintaining the program, we will join the Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) program from the National office of the United Church of Canada. Over 100 parishes in our diocese are currently using them. For the existing donors on the good stewardship program, we will prepare the new registration form and our wardens will reach out to you in person for the transition process. This is also the best time for anyone to join the program. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Good Stewardship coordinator Amy Chiu (email@example.com) or the churchwardens.
What’s on in the Toronto Anglican community?
Diocesan of Toronto website: www.toronto.anglican.ca
Credit Valley Area website: www.toronto.anglican.ca/yorkcreditvalley