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BEHIND THE SCENE
Since the pandemic started well over a year ago worship services have evolved to on line You Tube, pre-recorded and live video’s.
These are the key players
Music: Rob Martin and choristers:
Sound track is played and recorded using keyboard or organ.
Individually recorded, one to four choral parts are laid on to sound track, mixed and edited.
Music file is now forwarded to Shwetha who adds video and/or words.
Readings: Recorded in homes, church or outdoors by various readers from the congregation. These too are collected by Shwetha.
Sermons and liturgy:
Produced and delivered by Father Brad from a variety of indoor and outdoor venues.
Editing: All above files are delivered to Shwetha who edits and produces the finished product to upload to YouTube in time for Sunday services.
These services can be accessed directly from the St. Thomas’ YouTube channel or linked from Facebook, or through the St Thomas’ website.
Sandra provides the link to parishioners to facilitate access to upcoming events through email communications with the parish.
For the most part these are the people who have taken the initiative to solve a number of difficult challenges along the way to get us where we are at today. We extend our thanks to all of them.
As we move forward post pandemic, the intention is to continue to provide an on-line presence, accessible by the wider community, those who are shut-in or find attendance difficult.
This opens the door to those who would like to participate in a brand new form of outreach by becoming part of the team who will put these videos together on a regular basis. If you would like more information please let Shwetha or Brad know by calling 613 962-3636 or email them through the "Leadership" page on the St. Thomas’ website.
Tuesday Chats with Brad
Join Fr. Brad, every Tuesday on zoom at 7:00 PM. This is an opportunity to keep in touch with others, and dig a bit into the weekly readings, in a very relaxed and comfortable forum.
Everyone and anyone is welcome. We meet over Zoom for about an hour from 7 p.m. -8 p.m. It is a relaxed and conversational environment, centered on the readings for the upcoming Sunday each week. People are welcome to ‘pop in’ or ‘pop out’ at their convenience.
These meetings are on hiatus for the summer but will resume again in the Fall
The weekly "Offering" began in April 2020 as a means of " Keeping in Touch" during the covid-19 pandemic.
Each week readers will hopefully find support, comfort, and joy revealed in topics of their personal journey of faith,
life, family, and food.
Rev. Kate Ann Follwell, Deacon
click here to download "Offering" by week
Please check this website on a regular basis for updates
March 30, 2021- EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
Once again St. Thomas church returns to a full lock down of all in person activities due to the rapid increase in cases locally. Further details to follow.
Message from Fr. Brad
It is with a heavy heart that we must let the congregation know that in view of last night’s new directive from the local public health unit, and concern over the dramatic and exponential increase in local Covid cases, that we need to suspend in- person worship again. We do not know currently how long the suspension might last. Though many of us will be sad to hear this, we must remember that it is of the most importance that we do our absolute best to keep others safe, and that we must never falter in our vigilance in this regard. We will continue with our online services of course.
As difficult as this is, I keep thinking of psalm 30, verse 11. It’s a statement of hope on the horizon.
“You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.”
Though that day is not here yet, it will surely come, and how great our joy will be when it does. Ours is to wait just a little longer, just a little, and we shall gather again, and hug again, and see friends again, and not be afraid. Hang in there, my friends, and we will surely get through this.
Your brother in Christ, Brad
St. Thomas' Food Ministry
Led by Sheila Stanley, St. Thomas’ Food ministry is one of the ways that St Thomas’ Anglican Church helps to address food insecurity in our community.
New Director of Music
We are delighted to announce that Robert Martin is our new Director of Music. He is a pianist, organist and singer with over eighteen years' experience playing in churches, almost twenty years as a voice teacher and over twenty five years singing professionally. We are confident that under his leadership, our Music Ministry will continue to enhance our worship.
A Caring Community
St. Thomas' Church delivers support for Wounded Warriors Canada. read more
Meatless Monday at St. Thomas'
Meatless Monday is a global movement that everyone can join – and enjoy! It’s easy, inexpensive and a chance to make a really make difference. Read more and find recipes.
Kitchen user education
Please stay current with proper kitchen safety and practices.
The Kitchen Manual can be found as a download in the Resource section of this website. This should be read periodically by all users to keep updated. Any questions should be directed to the church kitchen management team. This is important for insurance purposes.
Education sessions for those requiring supervisor training or those wishing an update will be held as needed. Please give your name to the office and the Kitchen Team will get back to you with the time of the next session. The education only takes about half an hour, but it’s a vital part of our compliance with local health and safety regulations, now that we have been approved to cook and serve food to the general public.
Register for training through the office by phoning 613 962-3636 or emailing email@example.com.
ST THOMAS' AND ST PAUL'S MINISTRY FUND-
Following considerable discussion, the purpose, funding sources, project proposals and application process have been redefined. click here to get all the details
HOYER MEMORIAL FUND for more information
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