Services and Zoom Links
November 6, 2021
Dear Friends,

On Tuesday night and Wednesday morning this week we celebrated All Souls with candlelight, quietness, prayer, gentle music and a Eucharist. We have all lost people who are beloved to us: parents, children, siblings, grandparents, friends. The word 'lost' is a euphemism, literally speaking it might imply carelessness, as though we have misplaced our loved ones. None of us would do such a thing! The reality is that they are physically lost to us, we can no longer hold them or behold them as we once did, and so our memories become of supreme importance to us as we hold them in our hearts. 

The beauty, strength and hope of our faith is that we believe and are told repeatedly, that no-one is 'lost' to our God. Psalm 139 reminds us that before we were even thought of, God knew us. It was God who knit us together in our mothers' wombs and assures us that we are intricately and wonderfully made. There is nowhere on earth or in heaven that we can be separate from God and God's love for us. The resurrection of Jesus assures us that death does not have the final say in our lives. Our loved ones may be physically lost to us, but in God's presence they are very real indeed. This is our faith!

On Sunday we will celebrate the feast of All Saints and remember that we are part of a mystical communion of the living and the departed. Those who have gone on before us lead the way, and we look forward to being reunited with them one day.

No-one is lost to God. We are all God's saints. God bless you this week as you remember with love the ones you hold dear.


Rev. Nicola
Weekly Services
No Sign-Up Required
Registration will be taken upon entering the Church

Sunday, November 7 Services 
8:15 am Indoor Service
9:30 am Zoom Service : Zoom Link Here (ignore that it says 10.15!)
11:00 am Indoor Service

Morning Prayer 9:00 am Zoom: Zoom Link Here

Eucharist 10:00 am in church

DAY by DAY Booklets Update

The latest booklets have been delayed at the US border. We are really sorry and hope that they arrive soon. When they do we will let you know and will try to deliver to anyone who cannot get out.
Clocks Fall Back Tonight

Don't forget to reset your clocks tonight!
The Gift of Aging
Tuesday, November 30 at 10:00 am

Hold the date for a presentation by Nurse Jean Hoover - details to follow.
The Rev Goes on Vacay
November 16-30

Rev. Nicola will be away visiting her parents in the U.K. from November 16th to November 30th. For pastoral issues, please contact the office and/or Nurse Jean Hoover who will be in touch.
Ways to Help at Christmas: Faithworks

Santa Sacks are all filled up but you will soon be receiving a letter about Faithworks. It is the Outreach arm of our Diocese and helps over 20,000 people per year right here in our own backyard. From the homeless women and youth at risk, to Indigenous Ministries and more besides, Faithworks partners with local Anglican Churches and Ministries to save those most in need. Please prayfully consider a donation this year. Even a small amount makes a difference.
Remembrance Hymnsing on Zoom - Photos Needed
Thursday November 11th at 7:00 pm
Join us for a Remembrance themed Hymnsing. If you have relatives who have served during any wars, please forward photos for inclusion to by Monday, November 8th.
Flowers for Church

Parishioners are welcome to provide flowers for our services in Memoriam or Thanksgiving each week. A donation of $50 is welcomed and the flowers are given afterwards to someone who needs a pick me up, someone who is celebrating an event, or you may like to take a bunch home yourself. Please provide us with a note as to your intention so that we can include your message and your loved ones in our weekly prayers. Our florist, Lindy's in Stouffville, does a wonderful job and it is a special way to remember a loved one, anniversary or event.
Pastoral Visits - in Person

As always, Rev Nicola and Nurse Jean Hoover are available to respond to pastoral needs. Please contact the church if you need to speak to one of us.

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Thank you to everyone for your generosity and commitment to Grace Church as the pandemic goes on.