Re-Opening St. Paul's
Bishop Jenny is inviting our community to join her in praying over the summer as we prepare to re-open our building for public worship in August. You are warmly invited to join at least one of the following sessions over Zoom and you do not need to be an expert at prayer to participate - complete novices very welcome and the more the merrier! Please consider putting one of these dates in your calendar.

Sunday, July 25 at 11:10 am
Monday, August 9 at 7:30 pm
Monday, August 23 at 12 pm 
Wednesday, September 8 at 7:30 pm

Follow the link bellow to our website for more information!
We are in the Recovery Room
WOW! We survived sixteen months of isolation and the threat of Covid-19 virus, but we are in the Recovery Room! We had losses, plenty of them; some did not return with us. Some are experiencing lingering effects of the Covid-19 infection.

Who do we thank for this new opportunity to enjoy life again, like before? Thanks to scientists, doctors, nurses, public health officials, pharmacies, and lab technicians, thanks to the front-line workers of all stripes, thanks to essential workers. It was a team effort!

Thanks to those who lined up for hours to get the vaccinations needed to make a huge difference in the outcome, so far. As I write, more than 79% of adults in Ontario, aged 18 plus, have received at least one vaccine dose and 55% are fully vaccinated.

Global News reports this week that 0.4% of total confirmed Ontario cases of Covid-19 occurred in people who were fully immunized. The proportion of cases increased in older individuals and those 80 and older had the highest number of cases. Reports are coming out that patients requiring hospitalization now for Covid-19 are the unvaccinated.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We are not out of danger until our neighbour is too.

In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10: 27, Jesus says “Love your neighbour as yourself.” In Leviticus 19: 16 the law commands “Do not do anything that endangers your neighbour’s life. I am the Lord.”

Does our neighbour need encouragement or assistance to receive their Covid-19 vaccines too? The team now includes trusted family doctors and pharmacists to overcome vaccine hesitancy. It also includes us too to encourage our neighbour.

The first place to start is www.Ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or vaccination information line 1 888 999 6488. That website also discusses safety of vaccines. Your local hospital and your local pharmacy can direct you to online sites to register for a vaccination. Another valuable source is www.vaccinehunters.ca for nearby resources of vaccines.

Some people are hesitant to receive a vaccine for a number of reasons. There may be a language barrier, an access barrier, transportation barrier, or lack of workplace time off to access vaccines. There may be fears of side effects of vaccines and there is erroneous information on social media. Your family doctor will help you make a decision that is best for you.

The parish nurse, Nancy Truscott, would be pleased to assist with your access to vaccines. Please leave a message at 416 961 8116 x 228 or email parishnurse@stpaulsbloor.org.
Nancy Truscott,
Parish Nurse
Congratulations to the Newly Baptised!
Congratulations to the newly baptised members of our community! We are immensely thrilled with these proclamations of faith and commitment, and we invite everyone to join us in prayer for the following people and their journey in faith.

  • Henry Pearce
  • Alfie Stovel
  • Kennedy Thorning
  • Adira Mhankale
  • Karim Vafaei, Maryam Fotoohi, and Ghazal Vafaei

Baptisms are a cause for party and celebration, so let us rejoice together!
Update: India's COVID Relief
We would like to say a big thank-you to every one who contributed to the India COVID relief efforts. The goal of $5,000 was quickly reached very early on, and as you can see above, Bishop Jenny Andison kept her commitment and dyed her hair purple!

With more time to donate the goal was then changed to $10,000, and it is with enormous gratitude that we announce St. Paul's Bloor raised $10,637.72!

But the fight is not over. Let's keep praying as a community for the grace and sovereignty of God over India and other countries suffering.
Announcement from the Wardens
Thank you to all who have so generously donated to the Rev. Canon Dr. Barry T. Parker Endowment for Ministry Development.

For those who have not yet donated and would like to do so, you may make a donation online at https://www.stpaulsbloor.org/give-online/ (specifying the Parker Endowment) or via a cheque to SPBS’s office. 

In the coming months, we will be updating you on the next steps in this exciting venture to support strategic ministry by members of the SPBS congregation. We are so grateful for all that the Lord is doing in our midst and look forward to what he does through this strategically designed Endowment.
Joy Fitzgibbon
Rector's Warden
Sarah Brandon
People's Warden
St. Paul's Bloor Street Financial Update
2020/2021 has been a rollercoaster for us all, with a significant emotional, mental and financial impact for everyone. As the pandemic has unfolded, gospel ministry has continued at St. Paul's, even though our physical building on Bloor Street has been closed. God's faithfulness has enabled us to still serve people, and share the good news of Jesus Christ, in new and creative ways. We wanted to give you an important financial update and invite you to continue to partner with God in these challenging times. See the full financial update here.
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St. Paul's Bloor Street
227 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON M4W 1C8

416-961-8116
Sundays

Online Service: 10:30 am on YouTube

Youth Group (age 11-17): 11:30 am on Zoom
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