Pastoral Epistle – January 13, 2022
Greetings in Jesus!
“The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” Job 33:4
We are in tender care of our maker. He gives us life for each passing day. In such testing times, it is sometimes difficult to see God’s goodness that surrounds us. Nevertheless, the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning. Great is God’s faithfulness.
I will continue upholding you in prayer as we continue our virtual services. Please feel free to call me anytime.
Thanks to Ramya and James for hosting the Sunday School online on Saturdays till we get back to in-person to church.
Our Youth Fellowship and Young Adults meeting will continue online as usual. Thank you to Jannet for the Youth meeting last Saturday! I encourage the parents of our Youth to help them to attend the youth meeting every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 11:00am.
Yesterday we had a good start to our next Bible Study for this new year, our next Bible study is on Wednesday, Jan 26th. Please do all you can to attend.
We will begin our Confirmation classes for the candidates on Zoom beginning Friday, January 21st 7.30 pm.
All parochial leaders please submit your annual ministry report. It will be helpful if we can receive your report by the end of January.
Please pray for our leadership team as we prepare for our annual vestry.
As I mentioned in the announcements, January has five Sundays: I invite you to share a testimony or a song to glorify God on Sunday, January 30th. This time it will be on Zoom, as we wait for our Diocese to meet on Jan 31st and give us direction on in-person services.
Here are the links for our Online service:
Meeting ID: 977 5396 5288
YouTube Stream link: https://youtu.be/neWKfwAhknQ or http://stbedesanglican.ca/worship-videos/
Here are the details to send your tithes and offerings.
E-transfer your Contributions to : firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contribute at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/st-bedes-church May our Lord richly reward your faithful giving.
Our Lord’s unfailing love be with you and your loved ones.
The Rev’d Dr. Irwin Sikha
Cell : 416-908-5686