Rev. Beth's Weekly Letter - May 17

 Jesus and his followers 

Jesus told his disciples “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24

Saturday May 16th, 2020

Dear Friends:

Our Evening Prayer service was spirit filled.   As a follower of Jesus, God  is  calling us to reach out to others with the Gospel and often it brings us out of our comfort zone!  Are you ready to sign up with this  group?  Mark your calendars for Thursday at  7:00pm for Evening Prayer via Zoom.  Do bring a candle. Look for your  invitation Thursday morning.   On an added note the Evening Prayer  service is a gentle, "non threatening"  way to introduce people to our faith and the church community.  Reach out to someone you have been so wanting to ask to church and bring them to Evening Prayer.

Worship:  Click on this link.

Food Shelf:  Short list this week!  Canned soup, vegetables and instant coffee.   Ginette Boucher, Janice Edmunston, Lynda Hughes and Barb Johnson are organizing and making up the bags  for distribution.

Food shelf volunteers preparing bags 

New Resource for your Spiritual Journey:   Love Letters with Canon Dawn Davies  Canon Davis designed  the Revive program that a number of our  parishioners are part of.    You can have  a small  group using technology.  Zoom, Skype.    

Condolences: Irma Hewitt a member of St. John’s died on May 3rd at the 86 years of age. The obituary is here.   

Internet Scam:  Muskoka and Sudbury deanery areas have reported an internet email scam. The scammers are using clergy lists and signing emails from them. Please let me know if you get any suspicious looking emails.

Offerings: There are five options to deliver your offerings to the church. You can mail them in, drop them off in the mail slot near the main door of the church, register for the electronic offering program, use E transfers or donate through  Canada Helps  As always thank you for your generosity. 

Have a blessed and full week.  Remember to whom you belong.