Feed your spirit
In-person worship resumes September 12
Worship via CTV: October 24 & 31
or via the eMessenger / Zoom / stpeterskw.ca
I’d like to share with you excerpts from some letters that households at my son’s school received. As we journey through the Thanksgiving Weekend, I am very reflective of the fact that this month and this season is characterized by gratitude. In these sometimes very challenging times, it is so very easy to feel daunted or get discouraged. So, it is important that we take the time to pause and take note of the many blessings in our lives. We truly are just so blessed to live in a country and community that provides us easy access to the supports we need to navigate this pandemic, and that for the most part we are here for one another – supporting one another and journeying through this time together, guided by the love of Christ.
The writing spoke to me, but more so, it was a reminder.
As we find ourselves in the midst of Thanksgiving Weekend, we would like you to know that we continue to be remarkably grateful for our St. Peter’s community. As we continue to navigate this bumpy road, let’s take the opportunity to appreciate the good things in our lives and count our blessings.
We are pleased to offer this worship video for you to use this day or at your convenience as you feed your Spirit.
As always, should you feel (mentally) stressed and find yourself in need of supportive conversation, please feel free to reach out to me via email email@example.com or at (519) 591-1551. I’d love to chat.
Take care and stay safe.
I’m glad we can be with you today in mediated fashion through a curated experience of music, liturgy, song, word, and prayer around the themes of lament and thanksgiving. “For many it will be right to give voice together to the loss and sadness we have shared, allowing us to cry out together to God, to lament what cannot be regained, to hear again God’s promise, and to give thanks for God’s steadfast love. Though we grieve with sadness for things which cannot be restored, we look to the future with hope in Christ in whom all things are made new.”
We are pleased to offer this video for you to use this day or at your convenience as you feed your Spirit.
Sending good vibes your way.
Take care and stay safe.
This service and preface is crafted and adapted, with thanks, from The Methodist Church, United Kingdom, and the Church of England (Prayers of Lament, Thanksgiving and Restoration). Reflection (adapted) with thanks: Jake Owensby.
NEED TECH SUPPORT?
There’s a new program called enTECH@home that provides phone- and email-based tech support to anyone who may need a bit of technology help. This service is entirely free, and run by University of Waterloo student volunteers.
“We are happy to provide support to anyone who contacts us – this service is available to you no matter where you live or how old you are. We are happy to provide support to community members living in retirement homes and long-term care homes.”
Services are currently only offered in English. We are looking into providing support in other languages.
Common issues include:
- Problems with video calling
- Setting up an email account
- How to use YouTube
- Joining online religious services
- Other technology issues
A volunteer will make two attempts to contact you, after which we would ask you to reconnect with us and provide your updated availability. (http://www.entech.club, accessed Feb18,21)
Details are in enTECH’s graphic below.