Parish News

Welcome to all those who are visiting St. Michael's and joining in our worship. If you have any questions about our parish and would like to become a member, please speak to one of our sides people or clergy and leave your information with them so we can connect with you. You are invited to join us for refreshments / Coffee Hour downstairs in our church hall every Sunday following the 10am service.

Scent Free Environment
St. Michael's church building is a scent free environment. Many folks are more than just "allergic" to scent... it puts their health in danger! We ask our members and guests to PLEASE keep St. Michael's safe and comfortable for everyone by making it scent free! Give perfume, cologne, scented body wash and creams a pass, especially in worship. Thanks!

We welcome back our Priest in Charge, The Rev. Canon Dr. Richard Tanner, from a medical leave on March 1, 2024. 

Sunday January 14, 2024 was the last service that our Music Director Eulalie Walling-Sampson performed for us. We wish her well in her new position.

St. Michael's is currently looking for a new organist and Music Director. We will be using substitute organists on a weekly basis until one is appointed.

Bible Study
In-person Bible Study sessions has again been suspended. Stay tuned for whether we shall continue in-person Bible Studies or go back to online presentations in the weeks that follow.

Tax Receipts for 2023
Tax receipts for 2023 are available from Wayne Applewhite.

Church Envelopes
Envelopes for your offerings in 2024 are available for pickup on Sunday mornings in the church. If you would like to have your envelopes delivered to your home, please send a request to the church's email or leave a voice message on the church's telephone answering machine.

If you were using envelopes in 2023, the new envelope numbers are the same as before. You can continue using your remaining envelopes from previous years by crossing out the old date and writing in the current date when you submit your offering.

We wish to remind you that there are alternative ways for you to give your offerings, including pre-authorized remittance. Please see the "Ways to Give" link on the home page of our website.

Feel free to contact any of our wardens if you have any questions.

Mask Wearing
Although most Covid-19 precautions have been relaxed in the Diocese, the wearing of masks continues to be optional at St. Michael's. We ask all parishioners and guests to be respectful of the personal choices about mask wearing made by all participants in our worship services.

Loonie-Toonie Hymn and Collection
St. Michael's traditionally include a special request hymn during our worship service, which we call the Loonie-Toonie hymn. During the singing of this hymn, we pass around a collection plate for any loose change that people want to donate to our building improvement fund.

The inclusion of the Loonie-Toonie hymn in our service is temporarily suspended until further notice. The Loonie-Toonie collection plate is left on a table at the back of the church for those who want to continue contributing to our building improvement fund as a retiring offering until the singing of the hymn is resumed.

Land Acknowledgement
We acknowledge with gratitude that we worship on lands that have formed part of the traditional territories, at various times, of the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations. The territory was the subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampun Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. This land was included in the Treaty referred to as the "Toronto Purchase". We give thanks for the enduring presence of the Indigenous peoples on this land.

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