We continue to refine our Sunday Morning Prayer on Zoom and In-Person.
Many of you are preferring to stay at home with the Zoom call (which is great) so we are no longer requiring an RSVP for in-person attendance. If you wake up on Sunday and want to come join us in-person, please do so. We’ll re-evaluate this as things change.
There is a fair bit of technical work to set worship up so we are asking folks coming to arrive between 9:50 and 10am. On Zoom, if you join earlier you may wait in the “waiting room” area as the Zoom hosts will be helping with technical set up. If you come in-person, you may need to wait in your car until we open the doors.
If you are coming in-person, we remind you to not come if you have any symptoms or have been exposed to someone with symptoms or have been out of the province in the last two weeks. Also, they are not mandatory, but we strongly encourage you to wear a mask. Your own if you have one. We have disposables, if needed.
We continue to welcome children and young people to our worship time in-person. They will need to stay with their families as we can not yet offer in-person programming. We are excited to participated with deanery colleagues from the Tri-Cities and North Burnaby in Zoom programming for children on Sunday mornings. Details are available via St John the Apostle in Port Moody.
A reminder that your regular giving via Pre-Authorized Donations is vital at this time. Changes to your PAD must be submitted by the 10th of each month (they can be submitted directly to the Diocese; the Parish Office can direct you). Your PAD donations will be processed on the 15th of each month. If you give by cheque, please feel free to mail those in. We are collecting the mail regularly. If you give by cash and want to do a curbside pick up or drop off, please contact Lois or one of the wardens. They will be happy to assist with meeting you at the church or at your home for a contactless exchange, if need be.
Pastor Ruth is officially on vacation beginning this week and running through the month of July. She writes, "I want to thank you for your ongoing support for me and my family throughout my time at St Stephen’s, but especially during this pandemic. Knowing that you are praying for us and encouraging me to take care of myself as well as possible means a great deal to me." While Pastor Ruth is away, please direct your questions through the Church Office or to the Wardens. They will be able to assist you with most things and know when to reach out to her if there’s an emergency.