I greet you in the name of the triune God: Lover, Beloved and Love.
I am happy to inform you that our application to move to Phase II has been approved by the diocese. This means that we have permission to resume in-person services.
After reviewing the results of the parish survey, and in conversation with the wardens, we have decided to start by offering Night Prayer – a simple 20-30 minute service – at 5pm on Sundays. This service will be broadcast and recorded. Initially, this will be the only in-person service, and we will continue to offer our main Sunday morning service completely recorded and online.
We made this decision to give us an opportunity to practice our new safety protocols, as well as to work out the novel technological aspects of broadcasting and recording services from the church building.
Our first opportunity to gather together will be Sunday September 20th at 5pm.
Attending this or other services will require registering in advance, as there is limited seating to allow for physical distancing. To register, call the church office and leave a message (604-898-5100) or send an email to [email protected]. You will have to wait for a response to confirm your registration.
Safety is our number one concern, so, we will cancel a service or move back to Phase I if necessary.
As well, please do not come if you are uncomfortable, nervous, at risk, or showing any symptoms.
You will be able to find our application to the diocese on our website, in the church building, as well as attached to this email. However, I wanted to highlight several things we have done to get the space ready:
Apart from registering ahead of time, the services will also be different in the following ways:
It’s going to be different, it’s going to be a little strange. However, I am looking forward to gathering in-person to pray with whoever is comfortable in the coming weeks.
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to reach out.
I pray that you may be well, and that the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Love of God and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all evermore.
Yours in Christ,