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     Parish of the Transfiguration

     News:  September 15, 2021               

A Reflection on a child's baptism....

Dear Child of God,

You are loved more than you may ever know.  Your parents love you so much.  Your grandparents spoil you as good grandparents do - with amazing food, gifts, stories, hugs, snuggles, smiles and more.  Your aunts and uncles think you are the cutest, and all turned out and stood with you and for you at your baptism. 

The love doesn't stop there.  Your church family loves you so much!  They have welcomed you as a Child of God and promised to support you with ongoing love and spiritual guidance along the way.

By water and the Spirit, you are claimed dear Child of God. God's promises and call are true. 
"Do not be afraid, for I am with you." 
"I have called you by name, you are mine." 
"Come and follow me."  

You are promised.  The promises were made for you and on behalf of you, by your parents, your god parents, and the whole community of faith.  Not only does God make a promise and claim on each one of us, but we make promises to each other, and for each other, as God's people together.  Some day when you are a bit older, you will hopefully affirm those promises on your own. But for now, know that your big loving family and this community are holding you.  And there's nothing more beautiful and wonderful than that!

God's Richest Blessing Child of God, as you grow in your faith!
   
                               

Holy Baptism
To teach, baptize and nurture......

On Saturday, September 4, 2021,
the Church of the Redeemer welcomed 

Claire Lauren Fleming
into the Christian family of faith through baptism. 

Claire is the daughter of Brett and Hilary Fleming,
and granddaughter of Alex and Sheila Fleming. 
Claire's family are grateful that The Rev'd CJ Adams was available to fulfill the role of celebrant on short notice,
when Fr. Justin fell ill. 
A Baptism Poem

May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.

~ Bob Dylan, selected lyrics from his song "Forever Young"

Sunday, September 19, 2021
Scripture Readings for 17th after Pentecost

Jeremiah 11: 18-20
Psalm 54
Mark 9: 30-37

 

Come and join us for worship!


We are in Stage 3 of Ontario's Roadmap to Reopening. 
The maximum attendance per service is the number of persons
who can be seated with a 6ft (2m) distance from all other persons
not of their own household. 

 
In-Person Eucharistic services 
held every Sunday

9:30 a.m. at Christ Church, Dresden

9:30 a.m. at St. John's In-the-Woods, Aughrim

11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew's, Florence

11:00 a.m. at Church of the Advent, Ridgetown

 
If you would like to attend one of these services, please let one of the wardens
know so we can save a space for you:

 
      * Christ Church - Linda DeBurger or Gay Hooper
      * St. John's In-the-Woods - Earl Morwood or Janice Hands
      * St. Matthew's - Shirley Sewell or Evelyn Bilton
      * Church of the Advent - Ron Bolohan or Joan Cofell
 
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You may also join us each Sunday online
using the ZOOM Parish Link below
at 11:00 am 


(Note: This is a NEW TIME SLOT!)

 
Parish ZOOM Link
ZOOM Information
Meeting ID: 425 593 9269
Passcode:  bleSSings5

Join Worship or Meetings by TELEPHONE

Call into 1-888-229-5422

Why Worship?

A new four-week online study series,
that just started this past Monday (September 13th)!


What is worship and why do we do it?  What do we bring to worship and what does worship bring to us?  How does worship make the Church's life and mission possible?  How did Jesus and the earliest Christians understand worship?

Come learn what the Bible can teach us about these and many other questions, in a new online study series. 


It's not too late to join in.  The study group meets on Monday evenings from 7pm-8pm, using the parish Zoom link.

Submitted by: Mtr. Lisa
Photo Credit: Mtr Lisa, Hollyhocks from earlier in the summer

ANNOUNCEMENTS, MEETINGS & EVENTS:
 
Why Worship? A new four week online study series kicked off this past Monday, September 13 from 7-8 pm using the Parish Zoom Link. If you wish to join the group next Monday, please use the Parish Zoom link found in the weekly newsletter.

Parish council meets Thursday, September 16, at 7 pm via Zoom. Parish council members can use the Parish Zoom link found in the weekly newsletter to join. 
 
SCRIP ORDERS:

Please have your orders
into Joan Cofell
by 9:00 am on
Friday, September 24, 2021

Etransfer is the preferred method of payment,
and it can be sent to: 
jcofell71@gmail.com
Primate Linda's Hymn Sing evenings
have now passed AND the final results are in!


Primate Linda set a goal to raise $2000
for 50 Solar Suitcases for Mozambique!  
    

After last Wednesday, September 8th hymn sing
the Primate has raised $3,845. 
This is from 34 donors.  


"Well done, good and faithful servant."
✨  TODAY'S QUOTE  ✨  

" Every gathering for worship is an exercise in remembering who we are and whose we are, a remembrance of our baptism."
                                                      ~ Rev. Dr. Bill Kerwin
   

My apologies for being a day late with the newsletter. It's been a crazy week full of lots of extra activities.  No matter what we each face in life, we all do the best we can in any given moment and on any given day. 
The "Good News" is that that is enough. 
I am enough! You are enough!
God's richest blessing on your week! 
Until next time...

~ Tracy in the Parish Office

 

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Vicar: The Rev. Dr. Lisa Wang

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