Parish of the Transfiguration

     News:  September 8, 2021               

               Be present.
               Let the day flow with grace.
               Expect nothing. Give thanks.
               Surrender. Be open.
               Speak only kindness.
               Impart only love.
               Never forget you are not alone.
               Give so that you may receive.
               See goodness in others.

                                    Source: Mary Davis

Click to watch UTUBE - "The Sacred Relationship" video (approx. 8 min. long)
In our baptism, and each time we renew our baptismal covenant, we vow to "strive to safeguard the integrity of God's creation and respect, sustain and renew the life of the Earth."
(Anglican Church of Canada, Marks of Mission)
Yesterday (Sept. 7), three of the world's top Christian leadersPope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welbyissued the following press release and joint statement on climate change.
Joint statement on climate change
by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch

[Sept, 7, 2021] For the first time, the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Anglican Communion have jointly warned of the urgency of environmental sustainability, its impact on poverty, and the importance of global cooperation.

Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and Archbishop Justin Welby urge everyone to play their part in "choosing life" for the future of the planet.  
In a joint statement, the Christian leaders have called on people to pray, in this Christian season of creation, for world leaders ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November. The statement reads: "We call on everyone, whatever their belief or worldview, to endeavour to listen to the cry of the earth and of people who are poor, examining their behaviour and pledging meaningful sacrifices for the sake of the earth which God has given us."
The joint declaration issues a clear warning—"Today, we are paying the price...Tomorrow could be worse"—and concludes that, "This is a critical moment. Our children's future and the future of our common home depend on it."
The three Christian leaders spoke against injustice and inequality, saying, "We stand before a harsh justice: biodiversity loss, environmental degradation and climate change are the inevitable consequences of our actions, since we have greedily consumed more of the earth's resources than the planet can endure. But we also face a profound injustice: the people bearing the most catastrophic consequences of these abuses are the poorest on the planet and have been the least responsible for causing them."
The statement calls on people to do the following:

  • Pray for world leaders ahead of COP26.
  • For individuals: To make meaningful sacrifices for the sake of the planet, working together and taking responsibility for how we use our resources.
  • For those with far-reaching responsibilities: To choose people-centered profits and lead the transition to just and sustainable economies.

Sunday, September 12, 2021
Scripture Readings for 16th after Pentecost

Isaiah 50: 4-9a
Psalm 116: 1-9
Mark 8: 27-38


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

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, coming this Fall!

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. 

Starting on September 13, we'll meet on Monday evenings from 7pm-8pm, using the parish Zoom link.

See you there!

Submitted by: Mtr. Lisa
Photo Credit: Mtr Lisa

Why Worship? A new four week online study series will begin on Monday, September 13 from 7-8 pm using the Parish Zoom Link. Use the Parish Zoom link found in the weekly newsletter to join.

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

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:
Join Primate Linda TONIGHT
 for her final Hymn Sing!
Hymn Sing

(you do not need a facebook account,
simply click the button below)

7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 8

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

Since I reported last Wednesday,
the Primate has NOW raised $3,420. 
This is from 29 donors.  

"Well done, good and faithful servant."
Click to go to Archbishop Linda's Facebook Page to Watch this Event
Click to Sponsor Archbishop Linda and Ask her to Sing your Favorite Hymn

" Treat the Earth well:  it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your grandchildren.  We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our children. "
                                                      ~ Crazy Horse

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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