Grace and peace to you this Canada Day weekend.

Please remember that beginning tomorrow, Sunday, July 3, 2022, the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, there will be just one in person service at 10:00 a.m. The service will be held in the Great Hall. We continue to exercise caution around gathering for worship and encourage the ongoing use of masks (especially while singing), maintaining physical distancing as much as possible and the use of hand sanitizer. We continue to offer the sacrament in one kind only. Please do consider returning to in person worship and joining with others as a community of faith.

Some of our St. Peter’s family remain tentative about gathering in person for a number of reasons. If you are still not comfortable returning to in person worship I do hope you will join our online community of faith and worship together virtually. The Form of Service for our online worship tomorrow is attached as are the words of Greeting, the Gospel Introduction and the Homily. For those who will participate in our online worship this week you will find the service on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Church-of-Saint-Peter-Cobourg-101186724877919

The 10:00 a.m. Thursday service of Holy Communion continues to be offered. In that there are fewer people attending the Thursday service it may be a good option for those of you who would like to attend in person but are still not comfortable with greater numbers.

Bishop Asbil’s letter to the Diocese is also attached. Please note that this will be the last letter from our diocesan bishop until September. Please note also that the diocesan offices have begun their summer schedule of reduced working hours.

As we enter the summer weeks know that the grace of the Christ of God is ever present, the love of God always surrounds you and the comfort of the Holy Spirit will keep you. May we all live in faith, abound in hope and grow in love.

Blessings, Ric

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