Living in a pandemic for the long haul is challenging. We are still called to pray, care for one another, and be reminded of God's presence.
St. John's Elora is here to help keep you safe, keep you connected to one another, and keep you spiritually grounded in the Christian faith.
The clergy are available to support you and you can reach them by email here.
We trust that you will discover that St. John's Elora is a church known for an outstanding choral tradition, inspiring preaching and liturgy, generous outreach, and a community that cares for one another.
FOR SUNDAY JUNE 13, 2021
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
FROM THE PARISH CHOIR
CLICK HERE for "Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies" (K. Bissell) - April 4, 2021.
CLICK HERE for "Hallelujah Chorus" (Handel) - April 4, 2021.
What are we learning in the pandemic and what do we need to engage with as we look towards ministry in the 2030's? After consulting widely across the parish a team has prepared a Vision Paper that summarizes the process, and identifies four areas of ministry that St. John's is looking to invest in. Take a look at the paper and give us your thoughts.
The Rector has called a Special Vestry on June 15 at 7:00pm on Zoom to approve the findings of this paper and give us confidence to begin moving forward on these areas of ministry.
You can help by:
According to diocesan guidelines we continue to offer resources online to support you. You can find services live-streamed at St. John' Elora YouTube Channel.
Here is a typical weekly schedule of things for you to access online:
Even during a pandemic our PARISH CHOIR, one of Canada's only fully professional church choirs, continues to seek ways to provide you with the rich choral experience that you have always been inspired by at St. John's. We know it's not the same, but we do our best to create music to the glory of God and the strengthening of our faith.
Subscribe to the St. John's Elora YouTube Channel to hear the Parish Choir participate in live-stream services on Sunday mornings, or special seasonal services of the year
YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT of the Parish Choir is a concrete way to express your thanks and to ensure that our singers are supported during this challenging time. You can give through E-TRANSFER to email@example.com. Identify "Parish Choir" and your address in the comment box and we can issue you a donation receipt. Thank you for your generous commitment to this ministry.
For more information on the music program at St. John's CLICK HERE.
St John’s Elora YouTube Channel - Sunday's live-stream service and a Wednesday mid week liturgy.
Diocese of Niagara YouTube Channel - Sunday service with Bishop Susan Bell
Pray at home - resources from the Anglican Church of Canada.
Daily Home Prayer - resources from the Church of England
Please contact one of the clergy if you have a loved one who is in need of our prayers this week.
There are several ways for you to give financially to St. John's:
1. HAND DELIVER - Through the MAIL SLOT of the door on the Geddes Street side (east side) of the Parish Centre.
2. CANADA POST - 36 Henderson Street, Elora, N0B 1S0.
3. E-TRANSFER - to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. CREDIT CARD at the following link through the Diocese of Niagara (identify "Elora-St John's" as the parish)
Thank you for your financial support. Your generosity makes a difference in peoples lives.
St John's works with St. James' in Fergus to deliver hot meals to people on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If you want to access these meals or you want to participate in helping pack or deliver the meals to people, please send an email to email@example.com or call 519-843-2141. This ministry is carried out in strict compliance with public health guidelines and protocols.