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.
Vestry is an opportunity for the St. John's community of faith to gather together. We look back to 2020 and give thanks for all that was accomplished to the glory of God, we welcome new members, and we look forward to 2021 by committing ourselves to new goals with a team of lay leaders. CLICK HERE to view a video of highlights of ministry during 2020 at St. John's.
Here is the VESTRY REPORT including written reports from all of our ministries, financial statements for 2020, and a budget for 2021. You will notice that the charts at the end of the report can be a particularly helpful summary of the financial picture.
Our annual Vestry meeting of mission and ministry was held on SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21st on Zoom. We had a great turn out of people to commit themselves to new ministry in the coming year.
You can help by:
As of November 22 we have suspended in-person attendance at our liturgies. We are live-streaming our Sunday morning liturgy at 11am, which you can find at St. John' Elora YouTube Channel.
Here are resources to support you:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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 is working with St. James' in Fergus to provide hot meals on Monday to Friday. During the pandemic, the MEALS TO GO program partners with local restaurants and caterers to deliver hot meals to people in the community. If you want to help with this program by being a DRIVER, MEAL PACKER, or CLEAN UP TEAM please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This ministry is carried out in strict compliance with public health guidelines and protocols.