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Please Note -   We had a connection glitch this morning so there is a break in the service.  The first part of the service is linked below.  It will take you to our Facebook page.  When that portion of the service finishes, you can stay on the Facebook page and click on the second installment for the rest of the service.

 

Reopening for In-Person Gatherings 

We are so pleased to say that we are reopening in a small and gradual way for in person worship and other gatherings.  Begining Sunday, June 20th we will reopen for our 10am Eucharist.  We are limited to 22 people to be in the congregation which represents about 10% of our capacity.

Registering for Attending - If you would like to come on this Sunday or any Sunday (while restrictions are still in place), we ask that you pre-register by sending an email to the office or by leaving a phone message on the office voice mail. Please say who you are, who may be coming with you and a contact number or email so that we can confirm your registration.  Once we reach our limit, we will have to say no to you but we can put you at the top of the list for the next week.  We hope that this limitation to only a small number of people attending will become less restrictive over the next few weeks.  You can email the office at: churchoffice@shawbiz.ca  or telephone 604-581-4800 and leave a message.

Covid Protocols
1/ If you are feeling unwell, please stay home
2/ Masks must be worn inside the church for the duration
3/ Social distance of at least 6 feet needs to be maintained at all times
4/ Hand sanitization is important.  There will be a number of hand sanitization stations around the church available
5/ There cannot be any congregational singing.  Only one person may sing at a time.
6/ Readers and others participating in the service may remove their mask at the microphone and put it back on as they go back to their seat
7/ a)Those coming forward for communion must come up the side aisles to the front then enter the chancel. 
b) You must continue to wear your mask as you come up. 
c) Please use the hand sanitizer as you come forward for communion. 
d) After receiving the bread in your hands you should exit the sanctuary in the usual manner through the Lady Chapel or through the vestry. 
e) Once you have returned to your seat you may remove your mask to eat the bread. 
f) Please replace your mask once again.

8/ The washrooms in the upper hall are the only ones designated to be used at this time.
9/ The diocese has given guidance that there should be no socializing before or after the service.  So at this time, and for the next while, there will not be a Social Hour.  We hope, and expect that this will change in the next few weeks.

Notices for the Week of June 20th

Sunday Eucharist June 20th at 10am - In-Person and Live Stream

Groundskeeping Party - A grounds keeping party will take place on Saturday, June 19th from 10am to 12pm.  This will mostly focus on the cemetery.  We hope there will be a good crowd of people who will be able to come along and help to clean the grave markers of their own family members who are buried in the cemetery as well as those of those who were friends.  It is not expected that we will get this all done in just a couple of hours but it will be start of taking care of the markers, lifting the markers and resetting them and making sure that debris is taken away from around the various graves.

Parish Council Meeting - the parish council will meet next Sunday, June 27th.  The time has not yet been established.  The minutes of the last meeting as well as the agenda will be sent out during the week.  If you have anything for the agenda, please send it to the office or directly to the rector by Thursday, June 24th.

Baptisms Taking Place - At this time we are doing baptisms on Saturdays in order to be able to accommodate members of the family and the baptism party for this great event in the lives of those who are being made a part of the church.  Once all the covid restrictions have been lifted, on a Sunday in September, we will have a great gathering on one of the Sundays to celebrate all those who have been baptized during the summer as a way for all of us at St. Helen's to express our love and joy for the newly baptized.
On Saturday, June 19th, there will be three baptisms taking place.  These three have been waiting for the last year for the opportunity to be baptized.  The children are all a part of the newest generation of the Lah family.
There are at least two others children who will be baptized over the summer.  If you would like to be baptized or have a child whom you would like baptized, please contact the church office by email or phone.  We will arrange for the baptism on a date that is convenient for you and your family over the summer.

A Wedding is Taking Place  
Next Saturday, at 2pm,  Luke Moo, the son of Father Gregory Lah is getting married to his fiancé, Jessica.  The marriage is taking place at Our Lady of Good Counsel, RC Church in Surrey.  Numbers for people to attend are, of course, very limited, but if you would like to watch the live stream, just click on the link to the Youtube channel to watch it.  Wedding of Luke Moo and Fiancé, Jessica

Daily Prayer Tuesday to Friday at 9:30am
Please join us for this time of reflection and bringing our prayers before God livestreamed on our Facebook Page.  Although the prayer is ‘live’ in the morning, you can participate in it at any time of the day, even the evening, whenever it suits your own schedule.

The Wednesday Conversation – Please join us this Wednesday, June 23rd, at 10am You are most welcome to join our Zoom gathering for lively conversation and catching up with one another.
Here is the link: The Wednesday Conversation

 Pastoral Needs and Emergencies – please do be in touch with the rector directly or through the office contacts if there are any pastoral needs.