April 12, 2020 8:30 am

Easter Sunday

St Hilary’s Church welcomes people from diverse backgrounds

to nurture their spiritual lives in helping them live Christ’s mission.

If there is anyone you would like us to pray for today, 

please name them out loud during the intercessions, 

or print their names on the Prayer Sheet in the Narthex. 

Children’s activity packs are available from the Greeters.

Archbishop of Toronto: The Most Rev’d Andrew Asbil

Area Bishop of York-Credit Valley: The Rt Rev’d Jenny Andison

 Incumbent of St. Hilary’s: The Rev’d Adrienne Clements

The Gathering of the Community

Easter Sentence  

Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us; therefore let us keep the feast.                                                                         1 Corinthians 5:7-8

Apostolic Greeting  & Collect for Purity

                                                           Book of Alternative Services p.185

The Apostolic Greeting

Priest: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 

People: And also with you.

Collect for Purity

Priest: Almighty God 

People: to you all hearts are open, all desires known,

and from you no secrets are hidden.

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts 

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love you,

and worthily magnify your holy name;

through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Glory to God                                       Book of Alternative Services p.186

Celebrant: Glory to God in the highest, 

All: and peace to his people on earth.

 

Lord God, heavenly king, 

almighty God and Father, 

we worship you, we give you thanks, 

we praise you for your glory. 

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, 

Lord God, Lamb of God, 

you take away the sin of the world:

 have mercy on us; 

you are seated at the right hand of the Father: 

receive our prayer. 

For you alone are the Holy One, 

you alone are the Lord, 

you alone are the Most High, 

Jesus Christ, 

with the Holy Spirit, 

in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Collect for Easter

Lord of life and power,

through the mighty resurrection of your Son,

you have overcome the old order of sin and death

and have made all things new in him.

May we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ,

reign with him in glory,
who with you and the Holy Spirit is alive,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF ACTS

Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

                                                                                ACTS 10:34-43

THE WORD OF THE LORD.

Thanks be to God.

PSALM 118:1-2, 14-24  

Said responsively by half verse.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; *

his mercy endures for ever.

Let Israel now proclaim, *

“His mercy endures for ever.”

The Lord is my strength and my song, *

and he has become my salvation.

There is a sound of exultation and victory *

in the tents of the righteous:

“The right hand of the Lord has triumphed! *

the right hand of the Lord is exalted! 

the right hand of the Lord has triumphed!”

I shall not die, but live,*

 and declare the works of the Lord.

The Lord has punished me sorely, *

but he did not hand me over to death.

Open for me the gates of righteousness; *

I will enter them; I will offer thanks to the Lord.

“This is the gate of the Lord; *

he who is righteous may enter.”

I will give thanks to you, for you answered me *

and have become my salvation.

The same stone which the builders rejected *

has become the chief cornerstone.

This is the Lord’s doing, *

and it is marvellous in our eyes.

On this day the Lord has acted; *

we will rejoice and be glad in it.

A READING FROM THE FIRST LETTER OF PAUL TO THE COLOSSIANS 
So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.  

                                                                          COLOSSIANS 3:1-4

THE WORD OF THE LORD.

Thanks be to God. 

Please rise, as you are able, for the Gospel reading.

THE LORD BE WITH YOU.

And also with you.

THE HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO JOHN

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes. But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”: and she told them that he had said these things to her. 
                                                                                      JOHN 20:1-18

THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon – Easter 

O Lord, open our minds and hearts so that we may hear your Holy Word, understand it and do Your will, as we sojourn on this earth. 

Amen

Please be seated.  

Early Friday morning Jesus was nailed to the cross and approximately 6 hours later his body was quickly lowered down from the rough beams on which he had died.  The sun was setting in the Judean sky and a problem was presenting itself. Jewish law decreed that an executed criminal had to be buried before sunset on the day he died.  Also, in a few hours the Sabbath would begin and for Jews, no burials could take place on the Sabbath.

The Romans, who were in charge of the crucifixion, had no such laws.  In other places they often let bodies hang on the crosses for weeks as a warning to others.  But the Romans were sensitive to the religious customs of the Jews, especially during this holy time of Passover.  So, they allowed the bodies of Jesus and his 2 companions to be removed before sunset on that Friday.

Joseph of Arimathea, a wealthy member of the Sanhedrin and a secret disciple of Jesus, arranged with Pontius Pilate to have Jesus’ body take to a peaceful garden.  There the body was wrapped in linen and placed in a new tomb, which Joseph had prepared for his own eventual use. The tomb was sealed with a large stone. Because of the care of Joseph, Jesus’ body was treated with more tenderness and respect than usually given to an executed man. 

But there were women who wanted to do more, Mary Magdalene amongst them.  They wanted to wash and anoint the body with spices according to their custom.  Given the circumstances there had been no time to do this on the Friday and because of Sabbath traditions, they could not do it on the Sabbath.  So, very early on the first day of the week they set out with ointments in hand to care for the body of their beloved teacher, son and friend. 

Within a moment of their arrival at the grave, their strength and determination to care for the body would change to concern, amazement and fear. And yet within this moment of the first resurrection, the women would find the source of strength we all need to live our lives more fully, to live our lives more hopefully and the confidence we need to minister more faithfully.  It was a moment that changed everything. 

The women were determined to care for Jesus’ body.  We can admire them. They knew the Romans were watching the grave.  There was a rumour that the body might be stolen and then it would be announced that he had risen from the dead – something both the Romans and the Sanhedrin wanted to avoid.  They also knew that a large stone covered the entrance to the tomb – a stone far to big for them to move on their own. How they would have moved the stone was a challenge they faced and one they had no immediate answer for.  They would need help and were unsure how to get it. 

Does that sound familiar?  Many of us face this once in a while in our lives.  The challenge of needing help but not knowing where to get it, or even, if I am to be honest, not quite willing to admit I need help.  Most of us are raised to be fiercely independent. In my family we talk about how strong our ancestors were, who came to Canada a long time ago and had to struggle to survive.  In truth, not to different a truth from folks coming here today – who need to adjust to a new world and find a way to make a life here. I think we have built a bit of a myth around the ability of our forebearers to manage to survive on their own.  If we look more closely, we will see that in truth, they lived in communities – albeit small compared to today’s towns and cities – but communities that worked together to help each other survive. 

In our 21st century world we have become a globally interdependent community – even if we struggle to deny this at times.  We have become more and more dependent on others for goods, services and social cooperation. Oranges from Israel, strawberries from California, cars from Korea, banking support from India or emergency rescue support from around the world.  Our challenge is to acknowledge that we are so interdependent. 

The Gospel both asks us to be somewhat inner directed in terms of how we live out our Christian values but Jesus clearly expected us to do this within the body of Christ, a community, the community of the church.  When we come together, we do so in supportive fellowship – to be renewed, bolstered, loved, cared for and provided the opportunity to care for others. Yet, so many of us don’t or we hold back. We feel it might be a sign of weakness to admit we can’t solve all the problems in our lives alone.  Even admitting we have problems is seen as weakness, even failure.

If we look to Jesus – and he asks us to reach out to others, to work and live together – we can see one of the first things he did was to bring together 12 to be his disciples.  He teaches them, cares for them and trusts them – even when they falter and fail. Yet after his resurrection he entrusts the future of his ministry to them and many others in the Great Commission.  Even more importantly he reached out to God in whom he found the resources to carry on, to know he was loved and trusted. 

We too need to reach out to each other and God.  The responsibilities, cares, sorrows, uncertainties and moral challenges of daily life can deplete our spiritual resources.  Especially today, as we face the Covid-19 crisis together. We need the resources supplied by God through prayer, study, corporate worship and fellowship.  The women who went to the tomb knew that determination, no matter how strong, wouldn’t be enough to move the stone. They knew they would need help – as do we.  We need to reach out to others for support and above all we need to reach out for God’s supportive and loving strength. 

When the women arrived at the tomb the help they needed had been provided.  The stone was rolled away. And a young man who met the women inside the tomb declared, ‘do not be amazed, you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified, He had risen, he is not here.’  One thing about life that the women knew was that the dead remained dead. None of us get out of life alive. And yet, here God had reversed the order. One of the world’s most ancient and poignant questions is Job’s: ‘if a man die, shall he live again?’ (Job 14:14).  Nature’s answer, as we understand it, is no. God’s answer is a resounding yes. 

Admittedly, there are times when death comes mercifully into a life – when a person is no longer able to experience life consciously or to relate meaningfully to others.

I am increasingly aware that I am not getting any younger and that I won’t be able to read all the books that I would like to read, to visit all the places that intrigue me and to meet all the people I would like to meet.  Even though, I know life is a journey and we are asked to keep on the journey of learning, discovery and loving, I am increasingly aware that this mortal journey has a limited time line. 

But thanks to God in Jesus’s resurrection the limits of this life are passing and wiped away.  Jesus in his resurrection and his words gives us a new truth. He asks that we ‘not let out hearts be troubled.  Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you I go to prepare a place for you.’ (John 14: 1-2).  By God’s grace that promise will be fulfilled. Ultimately, by God’s promise, there will be time for another conversation, another moment with a loved one, and a fuller understanding of God’s kingdom.  Jesus’ resurrection brings security to our lives by casting out our fear of a limited life, of death. 

Every Christian is called to seek and serve the resurrected Christ, who is alive in this world.  He is calling us into a loving community to serve where he already is – with the poor, the troubled, the lost and the needing.  He provides us with the confidence to overcome our fear and to minister faithfully to him and to those he loves in our giving, serving and witness. 

The resurrected Jesus meets our deepest needs.  He is the source of the strength we need to live our lives more fully.  He proclaims the resurrection promise that we need to live more hopefully.  He provides us with the confidence we need to minister faithfully. And so, the risen Christ declares: Lo I am with you always, to the close of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)

Amen

Creed            Book of Alternative Services p.188

Celebrant: Let us confess our faith, as we say, 

All: We believe in one God, 

the Father, the Almighty, 

maker of heaven and earth, 

of all that is, seen and unseen. 

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, 

the only Son of God, 

eternally begotten of the Father, 

God from God, Light from Light, 

true God from true God, 

begotten, not made, 

of one being with the Father. 

Through him all things were made. 

For us and for our salvation 

he came down from heaven:

by the power of the Holy Spirit 

he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, 

and was made man. 

For our sake he was crucified 

under Pontius Pilate; 

he suffered death and was buried. 

On the third day he rose again 

in accordance with the scriptures; 

he ascended into heaven 

and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 

He will come again in glory 

to judge the living and the dead, 

and his kingdom will have no end. 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, 

the Lord, the giver of life, 

who proceeds from the Father. 

With the Father and the Son 

he is worshipped and glorified. 

He has spoken through the prophets. 

We believe in one holy catholic 

and apostolic Church. 

We acknowledge one baptism 

for the forgiveness of sins. 

We look for the resurrection of the dead, 

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Intercessions 

It is true.  Jesus is alive for all time.  The Lord of life cannot be held by death.  God’s victory over sin and death means that new life for us is a reality. 

As we celebrate the new life of Resurrection,

let us pray to God, who brings us all to life. 

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer. 

Lord God, we pray that the Church

may proclaim with joy your message of hope

for the world;

may our lives, as well as our worship,

testify to the truth of the Resurrection;

broaden our vision of what is possible

through new life in you. 

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer. 

Lord God, we pray for the Church around the world

that it may fulfill your plan. 

We pray for the Provincial Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, for the Diocese of the Arctic and its 52 parishes, for St. Christopher’s Church and its environmental program, for St. Clement, Eglinton and it’s work with refugees, for St. Cuthbert’s Church and its community garden program, and for the Chaplaincy to the Trillium Health Partners.

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer. 

Lord God, we pray for the world we inhabit;

for those who lead, and take important decisions,

and for those who follow or are coerced,

or who have no voice.

We pray for mercy and justice, compassion and integrity.

We pray for protection against evil

And strengthening of goodness. 

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer. 

Lord God, we pray for our world as it responds to the Covid-19 virus. 

We pray for everyone affected by it, the sick, the doctors, nurses, front line workers, the grocery clerks, teachers, parents at home with children while trying to work, for those who have lost jobs, for everyone of us who is fearful, alone, afraid to look forward. 

Help us to see that there is hope, that you are walking this journey with us,

That you are giving us strength to help each other, to stay home, to be patient, to hope. 

As we move into this new resurrected creation.

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer. 

Lord God we pray for all babies, and those as yet unborn,

that they may be born into a world of love and acceptance.

We pray, too, for those who provide foster care,

and for all children at risk.

We pray for all parents and those who support them.

We pray for the newly baptised and recently confirmed:

Ffr a deeper commitment to supporting one another

as we grow in faith. 

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer. 

Lord we pray for those who cannot think

for the pain or anguish which engulfs them;

for all those who have little energy left to rejoice.

Bring healing, and the resources to cope with suffering,

and give us the grace

to carry one another’s burdens in love. 

We pray, especially for Gregory, Dorothy, Riley, Jane, Jim, Ed, Olwen, Alison, Len and Estrianna and for all those who are on our hearts and minds at this time. 

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer. 

Lord God, we thank you for lives well lived,

and commend to your keeping those who have died.

Through the resurrection hope,

may they know the joy of heaven. 

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer. 

Lord God, we thank you for the precious gift of new life;

may we never again take it for granted,

but live each moment in the fullness of life

that Jesus has gained for us. 

Merciful Father,

accept these prayers

for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Confession and Absolution Book of Alternative Services p.191

Celebrant: Dear friends in Christ, 

God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy; 

he welcomes sinners and invites them to his table. 

Let us confess our sins, 

confident in God’s forgiveness. 

Silence is kept. 

Celebrant: Most merciful God, 

All: we confess that we have sinned against you 

in thought, word, and deed, 

by what we have done, 

and by what we have left undone. 

We have not loved you with our whole heart; 

 we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. 

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. 

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, 

have mercy on us and forgive us, 

that we may delight in your will, 

and walk in your ways, 

to the glory of your name. Amen. 

Celebrant: Almighty God have mercy upon you, 

pardon and deliver you from all your sins, 

confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, 

and keep you in eternal life; 

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

People: Amen.

The Peace

You are invited to exchange a sign of God’s peace.

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Prayer over the Gifts

God our strength and salvation,

receive all we offer you this day,

and grant that we who have confessed your name,

and received new life in baptism,

may live in the joy of the resurrection,

through Jesus Christ the Lord.  Amen.          

Eucharistic Prayer No. 4 Book of Alternative Services p.201

Celebrant: The Lord be with you. 

People: And also with you

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts. 

People: We lift them to the Lord

Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. 

People: It is right to give our thanks and praise. 

Celebrant: It is right to give you thanks and praise, 

O Lord, our God, sustainer of the universe, 

you are worthy of glory and praise. 

People: Glory to you for ever and ever

Celebrant: At your command all things came to be: 

the vast expanse of interstellar space, 

galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, 

and this fragile earth, our island home; 

by your will they were created and have their being. 

People: Glory to you for  ever and ever

Celebrant: From the primal elements 

you brought forth the human race, 

and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill; 

you made us the stewards of creation. 

People: Glory to you for ever and ever. 

Celebrant: But we turn against you, and betray your trust; 

and we turn against one another. 

Again and again you call us to return. 

Through the prophets and sages 

you reveal your righteous law. 

In the fullness of time you sent your Son, 

born of a woman, to be our Saviour. 

He was wounded for our transgressions, 

and bruised for our iniquities. 

By his death he opened to us 

the way of freedom and peace. 

People: Glory to you for ever and ever.

Celebrant: Therefore we praise you, 

joining with the heavenly chorus, 

with prophets, apostles, and martyrs, 

and with those in every generation 

who have looked to you in hope,

 to proclaim with them your glory, 

in their unending hymn: 

All: Holy, holy, holy Lord, 

God of power and might, 

heaven and earth are full of your glory. 

Hosanna in the highest. 

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. 

Hosanna in the highest. 

Celebrant: Blessed are you, Lord our God, 

for sending us Jesus, the Christ, 

who on the night he was handed over 

to suffering and death, 

took bread, said the blessing, 

broke the bread, gave it to his friends, 

and said, “Take this, and eat it: 

this is my body which is given for you. 

Do this for the remembrance of me.” 

In the same way, after supper, 

he took the cup of wine;

he gave you thanks, 

and said, “Drink this, all of you: 

this is my blood of the new covenant, 

which is shed for you and for many 

for the forgiveness of sins. 

Whenever you drink it, 

do this for the remembrance of me.” 

People: Glory to you for ever and ever.

Celebrant: Gracious God, 

we recall the death of your Son Jesus Christ, 

we proclaim his resurrection and ascension, 

and we look with expectation for his coming 

as Lord of all the nations. 

We who have been redeemed by him, 

and made a new people by water and the Spirit, 

now bring you these gifts. 

Send your Holy Spirit upon us 

and upon this offering of your Church, 

that we who eat and drink at this holy table 

may share the divine life of Christ our Lord. 

People: Glory to you for ever and ever. 

Celebrant: Pour out your Spirit upon the whole earth 

and make it your new creation. 

Gather your Church together 

from the ends of the earth into your kingdom, 

where peace and justice are revealed, 

that we, with all your people, 

of every language, race, and nation, 

may share the banquet you have promised; 

through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ, 

all honour and glory are yours, 

creator of all. 

People: Glory to you for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer Book of Alternative Services p.211

Celebrant: As our Saviour taught us, let us pray, 

All: Our Father in heaven, 

hallowed be your name, 

your kingdom come, 

your will be done, 

on earth as in heaven. 

Give us today our daily bread. 

Forgive us our sins 

as we forgive those who sin against us. 

Save us from the time of trial, 

and deliver us from evil. 

For the kingdom, the power, 

and the glory are yours, 

      now and for ever. Amen

Breaking of the Bread 

Priest: Lord, we died with you on the cross.

People: Now we are raised to new life.

Priest: We were buried in your tomb.

People: Now we share in your resurrection.

Priest: Live in us, that we may live in you.

Priest: These are the gifts of God for you

the holy people of God.

People: Thanks be to God!

Sharing of Communion

All who seek to serve Christ are welcome to receive
the sacrament of bread and wine as a reminder of your baptism,
or you may come forward for a blessing.

If you require a gluten free wafer please indicate this when you come up for Communion.

Going Out Into the World

Prayer after Communion

Priest: God of life,

bring us to the glory of the resurrection

promised in this Easter sacrament.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord.  Amen.

The Doxology

Priest: Glory to God,

All: whose power, working in us,

can do infinitely more

than we can ask or imagine.

Glory to God from generation to generation,

in the Church and in Christ Jesus,

for ever and ever.  Amen.

The Blessing

Dismissal

Leader:    Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

Alleluia!  Alleluia! Alleluia!

People: Thanks be to God!  

Alleluia!  Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

Youth Corner

Last week on April 5th, 2020 instead of having a Youth Sunday at the Church we continue to celebrate our faith from home. We remember the meaningfulness behind the Eucharist, for Jesus made the bread and wine symbols of his body and his blood, to represent the ultimate sacrifice that was made so that our sins would be forgiven. Each of us, as children of God, are ‘loved more than we can ask or imagine’.

This love carries us through the darkest of times, even on days when we feel weak and/or distressed we can find strength and comfort in God. 

In this path in life we do not walk alone, and even on a dim and uncertain path there is always a glimmer of light and hope that will take us home.

This week on April 12th, 2020 we remember this love that is so strongly felt for us, by our creator, that completely encompasses this weekend each year. The son of God, who had been sent to Earth for us, has The Last Supper with his disciples, and then after he is betrayed, he is ultimately sentenced to be crucified. This public, excruciatingly painful, death was seen as a shameful way to die for criminals to send a message to the people of that time. Even though he was not a criminal like the man on a cross on either side of him he accepted his fate with grace for his greater purpose. 

While recalling this time is very somber, it is important to remember and reflect on it, and leads to great joy when Jesus was raised from the dead. 

With grateful hearts we praise Jesus. Alleluia! 

Our acknowledgement of shared land

St Hilary’s Church is located on the historical territory of the Wendat, Seneca, and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations. The territory is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peacefully share and care for the lands and resources around the Great Lakes. Today the Greater Toronto Area is the home of many indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to worship in this territory.

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Church Office: 2055 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON.  L5A 2E6 

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Priest: The Rev’d Adrienne Clements 905-279-2304 (W)

Email: adrienne.clements.987@gmail.com 647-539-3727 (C)

Community Counsellor: Deborah Birkett                                   289-382-9103    

                                                 Email: deborah@sanctuarypsychotherapy.ca 

Youth Ministry Apprentice:  Alina Roscoe                   647-391-2201

                       Email:  aliros432@gmail.com 

Rector’s Warden: Sharon Andrew, 

People’s Warden: Hilary Ottley, Deputy People’s Warden:  Claude Ho