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St. Cyprian's Anglican Church 


Please take time and acquaint yourself with our programs, ministries and worship.
I think you will be impressed with the activities and the fellowship you will find in our congregation.


Note particularly the strong focus on ecumenical life, which has always been central for us and the other members of the Tri-Church. This emphasis provides a whole new
and enriching aspect to our lives.


Please know that we are always delighted for you to worship with us at
St. Cyprian’s.



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All public events are on hold
until further notice.

Latest Pastoral Message
from Fr. Victor Li


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The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God,
and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all!

Welcome to Palm Sunday Home Worship…

Order of Worship
Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

Scriptures, Homily, Prayers and Hymns
 

First, you may have read about this idea:

https://thedeaconsbench.com/a-beautiful-idea-for-palm-sunday/

“What if everyone on Sunday, April 5 in the morning,
puts a branch on the door of their house or on the window,
to celebrate Palm Sunday?  It could be any green branch you can get.  This would help, despite the social distancing, to be connected as we enter into the Holiest of Weeks.  We may be physically isolated, but not separated.  We are united as the body of Christ.  We are the Church.” 

If you wish to participate, by all means!

Second, as with every year, we have ordered palms
from Broughton’s store.  However, we cannot gather to make palm crosses and use them to decorate the church this year. 
Since we have to pay for them in any case, and we have no reasonable ways to distribute to church members, Jackie Gill (the Chair of Altar Guild) suggested that we asked the sisters at St John’s Convent whether they would accept them.  In communicating with the sisters, I found out that they were actually going to be without palms, because their supplier did not have them this year.  Therefore, your palms are being enjoyed by the sisters now.  I delivered directly from Broughton’s to the Convent on Thursday, and the sisters believe their prayers are being miraculously answered!  In God's economy, that’s how things work out!  Jackie was divinely inspired to think of making this offer to the Convent,
and I am just the delivery guy... LOL!  Isn’t it wonderful?

I heard in the news that we can be “positivity ambassadors”
- so I can add that to my job description.

I have modified our usual celebration of Palm Sunday from the Book of Alternative Services… since we cannot do the palm procession in church.  Please follow the link above as your guide to worship. 
For prayers, I have inserted the Litany of Resistance,
used on March 26th as noonday prayers for the Diocesan Day of Prayer & Fasting.  Personally, I found it a very powerful and moving prayer.  Same as last week, I have included links to YouTube videos for the three hymns for you to sing along or simply listen, courtesy of the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.  Just copy the link to your web browser and that will take you to the correct YouTube page for the video. 
You may choose to wait till Sunday morning to worship, or at any time convenient for you.

We may be celebrating Palm Sunday without the usual palms,
but think of the connection we have with the sisters of SSJD
up (or down) the road, as they pray and worship, we also pray and worship in one spirit and in God’s wonderful arrangement for this time.

May you continue to find God's presence comforting,
and know that God’s blessings are indeed with you!

Hosanna in the Highest!
Fr. Victor


If you choose to follow another on-line worship service,
please go to our Diocesan website:

https://www.toronto.anglican.ca


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Parish Nursing Health Tips - Spring 2020


Health Tip - Week of April 5
brought to you by Margaret Black, Parish Nurse

Start a “Gratitude List” and add 5 items each day for this week.

We are all so stressed by the ongoing news about COVID-19 and the general gloom & doom, we easily forget how many things we have to be grateful for. When you add an item to your list, don’t just write it down and forget it. Really think about all its implications. At the end of the week, you should have 35 items on your Gratitude List which can significantly improve your feeling about life in general
as it redirects your attention in a positive way.

For example, if you are reading this on the website that means you have a computer which allows you to stay in touch with friends & family and find all sorts of interesting information when you are bored & lonely, while staying in the safety of your own home. But that’s not all. It also means you have a reliable source of electricity (people are working to provide you with this source), and you have access to the internet. You have learned the skills to use the computer (someone taught you). It also suggests that you have people you want to stay in contact with and things you want to learn. I don’t need to go on. You get the drift!

And stress is a major factor in literally all medical conditions. In the short term it can help us avoid an imminent danger, but in the long run it is very destructive. It depresses the immune system and wreaks havoc with all the body systems. So any ways in which you can decrease your stress will help you. Stay home, stay safe, and keep connected by phone or email with the important people in your life.

And always remember to pray for those who are struggling
in so many ways and to thank God for all His blessings.


COVID-19

Symptoms?
fever, cough, difficulty breathing, pneumonia in both lungs.

How does it spread?
Through respiratory droplets spread when you cough/sneeze;
close personal contact (e.g. touching or shaking hands);
touching something with the virus on it,
then touching your mouth, nose or eyes
before washing your hands.


Protection of yourself and others?
Wash your hands often
(after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose,
touching common-use areas,
such as door handles, elevator buttons, etc.)
with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
(back and front, special attention to nail areas);
use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
avoid close contact with people who are sick;
cough or sneeze into your sleeve instead of into your hands;
and
stay home
to avoid spreading the illness to others.


Why Physical Distancing is Vital?
Get the message,
already seen by more than 40 million people,
here...


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See the latest COVID-19 updates from
Bishop Andrew Asbil,
the College of Bishops and
the Diocesan leadership, here:


https://www.toronto.anglican.ca/2020/03/13/covid-19-updates

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1080 Finch Avenue East, North York, Toronto
(just east of Leslie and Finch, north of the 401)

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Sunday Services
Holy Communion at 9:30 am
every Sunday

Sung Eucharist at 11:00 am
1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday of the month

Morning Prayer at 11:00 am
2nd and 4th Sunday of the month

(except Holy Days)


Occasionally, there will be a combined Communion service at 10:30 am

 

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We also have Sunday School & Nursery.
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