September 24, 2021 COVID COMMITTEE UPDATE
As promised I am sending you an email to inform you of our new Covid 19 protocols for Sunday worship. As you are likely aware, our provincial government is imposing new measures designed to decrease the number of new cases of Covid 19 as we are now in the fourth wave of the virus and daily case numbers have been rising dramatically. Here is a link to the new measures from the NB Government: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/covid-19.html
As you likely know by now masks must be worn in all indoor spaces effective today so please bring a mask and wear it on Sunday at all times inside the building. Our Covid 19 Operational Plan Committee met this week and have decided that we are going to ask congregation members to refrain from singing for the time being with the exception of the choir as they will be spaced further apart than the rest of us. The books used at the 9:00 am service will be placed in a bin and kept separate for over 72 hours to prevent the spread of any virus. We are also going to go back to serving just the bread at communion for the time being. Lastly we are following the NB Government regulations and are going to ask for you to show proof of vaccination from Covid 19. Proof of vaccination can be provided in any of the following forms:
Immunization record from an RHA clinic, pharmacy, or Public Health
Photo or copy of an immunization record
Proof of Vaccination from another jurisdiction
Medical exemption certificate
We are going to ask you to show this once and we will keep a list of people who have shown us proof of vaccination. We will not photocopy or keep any medical records as this would violate privacy law
I know this is uncharted territory for all of us and it is likely frustrating for many of us to go back to wearing masks and not singing etc. I remind you that at the heart of these requirements is for the health and safety of people. Covid remains a serious threat to the health of New Brunswickers and each of us needs to do our part to protect the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors. Thank-you for your cooperation and your patience.
If you have any feedback about any of these directions please let us know.
Jonathan and the Covid 19 Operational Plan Commitee
September 19, 2021: 17th Sunday after Pentecost (HC-BCP)
I hope you are enjoying the warm fall weather. Today is a beautiful day! My wife is out doing some gardening and I am about to take the dog for a walk. I want to thank-you for your patience during the last 18 months with all of the changes due to Covid 19. I want to remind you of the changes coming this Wednesday as the government introduces changes to the way businesses operate. Our Covid 19 Operational Plan Committee is meeting on Tuesday to discuss how best to implement these changes. I will send an email out following that meeting to let know of any changes to how we worship.
Here is a link to the video of today's service.
God Bless, Jonathan
Mission Action Plan:
Please pray for our Mission Action Plan that we are developing for the next 3-5 years. Please put any relevant information on the boards in the Church as God leads you.
Hand Bell Choir Seeking New Members: Want to try something new? Meet new friends and learn a new skill? A Hand Bell Choir is looking for new members. We meet at Church of Good Shepherd on Manawagonish Rd, West. Can’t read music, that’s OK…..we will train. Our mission is to play for others who would enjoy this unique musical choir while having fun ourselves. For details call Lynn at 635- 8474 and leave your name and number.
Choir Practice resumed on Wednesday, September 15th at 7pm in the Small Hall. New members are always welcome!!!
Learn The Bible In 24 Hours Bible Study started Sept. 14th. The second half of our Bible Study began on Sept. 14th (Tuesdays) at 7pm. We will meet in the Small Hall for about an hour and a half. You can also participate online through Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 896 7491 8655
Wednesday Youth Groups Started Sept. 15th Jr. Youth Group 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Ages 8-12)Sr. Youth Group 7:30pm - 9:00pm (Ages 13 & up). There are mini flyers at the back of the church to give to people you know who have children in these age groups.
Prayer Group on Friday at 10:00am.
Come and learn more about prayer and pray for our parish and any prayer requests.
The Shepherd's Cupboard
Is a new ministry to people who are in need of some basic food items. Please bring non-perishable food items to church with you.
We are looking for people to serve as Greeters for the 10:00am service in August and at the 10:30am service in the fall. Would you consider volunteering?