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Hello everyone,

On Saturday morning, the second in the series ‘Medical Assistance in Dying” will be held at St. Agnes church.  More information is on the Gloria Dei website at  https://www.gloriadei.ca/

On Sunday morning there will be a forum following the service, led by Dr. Larry Denef on the topic of   "Death and Funerals"

Feb 22 – KAIROS blanket exercise.  Register with Pr Vida.  More information is on our website at  https://www.gloriadei.ca/

Feb 23 – Potluck Lunch and birthday celebration.

March 22.- Potluck Lunch and birthday celebration, ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

This Sunday, February 2 – Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord

The Presentation of Our Lord is referred to in some corners of the church as Candlemas because of an ancient tradition of blessing all the candles to be used in the church in the coming year at the mass celebrated on that day. It was a way of underscoring the truth of Simeon’s confession that this baby Jesus was “a light for revelation to the Gentiles” and a light for glory to Israel. Let the light of every candle in church be a little epiphany of the love of God for all people in the person of God’s son, Jesus, the light of the world. The Presentation rarely falls on a Sunday, and both Evangelical Lutheran Worship rubrics and ecumenical practice suggest that, as a significant lesser festival, it replace the ordinary Sunday readings: Malachi 3:1-4 | Psalm 84 | Hebrews 2:14-18 | Luke 2:22-20 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++.

Are there precautions I can take against coronavirus?

Health officials say special precautions are not necessary other than the usual steps taken during a regular flu or winter season.   To reduce the risk of infection: ·       

Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds throughout the day. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice ·       

Avoid touching your eyes/mouth/nose ·        Sneeze or cough into your elbow sleeve While some have opted to wear surgical or face masks during this time, experts say the masks are not entirely effective or necessary for the average person going about their daily lives.

Hygiene practices in our public worship

Beginning this Sunday we will have hand sanitizer available in the worship space for congregation members and those serving in the liturgy. If you are ill, we encourage you to stay home to recover. Pastor Vida is available to visit and bring home communion. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Keep them in your prayers: Miriam,  Gerry,  Aud, Lois, Tilly, and Estelle.          

Peace,     

Lin