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Hello everyone,
I am going to stop counting how many weeks we have been in social distancing mode – hope that’s okay with you?
THIS IS OUR APRIL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION NEWSLETTER!!
This month we are celebrating birthdays for:
April 4 - Heather 
        9- Max 
        13 - Riitta
        14- Dawn 
        17- Lois 
        22- George 
        23 - Lois 
        25- Isabelle 
        25- Lin 
        30- Noah
So grab a cupcake, light a candle and sing heartily for them!

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Did you know that Gloria Dei now has a YouTubeChannel?   
As of last Saturday it had 781 views in the 28 days since it was created! 
Top Hits:
Easter Celebration Hymn at 124 views
Sunday Easter Children's message and Bell-ringing at 119 views
Pastor Vida's Lenten Walkabout at 79 views
You can find it by visiting the church website at gloriadei.ca, scrolling to the
middle of the page and clicking on the Youtube icon. 
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Trust, Humility and Caring: An Interview with Candace, our Council Chair
Pastor Vida interviewed Candace about her work as a nurse in this time of pandemic and how her faith informs her practice. If you would like to access this video, please speak with Pastor Vida.
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Making Sure our Church Building is Secure
Last week an email was sent out from Maureen regarding security at the church.
The Jamatkhana has 24 hr security provided by volunteers from their community and they have very kindly included us in their rounds. Apparently they have encountered a couple of potential security risks (doors left unlocked, people hanging out in the parking lot) and have reported these to Maureen. Thank you to our neighbours for providing this
wonderful service!!

P
lease, please, please remember to lock the door behind you when you come in– otherwise unwanted others may come in unawares – and remember to lock up when you leave the church!

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Book Study on Prayer via Zoom

Pastor Vida had planned to lead a Book Study on Prayer in the Post Easter Season before the pandemic swept aside most scheduled events. The good news is that the book study can still go ahead with the help of digital
technology. The study group could meet online via the Zoom app for 3 consecutive weeks on Tuesdays at 1:30PM 

Proposed dates: May 12, 19 and 26. 
The Book: Prayer for People Who Don't Believe in God, by Vance Morgan. More
info by searching for Title at -  https://www.woodlakebooks.com/
Hard copy about $16.00
Kindle or e-book about $10.00
If you are interested please let Pastor Vida know by phoning the office or sending
her a short email at [email protected]
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Share Your Favorite Activity

How about sending in a video or photo of your favourite activity - reading, baking, sewing, puzzling, etc. while sheltering at home. If you would send them to Pr. Vida shewill make up a collage and/or video and we canpost it in a newsletter and also on the churchwebpage.
Wishing you all peace and sending you a virtual hug!
Lin