The pandemic has had huge impact in our lives and our community, the ministry of St. George’s has had to adapt to do our best to continue to minister to you, our parish family, and to provide support in the community.
We have added these online Sunday videos, to provide a relevant message of faith, hope, and love and to continue to gather and offer prayers during this global crisis. We have improved our communication and connection with you through our weekly emails and reached out to support the needs of our community through our formal and informal phone ministry.
There are many activities and gatherings that we have had to postpone doing, but where we can we have encouraged other ways to provide support like the virtual Walk to End ALS. Even during this pandemic, the folks of St. George’s raised almost $7,000 to support ALS Canada.
I want to thank you for your continued support of the ministry of St. George’s.
Our Gospel reading for this Sunday is Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.
Jesus said, “But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another,
‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”
At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”1
All the readings for this Sunday can be found by following this link.
Be Well and God Bless.
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park
- Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.