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ST. MICHAEL’S WELCOMES YOU AND INVITES YOU TO JOIN ONE OF OUR SERVICES!

 We are hosting Morning Virtual Prayer Services.  If you would like to join us, you have to write a request via email (saintmichaels@telus.net) for the link  to be provided to you. 

Let us continue to offer prayers of healing and calmness in the midst of anxiety and uncertainty among peoples and communities here and across the globe.

 

Starting on Sunday, June 20th, 2021 St. Michael’s will be re-starting in-person services.  Sunday service times as follows: 8:00am – B.C.P. Service and, 9:15am – B.A.S. Service. Hand gloves and Face masks will be available to anyone who wishes to use them while inside the church premises.  If you do not feel comfortable attending or unable to attend an in person service the 9:15 services will be live-streamed via Zoom. These church services will be in the form of the Holy Eucharist with communion of one kind,  Bread Only. We will also have music and a soloist during the service. We will conform to the bishop’s pastoral letter by following all the COVID safety protocols including masking, distancing, and contact tracing. The maximum number of people allowed to gather for in person worship indoors is expected to be 50. Please go over the following Phase 3 protocols. 

 

Phase 3 protocols:

  • Worship Service will be Holy Communion. 

  • The entrance door will remain open to prevent surface contamination of handles and to increase ventilation.

  • Pews will be measured off in 6 feet sections and marked with tape. Please sit on the pews that are unmarked with tape.

  • Physical distancing must be observed, and we must refrain from touching each other.

  • Music will be piano/organ only – congregational singing is not allowed but a designated soloist is permitted.

  • The offering plate will not be passed – it will be left on the table at the back of the sanctuary for your envelope offering.

  • Readers and Prayer leaders should remain in their seat while performing their ministry.

  • During Communion people will line up in the centre aisle, at least 6 feet apart.

  • Everyone who wants to receive Holy Communion must wear a mask.

  • Communicants will move forward one at a time towards the centre step at the front to receive the wafer at arm’s length. Priest will drop the wafer into their cupped palms.

  • Attendees who would prefer not to receive communion but would like a blessing may come forward and stand with your arms crossed and the priest will bless them.

  • After communion or blessing, attendees will leave the centre step and go back to their seat using the side aisles.

  • Communicants will consume their consecrated wafer.

  • Washrooms are for emergency use only –  users will be asked to sanitize the washroom sink and toilet after use – gloves, paper towels, and disinfectant solutions will be provided.

  • Bulletins will not be handed out – you will have to collect your bulletin on the table by the entrance doors. Afterwards, please place your used bulletin in the recycle bin by the exit doors at the end of the service.

  • Prayers books and Hymnals will be removed from the pews.

  • Fellowship (coffee hour) may be conducted in groups of 50 and under. A gloved person must distribute any food or drink. Buffets and self-serve food or drink are not permitted.

  • Guests are required to sign the guest book upon entry to the building with their full contact information in case they need to be contacted because of any COVID-19 alerts.

 

St. Michaels Anglican Church welcomes visitors and all seeking a spiritual home. Our hospitality is one form of our worship.

Your joys and hurts, searching for God, learning and yearning, frustrations and sorrows, are important to us as a Christian community.

Come and Pursue Life to its Fullest

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ST. MICHAEL’S COMMUNITY GARDENS 

St. Michael’s, Surrey has had a plot of land between its church and St. Michael’s house for a number of years.  After dealing with this for some time, a decision was made to apply to the City of Surrey for a “Community Enhancement Project” to create a community garden. The application was filled in last September with notification of receipt in January 2021.

Some church volunteers built 30 – 4’ x 8’ x 16” garden beds. Once the 30 raised garden beds were built, then, our volunteers filled them with dirt of garden soil delivered to the site. Sourcing water from the nearby St. Michael’s House was installed, with two faucets and water was ready for gardeners.  

We are now accepting applications from anyone who wishes to rent out a box or two. We had all 30 beds in place, filled with dirt, and water faucets in place.

We are looking forward to having more people involved in growing food and flowers in the garden. If you are interested, Please contact the church office at 604-591-8323 (leave a message) or at saintmichaels@telus.net. We will connect you with one of our coordinators.