April 10 Good Friday message from Rev Jonathon

Good Friday – April 10, 2020

Dear Friends,

I pray that Holy Week has been meaningful for you despite the fact that we have not been able to gather together in person at the church for worship.

Worshiping Online

If you haven’t already done so, please visit our YouTube channel for videos of our latest online services, including Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services. There will also be a service on Compline on Saturday evening at 9:00 p.m. and two services of Morning Prayer (BCP and BAS) on Easter Sunday. Beginning with the Maundy Thursday service, I am included links to music videos that have been carefully selected to complement the readings, sermon, and prayers. These are integral parts of the service and form part of our worship together, so please do take the time to watch them.

You can find the St. Paul’s Almonte YouTube channel at the following link:


After discussions with our service planning group and our wardens, we decided that the best way to offer worship for Holy Week and Easter would be through our YouTube channel, and we decided not to offer any live worship on Zoom right now.

Ringing The Bells for Easter

This Sunday at noon, in conjunction with other local churches, we will be ringing the bell at St. Paul’s for one hundred times to celebrate the joy of Easter and to give thanks for the hope of new life that it offers. Even though we can’t be worshipping together physically, the ringing of the church bells will be a sign to the people of Almonte that although our buildings may be closed, Church is still happening. It will also be a call for people to pray and worship from their homes on the holiest day of the Christian year.

Looking for a Good Home

A family member of one of our parishioners has had to go into long term care and is looking for a good home for their cat. This is an indoor cat and is used to living with a single, retired person. If you or someone you know is interested in adopting this cat, please email me directly at:  [email protected]

Stay safe, stay healthy, and do not be afraid.

Blessings to you and your family,

Rev. Jonathon +