Liturgy at Home Zoom Mass

10:30 am on Sunday, June 20, 2021

 

Zoom Meeting details:

Meeting ID: 945 3715 0303

Passcode: 836178

Phone number: 778-907-2071

 

Download the Liturgy at Home booklet for 10:30 am on Sunday, June 20, 2021 here: Liturgy at Home Pentecost 4 Aboriginal Prayer June 20 2021

 

About Zoom:

Zoom is a simplified video conferencing and messaging application that can be downloaded to any device: Apple computer, Windows PC, Android phones, IOS iPads and iPhones, and others.

To download a free version of Zoom onto your tablet/phone, go to your usual App Store and search for the free Zoom Cloud Meeting App. Get, and follow instructions. (NB. Do not get the Business version, for which there is a charge.

To download a free version of Zoom onto your computer type “zoom app” into Google, or type “zoom.us” in the url bar. This will bring you to the Zoom home page.

Scroll down to the very bottom of the home page and look under DOWNLOAD.

There are several options: for a Mac or PC desktop computer click “Meetings Client”; for Apple device users see above, or, click “iPhone/iPad App” and for Android phones click “Android”.

You will be asked to set up an account by giving your name and email address.

For more detailed instruction click on SUPPORT in the very right upper corner of the home page. Then click on “Getting Started”.

When you have downloaded Zoom you can “Join a Meeting” [in this case the service] by clicking the Join icon.

Then type in the Meeting ID number and password, or call the phone number.

Monday coming is National Aboriginal Day, and this weekend we shall observe Aboriginal Prayer Sunday:  this is an opportunity particularly to give thanks for and celebrate the rich culture and customs of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, and for all who live in this land to commit anew to learning from this heritage, and to walking together in Reconciliation. 

There is an added poignancy to our observance this year, in the light of the grim discovery two weeks or so ago of the unmarked graves at the Kamloops Indian Residential School.  Those of us who are settlers bear a great burden of shame.

On Wednesday of this week, Aboriginal Front Door and local Elders in the DTES hosted a Remembrance of the 215 on the steps of St James’.  Residential School Survivors, members of the Indigenous community of all ages, members of the congregation, the Bishop and several clergy were present.  The church bell was tolled 215 times.  There was lament in song, word, and dance.  There was grief, anger, and anguish.  Apology was renewed, and challenge laid before the church.  There was respect:  for those who did not come home; for Survivors and Elders; for the Anglican Church’s commitment to Reconciliation.  And there was hope, that we shall find a way to move forward together.

Are we ready, individually and as the Parish of St James’, to continue this journey?

Particular thanks are due to Elder Kelvin Bee, Aboriginal Front Door, and Fr Matthew, for bringing together this sacred gathering.

Every blessing,

Fr Kevin

Download the service booklet for Sunday, June 20 here: Liturgy at Home Pentecost 4 Aboriginal Prayer June 20 2021