In this time of social-distancing and self-isolation it is important to remember that while we are asked to be socially distant, we are never spiritually distant. Our connection with God, and with each other, begins with prayer.
Prayer can be a great help for when you are feeling low, alone, angry with the world, or just in need of support. There is also prayer for healing available from your Church, for you or for anyone who weighs on your heart.
The Parish of the Valley clergy team has put together some resources - some we created and some shared with us by other clergy - that might be helpful for you as you pray at home. Those can be downloaded from the bottom of the page.
We also want to remind you that your clergy are always here for you. We will pray with and for you, for anyone, or for any situation. You might also call Wendy Cayen (343-369-0676) and she will direct your request to our confidential prayer chain which is a group of prayerful people across the parish committed to praying for your need every day.
Our Primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, has called for a National Day of Prayer on March 29th. Find out more here.
For Children and Families
The Green Door - Puppets Barley & Nosebag talk about how kids and families can together navigate some of the uncertainties of this time. From St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Toronto.
ROOTS - an online Sunday School resource for families at home, based on the weekly lectionary.
Going 4 Growth - a collection of resources for use at home for families from the Church of England
Illusrated Ministry offers free downloadable materials like lectionary-based colouring sheets and craft ideas for children and families during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Anglican Family Hub - a group for Anglican families in Canada, powered by the Diocese of Niagara.
The liturgical texts of the Canadian Church (BCP, BAS) are available for free download online as a pdf.
Faith in a time of COVID-19 from the Anglican Alliance
Additional Online Worship Services
Online Sunday Worship from Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa, ON.
Daily Worship Services from Trinity Church Wall Street, New York, NY.
Worship Services from Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, UK.
"Sound Bath Evensong" from All Saints Episcopal Church Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY. A 45 min Evensong service with healing music.