We’re re-opening August 22 at 10 AM

Guildwood Church will be open again for in-person worship starting on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 10 AM. Public Health measures including mandatory mask wearing, contact tracing and physical distancing will be in place in accordance with current regulations.  Online resources will continue to be provided as well as hard copies for those who have requested them.  

Special resources for Holy Week 2021 – Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday

This is the eighth of these special resources for the Lenten season, this one for the second part of Holy Week, from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday. We are grateful that the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda, PCC, and Foothills Presbytery, South Carolina, PCUSA, have created and made them available to us.

There are multiple interesting items for each of the four days! Click on the image to start your visit.

Holy Week treasures for Maundy Thursday through Easter Sunday, 2021. Click on the image to start your visit.

A version of this message first appeared in the Thursday, April 2, 2021, edition of Tidbits.

Special resources for Holy Week 2021 – Palm Sunday to Wednesday

This is the seventh of these special resources for the Lenten season, this one for the first part of Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Wednesday. We are grateful that the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda, PCC, and Foothills Presbytery, South Carolina, PCUSA, have created and made them available to us.

Make sure to start with the bible, then check out the resources for each of the four days. Click on the image to start your visit.

Holy Week treasures for the period in Holy Week from Palm Sunday to Wednesday, 2021. Click on the image to begin your visit.

A version of this message first appeared in the Saturday, March 27, 2021, edition of Tidbits.

The Lent Garden for the fifth Sunday in Lent 2021

This is the sixth of these “Lent Garden” special resources for the Lenten season, this one for the fifth Sunday in Lent. We are grateful that the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda, PCC, and Foothills Presbytery, South Carolina, PCUSA, have created and made them available to us.

There are many items in the Lent Garden this week that you can click on to continue your journey through this Lenten season. Be sure to click on the guitar to meet up again with an old friend.

The Lent Garden for the Fifth Week in Lent, 2021. Click on the image to begin your visit.

A version of this message first appeared in the Saturday, March 20, 2021, edition of Tidbits.

The Lent Garden for the fourth Sunday in Lent 2021

This is the fifth of these “Lent Garden” special resources for the Lenten season, this one for the fourth Sunday in Lent. We are grateful that the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda, PCC, and Foothills Presbytery, South Carolina, PCUSA, have created and made them available to us.

There are many items in the Lent Garden this week that you can click on to continue your journey through this Lenten season. Have you checked out what’s behind the door?

The Lent Garden for the Fourth Week in Lent, 2021. Click on the image to begin your visit.

A version of this message first appeared in the Saturday, March 13, 2021, edition of Tidbits.

The Lent Garden for the third Sunday in Lent 2021

This is the fourth of these “Lent Garden” special resources for the Lenten season, this one for the third Sunday in Lent. We are grateful that the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda, PCC, and Foothills Presbytery, South Carolina, PCUSA, have created and made them available to us.

There are many items in the Lent Garden this week that you can click on to continue your journey through this Lenten season. It is lovely to see a familiar face in one of the Little Free Libraries.

The Lent Garden for the Third Week in Lent, 2021. Click on the image to begin your visit.

A version of this message first appeared in the Saturday, March 6, 2021, edition of Tidbits.

World Day of Prayer – March 5, 2021

The World Day of Prayer takes place Friday, March 5, 2021. There are various ways that you can take part. There is a community TV broadcast at 8:30 AM and at 4:30 PM or 5 PM (depending on the channel and your location). There is also one-hour World Day of Prayer video service prepared by the Women of Vanuatu is available now online.

World Day of Prayer logo

For more resources and information, you can consult:

A version of this message first appeared in the Saturday, February 27, 2021, edition of Tidbits.

The Lent Garden for the second Sunday in Lent 2021

This is the third of these “Lent Garden” special resources for the Lenten season, this one for the second Sunday in Lent. We are grateful that the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda, PCC, and Foothills Presbytery, South Carolina, PCUSA, have created and made them available to us.

There are many items in the Lent Garden this week that you can click on to continue your journey through this Lenten season. Have you tried the guitar? Or the wicker basket? Start your visit of discovery by clicking on the image below!

The Lent Garden for the second week in Lent, 2021. Click on the image to begin your visit.

A version of this message first appeared in the Saturday, February 27, 2021, edition of Tidbits.

The Lent Garden for the first Sunday in Lent 2021

We posted the first of these “Lent Garden” special resources on Ash Wednesday, and are pleased to post the next set for the first Sunday in Lent here. We are grateful that the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda, PCC, and Foothills Presbytery, South Carolina, PCUSA, have created and made them available to us.

There are many items in the Lent Garden this week that you can click on to continue your journey through this Lenten season. Have you tried the gnome? Or the open book? Start your visit of discovery by clicking on the image below!

The Lent Garden for the first week in Lent, 2021. Click on the image to begin your visit.

A version of this message first appeared in the Friday, February 19, 2021, edition of Tidbits.

Special Tidbits for Ash Wednesday 2021

Lent:  Noun. Middle English lente springtime, Lent, from Old English lencten; akin to Old High German lenzin spring

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Blessings for Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian season of Lent.  If Lent is here can spring be far behind?  And spring means warmer weather and green grass and gardens.  Even those of us with grey thumbs can appreciate spending time in a garden. And we are invited to do just that.

This year for Lent you will be sent a link with Tidbits every week.  If you click on it, it will take you to the Lent Garden, an interactive garden.  The first link is under the picture below.  Click on the link.  It will take you to a garden for the days from today, Ash Wednesday, to this Saturday.  Now click on the book on the garden bench.  You will find the scripture readings for today and the next three days.  And then you can click on the Little Free Library, or the gnome or the door and see what pops up.  I wonder what the guitar will lead us to?  Or the picnic basket? Or the hanging flower basket?  You may recognize some of the people making the presentations in some weeks.  Enjoy your time in the Lent Garden.

The Lent Garden for Ash Wednesday 2021. Click to begin your visit.

A version of this message first appeared in the Wednesday, February 17, 2021, edition of Tidbits.