Season of Pentecost
During the season of Pentecost, we journey with Christ as he encounters people just like you and I and leads us to a life reconciled to God our Father, in his Spirit. As we read and hear about God's life with people through the lens of his self-giving to us in Jesus's life, death and resurrection we're awakened to God's presence in our own lives and the lives of those around us.
It's so easy to become either distracted or disheartened as we go about our daily lives But coming together for worship focuses us on God's presence with us. It calls us to attentiveness by grounding our lives in God's love and forgiveness of sin, from which can grow our own faith, hope, love and joy. It also challenges us to set aside the time to learn more about who God is so that when we are tempted (as we all are) by distractions, fears, anxieties, and the desire to control all things, we might instead learn to seek God's counsel, God's direction, and the way God might handle whatever situations we face.
All are welcome to join us for Sunday communion services at 10am were we delve deeply into how God is at work in this world, transforming it and us!
Sunday service: Holy Communion (Eucharist) 10am
Other Worship and Study opportunities ...
Beginning June 5-July 26th
Mondays: 1pm Rev. Evan will facilitate a discussion about the content of the Apostle's and Nicene Creeds
Tuesdays: 1pm Rev. Evan will facilitate a social/fellowship gathering to catch up and grow in fellowship with one another. Bring coffee and snacks up to his office.
Wednesdays: 1pm Rev. Evan will offer a mid-day prayer service with discussion of the reading set for the coming Sunday
Tuesday Night Zoom Scripture Conversation
Have a question about Scripture? Wonder if there's something more going on than first meets the eye? Every Thursday night we get together on zoom (no worries about weather or glorious Toronto traffic!) to discuss the Gospel passage that was read on Sunday. It's an opportunity to question, challenge, discuss our experiences of (or lack of) with such situations, and to support one another in learning and growing in the faith.
Come on out, 7:30-8:30pm every Tuesday
Please email the office to get the Zoom link if you are joining via computer or the User ID and passcode if you are going to join by phone
To see the readings for each Sunday in the Christian Year for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and The Season After Pentecost, (and for special services, for example, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, etc.), please visit Vanderbilt's Revised Common Lectionary Page. We are currently in "Year A 2022-2023": https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/
Sunday After Service Fellowship
Each Sunday, following the 10am service, everyone is invited to join in fellowship upstairs, with juice and cookies. This is certainly a time for socializing with one another, just like I'm sure Jesus's disciples did. However, this time is actually part of the ministry of every person who attends. It is the place where folks can share both the mundane and the more profound things going on in their lives. It's where people learn about the challenges, the concerns, the interests, the hopes and questions that others have, and that we often share. It's where the glue of 'being church together takes place.' Who is struggling? Who is sick? Who is healing? Whose family is coming to visit? Who needs prayer, or maybe a phone call? Who could use some direction or advice? Who could use challenge or comfort? What ministry ideas might be generated? This very informal social gathering time isn't just a 'social club gathering,' it is a core and essential part of ministry. Come on out and be a part of it!
Community Prayer Box
The prayer box is intended for people who live in the surrounding community - many of whom might not necessarily attend our church (yet!!) but who use our green space and community garden or our parking lot to cut through to the Bayview subway station - to submit prayer requests to us. We will ensure we keep the prayer requests confidential. Our goal with the prayer box is to pray for the needs of our community members.
Thanks, to Earle, Jimmy, and Carolyn for their extremely hard work of installing the box!
Outreach: FaithWorks Updates
Our parish outreach is directed through the Diocese of Toronto's FaithWorks Program. Out of what we donate as a parish, 15% is retained by the parish for local outreach projects.
FaithWorks is a charitable programme of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. We offer support to our Ministry Partners as they serve the needs of people who are Indigenous, homeless, hungry, at-risk women, children or youth, immigrants or refugees, or struggling with HIV/AIDS. We help them build communities of compassion and hope. As followers of Jesus, we offer new life.
FaithWorks allows us to share our blessings with others who are vulnerable and marginalized right here in our community and around the world.
FaithWorks feeds, shelters, nurtures and befriends over 20,000 people in our communities and around the world every year.
FaithWorks has provided more than $35 million to Anglican-affiliated ministries over the last 25 years.
Click here to see our FaithWorks Ministry partners.
Click here to see how your donation will be used.
Click here to see some examples of FaithWorks supported projects
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