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Announcements 24 Nov 2013

  1. 1. SERVICES THIS WEEK Wednesday, November 27 7:30 am – Holy Eucharist Homilist: The Reverend Julie Meakin Sunday, December 1 – First Sunday of Advent 8:00 am - Holy Eucharist Isaiah 2:1-5 & Matthew 24:36-44 10:00 am – Advent Lessons & Carols and Holy Eucharist Today is the 143rd Anniversary of our parish. We give thanks today for those who have contributed to the life of this parish over many generations. Today is also ACW Sunday, when we give thanks for the ongoing work of the ACW, and its ministry in this parish and in the Canadian Church. Members of the ACW are involved in the 10:00 am service this morning. Advent Bible Study: The Lay Ministry Committee is hosting Bible discussion groups throughout the season of Advent between the 8:00am and 10:00am services. This congregationally-led discussion group will explore the Advent Sunday scriptural readings following the Advent themes of hope, love, joy and peace. Meetings will be held in the Arthur Smith Room unless otherwise indicated. For details, contact David Moore or the Reverend Canon Douglas Graydon. The study begins next Sunday, and the readings are Isaiah 2:1-5 & Matthew 24:36-44. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS PARISH CLERGY 416-920-5211 The Reverend Kevin Robertson, Rector ext. 26 The Reverend Canon Douglas Graydon, Associate Priest ext. 27 The Reverend Julie Meakin, Assistant Curate ext. 31 The Reverend Dr. Peter Slater, Honorary Assistant The Reverend Dr. Karen Hamilton, Ecumenical Partner (United Church of Canada) PARISH STAFF Eric Robertson, Organist & Director of Music Natalie Kemp, Director of Children’s Education Paul Marritt, Director of Parish Operations Elisabeth Lunder, Bookkeeper Denis Delisle, Custodian CHURCHWARDENS Genevieve Chornenki, Rector’s Warden Carolyn Kearns, People’s Warden Robert Morrow, Finance Warden/Treasurer Henry Zaluski, Deputy Warden ext. 25 ext. 22 ext. 32 ext. 35 416 975-9898 416 488-7436 416 421-7017 416 485-2802 The Reign of Christ & The 143rd Anniversary of the Parish November 24, 2013 PromiseLand (church school for children, kindergarten to grade 9) meets in the Chapel of St. Nicholas on the lower level during the 10 am service. The Nest (certified childcare for infants to age 4) is open during the Sunday 10 am service on the third floor. Welcome to Christ Church Deer Park. We invite you to stay for refreshments after the service at Holy Grounds Café in Elliott Hall through the Chapel upstairs. This Week at Christ Church Deer Park Name Tags - If you would like a CCDP nametag, we invite you to call the parish office and we would be happy to make one for you. Please call 416-920-5211 (ext. 22) or email: Large print Orders of Service are available from the Sidespeople. Advent Readings for Study - The parish clergy have prepared a list of Advent Readings for you to select from to assist you in your Advent spiritual practice. The list is on display in the Atrium of the church. If you have questions or wish the list emailed to you, please contact Canon Douglas Graydon: . Free Sunday parking is available on Sunday mornings (up to 1:30 pm) at the public parking lot, just across from the church on Heath Street. Stamp your parking ticket using the church address stamp found on the table at the bell-tower door. After Church, go to the customer service office with your validated ticket where you will be given an exit ticket. Please park only on the lower levels. Next Sunday is Advent 1, and also World AIDS Day, which we will remember in the context of the prayers next week. Please do not leave your valuables unattended. Monday – Nov 25 Thursday – Nov 28 Yoga – 9:30 am Christian Meditation - 11:15am AA – noon Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4 pm Toronto Classical Singers – 6:30 pm AA Primary Purpose – 7 pm Management Team – 7:30am Christmas Fair Set-up – 9am Lunchtime Chamber Music – 12:10pm OA – 12:15 pm Choir rehearsal – 6:30 pm AA Book Study – 7 pm Tuesday – Nov 26 Friday – Nov 29 ACW/Bridge – 12 noon Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4 pm Underearners Anonymous – 6 pm Book Club – 6:30 Christmas Fair Set-up – 9am AA – Miracle Group – 12:15 pm Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4 pm AA Book Study – 7 pm Wednesday – Nov 27 Diocesan Synod – All Day Saturday – Nov 30 Holy Eucharist/Breakfast – 7:30 am Christmas Fair Setup – 8am Staff Meeting – 10 am AA – noon & 7 pm Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4 pm Phoenix CA – 7 pm Yoga – 7 pm Toronto Classical Singers – 9am Christmas Fair – 10:30 am Toronto Flute School – 2pm Diocesan Synod - Morning
  2. 2. CHRISTMAS SERVICES Please plan to join us for our Christmas Services this year: Sunday, December 15 at 4:30 pm Christmas Vespers - Barlow Brass & Drums Children & Youth Programs  The Nest is our childcare program for children under the age of 4. The Nest opens prior to the 10:00 service in our nursery space on the third floor. Tuta Shurdha is our certified Nest coordinator, and she is accompanied by a volunteer parent or teen assistant. If you would like to use this service, please ask one of the sidespeople to direct you to the Nest.  Christmas Day 8:00 am – Said Eucharist 10:00 am – Sung Eucharist with Carols our parish will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2014 following the 10:00 am service. Parish groups are asked to submit their reports electronically to the parish office by the end of January. Annual Christmas Fair November 30, 2013 10:30 am to 1:30 pm Christmas Flowers Jessica McCormack, soprano Geoffrey Duce, piano Diocesan Synod takes place this Friday and Saturday. In addition to our clergy, CCDP is represented by our lay members of synod. Our elected members are: Maggie Symons, Al Rands and Kathy Lindsey. Jenny Rieger and Canon Phyllis Creighton are Archbishop’s appointees; and Walter Blackwell represents his ‘summer parish’. Thanks to all of them for this important ministry. Re-Imagining Church Debrief - For those who attended the Mark your calendars! The Annual Vestry Meeting (AGM) for YAL – Young Anglican Leaders meet regularly for learning, fellowship, food and fun. Please speak with Natalie Kemp for more details about YAL. Thursday 12:10 pm November 28th enjoy reading to come to our gathering on Tuesday, November 26 at 6:00 pm in the Arthur Smith Room. We will discuss Canadian novelist Louise Penny’s murder mystery “Still Life”. Join us for lively conversation, refreshments and wine, or your own choice of beverage. For more information call: 416-924-3940. 5-week “Re-Imagining Church” sessions that were held here with Bishop Yu and Susan Bell recently, please join us for discussion on where we go from here. We’ll meet on Sunday, December 1st after the 10:00 am service in the Guild Room. PromiseLand is our church school for children from the ages of 5 to 12. The children meet in the church at 10:00 am, and then move to the St. Nicholas Chapel during the opening hymn. Natalie Kemp is our Director of Children’s Education, and would be happy to tell you more about Promiseland.  Christmas Eve 7:00 pm – Family Eucharist & Pageant 11:00 pm – Traditional Midnight Mass (preceded by a Carol Sing at 10:30 pm) Welcome to the CCDP Book Club - We invite all those who If you would like to contribute to the cost of decorating our church for Christmas, please use the small brown envelope enclosed with the bulletin over the next few weeks. If you would like to make the donation in memory of a loved one, please print the name of the person(s) to be remembered on the envelope, place it on the offering plate and names will be included in the Christmas bulletins. The Reverend Julie Meakin is away this weekend at a Christian Meditation Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. Volunteers Still Needed! We are still accepting home-baking and preserves, knitting, linens, jewelry, crafts, and bottles (wine, olive oil, etc.) for the bottle game. Call Anne LeFeuvre for more information at 416-484-3710. RAFFLE TICKETS – HAND MADE QUILT & OTHER PRIZES: Tickets for the Raffle are $2/each or 3 for $5 and are available in Elliott Hall this morning or from the Parish Office during the week. All monies raised from the Raffle will be donated to our Outreach ministries.