Announcements 8 September 2013


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Announcements 8 September 2013

  1. 1. SERVICES THIS WEEK Wednesday, September 11 7: 30 am - Holy Eucharist Homilist: The Reverend Robert Gorham Sunday, Sept 15 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost 8 am - Holy Eucharist 10 am– Holy Eucharist & Baptism Readings: 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Psalm 14; Luke 15:1-10 Homilist: The Reverend Kevin Robertson The Blessing of Animals! Please join us on Sunday, October 6th at 12:30 pm by the Belltower doors (on Heath Street) All pets welcome…and people too! Confirmation! Eight young people will be confirmed in their faith by Bishop Patrick Yu on Sunday, September 29th at the 10 am service: Isaac Baker, Sidney Callaghan, Claire Colquhoun, Francesca Devine, Megan Fanjoy, Nicholas Jackson, Jeremy Jopling, and Alec van Nostrand. Please keep the confirmands in your prayers as they prepare for this wonderful celebration! Back to Church Sunday: “Come and See!” After speaking with Jesus at the well, the Samaritan woman invited others to “come and see.” We, too, can invite others to “come and see” on “Back to Church Sunday”: September 29th. Invitation cards will be available next week. Please see the Reverend Julie Meakin for more details or to be part of the Back to Church Sunday Team. 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 ext. 25 Natalie Kemp, Director of Children’s Education Jean King, Parish Administrator ext. 22 Elisabeth Lunder, Part-time Bookkeeper ext. 32 Denis Delisle, Custodian ext. 35 CHURCHWARDENS Genevieve Chornenki, Rector’s Warden 416 975-9898 Carolyn Kearns, People’s Warden 416 488-7436 Robert Morrow, Finance Warden/Treasurer 416 421-7017 Henry Zaluski, Deputy Warden 416 485-2802 Name Tags - If you would like a nametag, we invite you to call the parish office and we would be happy to create one for you. Call 416-920-5211 x 22 or Large print Orders of Service are available from the Sidespeople. 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. Please do not leave valuables unattended. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 8, 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 Monday – Sept 9 Yoga – 9:30 am AA – noon Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4pm Toronto Classical Singers – 6:30 pm AA Primary Purpose – 7 pm Thursday – Sept 12 Yoga – 9:30 am OA – 12:15 pm Choir rehearsal – 7 pm AA Book Study – 7 pm Tuesday – Sept 10 ACW – 12 noon Churches on the Hill – 3 pm Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4pm Underearners Anon –6 pm Orpheus Choir – 6 pm Friday– Sept 13 AA – Miracle Group – 12:15 pm Challenging Christianity – 12 noon Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4 pm AA Book Study – 7 pm Wednesday – Sept 11 Holy Eucharist – 7 am AA – noon & 7 pm Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4 pm Phoenix CA – 7 pm Knitting Circle – 6 pm Wedding rehearsal – 6 pm Yoga – 7 pm Saturday, Sept 14 Wedding – 3 pm
  2. 2. This Afternoon at 4:30 pm Dave Restivo - piano Pat Collins – bass Brian Barlow - drums Officiant: The Reverend Kevin Robertson Thursday May 30 12:10 pm resumes September 26 Farewell!! After more than 24 years of faithful and dedicated service, Jean King is retiring as our parish administrator. We will miss her dearly, and we wish her well in her future adventures. On Friday, September 20th , there will be a reception in Elliott Hall from 3:00-5:30 p.m. This will be our formal opportunity to thank Jean for her ministry among us, and to honour her for her outstanding work. Feel free to drop in. There will be a few words shared around 4:30 pm. Please plan to join us! Re-Imagining Church: Shaped for Mission – this 5-week course will be offered in Elliott Hall on Tuesdays beginning October 15th . The course will be taught by our area bishop, the Right Reverend Patrick Yu, and the Reverend Susan Bell, the Archbishop’s Officer for Mission. The content of the course compliments the work that we have been doing as a parish to re-imagine our church in a changing culture. Please consider attending these 5 evenings. You can register on the website: or call 416-363-6021, ext. 225. Welcome back to our children of Promiseland, the Nest and YAL! We hope you had a wonderful summer! As we resume our children and youth programming today, a few words about what we offer:  The Nest is our certified childcare program designed 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.  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.  YAL – Young Anglican Leaders meet regularly for learning, fellowship and fun. Please speak with Natalie Kemp for more details. Challenging Christianity will meet again on Friday, September 13, noon to 1:30 pm, in the Arthur Smith Room, to discuss "your God is too small." The Gallery – Joy in a Paintbox paintings by Sally Martin (meet the artist on Sunday, September 8, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm) We invite you to view this Exhibition Sunday, September 8 to October 20 (Arthur Smith Room). CONTEMPLATIVE KNITTING CIRCLE - Convenes the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month. Enter the chapel via the Bell Tower door any time after 5:45 pm. Details at Fall Rummage Sale – October 5 10 am – 1 pm We welcome your Fall/Winter clothing items, as well as china, art, glassware, jewellery and household items. Please note - we are no longer taking books. ARE YOU THE ONE WE WANT? Churches On-The-Hill Food Bank is looking for a volunteer Executive Director to take the reins of one of the largest and most effective food banks in Toronto. Opened in 1997, our Food Bank has to-date provided clients with groceries sufficient for over 1.8 million meals! Today, some 500 households depend on us. With an experienced and supportive management team the Executive Director leads the effort of over 100 committed volunteers. A high degree of autonomy and freedom to act are features of the position. All aspects of the food bank are in great shape and operating smoothly. The position of Executive Director is a rewarding one, contributing substantially to the well being of this major outreach effort of the churches on-the-hill. This is a call to service. If you are interested and/or would like further information please leave a message for Paul McGrath on the Food Bank telephone, 416- 967-3842.