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  2. 2. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK MARCH/APRIL 2012 Kevin’s HERALD Corner HERALD is published six times a year (Sept, Oct/Nov, Dec/Jan, Feb/Mar, Apr/May, June/July) by Christ Church Deer Park 1570 Yonge Street Toronto ON M4T 1Z8 Dear friends, Tel: 416.920.5211 Fax: 416.920.8400 FOR MANY YEARS, THE FIRST WEEKEND OF APRIL marked the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. But a few years ago, the “spring forward” was moved to the second We welcome your submissions. weekend in March. What a wonderful change to be able to enjoy daylight into the E-mail: evening, even though it is still officially winter! or the editor (e-mail below). The lengthening of days means that Easter is near, and it’s no coincidence that we PARISH CLERGY always celebrate Easter in the spring. While historians and Biblical scholars debate Rector The Rev. Kevin Robertson the actual date of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, Christians have been content Assistant Curate to celebrate Easter in the season that makes the most sense to us. In spring, the The Rev. Samantha Caravan flowers bloom, the trees bud and birds return to their nests; the earth comes back Honorary Assistants to life after the barrenness of winter. This new life all around us reflects the life that The Rev. Dr. Peter Slater The Rev. Canon Dr. David Neelands we celebrate in the resurrection. As the earth rises again after winter, we celebrate The Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, Jesus rising to life from his death on the cross. Ecumenical Partner The Rev. Michael Marshall, Many people have written about the relationship between Easter and spring. Hospital for Sick Children I think Christina Rossetti’s poem captures the connection particularly well: Organist & Director of Music Eric Robertson Spring bursts today, for Christ is risen and all the earth’s at play. Director of Children’s Education Flash forth, thou Sun, the rain is over and gone, its work is done. Hilary Keachie Winter is past, sweet spring is come at last, is come at last. CORPORATION Bud, Fig and Vine, fat with fruit and oil and wine. Rector’s Warden (Property) Break forth this morn in roses, thou but yesterday a thorn. Walter Blackwell People’s Warden (Finance) Uplift thy head, O pure white lily thro’ the winter dead. Robert Morrow Beside your dams leap and rejoice, you merry-making Lambs. Deputy Warden (Human Resources) All herds and flocks rejoice, all beasts of thickets and rock. Carolyn Kearns Member-at-Large (Parish Forum) Sing, creatures, sing, angels and men and birds and everything. Genevieve Chornenki All notes of doves fill all our world: this is the time of loves. Christina G. Rossetti EDITORIAL COMMITTEE The Complete Poems (MacMillan, 1933) Editor Joyce Hamilton ( In our own lives, we all experience winter and spring, darkness and light, sadness Members and joy, death and new life. As disciples of the Risen Christ, our faith invites us to Henry Zaluski, MJ Rosenthal, see the Easter story unfolding in our midst. The empty tomb on Easter morning Photos: Deirdre Malone, Henry Zaluski, Peter Curzon, Kate Rieger means that winter is never the last season, that death is never the final state. New Webmaster life is always ready to spring up for us, because God invites us to share in the risen Brian Dench life of Christ. PARISH STAFF The unfolding drama that we are about to celebrate makes sense only if we enter Parish Administrator & Rector’s Assistant Jean King into it fully. I hope you will join us at Christ Church Deer Park during Holy Week Sexton and Easter as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus, and celebrate the new life we have Denis Delisle in him. The Reverend Kevin Robertson, Rector 2 / HERALD
  3. 3. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK MARCH/APRIL 2012Help us make Palm Crosses Friday March 30th 9.30am in the Arthur Smith Room Please join us. There will be people there to and remind us how to make the crosses, and also to demonstrate the Christ Church Deer Park technique for those new to the task. present the Bring a pair of scissors with you. Good Friday Concert Music for a Most Holy DayHoly Week and Easter Services Music by Bach, Duruflé, Robertson, TavenerPalm Sunday, April 1 Special Guest:8/10am Holy Eucharist Roman Borys Cellist from the Gryphon TrioMaundy Thursday, April 5 Featuring:6pm Sung Eucharist of the Last Supper and stripping of the Altar Soloists and Choir of Christ Church Deer ParkGood Friday, April 6 Eric Robertson9:15am Stations of the Cross Music Director for Children & Families, followed by breakfast11am Sung Solemn Liturgy April 6 - 4:00pm12:50pm Good Friday Walk Admission Free4pm Good Friday Concert All are WelcomeHoly Saturday, April 77pm The Great Vigil of Easter Holy Eucharist and Baptism followed by the planting of the Easter Garden and a Resurrection Party Easter Memorial Flowers IF YOU WOULD LIKE to contribute to the cost of decorating the church for Easter, please use the small brown envelopes in the pews, If you would like to make your donation in memory of a loved one, print the name of the person(s) to be remembered on the envelope. Place the envelope in the offering plate. Memorials will be included in the Easter bulletin.Easter Day, April 88/10am Holy Eucharist Donations may also be arranged through the office. 3 / HERALD
  4. 4. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK MARCH/APRIL 2012 breakfast once a month and we’ve had some incredible, albeit challenging, discussions about the difference between an ally and a bystander, Jesus’ relationship to the Law and comparing the God of the Old Testament with the God described in the New Testament. We’ve also done some meaningful social action. We’ve cooked and served at our Saturday morning Community Breakfasts, collected and sorted canned food and we’re now preparing for an AIDS walk fundraiser on April 28th in support of the HIV Dietary Feeding Clinic in Malawi. And by popular request, we’ve started Friday night socials with pizza and movies at the church!Eco-Actions, Bake Sales and As I look forward to spring, I feel very inspired. The kids,Cedars of Lebanon! youth and parents of our parish have demonstrated timeAS I WRITE THIS TODAY, I am overcome by the sense that and time again their enthusiasm, intellectual capacity andthe year is whizzing by! We are already well into Lent, but compassionate nature and I feel honoured to have theit seems like just yesterday we were gearing up for our opportunity to work with them. Here’s to lots more laughter,musical Christmas pageant! I guess the saying is true...time learning and living out our faith this spring!flies when you’re having fun (and I might add, learning lots!) Hilary, Director of Children’s EducationPromiseLand started 2012 with an exploration of prayer.We pray together every Sunday but we don’t always takethe time to reflect upon and discuss why and how we arepraying. Our exploration included brainstorming where,when and why we pray as well as learning about a varietyof prayer forms such as the Lord’s Prayer, prolonged silence Elizabeth visits Mary...and the rosary. I was particularly struck by the beautiful The Christmas Pageantabstract artwork the kids created as I recited aloud a prayercomposed by Blessed Hildegard of Bingen. It seemed fittingto listen and paint her prayer as we had learned all abouther life and legacy during our October Saints Unit. Thekids really got into this activity and I hope to continue tovisualize and paint prayers, perhaps culminating in a Epiphany...PromiseLand Painted Prayer book. The Visit of the MagiThis Lent, PromiseLand embarked on a journey ofenvironmental awareness and action. We read Dr. Seuss’The Lorax together and discussed the importance of standingup and caring for God’s creation. So, for the 40 days ofLent, we are doing Eco-Actions such as packing a garbagefree lunch, unplugging unused appliances or eating vegetarianto reduce our own carbon footprint and raise awareness inour community. As a group, we are also having an Eco-Baking Day on March 31st. We will sell the Eco-Treats on Eco-Action hints from The LoraxPalm Sunday to raise money to adopt a Cedar of Lebanon,the tree often used in Biblical construction, including theTemple of Soloman. Reading The Lorax got us thinkinga lot about trees and for just $150 we can save anendangered Cedar!Our Young Anglican Leaders are truly an engaged, dynamicand committed group! We’ve been meeting for a youth-led 4 / HERALD
  5. 5. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK MARCH/APRIL 2012Beatitudes Boot Camp: ACW again makes dinner forApr 22nd/29th, May 13th/20th and June 3rd Drop-In at Inner City Youth,A SERIES OF FIVE SUNDAYS working our spiritual muscles Youthlink, in downtown Torontowith Matthew: personal trainer, gospel author and evangelistextraordinaire. This program is for youth ages 13-17 and ANGLICAN CHURCH WORKERS from CCDP formed thewill examine how the Beatitudes translate into our modern team, joined by Anita McBride, former Chair of the Boardlife and inform our faith. Interested? Come join us for a of Youthlink. (Our own Betty Van Wyck was a fornerFriday the 13th movie and make-your-own pizza night to Board member).meet your coaches and teammates! New and old friends arewelcome!!! Rebecca Widdicombe has been working with youth as a rowing coach, group home worker, and camp counsellor for the last five years. After completing her Masters in English at the University of Toronto in 2011, she began work at St. Clement’s Anglican church as a youth ministry apprentice. In addition toworking with young people, Rebecca loves to cook, practice Many members of CCDP helped prepare the deliciousyoga and lie on the dock at her family cabin on Shoal Lake. dinner, including Rayma Turner, Wendy Porritt, Joan Barbara Erochina is a writer, youth Huycke, Nancy Pickering, Anne LeFeuvre, Joyce Donald and worker and community organizer Jane Reeves. with a passion for reconciliation and journeying with others in faith. She is currently taking time away from her Master’s of Divinity degree to discern the nature of her calling in ministryand learn more about the Anglican Church, to which she isnew. She serves alongside Rebecca at St. Clement’s and inher free time enjoys poetry, walking in the city and cooking. Friday, the 13th One of the guests had multiple servings and still had room Movie and for more! All enjoyed! Inner City was the first agency on Yonge Street for Make-your-own Pizza teenaged boys and girls.They provide a warm gathering place, social workers, warm meals, showers and laundry. It Event is also a “youth skills zone” where youth can be trained to Friday, April 13 - 6pm put together computers and televisions from reusable parts... Meet Rebecca and Barbara and keep one for their own use. It is a valuable service. Learn more about the Beatitudes Boot Camp CCDP’s involvement goes back to 20 years ago when, on Outreach Sunday, money was raised to hire a street worker Bring a friend...or two...or three for a Youthlink project. 5 / HERALD
  6. 6. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK MARCH/APRIL 2012Stewardship Success - The CCDP Through the generosity of you all, we now have a solid financial foundation for our current programs. However, itAdvent Campaign Hits its Goal! does not provide the flexibility to enhance our ministry andTHE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE is delighted to announce programs. As our vision for the future takes form, there willthat parishioners have stepped up and allowed us to meet be ample opportunities for us to better address these plans.our goal for the campaign for 2011, while also establishing The committee has also turned its attention to the Oura solid foundation for 2012. Faith – Our Hope: Re-Imagine Church Diocesan campaign.Throughout November and December, we undertook a CCDP is one of a handful of parishes that have not playedcomprehensive campaign based on the Diocesan six-week a role in the campaign, and this is now under consideration.model. With some tweaking and customization to the This subject will be the focus of many parish discussions inCCDP culture, we launched the campaign in November the weeks ahead.and completed it at Christmas. In addition to the solicitation We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the manypackage that went to all members of the parish, the campaign generous members of the parish who make stewardship anincluded notices in the Herald, the website, the weekly ongoing part of their life commitment. Go forth and multiply!bulletins; regular announcements; thought-provoking homilies And for those who have yet to send back a pledge form –from Rev. Kevin Robertson, The Rev. Samantha Caravan remember that it’s never too late.and The Rt. Rev. Archbishop Colin Johnson, as well as awonderful address by Jill Macrae. The Stewardship Committee Fraser Baillie, The Rev. Samantha Caravan, James Cowan,After tallying up the final results in January, we are thrilled Bob Hutchison, Barbara Johnston, George Lewis, Davidwith the results: Moore, Rob Morrow, The Rev. Kevin Robertson, Cathy• We received pledges/responses from 113 members Thomas, Tony van Straubenzee, Innes van Nostrand (Chair) of the parish.• In 2011, members of the parish contributed $474K (in addition to a $50K non-operating fund gift for the purpose to be determined by the donor A Word from with the Rector.) This met the budget figures for the year, and was an increase of about $63K (or the Wardens 15%) over 2010.• In addition, from those who responded to the campaign (about 20% of the parish list), we have commitments for about $303K for 2012. This is about a $60K (or 20%) increase over 2011, and does not include a second $50K pledge for the AT THE RECENT VESTRY MEETING, the Wardens were same non-operating purpose identified above. If pleased to be able to report on a successful 2011. one assumes that the non-responders continue at We were very fortunate to have Tom Greene with us during the same level of support as in 2011, and assuming the interim period after Judy left us. Tom and our invaluable that new members of the parish will contribute Samantha Caravan were able to get us through what could about the same as those leaving the parish (including have been a difficult time. Kevin Robertson, who joined us deceased), givings should be about $500K to the only last fall, has settled into his new surroundings, seems operating budget in 2012, about a 28% increase to know everyone by name and has empowered us all with over 2010 levels. his energy and enthusiasm.• There has also been a significant shift in the Even our finances are in better shape than they have been number of commitments being made by for a number of years. We managed to show a small surplus, PAC/Credit card, with an addition of $53K or primarily due to a very successful Stewardship campaign 24% over 2011 levels. led by Innes van Nostrand and reduced clergy salaries because our interim priest was not full-time. 6 / HERALD
  7. 7. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK MARCH/APRIL 2012Since Vestry, Corporation has met only once. AlthoughDavid Thornton’s stable hand as Rector’s Warden will bemissed, we were pleased to welcome Carolyn Kearns as Thank you, DavidDeputy Warden and Genevieve Chornenki as Member- WHAT WOULD CCDP DO without the Thorntons?at-Large with Responsibility for Parish Forum. We look Both JR and David haveforward to working well together. always “stepped into theThere are still many challenges for 2012. breach” when needed, with knowledge, energy and goodWith our new Rector we feel that now is the time to plan humour,for future growth, both for the short-term as well as for thelong term health of the parish. This will be based on David has just stepped downvisioning done in the recent past by the Buzz Committee from his third go-around inin 2007 and the more recent Parish Forums. The parish as service as a Warden...mosta whole will be very much involved in this process. recently to help shepherd us through the transition from Judy Rois to now. As Chair ofOur governance system must be reviewed and improved so the Selection Committee, he was instrumental in bringingthat the entire parish community is better able to carry out Kevin to us. I can’t think of a time when either David orthe mission of the church. With the inevitable departure of JR, or both, haven’t been at the forefront of service to ourSamantha, the parish must review the clergy staffing situation. parish.Youth ministry is recognized as being a top priority in thisregard. As David finished this term as Warden at Vestry, Walter Blackwell, incoming Rector’s Warden, read the followingStewardship in all its forms will be an ongoing effort. tribute...penned by “Anonymous” (three guesses who, andCorporation is confident that CCDP parishioners will the first two don’t count).continue to contribute their energy, commitment and talentsthroughout 2012. Ode to David ThorntonThank you, There’s a wonderful warden at CCDP Who keeps coming to serve us as you can seeWalter Blackwell Robert Morrow Carolyn Kearns He’s amazingly calm. Constitution is strongRector’s Warden People’s Warden Deputy Warden As he handles us all patientlyGenevieve Chornenki, Member-at-Large Corporation he runs, it’s just in his stride.” Search committees and forums, his spectrum is wide. With finances tight, he still sleeps at night.A few points to ponder His motto is God will provide”.A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel Three times he has done this - a record I good. Raise your glass to his health and take a long drink.A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. For his leadership style, going the long extra mile;It’s easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to And he does it with nary a blink.them. But we mustn’t forget the support of JR,If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Whose stockings entrance us wherever we are. She’s a chef, she’s a joy, she is fun, she is coy,When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong And the two are better than par.lane. So we thank you for all that you’ve done.Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if You’re the best here under the just sit there. Keep those stockings in place so our hearts can still race.Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Off to Italy, please go, and have fun.Titanic. AnonymousIt hurts to be on the cutting edge. 7 / HERALD
  8. 8. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK MARCH/APRIL 2012 Outreach Classroom feeding program We are assisting Drew Buckingham with funds to purchase food to provide breakfast to students who arrive at school with empty stomachs. The funds come from the Brian Buckingham Memorial Fund. A note from Drew.... First of all, I want to thank the Church for their kind“FEED MY SHEEP” John 21:17. These words were spoken donation of $1800 this year. It was completely unexpectedto Simon Peter, by Jesus, before the Ascension, when Peter and extremely generous. I have always paid for feeding kidswas seeking guidance for the future of the new church. I from out of pocket and never thought to ask anyone forwas struck by how many of our Outreach projects follow help. I am a teacher in the northwest end of Toronto. Ithis guideline, quite literally: have 27 children in my Grade 4 class and many of them The Saturday morning Community Breakfast arrive hungry every morning. From my experience teaching, The Churches on-the-Hill Foodbank (COTH) I have learned that hungry children cannot concentrate. Meals on Wheels The school does provide snack Tuesday through Thursday Classroom feeding program for many students, but not for all of them. I usually provide The Cooking Classes a fruit cup or a cheese sandwich - my toaster is constantly Prenatal and AIDs feeding program in going in the morning until recess ends at 10:30. My class is Malawi, Africa very patient with me as I try to feed and teach at the sameMuch has been accomplished by Outreach in 2011. time. This small snack program is growing and now I have other children drifting in from other classes. I’m nowThe Saturday morning breakfast program providing snack for up to 75 students on Mondays andis run very well. Expenses were $3095.15. It was supported Fridays. Many of the children I deal with have needs, soby $2500.00 from the Outreach budget and $1013.36 every bit of kindness helps.from designated donations. The surplus of $418.21 was Again thank you so muchtransferred to the Malawi Fund, as voted by the Outreach Drew Buckinghamcommittee.COTH Food Bank Malawi: Prenatal and AIDS dietary feeding programwas supported by $2500.00 from the Outreach budget and In June and December we sent a total of $10,000.00 from$484.39 raised by Promise Land from cookie sales at the The Malawi fund to Bishop Fanuel Magangani, leavingsale Rummage .A cheque for $2984.39 was donated. In under $6000.00 in the fund. We will need to plan a fundaddition, our Choir helped to raise approximately raiser later in this year, as we hope to send some of our$12,500.00 from the Christmas concert at Yorkminster young people in August 2013 and to continue to supportBaptist for the COTH Food Bank. Thanks to the Choir this worthwhile project.for their great support. Outreach is important to everyone at CCDP and we areFaithworks proud to accomplish so much. Our ability to continue$1606.88 was donated to Faithworks from a CCDP fund these valuable programs depends, as always, upon thedesignated for First Nations for the Toronto Urban Native availability of sufficient financial support, and volunteerMinistry. a special ministry of Faithworks. Outreach voted participation. Thank you to all who donate to, or volunteerthat this would be the best use of the funds, and that Fund in these programs. My hope is that, with God’s help, weis now depleted. will be able to continue to “Feed my sheep”.Cooking Class Faithfully,Ten persons participated in this very happy project, in J.R.Thornton,which we cooked and dined together. The participant’s Chairman, Out Reach, CCDPfees covered all expenses and all were pleased to donate thesurplus of $371.47 to the Malawi fund. 8 / HERALD
  9. 9. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK MARCH/APRIL 2012 Our clients are provided with food and/or guidance to help them wherever there are needs. Items that are distributed are obtained from individual donations of food and cash, and from the Daily Bread Food Bank. Like the other churches involved, CCDP has, made great efforts to this end. Examples of this are: (i) A monetary contribution each year provided by our Outreach Committee; (ii) The kids and youth of PromiseLand and their Annual Canned and Dried Food Drive. Last October, theyTHE HAPPY GRADUATES of the Cooking Class, with chefs collected over 400 items from the congregation for COTH.hats proudly on display...joined by Yvonne Buckingham Thanks to the kids and the initiative of Hilary Keachie;and the kitchen “staff ” before sitting down to the dinner (iii) The proceeds from the annual bridge luncheonthey prepared that evening. organized by members of the ACW;There are rumblings that a special meal, prepared by this (iv) Cash donations generously sent by parishioners,group of fine chefs, will be held sometime in June... either directly to the Food Bank or through the CCDP office;proceeds going to the Malawi for details. (v) The Food Bank bin in the Atrium Words are hard to find to adequately express sincere thanksAnnouncing...the next cooking class to those who have been involved in the above efforts.DE-MYSTIFY THE ART OF SHOPPING for and preparing basic, In November, we held the annual Food Drive whichhealthy comfort foods (plus our guarantee that you’ll also involved distributing flyers to houses in the neighbourhoodhave fun doing it). and, a week later, collecting donations and sorting out theClasses are small...5-10 people...the cost is small; $100 for wonderful gifts that had been given. About 250 packages5 sessions (covers all ingredients)...the benefits are big of items were collected along with cash donations totalling(including sitting down together, in style, to enjoy the fine approximately $11,500 which were shared with STOP (ameal you’ve prepared. by the fire in the Arthur Smith Room). food-based community centre) and Evangel (a downtown shelter).Thursdays: April 12, 19; May 3, 10, 17 These results were brought about by the efforts of manyIntrigued? volunteers from the churches involved, and CCDP wasPlease leave a message for the coordinators with represented by a great team, namely: Rita Becker, BenJean King, Parish Administrator, Dibben, Michael Gendron, Margaret Heather, Anneat 416- 920-5211 ext 22. Larkin, Deirdre Malone, Rob Morrow, Ross Morrow, Jennifer Roblin (with her three children, recruited through PromiseLand), as well as Ted and Joe Larkin and anotherMore on Churches on-the-Hill couple – Jen Kernihea and Rory Bartlett.LAST FALL’S EDITION of the Herald gave an outline of the Heartfelt thanks are in order for each and every one ofweekly activities of the Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank. these people. As mentioned in Matthew 25:40 – “TrulyStarted in 1997, through the combined efforts of volunteers I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of thesefrom the five area churches, COTH provides benefits to a brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”.monthly average of about 1000 clients in need . Another Food Drive will be organized for the Fall and weOf these clients, some suffer from long-term issues such as will be publicizing it in advance.injuries or illnesses, and others from temporary problems So, if you would like to discuss, or join, those alreadysuch as sudden job loss or reduction in hours of work and involved and help in the Drive or any of the other greatresultant drop in income – housing costs still have to be activities of the Food Bank at any time, no matter how littlemet, meaning that there is less money available for food. time you could spare, please contact one of:(Interestingly, of the Daily Bread Food Bank clients, 20%are fairly new immigrants, 30% suffer from injuries or Ben Dibben 416-485-6527illnesses and 50% from temporary problems). Anne Larkin 647-298-4993 Deirdre Malone 416-483-9438 9 / HERALD
  10. 10. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK MARCH/APRIL 2012Another successful Pancake Supper Bridge Anyone?WITH THANKS Karen de Groot and members of the Choirfor spearheading the preparation and to all the volunteerswho helped serve and clear. It was a fine feast... DID YOU KNOW that Bridge is played every Tuesday afternoon in the Arthur Smith Room? It’s a friendly don’t have to be an expert to enjoy the game or the company....all are welcome. Play begins around 1pm. Spring Luncheon ...followed by a family Imposition of Ashes inthe Arthur Smith Room Tuesday, May 15, 12:00 noon Mark you calendars now for this, always anticipated, event. Watch our Website and Sunday Bulletins for more details as the date draws near. 10 / HERALD
  11. 11. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK MARCH/APRIL 2012 Spring Rummage SALE SELECTION, QUALITY, Untitled, 1992 Dorothy Stewart GREAT PRICES! Saturday, April 28 The Gallery In the Arthur Smith Room 9am - 12:30pm Passages A Celebration and Retrospective ...and we need more merchandise! Paintings by Dorothy Stewart Spring Cleaning? We invite you to this Exhibition Please look through your closets Sunday, February 26 - Sunday, April 8 Make room for the new and let us have what you don’t need anymore. Drop off your items in the box in the Atrium And don’t forget to come and buy on the 28th Christmas Fair 2011 It will be fun and we would love to see you all. WE EXTEND OUR SINCERE THANKS to everyone who helped with the Christmas Fair last November. The amount of money raised was down from previous years partly due to not having a quilt raffle. Donations to the church for the sale were also down throughout the year. BOOK SALE Money raised by the ACW supports the church as well as many Outreach projects. We encourage all of you, when Saturday May 26th sorting and discarding items to think of all the church under the leadership of events...the rummage sales, book sale and Christmas Fair. Marie van Shie Please deposit items in the boxes in the Atrium at anyWE WELCOME HELP with sorting and storing the books time.until May 26th, help setting out the books on the day We appreciate all your support over these past six yarsbeforehand and then on the day of the sale. and look forward to assisting our new co-chairs, DebbieOf course we will neeed books too...drop off in the box Wilkinson and Barbara Johnston,in the Atrium...paperback, hardcover, coffee table); LPs. Mark December 1 on your calendarsCDs. Videos and DVDs but please, NO encyclopaedias, ...and we’ll see you at the Fair.oudated text or business books Lynn Lovekin and Lorna LangPlease call the Church office for further information 11 / HERALD
  12. 12. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK MARCH/APRIL 2012 From the Organ Bench IT’S EARLY MARCH - the days are get- JOIN US every second Sunday at 4:30 pm for this popular ting warmer, the robins are returning service of music, a reflective reading, prayers for our city from the south, and Holy Week is and the world and great music...featuring some of Toronto’s not far away. Please join the CCDP finest jazz musicians! choir on Good Friday (April 6th) at March 25 Russ Little Trio 4pm for our annual Nine Sparrows Russ Little, trombone; Lorne Lofsky, guitar; Arts Foundation and Christ Church Scott Alexander, bass Deer Park presentation of “The Good Friday Concert - April 15 Tribute to Clifford Brown Music for a Most Holy Day”. with trumpet master, Clifford Brown Other players TBAThis year’s concert will combine inspirational readings withworks by such composers as Palestrina, Duruflé, and Kodály. April 29 Tribute to Thelonious MonkThe concert will also feature our special guest, Roman Borys Robi Botos, piano; Scott Alexander, bass;(Gryphon Trio) who will be performing works for cello by Brian Barlow, drumsBach and Messiaen and will be accompanying the choir inJohn Tavener’s hauntingly beautiful trisagion, Syvati.Further information/links about the concert and the per-formers can be found on either the Nine Sparrows or the Music page ofthe CCDP website www.christchurchdeerpark.orgAdmission is free, so come along and bring a friend to thisvery special Good Friday concert.In closing, I’d like to mention that our Lunchtime ChamberMusic series continues every Thursday throughout Lent FREE CONCERTS on Thursdays at 12:10 pm. Bring your(with the exception of Maundy Thursday - April 5) and on lunch, relax and enjoy. (Donations welcome).until the end of June. The recitals begin at 12:10pm and last Presented by Nine Sparrows Arts foundation and Christfor about forty minutes. Admission is free with donations Church Deer Parkwelcome.Eric Robertson,Director of Music Feel like being more involved? Don’t have much time, but want to help out? Feeling new, but want to join in? Been here a while, but haven’t been involved? Have ideas to share? Remember to check our website for Join us! updates on these and other events. THERE’S LIFE HERE in what we do, how we get together and what gets done. New members are always welcome to join any group at CCDP...choose one that interests you. 12 / HERALD
  13. 13. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK MARCH/APRIL 2012 Welcome to the Faith & Book Club Film We invite all those who enjoy reading books to come to our meetings at Festival 7:30 pm in the Arthur Smith RoomJOIN US AGAIN in the Arthur Smith Room on Tuesday Wednesday, March 28evenings for an entertaining, thought-provoking film, “The Birth House”followed by style refreshments served. by Ami McKayFree admission...all are welcome. (Donations to help The intimate story of a young girl growing up in andefray costs are gratefully accepted) isolated village in Nova Scotia at the turn of the 20th cen- tury. She becomes an apprentice to an Acadian midwife atTuesday, March 20 - 7:00pm a time when modern medicine is moving away from tradi-Whale Rider (2002) tional practices. Tuesday, April 24Niki Caro, Director - 101 Min. “Merlin 444” “Whale Rider” explores the by Rejean Giguere. experience of a tribal people at the A young man in Saskatchewan falls in love with a Rolls brink of survival. A young girl takes Royce engine (the Merlin 444) and is transported back on the patriarchal traditions of the into the history of that legendary small plane engine, tribe, determined to save her people especially during World War II. and their long standing connection Wednesday, May 30 to ocean. This movie won accolades “The True History of the Kelly Gang” at film festivals around the world. by Peter Carey.Hosted by the Learning Ministry A historical novel about the notorious Kelly gang of Australia in the 19th century. This novel won the 2002 Booker prize and was also made into a movie. Join us for lively conversation, refreshments and wine, or your own choice of beverage. PARISH REGISTER For information, call Anne Kear: 416-924-3940 In Memoriam Margaret Katharine McIntyre Patricia Mary Collins Jean Isabel Wheatley Strachan Heighington Jane Gillespie Judith Anne Languedoc Howard Primrose Grahame Joy Marchant Peter Whyte 13 / HERALD
  14. 14. CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK MARCH/APRIL 2012 HERALD Deadline for the next HERALD is May 2DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA for an article? Perhaps a featureon an unsung hero in the parish? A special memory?An historical fact? Please speak to one of the clergy orto the Editor.Articles and announcements may be submitted at anytime up to the deadline. Just leave in the box in theAtrium or e-mail the editor at Robert O’Reilly ExecutiveDirector 7BPleasantBlvd.,Box1053 Toronto,OntarioM4T1K2 Tel:416923-3779 Fax:416923-0083 1-800-883-7761 Have you considered advertising in the Family owned and operated HERALD? Withadedicatedteamofthefinestdirectorsintheprofession,theCrawford HERALD is published 6 times per year; Sept/Oct; familycontinuesthetraditionofservingthecommunityofNorthToronto. Nov/Dec: Jan/Feb: April/May: June/July. Ad rates are • Burial Cremation • Ample parking available very reasonable...we can even design your ad if required. • No obligation Pre-Planning • Chapel, Reception children’s Services recreation rooms. And... since the HERALD is posted in full to our website 159 Eglinton Ave. W. your advertisements will also get Toronto ON M4R 1A8 exposure on the internet. 416-489-8733 14 / HERALD