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Announcements 1 Dec 2013

  1. 1. SERVICES THIS WEEK Wednesday, December 4 7:30 am – Holy Eucharist Homilist: The Reverend Robert Gorham Sunday, December 8 (Advent 2) 8:00 am & 10:00am - Holy Eucharist Homilist: The Reverend Canon Douglas Graydon Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Matthew 3:1-12 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 today, and the readings are Isaiah 2:1-5 & Matthew 24:36-44. The readings for December 8th are Isaiah 11:1-10 & Matthew 3:1-12. Advent Readings for Reflection and Nourishment - 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 and also on the parish website. If you have questions or wish the list e-mailed to you, please contact Douglas Graydon: Today is Advent 1 and also World AIDS Day, which we remember in the context of the prayers of the people today. Please also take a moment to read the bulletin insert from the Archbishop of Toronto. 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 First Sunday of Advent December 1, 2013 PromiseLand Kids are invited to stay in the Sanctuary with their families for the Opening Hymn and Lighting of the Advent Candle and then we will go down to the Chapel of St. Nicholas together. 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. 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 your valuables unattended. Monday – Dec 2 Thursday – Dec 5 Yoga – 9:30 am Christian Meditation - 11:15am AA – noon Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4 pm AA Primary Purpose – 7 pm Yoga – 9:30am Lunchtime Chamber Music – 12:10pm OA – 12:15 pm Choir rehearsal – 6:30 pm AA Book Study – 7 pm Tuesday – Dec 3 Friday – Dec 6 ACW/Bridge – 12 noon Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4 pm Underearners Anonymous – 6 pm Oriole Nursery – 9am AA – Miracle Group – 12:15 pm Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4 pm AA Book Study – 7 pm Wednesday – Dec 4 Saturday – Dec 7 Holy Eucharist/Breakfast – 7:30 am Staff Meeting – 10 am AA – noon & 7 pm Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4 pm Concert-Ella Tchel0znova – 4pm Phoenix CA – 7 pm Yoga – 7 pm Community Breakfast– 8am Toronto Flute School – 2pm City Christmas Carol Sing – 2 pm (Yorkminster Park Baptist Church)
  2. 2. CHRISTMAS SERVICES Please plan to join us for our Christmas Services this year: Christmas Eve 7:00 pm – Family Eucharist & Pageant 11:00 pm – Traditional Midnight Mass (preceded by a Carol Sing at 10:30 pm) Sunday, December 15 at 4:30 pm Christmas Vespers Music: Barlow Brass & Drums Officiant: The Reverend Kevin Robertson Christmas Day 8:00 am – Said Eucharist 10:00 am – Sung Eucharist with Carols December 29 8:00 am – Said Eucharist 10:00 am – Meditation on the Nativity 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.  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 December 5th UofT Double Reed Band Nadina Mackie Jackson, conductor Announcement of a Memorial Service for Pat Anderson A memorial service for Patricia Anderson will be held on Saturday, December 14th at 1 pm at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles Chapel located at 1403 Bayview Avenue (just south of Davisville on the east side). Visitation will be at noon. Mark your calendars! The Annual Vestry Meeting (AGM) for our parish will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Leaders of parish groups are asked to submit their reports electronically to the parish office by the end of January. Thank you to all those who organized and contributed to the CCDP Christmas Fair yesterday. It was a lot of work, and a tremendous success! Thank you to those who represented our parish at Diocesan Synod over the past two days. In addition to our clergy, CCDP was 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. 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.  Re-Imagining Church Debrief - For those who attended the “Re-Imagining Church” sessions that were held here recently, please join us for a chat on where we go from here. We’ll meet after the 10:00 am service today in the Guild Room. Christmas Flowers 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 latest issue of ‘Herald’ – the parish newsletter – is now available at the bell-tower entrance, however we also encourage you to view the newsletter on-line by visiting our website: Thanks to our editor, Joyce Hamilton, for another excellent newsletter! The Christmas Pageant will take place at the 7:00 pm service on Christmas Eve, and the children of Promiseland are already rehearsing. All young people are invited to participate. Please speak with Natalie Kemp.