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Announcements 8 Dec 2013


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Announcements 8 Dec 2013

  1. 1. SERVICES THIS WEEK Wednesday, December 11 7:30 am – Holy Eucharist Homilist: The Reverend Canon Douglas Graydon Sunday, December 15 (Advent 3) 8:00 am & 10:00am - Holy Eucharist Homilist: The Reverend Julie Meakin Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 146:4-9, Matthew 11:2-11 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 continues today, and the readings are Isaiah 11:1-10 & Matthew 3:1-12. The readings for December 15th are Isaiah 35:110 & Matthew 11:2-11. 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: An Introductory Labyrinth Workshop will take place this Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 9 am to 12:30 pm. Advance registration requested. Please contact the Reverend Julie Meakin at: CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS PARISH CLERGY 416-920-5211 The Reverend Canon 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 Second Sunday of Advent December 8, 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 Monday – Dec 9 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. Thursday – Dec 12 Yoga – 9:30 am Christian Meditation - 11:15am AA – noon Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4 pm AA Primary Purpose – 7 pm Management Team – 7:30am Yoga – 9:30am OA – 12:15 pm Choir rehearsal – 6:30 pm AA Book Study – 7 pm Tuesday – Dec 10 Friday – Dec 13 ACW/Bridge – 12 noon Current Events Club – 12 noon Underearners Anonymous – 6 pm Challenging Christianity – 12noon AA – Miracle Group – 12:15 pm Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4 pm Labyrinth Workshop set-up – 4pm Univox Choir rehearsal – 5pm AA Book Study – 7 pm Wednesday – Dec 11 Saturday – Dec 14 Holy Eucharist/Breakfast – 7:30 am Staff Meeting – 10 am AA – noon & 7 pm Toronto Children’s Chorus – 4 pm Contemplative Knitting – 5:45 pm Phoenix CA – 7 pm Yoga – 7 pm Labyrinth Workshop– 8am Memorial Service for Pat Anderson (Humphrey Funeral Home) – 1pm Univox Choir concert – 5pm
  2. 2. A Christmas Fair De-briefing Meeting will be held today after the 10 am service in the Arthur Smith Room. Challenging Christianity meets this Friday, December 13 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm in the Arthur Smith Room. The topic for discussion is: Incarnation: embodying the Spirit of Christmas. Sunday, December 15 at 4:30 pm Christmas Vespers Music: Barlow Brass & Drums Officiant: The Reverend Canon Kevin Robertson 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.   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, food and fun. Please speak with Natalie Kemp for more details about YAL. The Christmas Pageant will take place at the 7:00 pm service on Christmas Eve, and the children of Promiseland are now rehearsing. All young people are invited to participate. The 7:00 pm service is casual, family-friendly, and less than an hour in length – a great choice for young families! We look forward to having you with us! Announcement of a Memorial Service for Pat Anderson A memorial service for Patricia Anderson will be held next 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. Decorating the Church for Christmas! We are asking for volunteers to assist in the decorating of the church on Tuesday December 17th at 9:30 am. We will be finished in time to join the ACW Christmas lunch at noon. St. Andrews/ ACW are having their annual Christmas Party on Tuesday December 17th at 12 noon. Come for some good cheer, lunch and carol sing-along to end it all. Hope to see you there. At Synod last weekend, our rector was appointed an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Church of St. James. The installation of the new canons will take place on Sunday, January 19 at 4:30 pm at the Cathedral. All are welcome. 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. Contemplative Knitting Circle Silent Auction: Heartfelt thanks to our contributors, bidders and viewers for making this a success. Winning bidders have been notified and can contact Emily Chatten or Genevieve Chornenki to arrange pick up of their knitted goods. Thank you to Emily and Genevieve for this great initiative!