Join us the following Thursdays at 7pm:
May 24, June 7 and June 21 -- August 16
This mid-week contemplative lay-led service of candlelight, scripture, and prayer rooted in the Lutheran and Anglican traditions. All are welcome! For more information contact us.
Mark your calendars for Holy Week and please plan to join us and invite friends and neighbours who may not have a church of their own. The presence of old and new faces is a blessing for us all. If you don't usually attend all the services during Holy Week, and are considering joining us for the first time, here is a quick orientation:
Palm Sunday -- begins joyfully, marking Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. We create our own mini-parade, waving palm branches and singing around the church (you are welcome to stay in the church if you have mobility issues or are just shy). By the end of the service, we look ahead to the more sombre events of Holy Week.
Maundy Thursday -- perhaps even more powerful than Good Friday service. This service marks The Last Supper followed by Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane and his arrest. We include the ritual of the washing of feet in the service -- purely voluntary-- in which we re-enact Jesus taking the place of a servant, humbling himself to wash the feet of his apostles and friends. The service ends with the stripping of the altar and the placement of the cross on the altar. We leave in silence.
The service is preceeded by a simple shared meal at 6pm -- this is optional.
Good Friday -- service is actually a continuation of Maundy Thursday service. The mood is sombre, many of us dress in black, as we mark Jesus' suffering and death on the cross. We include a participatory reading from the Gospel depicting Jesus' trial and Crucifixion. We leave in silence.
Easter Sunday -- Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus with praise and singing.
SOLD OUT -- THANK YOU!
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On Friday, March 2nd (7:30 - 10 pm) we are pleased to present another "Spirit Songs: The Music of Sufjan Stevens", an evening of music and reflection on the spiritual dimension in the work of an American singer-songwriter / multi-instrumentalist who has been called one of the finest songwriters on the planet. Stevens' music blurs the lines between pop and folk, historical and contemporary, sacred and secular. He offers his listeners an account of how love, loss, faith, and history affect each of us.
To listen to Sufjan Steven's song "Should've Known Better" , click here.
A selection of Sufjan Stevens’ incredibly diverse body of work will be presented by a cross-genre group of musical contributors, including Josh Cole Quintet, Gestures, Decoration Day, Sheilagh McNab, Mark Ferrari, JP Kleiner and more.
Caleb Wellum (PhD, Cultural History), Ely Lyonblum (PhD, Music) and others will provide commentary on various aspects of the spirituality of Stevens' life, writing, and song.
This event is open to all. Beer and wine will be available to those of legal age. Artists will have merchandise available for purchase.
This concert promises to be a special evening and we sincerely hope you are able to join us for it.
Tickets for the show are $16.30 in advance, $20 at the door (if available). Click to buy tickets.
The Christian faith has been shaped by centuries of debate, controversy and struggle. Today most of these controversies are long forgotten and only vaguely understood. What was all the excitement about? Does anyone still care? Should we care?
Join us this Lent as we begin our "Great Debates of the Christian Faith" series with one of Christianity's greatest debates: the nature and significance of the Lord's Supper.
It will be led by David Wagschal, D.Theol.
Sunday, February 25 What's All the Fuss About?
Sunday, March 11 The Body of Christ?
Sunday, March 18 Worthily We Partake?
We'll meet in the sanctuary shortly after coffee hour (approximately 11:30am).
Please join us Tuesday, February 13 beginning at 6pm to enjoy pancakes and visit with members of the congregation, friends and neighbours. A joyful celebration before we begin Lent.
SOLD OUT -- THANK YOU!
Join us on Saturday, November 11th at 8 pm for Spirit Songs: The Music of Leonard Cohen, an evening of music and reflection on the spiritual dimension in the work of one of the most accomplished and important popular musicians of the modern era.
A cross section of Cohen's work will be presented by musical contributors including David Wall (Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Bourbon Tabernacle Choir) with guitarist Neil Clark (Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Mae Moore), the Ave Choir Toronto, Meitarim Trio, JP Kleiner and more.
Dr. Johanna Aitken, Professor Emeritus of English at St. Michael's College, Toronto will contribute analysis and reflection on some of the performed material, as will David Wall.
This event is open to all. Beer and wine will be available to those of legal age.
Don't delay! Our last show sold out.