BISHOP JENNY'S LENTEN SERIES: MEETING JESUS IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN Have you ever wished to deepen your relationship with God? To experience a warm friendship with God? Maybe even fall in love with God – again or for the very first time?
Beginning February 21st, 2018, Bishop Jenny will lead a weekly prayer and reflection session based on the SSJE Lenten resource, Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John. The six-week series will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings at St. Olave, Swansea. Each evening will begin with an optional light supper at 6:30pm ($5 suggested donation per meal); an hour of study at 7pm; and a half-hour compline at 8:30pm.
Meeting Jesus prayer journals will be provided courtesy of the YCV Area Council. This event is open to the clergy and people in the Etobicoke-Humber and Parkdale West Toronto Join the Bishop and friends and neighbours from St. Matts to move through Lent together.
Please register at the diocesan website at www.toronto.anglican.ca so food (if requested) and materials can be prepared.
HOME STUDY If you cannot attend Wednesday night sessions you can follow along the same study, MEETING JESUS IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, using resources that are available online. You can do this on your own, or with family or neighbours. There are videos and readings for each week. The prayer journals that will be used in Bishop Jenny’s Series are available in the Narthex at St Matts for those who are not attending Wednesday evenings.
Alpha is an opportunity to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment.
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith.
Each session looks at a different question, and is designed to create conversation. No two Alphas look the same–they run in coffee shops, churches, bars, prisons, universities, schools and homes. There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. All sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect, relax and build friendships.
The talks are designed to be engaging and inspire conversation. Usually around 30 minutes long, they explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas about the talk without being corrected or judged. There’s no obligation to say anything; it’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective.
On Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 5:45pm we will be having our annual Pancake Supper. Dinner will be served at 6:15pm This is a great event to invite your friends/ neighbours/ family members.
Following the supper, we will also be creating the ashes for Ash Wednesday - always a fascinating experience as we prepare to enter Lent together. Cost: $ 8.00/adult, $22.00/family
To sign up and for more details contact Bruce Gleeson at 416-239-9640 or email him at email@example.com
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
Join us as we enter the Holy season of Lent, bringing our brokenness to our loving Creator. Services with the Imposition of Ashes will be held on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 10:30am (BCP) and7:30pm (BAS).
SALE OF MACMILLIAN'S PRODUCTS
The St. Anne’s ladies are selling MacMillan`s frozen products, soups, cookies, muffins, etc . Order forms are available from any St. Anne`s ladies. Funds must accompany order.
Please place your order by February 14th, 2018 Delivery will be on February. 28th, 2018
LENTEN LOONIE & TOONIE JAR DRIVE
Beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 14th 2018, we will be doing a Loonie and Toonie Jar drive. Donated funds will be used to support our Children and Youth Ministries. Jars will be available in the Narthex for you to pick up. Please return your jar on Easter Sunday, April 1st, 2018.
The new flower chart for 2018 is now available in the Narthex for donations of Altar Flowers.
ST. MATT'S SANDLOT BASEBALL CLUB!!!
Starting in January, 2018, St. Matt's will be putting on a free after-school winter baseball program in the church gymnasium.
It will run on Wednesday's after school, from 3:30-5pm and is suitable for youths ages 8-12.
Our winter session will run on Jan 17th, 24th, 31st, Feb 7th, 14th, & 21st .
Please let Rev. Stephen know if you'd be interested in helping out in any way providing hospitality to the kids & their parents, helping with set-up, recruiting volunteer coaches, or simply helping to get the word out.
JUNIOR SERVERS GUILD!!!
Beginning in the New Year, St. Matthew's will be starting up a Junior Servers Guild for youths wishing to become involved in our Sundayworship by performing the role of server, acolyte, etc.
We'll meet once a month, on a Saturday morning from 11am-Noon (with pizza to follow!).
Please let Rev. Stephen know if your young person would like to get involved! Ideal for youths ages 10-16.
THE BIBLE AND THE QUR'AN: A COMPARATIVE STUDY Through video presentations and discussions, this dialogue series will introduce participants to a comparative study of the Bible and the Qur’an.
We will meet in the Mondays from 7:30pm-9:00pm.
The sessions will run from February 5th – April 9th, 2018.
Join us in the Parlour. Open to all interested in exploring interreligious dialogue for more details, contact Cole Hartin at 647-778-0160.
BISHOP JENNY'S LENTEN SERIES FOR 2018: MEETING JESUS IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
Have you ever wished to deepen your relationship with God? To experience a warm friendship with God? Maybe even fall in love with God – again or for the very first time?
Beginning February 21st, 2018, Bishop Jenny will lead a weekly prayer and reflection session based on the SSJE Lenten resource, Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John. The six-week series will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings at St. Olave, Swansea.
Each evening will begin with a light supper at 6:30pm ($5 suggested donation per meal); an hour of study at 7pm; and a half-hour compline at 8:30pm.
Meeting Jesus prayer journals will be provided courtesy of the YCV Area Council. This event is open to the clergy and people in the Etobicoke-Humber and Parkdale West Toronto Join the Bishop and your deanery colleagues, friends, and neighbours to move through Lent together.
AREA OPEN FORUM ~ September 19, 7pm at St. John the Baptist, Dixie, 719 Dundas St E. Bishop Jenny will listen to the hopes and concerns of the clergy and lay people about the future of the Area and the advancement of ministry objectives. So, if you are excited about the future of gospel ministry in YCV, the Bishop wants to hear from you. If you are committed to a culture of trust, shared expectations, and clear communication, the Bishop wants to see you there. If you would like to register for the Forum, click here.