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NOTICES AT A GLANCE - more details below  1. Live streaming at 10:30 am and order of service  2. Call for Children's Ministry Volunteers  3. Floating Villages and a Growing Eco-Oasis – April 27  4. Tree Planting in Memory of Michael Bedford-Jones: May 1  5. Toronto Island Retreat Day: Saturday May 7  6. Special Vestry Meeting: Sunday May 15  7. Resignation of Archbishop Mark  8. Food Bank Items Wanted  9. Beach Interfaith volunteers needed May 3010. OfferingsAND NOW THE DETAILS: 1.  Live Streaming at 10:30am and Order of ServiceFor those who are not comfortable attending services in person, or are unable to attend, we are live streaming the 10:30am Sunday services via Zoom at the new link below: 647-374-4685Meeting ID: 916 2846 6455Passcode: 548507The order of service for the Easter Season can be accessed by clicking the link here: 2. Call for Children's Ministry Volunteers!  We are in need of some more volunteers to support our children's programming on Sunday mornings. All are welcome, experienced or not! Two adults are required to be with any group of kids, so you'll always be teaching with a partner - you can choose to take the lead or support. Contact Gemma if you are interested: 3. Floating Villages and a Growing Eco-Oasis: Centre for Resilience  Join Ben Reid-Howells and Prashant Kumar on Zoom at 8pm on Wednesday April 27th for a live update on the Centre for Resilience that they founded in Bihar, India, three years ago. Many of you have followed Ben's adventures and supported him in different ways. This will be a chance to join an evening of stories from the work on the ground and the visions of what's to come.The Zoom link is here:  Meeting ID: 843 5153 3380 4. Tree Planting in Memory of Michael Bedford-Jones: May 1st  After our 10:30 service on Sunday May 1st we will gather outside to plant an Eastern redbud tree in memory of Bishop Michael Bedford-Jones, who was Incumbent at St Aidan's from1983 to 1988. Michael's widow Bonnie and other family members will also be present. Michael died of Covid-19 last year. 5. Toronto Island Retreat Day: Saturday May 7th  A day of relaxation, prayer and re-creation for body, mind and spirit as we seek guidance for how to live faithfully in this time of urgent call for right relationship with the Earth. Priest and theologian Thomas Berry names this time as “an historical moment of grace when disaster can be turned into creativity.”A short ferry ride from the foot of Yonge Street offers the perfect place, the beautiful church of St. Andrew-by-the-Lake on Toronto Island, where we are invited for the day to be both in the heart of the City and apart from it.Together we’ll reflect on our going into the future as a single sacred community with nature as a revelation of the divine, all towards greater healing and wholeness. We’ll celebrate the gift of being here now, in this place, by grace acting in alignment with God’s Holy Wisdom, courage and excitement.  Please come! We'll catch the 9:30am ferry and plan to take a ferry back around 4pm. Cost: $20 plus your ferry fare. Bring your own bag lunch. Please sign up in the narthex or by emailing Lucy at More details when you register. 6. Special Vestry Meeting: Sunday May 15th  Following our 10:30 service on May 15th a Special Vestry Meeting will be held in the church and on Zoom to elect and appoint members of a Parish Selection Committee. The committee will represent the parish in working with Bishop Kevin Robertson to find a new incumbent following Lucy's retirement at the end of May.The Zoom link for the Special Vestry Meeting is the usual one for Sunday morning: 548507 7. Resignation of Archbishop Mark MacDonald  On Wednesday, April 20, Mark MacDonald resigned as National Indigenous Archbishop and relinquished the exercise of ordained ministry – because of acknowledged sexual misconduct. This is highly disturbing news that will have a wide-reaching impact on the Anglican Church of Canada. Please pray for those who have been harmed by Mark, for residential school survivors who have trusted him, for those involved in Indigenous ministries who must now deal with the fallout of Mark’s actions, for Mark’s family, and for Mark himself. Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has released a pastoral letter about this matter ( She has also appointed Sidney Black, former Bishop of Treaty 7 Territory within the Diocese of Calgary, to be the Interim National Indigenous Bishop. Please pray for Bishop Sidney as he gives counsel and oversight to Indigenous ministries. 8. Food Bank Items Wanted We are once again collecting non-perishable food items for the Grace Pascoe Care Centre food bank. Please place them in the basket in the narthex. Thank you! 9. Volunteers needed for two hours on Saturday May 30 to distribute posters announcing the Beach Interfaith sponsorship of the Provincial Candidates meeting on May 12. We will meet at the church at 10 a.m. on Saturday April 30 to put up posters on announcement boards, in stores or poles. We will move west along Queen Street from the church to Woodbine.  St. Aidan's is participating with 12 other faith communities in the Beaches East York riding to promote this event. People from other congregations are going to be postering other main streets and areas of the riding and this will be our bit.  If you are interested, contact Michael Van Dusen at OfferingsYour regular offerings support the mission and ministry of St Aidan's, and we thank you.  Here's how to make a donation:

  • E-transfer from your bank account to  
  • Donate online using your credit card at Canada Helps: St. Aidan's Church
  • If you would like to consider moving to monthly pre-authorized debits from your bank account to make it easier for you to fulfill your ongoing support for the ministries at St. Aidan’s, please go to the Giving page of the website and print off the PAG Authorization Form to sign up: or pick up a brochure/Authorization form at the back the church
  • If you already given by PAG, and wish to change the amount of your monthly donation, please send an email with the details to 
  • If you would like a set of weekly offering envelopes, please send a request to 
  • Cheques can be mailed to the church: 2423 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON M4E 1H6, or dropped of in our secure mailbox on the front of the building near the stairs at the north-east corner of the building
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