February 19th  -  NOTICES AT A GLANCE – more details below    

1.  Live Streaming at 10:30 am and Order of Service  

2.  No Children/Youth program this Sunday – Feb 19  

3.  Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Feb 21  

4.  Ash Wednesday services  

5.  Vestry Reports & Annual Vestry Meeting – Feb 26  

6.  Vestry List  

7.  Social Justice and Advocacy Motion 

8.  Parish Selection Process meeting, March 5  

9.  Four Questions of Faith: A Lenten Study 

10. Beach Cares requests your support

11. No Wednesday Meditation in Lent

12. Euchre

13. Food Bank Needs

14. The Cole Academy Open House – Feb 21

15. Offerings


1. Live Streaming at 10:30 am & Order of Service

For those who are not comfortable attending services in person, or are unable to attend, we are live streaming the 10:30 am service at the link below: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91628466455 Meeting ID: 916 2846 6455 Passcode: 548507 Phone: 647-374-4685

To access the order of service for the Epiphany season please click on the link below:  https://mcusercontent.com/9602008078ea1b1ac17a38d52/files/51d359e0-bfd5-2823-a932-eaad6fac1753/Epiphany_booklet_1030.pdf  

2. Children’s & Youth Programming Cancelled for February 19 

Because of Family Day weekend, there will be no separate programming for children and youth during the 10:30 service on February 19. Regular programs will resume on February 26 - Vestry Sunday.  

3. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, February 21, 5:30 -7:00 p.m.

Join us and invite your friends and neighbors to "pay what you wish" for a delicious pancake meal!  All proceeds support our Outreach Programs.  Tap and cash donations accepted.  

4. Ash Wednesday – Feb 22

Services of eucharist with the imposition of ashes will be held at 10:30 am and 7:30 pm on February 22. Mark the beginning of Lent with this special celebration.  

5. Reports and Annual Vestry Meeting

The Annual Vestry Meeting will take place on Sunday, February 26th following the 10:30 service.  Lunch is provided.  Activities and lunch for children will also be available during the meeting. The Vestry Reports can be accessed via the 3 links below:  agenda & written reports; financial statements, and budget presentation for 2023.  Please look these over carefully before the meeting.  

Written reports: https://mcusercontent.com/9602008078ea1b1ac17a38d52/files/d98d878b-e9d0-e839-48ba-3c25b0ccea4d/Vestry_Report_2023.pdf

Financial Statements: https://mcusercontent.com/9602008078ea1b1ac17a38d52/files/58bc2ffc-cf1c-6878-28ad-c28d2790f7d6/St_Aidan_financial_statements_2022.pdf

Budget for 2023: https://mcusercontent.com/9602008078ea1b1ac17a38d52/files/5c900a14-75e2-f075-3a22-8aab7c1b35ac/2023_Budget_Presentation.pdf  

6. Vestry List

The vestry list is now posted in the narthex. This is a list of all qualified voting members of vestry. To be a member of vestry, you must (1) be at least 16 years of age, (2) have been a regular worshipper at St. Aidan’s for at least 3 months over the last 12 months, and (3) not be a member of another parish vestry. Clergy and any paid staff are not voting members of vestry. If your name is not on the list, please contact Gemma Snider, Marilyn Thompson or the Rev. Jeff Nowers.  

7. Social Justice and Advocacy Motion

Once again the diocesan Social Justice and Advocacy Committee has put forward a motion for parishes to consider at their annual vestry meetings. This year the focus is on raising the social assistance rates for both Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program.  Background material on the motion is available via this link: https://mcusercontent.com/9602008078ea1b1ac17a38d52/files/2f592b68-1ed9-7491-8566-1c3ddb571461/Vestry_Motion_2023.pdf  

8. Parish Selection Process Meeting, Sunday, March 5 after church

The Parish Selection Committee invites you to meet with us after church on Sunday, March 5 to ask questions and provide feedback on the process. Our parish profile has been posted on the Diocesan website as well as other national and international outlets. The Bishop is accepting applicants and the Parish Selection Committee (PSC) is prepping for interviews.  If you have any questions or input, please visit the "Parish Selection Process" page under the "Church Life" tab at staidansinthebeach.com, find a member of the PSC (we will be wearing nametags on Sunday to help you identify us) or email us at staidans.psc@gmail.com.  Your PSC includes Meghan Hull Jacquin, Courtney Ebner, Matt James, Sue Stuart, Shelley Clarke, Roborta Atkinson, Philip Robson and Natalie Snider.  

9. Four Questions of Faith: A Lenten Study

If you're interested in being baptized or confirmed, or if you’re wanting to deepen your own understanding of Christian faith, this adult Lenten study series is for you! The Rev. Jeff Nowers will be facilitating four learning sessions, on Sundays after the 10:30 service: Who is God? (March 12), Who is Jesus? (March 19), Who are we? (March 26), What is the new creation? (April 2). We will meet in the Willow Room downstairs from 12:00-1:30pm. A service of baptism will be held here at St. Aidan’s at Easter. A service of confirmation will take place at the Cathedral on May 7 at 4:30 pm for everyone in the Diocese.  

10. Beach Cares requests your support

The Beach Cares is cooperative sponsorship group supported by St. Aidan’s in the Beach, Beach United Church, and members of the community-at-large.  We have completed 3 successful sponsorships over the last six years: the most recent was a young woman who came to Canada from Syria, alone. One of her brothers had settled years earlier in Ukraine, where he met his wife and together they began to build their life together.  When Russia invaded they fled to Poland and then Amsterdam as refugees.  The Beach Cares is bringing this young Ukrainian refugee couple to Canada, and will reunite brother and sister.  Their arrival is imminent and we need to raise funds to help with one year of housing and living expenses, our goal is $20,000.   If their story resonates with you please consider donating online through www.CanadaHelps.org Search for St Aidan's Church, then use the pulldown menu to specify; “3. The Beach Cares Refugee Fund (Ukraine)” Thanks so much for your support.  

11. Meditation

Please note that there will be no Wednesday Meditation during the season of Lent.  

12. Euchre  

Join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm for a fun and friendly evening of progressive Euchre downstairs in the main hall.  Beginners welcome.  $5.00 to play.  All proceeds go to St. Aidan’s Church community outreach.  

13. Food Bank Needs 

Donations of non-perishable food items for the Grace Pascoe Care Centre food bank and the St. John’s Norway food pantry are always welcome. Please place them in the basket in the narthex. Note: empty egg cartons are needed once again.  Your donations are delivered every week or two and are very well received. Thank you!  

14. The Cole Academy Open House, February 21, 1:00 p.m.

The Cole Academy, the school that rents rooms throughout our Lower Level, is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. for prospective students.  At TCA, students are challenged to use their own creative approaches to learning by using arts, environmental education and social justice as tools to promote independence, confidence, and self-expression. Please contact Jamie@thecoleacademyoftoronto.com with questions and to rsvp.    

15. Offerings - Your regular offerings support the mission and ministry of St Aidan's, and we thank you.   There are a variety of ways to make a donation:

- PAG – set up monthly pre-authorized debits from your bank account directly to St. Aidan’s by completing the authorization form found on the Giving page of our website https://www.staidansinthebeach.com/giving 

- PAG Changes – to  change the amount of an existing donation, send an email with the details to donations@staidansinthebeach.com 

- E-transfer – send to donations@staidansinthebeach.com 

- Cheques should be payable to and can be mailed to: The Church of St. Aidan, 2423 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, M4E 1H6, or dropped in our secure mailbox at the north-east corner of the building.

- Credit card – click on the link  Canada Helps: St. Aidan's Church