January 22nd   -  NOTICES AT A GLANCE – more details below    

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

2.  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: January 18-25  

3.  Lenten Study: Four Big Questions   

4.  Exploring Interfaith Ministry: Zoom Panel – January 30  

5.  Music Pilot Project  

6.  East End Refugee Committee  

7Meet Your Beaches-East York MPP Tues. Jan. 31st 7:30 PM  

8.  Children’s Ministry Lunch & Learn – February 5  

9.  Annual Vestry Meeting & report deadline

10. 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. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: January 18-25 

Every year in January, various churches observe a week of prayer for Christian unity. This will be our focus on Sunday, January 22. The World Council of Churches has produced daily prayers and reflections for the week, which you can find here.  

3. Lenten Study: Four Big Questions  Who is God? Who is Jesus? Who are we? What is the new creation? 

During Lent the Rev. Jeff Nowers will be facilitating four adult learning sessions that will tackle each of these questions. If you are interested in baptism or confirmation, or if you just want to deepen your own understanding of Christian faith, these sessions are for you! Please speak to Jeff for more information. He will be scheduling the sessions around the availability of those interested.  

4. Exploring Interfaith Ministry: Zoom Panel – Monday, January 30, 7:00-9:00pm

The Bishop’s Committee on Interfaith Ministry, co-chaired by the Rev. Jeff Nowers, is holding its first annual education initiative. The Zoom event will feature Guru Fatha Singh Khalsa (Sikh), Imam Abdul Hai Patel (Muslim), and Dr. Jennifer Bright (Buddhist) discussing together the importance and challenges of interfaith encounter from each of their own faith traditions. The Rev. Canon John Hill will be the discussion moderator. More information, including how to register for the event, can be found here.

5. Music Pilot Project

As our Pilot Project continues, there are a few ‘Pilot Sundays’ to mark on your calendars: Chant Sunday (Jan 29), Contemporary Hymn Sunday (Feb 5), and Jazz Sunday (Feb 12). As part of the Pilot Project, we are also expanding our roster of regular instrumentalists. If you play an instrument, any type of percussion, or enjoying singing, we’d love to be able to add you do our roster of musicians. Please contact music@staidansinthebeach.com to let Michael know if you’d like your name added to the roster. More information will be available with each Pilot Sunday.  

6. East End Refugee Committee

I am looking for another parishioner to join Flo Cook and me as a St. Aidan’s representative to the East End Refugee Committee of six faith communities. We meet monthly and, during a sponsorship, undertake many settlement tasks. Currently there are 13 reps: 11 women and 2 men so an additional man would be most welcome (although not required) to interact with male newcomers. I’d be very happy to discuss this further with anyone interested. Please call. 416-691-6869. Thanks. Sue Stuart  

7. Meet Your Beaches-East York MPP, Mary-Margaret McMahon Tues. Jan. 31st 7:30 PM

Ontario today faces major challenges, in areas such as healthcare, housing/homelessness, food insecurity, environment, and democracy. On Tuesday, January 31st the Beaches—East York Interfaith Coalition will be hosting a meeting with Mary-Margaret McMahon, our new Member of Provincial Parliament to share our views on these issues from a religious and ethical perspective. The Beaches-East York Interfaith Coalition includes representatives from Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities in the riding.  It has hosted candidate meetings during previous federal, provincial and municipal elections.  It engages in political advocacy as a way of articulating the values of faith communities in the riding. We hope you will join us. Let’s make our voices heard.  

8. Children’s Ministry Lunch & Learn

Attention all parents with young children! On Sunday, February 5, after the 10:30 service, we will hold a Lunch & Learn (pizza). This is a great opportunity to share whatever questions or suggestions you have for children’s programming at St. Aidan’s. We’re looking forward to hearing your ideas!   

9. The Annual Vestry Meeting will take place on Sunday, February 26th following the 10:30 service.  The deadline for submitting reports from church organizations is Tuesday, February 7th. Please email them to office@staidansinthebeach.com.

10. 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 

Envelopes to obtain a set of weekly offering envelopes, send a request 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.