NOTICES AT A GLANCE - more details below
1. Holy Week and Easter services and Zoom links
2. Easter offerings
3. Sunday service Zoom link
4. Guest speakers this Sunday
5. Children's program on Sundays
6. Service videos
7. Lenten meditation series
8. Lenten program: Meeting God in Creation
9. Earth Hour: Saturday March 27
10. Meaningful Allyship workshop: March 28
AND NOW THE DETAILS:
1. Holy Week and Easter Services
Palm Sunday, March 28 - Service at 9:30 am by Zoom. Palm crosses will be blessed and then made available for pick up outside the rectory after the service.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89458540617?pwd=bnN5ZmRCRlhuTjZWNDloNjVTUktGdz09 Meeting ID: 894 5854 0617 Passcode: 098692
Maundy Thursday, April 1 - Eucharist service at 7:30 pm by Zoom.
Meeting ID: 832 8387 6454
(We are no longer able to offer to deliver consecrated bread to people's homes for Easter, because the College of Bishops in Toronto has deemed that practice theologically undesirable.)
Good Friday, April 2 - Liturgy of the Cross at 10:30 am by Zoom.
Meeting ID: 844 4844 2331
Easter Eve, April 3 - The Great Vigil will take place at 9 pm by Zoom.
Meeting ID: 833 8901 8765
Easter Day, April 4 - Eucharist service at 9:30 am by Zoom.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89458540617?pwd=bnN5ZmRCRlhuTjZWNDloNjVTUktGdz09 Meeting ID: 894 5854 0617
2. Easter Offerings
If you would like to make a special offering for Easter please direct your donation in one of the following ways:
§ Donate online using your credit card at Canada Helps: St. Aidan's Church
§ E-transfer from your bank account to email@example.com. Please set the security password to "jesuslovesme"
§ Mail cheques to the church: 2423 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON M4E 1H6, or drop off your donation in our secure mailbox on the construction fence facing Queen St.
3. Sunday Service Link
To join our live Sunday service on Zoom at 9:30 am each week just click on this link and follow the prompts:
Or call in on your phone: 647-374-4685
The meeting ID is 894 5854 0617
4. Guest Speakers
This Sunday we welcome Ben Reid-Howells and his partner Rosa Amarilla (Natali) Montilla to speak about their time working with the Unist'ot'en people in BC to defend their land. They will stay for a Q&A in our coffee-hour.
5. Children's Program on Sundays
Gemma leads a separate program for children after we've all begun the service together. To go to the children's program click on this link: https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/93190362564
6. Service Videos on Website and YouTube
We are recording our Sunday morning service each week, for those unable to attend it live. Look for it on the church website here: https://www.staidansinthebeach.com/services/pages/virtual-services, or on YouTube by searching St Aidan's in the Beach Sunday Service.
7. Lenten Meditation
Meditation through Lent continues on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8 pm by Zoom. The theme is humility and the Benedictine teachings around it. To participate click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3204394907?pwd=bno5dkY1QnJ4Nlg3SnluSmFKOTNBQT09
Or phone 647-374-4685
Meeting ID: 320 439 4907
8. Meeting God in Creation: A Lenten Journey of Love
The last two sessions of our Lenten programme are on Thursday March 25 and TUESDAY March 30, from 7:30 to 9 pm by Zoom. The link is here:
Meeting ID: 822 2817 7633
We are studying short texts from a wide variety of writers in The Green Bible, learning a daily spiritual practice called an eco-examen, committing to some concrete environmental actions in our homes, and ending each session with a Celtic service of night prayers: the Aidan Compline. More details on the parish website under Eco-Spirituality.
9. Earth Hour: Saturday March 27, 8:30-9:30 pm
Show your solidarity with others across the globe by turning out your lights and turning down your thermostat! Take one iconic action and post it to social media. Connect with Saint Aidan's FB and Insta and share your story. Learn more about the mission and history of Earth Hour here.
10. Meaningful Allyship Workshop
On Sunday March 28 from 1 to 3 pm Ben Reid-Howells and Natali Montilla will present a workshop on how settlers can be meaningful allies with indigenous peoples. They will show some video footage from Unist'ot'en, and speak about land rights, resistance to colonization, and building solidarity. The Zoom link is here:
Meeting ID: 872 7588 0124