NOTICES AT A GLANCE - more details below:

  1. Live streaming at 10:30 am and order of service  2. Tree Planting in Memory of Michael Bedford-Jones: Sunday May 1  3. Call for Children's Ministry Volunteers  4. Toronto Island Retreat Day: Saturday May 7  5. Mom's/Partner's day off  - Event for kids: Saturday May 7th  6. Special Vestry Meeting: Sunday May 15  7. Lucy’s final Sunday: Sunday May 29  8. Food Bank Items Wanted  9. 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. 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. 3. 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: 4. 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. 5. Mom's/Partner's day off  - Event for kids, Saturday May 7th 10am to 4pmIf you are looking to give your better half a day off from the kids for Mother's Day, bring them down to St. Aidan's for a fun filled day of games, sports, food, and fun!Hosted by Paul Lapas, Adam Gordon, and Matthew James 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. Lucy’s Final SundayPlease join us on Sunday, May 29 to celebrate Lucy’s retirement and thank her for her 11 years of service to St. Aidan’s! 8. Food Bank Items WantedWe 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. Offerings  Your regular offerings support the mission and ministry of St Aidan's, and we thank you.  Here's how to make a donation: