Week of May 21 -  NOTICES AT A GLANCE – more details below    

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

2.  Special Vestry Meeting, May 28  

3.  Celebration for Gemma – June 4  

4.  Calls to Follow Jesus  

5.  Wanted: Sunday School Volunteers  

6.  Plant Sale  

7.  Choir Camp  

8.  Food Bank Needs  

9.  Offerings


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

For those who are not comfortable attending services in person, or are unable to attend, we are live streaming the above referenced services 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 10:30 service for the Easter season, click here: https://mcusercontent.com/9602008078ea1b1ac17a38d52/files/8ad53d4b-cbae-48f3-e6dd-046f5cc692b2/Easter_season_1030_bklt_2023.pdf

Service details (list of readings, hymn numbers & psalm) can be accessed here:  https://mcusercontent.com/9602008078ea1b1ac17a38d52/files/bf82d36d-7817-7a5d-4404-0f899afa7763/Service_Details_May_21.pdf  

2. Special Vestry Meeting: Sunday, May 28

On May 28, following the 10:30 service, we will be convening a special vestry meeting to vote on whether "to landscape the West Garden as designed by IBI Group on the condition we secure the necessary funding.” There will be a presentation of the garden design, followed by Q&A and a vote on whether to proceed with the development. To vote at this meeting, you must be a member of vestry. The vestry list is posted in the narthex. If your name is not listed and you believe it should be, please contact Marilyn Thompson, Gemma Snider, or the Rev. Jeff Nowers.  

3. Celebration for Gemma – June 4 

Gemma Snider will be ending her work as Church School Co-ordinator here at St. Aidan’s at the end of June. Gemma has worked tirelessly at creating a wonderful environment with engaging programmes for our young people since May of 2017.  She will be greatly missed in this role but will still be here as a parishioner.  We will be holding a celebration for her following the 10:30 service on Sunday, June 4 (complete with ice-cream truck!).  Please join us!     

 4. Calls to follow Jesus 

On Sunday June 11 Michael Van Dusen will be preaching on Jesus' call to Matthew to "Follow me". He would like to include personal, contemporary stories of people in the parish who have experienced a personal call to follow Jesus.  If you have an anecdote about your own sense of call and would be willing to share it ...  anonymously if you wish... please contact Michael at mjpvandusen@gmail.com or 416-570-0203 or speak to him after a Sunday service.  

5. Wanted: Sunday School Volunteers

Our children's programming on Sunday mornings relies on a team of awesome volunteers. We are in need of some new helpers to teach and support our Sunday school classes. Lesson plans are provided so prep work and commitment is minimal. Help us keep our children's ministry alive! Please contact gemmasnider@hotmail.com if you are interested or know someone who may be!  

6. Plant Sale

Michael Erdman’s perennial plant sale continues this weekend, May 20 – 22, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, in his front yard at 14 Lyall Avenue (Kingston Rd. and Main St.).  The sale features hundreds of well-grown perennials, priced below retail, with proceeds going to Community Centre 55’s Share-a-Santa program.  The program provides food hampers and toys to 900+ families in need of support over the holidays.  

7. Choir Camp

This summer, we invite all kids to join us for another fun-filled week of summer day camp complete with singing, musical exploration, and outdoor fun and games. Running July 10-14 for $100, for kids ages 6-14! For more information or to register, contact music@staidansinthebeach.com.  

8. 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.  Grace Pascoe Care Centre has asked specifically for donations of the following items: peanut butter, canned fish, canned vegetables, pasta sauce, canned beans, cereal, granola bars, diapers (size 1-5), baby formula, and period products. Please place them in the basket in the narthex. Note: empty egg cartons are needed once again.  Thank you!  

9. 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