Live Streaming at 10:30am and Order of Service
For those who are not comfortable attending services in person, or are unable to attend, we are live streaming today’s 10:30am Sunday services via Zoom at the link below: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91628466455
Meeting ID: 916 2846 6455
For the order of service for Season of Creation click here: https://mcusercontent.com/9602008078ea1b1ac17a38d52/files/0c5967c9-d29c-559a-e4f9-33b8a5d70ca9/Season_of_Creation_1030_2022.pdf
Wear an Orange Shirt!
This Sunday, Sept 25, you are invited to wear an orange shirt (or anything that prominently displays the colour orange) in anticipation of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept 30. Orange Shirt Day is a reminder of the story of Phyllis Webstad, a First Nations woman from B.C. On her first day in residential school, Phyllis wore a new orange shirt that her grandmother had just given her. But school officials quickly stripped her of the shirt and forced her and all other students to wear a plain school uniform. The orange shirt was never returned to Phyllis. It remains a symbol of the genocidal impact of residential schools on Indigenous people.
Season of Creation
Sunday, September 25th is the second of the four Sundays in the Season of Creation, this Sunday has the theme of "storm"; Oct. 2 will be "fauna" and finally on Oct. 9, the theme of "cosmos"; also Harvest Thanksgiving.
Blessing of Animals
Immediately after the Candidates Meet & Greet on Sunday, Oct 2, we will hold a Blessing of Animals at 3:00pm - outside the church main entrance. Bring any and all of your animal friends!
Parish Profile Survey
The Parish Selection Committee appreciates your prayerful feedback to this survey to inform the “Parish Profile”, a document that shares with possible applicants who we are and who we hope to become, which will be used in our search for the new incumbent. Please use the link below to complete the survey by September 30. If you prefer a printed copy of the survey, please contact Margaret at 416-691-2222 or pick one up in the Narthex. Print copies of the survey can be returned to the church mailbox. https://us1.list-manage.com/survey?u=9602008078ea1b1ac17a38d52&id=8daeaef0e9&e=*|UNIQID|*
Meditation resumes in the church on Wednesday, Oct 5, at 7:30pm. We will continue to gather each Wednesday at that time. This is a wonderful opportunity to join with others in cultivating the disciplines of stillness and silence. No experience necessary. All are welcome!
The Beaches Interfaith Committee will host two candidate “meet and greet” events in early October in preparation for the municipal election on October 24. The first takes place here at St. Aidan’s on Sunday October 2nd from 1—2:45pm. Volunteers to assist with hosting duties are welcome. If you are interested please contact either the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . The second meeting is at Kimbourne Park United Church at 200 Wolverleigh Blvd. (2 Blocks North of Danforth, in the block east of Coxwell) on October 6th, at 7:00pm.
Sunday Coffee Hour volunteers
Sunday Coffee Hour has resumed and we are looking for volunteers to host it week to week following the 10:30am service. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. If you’d like to be involved in hosting coffee hour, please sign up for any week you’re available. There will be a short orientation session for new volunteers on Sept 25, at 10:00am.
Schools renting space at St. Aidan’s
Both Claremont School and The Cole Academy are renting space in our lower level during the week, and using the south-east door for access. Please avoid these areas of the building during the school day so that you do not disturb the children learning. Additionally, the schools will be using our circular driveway on Queen St for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. Please ensure that you are not blocking the driveway from 8-9 am and 3-4 pm, Monday-Friday.
Holiday Craft Market December 3rd, 2022.
We are pleased to be able to resume our annual Holiday Market in time for Christmas. Vendors wanted. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a table.
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. Thank you!
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 email@example.com
E-transfer – send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Envelopes to obtain a set of weekly offering envelopes, send a request to email@example.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 or scan the QR code from the September 4th notices