Covid-19 Update: October 2, 2020
The Session met on Wednesday, September 30 to consider the matter of re-opening to in-building worship and church activities.
The Session considered the latest statistics with regard to the increase of COVID-19 case numbers in Toronto, as well as the demographic make-up of our congregation.
In a realistic consideration of the present circumstances, but with great regret, the Session made the decision that we would not consider the resumption of in-building worship and regular church activities prior to Sunday, December 6.
We are still planning to significantly recognize Remembrance Day Sunday during our online service for Sunday, November 8.
Virtual Worship Service
Reformation Sunday: October 25th 2020.
In this time of physical isolation, the material that would normally be part of our Sunday service has been combined into an online post.
After enjoying this service, please join in to our Virtual Coffee Hour.
Details for both are below.
Click here for the full Virtual Worship Service for Sunday, October 25, 2020.
Sermon: "New Maps of Reality"
This is Reformation Sunday and the Reverend Wes Denyer preaches a sermon entitled New Maps of Reality. We all have a way in which we understand the world. These “maps of reality” come from our experience, our family of origin, the things we’re taught and the norms of our culture. What does the Christian map of reality look like? What teachings and stories in the Bible most shape our understanding of the world? Reformation help reshape our interpretation and comprehension of how to live out the Christian faith in the world?
This Week's Music
In this week's Chorister Offering Mikhail Shemet and Julia Frodyma sing Mit unserer Macht (BWV 80-2) by Johann Sebastian Bach. You can hear it here. The second Chorister Offering is Rebecca Genge singing Bach's Komm in mein Herzenshaus (BWV 80:IV) which can be heard here.
Sunday School: Transitions and Change
Listen to today’s children’s story in worship.
Journey to the promised land. It took the Israelites 40 years. How long will it take you?
Hear the story about Moses’ journey to the Promise Land and how a new leader led the way.
Virtual Coffee Hour will be held this Sunday, October 25, at 11:30. Even though we are physically isolated, we don’t have to be socially isolated. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and connect with fellow church members like we would in the Great Hall after church. You can join from your computer including video, or from your phone with just audio. Rev. Wes Denyer will host Coffee Hour through Zoom. On your computer or iPad with video, click here.
Meeting ID: 819 3379 6345
Or join by phone by calling 647 374 4685 or 647 558 0588 and using Meeting ID: 819 3379 6345 Password: 548810. A great way to stay in touch with others in the congregation!
The Globe and Faith on Wednesday, October 28th by teleconference. Regular members of the group will automatically receive the information required to join the conference call. If you are not a regular attender, but would like to join in this week, please email Wes Denyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Conversations On Monday, October 26th at 4 pm, we will continue with our new online Study Group facilitated by the Reverend Wes Denyer. Interest has been expressed in having the opportunity to discuss our faith in relation to the Bible and the history of the church. This programme will provide an opportunity to consider people’s questions or problems concerning the Bible or Christianity, as we try and understand the Bible in its cultural and historical context and how that may be translated into significant meaning for the 21st century. This week we will be discussing a podcast by Rob Bell being interviewed on his 2017 book What is the Bible? This is on the podcast The Bible for Normal People. Here is the link to this podcast: https://peteenns.com/guest/rob-bell/
Here is the Zoom Link to join the conversation: On your computer or Ipad, click here.
Meeting ID: 849 4116 3658
By phone 647 374 4685 or 647 558 0588
Meeting ID: 849 4116 3658
RPC images by David McCracken To see a selection of recent pictures of the church and the restoration, click here.
A big Thank You to all who donated generously to the Evangel Hall Clothing Drive. A station wagon filled to the brim was dropped off at the Hall at the end of the week.
Thank you to those who have volunteered to cook and serve a Sunday Night Community Dinner at Evangel Hall on November 22. WE are making great progress!
We still need:
- 5 volunteers to cook the Basic Beef stew at home and deliver it to the church defrosted November 20
- 12 pies: home-made or bought
- 1 more volunteer to help us on November 22 at the hall between 2:30 and 6 pm:
- To clean and cook remaining vegetables
- Assemble and heat the main course
- Make the green salad and cut the pies
- Pack the food in take-away boxes
PPE will be provided for those who are working in the kitchen
Please contact Annemiek Miller: email@example.com
From the Board of Managers While we are not meeting together, here are other options to financially support the congregation: Fill in your offering envelope as usual, put it in a regular envelope and mail it to the church (129 Mount Pleasant rd., Toronto, M4W 2S3) Sign up for pre-authorized remittances (PAR), which are charged to either a credit or debit account once a month. The attached form may be scanned and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or sent to the church by regular mail. Donate on-line, through the Canada Helps charitable organization through this link - https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/119123347RR0001-rosedale-presbyterian-church/ Canada Helps is a well-regarded organization which has been operating since 2000. It will issue tax receipts directly to donors.
Note that the office is closed until further notice
(Phone and emails will be monitored.)
Our mailing address is:
129 Mount Pleasant Rd,