The Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Rembrandt, 1632
In this time of physical isolation, we are posting the material that would normally be part of our Sunday service to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rosedalepresbyterianchurch/posts
Everyone, even if you don't have a Facebook account, you can access the page and its contents by typing www.facebook.com/rosedalepresbyterianchurch/posts into the address bar of an Internet browser. For those on Facebook, please share your thoughts and experiences. Let's use it as a virtual coffee hour. (For those of you not on Facebook, but now think you would like to join here is a link that will walk you through the process: https://www.facebook.com/help/188157731232424?helpref=topq.)
This Week's Music, including hymns for listening or singing along
Click here to listen the music. If you would like to read and/or sing along with the music, click here for the lyrics.
Jen's Children's Sermon "Talents"
Do you know there’s a story in the Bible about you? If you and Jesus had lunch together what would you talk about? What do you think Jesus likes on his pizza? Listen and see how important you are to Jesus. Click and download activities activities to see how you can bless others (and to see how old Frank Epperson was when he invented the popsicle).
Scripture Readings. Today's reader: Rayne Daprato
Isaiah 25:1-9, video or read along
Psalm 121, video or read along
Mark 4:35-41, video or read along
Wes' Sermon: "God in the Storm"
In today’s Gospel story, Jesus and the disciples are in a boat on the Sea of Galilee. A storm blows in while Jesus is asleep. Jesus doesn’t wake up, so the disciples have to shake Jesus awake – “Don’t you care that we’re perishing.” The question being confronted by this story is this: “Will you trust Jesus?" How, and for what, can we trust Jesus? Obviously the disciples don’t care whether Jesus is asleep or awake while the sailing is smooth and untroubled, but can God be trusted when the storm blows in? In the midst of our present uncertainty and fear, that might be a question we’re all asking ourselves: “Is God with us … and can God be trusted?” Click here for Wes' sermon,
Lead Chorister Offering "Bist du bei Mir"
To hear RPC soloist Rebecca Genge, click here.
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.
The Globe and Faith will meet on Wednesday, April 1, at 10:30 am 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 email@example.com.
Note that the Church is closed until further notice
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Our mailing address is:
129 Mount Pleasant Rd,