Rosedale Presbyterian Church (416) 921-1931

Rosedale Presbyterian Church 129 Mount Pleasant Road
(at South Drive) Toronto


"The Trumpet Shall Sound"

This Sunday (August 18) is the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Reverend Wes Denyer will be preaching a sermon entitled “The Resurrection Glow.” In renaissance paintings of Jesus, he is always depicted with a halo of light around his head. This identifies who Jesus is as the resurrected Christ. This makes it easy to know him as the Son of God, and to know what he represents. It’s more difficult for us who are followers of Christ. How do our lives show who we are as Christians? How will anyone see a difference in us, indicating our faith commitment and loyalty to the way of Christ in the world?

The Order of Service has been posted here.

This Sunday's Music

SOLOIST: Mikhail Shemet

PRELUDE: Pastorale in G (‘Christmas Oratorio’) - J.S. Bach

ANTHEM: Mighty Lord and King all Glorious (‘Christmas Oratorio’) - J.S. Bach

OFFERTORY ANTHEM: The Trumpet shall sound (‘Messiah’) - G.F. Handel

POSTLUDE: Hallelujah Chorus (‘Messiah’) - G.F. Handel


The flowers on the Lord’s Table this Sunday are donated by the Herridge family in loving memory of their cousins, Major Ronald Bennett of the Black Watch of Canada, and Lieutenant Harrison Bennett of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, who both fell for Canada and for God in the Normandy campaign, seventy-five years ago, in August 1944.

The Globe and Faith considering current events in the light of our Christian faith will meet on Wednesday, August 21st at 10:30 am. Please feel welcome to participate in this group when you’re available, even if you’re unable to attend regularly. For more information, please contact Wes Denyer who will be facilitating this conversation each week.

DVD Lending Library We are pleased to offer a DVD lending service from RPC’s library. Please sign them out on the cards provided on the back of each DVD by indicating your name, phone or email and date taken and returned. Once returned, they can be put back on the shelf in alphabetical order by movie name. These DVDs have been used for our monthly movie nights and we should have 2 copies of each. Please check at home and return any that say ‘To be returned to Rosedale Presbyterian Church’. We now have only 1 copy of many of our DVDs. Speak to Anne Donaldson-Page or email with any comments or questions. Enjoy and help us maintain this service!

The Anglican Foundation is publishing Children’s Prayers with Hope Bear to coincide with its 60th anniversary. This book features 24 prayers for liturgical seasons, holidays, and special moment in a child’s life (starting school, moving home, loss of a loved one), with text by Judy Rois and  beautiful images by Canadian illustrator and watercolorist Michele Nidenoff. Perfect for children from preschool up to age 12. Available here. $15 each. Judy Rois is the wife of our minister, the Rev. Wes Denyer.  Michele Nidenoff ( is a member of our congregation.