St. Peter Walking on the Water
by Alessandro Allori (Florence, Italy; 1535-1607)
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Virtual Worship Service
The Reverend Wes Denyer preaches a sermon entitled “Jump!” In this week's reading from the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus invites the disciple Peter to get out of a boat in the midst of a storm on the Sea of Galilee, and come walking to him on the water. Is it possible that an essential Christian quality is courage, and the willingness to step out in faith when God calls us into action to meet the challenges of life and faith? When we do, we may be afraid and we may fail, but when we have the courage to get out of the boat … amazing things can happen!
This Week's Music
The texts for the hymns and anthems can be found here.
In this week's RPC Chorister Offering Brooke Dufton sings Meine glaubiges Herze (II, Cantata 68) by J.S .Bach. It can be heard here. Later in the service, Brooke sings For Susan by Ned Rorem. Listen here.
Sunday School: Sharing Our Gifts
Hear the story about what Jesus thinks we should do with our talents.
Learn how you can share your talents with others this week. Can you share them with four people?
Listen to today’s children’s story in worship.
Virtual Coffee Hour will be held this Sunday, August 9 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 your 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: 838 6823 2673
Or join by phone by calling 647 374 4685 or 647 558 0588 and using Meeting ID: 838 6823 2673 Password: 247084. A great way to stay in touch with others in the congregation!
The Globe and Faith on Wednesday, August 12th at 10:30 am by teleconference. Ainsley Chapman, Executive Director of Evangel Hall will be joining our Globe and Faith Group this Wednesday, August 12th at 11 am. Ainsley will share with us the situation in downtown Toronto among the homeless population during the pandemic, and how Evangel Hall has responded to meet their needs. 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.
Evangel Hall We’re so excited to share our summer newsletter with you! The latest issue of our quarterly newsletter, Transformation in Action, tells stories of how your generosity has made it possible for us to adapt and provide much-needed services during the pandemic. You can read and download your copy from our website.
Over the past months, with the help of our donors, we’ve been able to:
• Offer food and care kits to residents as they shelter in place
• Distribute 150 take-out meals each day
• Provide bottled water and a cool space to escape the summer heat
Thank you for helping Evangel Hall stand by people facing this pandemic while experiencing homelessness, poverty, and mental and physical health challenges. Please give today to help us continue to provide essential community services through this crisis!
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 email@example.com, 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 has been operating since 2000. It will issue tax receipts directly to donors.
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