This Week with Rosedale Presbyterian Church
The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus
(15th century, Dutch/Netherlandish Painter)
Rosedale Presbyterian Church - Virtual service
In this time of physical separation, the material that would normally be part of our Sunday service has been combined into an online post. After enjoying this service,
please join our Virtual Coffee Hour.
Details for both are below.
Sermon: The Final
This Week's Music
This week the Reverend Wes Denyer preaches a sermon entitled The Final Enemy
. For thousands of years people have sought after the
Fountain of Youth – a way to avoid death and remain forever young; but what if we were able to realize this ancient dream of humanity. Would this offer to us a
fountain of unending joy, or would we be find ourselves victims of an unending life of boredom, drudgery and unending sameness? The author of the Book of Ecclesiastes
lamented, “What has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.” In the cross and the resurrection, Christ offers a new way of eternal life, as
we wonder in today’s sermon, what that might look like.
This week's offering begins with Director of Music Chris Dawes accompanying himself singing hymn Hymn 675, Precious Lord, take my hand.
anthem is I never saw a moor
, an Emily Dickinson poem set to music by Douglas Wagner and sung by RPC soloist Nancy Olfert. The second anthem is the
folk hymn Wondrous Love
by Richard Walters and sung by Rebecca Genge. Chris Dawes' prelude
are Mozart's Fantasia in D minor K.397
broken into two
Sunday School: God’s Dream
to today’s children’s story
about the work that Jesus gives the disciples to do.
might look like if you met him today. Can you draw him?
Anyone who would prefer to receive information from the Search Committee by mail rather than email is asked to contact the
office by phone or email.
Virtual Coffee Hour will be held this Sunday, April 18 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 this link:
Meeting ID: 875 1860 3505
Or join by phone by
calling 647 374 4685 or 647
558 0588 and using
Meeting ID: 875 1860 3505
A great way to stay in touch with others in the congregation!
On Monday, April 19 at 4 pm, we will continue with our online Study Group
facilitated by the Reverend Wes Denyer. This group is an 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 begin a new study using the
Book “The First Paul
” by Marcus Borg and Dominic Crossan. If you would like to participate in this group, please contact the Reverend Wes
Globe and Faith
April 21, 10:30am
by teleconference for a discussion of
current events. 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
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
Our Mission We witness to Christ in our spiritual vitality and in our social involvement by nurturing all in the
Christian life, communicating the gospel to our community, and inspiring faithful devotion & service.
Our Vision We seek to be a vital, growing community of faith, with a glad and generous heart, that shares the blessings of the Christian
Statement of Inclusion Rosedale Presbyterian Church welcomes and fully includes all people regardless of nationality, race, physical or
developmental challenges, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Our shared Land ... as we gather together, we acknowledge this sacred land on which Rosedale Presbyterian Church resides and worships. It has been a
site of human activity for 15,000 years. This land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the
Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the
Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many
Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to worship on this territory today.