Summer Worship Services will once again be shared this year with Rosedale United Church.
Commencing this Sunday (June 30) and throughout July, worship services will be held at at Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Dr, Toronto, ON M4W 1X7. Worship will resume at Rosedale Presbyterian starting August 4 when the congregation from Rosedale United will join us.
Here are the sermon topics for July at Rosedale United:
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada has taken the first step towards full inclusion of LGBTQ persons in the life and leadership of the church. On Tuesday, June 4th, the Assembly, meeting in Waterloo, Ontario, voted 121 to 91 in favour of defining marriage to be a committed/covenanted relationship between two persons (adults), and Presbyterian ministers will be permitted to conduct same sex marriages. LGBTQ persons in same sex married relationships will be eligible for ordination as elders and ministers. This proposed changes must be approved by a majority of the 46 presbyteries across Canada and then reaffirmed by the next General Assembly to be held in June of 2020.
Donating through PAR As we approach the summer months, we are grateful to the many people who participate in the PAR (Pre-authorized Remittance) programme here at Rosedale. Giving in this way helps us to receive a regular and steady stream of offering giving throughout the year. PAR givings can be made either through your bank account or through a credit card, although the fees charged by credit card companies are significantly higher than those charged for automatic withdrawal from your bank account. If you would like to consider this way of supporting the ongoing mission and ministry of Rosedale Presbyterian Church, please contact Norm Creen ( email@example.com).
Summer Church Barbecues will be held on Wednesday, July 17th and Wednesday, August 14th at 6:00 pm. Please bring a salad or a dessert and, if you wish, a beverage of your choice. There will be a $5 charge per person. Please RSVP to Wes Denyer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Knitting Pilgrim at the Toronto Fringe. As written about in Presbyterian Connection, Kirk Dunn – PK (Preacher’s Kid) and Elder at Morningside-High Park Presbyterian Church – will be presenting his one-man play, The Knitting Pilgrim, featuring his remarkable Stitched Glass tapestries, at Toronto’s Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor Street West, during the Toronto Fringe Festival, July 3-14, 2019. The large tapestries, designed in the style of stained-glass windows, look at the commonalities and conflicts of the Abrahamic Faiths – and took Kirk an incredible 15 years to knit. The play tells the story of Kirk’s artistic and spiritual journey working on this ambitious project about interfaith empathy, and uses the tapestries as his set. For show times or to buy your ticket, go to www.fringetoronto.com. Tickets are also available at the door and are $13. Each show is followed by a conversation with Kirk and the chance to see the tapestries up close. And don’t forget to #BYOK (Bring Your Own Knitting)! Info: www.ergoartstheatre.com/ or www.kirkdunn.com/.
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 email@example.com 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 (www.michelenidenoff.com) is a member of our congregation.