The Ascension of Jesus by Rembrandt
In this time of physical isolation, the material that would normally be part of our Sunday service has been combined into an online post.
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Virtual Worship Service
Sermon: "Walking Down the Mountain"
The Reverend Wes Denyer preaches a sermon entitled “Walking Down the Mountain.” This is Ascension Sunday, where we remember the story of Jesus taking his disciples up to the top of the Mount of Olives and speaking to them for the last time on earth. Jesus then ascends into heaven. The disciples didn’t want this mountaintop experience to end, but is it possible our real ministry as Christians can never be achieved by staying on the top of the mountain? The mountains and the valleys of this life are right next to one another because the peak experiences of closeness to God are really there to inspire us to accomplish a ministry of love, compassion and hope among the people who live in the valleys.
This Week's Music
The texts for the hymns and anthems can be found here. This week's Chorister Quarantine Offering features RPC soloist, soprano Rebecca Genge singing the aria "Jesu, deine Gnadenblicke" from Bach's Cantata 11, also known as the "Ascension Oratorio." Rebecca is accompanied by Music Director Chris Dawes.
Sunday School: Jesus goes to heaven. What was his message to the disciples?
Join us online for Sunday school; we will gather at 10:45. If you haven’t received the Zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hear the story of the last 40 days that Jesus spent on earth.
Learn about the special message Jesus gave the disciples.
Listen to today’s children’s story in worship.
Virtual Coffee Hour will be held this Sunday, May 17 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: 841 4945 8417
Or join by phone by calling 647 374 4685 or 647 558 0588 and using Meeting ID: 841 4945 8417 Password: 111059. A great way to stay in touch with others in the congregation!
The Globe and Faith will meet on Wednesday, May 27, 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.
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.
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