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If you would like to access the 23 April 10am leaflet in PDF format,   click here or you can follow along below.

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April 23, 2017    10am


Happy Easter

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey,

All Saints Kingsway welcomes you.


Presiding:             The Very Reverend James Merrett

Assisting:              The Reverend Jennifer Cameron





We gather with song and prayer as the People of God

Children are full members of our church and we welcome

their presence and participation in our worship.

Infants and toddlers are in the Nursery.

Children ages 3 to Grade 1 are in the Godly Play Room.

Grades 2-5 are in the Chapel Room.

Those in Grades 6 and up are invited to the Youth Room.


Children and youth will return in time for communion. 


Please see a sidesperson if you need directions.



Prelude in D Minor, BWV 539

J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)




Processional Song 82:

Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises

South African Traditional

Sing the chorus twice, the first verse, and again the chorus twice.





Easter Greeting:


Presider:          Alleluia!  Christ is risen!

People:             The Lord is risen indeed, alleluia!


Presider:          May his grace and peace be with you!

People:             May he fill our hearts with joy.


Presider:          There is one body and one Spirit,

People:             There is one hope in God’s call to us;


Presider:          One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

People:             One God and Father of all.





Song of Praise:

Gloria in Excelsis

Tune: Easter Hymn (# 203)


Glory be to God, we sing, Alleluia!

Peace on earth to all you bring; Alleluia!

Worship, thanks and glory be, Alleluia!

To our God eternally, Alleluia!


Lamb of God, to you we pray, Alleluia!

Hear and take our sins away; Alleluia!

You are seated high above, Alleluia!

Hear our prayer, O Lord of love. Alleluia!


Glory to the Holy One, Alleluia!

You Most High upon your throne; Alleluia!

Jesus Christ the risen Lord, Alleluia!

And the Spirit we adore. Alleluia!



Prayer of the Day:

Presider:   Let us pray.

Silence is kept


O God, our beginning and our end: accept our doubts, heal our desire for certainty and, by your Spirit’s gentle touch, make us a people forgiven and forgiving; through Jesus Christ, the Giver of Peace.


Prayers for an Inclusive Church (2009) alt.


Please be seated


We read and respond to God’s message in Scripture

First Reading:

Acts 2:14a, 22-32

Reader: Doris Burrows


Reader:     A reading from the book of Acts.


Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd, “You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know – this man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law. But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power. For David says concerning him, ‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will live in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One experience corruption. You have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’


Fellow Israelites, I may say to you confidently of our ancestor David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would put one of his descendants on his throne. Foreseeing this, David spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, saying, ‘He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh experience corruption.’ This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses.”



Reader:       The word of the Lord.

People:     Thanks be to God.


Please keep a period of silence for reflection




Psalm 16



Choir:        Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; *

I have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord,

my good above all other.”

All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, *

upon those who are noble among the people. Alleluia.


People:      Alleluia, alleluia…


Choir:        O Lord, you are my portion and my cup; *

it is you who uphold my lot.

My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; *

indeed, I have a goodly heritage. Alleluia.


People:      Alleluia, alleluia…


Choir:        I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; *

my heart teaches me, night after night.

I have set the Lord always before me; *

because he is at my right hand I shall not fall. Alleluia.


People:      Alleluia, alleluia…


Choir:        My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices;

my body also shall rest in hope. *

For you will not abandon me to the grave,

nor let your holy one see the Pit.

You will show me the path of life; *

in your presence there is fullness of joy,

and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore. Alleluia.


People:      Alleluia, alleluia…

Second Reading:

1 Peter 1:3-9

Reader: Penny Fisher


Reader:       A reading from the first book of Peter.


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith – being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire – may be found to result in praise and glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed. Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.


Reader:       The word of the Lord.

People:     Thanks be to God.

Gradual Hymn 228:

Alleluia! O Sons and Daughters  

                    (Verses 1, 5 & 8)

Tune: O Filii Et Filiae


Gospel Acclamation:

Surrexit Dominus Vere

Jacques Berthier (1923-1994)

surresit dominus vere

Holy Gospel:

John 20:19-31

Gospeller:   The Lord be with you.

People:      And also with you.


Gospeller:   The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ

                  according to John.

People (sing): Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia!

                        Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

                        Alleluia, alleluia!


When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”


But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”


A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”


Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.


Gospeller:         The Gospel of Christ.

People (sing): Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia!

                        Praise be to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

                        Alleluia, alleluia!





The Very Reverend James Merrett


Please keep a period of silence for reflection

The Celebration of Holy Baptism:

Please stand as you are able


God’s Call:

The presider addresses those who are presenting the candidates


Presider:          God is love. God gives us life.

In Christ, God reaches out to us.

In baptism, God calls us to respond.

Do you accept this call?

Presenters:      We hear and accept God’s call to William.

                        We ask for baptism.


Presenters:      We hear and accept God’s call to Marcus.

                        We ask for baptism.


The presider addresses the rest of the congregation


Presider:          God calls the Church to reflect Christ’s glory,

in baptism, to declare his new life,

and to share in fellowship and in mission.

Do you accept this call?

People:            We hear and accept God’s call.



Turning to Christ:

The presider addresses the presenters and candidates


Presider:          The Christian life means turning away from evil and turning to Christ.

Do you renounce evil?

Presenters:      I renounce evil.


Presider:          Do you turn to Jesus Christ

and accept Him as your Saviour,

putting your whole trust in His grace and love?

Presenters:      I do.


The presider addresses the congregation


Presider:          Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support these people in their life in Christ?

People:            We will.



Prayers for the Candidate:

Leader: Peter Woolford


The leader offers the particular prayers requested by the community


Leader:             Let us now pray for the candidates who are to receive the sacrament of new birth.


Silence is kept


Leader:             We thank you for the new and living hope you offer to us in Jesus Christ.

People:            Lord, hear our prayer.


Leader:             Open their hearts to your grace and truth.

People:            Lord, hear our prayer.


Leader:             Fill them with your holy and life-giving Spirit.

People:            Lord, hear our prayer.


Leader:             Teach them to love others in the power of the Spirit.

People:            Lord, hear our prayer.


Leader:             Send them into the world in witness to your love.

People:            Lord, hear our prayer.


Leader:             Bring them to the fullness of your peace and glory.

People:            Lord, hear our prayer.


Leader:             Gracious God,

your voice moves over the waters.

                        Immerse us in your grace,

mark us with your image,

and raise us to live our baptismal vows,

empowered by the Holy Spirit

and the example of Christ our Lord, in whose name we pray.

People:            Amen.



Thanksgiving over the Water:


Presider:           The Lord be with you.

People:            And also with you.


Presider:           Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People:            It is right to give our thanks and praise.


Presider:          We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water. Over water the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation. Through water you led the children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt into the land of promise. In water your Son Jesus received the baptism of John and was anointed by the Holy Spirit as the Messiah, the Christ, to lead us, through his death and resurrection, from the bondage of sin into everlasting life.


We thank you, Father, for the water of baptism.

In it we are buried with Christ in his death.

By it we share in his resurrection. Through it we are reborn by the Holy Spirit. Therefore in joyful obedience to your Son, we bring into his fellowship those who come to him in faith, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.


Now sanctify this water by the power of your Holy Spirit, that those who are here cleansed from sin and born again, may continue for ever in the risen life of Jesus Christ our Saviour. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be all honour and glory, now and for ever.

People:             Amen.


The Baptismal Covenant:


Presider:           As we stand I invite those who would like to

make a profession of Christian faith to join together in the following Creed:


Do you believe and trust in God,

Source of All Being and Life,

the one for whom we exist?

People:            We believe and trust in God.


Presider:           Do you believe and trust in God the Word,

the Son who took our human nature,

died for us and rose again?

People:            We believe and trust in God.


Presider:           Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit,

who gives life to the people of God

and makes Christ known in the world?

People:            We believe and trust in God.



Presider:           This is the faith of the church.

People:            This is our faith.

We believe and trust in one God,

Source, Word, and Holy Spirit.


Presider:          Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread,

and in the prayers?

People:            I will, with God’s help.


Presider:          Will you persevere in resisting evil and,

whenever you fall into sin, repent

and return to the Lord?

People:            I will, with God’s help.


Presider:          Will you proclaim by word and example

the good news of God in Christ?

People:            I will, with God’s help.


Presider:          Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons,

loving your neighbour as yourself?

People:            I will, with God’s help.


Presider:          Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

People:            I will, with God’s help.


Presider:          Will you strive to safeguard the integrity of God’s creation, and respect, sustain, and renew the life of the Earth?

People:            I will, with God’s help.


The congregation may be seated


The Baptism:


Presider:          William Jackson Thomas, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

People:            Amen.


Presider:          I sign you with the cross, and mark you as Christ’s own for ever.


Presider:          Marcus James, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

People:            Amen.


Presider:          I sign you with the cross, and mark you as Christ’s own for ever.



You Have Put On Christ This Day

Howard Hughes



The Presentation of the Prayer Shawl:

The Prayer After Baptism:

Please stand as you are able


Presider:          Holy God,

People:            We thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit, you have bestowed upon William and Marcus the forgiveness of sin, and have raised them to the new life of grace. Sustain them O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give them an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works. Amen.




The Giving of the Light:

The candidate receives a baptismal candle, lit from the Paschal candle


Presider:          Receive the light of Christ


When the candidate has received his candle, the congregation says:


People:            Let your light so shine before others

that they may see your good works

and glorify your Father in heaven.


People (sing):  Amen. Amen!

You have put on Christ this day,

in Christ you have been baptized.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Amen!

Having prayed for God’s grace and peace for us and the world,

we exchange a sign of that peace with one another.

As you are comfortable, you may shake hands with those around you

and say the words, “Peace be with you.”

You may also simply bow your head as you say the words.


The Peace:

Presider:    The peace of the Lord be always with you!

People:      And also with you!




We share God’s banquet of love for this community of faith


Offertory Hymn 529:

God, My Hope on You Is Founded

(Verses 1 & 3 – 5) 

Tune: Michael


As we sing this hymn, we will pass the plate to collect the offerings of the people. If you are visiting us please do not feel you need to put anything in the plate; you are our guest.




Prayer over the Gifts:

 Please remain standing. 


Blessed are you, O God, ruler of heaven and earth. Day by day you shower us with blessings.  As you have raised us to new life in Christ, give us glad and generous hearts, ready to praise you and to respond to those in need, through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord.  Amen.

Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006)

The Great Thanksgiving:

the lord be with you







Presider:    Because in the mystery of the Word made flesh, you have caused a new light to shine in our hearts, to give the knowledge of your glory, in the face of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore with angels and archangels and the whole company of heaven, we lift our voices to proclaim the glory of your name.




Gloria Patri 1

Jacques Berthier (1923-1994)

Gloria Patri 1












Presider:    On the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples saying: Take and eat; this is my body given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.


Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this in remembrance of me.



People: (sing verse 4)

                       Glory, glory, glory!

                       Glory be to you, O Lord!

                     Glory, glory, glory!

                       Hosanna in the highest!



Presider:    “Remembering, therefore, his death and resurrection, we offer you this bread and this cup, giving thanks that you have made us worthy to stand in your presence and serve you. We ask you to send your Holy Spirit upon the offering of your holy Church. Gather into one all who share in these sacred mysteries, filling them with the Holy Spirit and confirming their faith in the truth, that together we may praise you and give you glory through your Servant, Jesus Christ.”


People: (sing verse 5)

                        Glory, glory, glory!

                       Glory be to you, O Lord!

                       Glory, glory, glory!

                       Amen, Amen!


The Lord’s Prayer:

Mass for the King of Glory

Betty Pulkingham (b.1928)



Breaking of Bread:

Presider:     Lord, we died with you on the cross.

People:      Now we are raised to new life.


 Presider:     We were buried in your tomb.

People:     Now we share in your resurrection.


Presider:     Live in us, that we may live in you.


Song for the Breaking of Bread:

Be Known to Us

Ursula & Dieter Trautwein (1928-2002)

Be known to us









Choir:        The bread which we break, Alleluia,

is the communion in the body of Christ.

One body are we, alleluia,

for though many we share one bread.

People:      Be known to us, Lord Jesus …



Choir:        All who eat of this bread, Alleluia,

                  Will live for evermore.

This is the true bread, Alleluia,

Which has come to us from heav’n.

People: Be known to us, Lord Jesus … 


Presider:         The gifts of God for the People of God.

People:          Thanks be to God.


Please be seated

The Communion:

All people of faith are welcome to the table of the Lord.

It is Jesus himself who invites you.

To receive, make your way up the centre aisle and then return to

your seat by the side aisles. For those who prefer receiving only the wafer,

this is considered full participation in Holy Communion.

Communicants who do not wish to drink from the chalice should not dip the bread into the cup. Instead, after eating the bread, cross your hands over your chest at the chalice, or make a sign of reverence by gently touching the base of the cup when it is presented to you.

Grape juice is available for children and others.

Gluten-free wafers are available; please make your need known to the minister.

Music during Communion:

Hymn 56:

I Am the Bread, the Bread of Life

Tune: Picket Wood





The Apostles’ Creed

Anonymous, arr. Edward Connell


I believe in God the Father, maker of all heaven and earth,

And in Jesus Christ, our Saviour,

God’s own Son of matchless worth.

By the Spirit was conceived, of the Virgin Mary born.

He in whom I have believed: God Almighty, Three in One.


Suffered under Pontius Pilate, crucified for me, he died.

Laid within the grave so silent, gates of hell he opened wide;

For the stone-sealed tomb was empty, on the third day, He arose.

Into heaven he made his entry, mighty conqueror of his foes.


At God’s right hand he is seated till his coming, as he said.

Final judgement will be meted to the living and the dead.

I confess the Holy Spirit who was sent through Christ the Son

To apply salvation’s merit, God the Spirit, Three in One.


I believe the Church of Jesus, universal, e’er remains.

We are One through all the ages in communion of the saints.

I believe sins are forgiven, that our bodies will be raised

To eternal life in heaven: ever let his name be praised


~Dedicated to the Choir of the Church of St. Timothy,

North Toronto. D. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, Director



Please stand as you are able.

Prayer after Communion:

Presider:    Life-giving God, in the mystery of Christ’s resurrection you send light to conquer darkness, water to give new life, and the bread of life to nourish your people.  Send us forth as witnesses to your Son’s resurrection, so that we may show your glory to all the world, through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord.   Amen.

Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006) alt.


The Sending Out:

Presider:    The mission of the Lay Pastoral Communion Visitors is to bring the presence of Christ in the sacrament to those who are sick or shut-in in our parish.



As you go out, bring Christ to those in need, be Christ to all you encounter and See Christ in those you serve and go with our blessing. Amen.


 Presider:    Glory to God


People:      Whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God  from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, forever and ever.  Amen.

Easter Blessing:

Presider:   Almighty God, who raised our Lord Jesus from death, lift you up and restore you to wholeness.   Jesus Christ, the Word of Life, bless you and send you to be his witnesses.   God the Holy Spirit, who renews the whole earth, refresh you in the gift of baptism, with the blessing of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, this day and always.





Recessional Hymn 231:

That Eastertide with Joy Was Bright

Tune: Lasst Uns Erfreuen




The Dismissal:

Leader:         Go forth in the name of Christ.  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises


Sing the chorus once, the 2nd verse, and again the chorus once.



I Know That My Redeemer Lives

arr. Dale Wood (1934 – 2003)


The flowers in the sanctuary are given

to the glory of God and

in loving memory of Dr. Thor Sibay,

given by Ann and family.




Please notify the Clergy if you know of anyone

who is ill or otherwise in need of pastoral care.

Such information is of great assistance to the Clergy,

 as they endeavour to minister to parishioners.


Hospitality: Hospitality Team

Sidesteam: 6

Chalice: Bob Cameron, Kris Morra, Natania Friesen 8am George Sinclair


Interim Priest-in-Charge: The Very Reverend James Merrett

Deacon Associate: The Reverend Jennifer Cameron

Honorary Associate: The Reverend June Abel

Director of Music: D. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

Organist: Wade Bray

Organist: Peter Mayers

Volunteer Associate Minister to Children and Youth: Kelly Malcolmson

Youth Minister Associate: Reese Gaillard

Nursery Coordinator: Monica You

Parish Operations Coordinator: Kelly Wells

Sexton: John Oliver

Contributions Secretary: Della Wilkie

Churchwardens: Larry Davey, Ross Elver, Penny Oliver, Jean Woolford



Hymn texts are reproduced under Onelicense #A-715384




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What’s Going On – 23 April

Good-Bye & Hello

This week, we said good-bye to Rosemary Hendra, our Parish Operations Administrator. Rosemary and her husband, Gord, have decided it is time to retire to enjoy more time at their cottage and to travel to faraway places. We will miss her and wish her well in all her adventures.
Say hello to Kelly Wells, who has joined our staff as Parish Operations Administrator. Kelly Wells is the proud Mom of three adult children. During much of her adult life, she has participated as a volunteer fulfilling many roles in the Christian community. She is a graphic artist by training, having specialized in print publishing and advertising, as well as a real estate representative. Kelly is looking forward to meeting the needs of the All Saints Kingsway community and looks forward to meeting you.
Please make her feel welcome and help her as she settles into the job.

Let’s Get Together

ASK Kids – today, after the 10 service

ASK Kids is a great opportunity for kids to spend quality time together and invite their friends! Designed for those in grades 1-6.
Games, social justice projects, and more!
Kids can be dropped off in the auditorium downstairs after church.
Lunch will be provided.

Jazz Vespers today, 4pm

Come for a casual, relaxing hour of prayer and great music with the city’s finest musicians.  The Kelly Jefferson Quartet with Kelly Jefferson on saxophone, Nancy Walker on piano, Kieran Overs on bass and Ethan Ardelli on drums will be our guest performers.

Kingsway Organ Recital – 26 April, 12:30pm

The Kingsway Organ Recital continues with Dr Richard Birney-Smith performing Wednesday 26 April from 12:30-1pm.  Freewill donation gratefully accepted.

Our Faith, Our Family – Thursday 27 April, 6-7:30pm
Plan to join us for our upcoming gathering on Thursday 27 April, from 6:00 – 7:30 in the Wilkinson Room.   Our Faith, Our Family is particularly suited to young families in busy households. We gather for supper at 6:00. (A suggested donation of $20 / family of four helps offset the cost of supper). At 6:30, the children will proceed to age-based programs and the nursery will open for infants and toddlers.  Please direct questions and intentions of attending to Natania Friesen.

Volunteer Appreciation Day – next Sunday 30 April

Sunday, April 30th will be “Volunteer Appreciation Day” at A.S.K.

Congratulations All Saints: Our Parish Profile states that there are 600 volunteer positions at A.S.K., and every one of them is filled!
So will we thank and celebrate each other after the 10 AM service. There will be cake!!

Then!  It’s back to work! We need cake-filled volunteers (consider wearing comfortable clothing and footwear), to help empty the outdoor storage bin and carry boxes to designated locations in preparation for the Spring Sale!
Thank You Everyone!

Save the Dates for Youth Group!

Here are the tentative plans for Friday Night Youth Group Events for the remainder of the school year:

Friday May 19 – Shoe Party (service project for Sole Hope.  We’ll be cutting up old jeans to turn into shoes for children in Uganda!)

Friday June 2 – Murder Mystery Night (11 people are needed, so please RSVP.  If we don’t get 11 people, we’ll have a games night instead)

Friday June 23 – Escape Room (details to come)


Water for First Nations

The All Saints Kingsway’s Social Justice Team sent the following letter to Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs.  Please feel free to be inspired by the letter – inspired enough to write to your MP about the issue of Water for First Nations!  Questions?  Feel free to contact Ruth Schembri ….[email protected] OR 416 233 4216.
Dear Carolyn Bennett,

We have not treated our indigenous peoples well.  Many concerned people and levels of government, including current governments across Canada, are trying to address the difficult problems that have been created in health, education and land use.
One problem that can and must be addressed immediately is that of the availability of clean water. We all know that safe, clean, and reliable water is essential to good health. There is no reason why our rich country should not provide clean easily accessible water to all its citizens and indeed residents as a basic human right. However, in many Canadian communities the standards are those of third world countries.
Now as we are exiting the depths of winter, we think of those people who do not have running water or waste-water services.  As a parish church, along with other concerned church groups and with national leadership, we have contributed a significant amount of money in response to the needs of one reserve in Ontario, the Pikangikum. On that reserve there are 450 homes, a very large majority of which do not have such services.   The money that has been raised is far short of what is needed.
We acknowledge the federal government’s commitment to end all long-term drinking water advisories affecting Indigenous and Northern Affairs funded public systems on reserves in the Budget in 2016. We note that there is some progress that has been made in improving on-reserve water and wastewater infrastructure, facility operation, maintenance and training. However, progress has not been rapid enough. Of the 77 long-term clean water advisories affecting INAC-public systems on reserves identified at the end of 2015, fewer than 6 have been lifted as at the end of January 2017. The numbers as to reserves in Ontario are even more disturbing. As we understand it from research conducted by the Globe & Mail, 44 communities are affected by 68 advisories; an additional 101 reserves are identified as high risk and another 167 as medium risk.
We understand that governments must work in partnership with First Nation communities; further, that the lead time to build the necessary infrastructure may be as long as three years. We also understand that the entire process is cumbersome. We believe that every effort should be made to streamline the process and proceed with building what is necessary. If temporary relief or assistance is possible, it should be made available immediately.
The money we can raise as concerned citizens and members of a church can do little more than help one community.  The costs must be shared by everyone, just as the benefits from the long neglect of our collective responsibility to the indigenous people of Canada have been shared by everyone.
We urge both the federal and provincial governments to greatly accelerate their efforts to have all the outstanding advisories lifted by providing and building needed facilities forthwith, and to address the high and medium risk situations as a priority.

All Saints Sherbourne

Clothing and toiletry donations for All Saints Sherbourne are needed. Please leave donations in the large red at the top of the east stairs.  Questions?  Please call Claire Bergeron 416-233-4795

Food Cupboard
Donations of non-perishable food are needed for the food cupboard.  Items that don’t require cooking are always helpful as people who use the food cupboard do not necessarily have a place to cook.  Easy open cans ie those that don’t require a can opener are also useful.  Canned fish, such as tuna, and vegetables without added sugar are also in demand.

Camp Koinonia

If you wish to donate to Camp Koinonia which provides camping experience to Syrian refugees you can drop off or mail a cheque made out to Koinonia Inc at Christ Church St James.

Help Needed!

Looking for an adult to help out at each of the Friday Night Youth Groups!  It’s a great opportunity to spend some time with the young people of the parish and have some fun!
Please email Kelly at [email protected] if you can help!
Spring Sale – please see separate insert.

ASK is a Scent-free Space

In consideration of those with allergies, please refrain from using scented products.

Defibrillator and First Aid Kit

In case of emergency, there is a defibrillator and a first aid kit located in the cloak room off the entrance hall.

Online leaflet

The Sunday 10am Leaflets and What’s Going On are available online!
To connect to the internet in the sanctuary, open the wi-fi settings on your device. Select ASK-Sanctuary-Guest. The password is allsaints.

Calendar at a Glance – Looking Ahead

ASK Kids TODAY after 10am service
Jazz Vespers TODAY, 4pm
Organ Recital Wednesday 26 April, 12:30
Our Faith, Our Family Thursday 27 April
Thanksgiving for Volunteers Sunday 30 April, 10am

All Saints’ Sale of Flowering Annuals

Spring seems to be on the way and with it comes the planting of our favourite flowering annuals.  As part of the annual Spring Sale, we are selling beautiful, top quality plants at competitive prices as a way of contributing to the sale and as a convenience to members of the congregation and their friends. Taxes are included in the price.

Recently, we introduced 12-inch hanging baskets (which fit urns nicely) containing various combinations of geraniums, sweet potato vines, lobelia, bacopa, and variegated ivy.  These were a huge success and we are happy to offer them again this year along with our traditional plants.  As for impatiens, if buyers would like to order this variety, we can accommodate them but cannot guarantee that the plants will survive the fungus that sometimes attacks them.  Some parishioners purchased and planted impatiens last year and they did very well; and we were pleasantly surprised to see that the impatiens at the Royal York subway station survived all season.  So, if you buy impatiens, there is a good chance they will survive.

Please note the dates and contacts for ordering; it would be appreciated if you could order early instead of waiting until the end of April.  Orders can also be dropped off in the church office.  Thank you for your support.

(If you don’t have a garden, please consider buying flowers for the church garden to help beautify our corner of the community.)

Jim Rayner/Fran Richardson

Please place your order before April 28
Pick-up at the church Thursday, May 18, 10:30-5
(We now offer delivery of your order for only $5.00;
free over $100.00)

$1.60 per box of 4 or $17.50 per flat of 48
of the same variety
Impatiens, Begonias, Petunias,
Alyssum, Dusty Miller, Dwarf Marigolds

$3.25 per 4” pot or $34.00 per dozen
(same variety and colour)
Geraniums, Tuberous Begonias, New Guinea Impatiens,
Ramblin Petunias, Dracaena, Bacopa, Bidens,
Sweet Potato Vine, Giant Coleus
$18.00 per 10” hanging basket

Geraniums, Tuberous Begonias,
Ivy Geraniums, New Guinea Impatiens

$32.00 per 12” Hanging Basket (great for urns)
Various arrangements of geraniums, lobelia, bacopa,
potato vines, terenia, ivy, dragon wing begonias, bidens.
Available colours are on the facing page

To order, please contact:

Jim Rayner, 416-233-1909 Fran Richardson, 416-231-1997
[email protected]@sympatico.ca
Impatiens: Red, Pink, White, Salmon, Mixed

Begonias: (green or bronze leaf) Red, Pink, White, Mixed

Petunias:   Red, Pink, White, Blue

Alyssum: White, Purple

Marigolds: Yellow, Orange

Dusty Miller: Silver

Coleus: Mixed

Geraniums:  Red, Pink, Salmon, White

Tuberous Begonias: Red, Pink, White, Yellow, Orange

New Guinea Impatiens: Red, Pink, White, Salmon

Dracaena (Spikes): Green

37th Annual Spring Sale

Yes, it’s time to start thinking “Spring Sale”. Our sale will be held this year on Saturday, May 6th from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  For the Sale to be successful we need EVERYONE to make a contribution. How can you help…let me count some ways – donating goods to sell, baking your favourite goodies for the Bake Sale area, helping to sort goods before the Sale, setting up tables the Sunday before the Sale, delivering flyers in your neighbourhood, ordering flowers through the church, staffing a sales area the day of the Sale, cleaning up after the Sale, and finally making a money contribution to help defray overhead costs of the Sale (tax receiptable). Oh, yes, and SHOPPING at the Sale.

In order to be successful we need to concentrate on the things that sell well:

Clean, gently-used clothing;  treasures;  collectibles;  vintage items;  books (but no text books);  cd’s, dvd’s (but no VHS tapes);  jewellery;  small furniture; linens; toys and games; pictures ;  lamps;  small electrical appliances; flat screen t.v.’s; house wares and kitchenware;  sports equipment and bicycles.

Until Sunday April 30th, items can be dropped off on the auditorium stage during the following times:
Monday thru Thursday  4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Sunday     9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

From Monday May 1 to Thursday May 4, items can be dropped off from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Oh yes, BOXES, BOXES, BOXES…We need lots of liquor store boxes to store donations in, after we have sorted them.  Most outlets will give you 4 or 5 at a time and you don’t even have to buy something!