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March 26, 2017    10am

The  Fourth Sunday of Lent

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Wherever you are on your spiritual journey,

All Saints Kingsway welcomes you.

 

Presiding:             The Very Reverend James Merrett

Assisting:              The Reverend Jennifer Cameron

 

 

 

THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY

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 5 are in the Godly Play Room. 

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

 

Children and youth return for communion.

 

Please see a sidesperson if you need directions.

 

Prelude:

O Come to My Heart, Lord Jesus

arr. Robert W. Thygerson (b. 1931)

 

 

Welcome:

Tribute to Bishop Terry:

terry

Moment of Silence:

Please stand as you are able

Presider:     Rest eternal grant unto him O Lord

People:       And let light perpetual shine upon him.

Presider:     May he rest in peace.

People:       Amen.

 

Hymn 399:

Now Thank We All Our God

Tune: Nun danket

 

Prayer of the Day:

Presider:   Let us pray.

Silence is kept

 

Holy God, in Jesus Christ you reveal yourself to the world, even when we are blind to your grace. Open our eyes to see your transforming love in our midst, so that we may see your world anew; through Jesus Christ, the saviour who shows compassion.

Amen.

Propers Working Group (2016)

 

Please be seated

THE PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD OF GOD

We read and respond to God’s message in Scripture

First Reading:

1 Samuel 16:1-13

Reader: Greg Steele

 

Reader:     A reading from the first book of Samuel.

 

The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you.” Samuel did what the Lord commanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, “Do you come peaceably?” He said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

 

When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is now before the Lord.” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen any of these.” Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.” He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.” Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah.

 

Reader:       The word of the Lord.

People:     Thanks be to God.

 

Please keep a period of silence for reflection

 

Psalm 23:

Bless the Lord, My Soul

Jacques Berthier (1923-1994)

 

Please remain seated

bless the lord my soul

Choir:        The Lord is my shepherd; *

I shall not be in want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures *

And leads me beside still waters.

People:      Bless the Lord, my soul …

 

Choir:        He revives my soul *

And guides me along right pathways

for his Name’s sake.

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow

of death, I shall fear no evil; *

For you are with me; your rod and your staff,

they comfort me.

People:      Bless the Lord, my soul …

 

Choir:        You spread a table before me in the presence

of those who trouble me; *

You have anointed my head with oil,

and my cup is running over.

Surely your goodness and mercy shall

follow me all the days of my life, *

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

People:      Bless the Lord, my soul …

 

 

  

Second Reading:

Ephesians 5:8-14

Reader: Donna Bristow

 

Reader:       A reading from Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians.

 

For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light – for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what such people do secretly; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

 

Reader:       The word of the Lord.

People:     Thanks be to God.

Gradual Hymn 179:

Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery

                                                         (Verses 1, 6a & 6e)

Tune: Thomas

 

              

Gospel Acclamation:

Mayenziwe

Traditional South African

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Holy Gospel:

John 9:1-41

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):     

     

                  Give glory to Jesus, Lord Jesus Christ.

                  Give glory to Jesus, Lord Jesus Christ

 

Narrator:   As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered,

 

Jesus:         Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

 

Narrator:   When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes, saying to him,

 

Jesus:         Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.

 

Narrator:   Then he went and washed and came back able to see. The neighbours and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” Some were saying, “It is he.” Others were saying, “No, but it is someone like him.” He kept saying,

 

People:      I am the man.

 

Narrator:   But they kept asking him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” He answered,

 

People:      The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight.

 

Narrator:   They said to him, “Where is he?” He said,

 

People:      I do not know.

 

Narrator:   They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. Then the Pharisees also began to ask him how he had received his sight. He said to them,

 

People:      He put mud on my eyes. Then I washed, and now I see.

 

Narrator:   Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not observe the sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?” And they were divided. So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him? It was your eyes he opened.” He said,

 

People:      He is a prophet.

 

Narrator:   The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” His parents answered, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but we do not know how it is that now he sees, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.” His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that anyone who confessed Jesus to be the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”

 

So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and they said to him, “Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner.” He answered,

 

People:      I do not know whether he is a sinner. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.

 

Narrator:   They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” He answered them,

 

People:      I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?

 

Narrator:   Then they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.” The man answered,

 

People:      Here is an astonishing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but he does listen to one who worships him and obeys his will. Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.

Narrator:   They answered him, “You were born entirely in sins, and are you trying to teach us?” And they drove him out.

 

Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found him, he said,

 

Jesus:         Do you believe in the Son of Man?

 

Narrator:   He answered,

 

People:      And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him.

 

Narrator:   Jesus said to him,

 

Jesus:         You have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he.

 

Narrator:   He said,

 

People:      Lord, I believe.

 

Narrator:   And he worshipped him. Jesus said,

 

Jesus:         I came into this world for judgement so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.

 

Narrator:   Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him, “Surely we are not blind, are we?” Jesus said to them,

 

Jesus:         If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.

 

Gospeller:   The Gospel of Christ.

 

People (sing): 

        

                  Give praises to Jesus, Lord Jesus Christ.

                  Give praises to Jesus, Lord Jesus Christ.

                  The Good News of Jesus we welcome today;

                  The Word of God is coming here,

                  The Word of God is with us now.

                   

 

 

Sermon:

The Very Reverend James Merrett

 

Please keep a period of silence for reflection

Affirmation of Faith:

 

Creed of the Church of Philippi

 

Presider:     As we stand together, I invite those of you who

                  would like to make a profession of Christian faith

to join with me in these words given to the church

in Philippi.

People:      We believe that, though he was divine,

                  Jesus did not cling to equality with God,

but made himself nothing.

                  Taking the form of a slave,

he was born in human likeness.

                He humbled himself

and was obedient to death,

even the death of the cross.

                  Therefore God has raised him on high,

and given him the name above every name:

that at the name of Jesus

every knee should bow,

and every voice proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father. Amen.  

~Philippians 2.6-11

 

Prayers of the People:

Leader: Helen Skippon

 

 

For the Church, those in authority, the world, our community,

the sick and those in need, for the departed,

and for the forgiveness of our sins.

The Lord’s Prayer:

Music for the Lord’s Supper

McNeil Robinson II (1943-2015)

Lords Prayer - McNeil Robinson II 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST

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

 

Offertory Hymn:

He Healed the Darkness of My Mind

Deus Tuorum Militum #351

 

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.

 

He healed the darkness of my mind,

The day he gave my sight to me:

It was not sin that made me blind;

It was no sinner made me see.

 

Let others call my faith a lie,

Or try to stir up doubt in me:

Look at me now! None can deny

I once was blind and now I see.

 

Ask me not how! But I know who

Has opened up new worlds to me:

This Jesus does what none can do

I once was blind, and now I see.

 

We may not know, we cannot say,

Just how our Lord transformed that soul,

But in our blindness still we pray

This Human One will make us whole.

 

Praise God who comes to give clear sight,

Whose passion heals humanity;

Praise God who seeks us with delight:

We once were blind and now we see!

 

~ The Reverend F. Pratt Green (1903 – 2000) was one of the best-known of the contemporary school of hymn writers in the British Isles.

Based on John 9:1-41

 

Prayer over the Gifts:

 Please remain standing. 

Presider:   

God our provider, you have not fed us with bread alone, but with words of grace and life. Bless us and these your gifts, which we receive from your bounty, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006)

The Great Thanksgiving:

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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.

 

 

Sanctus:

‘Picardy’

Arr. Patrick Wedd (b.1948)

sanctus picardy

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:     

Dying you destroyed our death,

Rising you restored our life,

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna!

Lord Jesus, come in glory.

 

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:     

Glory be to you, O Father,

 Glory be to you, O Christ,

 Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna!

And glory to the Spirit, Amen.

 

Breaking of Bread:

Presider:      We break this bread,

 

People:      Communion in Christ’s body once broken.

 

 Presider:      Let your Church be the wheat

                    which bears its fruit in dying.

 

People:       If we have died with him, we shall live with him;

                   if we hold firm, we shall reign with him.

 

Song for the Breaking of Bread:

Agnus Dei ‘Missa Criolla

                       Ariel Ramirez (1921-2010)

Arr. Doug Cowling

agnus dei miss criolla 

 

Choir:         O Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the world’s sin,

have mercy on us, O Jesus.

People:       Jesus, true bread of heaven ….

 

Choir:         O Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the world’s sin,

have mercy on us, O Jesus.

People:       Jesus, true bread of heaven ….

 

Choir:         O Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the world’s sin,

have mercy on us, O Jesus.

People:       Jesus, true bread of heaven ….

 

 

 

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.

Intinction is discouraged.

Grape juice is available for children and others.

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

Communion Music:

Lord, How You Love Us

Jacques Berthier (1923-1994)

People:                     Repeat the refrain while the Cantor sings the verses

lord how you love us

Cantor:             O Lord, even if we had the faith that could move mountains, without love, what would we be?

 

Cantor:            Without your Spirit who dwells in our hearts,

what would we be?

 


 

Cantor:            You take all upon yourself, and you open the way to faith, to confidence in God, God who sustains humanity in all our pain and suffering.

 

Cantor:             O Spirit of the risen Christ, O Spirit of compassion.

O Spirit of rejoicing, your love for us will never pass away.

~Bro. Roger of Taizé

 

 

Anthem:

Grant Us Thy Light  

Healey Willan (1880 – 1968)

 

Grant us Thy light, O lord

That, the darkness of our hearts being done away,

We may come to the true Light,

Even Christ, our Saviour.

~from a Sarum Antiphon

 

Please stand as you are able.

Prayer after Communion:

Presider:    Compassionate God, you have fed us with the bread of heaven. Sustain us in our Lenten pilgrimage; may our fasting be hunger for justice; our alms, a making of peace; and our prayer, the song of grateful hearts; through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. Amen.

Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006) alt.

 

 

Doxology:

 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.

Lenten Blessing:

Presider:   Be transformed by the mercy of God’s grace

And the blessing of our compassionate God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with you.  Amen.

 

 

 

Recessional Hymn 505:

Be Thou My Vision

Tune: Slane

 

 

The Dismissal:

Leader:       Go forth rejoicing in the power of the Spirit

 

Thanks be to God

Jacques Berthier (1923-1994)

People:      

thanks be to God - Lent

Postlude:

Be Thou My Vision

arr. Dale Wood (1934 – 2003)

 

The flowers in the sanctuary are given

to the glory of God and

in loving memory of Margaret and Jack Fletcher,

by their daughter Sandra Taylor and family

and

in loving memory of my father, Maurice Penrose,

who died March 25, 1960

by Helen Skippon.

 

  

 

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: Barbara Rooke and Sharron Madigan

Sidesteam: 5

Chalice:

Anne Layton, Jamie Isbister and Carrie Davis-Sydor

8am Derek Burrows

 

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: Rosemary Hendra

Sexton: John Oliver

Contributions Secretary: Della Wilkie

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

 

  

Hymn texts are reproduced under Onelicense #A-715384

 

 

 

2850 Bloor Street West

Toronto, Ontario M8X 1B2

Phone: 416.233.1125

 

[email protected]

What’s Going On – 26 March

At the start of our service this morning, there will be a tribute to Bishop Terry who died early Monday morning and whose funeral was held yesterday.   We hold dearly the important presence Bishop Terry brought to our parish family with his deep compassion and strength of vision to help move us forward. terry

Everyone is invited to sign the condolence card for A.J.

 

Let’s Get Together

ASK Kids – TODAY after church

This is a great opportunity for kids to spend quality time together and invite their friends! It is designed for those in grades 1-6.

Kids can be dropped off in the auditorium downstairs after church, and picked up at 1pm.  Lunch will be provided.

Organ Recital – Wednesday 29 March, 12:30

The Kingsway Organ Recital Series continues every other Wednesday from 12:30-1:15.  The next recital is 29 March with Thomas Gonder performing.

Our Faith, Our Family – Thursday 30 March, 6pm

Plan to join us for our upcoming gathering on Thursday November 29th, 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.

Passiontide Concert – Sunday 9 April 9, 4:00pm

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, All Saints Kingsway Choir and
Collaborative Pianist Christina Faye will be performing The Atonement Op. 53 – Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Cantata for Passiontide for Soloists, Chorus and Piano on Palm Sunday.  This will feature Jeremy Carver James as Jesus, Jeremy Dutcher as Pilate, Dallas Chorley as Pilate’s Wife, Alison Muir as Mary the Mother of Jesus, Margaret Bárdos as Mary Magdalene and
Karen Scovell as Mary the Wife of Cleophas.  Tickets: $25 – net proceeds to be donated to ASK.

Calendar at a Glance – Looking Ahead

ASK Kids Today, after church
Organ Recital Wed. 29 March, 12:30
Our Faith, Our Family Thurs. 30 March, 6pm
OOTC Art Sale Sat 1 April, 10:30-3, Sun 2 April, 11-12:30
The Atonement Op. 53 Sun. 9 April, 4pm
Maundy Thursday – Supper & Vigil Thurs. 13 April, 6:30pm
Good Friday, Way of the Cross Fri. 14 April, 10am
Good Friday, Solemn Liturgy Fri. 14 April, noon
Great Easter Vigil of Easter Sat. 15 April, 8pm

Outreach

Out of the Cold Art Sale

The 15th Annual Out of the Cold Art Show will be held on Saturday 1 April 10:30 – 3 and Sunday 2 April 11 – 12:30 in the Auditorium.  Every Friday since the season opened in November, guests of Out of the Cold have been working to produce original art which we are proud to display and offer for sale.  All proceeds will go directly to the artists.

What’s Needed

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.

Multi-Faith Prayer Vigil on Ontario’s Budget:

Come join Ontario’s Faith Leaders & the Public for the Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 12 noon to 1pm In front of the Legislative Building at Queen’s Park Praying and working together against poverty.  For more information, contact Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition
Email: [email protected] Website www.isarc.ca 647.572.7263

“Hold the Date”

Our neighbours across the road are singing for Stonegate Ministry! Sunday April 9th,  The Kingsway Conservatory of Music, along with special guest, Juno award-winning Billy Newton-Davis (of ‘Nylons’ fame) are presenting a concert at Kingsway Lambton United Church at 2PM. Come, enjoy the music, followed by refreshments, and support both the Conservatory and Stonegate Ministry.

Tickets are $10 each (children 12 and under admitted free) and will be available at the door on the day of the concert.
This is a fundraiser concert for Stonegate Ministry! In addition to the admission cost, there will be an opportunity, during the program, to make a receipted ($20 or more) donation to Stonegate Ministry.   For further information, please contact [email protected]

See you there!  Helen Skippon

ASK Website

Audio divina

There’s lectio divina, where you read a text repeatedly and sink deeper into it each time. There’s visio divina, where you study a photo in a similar way.

So why not “audio divina” where you listen to a sermon again.
Our sermons here at All Saints are recorded and posted each week. You can listen to them right on the website, or you can subscribe through your podcast feed and get them delivered automatically.

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.

The leaflet and WGO can be found at this link every week:

Leaflet

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.

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 (no t.v.’s);  house wares and kitchenware;  sports equipment.
We will be ready to receive your donations starting Monday, March 27th
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.

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!

Outreach

Out of the Cold Art Sale

The Out of the Cold Art Sale will be held on Saturday 1 April.  More details to come.

What’s Needed

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.

“Hold the Date”

Our neighbours across the road are singing for Stonegate Ministry! Sunday April 9th,  The Kingsway Conservatory of Music, along with special guest, Juno award-winning Billy Newton-Davis (of ‘Nylons’ fame) are presenting a concert at Kingsway Lambton United Church at 2PM. Come, enjoy the music, followed by refreshments, and support both the Conservatory and Stonegate Ministry.
Tickets are $10 each (children 12 and under admitted free) and will be available at the door on the day of the concert.
This is a fundraiser concert for Stonegate Ministry! In addition to the admission cost, there will be an opportunity, during the program, to make a receipted ($20 or more) donation to Stonegate Ministry.   For further information, please contact [email protected]
See you there!  Helen Skippon

ASK Website

Audio divina

There’s lectio divina, where you read a text repeatedly and sink deeper into it each time. There’s visio divina, where you study a photo in a similar way.

So why not “audio divina” where you listen to a sermon again.
Our sermons here at All Saints are recorded and posted each week. You can listen to them right on the website, or you can subscribe through your podcast feed and get them delivered automatically.

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.

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.