What’s Going On – 15 January

What We Need to Know

“This is my Beloved, on whom my favour rests.”  How would we feel, how would we react, would we live, if we were to truly let these words soak into our lives?  It seems to me that we would see just how deeply these words could be lived out by observing the life of a faithful steward.

Attention – Donation Envelope Users

Due to the change in numbering please do NOT use donation envelopes from 2016 or earlier for your offering.  We cannot guarantee that the correct person will be credited with their donation if they use out-dated envelopes!!

Also would the person using 2017 envelope #055 please contact the office!

Intention Cards 2017

We thank all of you who have sent in your intention cards for 2017, and it’s not too late if you still want to send it in. Please place on the offertory plate, or you can send it in to the office via the mail. If you need more information, please see one of the Wardens, or sidepersons for assistance.

Thank you for your continued support . New deadline is January 31, 2017.     The Wardens.

Thank You

Thank you from Stonegate Ministry

142 families (totaling 400 people, 37% who are children) received $5400 in grocery store food vouchers distributed to Stonegate and Lakeshore residents, through the foodbank at Christ Church St James Anglican Church.  Our congregation contributed generously to this worthwhile project which helps needy families at Christmas.

With thanks, Helen Skippon.

Farewell Celebration for Terry

At the 10 am service on February 12, we will be celebrating the wonderful contribution Terry has made to All Saints from September 2015 to December 2016. He touched the lives and hearts of everyone and we want to say thank you. More details to follow.

If you would like to contribute to a purse for Terry, envelopes are available in the leaflet, in the narthex and at the church office. Contributions may be made in cash or by cheque made out to Terry Finlay.

Let’s Get Together

All Saints Kingsway Book Club –
Monday 16 January, 1:30pm

The Book Club will be meeting in the Wilkinson Room at 1:30 pm on the dates listed below. New members are welcome to join us in sharing thoughts and opinions on the selected books.

Monday, January 16 – The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson

Tuesday, February 21 – They Left Us Everything: A Memoir by Plum Johnson

Monday, March 20 – Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner


Organ Recital – Wednesday 18 January, 12:30pm

The Kingsway Organ Recital Series continues with Gordon D. Mansell, Organist and Director of Music, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Etobicoke.


Seniors Luncheon – Thursday 19 January

Our next luncheon will take place on Thursday, January 19th.  We’ll be playing games – and there will be prizes!  As usual, we will begin with the 10:30 AM Eucharist and continue in the Wilkinson Room for our programme and lunch.  If you would like to be added to our contact list, please call Ruth Laban at 416-239-3625.  Transportation requests should go to Myrna Teskey at 416-236-8252.


Youth Games Night – Friday 20 January, 6:30-9:30pm

Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to an energetic and fun-filled evening. We’ll play a variety of games – both the tabletop and the run-around-the-church-building variety. Bring your friends! RSVP to [email protected]


Jazz Vespers –
Sunday 22 January, 4pm

A casual, relaxing hour of prayer and great music with the city’s finest musicians.  This service features Drew Jurecka, Swing Violin.

ASK Kids – 22 January after church

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.


New Beginnings – Wednesday 25 January

Members of New Beginnings (Group 9) invite you to their New Year Celebration on Wednesday January 25, 12 noon.  Please bring your own sandwich; dessert, tean and coffee will be served.  We are happy to welcome Dean Merrett our new priest-in-charge as our special guest.  Helen Hudson (416-231-9002) Margaret Green (416-239-5593).

Looking Ahead – Mark Your Calendar!

Prayer Shawl Meeting 5 February
Book Club 20 February
Pancake Supper 28 February
Vestry 5 March


How Can I Serve?

Getting Employment for the Settlement Family Parents

We have come to four months since the Settlement Family arrived in Canada.  From everything I see, the family is doing very well in adjusting to their new home.  The next hurdle for them, and for us, is to find employment for the parents.  We have to be careful in this that we are not conflicting with the time that they need to continue to devote to their English as a Second Language training. Their English has improved noticeably from when they arrived but they still have a way to go to be functionally literate in an employment situation.

What I would propose is that some of us need to prepare to help them find employment: identifying what kind of jobs would be suitable for them given their backgrounds and interests, planning out how they need to prepare, practicing interviews, preparing resumes, etc.  Then we need to work with the parents to find them employment.

I am hoping that some of you have some background in the employment area, such as working for an employment counselling company, in a Human Resources area, in a hiring function, or some other related organization.  If you do and you are interested in helping out in this phase, please let me know.

Thanks, David Curtis  [email protected]  416-233-4363


Men’s Cooking – Thursday 19 January

Are you interested in: Helping those in need? Meeting other men in the parish once a month? Cooking up a storm? (No experience needed) Eating a fine meal after all that hard work? Then consider joining the Men’s Cooking Group. We usually meet the third Thursday at 5pm.  Our next meeting is Thursday 19 January.  Contact the church office for more information.

Volunteer Needed to Help with Youth Games Night

A volunteer is needed to help out with the Youth Games Night on Friday 20 January from 6:30 to 9:30.  Please speak to Kelly Malcolmson or contact the office if you are interested.


Hospitality Team – A Special Request

Winter is here and there is nothing better than a hot drink on a cold day or at the end of our Sunday morning ASK service    The hospitality team needs support from the congregation for us to continue to offer this hospitality hour practice. We need hosts to help.

We recognize that many of you have already given that support to this ministry this past year but the cold/flu , the bitter weather all seemed to have put a dent into our support for the new year.  Please remember that there will always be a team member to help you in this undertaking    Please consider having friends, your family or a church group participate  We would warmly welcome you any Sunday in Jan. Feb. March and April  (special event Sundays the exceptions).

Look for the sign up sheet at the hospitality table, leave a message with the office or speak to or e-mail Joanne Colbourne Coordinator  [email protected] .

Thank thanks and appreciation.


Save Paper – Use the on-line 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.

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

ASK is a Scent-free Space


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

Help to reduce ASK’s garbage and waste management fees

ASK has been granted a waiver of Waste Management fees for 2016 conditional on a successful waste audit!

We need to ensure that we are sorting our waste appropriately into the three streams: Garbage (including  all purchased coffee cups and lids), Recycling (blue bin) for paper/styro coffee cups/cleaned recyclable plastic /glass/tin containers, and Compost ( Green bin) for food, food soiled paper, Chinet plates and diapers.

Not sure what goes where?  Cathy Figueira has posted large laminated sorting guidelines throughout the church to help you!

Each church committee and user group is being asked to develop a waste/ Recycle plan, analyzing what their group is using and what waste stream it should be put in… then communicating this clearly and often to their group members.  OOTC has already got an amazing start on this and has even changed some of the materials they were using to ensure waste management works as smoothly as possible.

Why should we do this?  First, we show good stewardship of Creation. Second, the City will continue to collect all our waste and recycling.  Some churches in the area have failed their audits, and now must pay private companies to place large bins on site to remove all their waste, recycling and compost!

Need help working on your plan?  Give the property Team a call and we would be glad to consult!   Ruth Cairns  [email protected]  416-232-0368

Proper recycling/drop-off/waste disposal tips
(listed alphabetically)

1. Empty aerosol cans go in recycling. Caps/lids are garbage. If aerosol cans still have product in them, these are collected as household hazardous waste. Take them to a Drop-off Depot that accepts household hazardous waste or to a Community Environment Day.

2. Only aluminum and steel cans are accepted in Toronto’s Blue Bin recycling program. Other metal items (e.g. scrap metal, tools, etc.) are collected separately. Take them to a Drop-off Depot.

3. Household batteries (including rechargeables) must not go in recycling or the garbage. Reduce your environmental impact by properly disposing of batteries. Take them to a Drop-off Depot that accepts household hazardous waste or to a Community Environment Day.

4. Binders do not go in recycling. Offer them to someone for reuse or put them in the garbage.

5. Cardboard cans (e.g. frozen juice, refrigerator dough, chips, nuts, powdered drink mix, etc.) can be recycled. Put plastic pull off strips in garbage. Place metal ends inside cardboard can and pinch closed.

6. Cassettes, CDs, DVDs do not go in recycling. Put them in the garbage. Some electronics stores accept these items for recycling.
7. Community Environment Days run from April into October and offer reuse, recycling and safe disposal options.
• Extend the life of a product by offering it to someone for reuse.
• Reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and ensure that it is properly recycled.
• Ensure that hazardous waste materials are disposed of safely.

8. Compact fluorescent light bulbs and tubes contain small amounts of mercury which is dangerous. Reduce your environmental impact by properly disposing of these items. Take them to a Drop-off Depot that accepts household hazardous waste or to a Community Environment Day.

9. Coffee cups can only be recycled if they are made of foam polystyrene. Paper cups, black plastic lids and stir sticks are garbage, but the paper sleeve and non-black plastic lids may be recycled.

10. Cooking oil is now accepted as household hazardous waste at Drop-off Depots and Community Environment Days. Cooking oil should be delivered in a sealed container labelled “Cooking oil.”

Cooking oil should never be poured down the sink, drain or toilet because it can negatively impact sewer pipes systems in your home and neighbourhood, causing sewer backups. Small amounts can go in the Green Bin if soaked up with a paper towel or frozen/hardened.

11. Drop-off Depot hours, locations and accepted items are found at the back of your Recycling Calendar.

12. Electronic items are collected separately for recycling. Remove batteries. Put small electronic items in a clear plastic bag or an open top cardboard box. Large electronics should be left curbside on garbage days.

13. Flatten containers such as boxboard, cardboard boxes; juice, milk and soup cartons. This will make more room in your recycling containers.

14. Recycle foam polystyrene including meat, fruit and vegetable trays. Put the meat tray liners and over-wrap in the garbage. Rinse the foam trays before recycling.

15. Glass bottles and jars can be recycled as well as the metal lids (screw them on tight) after rinsing to remove residue.

16. Household hazardous waste includes cleaning supplies, bleach, paint, batteries, medications, motor oil, etc. must be disposed of properly. Take them to a Drop-off Depot that accepts household hazardous waste or to a Community Environment Day.

17. Expired medication and vitamins should not be flushed down the toilet or put in the garbage. Take them to a Drop-off Depot or your pharmacy for proper disposal.

18. Empty metal paint cans with lids separated go in recycling.

19. Clean pizza boxes can be recycled. Make sure all food is removed. Greasy or soiled pizza boxes go in the Green Bin.

20. Plastic retail and grocery shopping bags without drawstrings, metal detailing or hard plastic handles can go in recycling. If possible, place all plastic shopping bags in one bag and tie handles together.

21. Propane/helium tanks and cylinders, even when empty, are a dangerous hazardous waste, regardless of supplier claims. These must never be put in recycling or garbage and must be taken to a Drop-off Depot for proper disposal.

22. Recycling – Do it Right! Rinse all containers (foam, glass, plastic). Put items in recycling loose and not bagged (except for shredded paper and plastic bags).

23. Your Recycling Calendar, provided by the City of Toronto, has lots of important information and includes the Toronto Recycling Guide as an insert. Put it up for easy reference.

24. Put shredded paper in clear bags before putting it in the recycling bin.

25. WASTE WIZARD, an online search tool, lists over 1,500 items and how to properly dispose of them. Search it at toronto.ca/recycle or call 311.

Additional tips for recycling plastic items:

1. Toronto does not use the three-arrow triangle number system (stamped on the bottom of containers) to identify plastic recyclables because a universal system does not exist. See the insert in your Recycling Calendar to identify what can be recycled by container type or go to toronto.ca/recycle.

2. Plastic items that go in garbage. Currently Toronto cannot recycle these items and therefore they go in the garbage.
• Black takeout and frozen food entrée containers
• Drink pouches and straws
• Black coloured plastic cutlery, stir sticks

3. Plastic bottles and jugs can be recycled. Make sure they are empty and that the plastic lid is screwed on tightly.

4. Plastic pails, plastic paint pails (with or without metal handles) do not go in recycling. Put these items in the garbage.

5. Plastic blister packaging goes in the garbage.

Other Events in the Diocese

Discipleship & The Journey of Faith Tuesday Evenings:

January 10 – 31, 2017, 7:00-8:00pm in the Lecture Room, St James Cathedral, light refreshments will be served.

January 17: Loving God –  Prayer, Relationship with the Divine The Reverend Canon Ginny Doctor from Indigenous Ministries

January 24: Loving Your Neighbour with Dean Andrew Asbil

January 31: Where is our Hope? with The Reverend Canon John Hill

Installation of new Area Bishop:

Bishop Jenny Andison will be installed in York-Credit Valley on Jan, 22 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Matthew, Islington, 3962 Bloor St. W., Toronto.

St George’s on-the-Hill presents “Icons”

Discover the rich history, tradition, and devotional use of icons within the Christian tradition.  Learn about the meaning and symbolism of various icons, as well as their use in prayer as a means of contemplating the mystery of God.  All are welcome.  Refreshments will follow.  Free will donations gratefully accepted.  Sunday February 5, 4pm, 4600 Dundas St West