What’s Going On – 16 April

Let’s Get Together

Book Club – Tuesday 18 April, 1pm

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 conversations about the following books.

Tuesday, April 18 – Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn

Monday, May 15 – The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Seniors Lunch – Thursday 20 April

The next luncheon will take place on Thursday, 20 April.  The After Dinner Mints will entertain us with a programme of springtime favourites. 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.

Men’s Cooking – Thursday 20 April, 5pm

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.  Contact the church office for more information.

ASK Kids – next Sunday 23 April, after the 10:30 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 next Sunday 23 April, 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.

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)

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] [email protected]
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

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.

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!

Nursery Coordinator

Our nursery coordinator, Monica, is graduating from her Early Childhood Education program and is moving to Montreal at the beginning of May so we will be looking for a replacement. You may know someone with the right qualifications who is looking for a nice working environment with children. The job listing is on our website under latest posts http://allsaintskingsway.ca/nursery-coordinator-job-posting/

If you would like more information, please speak to Jean Woolford or Ruth Cairns.

Spring Sale – please see separate insert.

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


Calendar at a Glance – Looking Ahead

Book Club Tuesday 18 April
Senior’s Lunch Thursday 20 April
Men’s Cooking Thursday 20 April
Baptism Sunday 23 April, 10am
ASK Kids Sunday 23 April after 10am service

Jazz Vespers Sunday 23 April, 4pm
Organ Recital Wednesday 26 April, 12:30
Our Faith, Our Family Thursday 27 April
Thanksgiving for Volunteers Sunday 30 April, 10am


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.

Office News

We are happy to announce that Kelly Wells will be our new Parish Operations Coordinator.  Kelly will start this Tuesday.  If you are in during the week, please drop by the office to welcome Kelly and introduce yourself.
The office will be closed on Easter Monday.

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!