What We Need to Know
After Jesus has accepted his mission in life, which it to proclaim that God’s “kingdom” is now here, he goes around telling others this news. What does it mean for us to now be living in the “kingdom”? How can those around us tell that our lives reflect this reality? A faithful steward not only has an intellectual understanding of this reality, but actually lives it out.
Introducing Reese Gaillard, Youth Minister Associate
Hello I am Reese Gaillard, I am 18 years old and I come from Lloydminster, Alberta. I am currently studying at Tyndale University in the pastoral ministry program. I first got saved at a Bible camp in 2013 and have been trying to serve God ever since. I have spent much of my time serving at my local church and counselling at summer bible camps. I am passionate about mentoring the youth of tomorrow. I hope I can be a blessing to everyone at All Saints Kingsway, and I hope for a bright future moving forward working in the church.
Parish Selection Committee Update
We had the pleasure of meeting with Bishop Jenny Andison on Tuesday, January 17. She has been on a steep learning curve since she was ordained as Bishop on January 7 and looks forward to working with us, with God’s help, to help us welcome a new incumbent. Once the job posting is closed on January 27, she will finalize a list of candidates for our selection committee to consider. We plan to start interviews in February. Just as a reminder, this part of the process must be kept completely confidential and no further information will be shared until the Bishop announces our new incumbent.
News Release! Our Parish Profile is in the Library
There are several copies of the All Saints Kingsway Parish Profile available to be borrowed from our church library. This is the document you all had the opportunity to contribute to and the one that potential incumbent candidates will read to learn about us. If you haven’t seen it online, borrow it now and enjoy.
Attention – Offertory Envelope Users
Due to the change in numbering please do NOT use offertory 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 from Terry and AJ
Thank you for your gracious Christmas expressions of appreciation and best wishes. Your generosity and thoughtfulness are so characteristic of the sense of community that we have experienced at ASK. Blessings this Epiphany.
Terry and AJ
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.
Staff Planning Day – Tuesday 24 January
The staff will be away at SSJD for an all day planning meeting this Tuesday 24 January.
Let’s Get Together
ASK Kids – TODAY 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.
Jazz Vespers – TODAY, 4pm
A casual, relaxing hour of prayer and great music with the city’s finest musicians. This service features Drew Jurecka, Swing Violin.
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, tea 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
Newsletter Submissions Wanted!
Our February issue of the parish newsletter is coming up soon, and I’d like to make sure that we get as much input as we can from all at All Saints Kingsway.
If there’s something you’d like to share with the parish, or something you want to ask for help with, please send me whatever material you have by Wednesday, February 8th. Earlier is good, if you can manage it. Later could work if I know to expect it.
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
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] .
With 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: http://allsaintskingsway.ca/leaflet.
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
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 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 TODAY 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
Update on Pikangikum and thank you from PWRDF
PWRDF thanks ASK for the recent gift of $6,892.18 towards Pikangikum Water project. More than $480,000 has been collected by PWRDF to help with the Pikangikum water project. Phase two is ready to go and work will begin soon! For more information, visit: //pwrdf.org