Let’s Get Together
Pre-Vestry Meeting – TODAY after the 10am service
A Pre-Vestry Meeting will be held in the Auditorium today immediately following the 10am service. This will be a short presentation on both the 2016 actuals and a preview of the 2017 budget. There will be a Q&A after the short presentations.
Come to the Best Pancake Supper in Town!
Once again we will be having a pancake supper to mark the beginning of Lent. See details below.
WHEN: SHROVE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28th 5:30 – 7:00
WHERE: ALL SAINTS KINGSWAY AUDITORIUM
PRICES: ADULTS $8.00
CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER $5.00
Tickets on sale after the 10:00 a.m. services or from the church office. Call 416-233-1125 ext. 0 for office hours.
To be a success, we need lots of volunteers. There is a wide variety of tasks including setting up the dining area, making the pancakes, serving, and clean-up. In addition, we need people to cook sausages at home and bring them in the afternoon to the church. We supply the sausages and cooking pans.
If you can help, please contact Cathie Figueira @ 416-234-9491 or [email protected] or speak to her after church.
Ash Wednesday at the Cathedral – Wed 1 March
Registration is now open for the Ash Wednesday program for children and youth at St. James Cathedral from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Wednesday March 1. I plan on attending with as many of the All Saints’ young people as we can get together.
We can plan to take the TTC to and from the Cathedral together or we can meet there. Extended care is also available from 8:30 to 9:00am and up to 6:00pm.
Registration can fill up quickly and there is sometimes a wait list, so please register as soon as you can. The deadline for registration is Monday February 27th.
See the website for more details: https://stjamescathedral.ca/2017/01/19/ash-wednesday-cathedral-discovery-day/
The registration form can be found online or email ([email protected]) me and I’ll send you a copy. Send registration forms directly to St. James Cathedral, and also let me know if your kids will be attending. Thanks.
~ Kelly Malcolmson
Ash Wednesday Services – 1 March, 7am & 6pm
Ash Wednesday services with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist will be held Wednesday 1 March at 7am and 6pm.
Organ Recital – 1 March, 12:30-1:15pm
The Kingsway Organ Recital Series continues every other Wednesday from 12:30-1:15.
• 1 March – John Laing and Roger Flock (Percussion)
• 15 March – Wayne Carroll with Samuel Bisson (Cello)
• 19 March – Thomas Gonder
Youth Games Night – Friday 3 March, 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]
Annual Vestry Meeting – Sunday 5 March
The Annual Vestry meeting will be held on Sunday 5 March after the 10am service. This meeting will include both financial information as well as reports from various programs in the church. The Vestry report will be available for pick-up next Sunday.
Young People’s Vestry – Sunday March 5
Hey children and youth of All Saints!
Did you know that it was only a few years ago that we only had wine at communion? And now we have grape juice too because some young people had a brilliant idea of a way to make our church better and more inclusive! Kids and teenagers CAN make a difference! Here’s your opportunity!
On March 5th, after the 10:00am service the annual vestry meeting will be taking place. While the adults meet, the young people will also meet to discuss issues that are important to them! What do you love about All Saints’ and can you think of ways we can make our church better? We need your valuable opinions! Come enjoy a pizza lunch, some important conversations, and games.
Let Kelly ([email protected]) know if you’ll be there (so we know how much pizza to get) or if you have any questions!
The Church Carries Its Story in Song! – starting Wed 8 March, 7:15pm
What do you sing on the flight to freedom? When you’re confronted with an enormous challenge? When the dark clouds of today give doubt about tomorrow? There is a song for you. Wednesday March 8 to April 5 at 7:15pm in the Chancel. If you are interested in attending, please speak to James or contact the office.
Calendar at a Glance
Pre-Vestry Meeting TODAY after church Note new time!
Pancake Supper Tues. 28 Feb, 5:30-7pm
Ash Wednesday services 1 March, 7am & 6pm Note new time!
Ash Wednesday at the Cathedral 1 March
Organ Recital Wed 1 March, 12:30-1:15
Youth Games Night Fri, 3 March 6:30-9:30
Vestry 5 March after church
Lenten Series Wednesdays March 8 – April 5, 7:15pm
ASK Kids 26 March after church
What We Need to Know
Looking to our Leadership Future
At the March 5th Vestry meeting, we will be determining who will be wardens for 2017-18. As we are in transition, the Bishop recommends that the two senior wardens, Ross Elver – People’s Warden and Jean Woolford – Rector’s Warden remain in their roles until a new incumbent is in place. The current Deputy Wardens will be stepping away from their positions.
To assist James and the current Wardens, a Nominating Committee has been appointed. They will be contacting parishioners for the role of Deputy Rector’s Warden, an appointed position, and Deputy People’s Warden, an elected position.
If anyone is interested in more information about being a Deputy Warden, please contact Gerry Glinski, email: [email protected] phone: 905.823.9345
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. The Wardens.
Update on the Hamad Family
Everything is going well for the Hamad family. Their son won the Student of the Month award for his class and he was told that he didn’t need to attend the English as a Second Language (ESL) classes any more. Both his sisters are also doing very well in school. Both of the parents have graduated to the next level in their ESL programs.
We have put together a team for lead by Marge Watters Knebel for finding meaningful employment for the parents and the first discussions with the parents happened this week. Hopefully, we can help the parents secure employment that will allow them to, at least, maintain the living standard we have provided.
Thank you to those of you who have donated to the skate fund for the family. The parents felt that it would be better to wait until this fall to buy the skates since two of their children are still growing and there isn’t (we hope) that much left of this winter. So, next fall we will buy the skates.
Get in touch with our roots! Check out the new display in the archives cabinet, which focuses on the building of the original church. See the development of this plot of land, from frame house to building site to completed church. The images are a testament to the faith of the parishioners who started this parish.
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.
St David’s Day Concert
featuring The Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir and the Burlington Welsh Male Chorus, TODAY at 2pm, here at All Saints Kingsway. Tickets $25. For more information, go to www.welshchoir.ca
World Day of Prayer
St Paul’s Anglican Runnymede invites you to a World Day of Prayer service on Saturday March 4 at 10am. 404 Willard Ave, Toronto.
ASK is a Scent-free Space
In consideration of those with allergies, please refrain from using scented products.
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.