Weekly Announcments

For the week of May 26, 2019

Rev. Bob’s Office Hours:

Monday, May 27 to Wednesday, May 29 - No office hours

Thursday, May 30 - after 10am

If you are in need of pastoral care, please call Rev. Bob at the church during regular office hours. For emergencies or during off-hours, Rev. Bob can be reached at 647-636-6233.

FROM THE WARDENS

WARDENS’ BURSARY

Each year the Wardens of Christ Church have the pleasure of awarding a monetary bursary to a youth who has been a regular attender of Christ Church over the past three years, is graduating high-school, and is committed to attending a post-secondary institution.  All youth meeting these parameters are invited to submit a letter by Friday, May 31st to the Wardens detailing your future plans and past contributions to our church.

WORSHIP

ASCENSION OF THE LORD | Thursday, May 30 | 9:45AM

Join us for a Holy Eucharist service to celebrate the Ascension of the Lord.

NOTICE OF SERVICE CHANGES FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Join us for our regular said eucharist service at 8:00AM with Rev. Bob or meet us in Memorial Park for the 9:30AM Strawberry Festival Ecumenical Service.  There will be no 10:00AM service held at Christ Church.

8:00AM – Said Eucharist with Rev. Bob

9:30AM – Strawberry Festival Ecumenical Service in Memorial Park

10:00AM – No service at Christ Church

EVENTS

“LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING” - AN EVENING WITH DR. TONY CAMPOLO, sponsored by World Vision | Saturday, June 8 | 7:00PM | Free Admission | Freewill donations gratefully accepted

Join us for this very special evening with Dr. Tony Campolo. Dr. Campolo is an American sociologist, pastor, author, public speaker, former spiritual advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton and popular commentator on religious, political, and social issues, who has been a guest on programs such as The Colbert Report, The Charlie Rose Show, Larry King Live, Nightline, Crossfire, Politically Incorrect and The Hour.

This event is free for everyone to attend.  Freewill donations will be gratefully accepted and will go towards World Vision sponsorship to bring transformation to children and communities in Rwanda.  Light refreshments will follow Dr. Campolo’s presentation.

 WEDDING SHOW AND TEA | Saturday, June 15 | 2:00PM | Great Hall

Save the date for our wedding show and tea. We will be treated to fashion show of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and other wedding attire from years past to the present. Tickets are just $15 (available soon at coffee hour and through the office) and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). 

We’d love to show your wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, etc.  If you have wedding attire or accessories you’d like to show, please speak to Anne Simons or Glenda Kerr.

TORONTO DIOCESAN CHOIR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS | Monday, August 5 to Sunday, August 18 | Trafalgar Castle School, Whitby

Registration is now open for the Toronto Diocesan Choir School For Girls. All girls aged 8-18 are invited to attend. For more information or to register visit www.tdchoircamp.com/camp-2019.

FROM OUR WARDENS

WARDENS’ BURSARY

Each year the Wardens of Christ Church have the pleasure of awarding a monetary bursary to a youth who has been a regular attender of Christ Church over the past three years, is graduating high-school, and is committed to attending a post-secondary institution.  All youth meeting these parameters are invited to submit a letter by Friday, May 31st to the Wardens detailing your future plans and past contributions to our church.

REMINDERS

ACW QUILT RAFFLE

Quilt tickets are now on sale for the 2019 ACW queen-sized quilt “Blue Ohio Star”. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 available at coffee hour from Susan Walmsley or Sandra Stronach. The draw will take place on December 11.

140th anniversary of christ church

NOTE CARDS | $15.00/6 cards + envelopes

Celebrating the 140th anniversary of Christ Church, a package of 6 note cards is available for sale through the office and at coffee hour on Sundays.  Each card has a picture of Christ Church through its history. For just $15.00 for a package of six, these note cards are a wonderful way to remember the past and celebrate our 140th anniversary.

 PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVINGS

We have not spoken about this in some time, and I would like to take this opportunity to remind you this is an option when considering how to make your offering.

 What is PAG?  Simply an automatic debit direct from your bank account every month in whatever amount you stipulate.  The funds are transferred to Christ Church, also monthly.  You can direct your givings to the operating fund, mortgage fund, Faithworks…… however you please.

 What is the benefit to the church?  We know exactly how much money we have coming in and when, on a consistent basis, which helps tremendously especially during the summer when funds may be tight. It saves the counters time (and frustration) every Sunday when they are trying to balance their count sheet with how much money they have. The fewer envelopes they have to deal with, the less chance of errors.  It saves the envelope secretary time when she is trying to balance her records against the count sheets, and it is far simpler for me to balance my records with hers.

 What is the benefit to me?  You do not have to chase around on a Sunday morning trying to find cash, write a cheque, or locate the envelopes in that safe spot where you or your partner put them and cannot remember where it is.

 Does it not cost us to do this?  The cost to the church is very minimal and far outweighed by the benefits.  There should not be a cost to you – if your bank is charging you for individual debit transactions you really need to consider another bank.

 Can we use a credit card?  Yes, absolutely, if that is important to you.  In this case there is a cost to the church, so we ask that you consider increasing your monthly contribution by 2 or 3 percent to help cover it. 

 This is a very simple process to set up, you only need to do it once and then once again any time you want to change the amount.  If you would like to join the many parishioners who are part of the PAG program, Kathryn can provide you with everything you need. 

Thank you,

Charlie Parker, Treasurer