St. Cuthbert's Church

St. Cuthbert’s Leaside is this year’s host for the World Day of Prayer. The service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 2:00 pm.

Perhaps a little background on the World Day of Prayer might be helpful to those of you who have not previously attended the service.

In 1918, a group of Canadian women founded the Women’s Inter-church Council of Canada (WICC), which is a national ecumenical Christian organization and the sponsor of the World Day of Prayer in Canada. The organization was formed to enable women from all churches to work together in prayer and action. Today, WICC’s mission is to empower Christians to pursue justice, peace, and reconciliation by standing together in prayer and action. When you raise your voices in prayer and song at the World Day of Prayer, you are one with Christians worldwide.

Each year the women of a different country are chosen to write the service. This year’s beautiful service has been written by the women of Slovenia, with the theme Come Everything is ready!

Although the service is written by women, men are most welcome and are encouraged to attend.

Come Everything is ready!  Please join us.

                                                Dorcas Sheppard

St. Cuthbert’s World Day of Prayer Co-ordinator.

Always a fun community event:

Join us for an afternoon of new contemporary christian praise and worship.

To God be the Glory. I am excited to announce the launch of our New Worship Service, Sunday, February 3 from 430pm to 630pm in Lamb Hall. It will be an early evening of praise and worship of contemporary Christian music performed by outstanding worship leaders. Dinner will also be provided. For more details, email Nikki at nikkic@bellnet.ca

On Sat. Jan. 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm join us  for our Community Potluck Dinner. You are encouraged to invite a friend, a neighbour or family member for an evening of shared food and conversation.

You are invited to a varity of Christmas services:

December 16: Christmas Pageant – 10 am service
December 17: Carols with Friends – community event– 7 pm
December 19: Advent Study 3 – 7:30 pm
December 20: Pastoral Eucharist and Luncheon
December 22: Christmas Memorial service – 4 pm
December 23: Holy Eucharist – 8 and 10 am services
December 24: Christmas Eve with abbreviated pageant – 4 pm
December 24: Christmas Eve service – 8 pm & 10:30 pm
December 25: Christmas Morning services with Carols 9 am

Youth Mental Health Initiatives  – Through Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

We invite you to an information session, with an opportunity to ask questions

Our guests are:

  • *Naomi Algate – Interim Program Manager
  • * Tracey Addison – Parent with Lived Experience

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Refreshments:  7 pm, Presentation and questions: 7:30 pm

Presented by Anglican Church Women of St. Cuthbert’s, Leaside

St. Cuthbert’s, Leaside

1399 Bayview Avenue

www.stcuthbertsleaside.com.

416 485-0329 stcuthberts@bellnet.ca

The Blessing of the Animals will take place on Saturday, October 6 at 11am on the Green.  Please invite family, friends and neighbours who have cherished pets to join us with their pets for this annual liturgy. 

Bring your pets large or small.

Featuring:

Art Gallery ҉ Books ҉ Baking, Preserves, ҉ Cheese ҉ Fudge ҉ Crafts Electrical ҉ Jewellery ҉ Kitchenware ҉ Knitting, ҉ Odds & Ends ҉Toys Treasures ҉  Silent Auction ҉ Christmas Baskets

Face painting by Deyanne ҉ Christmas Boutique

Raffle of handmade Quilt

Tasty Treats:

Delicious served lunch ҉ Coffee cart while-you-wait
See you at the FAIR!

** Profits from the fair support St. Cuthbert’s Church and our outreach programs. **

On Sunday, July 1 Parishioners Diane and Gibson (Gibby) Gray celebrated their golden wedding with members of St. Cuthbert’s. Diane and Gibby renewed their wedding rows in front of the congregation and then invited everyone to join them for a celebratory drink and cake, before departing for Gravenhurst to celebrate further with their family over the long Canada Day weekend.

Our love and best wishes are extended to Diane and Gibby for many happy years ahead.

Once again St. Cuthbert’s has a summer vegetable community garden for parishioners and residents, and this year greatly expanded over 2017!

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Are you able to help with some gardening chores? If so come and join us on a Wednesday morning around 10 am and meet the gardening crew. This vegetable garden also supplies the Flemington Food Bank as there is plenty to share.

 

St Cuthbert Heritage Tree

Come and visit the heritage tree located on the grounds of St. Cuthbert’s  Anglican Church (1399 Bayview Ave, Toronto).

The majestic, nearly 200 year-old great white oak at St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church, was the first tree to receive recognition through Forests Ontario’s Heritage Tree 150 (a Canada sesquicentennial project). The celebration was held on Saturday March 25th, during St. Cuthbert’s Church’s Creation Care 2017 weekend.

In 1890, William Lea designated half an acre of land for a small Anglican Mission church (later to be named St. Cuthbert’s).   In early years, as the only public building in the area, it served as Leaside’s first City Hall, community centre and meeting place. St. Cuthbert’s and its great white oak have been the center of generations of change and growth in the Leaside community.

Special thanks to our parishioners Kathi and Bob Davies for their nomination of this majestic, nearly 200 year old tree, and to the St. Cuthbert’s Church gardening community for being God sent, caring stewards over the years.