St. Cuthbert's Church

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global ecumenical prayer movement started in 2016 by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, which has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. In 2023 it is held from Ascension Day (May 18) to Pentecost (May 28).

St. Cuthbert’s is offering two prayer activities for our community:

Walk the Outdoor Labyrinth on the Green

Since ancient times the labyrinth has created a sacred time and place to journey in contemplation and prayer.  Walking the labyrinth is a mini pilgrimage for Christians, but it is open to all as a way to quiet your mind, reflect, seek insight and pray.

 


Say One For Me! 

In the Bayview Garden, an invitation to write a prayer request – and hang a ribbon on the railing to flutter in the breeze.  The requests will be included in the Prayer Circle on May 29.

 


These activities will be continuous from May 18 to 28 – so drop by anytime!

For more prayer resources such as prayer journals, and Cheeky Pandas for kids, check out https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Dramatic Reading of A Christmas Carol with Take Note Vocal Ensemble – Dec. 4th

An incredible and heartfelt thank you to all those who helped with, and attended, last Sunday’s Dramatic Reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with musical guests Take Note Vocal Ensemble.

CHRISTMAS CHEESE SALE – Empire Cheese & Butter Co-op

If you ordered cheese, it will be arriving at the church for pickup on Tuesday December 13 in the afternoon between 2 pm and 5 pm.  Thank you for your support!

The parish Prayer Circle will be gathering on Monday May 29, 2023 at 6 p.m.  to pray for the needs of our community, country and world, and for those who have asked for our prayers. We’ll be meeting virtually via Webex, and you’re invited to join us by phone or internet. Please contact the church office for the sign-in information, or to request a prayer, at stcuthbertleaside@toronto.anglican.ca.    

The Blessing of the Animals Outdoor Service will take place on Sunday, October 2nd at 3 p.m. on The Green

All creatures great and small (pets and people!) are invited to celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi and give thanks for the gift of all God’s creatures. Our pets are always a blessing but over the past two years in particular we have been reminded of the comfort and company they provide. The service will be short and simple with prayers, a scripture reading and a special blessing for our animal friends! Please bring your pets or simply come and enjoy the spectacle!

BAYVIEW GARDEN OPENING CELEBRATION – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th @ 2pm 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! 

to all those who made the Bayview Garden Opening such a wonderful event!

It was a true blessing to see members of St. Cuthbert’s, and the wider community, come together to celebrate our new prayerful, peaceful garden. We are particularly grateful to the committee who organized the celebration, as well as all of the behind-the-scenes helpers. While there were a few raindrops it did not damper the joy and as one friend noted “it was as if God were baptizing the whole thing!”

     

    

  

Photo credit Michael Hudson / Anglican Diocese of Toronto

SPRING CHEESE SALE

Your Cheese Orders have been completed and delivery to the church is on Tuesday, June 6th from 12 noon to 5 pm.

St. Monica’s Anglican Church Women’s Group has been selling cheese from the Empire Cheese & Butter Co-op in Campbellford, Ontario, twice a year, for the past 37 years!  Get your spring and summer supply of excellent Ontario cheese.

St. Cuthbert’s Spring Book and Bake Sale 2023

Saturday May 6th at 11 am – 2 pm

Kids, Teens and Adult used books for sale. Don’t miss our Freshly Baked Delights, preserves, jams and jellys. Check our collection of CDs, DVDs and LPs. Share the news with your family and friends. All proceeds will go toward St. Cuthbert’s Church. We hope to see you there!

 

St. Cuthbert’s TimeTalentTreasure2022 ONLINE AUCTION

Our TimeTalentTreasure2022 online auction will end this Sunday, February 27th at 2 pm.  So, if you’ve been holding off on your bids, maybe Sunday around 1:30 pm might be a good time to start topping up bids on your favourite items at 32Auctions

Special information!  The auction is set to have Extended Bidding on it.  This means that if you are outbid just before 2 o’clock, you will get the regular notice that you’ve been outbid, but WILL have an opportunity to up your bid.  It also means that after that, someone else can outbid you, as long as they move quickly (under 5 minutes).  This can continue until 2:30 pm at the latest.

Go to 32Auctions to bid or outbid on your favourite items!

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

Starry Messenger:  Cosmic Perspective on Civilization by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

New York Times Bestseller: “Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time – war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender and race – in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all.”

If this book might be on your Christmas wish list, or as part of a New Year’s resolution to read a book with substance, why not consider joining the Book Discussion Group to discuss it with others.  It’s 288 pages in print, but also available on Kindle or as an audiobook.

Our next meeting is Thursday, April 20 at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Room.

Thank You for your support!