Category Archives: Services

These posts give information about services, including times, locations, and orders of service where available.

Sunday, 27 November – First Sunday of Advent

Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario and diocesan guidelines, we strongly encourage you to wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 9:45 am, and the service itself will begin at 10 am. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.

You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the words of the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on this Sunday’s readings:

The new church year begins with a wake-up call: Christ is coming soon! In today’s readings both Paul and Jesus challenge us to wake from sleep, for we know neither the day nor hour of the Lord’s coming. Isaiah proclaims the day when God will gather all people on the holy mountain and there will be no more war or suffering. Though we vigilantly watch for the promised day of salvation, we wait for what we already have: Christ comes among us this day as the word and meal that strengthens our faith in the promises of God.

Sunday, 20 November – The Reign of Christ

Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario and diocesan guidelines, we strongly encourage you to wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 9:45 am, and the service itself will begin at 10 am. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.

You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the words of the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on this Sunday’s readings:

Jeremiah’s promise of the execution of “justice and righteousness in the land” finds ironic fulfillment in the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. It appears utterly contradictory that a king should be crucified with a criminal. This victory appears for all the world as humiliating defeat. Yet through the gate of death Jesus opens the door to paradise.

Sunday, 13 November 2022 – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

All are welcome to attend in-person services. Masks are encouraged, but not required.

Service Guidelines are available here.

Masks are not required, but we continue to encourage you to wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 9:45 am, and the service itself will begin at 10 am. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.

It includes the readings, the responses, and the words of the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on this Sunday’s readings:

The end is near. There is no doubt about it. The warnings are dire. The tone of today’s texts is ominous. But the baptized know how to live in the meantime. The baptized are strengthened for the living of these days in word and sacrament. The baptized rally around the invitation of the apostle: “Do not be weary in doing what is right.”

Sunday, 6 November 2022 – Feast of All Saints

All are welcome to attend in-person services. Entry is from the main doors on King Street East. Masks are encouraged, but not required. Coffee hour follows the ten o’clock service most Sundays.

Service Guidelines are available here.

Masks are not required, but we continue to encourage you to wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 9:45 am, and the service itself will begin at 10 am. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.

You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the words of the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

Fragment of an icon of All Saints

Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on this Sunday’s readings:

In holy baptism God makes saints out of sinners. In holy communion God forgives the sins of all the saints. In worship today we give thanks for all the saints “who from their labours rest.” In the same breath we petition our God for the strength to hear and to heed the admonitions of Jesus in today’s gospel. Sealed by the Spirit and sustained by the Saviour’s body and blood, we live with joy as God gives us breath, to the praise of God’s glory.

Sunday, 16 October

All are welcome to attend in-person services. Entry is from the main doors on King Street East. Masks are encouraged, but not required. Coffee hour follows the ten o’clock service most Sundays.

Service Guidelines are available here.

Masks are not required, but we continue to encourage you to wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 9:45 am, and the service itself will begin at 10 am. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.

You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the words of the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

Zacchaeus in the sycamore tree. A detail from “Entry into Jerusalem” by Duccio di Buoninsegna, a Tuscan painter of the late 13th century.

Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on this Sunday’s readings:

“God loves us all, both big and small,” a child’s verse declares. The sins of the world are covered. We are able to stand tall before God our righteous judge because in the person of Jesus “salvation has come to this house”—to our house today. In Christ Jesus God seeks us out to save us.

Sunday, 16 October

All are welcome to attend in-person services. Entry is from the main doors on King Street East. Masks are encouraged, but not required. Coffee hour follows the ten o’clock service most Sundays.

Service Guidelines are available here.

Masks are not required, but we continue to encourage you to wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 9:45 am, and the service itself will begin at 10 am. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.

You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the words of the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on this Sunday’s readings:

Pray always. Do not lose heart. This is Christ’s encouragement in the gospel today. Wrestle with the word. Remember your baptism again and again. Come regularly to Christ’s table. Persistence in our every encounter with the divine will be blessed.

Sunday, 9 October — Sunday before National Thanksgiving

ll are welcome to attend in-person services. Entry is from the main doors on King Street East. Masks are encouraged, but not required. Coffee hour follows the ten o’clock service most Sundays.

Service Guidelines are available here.

Masks are not required, but we continue to encourage you to wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 9:45 am, and the service itself will begin at 10 am. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.

You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on this Sunday’s readings:

Every gathering for worship has elements of thanksgiving. When we are nourished with God’s bounty in holy communion, when we partake of Jesus’ word that gives life to the world, and even when two or three of us simply join our hearts in prayer to make our requests known to God, we do so “with thanksgiving.” Let us give thanks to God, who is good and whose mercy endures forever.

Sunday, October 2 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost

All are welcome to attend in-person services. Entry is from the main doors on King Street East. Weather-permitting, coffee hour follows the ten o’clock service out in the Nativity Gardens behind the church.

Service Guidelines are available here.

Masks are not required, but we continue to encourage you to wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 9:45 am, and the service itself will begin at 10 am. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.

You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

A mustard seed rests on the pad of an index finger.

Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on this Sunday’s readings:

A little faith goes a long way is Jesus’ point in the gospel. A mustard seed’s-worth of faith has miraculous potential. The patience, tenacity, and endurance required for the life of faith are the blessings received in holy baptism, holy communion, and the word read and proclaimed in this assembly. Anticipate them. Receive them with thanksgiving.

Sunday, 25 September 2022

All are welcome to attend in-person services. Entry is from the main doors on King Street East. Weather-permitting, coffee hour follows the ten o’clock service out in the Nativity Gardens behind the church.

Service Guidelines are available here.

Masks are not required, but with the current surge in COVID cases we do strongly recommend that you wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 9:45 am, and the service itself will begin at 10 am. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.

You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

Detail from the Romanesque South Door of the Abbey of Moissac, featuring the Dives and Lazarus sequence. Photo credit Nick Thompson (via flickr) used under CC BY-NC 2.0 licence.

Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on the readings we hear this Sunday:

Consideration of and care for those in need (especially those “at our gate,” visible to us, of whom we are aware) is an essential component of good stewardship. It is in the sharing of wealth that we avoid the snare of wealth. It is the one whom death could not hold—who comes to us risen from the dead—who can free us from the death grip of greed.

Sunday, 18 September, 2022

All are welcome to attend in-person services. Entry is from the main doors on King Street East. Weather-permitting, coffee hour follows the ten o’clock service out in the Nativity Gardens behind the church.

Service Guidelines are available here.

Masks are not required, but with the current surge in COVID cases we do strongly recommend that you wear a high-quality medical mask for in-person attendance.

You can join the service, live or later, via YouTube. The live-stream will begin at 9:45 am, and the service itself will begin at 10 am. You’ll be able to watch or re-watch it on YouTube at the same link at any later time.

You can find the order of service here. It includes the readings, the responses, and the hymns, so you can join in as fully as possible via the live-stream.

Sundays and Seasons offers this reflection on the readings we hear this Sunday:

As we are invited today to consider what it means to be managers (rather than owners) of all that we have, it is crucial to recognize that we are bought with a price. “Christ Jesus, himself human, . . . gave himself a ransom for all.” Apart from the generosity of God we have nothing—we are nothing. By God’s gracious favour we have everything we need.