Welcome Back Sunday September 23

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Welcome Back Sunday September 23

Welcome Back Sunday will be September 23. As usual we'll have lunch and fellowship after worship, followed by a Lego Party. Bricks 4 Kidz will invite kids of all ages to work together to create motorized models. Pre-registration isn't necessary, but it would be good to know in advance how many participants we can expect. If possible, contact Laurence, or Lisa in the Church Office to let us know you're coming. No cost to families, though any donations would be received with thanks.

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September is Coming!

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September is Coming!

It seems as if the summer has just flown by us! It's time now to announce some of our plans for the new Church Program Year that will begin in September.

On Sunday, September 9 we will return to our Fall-Winter-Spring Sunday Schedule, with services at 9:00 and 10:30.

Church School: After Kennis Kim left us in June we had a good look at what we will need to do in September, to restart our Church School and Youth Programs.  After meetings and consultation with Dr. Tori Smit, our Regional Minister for Faith Formation, we're getting ready for a new Program Year following a tried and true Canadian curriculum, The Whole People of God. Classes will resume on Sunday, September 23. On September 9 and 16 all children and youth are invited to worship at 10:30. There will be Activity Packs for busy hands, but the services will be designed so the whole family can participate.

The Whole People of God follows the ecumenical Revised Common Lectionary. We'll return to that Lectionary in our Sunday worship so the whole congregation will hear and reflect on the same Bible readings each week. There will also be more opportunities to integrate music into our Church School, and to plan intergenerational worship.

Welcome Back Sunday will be September 23. As usual we'll have lunch and fellowship after worship, followed by a Lego Party. Bricks 4 Kidz will invite kids of all ages to work together to create motorized models. Pre-registration isn't necessary, but it would be good to know in advance how many participants we can expect. If possible, contact Laurence, or Lisa in the Church Office to let us know you're coming. No cost to families, though any donations would be received with thanks.

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Summer Worship Schedule

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Summer Worship Schedule

Summer Worship Schedule

We worship at 10:00 a.m.

followed by Lemonade on the Lawn.

 

Sundays, June 24, July 1, July 8

The Rev. Dr. Laurence DeWolfe

 

Sundays, July 15, July 22

The Rev. Dr. Jim Czegledi

 

Sunday, July 29

The Rev. Janet DeWolfe

 

Sunday, August 5

The Rev. Dr. Sarah Travis

 

Sundays, August 12, 19, 26, September 2

The Rev. Dr. Laurence DeWolfe

 

On Sunday, September 9 we return to our regular schedule. We worship at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

 

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Summer Outreach Barbecue July 8

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Summer Outreach Barbecue July 8

Every summer we welcome our friends from Portland Place Supportive Housing and Evangel Hall MIssion, and our guests at Out of the Cold dinners to a barbecue and a special time of worship. It's always a celebration and those who come every year anticipate it with joy.

Summer Outreach Barbecue 2018 will be on Sunday, July 8.

Helpers come mid-afternoon to get everything ready for our honoured guests' arrival at suppertime. Come and help, serve, and share in the fun!

Contact the Church Office for more information.

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Come to Worship on Trinity Sunday, May 27

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Come to Worship on Trinity Sunday, May 27

At our 10:30 Service on May 27 we will celebrate!

We'll celebrate the spiritual life of our Grade Three Church School students and present each of them with a Bible

We'll celebrate the growing faith of eight young members as they claim their baptismal faith as their own. Sometimes we call this Affirmation of Faith. Sometimes we call it Confirmation.

We'll celebrate the gifts for service and leadership the Holy Spirit gives us when we ordain and induct Ruling Elders to our Session.

We'll celebrate at the Lord's Table and share in Holy Communion with God, each other, and the world.

Come and join in the celebrations!

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Toronto Marathon Street Closures

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Toronto Marathon Street Closures

The Toronto Marathon and Half-Marathon will run through Glenview's neighbourhood on Sunday morning. Yonge Street will be closed between York Mills and Eglinton between 0700 and 1000. (If there are runners after 1000 they usually just close one lane for them.)

It will be possible to cross Yonge Street, with police direction at Lawrence and Eglinton.

Duplex Ave. is a good alternate route to the church. You can turn onto it from Eglinton or Lawrence.

Pray for the safety of all the runners.

 

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Lunch and Learn Sunday, May 6

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Lunch and Learn Sunday, May 6

Come after worship on Sunday for an important learning opportunity. Bring a bag lunch. Veggie and fruit trays, and beverages will be provided.

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REIMAGINING INDIA

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REIMAGINING INDIA

REIMAGINING INDIA - From Colonialism to Contextual Ministry to Persecution: A presentation by Laurence DeWolfe, Wednesday, May 2 at Noon and 7:30 p.m. at Glenview. Admission is free. A freewill offering will be taken in support of the Ecumenical Centre for Homiletic Orientation (ECHO). Early this year Laurence spent a month teaching preaching in Tamil Nadu, Southeast India and Nagaland, Northeast India. Christians in India live in the long shadow of colonialism, and to many other Indians represent that shadow. Indian churches are also engaged in contextual mission and ministry, which inevitably upsets the social order. The Christian minority now shiver under an advancing shadow: the Hindu Nationalism of the Modi Government, anti-Christian laws in several states, and open persecution in many communities. Come at Noon or 7:30 p.m. to learn about our sisters and brothers in India.

 

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Five Scrolls for Lent

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Five Scrolls for Lent

Join Laurence on Wednesdays in Lent and Holy Week, BEGINNING MARCH 7 for study and reflection on “Five Scrolls for Lent”. In the Jewish canon the books of Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther are called The Five Scrolls. Each book fills just one scripture scroll, and each is read through at a festival on the Jewish calendar. The five scrolls focus on spiritual practices that are appropriate subjects for Lenten devotion. As always, if you can’t come to all five sessions you’ll still appreciate the fellowship when you can come. Sessions will be offered at Noon and 7:30 p.m.

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Glenview's 93rd Anniversary

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Glenview's 93rd Anniversary

Come and Celebrate our Birthday Sunday, January 28 at 10:30 a.m.

We will celebrate in worship with great music. We will celebrate Holy Communion. We will welcome a special guest, The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Crawford. He will return to the pulpit from which he preached his first sermon, in September 1998!

Jeffrey grew up at Glenview, was a member of congregation, worked as assistant caretaker in the summers, , was ordained to ministry at Glenview, and served as Minister-in-Association following his ordination.  He is thrilled to be the Anniversary preacher.

Jeffrey is married to The Rev. Courtney Morris Crawford. Together they are proud parents of Nathan (5) and Hannah (2). 

He is currently Lead Minister at Westmount Presbyterian Church in London, ON.  Jeffrey has served the Presbyterian Church in Canada at all levels- national, Synod, Presbytery and congregational.  

Jeffrey is a lifelong learner. He is a graduate of Victoria College (B.A.) and Knox College (M.Div.) at the University of Toronto, and Drew University (D.Min.) in leadership & practical theology. His doctoral thesis focused on the formation of Christian community in worship. Jeffrey is currently engaged in Co-Active Coaching education. 

Come and celebrate!

 Jeffrey Crawford

Jeffrey Crawford

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93rd Anniversary Lunch January 28

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93rd Anniversary Lunch January 28

It's been awhile since we've celebrated the life and work of the great poet Robert Burns. He was a Hipster before his time, and many other things he doesn't always get credit for. After morning worship on Anniversary Sunday we'll share in a Burns Lunch. We'll have an excellent luncheon meal, after it has been appropriately blessed. And a taste of haggis, after it has been appropriately addressed. We'll toast "The Land We Left and All Who Love It" and "The Land We Live In". Pipers will entertain. The "Immortal Memory" will be observed. Mark the date. Tickets for lunch are $30 ($5 for children) and will be available on Sunday and until Sunday, January 21.

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Confirmation Class Learns About Sin

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Confirmation Class Learns About Sin

How does a Confirmation Class turn into an exercise in testing the tensile strength of toilet tissue? When the topic is "We wander far from God": The sins we commit and the Sin of the World. We started with a few layers on our semi-willing model's wrists, then arms, then shoulders and ankles. When we realize we've done wrong, we can ask and be forgiven. Sometimes we're able to undo the harm we've done and clean up the messes we've made. But life in this world ties us up in Sin. It takes us beyond anything we can fix. So we have to rely on God's free mercy and unconditional love... which leads us to the next lesson, "Jesus is the way to God." (Thanks to Shannon Wiggan, who didn't know just what would happen when she was recruited!) Click on an image to advance the slide show.

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An opportunity to share in an important conversation.

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An opportunity to share in an important conversation.

The Presbyterian Church in Canada is engaged in church-wide conversation about human sexuality. Key concerns are the denomination's position regarding homosexuality, marriage, and the eligibility of LGBTQ+ persons for office and leadership in the church.

Two official bodies are leading the conversations. The Life and Mission Agency of the denomination (staff and a committee from across the church); and the General Assembly Standing Committee on Church Doctrine (representatives nominated by Presbyteries and theological faculty of our colleges). The Church Doctrine Committee is divided. They seek input from Presbyterians through several media. One is an online survey.

Glenview Session encourages you to follow the link below and express your views. There will be opportunities for response within our congregation, as well. We are asked to respond by January 31, 2018. To respond to the survey you do not have to read all the documentation provided. There is a summary in the survey.

Link to Church Doctrine Committee Survey.

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The 10 Plagues Competition

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The 10 Plagues Competition

This fall, our youth group and Kidsview students have been learning about the Moses and the exodus from Egypt. While our younger children were manna in the kitchen, our older students competed in a series of trivia questions and challenges based on the ten plagues. 

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