April 12, 2017

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12th, 2017 - “Sometimes you lie in bed at night and don’t have a single thing to worry about. That always worries me.” Charlie Brown

THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017 - 6:00 – Maundy Thursday, dinner and Tenebrae Service.

FRIDAY, APRIL 14th, 2017 - 10:00 – Good Friday service

SUNDAY, APRIL 16th, 2017 - 10:00 – EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE: - Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading. Two Acolytes will begin their year of service with us.

MAUNDY THURSDAY: It’s a strange name, mixing the sounds of two weekdays. It comes from the Latin “Mandatum,: which means “to command.” “Command Thursday” doesn’t sound much better, I suppose, we are a bit leery of commands.

But what are the commands which Jesus gave to us, that Maundy Thursday long ago, this Maundy Thursday today? We might expect them to be, “Don’t do this, don’t do that.” But those are not the commands He gave, not the commands He gives us today. Jesus’ commands as we will hear, have all to do with doing , not “don’ting.”

Serve one another, commanded Jesus, “even as I have served you.” “Love one another, “ commanded Jesus, “even as I have loved you. “Don’t give up on one another, on me, on hope, on yourselves,” commanded Jesus, “even as I have remembered you and will never let you go.”

“Remember one another, remember this night, remember me.” Commanded Jesus, “even as I have remembered you and will never let you go.”

Let us remember this night all that Jesus said and did, that first Maundy Thursday so long ago and so remember why it is, and what it is to serve one another, to love one another, to not give up, to remember. Listen for God, as we read, as we sing, as we pray and as we share.

FRIDAY, APRIL 14th, 2017 -- 7:30 - Toronto Beach Chorale presents “Mozart’s Requiem at Kingston Road United Church. This final concert of TBC’s season will include Salieri’s “Coronation Te Deum in D major” and other works. Tickets $25:00, $12:00 student. Tickets available from choir members, at the door, cash only.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19th, 2017 - Great Escape Bookstore Book and Film Club screens Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” at the Fox at 7:00 followed by Q&A with film professor Kathleen Cummins.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22nd, 2017 - Lost Pilgrims in Concert for Arise Ministry. St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Don Mills at 7:00. Doors open at 6:00 with a wine & cheese reception (cash bar) Tickets $25:00. To reserve call 416-422-0510

SATURDAY, APRIL 29th, 2017 - Spring Thaw Concert with Julian and the band.

MORE ABOUT CANADA

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world’s lakes combined.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor During WWII, Canada declared war on Japan before the U.S. did.

The U.S./CANADA border is the longest international border in the world and it lacks military defense.

With 1,896 Km, Yonge Street in Canada is the longest street in the world.

Canada has fewer people than Tokyo’s metropolitan area.

During WWII, Canada gave out buttons to people who tried to enlist but were refused due to medical reasons to show their willingness to fight.

Canada has the third largest oil reserves of any country after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela

Have a good week - Come to Church it’s Easter! MB