March 15, 2018

THURSDAY, MARCH 15th, 2018 - “There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real.” Charlie Brown

SUNDAY, MARCH 18th, 2018 - Fifth Sunday of Lent – join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

MISSION CAPSULES: Pursottam was driving his bus when he experienced a sudden, agonizing pain in his hand. The ache spread through his body and became so intense that he struggled to finish his route. When the pain did not relent, Pursottam spent his savings traveling to visit neurologists, but no doctor could provide a diagnosis. Meanwhile, Pursottam grew frightened and anxious about his ability to continue working. His prayers were answered the day he heard about the PWS&D supported hospital in the remote Banke district in Nepal. There he was diagnosed with leprosy and given effective medicine. Today, Pursottam’s health has been restored. “I am so happy to see him smile again,” shares his brother. “We finally found relief here at the Banke Hospital.”

MONDAY, MARCH 19th, 2018 - 7:30 - Theology on Tap, Beacher Café. We will be joined by Clayton Shirt a Traditional Wisdom Keeper. For his visit we will be going back to our books Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry and The Inconvenient Indian by Tom King. He will use Tom King’s book as his starting point. March 26th we will begin to look at Take This Bread by Sara Miles and following that we will discuss Leaving Christianity by Stuart MacDonald and Brian Clarke. We will be able to receive discounts for each of the books with an order of ten or more.

COMING UP:

SUNDAY, MARCH 25th, 2018 - PALM SUNDAY; JAZZ SERVICE

THURSDAY, MARCH 29th, MAUNDY THURSDAY, POT LUCK DINNER AND WORSHIP. 6:00 - Our Annual dinner of soup; bread; cheese and salad.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30th, 2018 - GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

GOOD FRIDAY CONCERTS: 7:30 – Kingston Road United Church - Toronto Beach Chorale present Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor. TBC will welcome a guest choir (members of the MCS Chorus) a professional orchestra and four guest soloists – soprano Jennifer Kraffe, mezzo soprano Laura McAlpine, baritone Matthew Cassils and tenor Marcel van Helden in a performance of one of Mozart’s most powerful works. With its double choir, its magnificent and dramatic choruses, intimate and alternately ornate writing and scoring for large orchestral forces, the Mass in C Minor is unlike any sacred music of its time.
Tickets $25:00 ($30.00 at the door) Youth $12.50 ($15;00 at the door) cash only please.

AND

3:00 – Trinity St. Pauls United Church, Bloor Street, west of Spadina. TSP Choir is singing along with the Viva Chamber Choir and the Oakville Choir for Children. They are singing some amazing and challenging music – the focus of our music is about the murdered and missing in Chile/Argentina and in Canada. They will be presenting James MacMillan’s Cantos Sagrados and excerpts from the Stabat Mater by Giovanni Pergolesi. The other piece of music is Cree Composer Andrew Balfour’s “Take the Indian: A vocal Reflection on Missing Children” about Indian Residential Schools. Andrew is the founder and Artistic Director of the Winnipeg vocal group Camerata Nova - Andrew will be in attendance. Along with Andrew, will be the Anishnaabe dancer Brian Solomon. Brian is from Shebahonaning near Killarney in Ontario. Also joining them will be Sue Croweagle. Sue is Blackfoot from Alberta and is well known as a teacher, singer and for her drum/songs.
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Have a good week - MB