Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS – OCTOBER 22, 2017

THIS WEEK

Mon. Oct. 23-Senior Exercise, 10:30am, Board of Managers Meeting, 7:30pm

Tues. Oct. 24-Book Club, 7:30pm (see announcement)

Wed. Oct. 25-Senior Exercise, 11:15am

Wed. Oct. 25-Fall study continues, 7:30pm, (see announcement)

Fri. Oct. 27-Mission Possible kids, 6:30pm-8pm (speak to Vanessa or Sarah for more info)

Oct. 27-29-Women’s retreat (speak to Linda or Gillian for more info)

LOOKING AHEAD

Oct. 29-Reformation Sunday 500th Anniversary / Intergenerational worship band meeting after worship / Halloween Bake Sale during coffee hour (youth fundraiser)

Fri. Nov. 3-Intergenerational event: Dinner, followed by smudging ceremony and the “blanket exercise” led by staff of our PCC Justice Ministries. 6pm-9pm. Child care will also be provided. (see announcement)

Nov. 5-Remembrance Sunday / Intergenerational band rehearsal following worship

Nov. 12-Anniversary Sunday

Nov. 18-Annual Christmas Bazaar, 10:00am-3:00pm

Nov. 19-Pentecost 24 Sunday / Intergenerational band rehearsal following worship

Tues. Nov. 21-Lunch & Learn (stay tuned for details)

Nov. 26-Intergenerational Sunday / Food Collection during worship

Fri. Dec.1 -Intergenerational dinner and evening program for all ages: How to prepare for Christmas spiritually and meaningfully? 6pm – 9pm. (stay tuned for more details)

SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS: can be emailed to Dr. Harris: hathan1964@hotmail.com or Erin: estone@armourheights.org to be incorporated in our Sunday Prayer of Pastoral Concerns.

THE GOLDEN RULE: What is the context in which Jesus proclaims it? Why are hypocrisy and judgementalism so prevalent in our world as much as Jesus’ world and why are they so hard to root out in ourselves as much as in others? Come join us as we dive into Matthew chapter 7 this coming Wednesday, October 25, 7:30-8:45pm. Printed notes (and online) are available for you to journey alongside the rest of us when you cannot be with us live. Car pooling and taxi chits are also available for you if driving at night is a problem. Speak to Harris for more info today.

WHY DO WE DO IT IN WORSHIP?: Offering. Some people think collecting money during worship is in poor taste. And yet, how do we respond to God after hearing and absorbing God’s word during worship? We are called to give and to share – our prayerful love and compassion, and our tangible blessings of time and money. Dedicating our offering of money is giving it over to God. It is recognizing that all we have is a gift of God and our relationship with God should involve all of us. It’s not about the amount but the spirit with which we give. How important is your offering of money in your experience of worship?

LISTENING TO JESUS’ CALL FOR RECONCILIATION: A unique opportunity to learn and enjoy fellowship together is happening on Friday, Nov. 3. If you can come for 6pm, you can join us for dinner. There is a sign-up sheet so we can plan numbers for the meal. There is no cost, only a free-will offering. At 7pm, we will be led through a smudging ceremony by Bob Phillips, a Mi’kmaq elder and indigenous historian and rights educator. We will then participate in a ‘blanket exercise’ (led by our own PCC Justice Ministries staff) which will help us explore our history as Canadians and as a church in relation to indigenous peoples. The purpose of this evening is to build understanding, fellowship and community with indigenous brothers and sisters. This is an intergenerational event. Child care will be provided. Speak to Harris for more info.

WE NEED SCRIPTURE READERS!: If you would like to be a reader some Sunday please sign up on the sheet by the front table in the sanctuary.

EVANGEL HALL MISSION: Join us at the Annual Gimme Shelter party at the Toronto Cricket Club, Nov. 4, for a fun night of dancing and music with all proceeds going to those most vulnerable in our city. Finally, please order your “This Little Light” Advent candles. All candles are handmade by EHM participants and supports them in different ways. Candles are also made with 100% Canadian beeswax and are ecologically friendly. For more info on any of this and more go to evangelhall.ca, pick up a pink insert at the back of the sanctuary, or speak to Susan Murray.

COME JOIN OUR BOOK CLUB!: Our next meeting is on Tuesday, October 24, 7:30pm in the Friendship Room. The book we are reading is: “The Wonder” by Emma Donaghue. For more info speak to Gillian.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR COLLECTING ITEMS: It’s that time of year again!  The Christmas Bazaar needs items for our “Silent Auction” as well as door prizes.  If you can help out by procuring collectibles, event tickets ie hockey, theatre or gift certificates from merchants that you frequent – please collect these items – either contact Erin at the church office or Elsie Powell at 416-486-0520.  

 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – NOV. 18, 10:00am-3:00pm: Please mark this date on your calendar. Invite your friends to this special event! Come support the many wonderful artisans; shop for treasures at our collectibles table; enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch; be entertained by our own carolers led by Bruce Nasmith. Again we are asking for some great items for our silent auction e.g. sports/theatre tickets; gift certificates – the list is endless. For details, please call the Bazaar Coordinator, Elsie Powell at (416) 486-0520.

BAKING FOR CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Anything from cookies, cakes, squares (especially date and lemon squares), loaves, shortbread, fudge, cupcakes, brownies to home-made candies, etc. is appreciated. We will be offering our ready-to-bake apple and tourtiere pies along with our mincemeat and butter tarts. Email rickiandgord@rogers.com or ruthclins2@gmail.com if there are questions or to let us know what they may be contributing.

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS – OCTOBER 15, 2017

Welcome to Armour Heights Presbyterian Church. Our hope and prayer is that you hear God speak to you as you worship with us this morning. We also hope you can join us for refreshments following the service.

Copies of the sermon are available each Sunday at the back or pinned on one of our bulletin boards. You can also find sermons, announcements and the order of service posted online every week at: www.armourheights.org. Also, please visit our facebook page.

SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS: can be emailed to Dr. Harris: hathan1964@hotmail.com or Erin: estone@armourheights.org to be incorporated in our Sunday Prayer of Pastoral Concerns.

SCRIPTURE FOR NEXT SUNDAY: Matthew 22: 15-22. How do you like paying taxes?

CORE TEACHING OF JESUS: On how to give and how not to give, on worry and stress, on prayer, on money and treasure and how to centre life on what truly matters… It’s all in Matthew 6. Come join us as we dive into this chapter and all the questions it tackles this coming Wednesday, October 11, 7:30-8:45pm. Printed notes (and online) are available for you to journey alongside the rest of us when you cannot be with us live. Car pooling and taxi chits are also available for you if driving at night is a problem. Speak to Harris for more info today.

WHY DO WE DO IT IN WORSHIP? Offering. Some people think collecting money during worship is in poor taste. And yet, how do we respond to God after hearing and absorbing God’s word during worship? We are called to give and to share – our prayerful love and compassion, and our tangible blessings of time and money. Dedicating our offering of money is giving it over to God. It is recognizing that all we have is a gift of God and our relationship with God should involve all of us. It’s not about the amount but the spirit with which we give. How important is your offering of money in your experience of worship?

LISTENING TO JESUS’ CALL FOR RECONCILIATION: A unique opportunity to learn and enjoy fellowship together is happening on Friday, Nov. 3. If you can come for 6pm, you can join us for dinner. There is a sign-up sheet so we can plan numbers for the meal. There is no cost, only a free-will offering. At 7pm, we will be led through a smudging ceremony by Bob Phillips, a Mi’kmaq elder and indigenous historian and rights educator. We will then participate in a ‘blanket exercise’ (led by our own PCC Justice Ministries staff) which will help us explore our history as Canadians and as a church in relation to indigenous peoples. The purpose of this evening is to build understanding, fellowship and community with indigenous brothers and sisters. This is an intergenerational event. Child care will be provided. Speak to Harris for more info.

TODAY WE THANK Tom Fischer’s team for ushering & counting and Rowena Van Seters for greeting.

HEALTH MINISTRY UPDATES: Prayer Shawls are an important ministry providing comfort for those in hospital or at home, and our joyful presence and support to children baptized or youth moving through various life transitions. The knitting group meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 1pm. Lunch and Learn is a monthly mid-week opportunity for fellowship and learning with some lunch and a speaker. On Tuesday, October 17, noon-2pm, There will be a presentation on a unique approach to Dementia. All are welcome. Please speak to our parish nurse: Linda, a member of the Health Ministry, or Harris if you would like more info.

EVANGEL HALL MISSION: Walk or run with EHM on October 22, down by the Toronto Waterfront. Join us at the Annual Gimme Shelter party at the Toronto Cricket Club, Nov. 4, for a fun night of dancing and music with all proceeds going to those most vulnerable in our city. Finally, please order your “This Little Light” Advent candles. All candles are handmade by EHM participants and supports them in different ways. Candles are also made with 100% Canadian beeswax and are ecologically friendly. For more info on any of this and more go to evangelhall.ca, pick up a pink insert at the back of the sanctuary, or speak to Susan Murray.

SPECIAL LUNCH: On October 22 you are invited to a special Armenian/Middle Eastern lunch at “Lara’s Restaurant” after worship. Please see Linda Grant if you would like to attend so that she can make reservations. To view the menu, go to www.larasrestaurant.com. The restaurant is located at 155 Consumers Road.

COME JOIN OUR BOOK CLUB! Our next meeting is on Tuesday, October 24, 7:30pm in the Friendship Room. The book we are reading is: “The Wonder” by Emma Donaghue. For more info speak to Gillian.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR COLLECTING ITEMS: It’s that time of year again!  The Christmas Bazaar needs items for our “Silent Auction” as well as door prizes.  If you can help out by procuring collectibles, event tickets ie hockey, theatre or gift certificates from merchants that you frequent – please collect these items – either contact Erin at the church office at (416) 485-4000 to get in touch with Elsie Powell.  

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – NOV. 18: Please mark this date on your calendar. Invite your friends to this special event! Come support the many wonderful artisans; shop for treasures at our collectibles table; enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch; be entertained by our own carolers led by Bruce Nasmith. Again we are asking for some great items for our silent auction e.g. sports/theatre tickets; gift certificates – the list is endless. For details, please call the church office at (416) 485-4000 to get in touch with the  Bazaar Coordinator, Elsie Powell.

BAKING FOR CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Anything from cookies, cakes, squares (especially date and lemon squares), loaves, shortbread, fudge, cupcakes, brownies to home-made candies, etc. is appreciated. We will be offering our ready-to-bake apple and tourtiere pies along with our mincemeat and butter tarts. Email rickiandgord@rogers.com or ruthclins2@gmail.com if there are questions or to let us know what they may be contributing.

THIS WEEK

TODAY-Holistic Health & Healing Focus Sunday/Children’s ChoirBlood Pressure Clinic Following Worship

Mon. Oct. 16-Senior Exercise, 10:30am

Tues. Oct. 17-Lunch & Learn: Special speaker on “The Changing Seasons of Dementia.” (see announcement)

Tues. Oct. 17-Session, 7:30pm

Wed. Oct. 18-Senior Exercise, 11:15am

Wed. Oct. 18-Fall study continues, 7:30pm, (see announcement)

LOOKING AHEAD

Oct. 22-Special Children’s Time during worship/Lunch fellowship outing following service (see announcement)

Mon. Oct. 23-Board of Managers Meeting, 7:30pm

Tues. Oct. 24-Book Club, 7:30pm (see announcement)

Fri. Oct. 27-Mission Possible kids, 6:30pm-8pm (speak to Vanessa or Sarah for more info)

Oct. 27-29-Women’s retreat (speak to Linda or Gillian for more info)

Oct. 29-Reformation Sunday 500th Anniversary/Intergenerational worship band meeting after worship/Halloween Bake Sale during coffee hour (youth fundraiser)

Fri. Nov. 3-Intergenerational event: Dinner, followed by smudging ceremony and the “blanket exercise” led by staff of our PCC Justice Ministries. 6pm-9pm. Child care will also be provided. (see announcement)

Nov. 5-Remembrance Sunday / Intergenerational band rehearsal following worship

Nov. 12-Anniversary Sunday

Nov. 18-Annual Christmas Bazaar, 10:00am-2:00pm

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS OCTOBER 8, 2017

Welcome to Armour Heights Presbyterian Church. Our hope and prayer is that you hear God speak to you as you worship with us this morning. We also hope you can join us for refreshments following the service.

Copies of the sermon are available each Sunday at the back or pinned on one of our bulletin boards. You can also find sermons, announcements and the order of service posted online every week at: www.armourheights.org. Also, please visit our facebook page.

SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS: can be emailed to Dr. Harris: hathan1964@hotmail.com or Erin: estone@armourheights.org to be incorporated in our Sunday Prayer of Pastoral Concerns.

TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The congregation of Armour Heights Church acknowledges that the land upon which our sacred space is situated lies on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca and the Mississaugas of the New Credit Indigenous Peoples. We give thanks.

SCRIPTURE FOR NEXT SUNDAY: Psalm 23; Matthew 7: 24-29. How do we build spiritual resilience? How do we develop spiritual muscle through the challenges of life?

JESUS IS CALLING: Jesus begins his ministry not as a solo act. He wants to find people to join him. As people join him, they discover parts of themselves they never knew before. As they are transformed on the journey with Jesus, they are also being equipped to bless the world in some unique and powerful ways yet to be discovered. How does this happen? How will this engage us on our own journeys? Come join us as we engage such questions this coming Wednesday, October 11, 7:30-8:45pm. We will be focusing on Matthew 4-5 in particular. Printed notes are available for you to journey alongside the rest of us when you cannot be with us live. Car pooling and taxi chits are also available for you if driving at night is a problem. Speak to Harris for more info today.

WHY DO WE DO IT IN WORSHIP? Sharing the Peace. This is an ancient practice within worship from the early days of the church and referred to in the New Testament. In our order of service beginning today, it is placed where it traditionally had been in ancient liturgies, namely, after the prayer of approach and confession. As we are reconciled and renewed in our relationship with God through approach and confession, we share the peace of Christ with one another, bound together as the one body of Christ in worship for all our differences.

LISTENING TO JESUS’ CALL FOR RECONCILIATION: A unique opportunity to learn and enjoy fellowship together is happening on Friday, Nov. 3. If you can come for 6pm, you can join us for dinner. There is a sign-up sheet so we can plan numbers for the meal. There is no cost, only a free-will offering. At 7pm, we will be led through a smudging ceremony by Bob Phillips, a Mi’kmaq elder and indigenous historian and rights educator. We will then participate in a ‘blanket exercise’ (led by our own PCC Justice Ministries staff) which will help us explore our history as Canadians and as a church in relation to indigenous peoples. The purpose of this evening is to build understanding, fellowship and community with indigenous brothers and sisters. This is an intergenerational event. Child care will be provided. Speak to Harris for more info.

TODAY WE THANK Tom Fischer’s team for ushering & counting and Rodger Talbot for greeting.

HEALTH MINISTRY UPDATES: Prayer Shawls are an important ministry providing comfort for those in hospital or at home, and our joyful presence and support to children baptized or youth moving through various life transitions. The knitting group meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 1pm. Lunch and Learn is a monthly mid-week opportunity for fellowship and learning with some lunch and a speaker. On Tuesday, October 17, noon-2pm, There will be a presentation on a unique approach to Dementia. All are welcome. Please speak to our parish nurse: Linda, a member of the Health Ministry, or Harris if you would like more info.

EVANGEL HALL MISSION: Walk or run with EHM on October 22, down by the Toronto Waterfront. Join us at the Annual Gimme Shelter party at the Toronto Cricket Club, Nov. 4, for a fun night of dancing and music with all proceeds going to those most vulnerable in our city. Finally, please order your “This Little Light” Advent candles. All candles are handmade by EHM participants and supports them in different ways. Candles are also made with 100% Canadian beeswax and are ecologically friendly. For more info on any of this and more go to evangelhall.ca, pick up a pink insert at the back of the sanctuary, or speak to Susan Murray.

SPECIAL LUNCH: On October 22 you are invited to a special Armenian/Middle Eastern lunch at “Lara’s Restaurant” after worship. Please see Linda Grant if you would like to attend so that she can make reservations. To view the menu, go to www.larasrestaurant.com. The restaurant is located at 155 Consumers Road.

COME JOIN OUR BOOK CLUB! Our next meeting is on Tuesday, October 24, 7:30pm in the Friendship Room. The book we are reading is: “The Wonder” by Emma Donaghue. For more info speak to Gillian.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR COLLECTING ITEMS: It’s that time of year again!  The Christmas Bazaar needs items for our “Silent Auction” as well as door prizes.  If you can help out by procuring collectibles, event tickets ie hockey, theatre or gift certificates from merchants that you frequent – please collect these items – either contact Erin at the church office at (416) 485-4000 to get in touch with Elsie Powell.  

 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – NOV. 18: Please mark this date on your calendar. Invite your friends to this special event! Come support the many wonderful artisans; shop for treasures at our collectibles table; enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch; be entertained by our own carolers led by Bruce Nasmith. Again we are asking for some great items for our silent auction e.g. sports/theatre tickets; gift certificates – the list is endless. For details, please call the church office at (416) 485-4000 to get in touch with the  Bazaar Coordinator, Elsie Powell.

THIS WEEK

TODAY-Thanksgiving Sunday

Wed. Oct. 11-Senior Exercise, 11:15am

Wed. Oct. 11-Fall study continues, 7:30pm, (see announcement)

LOOKING AHEAD

Oct. 15-Holistic Health & Healing Focus Sunday/Children’s Choir

Tues. Oct. 17-Lunch & Learn: Special speaker on “The Changing Seasons of Dementia.” (see announcement)

Oct. 22-Special Time with the children during worship/Lunch fellowship outing following service (see announcement)

Tues. Oct. 24-Book Club, 7:30pm (see announcement)

Fri. Oct. 27-Mission Possible kids, 6:30pm-8pm (speak to Vanessa or Sarah for more info)

Oct. 27-29-Women’s retreat (speak to Linda or Gillian for more info)

Oct. 29-Reformation Sunday 500th Anniversary/Intergenerational worship band meeting after worship/Halloween Bake Sale during coffee hour (youth fundraiser)

Fri. Nov. 3-Intergenerational event: Dinner, followed by smudging ceremony led by an indigenous elder, and the “blanket exercise” led by staff of our PCC Justice Ministries. 6pm-9pm. Child care will also be provided.

Nov. 5-Remembrance Sunday / Intergenerational band rehearsal following worship

Nov. 12-Anniversary Sunday

Nov. 18-Annual Christmas Bazaar, 10:00am-2:00pm

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS OCTOBER 1, 2017

Welcome to Armour Heights Presbyterian Church. Our hope and prayer is that you hear God speak to you as you worship with us this morning. We also hope you can join us for refreshments following the service.

Copies of the sermon are available each Sunday at the back or pinned on one of our bulletin boards. You can also find sermons, announcements and the order of service posted online every week at: www.armourheights.org. Also, please visit our facebook page.

SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS: can be emailed to Dr. Harris: hathan1964@hotmail.com or Erin: estone@armourheights.org to be incorporated in our Sunday Prayer of Pastoral Concerns.

TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The congregation of Armour Heights Church acknowledges that the land upon which our sacred space is situated lies on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca and the Mississaugas of the New Credit Indigenous Peoples. We give thanks.

SCRIPTURE FOR NEXT SUNDAY: Luke 17: 11-19; 2 Corinthians 9: 6-15.

We’re focusing on the ways thanksgiving can transform us through some fresh insights.

NORTH YORK HARVEST FOOD BIN: is located in Scott Duncan Hall. You can bring dry packaged and canned food anytime. But please also bring food with you in a plastic bag on our “food collection” Sundays so that the children can collect them during our worship service.

JESUS’ STORY AND YOUR STORY: Come join us this Wednesday, October 4, 7:30-8:45pm, as we begin a journey with Jesus through the gospel of Matthew over 8-10 weeks. Our study will be interactive and our focus will not only be to get inside Jesus’ world then, but also how he continues to summon us to follow him through the details of our own lives and relationships here and now. Material will be provided for you to journey alongside the rest of us when you cannot be with us live. Car pooling and taxi chits can be available for you if driving at night is a problem. Speak to Harris for more info today.

WHY DO WE DO IT IN WORSHIP? Sharing the Peace. This is an ancient practice within worship from the early days of the church and referred to in the New Testament. In our order of service beginning today, it is placed where it traditionally had been in ancient liturgies, namely, after the prayer of approach and confession. As we are reconciled and renewed in our relationship with God through approach, confession and restoration, we share the peace of Christ with one another so that we worship as brothers and sisters, bound together as the body of Christ for all our differences.

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving (Communion Sundays). A form of this prayer is part of the celebration of Holy Communion in most every Christian tradition of the world. The prayer is in three parts, each ending with a response from the congregation. The three parts point to God as three – God above who is creator and redeemer, Christ beside us who invites us to the table, and the Holy Spirit who moves among us and within us.

TODAY WE THANK Harry Fraser’s team for ushering & counting, Josephine Asaba for greeting and Sharon Fischer for coffee hour.

HEALTH MINISTRY UPDATES: Prayer Shawls are an important ministry providing comfort for those in hospital or at home struggling with their health and searching for hope through the care of others. The knitting group meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 1pm. Lunch and Learn is a monthly mid-week opportunity for fellowship and learning with some lunch and a speaker. On Tuesday, October 17, noon-2pm, Mona Lancaster will present on: ‘The Changing Seasons of Dementia.’ All are welcome. Please speak to our parish nurse: Linda, a member of the Health Ministry, or Harris if you would like more info. If you are willing to give an hour or two a month to visit or call someone who would so appreciate a human connection from the church, also speak to us.

EVANGEL HALL MISSION: Walk or run with EHM on October 22, down by the Toronto Waterfront. Join us at the Annual Gimme Shelter party at the Toronto Cricket Club, Nov. 4, for a fun night of dancing and music with all proceeds going to those most vulnerable in our city. For more info on any of this and more go to evangelhall.ca, pick up a pink insert at the back of the sanctuary, or speak to Susan Murray.

SPECIAL LUNCH: On October 22 you are invited to a special Armenian/Middle Eastern lunch at “Lara’s Restaurant” after worship. Please see Linda Grant if you would like to attend so that she can make reservations. To view the menu, go to www.larasrestaurant.com. The restaurant is located at 155 Consumers Road.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR COLLECTING ITEMS: It’s that time of year again!  The Christmas Bazaar needs items for our “Silent Auction” as well as door prizes.  If you can help out by procuring collectibles, event tickets ie hockey, theatre or gift certificates from merchants that you frequent – please collect these items – either contact Erin at the church office or speak to Elsie Powell.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – NOV. 18: Please mark this date on your calendar. Invite your friends to this special event! Come support the many wonderful artisans; shop for treasures at our collectibles table; enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch; be entertained by our own carolers led by Bruce Nasmith. Again we are asking for some great items for our silent auction e.g. sports/theatre tickets; gift certificates – the list is endless. For details, please call the office and Erin can put you in touch with the Bazaar Coordinator, Elsie Powell.

THIS WEEK

Mon. Oct. 2-Senior Exercise, 10:30am

Wed. Oct. 4-Senior Exercise, 11:15am

Wed. Oct. 4-Fall study begins, 7:30pm, (see announcement)

LOOKING AHEAD

Oct. 8-Thanksgiving Sunday

Oct. 15-Holistic Health & Healing Focus Sunday

Tues. Oct. 17-Lunch & Learn: Special speaker on “The Changing Seasons of Dementia.” (see announcement)

Oct. 22-Special Time with the children during worship/Lunch fellowship outing following service (see announcement)

Oct. 27-29-Women’s retreat (speak to Linda or Gillian for more info)

Oct. 29-Reformation Sunday 500th Anniversary/Food Collection during worship

Fri. Nov. 3-Intergenerational event: Dinner, followed by smudging ceremony led by an indigenous elder, and the “blanket exercise” led by staff of our PCC Justice Ministries. 6pm-9pm. Child care will also be provided.

Nov. 5 -Remembrance Sunday

Nov. 12-Anniversary Sunday

Nov. 18-Annual Christmas Bazaar, 10:00am-2:00pm

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

Welcome to Armour Heights Presbyterian Church. Our hope and prayer is that you hear God speak to you as you worship with us this morning. We also hope you can join us for refreshments following the service.

Copies of the sermon are available each Sunday at the back or pinned on one of our bulletin boards. You can also find sermons, announcements and the order of service posted online every week at: www.armourheights.org. Also, please visit our facebook page.

TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The congregation of Armour Heights Church acknowledges that the land upon which our sacred space is situated lies on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca and the Mississaugas of the New Credit Indigenous Peoples. We give thanks.

SCRIPTURE FOR NEXT SUNDAY: Philippians 2: 1-13. Humility is an important word, but also a word terribly misunderstood in our popular culture. It is a central spiritual virtue in the bible. What is humility all about?

NORTH YORK HARVEST FOOD BIN: is located in Scott Duncan Hall. You can bring dry packaged and canned food anytime. But please also bring food with you in a plastic bag on our “food collection” Sundays so that the children can collect them during our worship service.

JESUS’ STORY AND YOUR STORY: How does your life story as it is being lived intersect with the gospel story? The gospels are written for this purpose: to summon us to walk with Jesus and reflect on how our life stories may intersect. Beginning on Wednesday, October 4, 7:30-8:45pm, we will journey through the gospel of Matthew for 8-10 weeks interactively. You don’t have to make every session to be part of the group. Material will be provided for you to journey alongside the rest of us when you cannot be with us live. Car pooling and taxi chits can be available for you if driving at night is a problem. Speak to Harris for more info.

WHY DO WE DO IT IN WORSHIP? Prayers of Thanksgiving & Pastoral Concern. A number of recent scientific studies have been finding that people who are thankful and find ways to express it, improve their health and change their mental chemistry in positive ways. This is also true for those who exercise and express compassion. Our prayers channel healing energies of thanksgiving and pastoral concern outwards, and we are changed ourselves when we do this with our hearts. How important is this part of your worship experience?

TODAY WE THANK Tom Fischer’s team for ushering & counting, Murray MacCausland for greeting and Aloma Williams and Barbara Thomas for coffee hour.

SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS: can be emailed to Dr. Harris: hathan1964@hotmail.com or Erin: estone@armourheights.org to be incorporated in our Sunday Prayer of Pastoral Concerns.

HEALTH MINISTRY UPDATES: Prayer Shawls are an important ministry providing comfort for those in hospital or at home struggling with their health and searching for hope through the care of others. The knitting group meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 1pm. Lunch and Learn is a monthly mid-week opportunity for fellowship and learning with some lunch and a speaker. On Tuesday, October 17, noon-2pm, Mona Lancaster will present on: ‘The Changing Seasons of Dementia.’ All are welcome. Please speak to our parish nurse: Linda, a member of the Health Ministry, or Harris if you would like more info. If you are willing to give an hour or two a month to visit or call someone who would so appreciate a human connection from the church, also speak to us.

EVANGEL HALL MISSION: Open house next Saturday, September 30. This is a great opportunity to see the different ministries of EHM up close, meet some staff and residents, and much more. Walk or run with EHM on October 22, down by the Toronto Waterfront. Join us at the Annual Gimme Shelter party at the Toronto Cricket Club, Nov. 4, for a fun night of dancing and music with all proceeds going to those most vulnerable in our city. For more info on any of this and more go to evangelhall.ca, pick up a pink insert at the back of the sanctuary, or speak to Susan Murray.

SPECIAL LUNCH: On October 22 you are invited to a special Armenian/Middle Eastern lunch at “Lara’s Restaurant” after worship. Please see Linda Grant if you would like to attend so that she can make reservations. To view the menu, go to www.larasrestaurant.com. The restaurant is located at 155 Consumers Road.

REV. CAROLYN MCAVOY: Carolyn will begin her next interim work at Mimico Presbyterian Church in Etobicoke beginning Sunday October 1st.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, NOV. 18: It’s that time of year again!  The Christmas Bazaar needs items for our “Silent Auction” as well as door prizes.  If you can help out by procuring collectibles, event tickets ie hockey, theatre or gift certificates from merchants that you frequent – please collect these items – either contact Erin at the church office or speak to Elsie Powell.

THIS WEEK

TODAY-Presbyterians Sharing Sunday/Food Collection during worship Christian Education, after worship – Worship & Music, after worship

Mon. Sept. 25-Senior Exercise, 10:30am

Mon. Sept. 25-Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting, 1:00pm

Wed. Sept. 27-Senior Exercise, 11:15am

LOOKING AHEAD

Oct. 1-World Communion Sunday

Wed. Oct. 4-Fall study begins, 7:30pm, (see announcement)

Oct. 8-Thanksgiving Sunday

Oct. 15-Holistic Health & Healing Focus Sunday

Tues. Oct. 17-Lunch & Learn: Special speaker on “The Changing Seasons of Dementia.” (see announcement)

Oct. 22-Special Time with the children during worship/Lunch fellowship outing following service (see announcement)

Oct. 27-29-Women’s retreat (speak to Linda or Gillian for more info)

Oct. 29-Reformation Sunday 500th Anniversary/Food Collection during worship

Fri. Nov. 3 -Intergenerational event: Dinner, followed by smudging ceremony led by an indigenous elder, and the “blanket exercise” led by staff of our PCC Justice Ministries. 6pm-9pm. Child care will also be provided.

Nov. 5 -Remembrance Sunday

Nov. 12 -Anniversary Sunday

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS – SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

Welcome to Armour Heights Presbyterian Church. Our hope and prayer is that you hear God speak to you as you worship with us this morning. We also hope you can join us for refreshments following the service. Today, we are also having a Corn Roast lunch downstairs. All are welcome.

Copies of the sermon are available each Sunday at the back or pinned on one of our bulletin boards. You can also find sermons, announcements and the order of service posted online every week at: www.armourheights.org. Also, please visit our facebook page.

TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The congregation of Armour Heights Church acknowledges that the land upon which our sacred space is situated lies on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca and the Mississaugas of the New Credit Indigenous Peoples. We give thanks.

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: The story of Jonah (4 short chapters). What are the twists and turns in your life story?

NORTH YORK HARVEST FOOD BIN: is located in Scott Duncan Hall. You can bring dry packaged and canned food anytime. But please also bring food with you in a plastic bag on our food collection Sundays (next Sunday) so that the children can collect them during our worship service.

JESUS’ STORY AND YOUR STORY: How does your life story as it is being lived intersect with the gospel story? The gospels are written for this purpose: to summon us to walk with Jesus and reflect on how our life stories may intersect. Beginning in October, we will journey through the gospel of Matthew for 8-10 weeks interactively. Please fill in the yellow questionnaire and we will have a date/time posted soon. You don’t have to make every session to be part of the group. Material will be provided for you to journey alongside the rest of us when you cannot be with us live. Speak to Harris for more info.

WHY DO WE DO IT IN WORSHIP? Prayers of Thanksgiving & Pastoral Concern. A number of recent scientific studies have been finding that people who are thankful and find ways to express it, improve their health and change their mental chemistry in positive ways. This is also true for those who exercise and express compassion. Our prayers channel healing energies of thanksgiving and pastoral concern outwards, and we are changed ourselves when we do this with our hearts. How important is this part of your worship experience?

TODAY WE THANK Tom Fischer’s team for ushering & counting and Murray MacCausland for greeting.

YOUTH MISSION BENEFIT CONCERT: Next Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00pm, David Chodoriwsky will present a piano concert to benefit the Youth Mission Trip to Nicaragua. The concert will include works by Schubert and Mozart. The program will be one hour and length and will be followed by refreshments. Free-will offering.

SPECIAL LUNCH: On October 22 you are invited to a special lunch after worship. Please see Linda Grant if you would like to attend so that she can make reservations.

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS – SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

Welcome to Armour Heights Presbyterian Church. Our hope and prayer is that you hear God speak to you as you worship with us this morning. We also hope you can join us for refreshments following the service.

Copies of the sermon are available each Sunday at the back or pinned on one of our bulletin boards. You can also find sermons, announcements and the order of service posted online every week at: www.armourheights.org. Also, please visit our facebook page.

TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The congregation of Armour Heights Church acknowledges that the land upon which our sacred space is situated lies on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca and the Mississaugas of the New Credit Indigenous Peoples. We give thanks.

When the first European settlers came to the land upon which our church is situated, they sought to make agreements to purchase and own the land. The problem is that indigenous peoples were taken advantage of and cheated of the rightful value of the land and they were no longer free to move through it as they wished. This original deal is called the “Toronto Purchase.” It is only in 2010 that the Mississaugas of the New Credit reached a $145 million land claim settlement on the grounds that the initial purchase was unfair and they had received inadequate compensation for the land. Our Territorial Acknowledgement is also a recognition that we can never repay the full value of the land and, therefore, we must recognize it as a gift.

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY:

Matthew 18: 21-35

Why is forgiveness so important? What experiences of forgiveness have you had (offering it and receiving it)?

WHY DO WE DO IT IN WORSHIP? The Order of Service. When we come to worship, we are invited on a journey. This journey has three parts. First, we prepare ourselves to approach God so that God may speak to us in a personal and profound way. Then we listen for a Word from God, a Word through the words, the music and some silent meditation. Finally, we respond to God with our offerings, thanksgiving, pastoral concern for each other and the world. We are then sent out with the benediction to bless the world as we are blessed. How intentional are you in how you worship?

TODAY WE THANK David Murray’s team for ushering & counting, Murray MacCausland for greeting and the Christian Education team for coffee hour. Thanks also to all younger participants for helping out today!

We wish to thank Paul Radkowski and also brothers Caleb and Ben McCarroll-Butler for their musical contributions to this morning’s service.

YOUTH MISSION BENEFIT CONCERT: On Saturday September 23rd at 7:00pm, David Chodoriwsky will present a piano concert to benefit the Youth Mission Trip to Nicaragua. The concert will include works by Schubert and Mozart. The program will be one hour and length and will be followed by refreshments. Free-will offering.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Sept. 11-Board of Managers, 7:30pm

Sept. 18-Session, 7:30pm

Sept. 19-Book Club, 7:30pm

Sept. 24-Christian Education, after worship-Worship & Music, after worship

LOOKING AHEAD

Sept. 10-Official induction of Dr. Harris as minister of Armour Heights by the Presbytery of East Toronto, 7pm.

Sept. 17-Church School Launch. Corn Roast Lunch after church.

Sat. Sept. 23-Benefit concert for Armour Heights Youth in Mission Trip: David Chodoriwsky on Piano. 7pm-8pm followed by refreshments. Free-will offering.

Sept. 24-Presbyterians Sharing Sunday/Food Collection during worship

Oct. 1-World Communion Sunday

Oct. 8 -Thanksgiving Sunday

Oct. 15-Holistic Health & Healing Focus Sunday

Oct. 22-Special Time with the children during worship/Lunch fellowship outing after church (more details to come)

Oct. 27-29-Women’s retreat (speak to Linda or Gillian for more info)

Oct. 29-Reformation Sunday/Food Collection during worship

Fri. Nov. 3-Special dinner, followed by smudging ceremony led by an indigenous elder, and the “blanket exercise” led by staff of our PCC Justice Ministries. 6pm-9pm. Child care will also be provided.

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS – SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

Dr. Harris’ first task is to get to know you all. You are encouraged to drop by the office, call or arrange for a home visit. Office hours will vary over the next few weeks, so it’s best to call ahead before dropping by.  You can reach the office at (416) 485-4000.

Copies of the Sunday sermon are available each Sunday at the back or pinned on one of our bulletin boards. You can also find sermons, announcements and the bulletin posted online every week at: www.armourheights.org. Please also visit our facebook page.

TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The congregation of Armour Heights Church acknowledges that the land upon which our sacred space is situated lies on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca and the Mississaugas of the New Credit Indigenous Peoples. We give thanks.

When the first European settlers came to the land upon which our church is situated, they sought to make agreements to purchase and own the land. The problem is that indigenous peoples were taken advantage of and cheated of the rightful value of the land and they were no longer free to move through it as they wished. This original deal is called the “Toronto Purchase.” It is only in 2010 that the Mississaugas of the New Credit reached a $145 million land claim settlement on the grounds that the initial purchase was unfair and they had received inadequate compensation for the land. Our Territorial Acknowledgement is also a recognition that we can never repay the full value of the land and, therefore, we must recognize it as a gift.

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY:

Exodus 20: 1-17; Mark 12: 28-34; Romans 13: 8-10.

Many of us grew up learning the 10 commandments. What are your rules for living well? Do they square with biblical rules? How does Jesus and Paul respond to such rules?

WHY DO WE DO IT IN WORSHIP? The Order of Service. When we come to worship, we are invited on a journey. This journey has three parts. First, we prepare ourselves to approach God so that God may

speak to us in a personal and profound way. Then we listen for a Word from God, a Word through the words, the music and some silent meditation. Finally, we respond to God with our offerings, thanksgiving, pastoral concern for each other and the world. We are then sent out with the benediction to bless the world as we are blessed. How intentional are you in how you worship?

TODAY WE THANK Harry Fraser’s team for ushering & counting and Murray MacCausland for greeting.

BENEFIT CONCERT:  On Saturday September 23rd at 7:30pm, David Chodoriwsky will present a benefit piano concert at Armour Heights.  More details to come!

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Sept. 11 – Board of Managers, 7:30pm

Sept. 18 – Session, 7:30pm

Sept. 19 – Book Club, 7:30pm

Sept. 24 – Christian Education, after worship – Worship & Music, after worship

LOOKING AHEAD

Sept. 10 – Blessing of backpacks as children have begun another school year – Official induction of Dr. Harris as minister of Armour – Heights by the Presbytery of East Toronto, 7pm.

Sept. 17 – Church School Launch – Corn Roast Lunch after church.

Sept. 24 – Presbyterians Sharing Sunday/Food Collection during worship

Oct. 1 – World Communion Sunday

Oct. 8 – Thanksgiving Sunday

Oct. 15 – Pentecost 19 Sunday/Holistic Health & Healing Focus

Oct. 22 – Pentecost 20 Sunday/Special Time with the children during worship/Lunch fellowship outing after church

Oct. 29 – Reformation Sunday/Food Collection during worship

Oct. 27-29 – Women’s retreat (speak to Linda or Gillian for more info)

Oct. 29 – Reformation Sunday/Food Collection during worship

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS – AUGUST 27, 2017

Dr. Harris’ first task is to get to know you all. You are encouraged to drop by the office, call or arrange for a home visit. Office hours will vary over the next few weeks, so it’s best to call ahead before dropping by.  You can reach the office at (416) 485-4000.

Copies of the Sunday sermon are available each Sunday at the back or pinned on one of our bulletin boards.  They can also be found on our website.

TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The congregation of Armour Heights Church acknowledges that the land upon which our sacred space is situated lies on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca and the Mississaugas of the New Credit Indigenous Peoples. We give thanks.

When the first European settlers came to the land upon which our church is situated, they sought to make agreements to purchase and own the land. The problem is that indigenous peoples were taken advantage of and cheated of the rightful value of the land and they were no longer free to move through it as they wished. This original deal is called the “Toronto Purchase.” It is only in 2010 that the Mississaugas of the New Credit reached a $145 million land claim settlement on the grounds that the initial purchase was unfair and they had received inadequate compensation for the land. Our Territorial Acknowledgement is also a recognition that we can never repay the full value of the land and, therefore, we must recognize it as a gift.

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY:

Matthew 15: 29-38; 21: 12-13, 23: 13-15

The philosopher Plato says: passion is to the soul what food and drink are to the body. What are you passionate about? What is Jesus passionate about?

WHY DO WE DO IT IN WORSHIP? The Order of Service. When we come to worship, we are invited on a journey. This journey has three parts. First, we prepare ourselves to approach God so that God may

speak to us in a personal and profound way. Then we listen for a Word from God, a Word through the words, the music and some silent meditation. Finally, we respond to God with our offerings, thanksgiving, pastoral concern for each other and the world. We are then sent out with the benediction to bless the world as we are blessed. How intentional are you in how you worship?

TODAY WE THANK David Murray’s team for ushering & counting and Christy Smith for greeting.

WEBSITE:  You can now visit www.armourheights.org to view weekly announcements, worship bulletins and sermons. Stay tuned for more updates.

SPECIAL THANKS: Thank you to Linda Grant, Gillian MacCausland and all of the volunteers who assisted in the welcome barbeque for Harris.

WAXED FLOORS: Please be mindful of the signs indicating areas around the building where the floors are being waxed.  Thank you for your cooperation!

LOOKING AHEAD

Sept. 3 – Pentecost 13 Sunday

Sept. 10 – Blessing of backpacks as children have begun another school year – Official induction of Dr. Harris as minister of Armour Heights by the Presbytery of East Toronto, 7pm.

Sept. 17 – Church School Launch – Corn Roast Lunch after church.

Sept. 24 – Presbyterians Sharing Sunday/Food Collection

Oct. 1 – World Communion Sunday

Oct. 8 – Thanksgiving Sunday

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS – AUGUST 20, 2017

The congregation of Armour Heights Church acknowledges that the land upon which our sacred space is situated lies on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca and Mississaugas of the New Credit Indigenous Peoples. We give thanks.

Dr. Harris’ first task is to get to know you all. You are encouraged to drop by the office, call or arrange for a home visit. Office hours will vary over the next few weeks, so it’s best to call ahead before dropping by.

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: Isaiah 40: 21-31; Mark 1: 29-39. How do we find God when we are not in control? Is healing something for others or also for us?

WHY DO WE DO IT IN WORSHIP? The Order of Service. When we come to worship, we are invited on a journey. This journey has three movements. First, we prepare ourselves to approach God so that God may speak to us in a personal and profound way. Then we listen for a Word from God, a Word through words read and spoken, the music and silent meditation. Finally, we respond to God with our offerings, thanksgiving, pastoral concern for each other and the world. We are then sent out with the benediction to bless the world as we are blessed. How intentional are you in how you worship?

LOOKING AHEAD

Sept. 3 – Pentecost 13 Sunday

Sept. 10 – Blessing of backpacks as children have begun another school year

Official induction of Dr. Harris as minister of Armour Heights by the Presbytery of East Toronto, 7pm.

Sept. 17 – Church School Launch – Corn Roast Lunch after church.

Sept. 24 – Presbyterians Sharing Sunday/Food Collection

Oct. 1 – World Communion Sunday

Oct. 8 – Thanksgiving Sunday

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