Upcoming Events at Grace
Photo and Story Presentation of the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Sunday, April 29th after the service (at 11:30am) there will be a slideshow and commentary on the recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Andrew and Elise Johnson, Ginny Walker, Sue Mortimer and Judy Paulsen.
Healey Willan Commemoration: Dr Healey Willan (1880-1968) was one of Canada’s finest musicians. A teacher, composer, and organist, he lived and worked most of his life in Toronto, serving first at St Paul’s Bloor St., then at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the church of St Mary Magdalene for the remainder of his life. This year marks the 50th anniversary of his death. In recognition of his service to the church, we will celebrate the life and witness of Dr Willan and feature his music with a special Choral Evensong on Sunday April 22nd at 4pm. His daughter, Mary Willan Mason (age 97), a parishioner, will speak of her late father.
Viva Italia!: On April 22nd at 7:30pm, join soprano Christina Bell, baritone Nicholas Borg and pianist Sue Black for an evening of Italian Opera and Song!!! Exciting works from La Bohème by Puccini, Otello by Verdi, Tosti, and Don Pasquale by Donizetti. We hope to see you there! Tickets are $20.
The Annex Singers Present:
Support Café Grace - We have a splendid coffee hour after each Sunday service - Are you able to buy the food for one of these events? Sign up in the Narthex.
Spirituality and Support between Sundays - Contact: Reverend Irina
Footsteps: Tuesdays 1-2pm (Chapel) Upcoming date is April 24th and will be led by Elaine Rowe.
Coffee Klatch - Thursday Mornings at 9am: Come for some coffee and a chat with Maria Ling at the Second Cup on the corner of Lonsdale/ Spadina.
Out of the cold Program (Kitchen): “Out of the Cold” program provides underhoused people with meals. Upcoming date: Thursday April 17th at 4pm.
Library Tour – Theology Part 2: This tour stop features just one book, Letters to a Diminished Church: Passionate Arguments to the Relevance of Christian Doctrine, by Dorothy Sayers. Sayers is best known for her “Lord Peter Wimsey” detective stories, but this “collection of sixteen brilliant essays reveals [her] at her best—a robust view of Christianity as startling and relevant today as it was fifty years ago.” On the front cover, there is a quote from C.S. Lewis. “I liked [Dorothy Sayers], originally, because she liked me; later for the extraordinary zest and edge of her conversations.”
Young Adults (20s-40s + Children) Group: Weekend Evening Every Other Month (Homes) We continue to meet for a social time and a brief reflection of themes in Christian spirituality, over a potluck dinner in our homes (these events are offered every other month). Stay tuned for the next date!
Christian Meditation: Fridays 11:30am (Chapel), Following Tai Chi 10am (Parish Hall) Scripture-based contemplative prayer and exchange of insights. No experience necessary: instruction on posture, breathing, and prayer approach is provided.
Gifts of the Spirit Studio- Every 4th Saturday of Every Month: Creative movement and mindfulness for all family members: babies, toddlers, children, teens and adults, in which the whole family can participate at the same time, and where we may all connect and support each other. Next Date: Saturday, April 28th
Adult Education Sessions- Sundays 9-10am (Reception Room): Over the season of Eastertide, we will be reading through the first half of the book of Acts, discussing its theological and historical themes, and supplementing our presentations with the excerpts from "AD Kingdom & Empire" series. The book of Acts is traditionally read as the first lesson as part of our Sunday Eucharistic services in the weeks following Easter, so we will have multiple opportunities to engage with this text individually and as a community.
Outreach Projects at Grace
Outreach at Grace Church is about how we as Christians serve the community around us and the broader world. Volunteers from our parish work in many ways to help our community, locally, nationally and globally. Some of our outreach projects include:
Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank - The March Donation is Canned Fruit. The April Donation is Ensure (Meal Supplements). Plastic grocery bags and egg cartons are needed at this time.