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Four Gospel Series In this series of four sermons, the Reverend Wes Denyer preaches as if he were a Gospel writer telling his own story. Listen here.


The latest edition of RPC's Newsletter Dates & Updates is now online.

Worship takes place Sundays at 10:30 a.m. At RPC, worship is vibrant and joyous, welcoming all ages. Singing is led by our senior choir and soloists. Nursery and church school are available.

Children's Worship and Arts gathers upstairs in their new space after participating in the opening of worship in the sanctuary with the entire congregation. In the Children's Worship and Arts Centre, the children explore the scriptures through discussion, storytelling and arts related activities.

Holy Communion is held on the first Sunday of October, December, March and June, and on Easter Sunday.


Coffee Hour: After worship, we enjoy the opportunity for fellowship, to meet guests and to visit with others in the community.


The RPC Book Club met on Wednesday, May 18th to discuss The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. The next meeting will be posted as soon as it is firmed up.


Rosedale Knitters: A do-it-from home mission that serves Toronto homeless people and those around the world.

Sharing Christmas RPC contributes to the Christmas celebrations of the residents of Portland Place, a non-profit housing project.


Boarding House Visitors Team: RPC's team of volunteers regularly visit the boarders at Kennedy House developing friendships and sharing conversation and discussions over a cup of coffee or a barbeque.



Saint Philip Baptizing the Eunuch
of the Queen of Ethiopia

This Sunday (May 29) is the Second Sunday after Pentecost and we welcome the members of the Mount Zion Worship Centre and their Pastor Yonatan Hiruy who will be sharing with us in worship this morning. The Mount Zion Worship Centre meets in our church building every Sunday afternoon. This congregation is made up mostly of Ethiopian Christians from various denominational backgrounds, many of whom are newcomers to Canada. At Coffee Hour they will be serving Ethiopian food!

During the service we invite everyone to join in Celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion and to experience the love and grace of God in the bread and wine.

Music notes have been posted here.


Also this Sunday, Rosedale Choir member Alessia Naccarato (pictured above) will be featured in a concert performance of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito at 2:30 Tickets are $25 for general admission or $15 dollars for students and may be purchased at the door.

Announcements

The Church Garden is looking for donations of plants throughout the upcoming gardening season. If you find yourself with extra plants in your garden, or plants that you are dividing, please contact the church office, so the Gardening Team may consider how your donation could enhance our Church Garden.

The Bridge, Scrabble and Cribbage Group will meet on Thursday, May 26 and June 9. This is a casual, friendly group which welcomes newcomers. Tea and coffee will be served at 12:30 pm. Play begins at 1:00 pm. Please feel welcome to participate in this group when you’re available, even if you’re unable to attend regularly.

The RPC Knitting Guild For those who enjoy knitting, you may pick up wool and patterns at church, available in the Church Hall on Sunday, May 29th at Coffee Hour. This ministry welcomes knitters from beginners to experts. Patterns are available for all skill levels. We invite you to contribute to this important mission project here at RPC. For more information, contact Jill Sword (jillsword@rogers.com).

The Presbytery of East Toronto will be meeting at Rosedale Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, June 7th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will begin with a Worship Service in the sanctuary, followed by the meeting of the Presbytery in the Great Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The RPC Walking Group will be going for a walk on the afternoon of Saturday, June 11th. Meet outside of the Jane Subway station at 2 pm, and we will be walking on the waterfront trail west of the Humber River. If you plan to attend please email Wes Denyer (wesdenyer@rogers.com).

Sunday School Picnic Join us June 12 for a time of fellowship! Worship, food and fun will help us recognize another successful year of Sunday school. You are invited to bring a salad to share at the bbq; please sign up during coffee hour. For more information contact Jen Bell (education@rpcc.ca).

Messy Church You’re invited for a morning of bbq, balloons and a bouncy castle on June 12th at 11:30! Bring a friend, celebrate summer and enjoy time with our Rosedale family. All are welcome!

The ARISE Ministry will be holding another Outreach Pretty Bag Packaging Day on June 18th at 77 River Street beginning at 1pm. If you are available to help please contact annemiek@sympatico.ca or jillsword@ rogers.com.

Our Mission:

Rosedale seeks to be a vital, growing community of faith, with a glad and generous heart, that shares the blessings of the Christian life.

We witness to Christ in our spiritual vitality and in our social involvement by nurturing all in the Christian life, communicating the gospel to our community, inspiring faithful devotion and service.

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Our next Movie Night will be on Friday, June 10th at 6:30 pm when we will discuss the film “Pride.” Details here.


For more than a year now, Rosedale Presbyterian Church has been preparing to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. We are fortunate to have two co-sponsors working with us: Leaside Presbyterian Church and Morningside-High Park Presbyterian Church, both of which have committed to contribute both financial and volunteer support. Learn more here.


Our thanks to Pat and Tony Keith for sponsoring an afternoon of lively music and fellowship in support of RPC’s refugee family here at Rosedale Presbyterian Church on Sunday March 13, 2016. The recital featured music by composers Puccini, Strauss and Gershwin performed by renowned artists soprano Sara Schabas and pianist Rachel Andrist. Listen here.


On December 20. 2015, under the direction of Dr. Allan Bevan, the RPC Choir and harpist Kristan Toczko performed the Cantata A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 by Benjamin Britten. Listen here.




Exploring Sacred Scripture
A series of four sermons that the Rev. Wes Denyer gave during Epiphany 2015, when he invited us to consider a journey of discovery in search of truth: exploring scripture in the context of our own lives and culture in a meaningful way. You can listen to the sermons here.


We were delighted to have the Rev. Dr. Tom Long as our guest preacher at 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 2, 2014. A video recording of his sermon has been posted here.


On December 15, 2013, under the direction of Dr. Allan Bevan, the Rosedale Presbyterian Church Choir and and string ensemble from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music gave a memorable performance of Leonardo Leo's Magnificat. Video here


Evangel Hall: RPC helps Evangel Hall in aiding those in distress in Toronto's inner city by providing food and clothing and hosting an annual Sunday dinner for about 120 of Evangel Hall's clients.


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