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Zacchaeus the Tax Collector in the Sycamore Tree
(Luke 19:1-10)

This Sunday (October 30) is Reformation Sunday and the Reverend Wes Denyer will be preaching a sermon entitled "A Wee Little Man and a Weeping Man."

The Order of Service including announcements has been posted here.

Music during the service will include prelude Prelude and 'Fiddle' Fugue in D by J.S. Bach, anthems O Lord, increase our faith by Henry Loosemore and Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace by Samuel Sebastian Wesley. The postlude will be Fanfare for Reformation by Walter Pelz. Music notes here.

The Rosedale Presbyterian Church Artisan Artisan Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 6 from noon to 5 p.m. If you would like to participate in this show, please contact either Jill Sword (jillsword@rogers.com) or the Church Office for more information..

The Globe and Faith. The great 20th century theologian Karl Barth said, "We must hold the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other." In this quote, Barth invites us to view the news though scriptural lenses, and to view scripture through cultural lenses. Each one informs and sheds light on the other. We are forming a new group to try and accomplish that task - a discussion group where we consider the stories we read in the Globe and Mail in the light of our Christian faith. We will meet weekly in the lounge on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 am to noon over tea, coffee and cookies. Please feel welcome to participate in this group when you're available, even if you're unable to attend regularly. Begins on Wednesday, September 28th. For more information please contact Wes Denyer who will be facilitating this conversation each week.


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.

Life is full of milestones that mark the journey and shape our understanding of who we are - and at Rosedale Presbyterian Church we're here for you to help you celebrate these milesones in a meaningful way. Find out more here.


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

Movie Discussion Group: Please meet in the church lounge on Friday, October 28th at 6:30 pm to discuss the film "The Man Who Knew Infinity." Details here.

The Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, November 10th at 12:30 pm in the lounge. Please bring your lunch - tea and coffee will be provided. We will be discussing Wake by Anna Hope and Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva by Rosemary Sullivan. All are welcome!

This Year's Gala Dinner and Auction will be held on Saturday, November 12th. Be sure and save that date in your calendar! More information here.

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

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

You are invited to a Piano Recital with Algerian pianist Mehdi Ghazi (pictured above): Sunday, November 6, at 4 pm here at RPC.

Rev. Dr. William J. Klempa was a co-minister at Rosedale from 1970-74 and then minister from 1974-78 and is to receive an award recognizing his life's work at a Dinner to be held at Knox College on Saturday, November 5th. Details here.

REST, RENEW, RELAX! A Retreat for Young Moms: January 14th-15th with speaker Rev. Kristine O'Brien at Crieff Hills Retreat and Conference Centre. Moms of young children are invited to come away for a night at Crieff. This would make a great Christmas gift for mom! Details here.

On Wednesday, August 31, the Reverend Wes Denyer was invited to be interviewed on CBC radio's Metro Morning to discuss the latest information that has received from the government regarding our refugee family. Listen 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. 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.