The Month Ahead-March 2020

SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
8:00am - Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer - said)
9:30am - Drop-in Guided Meditation (for 15 minutes - no former knowledge necessary)
10:00am - Holy Eucharist (Book of Alternative Services - sung)

SPECIAL SERVICE THIS MONTH
Sunday, March 1st @10:00am - Contemporary Service. We celebrate the Holy Eucharist on the First Sunday of March with contemporary music and inspiring songs led by Dave Simpson.

REGULAR MIDWEEK SERVICES
Wednesdays @7:00 - 7:30pm (1st week Labyrinth Walk, 2nd week Taizé Prayer, 3rd week Contemplative Eucharist, 4th week Evening Prayer)

WEDNESDAY LENTEN SERIES "THE SIGNS OF LIFE" STARTING ON MARCH 4TH
Wednesdays @7:30pm - 8:30pm. For 5 weeks in Lent, we will explore the topics of Light, Water, Food, Shelter and Community - with the help of a program entitled Signs of Life: Why Church Matters. The Signs of Life - endorsed and recommended by the Bishop of Toronto, The Rt. Rev. Andrew Asbil - is a five-week offering from the Virginia Theological Seminary and the Society of St. John the Evangelist (Anglican monks). This program explores the riches of our worship traditions, liturgy and sacraments, as well as the art and architecture of our sacred spaces, deepening our experience of Christian vocation and guiding us toward ongoing conversion. No former knowledge or experience is necessary and all questions are welcome. 

LENTEN SERMON SERIES ON SUNDAYS FOCUSING ON "THE SIGNS OF LIFE."
As an expansion of the Wednesday Lenten series, the Sunday sermons between March 8 and April 5 will focus on the topics of Light, Water, Food, Shelter and Community, in order to further deepen our understanding of and appreciation for these sacred symbols in the life of our faith community while also revealing the relevance of these symbols in our everyday lives. 
  
SPECIAL EVENT THIS MONTH
Parish Lenten Retreat, Saturday, March 7th from 9:00 am to 12:00pm followed by a light lunch. This is an invitation to create an intentional sacred space of awareness in the midst of our daily lives, using simple methods of prayer to reconnect with the Spirit of God, with the help of guided meditations, reflections on biblical themes, walking the Labyrinth (indoors) and praying together. If you're interested, please talk to Rev. Sándor in person, send an email to him at priest-stthomasshantybay@toronto.anglican.ca or call him at 705-722-7111.`

Cancelled! St. Patrick's Day Dinner, March 20, Friday @6:00-9:00pm. Everyone is invited to celebrate St. Patrick with dinner, music, fun and fellowship. The menu includes corn-beef with potatoes and vegetables, soda bread, beer or juice, coffee/tea & desserts. Suggested donation $10/person (to cover the costs). Please reserve your spot and help us plan the number of seatings by RSVP on Evite (to be sent out next week) at stthomasshantybay@gmail.com or calling the office at 705-722-7111. 

MONTHLY SMALL GROUPS
Church History.  Thursday, March 5 @3:00-4:00pm. We continue our explorations of the church history by watching a 30 min. video produced by a professional church history professor, Dr. Ryan Reeves and then having an informal conversation about the emerging questions. No preparation or previous knowledge necessary.

Book Study. Thursday, March 12 @3:00-4:00pm. We continue our study of The Universal Christ written by one of the most famous contemporary spiritual authors Richard Rohr (coming up ch. 10-12). If you would like to join this small group, please send an email to Rev. Sándor at priest-stthomasshantybay@toronto.anglican.ca

COMING UP IN APRIL
Contemporary Service Apr. 5 (Palm Sunday)
Easter Sunday Apr. 12 (service followed by Easter brunch and egg hunt)

 

   

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Rev. Sándor

Rev. Sándor

 28 Church St, Oro-Medonte, Ontario

Created in April, 2015