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Harvest Thanksgiving

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday October 11, 2020

  •  Exodus 32:1-14 •  Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 •  Philippians 4:1-9 • Matthew 22:1-14

Harvest Thanksgiving Readings (Click here!)

  • Officiant & Preacher: The Rev. Andrea Christensen
  • Reader:  Ben Conn
  • Reader & Intercessor:  Anne Baillargeon
  • Music:  Elaine Vanderwerf & Angela Gibbon
  • Opening Music:  CP# 381 Praise My Soul
  • Offertory Hymn: CP # 399 Now Thank We All Our God
  • Hymn During Communion: CP# 400 What Wondrous Love Is This
  • Closing Hymn:  Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart, written by Henry Smith, 1978


Thanksgiving Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew:  (copy & paste) 

Remembering Loved Ones: Our All Souls Service of Holy Eucharist is scheduled for Sunday, October 25th. To register the name(s) of your departed loved ones, please submit via email to or call 416-293-5711 x1. The registration deadline is this Friday, October 16th.  -- Danielle      

REACH Grant Application News:  Our gracious thanks to Peter Saarimaki and Ben Conn for sending our grant application to the Bishop’s Office and REACH Committee. The project is entitled: “Vision in a Visual, Virtual World”.  Bishop Kevin has now given his approval, and has asked us to send it on to the REACH Committee for review. Please pray for Peter and for Ben as they “pitch our idea” to the REACH committee over Zoom and await final approval.  (Amount: $5000.)     

Blessings of Thanksgiving: Barbara Broadbent has reported that the Outreach Committee, in the Spirit of Thanksgiving, has pooled their resources in order to provide one hundred $10 gift cards for our homeless guests to use for their Thanksgiving meal this Monday.  Truly a wonderful way to give back to the community.      

Momentum Retreat:  I will be hosting the Diocesan Momentum Retreat for new curates on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  Rev. Kathy is looking forward to presiding over the service of Morning Prayer on Wednesday for the in-person and recorded services.  I will return for Sunday services.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families,