DECEMBER 11th -  NOTICES AT A GLANCE – more details below    

1.   Live Streaming at 10:30 am and Order of Service  

2.   Advent Discussion  

3.   Advent Lessons & Carols  

4.   Christmas Flowers  

5.   Christmas Week Services  

6.   Masking Recommendation  

7.   FaithWorks Appeal  

8.   Offering Envelopes for 2023  

9.   Carolling in the Park

10.  Euchre

11.  Supper at St. Aidan's, Thursday, January 19

12.  Altar Flowers for February

13.  Food Bank Needs

14.  Offerings  


1. Live Streaming at 10:30 am and Order of Service

For those who are not comfortable attending services in person, or are unable to attend, we are live streaming today’s 10:30am Sunday services via Zoom at the link below:

Meeting ID: 916 2846 6455  

Passcode: 548507 

Phone: 647-374-4685

For the order of service for the Advent Season click here:  

2. Advent Discussion 

This Sunday, December 11, we will continue our Advent discussion after the 10.30 service i.e. at 11.30 a.m. in the Willow Room downstairs. The session will conclude no later than 12.30 noon. You don’t need to have attended the first session or to have read the book, Refugia Faith, by Debra Rienstra, to participate fully in the discussion. The session will be led by Martha Asselin and Michael Van Dusen. This is a great Advent exercise! Last week led to a lively conversation on the issues presented by this year’s Advent readings and Rienstra’s fascinating concepts. Links to a discussion guide and a summary of the book are below. There will be no zoom offered this week. If you have questions please contact John Brewin at

Discussion guide: :

Summary of the book Refugia Faith:  

3. Advent Lessons and Carols   

All are invited for our Annual Service of Advent Lessons & Carols on Sunday, December 11th at 3:00pm. This much beloved tradition is based on the Sarum Rite of medieval monastic office of vigils. This year, our focus will be on the O Antiphons of Advent - Beginning on the 17th of December, the Church begins to use the seven “O Antiphons” during Vespers on the days preceding Christmas, calling on the Lord Jesus to hasten quickly and come to His people by invoking several of Christ’s great Messianic titles.  

4. Christmas Flowers

Forms are available at the back of the church for those wishing to contribute to the cost of the Christmas flowers. Sunday December 18 is the deadline for returning the completed form along with your donation. Alternately, you can donate towards the cost of the Christmas flowers on-line. Your donation can be made by e-transfer to . Names to be included in the Christmas leaflets need to be e-mailed to the church office by December 18.  

5. Christmas Week Services at St. Aidan’s 

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve, Family Eucharist with pageant at 4:30 pm, Sung Eucharist at 9 pm; Dec. 25 Christmas Day, Eucharist at 10:30 am;   Jan. 1 New Year’s Day, Eucharist at 10:30 am.  

6. Masking Strongly Recommended Indoors 

Because of the ongoing stress on our hospitals, Bishop Andrew Asbil has issued an important memo “strongly recommending the wearing of masks in indoor public settings, including in our church buildings.” He concludes his plea with these words: “As we come to the end of another difficult year, may God grant that we not tire of caring for our neighbours, but rather work toward the Reign of Christ when all will be reconciled in Him and in true wholeness of health.”  

7. FaithWorks Appeal 

We continue to invite donations to FaithWorks, the Diocese of Toronto’s co-ordinated outreach effort supporting 14 ministry partners who reach out to those in need in our greater Toronto community. The Diocese is also looking donations towards the creation of a Spirit Garden at Toronto City Hall in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call for the installation of Residential School Monuments in each provincial capital. A display and information packages are at the back of the church. You can also access the materials on-line at  

8. Offering Envelopes for 2023

If you would like a set of weekly offering envelopes for 2023, please speak the Donations Secretary, Amy Ferguson at church or by email  If you would prefer to make regular donations using pre-authorized debit (PAG) you can find the sign up form on our website or pick up a paper copy at church. Other donation options are also available, please speak to Amy or email if you have questions. Thank you for your financial support of the ministries at St. Aidan's.  

9. Carolling in the Park is back! 

Tuesday, December 13th, 7:30 pm, Glen Stewart Park. The Salvation Army Band will be there and a visit from Santa Claus at 8 PM.  Hot chocolate and apple cider.  

10. Euchre

Join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm for a fun and friendly evening of progressive Euchre downstairs in the main hall.  Beginners welcome.  $5.00 to play.  All proceeds go to St. Aidan’s Church community outreach.  

11. Supper at St. Aidan's, Thursday, January 19, 5:45pm - 7:15pm

On Thursday, January 19, our parish will host our neighbours in the Beach for dinner and community building.  We hope you will join us, bring your friends and neighbours, and engage with newcomers at the dinner.  RSVP at this link or by phone to the church office.   We also need help with set up, dinner prep, children’s activities, clean up and more; to volunteer at one of our upcoming dinners, please sign up here.  

12. Altar Flowers for February

There are multiple Sundays open for a flower dedication in February of the new year. If you are interested, the cost is $80 for the two vases. Please contact Hian-Lie Liem at

13. Food Bank Needs

Donations of non-perishable food items for the Grace Pascoe Care Centre food bank and the St. John’s Norway food pantry are always welcome. Please place them in the basket in the narthex. Note: empty egg cartons are needed once again.  Your donations are delivered every week or two and are very well received. Thank you!      

14. Offerings - Your regular offerings support the mission and ministry of St Aidan's, and we thank you.  There are a variety of ways to make a donation:

- PAG – set up monthly pre-authorized debits from your bank account directly to St. Aidan’s by completing the authorization form found on the Giving page of our website 

- PAG Changes – to  change the amount of an existing donation, send an email with the details to 

- E-transfer – send to 

- Cheques should be payable to and can be mailed to: The Church of St. Aidan, 2423 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, M4E 1H6, or dropped in our secure mailbox at the north-east corner of the building. - Credit card – click on the link  Canada Helps: St. Aidan's Church