St. Aidan’s Holiday Market, Saturday, December 3, 10am to 3 pm.  Bring your friends and neighbours! Lots of unique vendors, bake sale and café.  

DECEMBER 4th  -  NOTICES AT A GLANCE – more details below  

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

2.   Advent Discussion - Dec 4 & 11  

3.   Advent Lessons & Carols - Dec 11  

4.   Christmas Flowers  

5.   Masking Recommendation  

6.   FaithWorks Appeal  

7.   Euchre  

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

9.   Altar Flowers for February

10.  Food Bank Needs

11.  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 and next we are having a one hour Advent discussion after the 10.30 a.m. services in the Willow Room downstairs. Grab a coffee and join us. Michael Van Dusen will lead the Dec 4 group and Martha Asselin will facilitate the discussion on Dec 11. The session will discuss the concept of Refugia Faith as developed by Debra Rienstra and apply it to our Advent preparations. The discussion guide for week one is attached along with a 9 page summary of the book for those who are interested in a fuller understanding (see links below).  Please join us in person downstairs in the Willow Room or via Zoom. Zoom link:

Discussion guide for week one:

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. These are:          

December 17th - O Sapientia (O Wisdom)          

December 18th - O Adonai (O Lord)          

December 19th - O Radix Jesse (O Root of Jesse)          

December 20th - O Clavis David (O Key of David)          

December 21st - O Oriens (O Rising Sun)          

December 22nd - O Rex Gentium (O King of the Nations)          

December 23rd - O Emmanuel (“God with us”)

If one starts with the last title and takes the first letter of each one - Emmanuel, Rex, Oriens, Clavis, Radix, Adonai, Sapientia - the Latin words ERO CRAS are formed, meaning, "Tomorrow, I will come."  

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. 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.”  

6. 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  

7. 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.  

8. 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.  

9. 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

10. 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.  Thank you!

11. 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