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  • Rosedale Presbyterian Church
    Are Spoken arr by Gordon Young Announcements RPC DVD Lending Library We are pleased to offer a DVD lending service from RPC s library Please sign them out on the cards provided by indicating your name phone or email and date taken and returned They can be put back on the shelf in alphabetical order by movie name These DVDs have been used for our monthly movie nights and we should have two copies of each Please check at home and return any that say To be returned to Rosedale Presbyterian Church We now have only 1 copy of many of our DVDs Speak to Anne Donaldson Page or email adonaldson page rogers com with any comments or questions Enjoy and help us maintain this service New Hearing Assistive System has been installed in the church Please speak to the Church Custodian Marc Roberts if you would like to use it Refugee Sponsorship Project Furniture and Household Items Pat and Tony Keith will be co ordinating the effort to collect furniture and household items for our refugee family If you have items which you believe would be useful in setting up a new household please hold on to them and inform Pat numquam interlog com or Tony tkeith interlog com what you are willing to donate to this project The Bridge Scrabble and Cribbage Group will meet on Thursday February 4 and on Thursday February 18 This is a casual friendly group which welcomes newcomers Tea and coffee will be served at 12 30 pm Play begins at 1 00 pm Please feel welcome to participate in this group when you re available even if you re unable to attend regularly Presbyterian Church in Canada Request for Feedback on LGBT Inclusiveness within the Church may be submitted for consideration to survey presbyterian ca You may learn more about this discussion through the website http www presbyterian ca and following the links for the Body Mind and Soul Study Guide In order to have your feedback considered by national committees reporting to this year s General Assembly please submit your response by February 19th Presbyterian Young People s PYPS Winter Weekend will be held at Erindale Presbyterian Church Mississauga on the weekend of Feb 12th to 14th and all young people ages 14 25 are invited to attend Throughout the weekend The Rev Mike Burns will provide leadership as we contemplate the question As Christians and Canadians how much are we responsible for people elsewhere in the world PYPS events are organized by youth for youth and seek to deepen our faith and understanding of God as well as build our sense of community For more details and a registration form visit cnobpyps com or speak with Jen Bell education rpcc ca Manna Day at Crieff Hills Retreat and Conference Center The Spirituality of Gardening on Thursday February 25th from 10 30am to 3 00pm with guest speakers Rev Linda Ashfield and Rev Kristine O Brien Join us as we explore

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  • Rosedale Presbyterian Church
    service Initally there were approximately 50 communicants and an average Sunday School class of 31 children By the early 1950 s a second service was required and more space was needed for a Christian education and larger Sunday School area With the inspiration vision and guidance of Dr James D Smart Rosedale s minister at that time the Christian Education building was erected and occupied on September 18 1955 The

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  • Rosedale Presbyterian Church
    Istvan Anhalt Howard Bashaw Allan Bell Clifford Crawley David Eagle Malcolm Forsyth Paul McIntyre and William Jordan Dr Bevan holds the M Mus degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Alberta and a Ph D in Composition from the University of Calgary His choral compositions have been awarded significant prizes in Canadian American and European composition competitions He is the winner of the 2002 Ruth Watson Henderson Award for his motet Peace and he is a three time recipient of first prize awards in the Association of Canadian Choral Conductor s Composition Competitions for his music for treble voices 2000 2002 2004 His To Morning a recent composition for string orchestra was awarded the Member s Prize in the 2006 Mozart 250 competition sponsored by Chamber Orchestra Kremlin of Moscow Dr Bevan s Passion Oratorio Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode was selected as the Outstanding Choral Work by The Association of Canadian Choral Conductors at their biennial convention in 2008 He has been commissioned to compose for many of Canada s finest choirs including outstanding ensembles such as Pro Coro Canada I Coristi the Vancouver Chamber Choir and Chorus Niagara as well as by the international touring ensemble Les

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  • Rosedale Presbyterian Church
    more information please contact Christian Education Co ordinator Jennifer Bell at education rpcc ca HOME ABOUT RPC MUSIC YOUTH OUTREACH MINISTRY CONTACT E mail office rpcc ca 2003 Rosedale Presbyterian

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  • Rosedale Presbyterian Church
    urgent appeal for financial assistance to build a church in China Diverting funds from her own construction budget Rosedale sent 3000 for the construction of the first Rosedale Church in Hunan Province China in 1908 Following the First World War Rosedale Memorial Hospital was built to provide medical services in northern Ontario at Matheson What was to be a congregational young women s project to support the salary of one nurse developed into the funding of a full medical facility The people of Rosedale Presbyterian Church continue to engage in missional activity to this day Members of our congregation support the ministries of Evangel Hall Portland Place and Out of the Cold and are becoming more involved in the St James Town after school Homework Club This after school programme is an ecumenical venture with four other local congregatons To volunteer with the St James Town Homework Club or to find out more please contact co ordinator Suchana Pandey email address suchanapandey gmail com As a community of faith we desire to build upon our long standing commitment to express love for God and for our neighbours to the ends of the earth This page is a resource for those

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  • Rosedale Presbyterian Church
    1988 he was called to Unionville Presbyterian Church a church extension charge During his time in Unionville the congregation constructed their first church building and grew in size from 70 to 230 members In 2000 Wes was called to St Andrew s Presbyterian Church a 650 member congregation in Brampton s old historic downtown core During his ministry the congregation has welcomed 350 new members developed the adult Christian Education programme accomplished almost one million dollars of restoration and renovation work to the church building and infrastructure and the St Andrew s Food Bank has grown to become the congregation s central mission activity as it distributes 10 000 packages of food each year Wes has served at various levels of church government within the Presbyterian Church in Canada At the presbytery level he has served as Clerk Moderator and Convenor of the Ministry Committee At the national level he has served as Convenor for the New Church Development Committee the Stewards by Design National Organization Team and the Emmaus Project National Design Team Wes has also served on the Stewardship Advisory Committee the Knox College Board of Directors and Development Committee and Assembly Council As a leadership style Wes

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  • Rosedale Presbyterian Church
    is an attempt to translate into English letters a Greek word that is found in the New Testament Kaluo means to stop or to hinder and it is found in both passages of Scripture we are reading this Sunday The passage from the Book of Acts is about the disciple Philip being asked by an Ethiopian eunuch whether there is any reason to kaluo his being baptized into the Christian faith In ancient Jewish tradition eunuchs were not considered to be worthy of full inclusion However in this passage the disciple Philip sets aside this ancient law and welcomes the Ethiopian eunuch into the church community Could it be that God will not kaluo anyone whose desire is full membership in the church of Jesus Christ APRIL 26 2015 Just Plant the Seeds In the 13th chapter of Matthew Jesus tells the Parable of the Sower and then interprets the story for his disciples Some of the seeds fall on ground that can t support their growth but most amazingly some seed falls on good ground and actually produces a harvest In the real world we never know how and to whom the possibility of growth and spiritual maturity may come APRIL 19 2015 Come and See By Rebecca Jess Co Director Cairn Family of Camps The mission of Cairn Family of Camps operated by the Presbyterian Church in Canada is to share God s love through Christian camping and to ensure that its family of camps and their leaders provide supportive ministry and transformative programming In her sermon Rebecca describes how camp creates incredible bonds between people and the community allowing them to take one more step along their personal journey of faith APRIL 12 2015 In the Witness Box Over the years there have been all kinds of theories put forward to explain away the resurrection of Jesus He had a twin brother The disciples stole the body He wasn t really dead just passed out and they put him in a tomb and then he revived There are a lot of stories like that but the church people of faith have always insisted that God raised Jesus from the dead We can t prove this but we are called to witness to this That may mean from time to time we will find ourselves in the witness box and asked Now tell us the truth Why is it that you trust in God MARCH 29 2015 PALM SUNDAY Made Perfect in Weakness On Palm Sunday we remember the triumphant parade of Jesus into the city of Jerusalem where crowds gathered along the route of the parade They lay down their cloaks and palm branches and cry out Hosanna But only a few days later the crowds have faded away and Jesus is crucified What happens when power turns to weakness and the humility of God meets the vanity of human pride Is it possible that love peace and justice are more powerful than the sword MARCH 22 2015 Bearing the Image of God Some people have taken up the habit of wearing a bracelet with the initials WWJD engraved upon it The bracelets are a reminder to live and act as Jesus did What Would Jesus Do Are we supposed to be willing and able to fully trust in God no matter what the cost just as Jesus did Jesus was faithful to God even death on the cross Is that level of commitment expected of us What if we fail As Scripture tells us we are made in the image of God but what if we fall short MARCH 15 2015 This is My Story An encounter with a roadside shrine to an accident victim causes some puzzlement From the items on display at the makeshift shrine it s hard to tell the meaning and central theme of the person s life The Christian faith provides a central theme to life but in 2015 it s easy to lose track of the story The world is such an ambivalent and confusing place that it s hard to know the difference between the right path and the wrong path This Sunday morning we think about the story of our life Does our own life tell a story with a central theme and meaning Is the story of our life one that leads to a deep and mature relationship to God MARCH 8 2015 Trouble at the Temple Some years back the Reverend Wes Denyer was asked by a lawyer Why do you think Jesus was arrested and crucified There may be many reasons why this happened but certainly one contributing factor was the event that we have come to call Jesus cleansing the Temple Why was Jesus so upset that he began to overturn the tables of the money changers and the merchants outside the Temple Was it for the reasons we usually think of or was there a deeper theological significance behind this dramatic episode which occurred so close to the end of Jesus earthly ministry MARCH 1 2015 Can God Be Trusted As the earthly ministry of Jesus was coming to a close with Jesus and the disciples moving towards Jerusalem it became apparent to the disciples that circumstances were moving towards a climax At least two of the followers of Jesus James and John became concerned over what was going to happen with them or to them in the coming days Would they be okay Did Jesus have a plan Was God about to intervene on their behalf This Sunday we will look at two different passages featuring these brothers James and John as they began to wonder can God be trusted a question contemporary followers of Jesus continue to ponder FEBRUARY 22 2015 The First Sunday in Lent By Philip Yoo Philip defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Oxford last September He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto a Master of Divinity from Knox College and a Master of Sacred Theology from Yale Divinity School He has taught Classical Hebrew at Oxford presented papers at international conferences and published articles on the Old Testament FEBRUARY 8 2015 The Comforting Prophet By the Reverend Dr Charles Fensham Although fear is something that all of us experience at some point in our lives we can find solace and inspiration in the words of Isaiah which assure us that despite evidence to the contrary God is in control and that comfort justice and love will be brought to this earth See November 16 2014 sermon for more information about the Reverend Dr Charles Fensham FEBRUARY 1 2015 Grounded in Scripture We live in a world of constant change bombarded by news from the television and the Internet Many families no longer live close enough to one another to offer companionship and support So little in life is stable and firm With lifestyles like this how can we feel grounded in something that will be trustworthy in good times and in bad Scripture and faith are designed to form and shape us to make it possible for us to trust in God The Bible does this as it explores the nature of God and the ways in which God has been active in the history of the world and individual human lives As scripture explores universal themes we may find ourselves reassured of God s benevolent purposes towards us Part 4 of 4 in the 2015 Exploring Sacred Scripture series of sermons JANUARY 25 2015 Language of the Heart The left side of the human brain is logical factual sequential and judicious The right side of the brain is intuitive artistic and emotional As far back as the Greek and Roman Empires these differences were apparent They said When Cicero finished his speech all Rome went about saying What a fine speech Cicero gave today When Demosthenes spoke the Greeks said Let us march Cicero spoke to the head Demosthenes spoke to the heart In this sermon we will explore the different ways in which scripture speaks to us with a particular emphasis on the way the parables of Jesus speak to the heart Part 3 of 4 in the 2015 Exploring Sacred Scripture series of sermons JANUARY 18 2015 Warning God at Work By the Rev Stephen Kendall For Christians the church is usually characterized as being a place of comfort one that provides a civilizing taming and subduing contrast to life in the 21st century But could it be that all of this might be disrupted by a call from God The Rev Stephen Kendall reminds us that although we can never predict when God will call make no mistake He will call and when He does it will change us profoundly Rev Kendall is Principal Clerk of Assembly at the National Office of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and regularly attends Rosedale Presbyterian Church JANUARY 11 2015 It s Not that Far Away Sometimes it may be challenging to connect with the stories of scripture thousands of years old What could those stories have to say about life in 2015 Is it possible when we discover the heart of a scriptural story staying with it long enough so that deep speaks to deep that we may find it s not as far away as we thought In this sermon we will explore sacred stories that may be just as relevant today as when they were first written Part 2 of 4 in the 2015 Exploring Sacred Scripture series of sermons JANUARY 4 2015 The Stories of our People On a trip to Israel in 1996 the Rev Wes Denyer listened to an Israeli tank commander tell the story of an ancient battle of the Hebrew people as though he were there It was his story The stories of scripture can become our stories as we read them as we explore and argue with them immersing ourselves in the foundational words of Christian faith Part 1 of 4 in the 2015 Exploring Sacred Scripture series of sermons DECEMBER 28 2014 The Good Life Despite all the difficulties and tragedies in the world today it is still the best possible world that God has created for us to live in So maybe the good life is not about being more comfortable Perhaps it s more about being challenged to develop those qualities and characteristics that will make us fully human and fulfill the image of God that was placed in each and every one of us at the moment of our creation That spark of God is alive within us all and God s desire is to fan that spark into a flame CHRISTMAS EVE DECEMBER 24 2014 5pm No Room at the Inn The Rev Wes Denyer tells the story of the birth of Jesus from the standpoint of a bemused innkeeper as the evening s events unfold and the significance of them slowly dawns upon him SUNDAY DECEMBER 14 2014 The Face of Christ At Christmas time we experience the presence of God in the face of a small child in a manger Emmanuel God with us God with us is not conditional on how good we are or how often we go to church or whether we believe everything we re told God with us is offered generously and without condition opening the door to the possibility of mystery and miracle in the midst of ordinary human life SUNDAY DECEMBER 7 2014 The Glory of the Lord In the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke shepherds hear angels sing surrounded by the glory of the Lord What pushed back the darkness that night was nothing less than the glory of the Lord What could this mean for us today Perhaps it is the power to enter into Christmas like a child lifting us beyond cynicism and beyond all our questions to the place in the human soul where hope lives where a little bit of the glory of the Lord can shine upon us at Christmas with peace goodwill and a brighter vision of the future SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16 2014 Spirit of Life By the Reverend Dr Charles Fensham In this sermon Dr Charles Fensham reminds us that the Gospel of which we as Christians proclaim is essentially the good news of full meaningful and abundant life Dr Fensham was born in Stellenbosch South Africa He was ordained in 1982 in South Africa and served as Pastor in Congregations in South Africa and also taught at the University of South Africa During the 1980 s Charles ministered in inter cultural youth work in France Switzerland and the South Pacific After being involved in the Anti Apartheid movement in South Africa Charles moved to Canada in 1988 and ministered in two congregations in Southern Ontario In 2008 Charles published Emerging from the Dark Age Ahead The Future of the North American Church His latest book is To the Nations for the Earth A Missional Spirituality SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9 2014 Sometimes You Can t Pull Over Life is very hard and challenging for those who must live through war whether as a soldier or a civilian There is fear and death grieving and loss However it is not just during times of war that we experience this From time to time we are all tested by the circumstances of life This Sunday we will reflect upon the spiritual and emotional maturity we will need when we face times of hardship and suffering something we all encounter on our journey through life SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2 2014 Afternoon Service Learning How to Tell Time By Rev Dr Thomas Long In exploring the story in John 11 1 21 in which Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead Dr Long examines the concept of time from his uniquely Christian perspective Dr Long is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology Emory University Atlanta GA and the author or editor of 14 books on preaching and worship He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church U S A and in 1996 was named one of the twelve most effective preachers in the English speaking world by Baylor University A video recording of this sermon has been posted here SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2 2014 Morning Service Getting the Kid Done As we celebrate the baptisms this Sunday of Julien Thomas Guillot and Olivier Jan Guillot infant children of Thomas Guillot and Michelle Miller Guillot we reflect on the meaning of baptism Why do we baptize our children What if anything happens to a child when they are baptized As a community of faith here at Rosedale what responsibilities do we have for children who are baptized in our church SUNDAY OCTOBER 26 2014 A Deeper Truth When we see the news it s easy to become despondent over the circumstances which challenge the human race troubles in the Middle East Ebola in West Africa the growing divide between rich and poor and just this week the attack on Parliament Hill Is philosopher Thomas Hobbes correct Life is poor nasty brutish and short What does scripture have to tell us about the condition of human life is there hope SUNDAY OCTOBER 19 2014 In a Mirror Dimly The famous passage on love in I Corinthians 13 is a very popular reading at weddings The first verses speak of the power and nature of love but then this piece of scripture moves on We are invited to put away childish things to understand all mysteries and all knowledge and to look forward to that day when we will no longer see in a mirror dimly but face to face Is it possible that even today if we take our eyes off the reflection of ourselves we won t simply see God dimly we will see God everywhere SUNDAY OCTOBER 12 2014 Don t Forget to Give Thanks By Philip Yoo In this Thanksgiving sermon Philip Yoo uses the story of Jesus healing the 10 lepers in Luke 17 as a reminder to be be thankful to God for all the good things that He has given us Philip recently defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Oxford He holds a B Comm from Toronto M Div from Knox College and an S T M from Yale Divinity School He has taught Classical Hebrew at Oxford presented papers at international conferences and published articles on the Old Testament in scholarly journals He is under the care of the Presbytery of Han Ca East SUNDAY OCTOBER 5 2014 The Second Bowl of Ice Cream It is often assumed that the Church is in the business of making people feel guilty and miserable about themselves and that the way to enjoy a guilt free existence is to stay away from the Church Is it possible that the opposite is true Perhaps the Christian faith is not the source of guilt but the cure for guilt The Apostle Paul puts it this way not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law but one that comes through faith in Christ the righteousness from God based on faith So often the world declares you re not good enough but God s promise made tangible in the Sacrament of Holy Communion is one of acceptance forgiveness and love SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28 2014 The Terror that Flies at Noon The ancient Greek philosopher Plato observed that some talented and successful people who were doing extremely well in life would suddenly enter a period in which they would lose all appetite and interest in what they re doing This malaise may afflict not only individuals but churches as well Sometimes under these circumstances we seek new and innovative strategies to motivate ourselves but in today s reading from the Letter to the Philippians the Apostle Paul suggests a completely different approach that defies the understanding and wisdom of the world SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21 2014 The Food Called Remember Do

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  • Rosedale Presbyterian Church
    1931 Fax 416 921 7497 E mail office rpcc ca Office Hours Tuesdays 10 am 3 pm Thursdays 10 am 3 pm Fridays 10 am 2 pm Minister The Rev Wes Denyer wesdenyer rogers com 416 271 2233 cell Director of Music Dr Allan Bevan allanbevan cogeco ca Christian Education Co ordinator Jennifer Bell education rpcc ca Church Administrator Brooke Alyea office rpcc ca HOME ABOUT RPC MUSIC YOUTH OUTREACH

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