April 12, 2024

Dear St. Aidan’s,

I hope you all are finding moments to enjoy the beauty of springtime and all that this Easter season of resurrection and new life brings. Personally, I have felt joyful hearing swallows chirping outside my window and seeing daffodils blooming in the small pollinator garden by the boardwalk.

In two weeks, on Sunday, April 28, we will welcome the Right Reverend Kevin Robertson, our area bishop, who will preach and celebrate the Eucharist as well as confirm several youth and adults. Bishop Kevin is a longtime clergyperson in the Diocese of Toronto and a very engaging, uplifting leader in our Anglican Communion. Please plan on joining us that day, when we will all gather for one worship service at 10:30 a.m.

Following the service, we will host a festive reception celebrating our confirmands and our visit with Bishop Kevin. We are looking for volunteers to help with set up, decorating tables, and clean up, as well as bringing food to share. You can sign up to volunteer your time and bring food through this link or on a paper sign-up sheet in the Narthex (church entryway). Please sign up to help by Wednesday, April 24.

Grace and peace,


Week of April 14 -  NOTICES AT A GLANCE – more details below

  1. Live Streaming at 10:30 a.m., Order of Service
  2. The next Supper at St. Aidan’s
  3. You are invited to our Earth Day Celebration
  4. Elizabeth needs your recycled items
  5. New Psalter Launch
  6. Confirmation and bishop’s visit
  7. Confirmation celebration
  8. Altar flowers dedications
  9. Euchre
  10. Beach Interfaith Outreach
  11. Archive of sermon manuscripts
  12. Announcements for the Notices
  13. Offerings


 1. Live Streaming at 10:30 a.m., Order of Service - The service will be livestreamed at the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91628466455

Meeting ID: 916 2846 6455
Passcode: 548507
Phone: 647-374-4685

To access the Order of Service click here: 


 2. The next Supper at St. Aidan’s is Thurs., Apr. 18, at 5:45 p.m. in the downstairs hall. All are welcome.

 3. You are invited to our Earth Day Celebration on Sat., April 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. We will share stories, activities, and crafts for all ages.

 4. Elizabeth needs your recycled items: jar lids, bottle lids, medium sized tin cans, bubble wrap, newspapers, crayons, and corks for craft-making on Earth Day. Collection basket may be found in the Narthex.

 5. New Psalter Launch: Over the last several months at Emmanuel College, our Music Ministry Coordinator Michael Pirri, has been compiling a psalter for his Integrative Practicum as part of the Master of Sacred Music program. This new resource is developed for The Liturgical Psalter approved for use by The Anglican Church of Canada General Synod in 2016. We’ve already been singing from this resource this year, but Michael will be presenting this completed work, along with a new website, next Sat., April 13, at 11 a.m. You can register for the webinar by visiting www.plainsong.org.

 6. Confirmation and bishop’s visit: On Sun., April 28, we will welcome our area bishop, the Right Reverend Kevin Robertson, who will preach, confirm youth and adults, and celebrate the Eucharist. We will gather for just one worship service that day, at 10:30 a.m., with a festive reception to follow to welcome our bishop and honour our confirmands.

 7. Confirmation celebration: We will gather for an extra special reception following the 10:30 service on Sun., April 28. Please sign up to bring food items and/or to do volunteer tasks on the sign-up sheet found in the Narthex (church entry) or in the weekly e-notices. Thanks in advance for helping make this a festive day in the life our church!

 8. Altar flower dedications: Several dates from April to August are open. See the binder in the Narthex for a full list of dates. If you would like to donate for a specific date, please fill in the information on the list.

 9. Euchre: Join us on Tuesday nights from 7-9 p.m. for a fun and friendly evening of progressive Euchre downstairs in the main hall. Beginners welcome. $5.00 to play. All proceeds go to our community outreach.

10. Beach Interfaith Outreach: Locations and dates are listed in the Beach Metro News. Tues., April 23, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. is the next lunch here. As part of St. Aidan’s involvement in the Beach Interfaith Outreach Committee, we support the Grace Pascoe Care Centre. Your weekly donations (to the basket by the church office) are gratefully received.

11. An archive of sermon manuscripts by Rev. Becky, along with sermons and weekly reflections by Deacon Michael, can be found on our website: https://staidansinthebeach.com/services/pages/sermons-and-reflections

12. Announcements for the Notices: Please submit announcements for the weekly notices to office@staidansinthebeach.com by Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Notices may be edited for clarity and conciseness.

13. Offerings - Thank you for your support. There are a variety of ways to make your 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 https://www.staidansinthebeach.com/giving 
  • PAG Changes – to change the amount of an existing donation, send an email with the details to donations@staidansinthebeach.com 
  • E-transfer – send to donations@staidansinthebeach.com 
  • Envelopes to obtain a set of weekly offering envelopes, send a request to donations@staidansinthebeach.com 
  • 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 beside the front door.