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CHRIST CHURCH DEER PARK, TORONTO, CANADA VOLUME 39, NUMBER 3 Displayed in the Atrium, this painting represents the history of Christ Church Deer Park. The painting, by Lorraine B. Hovey, was commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of Christ Church Deer Park and presented to the church in memory of Mr. and Mrs. A.F.D. Lace, 1970 HERALD

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Displayed in the Atrium, this painting represents the history of Christ Church Deer Park.The painting, by Lorraine B. Hovey, was commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of Christ Church Deer Park

and presented to the church in memory of Mr. and Mrs. A.F.D. Lace, 1970


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HERALD is published six times a year(Sept, Oct/Nov, Dec/Jan, Feb/Mar,Apr/May, June/July) by

Christ Church Deer Park1570 Yonge StreetToronto ON M4T 1Z8Tel: 416.920.5211Fax:

We welcome your submissions. E-mail: jk[email protected] the editor (e-mail below).PARISH CLERGY

RectorThe Rev. Kevin RobertsonAssociate PriestThe Rev. Canon Douglas GraydonAssistant CurateThe Rev. Julie MeakinHonorary AssistantsThe Rev. Dr. Peter SlaterThe Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, Ecumenical Partner, United Church of Canada

Organist & Director of MusicEric RobertsonDirector of Children’s EducationNatalie KempCORPORATION

Rector’s WardenGenevieve ChornenkiPeople’s Warden Carolyn KearnsFinance Warden/TreasurerRobert MorrowDeputy WardenHenry Zaluski


EditorJoyce Hamilton ([email protected])MembersHenry Zaluski, Photos: Deirdre Malone, Henry Zaluski,Peter Curzon, Kate RiegerWebmasterBrian DenchPARISH STAFF

Dirctor of Parish OperationsPaul MarrittBookkeeperElisabeth LunderSextonDenis Delisle

Dear friends,I want to begin by thanking you for the gift of Sabbath time this summer. As many of you know, I have been away from the parish since late May, and havespent the past few months caring for our young family at home. Those of you who are parents will know it ís a full-time job! But in my ‘spare time’, I alsoworked towards professional development goals, which included some reading onleadership in a rapidly changing church and world. One of my other goals was tovisit other churches, to see how they are striving to do the work of the Gospel inthe midst of change, and trying to meet the needs of the people of God in theirown contexts. This was fascinating stuff! Some churches had modern music, whileothers had medieval chant; some churches were huge and some were small; somewere prosperous, while others were just trying to keep their heads above water;some were hopeful, and others seemed to despair. Some Sunday mornings, Iwalked away from church buoyed, while other times I felt discouraged. It was verygood to get a glimpse into other communities of faith, and I hope that after all ofthis ‘research’, I am returning to CCDP with a sense of what we’re doing well andwhat we might do better. I certainly return with an appreciation for all of you, andyour tremendous commitment to each other and to the mission of God in thisplace.This fall season is shaping up to be a wonderfully active time in the life of ourcommunity. In the pages of this newsletter and on the website, you will read aboutsome of the things that are planned: the Blessing of Animals, the Rummage Saleand Christmas Fair, various education programs, baptisms, confirmations, socialevents, special services and much more. A rather bittersweet event for us thismonth will be our farewell to Jean King. We are delighted that she is retiring topursue her many interests including travel, but we will miss her terribly. For over24 years, Jean has been an outstanding parish administrator. She has helped to holdthe corporate memory of this parish through times of clergy transition and changein lay leadership. She has been invaluable in the day-to-day operations of thisparish, and has overseen volunteers and various staff members with sensitivity andhumour. I hope you will plan to join us as we celebrate and give thanks for herministry among us. Jean’s farewell reception will take place on Friday, September20th from 3:00-5:30 pm in Elliott Hall. A few words will be shared at 4:30 p.m.We look forward to welcoming Paul Marritt, our new Director of ParishOperations, and I hope you will extend to Paul a warm CCDP welcome as he gets settled in.As we look ahead to a new year and new opportunities, let us never forget to seizeeach moment that God has given us. This community exists first and foremost forthe world outside our walls, and each day is a new chance to engage others, totransform and be transformed by the living Spirit of God that dwells within each of




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us. If you haven’t done so already, please consider usingyour unique talents within this place. May God’s power,continuously working through us, do infinitely more thanwe could ask for or imagine.Yours faithfully,

The Reverend Kevin Robertson, Rector

Welcome Paul Marritt

BORN AND RAISED IN CAMBRIDGE ONTARIO, Paul attendedLakehead University for Business Administration andGeorge Brown College for Chef Training.He worked for Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship/PioneerCamps for over 25 years in Food Service, Administrationand Accounting, and for the past four years at WalmerRoad Baptist Church in the Office /Rental administration,Accounting, and Property Management departments.A member and Treasurer of Grace Presbyterian Church,Westhill, Paul enjoys cooking, travel and... making maplesyrup! (Some for the Christmas Fair perhaps?)He is looking forward to new experiences and serving ourGod at Christ Church Deer Park....and I know that we will give Paul both a warm CCDPwelcome and patient and generous assistance as he learnsabout us in his new position as Director of ParishOperations.

Whither Jean...?TRAVEL IS FIRST ON THE LIST.One daughter has been studying in England. The plan isto meet her in Rome and spend about a month there...Jean’s husband, Patrick, is interested in language and hopesto pick up some Italian courses. Jean will also look intolanguage but, more particularly, Italian cooking.From there, they will tour through the East, (Viet Nam,Laos and Cambodia are on the agenda), as they make their way to Darwin, Australia, where Patrick has a workcontract. In all, they will probably be away for about sixmonths.After that, whatever Jean decides to do (yet to be determined),we can be assured that it will be enjoined with her naturalenthusiasm and dedication.And so, sadly, we bid her farewell...but wish her well (withperhaps the hope that she will come back to visit us oneday and tell us of her adventures).

Please plan to drop by... as we bid farewell

to Jean King (on her last day with us), at a reception to celebrate and thank her for

her invaluable contribution to this parish over the past 24 years. She will be missed.

Friday, September 203:00 - 5:30 pm

Elliott Hall

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If you are able, join us for the Wednesday morningEucharist at 7:30 am in the Chapel and either stay forbreakfast or head off to work. Spending 5 minutes at the beginning and ending of eachday in prayer, whether speaking to God or listening to Godin silent prayer, will also ground you as you go about yourdaily tasks. Practicing silent prayer twice a day has definitelybeen a grounding force in my own life. I’ve found that thetime ‘given up’ is regained because I am more focused andso use time more wisely and efficiently. When we spend time with God we are moving our wholebeing - body, mind, and spirit - into a greater harmony andclarity. We are more able to be attentive to people and tosituations. We are more able to live in the present moment.When we spend time with God we come to know the giftof our own being, that we are loved and know that love isthe centre of our being. This is a great stabilizing force, tobe sure! Knowing this is not as easy or as simple as it sounds,because we often feel unworthy of love, that we’re not goodenough, that we just don’t measure up. That is why knowingwe are loved is such a freeing experience, “the glorious liberty of the children of God”, as St.Paul puts it. When we spend time with God we may find that our desiresmay shift, that we become less reactive, more measured andpatient. Our relationships may also improve. A still, calm centre helps to navigate through the manydemands we face each day. Of course, all of this takes time, but if we get into thehabit, especially if we can do this with our families, we willsee subtle changes happening. I encourage you to take up one of these daily practices (ifyou haven’t already!) and find “the peace that passes allunderstanding” in the midst of our hectic, crazy, but amazing lives. Cheers!

The Reverend Julie Meakin, Assistant Curate

Greetings! I hope that everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer, and that you were able to get somedowntime that is much needed in our increasingly hecticworld. As we swing into the fall, no doubt many of us will be thinking about how “crazy busy” life will become.Children and young people will not only be engaged atschool but also involved in various activities,The question we may ask is, “How can I stay groundedand centered in the midst of this busyness? How can I notfeel pulled in a thousand different directions, with toomuch to do and not enough time or energy to do them?How will I know what requests to say “yes” to and what tosay “no” to, or “maybe”?” Try this. Spend a few minutes at the beginning and end ofeach day being attentive to God. This could take the form of saying the Lord’s Prayer, or afavourite Psalm, like Psalm 28: The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted inHim, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,And with my song I will praise Him.Or Psalm 23, which most people know by heart. Evenrepeating a line every so often during the day may be helpful:Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of mylife, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.Morning and Evening Prayer are a staple of our Anglicantradition, easily found online and of course in the BAS.Check out for an online version. If you are sitting in the subway on the way to work youcan also listen to morning prayer podcasts. The EpiscopalChurch in Garrett County, Maryland, has a nice one: Scripture is made helpful by two little booklets:Forward Day by Day and Our Daily Bread. Both are avail-able here at the church. They contain a Bible verse and avery short commentary for each day.


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to pray. And some are gifted with the patience to attend to those in need.If you are interested, or simply curious, please plan toattend the September 15th information session. It willbegin at 11:30 am, after worship, in the Arthur SmithRoom. Questions can be directed towards either DavidMoore or Reverend Canon Douglas Graydon, AssociateClergy.

Reverend Canon Douglas Graydon. Associate Priest


THE CNE AIR SHOW HAS COME AND GONE and summer isofficially over. Children have returned to school and work-places are gearing back up to full speed. While Toronto’ssummer humidity lingers, the slower pace of July andAugust are fading fast away.This fall will see a new initiative in parish ministry begin.The Lay Ministry Committee, chaired by David Moore,will launch its Congregational Care program with an information session scheduled for Sunday September 15th.Over the past year, the Lay Ministry Committee hasresearched various models of healing ministry and has canvassed parishioners on the pastoral care needs of thecongregation. Research shows there is an interest in developing a care program involving lay pastoral visiting,lay anointing and friendly visiting. Each has a unique ministry profile and each requires different levels of trainingand commitment.Friendly visiting is exactly what it says it is. Parishionerswill volunteer to keep in touch with shut-in’s or those whoare only able to worship at CCDP on occasion. Lay pastoralvisitors would be those who pledge to visit parishioners inneed for a limited, usually weekly, period of time. Layanointers would be those who are interested in building upa ministry of healing at CCDP through the recognizedpractice of anointing with oil those who seek God’s healinggrace.Training workshops are scheduled for each. Friendly visitorsand lay pastoral visitors will be invited to attend two work-shops, scheduled for Saturday, October 26th and Saturday,November 2nd. Parishioners interested in Lay Anointingwill be required to attend a weekend workshop planned forNovember 22-24th.It is the hope of the Congregational Care Program thatthose interested in exploring a healing ministry here atCCDP will find the resources, community and prayerfulsupport of others who are also engaged in building such ahealing presence throughout the parish. As Christ remindsus, God equips us with the variety of skills required tobuild up our community of faith. As some are teachers andothers are preachers, some are leaders and some are called

Coming Up!New Life in Baptism!Sunday, September 15

The sacrament of baptism is a wonderful opportunity forthe community to come together as we celebrate new lifeamong us. Baptism is not only a rite for infants, but forpeople of all ages. At the 10 am service we will welcomefive children into the Church.

Confirmation!Sunday, September 29

Bishop Yu will confirm eight of our young people at the10 am service. That day is also “Back to Church” Sunday,so be sure to invite a friend to church.Please keep the baptism and confirmation candidates inyour prayers.

Blessing of the Animals!Sunday, October 6th - 12:30 pm

One of our most popular services. It’s takingplace in the church, with human and petrefreshments afterwards out on the lawn(weather permitting) or in the bell tower.

Ask your friends and neighbours to join us.

In Heaven it is always autumn. John DonneSaturday, November 9th

Join us for a Quiet Day at St. John’s Convent. 9:30 am - 3:30 pmPlease see the Rev. Julie Meakin for details.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 510:00 am - 1:00 pm

THE FALL RUMMAGE SALE WILL BE UPON US before weknow mark your calendars now...And, whether you are downsizing or just reorganizing,please remember the Rummage Sale! Please look throughyour closets...make room for the new and let us have whatyou don’t need anymore...(you can tell your friends too.)Drop off your items in the box in the Atrium...any time.And as the date draws nearer you will be hearing fromme...count on it!Thank you,Maxine Henry, Rummage Sale [email protected] 416-590-1008


Feel like being more involved? Don’t have much time, but want to help out? Feeling new, but want to join in? Been here a while, but haven’t been involved? Have ideas to share?

Join us!THERE’S LIFE HERE in what we do, how we get together and what gets done.New members are always welcome to join any group atCCDP...choose one that interests you.

Volunteers Welcome!TAKE A TURN at the Holy Grounds Café...with a friend, as a’s fun and your efforts are always appreciated.Please sign up on the sheet just inside the kitchen or speakto Jayne Miles Simpson.


Food! Fashion! Fun!Designer labels for less!

Women’s, Men’s clothing and accessories

Get an exclusive look atthe CCDP

Rummage RoomBoutique Collection

Friday, September 276:30 pm

With super models from CCDP Includes a Potluck Supper

For further details, watch the Bulletinsor contact Maxine Henry

[email protected] 416-590-1008

Saturday, November 3010:30 am - 1:30 pm

THERE IS STILL ENOUGH TIME and so many ways that youcan help us get ready for the Christmas Fair.Love to knit? Enjoy sewing and crafts? Here are a few ideasfor small projects to keep you busy on a rainy day: AdventCalendar; knitted or felt Christmas decorations; Christmastree skirts; Christmas baby bibs; stuffed animals; finger puppets;pin cushions; cat & dog toys... Doing some end-of-summer cleaning? We can always use4-ply yarn, Christmas fabric, ribbon, flowerpots and vasesto be used for Christmas flower arrangements. Don’t forgetspecial jewellery and gift items.And, of course, preserves and baking... watch the Bulletinsfor future details.

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Pat AndersonAN ACTIVE AND DEVOTED MEMBER ofCCDP, Pat participated in many activities.A valued member of the ACW (whereshe booked lunch speakers) she also tookher turn at the front desk, assisted atreceptions and lunches, was a sides-personand read lessons in the services. She was

also a member of the Book Club.Most of all, Pat ran the jewellery section for the twiceyearly Rummage Sales and the Christmas Fair. She tookthis positon seriously and guarded the jewellery as if it washer own (with an unerring eye for the good pieces), Alongwith her helpers, she was there, faithfully, every Tuesday to


She was hard working, fun and agreat friend. Her main dedicationwas to the CCDP Rummage Sale in which she had been involved since2005 and in the latter years as theChairperson. She could be found in the basement at least 4 days aweek sorting, ironing, steaming and pricing all the clothes, as wellsorting the better clothing for the

Boutique. Rita organized all the volunteers for the “Day” so we all knew where and what we were to do and all thesales were a great success.She made beautiful items for the Christmas Fair as well asmaking delicious sandwiches for the Tea Room.Rita was the co-ordinator for all the receptions held at CCDPand was in charge of arranging for photographs of theConfirmation classes with the Archbishop.She reluctantly gave up all these activities as she becamemore ill and bravely accepted, with grace and humour, thenumerous treatments that preceded her death.Rita will be sorely missed by all of us.Maggie Symons and Judith Maxwell

IT IS NOT CUSTOMARY to highlight individual parishioners inthe Herald. However, over the past few months, we have lost a few very special people, all of whom have made extraordinary contributions to this parish over many years... It seemed appropriate to make these exceptions.

sort, clean and price the donated jewellery.Pat was very loyal to friends, kind, fair-minded, honest,responsible and never critical, She quietly and lovinglyworked for Christ Church and will be very much missed.Jill BuckworthA memorial service will be held for Pat on December 14,2013, at the Humphrey Funeral Home, A.W. Miles Chapel,1403 Batyview Ave., Toronto. Call 416-487-4523 for time.

Marjorie PuttA stalwart member of Christ Church, Marjorie spent herlatter years in a senior’s home and may not be rememberedby many of our newer parishioners. Through those years shemaintained her interest in, and contacts with, the parish.She achieved the remarkable age of 107.

Moving on...A HIGHLY VALUED and lovedmember of this parish formore than 40 years, Edwina‘Ted’ Hobson has movedout of town to be close toher daughter and family.Ted came to us with herhusband, the beloved Ven.Ernie, who, for the manyyears before his death,

endeared himself to us all with his dedication, historicalinterest in the parish and his great warmth and humour.They met in England during the war, sharing both a birthdayand a love of God. Both Salvation Army originally, theyfound their home here, at Christ Church Deer Park...definitely our gain.Ted immersed herself in the life of this parish. A member of the choir for many years, she also trained and led the layreaders, served regularly on the reception desk and nevermissed an opportunity to volunteer at a Rummage Sale orChristmas Fair...nor anywhere else where she could be ofassistance. (In addition, she even organized ad hoc servicesat Balmoral Place, her last residence here in Toronto). Shealways had a smile, a kind word and a positive attitude. She is happily settled in to her new apartment in Pickering(in an independent-living, senior’s residence) and has beenwarmly welcomed into St. Martin’s Church. While missingher friends at Christ Church, she is well on her way to making new surprise to all of us who know her.

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Welcome back! This past Sunday I waspleased to see many young eager childrenattend PromiseLand. We were able to talkabout our summer experiences and brain-storm what new exciting things we shoulddo in PromiseLand. Music and making

various types of food were among the most popular requests.I have written these ideas down and will try to do my bestto incorporate them into our Sundays together. PromiseLand and Y.A.L. will be supporting the Churcheson-the-Hill Food Drive at the end of September. We willtalk about the importance of giving back to our community,and how we can set a SMART Goal for the food drive;Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, with a Timelineto keep us on track. A bulletin board will be set up outsidethe St. Nicholas Chapel to keep track of our donations. Y.A.L. will begin ‘Lunch and Learns’ in October whenConfirmation classes are finished. The first social outingwith Y.A.L. will be to attend the Anglican DioceseOutreach conference on October 5th. This will give ouryouth the opportunity to attend workshops about spiritualityand the chance to meet other youth from across Toronto. I would like to thank all those in Y.A.L. who dedicate partof their Sundays with helping me out in PromiseLand. Ilove the support and leadership! I continue to welcome anyyouth interested in assisting me in PromiseLand.I cannot wait to share stories and pictures from our time inPromiseLand and Y.A.L. over the next four months!Natalie KempDirector of Children and Youth Ministry



A Word fromthe Wardens

IT WAS A BUSY AND PRODUCTIVE SUMMER. ManagementTeam met several times between June and the end ofAugust. As the fall unfolds we will be in a position toreport more fully on a number of initiatives that occupiedour attention.But first, we offer our deepest appreciation to DouglasGraydon and Julie Meakin for leading our worshipthroughout the summer, for their pastoral care and for generally “minding the shop”, including participation inManagement Team meetings, while Kevin Robertson wason Sabbath leave. Thank you Douglas and Julie for yourongoing commitment to the parish. The closing date for applications for Director of ParishOperations was June 28, 2013 and the selection processproceeded throughout the summer with many interviewsand conversations. On behalf of Management Team andthe parish I extend thanks to Carolyn Kearns for leadingthe selection process, which is now coming to an end. Welook forward to announcing the outcome shortly. Pleasemark your calendars for September 20th, when we will recognize Jean King’s remarkable contribution to theparish. The Allocations Committee completed its process andissued its recommendations to Management Team by mid-June in relation to the Re-Imagining Church applicationsprocess. On the basis of its thorough work, ManagementTeam was able to come to a decision on all pending applications and is in the process of communicating withall applicants. Details to follow. The initiative and creativityshown by applicants was impressive, and we thank all thosewho participated in the process. We also appreciate thededication shown by the committee that consisted of TonyVanStraubenzee, Walter Blackwell, Edna Quammie andWard Lindsey. In mid-June the co-chairs of the Stewardship Committeesent personalized letters thanking individuals and familiesfor their financial contribution to date. Management Teamwould like to thank Innes Van Nostrand, RobertHutchison and our bookkeeper, Elisabeth Lunder, for thiscorrespondence and for the gentle reminder that we are allresponsible for “keeping the lights on.”

Throughout the summer months Henry Zaluski carried out the preliminary steps necessary to revitalize the parishwebsite in order to make it more functional, pleasing anduser-friendly. Details to follow, as this evolves. Henry’s creativity and aesthetic skills are highly valued byManagement Team.Shortly we will welcome Kevin Robertson back from hisSabbath Leave. Management Team hopes that Kevin had arestful and restorative summer. The fall promises to be busyand invigorating with a great many parish activities.Genevieve Chornenki, Rector’s WardenOn behalf of Management TeamGenevieve Chornenki Carolyn Kearns Henry ZaluskiRector’s Warden People’s Warden Deputy WardenRobert MorrowFinance Warden/Treasurer

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A Proposal for Re-Imagining ChurchFIRST, LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF. I am Canon PeterGratton, former rector of St. Timothy’s Church and arecent newcomer to this parish, now living at 101 LawtonBlvd, a retirement residence, and a close neighbour.Over the past several months I have been toying with anidea for Re-Imagining Church. based on the congregationalresponse to the lessons read in church: Hear what the Spiritis saying to the Church. This refrain is a quotation from theend of each letter addressed to the Seven Churches inchapters 1-3 of the Book of Revelation.I am suggesting that seven of our current readers volunteerto act the part of these seven messengers in a dramatizedpresentation, to be held during the week following AdventSunday, and that it be held, not at the church, but at theLawton Park residence where I live. The atrium of thisbuilding is on two levels connected by a staircase, against abackground of rocks and foliage with running water; idealscenery for staging the Isle of Patmos and the vision ofJohn the Divine. Members of the congregation would be asked to representthe seven churches on the floor of the atrium. A largescreen at the front would be used to project scenes andworks of art depicting the action and texts being used.Appropriate music, lighting, sound effects, and costumesfor the lead actors will require batches of volunteers foreach of these. The production is intended primarily as alearning experience for members of CCDP, rather than anevent for a wider public. This is necessary on account ofthe limited amount of seating capacity. Following the presentation, the audience would be invited to join witheach of the seven churches in order to quiz them, and alsoto ask ourselves: “What is the Spirit saying to us resultingfrom this experience”?Such an ambitious project cannot be accomplished withoutthe wholehearted support and enthusiasm of the parish as awhole. The three months of preparation in order to organizeeverything also imposes its own constraints, calling for serious commitments of time and energy in order to pull it off. For that reason we need to be assured that it meetswith your approval. If you are interested in being part of this production, pleasecontact me, Canon Peter Gratton, at 416-481-1570 ext.304. I hope to have an information meeting early inSeptember after the 10 am service. Please watch theannouncements for details.

Re-Imagining ChurchFor five Tuesdays, from Oct. 15th until Nov. 12th

from 7-9 pm, Bishop Yu and the Rev. Susan Bell

will be offering a course, here at Christ Church, on “Re-Imagining Church”.

Do plan to come and continue the lively discussion

we have been having at CCDP. Watch the announcements for more details

or contact the one of the clergy.

ARE YOU THE ONE WEWANT?CHURCHES ON-THE-HILL FOODBANK is looking for a volunteerExecutive Director to take thereins of one of the largest and

most effective food banks in Toronto. Opened in 1997, our Food Bank has, to-date, provided clients with groceries sufficient for over 1.8 million meals! Today, some 500households depend on us.With an experienced and supportive management team theExecutive Director leads the effort of over 100 committedvolunteers. A high degree of autonomy and freedom to actare features of the position. All aspects of the food bank arein great shape and operating smoothly.The position of Executive Director is a rewarding one, contributing substantially to the well being of this majoroutreach effort of the Churches on-the-Hill. This is a call to service.If you are interested and/or would like further informationplease leave a message for Paul McGrath on the Food Banktelephone, 416-967-3842.

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Social Matters


AUGUST, FOR ME, IS THE SOBERING MONTH of Hiroshimaand Nagasaki, the hell-fire of atomic bombing and masshideous deaths 68 years ago. In his 6 August 2013 PeaceDeclaration, Hiroshima’s Mayor told some stories of thehorrors experienced, the atomic bombing “stalking theminds and bodies of the surviving victims to the end oftheir days.” I feel, with World Council of Churches’Secretary General Rev. Dr Olav Tveit, that “The God oflife calls us all to take up [the survivors’] tireless cry andmake certain that a Hiroshima or Nagasaki bombing cannever happen again.”In fact, the 17,000 nuclear weapons in the arsenals of ninenations still pose apocalyptic risks and the doomsday clockstands at five minutes to midnight. Each weapon is 50 to100 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb, and1800 of them are on high alert, ready to be launched. Thenuclear weapon states are also modernizing their arsenals atvast expense. Canada clings to deterrence and, with otherNATO countries, to NATO’s nuclear umbrella. But people and governments are now insisting on the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use ofnuclear weapons and they are demanding human, not military, security. In March two-thirds of the world’snations participated in a conference in Oslo focused onthis theme, with a big citizen gathering preceding it. Nextyear there’ll be a Mexico conference on it. At the AprilPreparatory Committee meeting for the 2015 nuclearNon-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, 80nations presented a statement insisting this issue of humanitarian consequences must no longer be ignored indisarmament discussions, but must be put at the core ofconsiderations.I find it deeply troubling that Canada did not support thisstatement because it did not view it as compatible with ourNATO obligations. I shiver in terror at the White Housestrategy (June 2013): the US will consider the use ofnuclear weapons in extreme circumstances, to defend thevital interests of the US or its allies and partners, and thePresident retains the option to threaten nuclear retaliation

for virtually any type of attack. Nothing human can be defended or protected by nuclearweapons. If we give thanks to God for the gift of life onEarth, if Creation matters to us, can we let this nuclearmadness persist? Can we raise public awareness of the risksin the very existence of nuclear arsenals of the catastrophicconsequences of any use of them? Never forget, the onlyway to prevent the use of nuclear weapons, whether bydesign, mistake, computer glitch, or cyber attack, isthrough their total elimination. Grassroots movements, in waves since 1945, have been the reason we have not had nuclear war; according toAmerican historian Lawrence Wittner, it is they thatachieved progress in disarmament by treaties. The record of citizen activism is encouraging, he says, and now is thetime to bring public determination to bear to get the treatyban on nuclear weapons leading to their elimination. Wecould email, write, or call our MPs, tell them we demanda nuclear weapon-free world, and ask them to work for atreaty ban. There is an appeal from ICAN (theInternational Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) for parliamentarians to hundred Canadian MPs already do! MPPs can sign too,so approach them with it. Ask your city councillor and theMayor, who is part of Mayors for Peace, what they aredoing to get this treaty ban. Hiroshima’s mayor asks: “Policymakers of the world, howlong will you remain imprisoned by distrust and animosity?Do you honestly believe you can continue to maintainnational security by rattling your sabers?” I pray with heartand soul, “God of life, lead us to justice and peace.” Phyllis Creighton

Chancel Guild Meeting Tuesday, September 24th - 10 am

Please join us if you are interested in participating in the work of the Chancel Guild

or in more information about what we do. Holy Eucharist in the Chapel at 10 am

Meeting in the Arthur Smith room at 10.30 amBrown bag lunch at 12 noon

Wine and desserts will be providedWe look forward to seeing you.

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JOIN US every second Sunday at 4:30 pm for this popular service of music, a reflective reading, prayers for our city and the world and great music...featuring some of Toronto’sfinest jazz musicians!Sept. 8 David Restivo, piano

Pat Collins, bassBrian Barlow, drums

Sept. 22 Robi Botos, pianoScott Alexander, bassBrian Barlow, drums

Oct. 20 Mark Eisenman Quintet

Nov. 3 Joe Sealy, pianoPaul Novotny, bass

Nov. 17 Amanda Tosoff Quartet

Dec. 15 Christmas VespersBarlow Brass & Drums

From theOrgan Bench

THE CCDP CHOIR will be takingpart in two special events this fall.The first of these events will takeplace on Friday, November 8th at7:30pm when Christ Church andthe Nine Sparrows Arts Foundationwill be presenting “A Concert ofRemembrance”. Among our specialguests for this concert of readings

and music will be members of the Young Voices TorontoChildren’s Choir (Zimfira Poloz, artistic director) and theaward-winning violinist, Jamie Kruspe (Arkadas StringQuartet). For further information about “A Concert ofRemembrance” please visit the Nine Sparrows ArtsFoundation website at: In addition, the CCDP choir will be participating in theannual, nationally televised, City Carol Sing held atYorkminster Park Baptist Church. This year’s free concertwill be taking place on December 7th beginning at 2pmwith proceeds being donated to the Churches-on-the-Hillfood bank.In addition to these two very special events, the musicalyear ahead will also include our free weekly recital series,Lunchtime Chamber Music. The first recital of the serieswill be performed by Trio Estonia (Arvo Leibur, violin;Aare Tammesalu, cello; Norman Reintamm, piano) andwill take place on Thursday, September 26 beginning at12:10pm.If you’re interested in joining our choir, or finding outmore about the Christ Church music programme, pleasecontact me through the CCDP website.Eric Robertson, Organist & Director of Music

Welcome to the Book Club

We invite all those who enjoy reading to come to our gathering on

Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30

in the Arthur Smith Room.

We’ll discuss books we have read over the summer and choose books for future meetings.

Future dates areOctober 30 and November 26

Watch the the Bulletin for details.Please join us for lively conversation,

refreshments and wine or your own choice of beverage. .

For information, call Anne Kear: 416-924-3940

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Hark! Consider advertisingin the HERALD.HERALD is published 5 times per year; Sept/Oct;Nov/Dec: Jan/Feb: April/May: June/July. Ad rates are very reasonable...we can even design your ad if required.And... since the HERALD is posted in full to our your advertisements will also get exposure on the internet.For details and rates contact Elisabeth Lunder in theParish Office.

HERALDDeadline for the next HERALD is October 23

DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA for an article? Perhaps a feature on an unsung hero in the parish? A special memory? An historical fact? Please speak to one of the clergy or to the Editor.Articles and announcements may be submitted at any time up to the deadline. Just leave in the box in the Atrium or e-mail the editor at [email protected]

Living Well Family ChiropracticOptimizing your health and well-being naturally

Dr. Andrea PerriconeChiropractor & Acupuncture provider

1366 Yonge St. Suite 208 (416) 985-1911(south of St. Clair at Balmoral) [email protected]

The GalleryIn the Arthur Smith Room

Joy in a PaintboxPaintings by

Sally MartinSunday, September 8 - Sunday, October 20

Remember to check our website for updates on these and other events.


Erin Beth Pretty & John-Paul FaragIn Memorium

John Peter WorthingtonMary Burwell Godfrey

Rita Ellen BeckerMarjorie Georgina Putt

Patricia Marilyn Anderson

Colours of Winter Sally Martin

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