Although I had seen the red bricked building on the west side of Windermere, south of Bloor, many times, I had never seen the red bricked building. In fact, I even received a lovely email from the minster of that place of worship welcoming me into the community and wondered where the church was. Have you guessed which church I am speaking of?
I have walked by and driven by Windermere United Church countless times and yet had no idea where it was until Andrew Faiz and I were mapping out possible routes for the exegetical walk on June 11th. As we walked past St. Olave’s and then walked in front of Windermere United, I stopped abruptly. My brain had not registered that that red bricked building was a church until I read a huge sign with the words “Messy Church”.
Sometimes we do not truly see what is before us and yet the man in this Sunday’s scripture lesson did not even have to see in order to have faith in Jesus’ power. He only had to hear. The text for the sermon is Luke 7:1-10 and may the Spirit of Truth speak to us through God’s word.
p.s. Thank you to everyone who indicated an interest in a Thursday morning bible study throughout July. Please look below.
DATES to REMEMBER
MAY 29th – Community Garden Planting POSTPONED until Thursday, June 2nd at 6 p.m.
JUNE 11th – Exegetical Walk (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
June 12th – Church School Picnic
JULY 7, 14, 21, 28 – Bible study with Rev. Janet from 11 a.m. to 12 noon (more info to follow)
Sunday June 12th – Save the Date!
What: Church School Picnic
When: Sunday, June 12th after Worship
Where: Front Lawn
Can I help?
Yes please! Help with set up, clean up or bringing a salad would be great! Please contact Lauren or John-Peter as the Stewardship Committee is generously barbecuing our lunch. If you would like to contribute towards food costs, a basket will be set out near the barbecue.
What should I wear?
Clothes to play games in as the C.E. team will be preparing games for children and adults to enjoy.
Who are our neighbours?
As Christians, we are called to share the life-transforming good news of Christ with those around us. In order to do that, we work hard at interpreting the Bible to understand God’s message. But we also need to work hard at getting to know and “interpret” our neighbourhood, analyzing our community in order to understand the local context where God has placed us. Join Dr. Kevin Livingston, Presbyterian minister and professor of Pastoral Ministry at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, as we undertake a walking tour of our neighbourhood around Morningside-High Park Church, walking slowly enough to see and hear and experience life as it is being lived in our community.
The actual walk will last about 90 minutes and will conclude with a lunch together. Bring comfortable walking shoes and money for lunch together in a local eatery.
We will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall of our church for a 30 minute discussion before the walk begins.
We thank Andrew Faiz for organizing this walk and please note that this event may be used in a future article for The Presbyterian Record.