I heard the phrase once, and it has remained with me ever since – a gift is never truly received until … the giver is thanked.
At the very centre of this Thanksgiving Weekend, we pause to acknowledge the great gifts we have received and lift up our thanks to God, the giver of life … the life known in the beauty and abundance of creation, the life each of us knows in body and spirit, and the life known in Jesus Christ. We will be singing some of the great hymns of this festive season. We will be celebrating the ‘eucharist’, which is literally ‘thanksgiving’ in the original Greek of the New Testament.
And we would warmly welcome you! A nursery for infants and a programme for children is available during the service. Ample free parking is available on the streets about (note that the time of day restrictions on Clergy north of Queen are not in force on Sunday) and in the city surface lot just behind the church off Queen Street.
Have a look at the Order of Service. Consider each of the announcements a personal invitation to join us in Christian worship, community and service.