Good Friday, Sunrise and Easter Services

Good Friday Service - April 14 11:00AM in the Sanctuary
A meditative worship service including a Cantata presentation by the Combined Choir and celebration of communion.

Easter Sunrise Service - April 16 7:45AM outdoors on the steps of the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex on the CNE Grounds (weather permitting). Breakfast in the church Gym to follow.

Easter Service - April 16 11:00AM
Come and celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord together with us! He is Risen!

7:45 am Sunrise Service at CNE 25 British Columbia Road
11am Easter Celebration at CPC

English Service 44th Anniversary, Ash Wednesday Service

Sunday Feb 19th come and celebrate the 44th anniversary of the English Service with us. There will be a lunch after service, all are welcome. This will be a bilingual service, with Rev. Kevin Livingston giving the message.

Also put March 1st in your calendars and come to our Ash Wednesday Service marking the beginning of the 40 day period of Lent. Service will be held at 7:15PM in the evening, upstairs in the Sanctuary (enter through the Baldwin St. doors).

The God Who Doesn't Forget - Rev. Kevin Livingston

Rev. Kevin Livingston, speaking on Isaiah 49, reminds us of the nearness of God and how He remember us.

Isaiah 49:8-16 New International Version (NIV)

8 This is what the Lord says:
“In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you; to be a covenant for the people,
to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances,
9 to say to the captives, ‘Come out and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’
“They will feed beside the roads and find pasture on every barren hill.
10 They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on them.  He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.
11 I will turn all my mountains into roads, and my highways will be raised up.
12 See, they will come from afar— some from the north, some from the west, some from the region of Aswan.”
13 Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains!  For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
14 But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.”
15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

 

Community Christmas Party and Christmas Services

4th Annual Community Christmas Party - is an opportunity to get to know our community. Please invite family, friends and neighbours and come with them on Saturday Dec 10, 2016 from 11 am - 2:00 pm. We are also looking for volunteers on that day to help with games, arts and crafts, face painting, etc. All supplies will be provided. If interested in helping, please contact Steve Kwong.

Christmas is around the corner! We look forward to celebrating the birth of our Saviour with you at our annual Christmas Eve Service! Please join us for a delicious roast beef dinner, prepared by loving hands, at 5:30pm on December 24th in the gym. Tickets are $10 each in advance and $15 at door, children age 10 and under are free.  Space is limited. Tickets are on sale today until Dec. 18th at the back of the gym. Following the dinner there will be Christmas Eve Service at 7pm. Service will be followed by light refreshments. If you would like to contribute a food item, we welcome any of the following: Rice Krispie squares, jelly rolls or chips... we will take care of the rest!  Please bring them to Room 102 before service. Thank you!

Christmas Service will be held on Sunday December 25th at 11AM as usual.


Blue Christmas Service Sunday Dec 11th 7:00PM

Blue Christmas Service

For Those Who Find Rejoicing Hard Work

The Christmas season can be difficult for many reasons: grief, separation, illness, uncertainty... In this service of light, come to find hope and healing, to honour a loved one's memory, or to support someone else.

7:00-8:00 PM Sunday Dec 11th
CPC Sanctuary 177 Beverly St (Baldwin Street entrance)
Downtown Toronto 2 blocks north of the AGO

This gentle, contemplative service is for those who may not feel particularly “merry” or “bright.” Christmas can be a difficult time of year for many reasons. The memory of a loved one no longer with us, the weariness of ill health, the anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the pain of isolation—all these can make us feel very alone in the midst of those joyfully celebrating. 

Through songs, readings, prayers and candle lighting, this service offers sacred space to acknowledge and honour our feelings and to know that we are not alone in them. Come for yourself or invite someone else who may need encouragement.

Easter Services

Sunrise Service (UPDATE) - service will go ahead as planned, outdoors, at 7:45AM

Good Friday 11:00AM
Sunrise Service 7:45AM
Easter Services 11:00AM

Good Friday service will be held in the Sanctuary at 11:00AM, and will be a service of word, communion, and music.

Easter morning our Sunrise Service will be held at 7:45AM outdoors on the steps of the Liberty Grand Building at the CNE, weather permitting. This is an informal service outside, overlooking the water and Ontario Place. Breakfast to follow back at the church.

Our full Easter Service will be held at 11:00AM at the church, in the gym. A service in Cantonese is held in the Sanctuary at the same time.

Parking is available behind the church in our parking lot.

We look forward to seeing you and journeying through the Easter season together.

Renew Your Purpose - Tom Eng

Ecclesiastes 2:4-11 New Living Translation (NLT)
4 I also tried to find meaning by building huge homes for myself and by planting beautiful vineyards. 5 I made gardens and parks, filling them with all kinds of fruit trees. 6 I built reservoirs to collect the water to irrigate my many flourishing groves. 7 I bought slaves, both men and women, and others were born into my household. I also owned large herds and flocks, more than any of the kings who had lived in Jerusalem before me. 8 I collected great sums of silver and gold, the treasure of many kings and provinces. I hired wonderful singers, both men and women, and had many beautiful concubines. I had everything a man could desire!
9 So I became greater than all who had lived in Jerusalem before me, and my wisdom never failed me. 10 Anything I wanted, I would take. I denied myself no pleasure. I even found great pleasure in hard work, a reward for all my labors. 11 But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless—like chasing the wind. There was nothing really worthwhile anywhere.