Holy Week

April 9 to April 16, 2017

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Palm Sunday

April 9 at 9:00 a.m., 10:50 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

On Palm Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with his disciples, where they were greeted by a joyful crowd waving palm fronds. Here at MCC Toronto, the children will lead our procession with the traditional palms, and we will all be greeted with joyful music. Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem was a revolutionary act, and we will look at how our own lives can embody this kind of radical transformation!

Good Friday

April 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

On this day, Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus. Here at MCC Toronto, we always have a very moving Good Friday service. We’ll hear the Passion story, share in silent Communion, and be graced by some very moving music from the Choir and soloists. It’s always a stirring moment when we strip the altar for our Easter vigil as we await Easter morn.

Easter Sunday

April 16 at 5:45 a.m. – Sunrise Service overlooking the lake at Ashbridges Bay

For those of you who want to greet the Easter morn early, there is our beautiful annual Easter Sunrise Service at Ashbridges Bay, followed by breakfast together at the Sunrise Grill on Queen Street. Meet in the south parking lot at Ashbridges Bay at 5:45 a.m. Directions below.map to ashbridges
Enter Ashbridges Bay Park Rd just east of Coxwell Ave at Lakeshore Blvd. East. Proceed to the parking lot, where we will gather at 5:45 a.m. and walk to the service site.

April 16 at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. (spanish) and 7:00 p.m. – Worship & Celebration in the Sanctuary

Once again, we will have a joyous celebration of Resurrection and New Life!

Important!

Parking on Easter Sunday
To ease the stress of finding a parking spot, we have arranged with the owners of the No Frills Store at Carlaw Avenue (just north of Gerrard Street) to use their parking lot on Easter Sunday. We have also arranged for a shuttle bus to bring congregants back and forth to the church from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. With Easter being our highest attended service of the year at 115 Simpson Avenue, it would be helpful for our 9:00 a.m. service attendees to park in the No Frills parking lot to ease the congestion of our 11:00 a.m. attendees arriving. Please park on the north side of the lot.

Interfaith Seder Supper

April 19 at 6:30 p.m. – Celebration in the Social Hall

At MCC Toronto we have adapted the traditional Seder, the Jewish celebration of Passover, to also honor The Last Supper. This event has become a congregational tradition and recognizes our commitment to being a house of prayer for all people. Learn more about the significance of the Passover Seder and our own connection to the Jewish roots of Christianity. Join us for good food and a deepening of our faith! Both ritual and potluck food will be available. Register now at [email protected]

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