EASTER EGG HUNT INVITATION

The Easter egg hunt invitation is now available for you and your child(ren) to invite friends and families to our Easter celebration. To download an electronic copy, please click on the image. Paper copies are available at the back of the worship area. Start inviting!


Victorious God

On Easters Sunday April 5 2015, children from toddlers to grad 6 will lead the congregation in learning a new song, Victorious God. If you would like to learn the song before hand or practice the song with your children, please click on the image to watch a video with music and lyrics. 


Easter Meals for Ex-Offenders - Sunday March 27 @12:00pm

This Lent and Easter Season one small way we will be engaging in the spiritual discipline of Showing God’s Care (aka the “outward discipline of service” according to Richard Foster) is to prepare Easter meal care packages for ex-offenders. Once again we will be doing this in partnership with Brad Sider and the MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) who work alongside ex-offenders, supporting them as they reintegrate into the community.

Ways you can participate:

Item donation: You can serve by donating items we need to make lasagna’s, brownies, soup-in-a-jar mixes, and Easter cards. Signup sheets are in the West Lounge of the SGC building.

Help prepare: On Palm Sunday March 29 @noon we will be preparing the lasagna’s, brownies, soup-in-a-jar mixes, and Easter cards. Everyone is welcome! This is intentionally designed so that children can participate. Bring a bag lunch, and we will eat together before we get to work @noon.

To hear more about the ministry go to http://www.friendsofdismas.com/

If you have any questions, please contact Greg Kay (gregkay@springgardenchurch.ca)


Join Us This Easter!

We have many opportunities to worship, serve, and connect this Easter season. Please join us!

  • Palm Sunday March 29 @ 12pm - Prepare Easter Meals for Ex-offenders 
  • Friday April 3rd @10am - Good Friday Worship Gathering with Communion. Childcare available for nursery and toddlers, children's program available for JK and up
  • Sunday April 5th -Easter Sunday
    1. Sunrise Worship Gathering @ 6:20 (communion)
    2. Easter Sunday Worship Gathering & Baptism @ 10am
    3. Easter egg hunt  - for children during worship gathering
    4. Easter Brunch @ 11:30am


March Delve

Delve is a monthly publication with events, stories & information about the Spring Garden Community. The March 2015 issue is now available.

Please click on the image to read the online copy.

 

 


JOURNEYING THROUGH THE SEASON OF LENT

The human heart is like soil: if you want something to grow in it, it needs to be cultivated through tilling, adding nutrients, watering, etc.  Lent (the period of time between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday) is a time for cultivating the soil of our hearts so that we will be ready for and open to what God is doing through the death and resurrection of Jesus.

Alongside of some of our Spring Garden artists, we created a resource that can be used throughout Lent to help give space for listening to God. It is 5 different movements or stations based on Psalm 51, each movement interweaving together scripture, original artwork, ancient spiritual disciplines, and liturgical prayer. Originally designed for communal worship, this can be used for personal meditation.

If you would like to make use of the scriptures, art, disciplines, and prayers throughout lent, click here to get a copy of the booklet.

If you are looking for some different ways to cultivate your heart this Lent, here is a blog that has a number of ideas from a wide variety of Christian traditions. http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/40-ideas-for-lent-2015

 

Merciful: Psalm 51:1-2, by Esther Penner

Merciful: Psalm 51:1-2, by Esther Penner

Just: Psalm 51:3-6, by Gene Tempelmeyer

Just: Psalm 51:3-6, by Gene Tempelmeyer

Purifies: Psalm 51:7-9, by Joanna James

Purifies: Psalm 51:7-9, by Joanna James

Sustains: Psalm 51:10-12, by Dale Forder

Sustains: Psalm 51:10-12, by Dale Forder

Worthy: Psalm 51:13-17 by Shannon Loewen

Worthy: Psalm 51:13-17 by Shannon Loewen


Join us Sunday mornings at 10am as we gather for communal worship. For Lent we will be following the elementary age curriculum, shifting our focus from observing what Jesus is about to focusing on the responses we need to make to Jesus to continue as disciples. Psalm 139:23, 24 offers a back drop to the themes: Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

If you would like a list of themes and Scriptures for the serie, click here.


Galatians

Bible Study on Galatians starting Monday March 2

Our lead pastor, Gene Tempelmeyer, is leading a Bible Study on Galatians starting Monday March 2 2015 @ 7:30pm, meeting every other week, at Yonge and Steeles area. For details on meeting location and other information, please contact Gene Tempelmeyer - genetemp@springgradenchurch.ca or 416-223-4593 x 222. All are welcome to attend. For more info on Life Groups, please visit "MINISTRIES" located on the top.