Sunday Worship

A time for connection to our community of faith every Sunday at 10:30 am. Join us in-person, via Zoom, or visit our YouTube page for past services.

All are welcome!

Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 10:30 am 
Sixth Sunday in Lent
“Jerusalem: Seven Days that Changed the World”

We are the walk to Jerusalem. We meet the stone that the builders rejected at the village gate, offering the cup. God opens the ear, to hear the humbled Christ. In the raised palm branches we turn the corner to the broken hopes of the cross. Jesus remember us when you come into your Kingdom. “Jerusalem: Seven Days that Changed the World”.

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This week...

  • Little Rainbow Fish Drop-in, 10:00 am
  • Midday Prayer Online, 12:00 pm
  • Bible Study Online, 3:00 pm
  • Yoga  Online, 4:30 pm
  • Group Discussion of “Andy Warhol – A Devout Christian Artist”, 1:00 pm 
And Beyond...
  • Heart @ the Manor Online, April 4, 9:30 am
  • Taize Labyrinth Walk, April 5, 6:00 pm
  • Good Friday @ the Manor, April 7, 10 30 am
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Breakfast and Playtime, April 9, 9:00 am
  • Easter Sunday Service with Communion, April 9, 10:30 am
  • Taize Labyrinth Walk, April 16, 6:00 pm
  • Iftar Dinner, April 16, 7:00 pm
  • Executive Council Meeting, April 18, 7:00 pm
From Congregational Care
Our Congregational Care Team is available to help with driving to appointments, shopping for groceries, banking, etc. To connect with a Congregational Care Team member, feel free to call:
  • Susan Johnson 416 481 3857
  • Betty Kelman 416 481 3609
  • Rev Dr John Joseph Mastandrea 416 809 6044
  • Don Reynolds 416 231 5647
  • Susan Logie 647 622 8166
Stay healthy and well,
Susan Johnson
Chair, Congregational Care Team
We celebrate our superstars at the Manor
Youth @ the Manor helping the Roehampton Shelter
Mexican Meal Prep with Allison Marcaccini and Magarita
Little Rainbow Fish Drop-In
A drop-in playgroup for children 0 - 5 years of age and their caregivers. Join friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Wednesdays. See Facebook for details.
Midday Prayer Online
Wednesdays, 12:00 pm
“Enter These Gates”

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Bible Study Online
Join us for our weekly Bible study every Thursday at 3:00 pm
“Were You There”
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Yoga Online with Linda Nicolson 
A weekly hour of non-competitive, gentle, calming Hatha yoga, Thursdays at 4:30 pm
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Andy Warhol’s RELIGIOUS Art





A Lenten Small Group Discussion of “Andy Warhol – A Devout Christian Artist” at Manor Road United Church
Friday, March 31, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
For Info and to Register:  rvrnd.jnfr@rogers

Fairlawn plays host to the Courage to Stand Up tour featuring Martin Boyce on Sunday, April 16 from 1:30pm to about 3:30pm, a participant in 1969’s Stonewall Riots or Uprising. This is Boyce’s only public gathering in the GTA during his cross-country tour. Information and registrations here.
New from MRUC Tenants
Art Party Toronto
At Art Party, our mission is to create a fun and relaxed, communal space for all children and adults - from beginner to advanced level – bringing people together to express their creativity. See their website for more details -
Sparx Studio's Educational Acting at MRUC
Fun acting activities mixed into social-emotional objectives from the Ontario Curriculum. Children will participate in engaging acting activities that will not only boost their confidence, but will also help them feel comfortable and embrace their unique selves
Little Sparkies (Jk-Gr.2) & *Big Sparx (Gr.3-6) Courses available!
*The Big Sparx Course includes Commercial, TV & Film Audition Skill Practice!

The Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem while riding on a donkey shows us the great joy that Jesus brings us! On this day, there was a huge celebration because the crowds were so glad to see Jesus. However, Palm Sunday is not fully joyful, because this day marks the beginning of Holy Week, which is a time when we remember some events where many people experienced a variety of emotions. At the end of the week, we will mark Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Although there was so much joy on Palm Sunday when Jesus rode the donkey into Jerusalem, there was a lot of deep sorrow when Jesus was crucified – meaning that He died on a cross – on Good Friday. Nonetheless, this joy returns on Easter Sunday when Jesus lives again!


I wonder why Jesus decided to go to Jerusalem on this day?
I wonder how the people felt when they saw Jesus?
I wonder how you would have felt if you were there with Jesus on that day?
I wonder where you see joy in this story?

From the Desk of Rev JJ
We Are the Walk

Dashboard for Februray 2023
General Fund Offerings     $5,099.50
Budgeted     $6,758.00
Better or Worse     - $1,658.50

Mission & Service Offerings     $1,105.00
Budgeted     $1,190.00
Better or Worse     - $85.00
How can you support our Manor Road United Community of Faith?

1. By e-transfer from your bank to Manor Road United Church at
2. On our website using Canada Helps, at . Note, 4% of your donation is used by Canada Helps for administrative costs. 
3.  By mailing a cheque to Manor Road United Church:
    Attention: Marianne Eschker
                    Manor Road United Church
                    240 Manor Road East
                    Toronto, Ontario
                    M4S 1R8 

240 Manor Road East
Toronto, ON, M4S 1K3
416 483 0695

Manor Road United Church is on the traditional home of the Huron-Wendat Nation, Metis Nation of Ontario, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and Six Nations of the Grand River. May we be connected to the heartbeat of the Spirit as one.