Sunday Worship

A time for connection to our community of faith every Sunday at 10:30 am.

Email Dr JJ at for link, meeting id, and passcode. Click below to see recent services.

“Clothed in Crimson” 

“Wisdom Cries Out in the Street” 

“Blessed are the Generous” 

“The Voice of the Beloved” 

August 29, 2021


Many Hands, One Heart, Sacred Love for All
Sunday September 26, 2021 at 10:30 am 
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Come to the Manor, the table is ready, “The Lives of the People Be Saved”   

We are the people who save, who redeem, help, aid, rescue, listen, care, bring compassion.
The first step is to let our lives be given, in the righteous homes, the family, when queen Vashti confronts the unruly king, with beauty, charm. The first step is rebellion, beauty, charm, set back, break free, for the freedom cause. The first step towards, royal intrigue, ethnic pride, murderous, plot, counter revolution, Israel’s life, balance, up, down, left, right. 
We the people have won favour. The first meet, the orphan, cousin, exile, people far-flung, province, shaken empire, snatched away, former life, living reality.  The pagan rising is the passage, relate, restore, return, reign, maneuvers, treacherous, fortuitous, circumstances. Identify, doomed people, edict, Queen Esther, proudly Jewish, regal, feared, immortalized, in the canon, celebrated.
We the people call the elders to pray, close reflection, frustration, text, namely, book, theology, shape, wisdom, explicit lack, gain. We the people find profound theology, claim, name, wisdom life, conviction. God is compassionate, powerful, suffer, cheer, encourage, pray, effect, change. 
We the people whoever is not against us is for us, we find the demons, the hell threat, the head to head, light and dark, confront dark days, ignite the light.
Give a cup of water in the name of Christ, outside, inside, exhort, teach, sanctify, danger, linger, leader. Jesus leader, little ones teach, in Jesus name, set course for Jerusalem.
Mary Shadd Director of the North American Abolitionist Conference 1850’s in Toronto. 

Please email Rev Dr John Joseph Mastandrea at for link, meeting id, and passcode.

We Celebrate our Superstars @ the Manor 
This week at our Friday Speaker Series, we joined in the conversation with Lisa Gervais, founder of the Redwing Institute, a nature-inspired experiential learning institute as she shared "Turning to Nature to Tap Into Our Strengths, Stay Positive & Thrive in Difficult Situations.” See all the recordings here.

This week...
  • Little Rainbow Fish Drop In, 10:00 am
  • Midday Prayer @ the Manor, 12:00 pm
  • Rosary Society, 3:00 pm
  • Bible Study @ the Manor, 3:00 pm
  • Yoga @ the Manor, 4:30 pm
  • Little Rainbow Fish Drop In, 10:00 am
  • Friday Speaker Series, 1:00 pm
  • BIPOC Youth Financial Literacy and Coding @ the Manor, 1:00 pm 
  • Memorial for James Roth, 1:00 pm

And Beyond...
  • Congregational Meeting (Oil tank), September 27, 5:00 pm
  • Youth at the Manor, SkyZone, September 29, 4:30 pm
  • UCW Virtual Tea at the Manor, October 12, 12:30 pm
  • Heart at the Manor, October 19, 2021, 1:00 pm
  • Executive Council Meeting, October 20, 5:00 pm

Little Rainbow Fish Drop-In on the Lawn of MRUC
Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 am
Contact Allison for details at

Midday Prayer @ the Manor
Wednesdays, 12:00 pm
“Let the People Live”

Please email Rev Dr John Joseph Mastandrea at for link, meeting id, and passcode.

Rosary Society, Wednesdays, 3:00 pm
RSVP Cole Sadler at 

The United Church Rosary Society is an ecumenical organization under its Chaplain, Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea, composed of Protestants, Catholics, even Muslim and Pagan members, united in their devotions through the Holy Rosary. The UCC Rosary Society meets Wednesdays and Sundays: those desiring to attend please contact Chaplain John Joseph for information.
Please email Rev Dr John Joseph Mastandrea at for link, meeting id, and passcode.

Bible at the Manor
Thursdays, 3:00 pm
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22

Please email Rev Dr John Joseph Mastandrea at for link, meeting id, and passcode. 

Yoga @ the Manor Continues with Linda Nicolson 
Thursdays, 4:30 pm

Hello fellow yogis - I am Linda Nicolson and I'm pleased to offer a weekly hour of yoga for interested friends of Manor Road United Church. Join me via Zoom on Thursdays at 4:30 to experience a gentle and calming, non-competitive form of hatha yoga. 

Please email Rev Dr John Joseph Mastandrea at for link, meeting id, and passcode. 

Friday Speaker Series
Fridays, 1:00 pm

This week on the Friday Speaker Series, join in the conversation with our resident astronomer, Alec Seretis, "What is Happening In Mars and Beyond”.

Please email Rev Dr John Joseph Mastandrea at for link, meeting id, and passcode.

Memorial for James Roth

Join us to remember our friends James in-person or online. Please RSVP with Rev JJ at

Please email Rev Dr John Joseph Mastandrea at for link, meeting id, and passcode. 

Heart & Vision Awards Concert 2021 by Toronto United Church Council (TUCC)
We read, we write, we dream...

Toronto United Church Council’s Heart & Vision Awards recognize significant contributions to social justice. Since 2009, 24 individuals have been honoured with the award. In 2021, the awards will be presented to two individuals who, through their community and literary work, address the roots and contemporary reality of systemic racism in Canada, and offer us all an alternative vision of love and hope.
Ekua Asabea Blair is the Chief Executive Officer of the Massey Centre for Women, a client-centered infant and early childhood mental health organization providing support. Lawrence Hill is the author of ten books, including the novels The Illegal, The Book of Negroes, Any Known Blood, and the memoir Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada. His works have been widely read in Canada, translated into many languages and published around the world.
Donations made to this year’s Heart & Vision event will support the hiring of Black youth leaders at United Church camps through the Winston and Merle Roach Camp Leadership Fund, and the work of the Nancy Centre through the Nancy Peters Massey Centre Fund. Donations are 100% tax receiptable. See for further information.

A Message from the Congregational Care Team

As we navigate these challenging times, the 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
Stay healthy and well,
Susan Johnson
Chair, Congregational Care Team


How can you support our Manor Road United Community of Faith?
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