Sunday Worship

A time for connection to our community of faith every Sunday at 10:30 am. Visit our YouTube page for a link to Sunday’s service or to see past services. 

All are welcome!

Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 10:30 am
Seventh Sunday After Easter 
“Fire Power”
Numbers 11:24-30;  Acts 2:1-21 ; John 7:37-39

We are the fire, the spirit work source, inside, outside at the heart of the prophet voice. Turn up the volume. Power to be humans, grace at Pentecost, the living water, the fire power of compassion.

This week...

  • Little Rainbow Fish Drop-in (inside), 10:00 am
  • Midday Prayer Online, 12:00 pm
  • Bible Study Online, 3:00 pm
  • Yoga Online, 4:30 pm
  • Little Rainbow Fish Drop-in (outside), 10:00 am
  • Spring Fair, 3:00 pm
And Beyond...
  • Pancakes and Play, June 4, 9:00 am
  • Bayview Outdoor Art Tour and Sale, June 10 and 11, 11:00 am
  • Planning Meeting for September, June 11, 9:00 am 
  • Meal Prep with Margarita Padilla and Allison Marcaccini, June 11, 3:00 pm
  • Joint service at Rosedale UC, June 18, 10:30 am with The Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, the Moderator of the United Church of Canada (no service at MRUC that Sunday)
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
Celebrating our Superstars!
Margarita, our resident chef with Mexican cuisine for the North Toronto Cluster meeting
Vegetable patch and youth at the Manor
Early birthday for Dr JJ!
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 (inside) and Fridays (outside). See Facebook for details.
Midday Prayer Online
A time for stillness
Wednesdays, 12:00 pm
“Fire and Voice”
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 882 6384 1649, Passcode: 058815
Dial by your location  +1 647 374 4685  +1 647 558 0588 
Bible Study Online
Join us for our weekly Bible study every Thursday at 3:00 pm
“Four Winds, One Voice”
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 828 1947 8194, Passcode: 909841
Dial by your location  +1 647 374 4685  +1 647 558 0588 
Yoga Online with Linda Nicolson 
A weekly hour of non-competitive, gentle, calming Hatha yoga, Thursdays at 4:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 822 2945 7443, Passcode: 207915
Dial by your location  +1 647 374 4685  +1 647 558 0588 

Celebrate Pride with Cards
Friday, June 9, from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm.

Jennifer will bring: crafts like paint, card stock, glue, glitter, and tools, etc.
You bring: fun and creativity.
Together, bright and cheerful cards will be made to celebrate PRIDE. Please let Jennifer know you will be coming so she can plan for space and supplies email:

Shared Worship with the North Toronto Cluster and the Moderator of the United
Church of Canada
Manor Road UC, together with the other eight United Church congregations in the North Toronto Cluster, will be joining in a shared service of worship on Sunday, June 18 at 10:30am at Rosedale United (159 Roxborough Drive). The Moderator, the Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, will speak on the theme “Meeting the Moment, Together”, and choristers from all nine churches will join in a mass choir.
There will be no service at MRUC on Sunday, June 18.
Members of Manor Road are encouraged to attend in person, or to join virtually by live streaming the gathering. The service will also be available later on YouTube. Information with links will follow. Join in the lively music being planned! A picnic on the lawn at Rosedale United will follow the service.

Meals Are Meant to be Shared
- a note from Jennifer Palin

One of my favourite things about Jesus is that he loved to share meals with all kinds of people.  One of my favourite things about church life is sharing meals, too.  Maybe I'm more like Jesus than I thought!    Most churches have kitchens, and space for shared meals, and many of us don't cook nutritious meals for ourselves often enough, so I thought it would be good to think about ways we could cook and share meals together more often at church.  After consulting with the UCW last Tuesday, I decided to make a ginger/cumin curry from scratch in the Manor kitchen on Saturday evening, and have it cooking on Sunday morning as we worship together, so it will be ready to share after worship.  Bonus:  we'll be able to smell the curry cooking as we pray, sing hymns, share peace, and celebrate during worship.  I'm hoping people will enjoy this, and we can talk more about times that might be optimal for cooking and eating together on a regular basis.  

From the Desk of Rev JJ
We Are the Fire

Dashboard for April 2023
General Fund Offerings     $12,066.00 (one time donation of $5,000.00)
Budgeted     $6,758.00
Better or Worse     + $5,308

Mission & Service Offerings     $1,310.00
Budgeted     $1,190.00
Better or Worse     + $120.00
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.