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!


Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 24, 2023
Season of Creation
Celebration of Membership
“When Dawn Came Up”
Jonah 3:10-4:11; Philippians 1:10-20; Matthew 20:1-16

We are the shade, in the story, the strange prophet, a storm, a boat, a big fish with God talk in the human heart. Magic and life in the dire road, we meet the God touch, “Go into the vineyard, today!”

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This week...

  • Lunch and Learn, 12:00 pm
  • Executive Council Meeting, 7:00 pm
  • 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
  • Choir Rehearsal, 10:30am, see schedule
And Beyond...
  • Youth @ the Manor, September 26, 6:00 pm
  • Water Walk and Feast, September 30, 4:00 pm
  • UCW Tea @ the Manor, October 10  2:00 pm
  • Halloween Card making with Jennifer Palin, October 15, 12:00pm
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
Sunday Counters Needed
We need 2 volunteers every Sunday to count Sunday morning offerings which is done after the church service. The process takes about 30 minutes and includes counting the money and preparing the CIBC deposit documents, and then depositing it at CIBC branch at Bayview and Glazebrook Ave (on the west side of Bayview, north of Eglinton). The months for counting are: Jan, Feb, Mar, May, July, Sept, Oct, and Nov.                     
You do not have to commit for a month, or even 2 Sundays, just whatever works for you. If you're interested, please contact Don Reynolds at (416) 231-5647 or email the office at
Celebrating our Superstars!
Wishing Susan a speedy recovery
Youth at the Manor playing ring frisbee golf
Celebration of Life for Jean Ballinger
Monday, September 18, 2023

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on September 18, 2023, in the Funeral Centre at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Webcast link.

Lunch and Learn
Tuesdays, 12:00 pm
Underdevelopment and Social Behaviour Continued
Audio link

MRUC Lunch and Learn @ the Manor, Massey Lectures Book Club with Dr. JJ and Peter McNaughton in the large meeting room.

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
Wednesdays, 12:00 pm
A time for stillness

“The People Turned”
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Meeting ID: 831 6375 2635, Passcode: 947519

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
“God Changed”
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Meeting ID: 822 2777 3006, Passcode: 261630
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

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Meeting ID: 817 1503 6580, Passcode: 072672

Dial by your location  +1 647 374 4685  +1 647 558 0588 

The Mod's Book Squad

Brew a cup of tea or pour a glass of your favourite drink, and snuggle in with a good book. Oh, and you can discuss the book with at least two friends—the Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Moderator of The United Church of Canada, and her guest—in one of Canada’s biggest book clubs.  

Starting Sept. 21, 2023, and ending in June 2025, these (mostly) monthly book club sessions will feature fiction, non-fiction and poetry written by (mostly) Canadian authors. More information here.

At 12:00 pm on Wednesday, September 27, we invite you to stand in solidarity with the Land Alliance to protect their lands and waters! RSVP at:

Water Walk & Feast
Saturday, September 30, 4:00pm – 8:30pm

Join members of the North Toronto Cluster of Churches  for an Indigenous Water Walk led by an Elder at Evergreen Brickworks with an Indigenous Feast to follow at Rosedale United Church.

Registration is required.

Forget Me Project Art Exhibition

Award-winning visual artist, Suendrini (Suen) Goonesekera’s body of work, entitled Artful Waste, has been featured in the series, Artistry Of God at Eglinton St. George United Church this past Spring. Now, two years in the making, Suen and sponsor the Peace With Justice group of ESG welcomes you to experience the Forget Me Project art exhibition. 

The Forget Me Project was created in an effort to acknowledge and process, from the settler’s perspective, an awful time in Canadian history: Indian Residential Schools. This collaborative and multigenerational art initiative consists of 215 individual fabric hearts, each representing the life taken of an indigenous child who did not return from the Kamloops Indian residential school they were forced to attend. 
Go Project
Curriculum for children and youth

Moses and Aaron also had a sister named Miriam. Miriam helped Moses stay alive in a time when babies were being harmed. She convinced the Pharoah’s daughter to adopt Moses so that he would stay safe amongst the political unrest and violence towards the Israelites. Now, many years later, in this part of the story, Moses has led the Israelites to freedom and to celebrate, Miriam dances and celebrates with song and timbrels!


I wonder how Miriam felt while keeping Moses safe?
I wonder if you like to dance?
I wonder why Miriam helped Moses?
I wonder how you like to celebrate important things

From the Desk of Rev JJ
We Are the Dawn

Dashboard for August 2023

General Fund Offerings $4,448.00
Budgeted $5,758.00
Better or Worse - $1,310.00

Mission & Service Offerings $795.00
Budgeted $1,190
Better or Worse - $395.00

New Address for Don Reynolds
39 Old Mill Road
Suite 2305
Toronto, ON
M8X 1G6
We invite you to join in our community practice of giving back as we take up a financial offering. Thank you for your generosity. 

1. Sign up for PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance). This is the easiest way to give (for both you and the church). Visit our website for more information.
2. E-transfer to
3. On our website use Canada Helps.
4. Mail a cheque payable to “Manor Road United Church” to Marianne Eschker, 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.