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Spring into Ryerson 2015



Handel's Messiah

Sing-along-Messiah on Easter morning!  The Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah with the Chancel Choir, Christopher Robertson, trumpet and John Mitchell, organ. Come one, come, all and bring a sing-along friend! Rehearsal is Easter morning at 9:15am in the church. If you don’t have a Messiah score music will be provided. For more information please contact Bryn, 604-722-6547 or bryn.nixon@telus.net.


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Here comes the annual Ryerson Spring Thrift Sale!  It’s time to clear out your cupboards, round up your no-longer-cherished treasures, and bring your contributions to be sorted for the sale.

The next collection date is Saturday, March 14.  Bring your donations to the back door of the Gym between 10 am and 2 pm.  Further collections will be held on March 28 and April 11.

Books, men’s, ladies’ and children’s clothing, china, collectibles, decorations, small electrical appliances, small items of furniture, housewares, jewelry, lamps, linens, notions, pictures, sporting goods, toys, and wheeled luggage are all wanted.

The Thrift Sale Committee is looking for contributions of time as well as merchandise.  If you are new to Ryerson, or have not yet participated in this all-encompassing event which requires about 120 volunteers to produce, please do contact Gwyneth Westwick (604-447-7779 or gwynwest@shaw.ca) to learn how you can join in the fun.  Opportunities abound, both day and evening, during the week of April 13 – 18.


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The next Church on Friday will be held on:

Friday, March 27, 2015

A time for getting together with people of all ages to enjoy dinner, worship and activities.

Arrival:  Any time after 5:30 pm; activities for all ages, or enjoy chatting with others.

Dinner:  6:15 (but come later if you need to)

Worship for all ages: (short!) about 7:00

Activities continue after dinner and worship.  Chatting too!

Departure:  8:00, or earlier for those with early bedtimes.

We will also have some “just for fun” activities available, such as board games, building with Lego or blocks, and bracelet-making.

RSVP:  (Appreciated, but not essential)

Irene Griffiths




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May the Love of the Lord / Wei yuan Shen di ai         MV218

On Sunday, Sept 21st we learned a new response song for the end of the service. We will continue singing the song over the next few weeks.  We will sing it twice, once in English and once in Mandarin.

To help us learn our new response song in Mandarin here is Anna Chen’s pronunciation and recitation audio files.

Recitation Audio File:

Pronounciation File:


Way-yoo-enn shen dee eye
Foo-way nee dee ling.

May shi-kuh tah dee eye
Joo zaigh nee shin lee.

Tah dee rong guang jaow yaow nee
Tsih eye bann sway nee.

Woo loo-en huh choo tah dee ling doe
Yong yoo-enn ban sway nee.

May the love of our God rest upon your soul.
May God’s love dwell in you, throughout every day.
May God’s countenance shine upon you and be gracious to you.
May God’s Spirit be upon you as you leave this place.


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Magee Wind Ensemble

Magee Wind Ensemble