TIME: 11:00 – 11:30 AM

SUNDAY WORSHIP ONLINE: MAY 31, 2020 AT 11:00 – 11:30 AM
Dear friends, 

We invite you to join us tomorrow for our Sunday morning worship service online. At 10:30am, you can join in for a short hymn sing and fellowship. We will also use this time to ensure you are properly connected, before we begin our service at 11:00 a.m. Please state your name at the beginning of logging in. We encourage you to forward this email to friends and family who may want to join our online service. The login information is updated each week.

We look forward to seeing you all online.

The Ministerial Team and the Board of Elders/Administrative Board
Hillcrest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)


We will continue to provide the login information each week by e-mail/phone. If you, or someone you know, would like to join the distribution list, please click here or contact Rev. Ann Stainton at hillcrest@bellnet.ca or 416-433-7997.


You are encouraged to prepare a piece of bread and juice and we will partake in Communion together.

Pentecost Sunday
May 31, 2020

Welcome and Announcements: Nicole Delos-Reyes

Gathering Music: Shema Dizon

Call to Worship: Nicole Delos-Reyes


Scripture Reading: Vivar Puhawan
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; John 20:19-23
Response to the Word
Vivar: The Word of God for the People of God.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.

Sermon: Rev. Fred Dizon
Text: Acts 2: 1-4; 16-18; 21
Meditation: “A Fresh Outpouring of the Holy Spirit”

Special Music: Shema Dizon

Pastoral Prayer

Lord’s Prayer 

The Offering: 

Invitation to Stewardship
We invite you to continue with your tithes and offering through one of the options below. We know many of you are facing challenges due to COVID-19 and offer understanding for any decision you make.

  1. Online through our page on Canada Helps
    Canada Helps will issue tax receipts at the end of the calendar year.
  2. Mail a cheque to Hillcrest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2 Vaughan Road, Toronto, ON M6G 2N1

For those members who are using bank to bank transfers, please call Amando about the transaction so income tax receipts can be issued to the individual(s) at the end of the year and the Finance group will know the proper designation of the fund. The bank statements sometimes are showing deposits but we do not know where it came from. Thank you.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper: Rev. Fred Dizon

Invitation to the Table
Consecration and Participation
Prayer for the Bread: Amorsolo Himaya
Prayer for the Cup: Susan Dizon

Closing Prayer

Dismissal: “Go Now In Peace”
Soloist: Shema Dizon

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of ev’ry day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there, watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith and in love.



For Voltaire Veneracion who is recovering from heart surgery on Friday, May 29, and for Carrie Santoyo who is the hospital in Manilla.  Due to the worldwide pandemic, visitors are restricted.

Our condolences to the family and friends of Olga Blackwood who passed away on Sunday, May 24 at the age of 96.  A committal service was held on Friday, May 29.  A memorial service will be held at Hillcrest when the church is open again. 

We would like to thank everyone for joining us each Sunday for our worship services online during these unprecedented times. Over the past few weeks, we have been in communication with other congregations to discuss best practices while conducting services virtually. We understand that there have been instances where online services have been taken over by unknown participants. To ensure our services continue to be a safe, open and inviting space for anyone who would like to participate, we conduct the following:Have a moderator ensuring our services run smoothly Ask everyone to state their name upon logging in. If you have invited a guest, please introduce them at the beginning of the meeting.Continue to provide the login information each week by e-mail/phone. If you, or someone you know, would like to join the distribution list, please click here or contact Rev. Ann Stainton at 416-433-7997. In the case where we have to promptly close the conference line, we appreciate your understanding and will follow up with a communication, which can be found in the News section of the Hillcrest website: https://hillcrestdisciples.ca/news/. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with our Ministerial Team at hillcrest@bellnet.ca or 416-433-7997.

Thank you again for your support and we continue to be grateful for your dedication in congregating each Sunday online.


June 6 – Board meeting at 1:00 p.m.
June 7 – 
Rev. Warren McDougall preaching
June 13 – 
Capital Campaign meeting at 10:30 a.m.
June 14 – 
Rev. Fred Dizon preaching
June 19 – 
Bible Study at 7:30 p.m.
June 21 – 
Rev. Dr. Nancy Hardy
June 27 –
 Board meeting at 1:00 p.m.
June 28 – 
Rev. Fred Dizon preaching
July 5 – 
Rev. Ben Kidd preaching

For tip sheets and the latest news on COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization’s website by clicking here. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public