TIME: 11:00 – 11:30 AM

SUNDAY WORSHIP ONLINE: JUNE 14, 2020 AT 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Dear friends, 

In Psalm 116, we see how the Lord can bring us out of the most difficult of times. Because of our Lord, we are given hope, tested and strengthened, and are grateful. Let us continue to do God’s work each and every day, wherever we may be. Click the following link to read, A Recommitment to Recognize and Combat Racism, Discrimination, and Unearned Privilege. Hillcrest leadership supports this letter from the Canadian Council of Churches.
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 11:00am. 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.

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.

Second Sunday after Pentecost 
Welcome and Announcements:  Sarah Himaya

Gathering Music: Shema Dizon

Call to Worship


Scripture Reading:  Celso Francisco
Genesis 21:1-7; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; Matthew 9:35-10:8
Response to the Word
Celso: The Word of God for the People of God.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.

Sermon: Rev. Fred Dizon
Text: Romans 5:1-5
Meditation: “A God Who Suffers With Us and For Us!”

Special Music: Shema Dizon

Pastoral Prayer
Lord’s Prayer (recited)

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
  2. Mail a cheque to Hillcrest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2 Vaughan Road, Toronto, ON M6G 2N1

Prayer of Thanksgiving

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

Invitation to the Table
Consecration and Participation
Prayer for the Bread: Amando Osias
Prayer for the Cup: Hubert Reece

Closing Prayer  


“Go Now in Peace”

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



Michelle Alphonso (Hubert Reece’s niece); Victoria Cortez (Nita Delos-Reyes’ mother); Eterna and Arthur Delos-Reyes; Shelia Diwa (Susan Dizon’s niece); Carl Morris; Carrie Santoyo; Voltaire Veneracion; Ditty Young.

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 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 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
July 12 – 
Rev. Fred Dizon 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