Welcome to St. Andrew’s Church
Join us every Sunday at 10:30am for Morning Worship

Downtown Toronto is a busy and bustling place. Every day, thousands of people stream past the doors of St. Andrew’s on their way to work, to the theatre, to their homes, to sports games, and to the many tourist sites located in the church’s neighbourhood.

Behind the large doors which open onto King St. is a quiet and peaceful place of prayer and of worship. And, each and every day, many people find a moment to come into the sanctuary at St. Andrew’s to pray, to contemplate, to collect their thoughts and to seek peace.

The church doors are usually open from about 8:30 am until about 5:00 pm. If you are passing by, feel free to come in to offer a prayer and to sit quietly in a place of peace. One does not need to be a member of the St. Andrew’s community to come into the sanctuary.

God calls on St. Andrew’s to be an inclusive community and to welcome all with open arms and hearts of love.

St. Andrew’s Church is a place of prayer for all people.

The 2021 Lenten Midweek Meditation Series

“God So Loved the World”

March 3 2021 – Part 2 – “When Loving Hurts”

with Rev. Dr. Blair Bertrand

Please click here for a link to the previous weeks’ meditations.

Worship Online with the St. Andrew’s Church Community 

To access the online services from previous weeks, please click here.

February 28, 2021 – The Second Sunday of Lent

Announcements

IN-PERSON SUNDAY WORSHIP IS SUSPENDED

After reassessing the current situation as regards COVID-19, Session has decided to continue with the suspension of in-person Sunday Services through Sunday, March 14, 2021.  They will meet again on March 16, 2021 and a further update will be provided at that time.

ON TUESDAY & FRIDAY MORNINGS – a takeaway breakfast is now available at the Simcoe Street doors beginning at 7:00am.  These breakfasts will continue during the current State of Emergency.  All guests are urged to practice social distancing while waiting to be served.

ON MONDAY EVENINGS NEW!  We are very sorry to advise that the takeaway supper is currently suspended due to the State of Emergency in Ontario due to COVID-19.  Please check back here for updates as they become available.

SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR

Join us for a Zoom Coffee Hour at 11:30am on Sunday mornings.  It will be a chance to meet and to chat with other members of the congregation.  We can set up different chat rooms for people to speak in if you wish.  Please contact Rev. Faris at: b.faris@standrewstoronto.org for more information.

BIBLE STUDY CLASSES FALL 2020/Winter 2021

The Sunday morning Bible study group is continuing in their study of the Acts of the Apostles.  It meets from 9:30 – 10:30 am on a ZOOM platform and everyone is welcome.  For more information or to join, please be in touch with Rev. Faris at:  b.faris@standrewstoronto.org

For more details on each week’s Lenten Meditation presenter and discussion topic, please go to:  https://standrewstoronto.org/connect/lent-advent-meditations/

A CHURCH SCHOOL UPDATE:

An update concerning Church School and Youth Activities during Lent, plus resources for parents during the pandemic is now available on our Christian Education page.

Please click on this link:  https://standrewstoronto.org/connect/christian-education-events/

2021 World Day of Prayer – Join Us March 5th – NEW!
This year St. Andrew’s is the host for the 2021 World Day of Prayer events in Toronto.  We invite you to join us and the women of Vanuatu, who are entrusted with the distinguished privilege of preparing the program for this year’s celebration. They have chosen the theme ‘BUILD ON A FIRM FOUNDATION’ based on Matthew Chapter 7: 24-27.

The service is now available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8nhP0h8PLo&t=1s  People can go to the link and watch it themselves, or they can join us on a live Zoom session on Friday, March 5th at 2:00 PM.  At 3:00 PM, there will be a Fellowship and Social Hour via Zoom to discuss what this message means to us.

If you wish to be part of this Zoom session, kindly register here: indra_pilates@hotmail.com

More information on The World Day of Prayer may be found here: https://standrewstoronto.org/about-us/friends-partners/

THE BETTER ENGLISH CAFÉ RETURNS – VIA ZOOM!

The Better English Café is now back in session on Tuesday evenings at 7pm EST.  All those who want to improve their conversational English are welcome to join us via Zoom.

While we cannot offer you the usual Cup of Coffee & Treats, Zoom does allow you to join in from anywhere in the world.  If you, or anyone you know, may be interested, please pass along this information.

Registration is available via Meetup at the following link: https://www.meetup.com/Better-English-Cafe/

SOMETHING OF INTEREST!

Faces of Faith segments may be found here: https://standrewstoronto.org/about-us/faces-of-faith/

The History of St. Andrews features may be found here: https://standrewstoronto.org/about-us/history-of-st-andrew/ 

The Catalyst may be found here: https://standrewstoronto.org/connect/the-catalyst/

Sunday Forums may be found here: https://standrewstoronto.org/connect/christian-education-events/

Heart of the City Speakers Series may be found here: https://standrewstoronto.org/events/heart-of-the-city-speakers-series/

Advent/Lenten Meditations may be found here: https://standrewstoronto.org/connect/lent-advent-meditations/ 

Meet our Gallery Choir here:  https://standrewstoronto.org/worship/our-choirs/

Upcoming Events

With deep regret — Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic & concerns for public safety, we have now decided to cancel the remaining Lenten Meditations for 2020.

With deep regret — Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic & concerns for public safety, we’re indefinitely postponing our April 4 presentation of Handel’s Messiah. Refunds will be provided via original point of ticket purchase. Thank you for your understanding.

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With deep regret – due to the current COVID-29 pandemic & concerns for public safety, all Holy Week services have been cancelled.  Please check the website for the link to our online service.

JOIN US!

Better English Cafe

The Better English Café is now back in session Tuesday evenings at 7pm EST.  More information regarding registration is available on our Meetup Page: https://www.meetup.com/Better-English-Cafe/

Volunteers & Donations are currently needed

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic Church School has gone online!  Join us at the end of each Sunday’s Youtube Service as we offer information to parents and challenges for the children.

SAGA

Information concerning our March 2021 meeting will be available shortly.  Please click below for further information as it becomes available.

Life @ St. Andrew’s

Sermons

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This Week at St. Andrew’s

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Each Friday we publish a weekly newsletter for the week ahead. Keep up to date with what is happening at St. Andrew’s and for opportunities to join with us in worship and in fellowship.

Session & Ministries

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The elders of the congregation serve together on the Session. The Session is responsible for the oversight of all of the ministries of the congregation.
Each of these six ministry areas is coordinated by a convener and an associate convener, who work with committees, task forces, activity groups and individuals within the respective areas of concern.

Faces of Faith

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In “Faces of Faith” we will be featuring members of our community – old and new – and putting faces to names.  Check in during the upcoming weeks to learn a bit more about those who are the lifeblood of this church and about the varied ways that they contribute.