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.   The doors to the sanctuary will be open Monday to Friday from  9 AM to 4 PM for people to find a moment to come in to pray, to contemplate, to collect their thoughts and to seek peace.

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.

 

 

 

 

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Worship Online with the St. Andrew’s Church Community 

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

December 4,  2022 – The Second Sunday of Advent

 

THURSDAY NOON-TIME COMMUNION SERVICE  – Doors will open at noon and the service will begin at 12:15 PM.  All are welcome.

Douglas Bodle – A Celebration of Life

A celebration of the life and music of Douglas Bodle, one of Canada’s most influential musicians and teachers, will be held on Friday, December 16 at 3:30pm at St. Andrew’s Church.  As music director and organist at St. Andrew’s for 41 years, beginning in 1963, Douglas made outstanding contributions to the liturgical music and the standards of church musicianship in Canada.

The service will be followed by a reception in the Great Hall hosted by members of his family.

For more information about his life and work – please click HERE

 

 

 

 

Sunday Adult Bible Study
Please join us Sunday mornings at 9:00am in the boardroom for our weekly Bible Study.  We will continue with our hybrid format so if you would like to join us via Zoom please email Rev. Faris at b.faris@standrewstoronto.org so that he can send out the weekly link.

For more detailed information please click HERE

 

Church School & Nursery Update for Fall 2022 
A new Church School year has now begun here at St. Andrew’s!  we welcome  children and youth, up to 17 years of age, each Sunday morning.

The Nursery is located on the 2nd floor, in Room 205 in the Kid’s and Co Daycare.  It is available for infants under 3.  It is open at 10:15 for parents and guardians to drop off their children before worship service begins at 10:30am.

For more information please click HERE

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For more information or to register for the Thursday Discussions please go to: https://presbyterian.ca/2022/11/08/ecumenical-advent/

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Out of the Cold Boutique
The Out of the Cold Boutique is now open on Mondays beginning at 3:45 pm in conjunction with the Out of the Cold Supper and continues to serve our guests from 7:00 to 8:30am on Tuesday mornings during the Community breakfast.  The number of guests visiting the Boutique on Monday night has almost doubled from last year!

 The Boutique’s Top 5 Urgent Needs

  1. Men’s Winter Gloves (we do not have any!) 
  2. Men’s and Women’s’ Underwear (must be new) M, L, XL
  3. Men’s Long Underwear (must be new) M, L, XL
  4. Men’s and Women’s Winter Boots
  5. Men’s Winter Coats L and XL

 

For more information about the OOTC Boutique, and to arrange a drop off time or monetary donation, please email Diana Veenstra
at: dveenstra@standrewstoronto.org

To learn more about our OOTC efforts please click HERE.

 

 

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Volunteer with Out of the Cold at St. Andrew’s

Our  Monday Night, Out of the Cold supper resumed as of November 7, at 5:30 pm while our Community Breakfast continues every Tuesday morning at 7:00 am.  The Boutique is open during both breakfast and supper.

If you wish to volunteer with us in any part of the program you must register here:

https://secure.rotundasoftware.com/29/enrollment/standrewstoronto

This applies whether you are a new or a returning volunteer.

We look forward to working with another wonderful group of volunteers this year who want to make a difference in the heart of Toronto.

To learn more about our Out of the Cold Program, please click HERE

 

 

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Upcoming Events

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JOIN US!

Better English Cafe

The Better English Café is now back in session Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Great Hall, 73 Simcoe St – opposite Roy Thomson Hall.

Last Class of 2022 is December 13th

Classes resume January 10, 2023

Volunteers & Donations are always needed, for both our breakfast & supper programs and our boutique.  Click below for details

St. Andrew’s Church Faith Formation programs are now back in-person

The Nursery, Church School and Youth Group activities will all be available.

For more detailed information, please click below.

SAGA

Celebrate Christmas with SAGA ‘s on December 10, 2022.   Please click below for the latest update.

Life @ St. Andrew’s

Sermons

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To access our archive of present and past sermons, please visit the St. Andrew’s Church Toronto Youtube channel.

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.