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

 Welcome Back!!

In-Person Sunday Worship has now resumed at St. Andrew’s Church

 An online service will still be available for those

unable to attend in person.

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. As of June 1, 2022 we will once again open our doors to the sanctuary here at St. Andrew’s for people to find a moment to come in to pray, to contemplate, to collect their thoughts and to seek peace.

The doors to the sanctuary will be open Monday to Friday from  9 AM to 4 PM .

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.

Worship Online with the St. Andrew’s Church Community 

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

August 7, 2022 – Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Announcements

 

 

Heart of the City Speakers Series – “Presbyterian Mercy Flights” 

Video Link now available HERE

 

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“SINGTO” COMMUNITY CHOIR – We are pleased to announce that plans are underway to form a community-based choir early in the fall of 2022. The choir – which will be known as “SingTO” – will meet on a weekly basis to enjoy singing together and to prepare for musical presentations in support of worthwhile causes in our wider community. Please “stay tuned” for more information.

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THE BETTER ENGLISH CAFE – Please note that we are now on break for the Summer but will resume on Tuesday, September 13 at 7PM in the Great Hall

 

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Our Friday Noontime Recital series will resume on October 7, 2022 with some excellent pianists and some great chamber music.

You may still enjoy the video recordings of the performances from the 2021/22 season.  They may be found on our Youtube channel at:    https://standrewstoronto.org/events/music-videos/.

We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

 

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THURSDAY NOON-TIME COMMUNION SERVICE  – The Thursday Noon-time Communion Service has now resumed, in person.  Doors will open at noon and the service will begin at 12:15 PM.  All are welcome.

 

The Rev. Dr. Bob Faris – will be on vacation during August.  The Rev. Dr. Will Ingram will be available to provide pastoral care and support during the month.

Church School & Nursery Update for Summer 2022 
Please note that Church School is now on break until September.  Activity bags will be available in the Narthex for children attending worship services.   Our Nursery will be available for those parents who require it during Sunday worship.  The nursery is located in Room 207.

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TIFF BOOK SALE

With the success of our Spring Book Sale we have decided that it is not too soon to start thinking about another.  As TIFF will be back in person this year, with the usual street closures for pedestrian access, we anticipate a Fall book/cookie sale here at St. Andrew’s.  Since we have largely disposed of the books on hand, we will now be accepting more book donations.  If you are doing some decluttering or downsizing this Summer, please keep us in mind.

It is probably best to arrange for dropping off any large donations by contacting the Church Manager at: dveenstra@standrewstoronto.org so that assistance is available if required.  Smaller donations may be added to the donation bin located outside the Church Office on the main floor.  Thank you

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Upcoming Events

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JOIN US!

Better English Cafe

The Better English Café is now open for in-person meetups. Join us each  Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Great Hall, 73 Simcoe St.

Please checkout our Meetup Page at:

https://www.meetup.com/Better-English-Cafe/

Volunteers & Donations are currently needed

St. Andrew’s Church is now welcoming back children & youth into our Faith Formation programs at in-person classes each Sunday at 10:30am.   The Nursery, Church School and Youth Group activities will all be available – following all COVID-19 protocols.

For more detailed information, please click below.

SAGA

SAGA is now on break for the Summer.  The September meetup is scheduled for the 23rd.  Please click below for the latest update as it becomes available.

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.