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

Safe and healthy COVID-19 protocols, including contact tracing and masking, are in place so that we can all enjoy a relaxing and peaceful worship experience together.

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.

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.

September 19, 2021 – The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Just a reminder that these performances are FREE, but donations are welcomed.

To ensure everyone’s safety, all COVID-19 Protocols will be in place, including masking , social distancing and proof of full vaccination status.  To assist with the required contact tracing we are asking everyone to pre-register here:

 

On October 1, 2021 at 12:10pm please join our first talented performer, pianist Younggun Kim, whose programme will include the following: Sonata Hob. XVI: 52 in E flat major  F. J. Haydn

 

For more information about this performer and his recital, please click here:

We plan to record all concerts and they will be available online at a later date.  Please check back here for further updates.

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St. Andrew’s is participating in the 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and we would love you to join this year’s team in support of our many charitable programmes!

Walk at your own speed, and cover the distance throughout the month of October, or you can join us on Sunday, October 17 as we walk the 5k together.

For more details and registration instructions please click here.

 

Announcements

WELCOME BACK!

Our in person worship services have now resumed and we hope that you will join us this Sunday, September 19 at 10:30am.

Safe and healthy COVID-19 protocols, including contact tracing and masking, are in place so that we can all enjoy a relaxing and peaceful worship experience together.

We look forward to welcoming you back to St. Andrew’s.

SUNDAY BIBLE STUDYNEW   Sunday Bible Study is now in-person at 9:00am in the boardroom.  We will be joined by others who will participate via Zoom.  Please note the earlier start time.  For more information on the subject matter, and to register please click here.

SAGA – NEW   The next meeting of SAGA will take place, online, on Friday September 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Our discussion will invite participants to share their summer activities and experiences.  If you would like to join the meeting, please be in touch with Rev. Faris at b.faris@standrewstoronto.org 

TUESDAY MORNINGS – a takeaway breakfast is available at the Simcoe Street doors beginning at 7:00am.   All guests are urged to practice social distancing while waiting to be served.

OUT OF THE COLD BOUTIQUE – Please note that the Boutique has reopened but that it has relocated to the West Tower Doors, adjacent to the Simcoe Street entrance.  It will be open during the Tuesday morning breakfast hours.

As we move into Fall & Winter, the needs of our clients do change.  If you are able to donate, please visit: https://standrewstoronto.org/volunteer/out-of-the-cold/  for a list of our most urgent needs.  Thank you.

THE CATALYST – The next issue of Catalyst is planned for early November, with submissions due Sunday, October 3rd.  For more information on how to contribute to this issue please click here:
https://standrewstoronto.org/connect/the-catalyst/

SOMETHING OF INTEREST!

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

St Andrew’s Remembers…Videos may be found here: https://standrewstoronto.org/about-us/history-of-st-andrew-2/

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/

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 on recess until Fall 2021 when we hope to resume in-person classes.  For updated information please check back here or at our   Meetup Page: 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

Join us, Friday September 24th for our first meeting of the Fall.  For more information, please click below.  

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.