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.

Announcements

Worship Online with the St. Andrew’s Church Community 

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

July 12, 2020 – The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

BEGINNING TUESDAY, MAY 5TH – A Takeaway breakfast will be available at the Simcoe Street doors beginning at 7:30am and continuing each Tuesday morning going forward.

All guests are urged to practice social distancing while waiting to be served.

BEGINNING FRIDAY MAY 8TH – A Takeaway breakfast will be available at the Simcoe Street doors beginning at 7:30am and continuing each Friday morning going forward.

All guests are urged to practice social distancing while waiting to be served.

AN UPDATE DUE TO COVID-19

Both the Thursday evening and the Sunday morning Bible Study Classes will now take place via Zoom.

Please contact b.faris@standrewstoronto.ca for more information.

SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR

Join us for a Zoom Coffee Hour at 11:30 on Sunday mornings.  It will be a time 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.ca for more information.

RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN & PARENTS

A link to parents’ resources from the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda site http://www.cnob.org. On this site, Tori Smit addresses several topics such as:

Talking With Your Children About COVID-19

FAMILIES @ HOME DURING COVID-19

Loved and Chosen: A Bible Reading Project

Our Journey Through Lent: Reading Through the Gospel of Mark

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.

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Better English Cafe

The Better English Cafe is now cancelled until further notice due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.  We will update information regarding our Fall session as soon as it becomes available.

Please check the webpage for current updates

Church School is not in session due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Please check the Christian Ed webpage for further updates as they become available.

SAGA

SAGA is now on Summer Vacation but meetings will start up again in September.  Please watch this space as we will update information when 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.