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.

November 29, 2020 – The First Sunday of Advent and the Celebration of Holy Communion

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, January 10, 2021.

However, this does not mean that we will not be busy here at St. Andrew’s during December.  Please join us for the following:

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

ON MONDAY EVENINGS a takeaway supper will be available between 5 & 7:00pm at the Simcoe Street Doors.

 

Ecology and Spirituality – A Conversation
On the evening of December 8, 2020, join us for a conversation with
student leaders and  campus organizers on ecology and spirituality.
How does ecological awareness inform our spirituality? How can spiritual practices help ground us as we engage in environmental work? How do these intersections inform how we live, work, study and organize – and can these differ based on our personal faith – or unfaith?

The conversation will be held via Zoom on December 8, 2020, 7 pm – 8:30 pm. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on the Evenbrite page.

To register, use Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ecology-and-spirituality-a-conversation-tickets-130266270923

 

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.

BIBLE STUDY CLASSES FALL 2020/Winter 2021

The Sunday morning Bible Study Group is continuing in their study of the Acts of the Apostles.  We meet from 9:00 to 10:00 am via a ZOOM platform and everyone is welcome.

For more information or to join us Sunday morning, please contact Rev. Faris at b.faris@standrewstoronto.org

The Monday and Thursday evening sessions have now concluded.  Please check back here in February when we will have information regarding new study sessions during Lent.

A CHURCH SCHOOL UPDATE:

An update concerning Church School and Youth Activities, 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/

COOKIES FOR SALE!

Please remember that members of our Refugee Support Team have been hard at work baking both their famous Molasses and Chocolate Chip Cookies.  They are available at a cost is $5 for a bag of 5 cookies.

Please email  info@standrewstoronto.org and put the word COOKIES in the subject line.  Place your order and someone will contact you to arrange delivery or pick up.  Thank you.

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.

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 about the December Christmas meeting is now available.   Please click below for further information.

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.