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. In normal times, 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.  Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 our doors are currently closed to the public, aside from specific events and Sunday worship.  We hope that it won’t be too much longer before we can once again welcome back everyone who would like to visit us here at St. Andrew’s Church.

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.

May 29, 2022 – The Seventh Sunday of Easter

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Come and join us on the last weekend of May when we have an opportunity to both “reach out to” and “welcome in” our community.

 

St. Andrew’s has been approved as a site in this year’s “Doors Open Toronto”.  On Saturday, May 28 and Sunday afternoon, May 29 we will be welcoming people in to see our beautiful sanctuary and to learn more about the history and the current ministry of St. Andrew’s.  For more details regarding opening hours and accessibility, please click HERE

Announcements

THE BETTER ENGLISH CAFE – is currently in need of more volunteers for our Tuesday evening meetups in the Great Hall at 7:00 PM.  For more information, or to volunteer, please email BEC@standrewstoronto.org

 

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SUNDAY VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR – While we have now resumed in-person worship on a Sunday, those who are at home are welcome to join our virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom from 3:30 – 4:30 on Sundays.  To join, the conversation, please send an email to info@standrewstoronto.org by Friday afternoon and Leslyn Henry will send you the link on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

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.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Douglas Bodle, for four decades, the Director of Music and Organist here at St. Andrew’s Church.

Details about a service honouring Douglas’ life will be shared when they become available.

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In conjunction with Doors Open, on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28, we are holding a book sale on the King Street patio.  This has been a very popular event in the past and we expect hundreds of people to drop in and browse – and buy!  Funds raised will support outreach programmes at St. Andrew’s as well as missions and ministries such as Evangel Hall and ARISE.  On Saturday we will also have great music and food for sale.

 

 

As a further enticement, our bakers have been hard at work so that our very popular cookies will also be available.  But come early as they go fast!

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May 27 will mark the final performance in this series of Friday Noontime Recitals. Our guests will be Jin Lee Youn and Su Jeon Higuera who will play violin sonatas by Mozart and Brahms. Join us this Friday at 12:10. Doors open at 11:30.

Please note, that while masking and social distancing are no longer required, we strongly encourage you to continue with these protocols.

Recital recordings will continue to be available before and after April 1.  Click HERE each Friday for the YouTube link.

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

Information regarding the May, 2022 Meeting is now available.  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.