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

 In-Person Services – Suspended

In light of the recent increases to the number of COVID-19 infections in the province, the Session of St. Andrew’s Church has decided that  gathered in-person worship services on Sunday January 23 and 30, 2022 will not take place.  Online services will be available for each of these Sundays and will continue in the new year.

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.

January 23, 2022 – Third Sunday after Epiphany

Announcements

SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY  –  We resumed our studies in Isaiah on January 9.  This would be a good time to join us and grow with us as we study scripture together and seek the Spirit’s guidance to apply it in our lives today.  You can join us online via Zoom for the present.  Please contact Rev. Faris at b.faris@standrewstoronto.org  for more information or to register and the Zoom login information will follow.

Please remember that we now meet at 9:00am

CHURCH SCHOOL – The Nursery and Church School are now suspended through Sunday, January 30, 2022.  Please check back here for further updates as they become available.  Parents will be contacted regarding online classes for children and the youth group.

For more information concerning this year’s programmes, plus COVID-19 protocols, please go to our website at: https://standrewstoronto.org/connect/christian-education-events/  or contact Brett Main at churchschool@standrewstoronto.org

SUNDAY VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR – In-person worship services have been suspended until at least January 16, 2022.  To provide a fellowship opportunity, we are again offering a noontime Coffee Hour via Zoom from 11:30 – 12:30 on Sundays throughout January. Everyone is welcome! If you’d like to come, please send an email to info@standrewstoronto.org by Friday afternoon and Leslyn Henry will send you the link on Saturday.

NEW – THE MONDAY NIGHT OUT OF THE COLD SUPPER HAS NOW RESUMED. 

As a temporary measure, we will be serving supper between 3 and 6 p.m.    This will be in a modified format which will reduce the number of volunteers required and will reduce contact among guests and between guests and volunteers.  We are putting these measures in place in response to the rising number of Covid cases.   Please keep our guests and our volunteers in your prayers as we seek to respond to the needs of our neighbours in these difficult times.

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

OUT OF THE COLD BOUTIQUE – With the weather turning colder, 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.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUT OF THE COLD – A SHORT VIDEO IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE:

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While our Fall Recitals have now finished – recordings of the Friday Noontime Recitals are available online.  For more details and links to the videos, please click HERE

Arrangements for our Winter/Spring recitals are now underway so please check back here for updates as they become available.

 

 

NEW – THE BETTER ENGLISH CAFE HAS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED IN PERSON CLASSES DUE TO COVID-19– We plan to resume classes on Tuesday, March 8th.  

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 currently suspended due to Covid-19.  We plan to resume classes on Tuesday, March 8th 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 January 2022 Meeting will be available shortly  Please click below for updates as they become 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.