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.   The doors to the sanctuary will be open Monday to Friday from  9 AM to 4 PM for people to find a moment to come in 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.

 

 

 

 

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Worship Online with the St. Andrew’s Church Community 

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

September 25,  2022 – Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

 

 

THURSDAY NOON-TIME COMMUNION SERVICE  – Doors will open at noon and the service will begin at 12:15 PM.  All are welcome.

 

 

 

 

Sunday Bible Study
Please join us Sunday mornings at 9:00am in the boardroom for our weekly Bible Study.  We will continue with our hybrid format so if you would like to join us via Zoom please email Rev. Faris at b.faris@standrewstoronto.org so that he can send out the weekly link.

For more detailed information please click HERE

 

Church School & Nursery Update for Fall 2022 
A new Church School year has now begun here at St. Andrew’s!  we welcome  children and youth, up to 17 years of age, each Sunday morning.

The Nursery, located on the 2nd floor, is available for infants and children up to 4 years of age.  It will be open beginning at 9:30am so that parents and guardians may drop off the little ones before worship service begins at 10:30am

For more information please click HERE

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Singing with others is one of the great experiences of life.  This fall, a newly formed community choir called SingTO will offer members of the downtown Toronto area the opportunity to gather and sing together, under the direction of an experienced and professional conductor.

SingTO has three goals – enjoying the opportunity to sing together as a choir; providing opportunities for new friendships in our community; and raising awareness and support for compassionate causes making a difference in our community and our world.

To learn more, plan to join us Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Great Hall, 73 Simcoe Street entrance.

To sign up ahead of time please visit our MeetUp Page HERE

 

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September 30 is National Truth and Reconciliation Day and is also known as “Orange Shirt Day.” Orange Shirt Day began in 1973 when six-year-old Phyllis Webstad entered the St. Joseph Mission Residential School in B.C. Young Phyllis was wearing a new orange shirt that her grandmother had gotten for her for her first day of school—but the Mission Oblates quickly stripped her of her new shirt and replaced it with the school’s institutional uniform. (Visit orangeshirtday.org  for the full story about Phyllis Webstad and her experience.)

Wearing an orange shirt on September 30 is one way to publicly and collectively remember the intense and enduring harm that was done to Indigenous children and communities through the Residential School system. It is also a way of showing support for all—Survivors and intergenerational Survivors—whose lives have been impacted by the schools.

The orange shirts also honour the many Indigenous children who never made it home from the schools. The Centre for Truth and Reconciliation maintains a registry of the thousands of children who died at Residential Schools, though these lists are incomplete and thousands of unmarked burial sites on the grounds of formal Residential Schools have been announced.  The Presbyterian Church in Canada ran 11 schools in 12 sites.

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Thank you to ALL THE VOLUNTEERS

who made our Book Sale and Cookie Sale so successful

during the TIFF events here on King Street.

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The Fall series of Friday Noontime Recitals will begin on October 7, 2022 with The Ezra Duo, music for violin and piano by Beethoven and Michiru Oshima.  Join us at 12:10 for this 50 minute recital.

You may still enjoy the video recordings of the performances from the 2021/22 season.  They may be found on our Youtube channel at:    https://standrewstoronto.org/events/music-videos/.
We look forward to seeing you in the fall!
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For more information on joining the team and for registration instructions, please click HERE

Upcoming Events

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JOIN US!

Better English Cafe

The Better English Café is now back in session Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Great Hall, 73 Simcoe St – opposite Roy Thomson Hall.

Please checkout our Meetup Page at:

https://www.meetup.com/Better-English-Cafe/

Volunteers & Donations are currently needed

St. Andrew’s Church Faith Formation programs are now back in-person

The Nursery, Church School and Youth Group activities will all be available.

For more detailed information, please click below.

SAGA

SAGA  will return to in-person meetings on September 23, 2022.    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.