Welcome to the Anglican Church
of St John’s West Toronto
St. John's Anglican Church is an energetic community of faith in West Toronto where you will find a variety of worship experiences and opportunities for learning and socializing. Based on our baptismal vow that "we respect the dignity of every human being", we affirm diversity and embrace inclusiveness.
We have something to offer you and we know we can learn something from you. You're welcome here – let's journey together!
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Holy Eucharist for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Sunday, January 23
Service with music
Presider: Mother Alexandra Stone
Deacon: The Rev. Evelyn Butler
Preacher: Mother Alexandra Stone
Piano: Dan Gooch
Vocalists: Alie Rutty & Genesis Bovas
Click here for the Order of Service
Join us this week on Zoom
At the beginning of the service the Presider will invite you to light a candle to create a sacred space in your worship. If you wish to do so, have a candle and lighter ready.
Join on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 997 9540 2224
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aSnZBp1oW
To ensure that the names in our prayer petitions are current we are refreshing the list of names for our prayers of the people.
Please send the names of anyone for whom you wish prayers to Evelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday. In your request please indicate if the request is for healing or for other needs and concerns.
This week's theme image: Swanson, John August. Wedding Feast, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=58581 [retrieved January 12, 2022]. Original source: www.JohnAugustSwanson.com - copyright 1996 by John August Swanson.
SJWT Book Club returns!
Our Book Club starts off 2022 with 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality by Bob Joseph. Grab your favourite beverage and come join us online on Monday, January 31 at 7:30 pm to discuss this book.
Missing our fun conversations and catching up with your church friends, please feel free to join us for Between Books Chat this Monday, January 17 at 7:30 pm, same Zoom link below.
Drop In Crafts Guild
returns in the new year when we can safely gather in the church again.
Music at St. John's
Interested in joining or want more info?
Support our music programming
Please make a special donation. Please note that it is for Music at St. John's.
Thank you to those who have already donated!
Saturday morning food drop-off
9 - 11 am
Donations will be given to the Four Villages Community Health Centre, a local not-for-profit providing health care services and programming in West Toronto since 1991. Their food drive provides food to around 70 families every week!
Besides non-perishables, donations of fresh fruits and vegetables that don’t perish quickly (ie; squash, bags of apples, potatoes, etc.) will now be accepted.
Volunteering at St. John's
There are many diverse opportunities to find fulfilment and have fun through volunteering here at St. John's.
Are you looking for volunteer hours?
There are opportunities for you too.
Sacred Text Studies & Meditation
over Google Meets.
Returning in the New Year
To join, email Genesis at email@example.com
Open mic for youth ages 15-25
Coming in the New Year
Interested in performing?
Contact Genesis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Reconciliation Walk rescheduled
The next session of A Reconciliation Walk, originally scheduled for Thursday, January 13, has been postponed. The next session will be held Thursday, February 10, 7-8:30 pm.
Deacons of the Parkdale West Toronto Deanery and the York Credit Valley Area of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto
Learn more about Indigenous justice
Visit the Indigenous Justice webpage on the Diocesan website.
Check out Diocesan News
Find updates about current events, issues of The Anglican.
Creator, you made all people of every land. It is our responsibility to give thanks and respect to those who first occupied this land we are upon. We give thanks to the Wendat, the Anishinabee, the Mississauga of the Credit and the Haudenosaunee, the first people of this land.
We offer our respect to those ancestors who may be interred on this land. We are also thankful for the gifts of the People of the land. Creator let us be of Good Mind to reconcile the mistreatment of this land and to those who have been displaced.
With thankful and respectful hearts, we pray in Your name, Your son the Peacemaker and the Sacred Spirit. Amen
The Land Acknowledgement is taken from A Liturgy for The National Indigenous Day of Prayer https://www.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/nidp-liturgy.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1oWVCmVyX1tQWadWWfd1e5PoGDl4bf_p77nxkedV50uBflICO4BE2MUa8