St John’s West Toronto Welcomes you
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!
REQUIEM FOR BOB AND NANCY CRUMMEY
Saturday December 2nd at 4 pm
St. John's will hold a requiem eucharist for Robert Owen Crummey and Nancy Nesbit-Crummey, the brother and sister-in-law of Jim and Sheila Crummey, today, Saturday December 2nd at 4 pm. All are invited to join the family in praying for the repose of Bob and Nancy's souls and celebrating their lives of faithful witness. The service will take place in person and on Zoom. A light reception in the church will follow.
for the First Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 3rd at 10am
PARTICIPANTS IN THE LITURGY
Celebrant & Preacher: Mother Alexandra Stone
Deacon: The Reverend Evelyn Butler
Eucharistic Assistant: Carrie Cardwell
Lectors: Allison MacDuffee & Andrea Rutty
Intercessor: Sheila Crummey
Guitar & Vocals: Michael Gentile
Vocals: Alie Rutty & Lee Ramsay
Technical Support: Michael Taylor, Chris Rutty & Greg Los
Please join us in person or on Zoom
St. John's Blog: 100th Anniversary +
Join this Reconciliation Walk Series to learn how Black storytellers, poets,
writers, visual artists and musicians use their art forms to expose anti-Black racism and resist oppression.
Recovering the Truth of Black History in Canada October 12, 2023
The Atlantic Slave Trade: Exile to Babylon November 23, 2023
Emancipation and the Price of Liberty January 18, 2024
Movement of Blacks to Canada
Part 1: Loyalists after the American Revolution February 15, 2024
Part 2: The Underground Railroad March 21, 2024
Immigration from the Caribbean and the West Indian experience April 18, 2024
All session are on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Zoom
Social Justice and Advocacy
Urgent Need for Weekly Food Donations
Saturday and Sunday Mornings
9:30 - 11:30 am
Can you share some food with our neighbours?
We continue to collect non-perishable food items, and some long-lasting perishable items (e.g. apples; potatoes), every week to take to Four Villages Health Centre for their emergency food cupboard.
The program completely relies on St. John’s to keep their emergency food cupboards filled with food. The Monday food bank cannot meet the needs of clients because there are too many people to feed and not enough food to feed them.
We are very thankful to everyone who has donated and helped with this important ministry!
Invitation to Centering Prayer
Wednesday mornings, 10:00 to 10:30 am
Are you drawn to listen more deeply, with ears, eyes, and heart? Are you searching for some way to step outside the noise, the stories, the busyness, and stand in the river of your life without anxiety, without striving, with confidence that the strength enabling you to stand in the flow comes directly from God? If you’ve been longing for deeper spiritual awareness, join us for the practice of Centering Prayer. No experience necessary, no introverted temperament required – only honesty, commitment and a good sense of humour.
Each Sunday during the prayers of the people, we pray for people who are ill or have needs or concerns.
You may send the names of anyone for whom you ask prayers to Deacon Evelyn at email@example.com or speak directly to her or write their names on the prayer request sheet in the Narthex.
Please ensure that you have permission to pray publicly for the person and indicate if the request is for healing or for other needs and concerns.
We pray for God's peace in troubled lands under threat of danger. We pray God's peace into the hearts of those who hate, into the minds of those who live in anger, of those who long for revenge.
We pray for survivors of the residential school system, the 60s scoop, and all the Indigenous women that are missing and murdered and for their families and communities
The crisis in Ukraine continues
Wonder how can you help?
Read more about PWRDF's continuing efforts and how you can support them here: https://pwrdf.org/news/
Praying for peace
Primate Linda Nicholls is inviting Anglicans in Canada to join the world in prayer for the people of Ukraine and for peace.
Read her full message on the Anglican Church of Canada website.
Volunteering and getting involved at St. John's
There are many diverse opportunities to find fulfilment and have fun through volunteering or participating in activities here at St. John's.
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