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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for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Sunday, February 5th at 10 am
PARTICIPANTS IN THE LITURGY
Celebrant: Mother Alexandra Stone
Preacher: The Reverend Canon Claudette Taylor
Deacon: The Reverend Evelyn Butler
Eucharistic Assistant: Lisa Rumble
Lectors: Jennifer Jenkins & Cheryl Atkins
Intercessor: Carrie Cardwell
Piano: John Stephenson
Vocalists: Brandyn McKinson & Lee Ramsay
Technical Support: Greg Los, Chris Rutty & Michael Taylor
Please join us in person or on Zoom
Meeting ID: 997 9540 2224
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aSnZBp1oW
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.
To ensure that the names in our prayer petitions are current 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.
Social Justice and Advocacy
Weekly Saturday morning food drop-off
9:00 - 11:00 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!
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