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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!

 
Although the church building remains closed, we're still active and welcome you to our online services. For details, see below.


For updates on COVID-19 from the Diocese of Toronto, go to toronto.anglican.ca

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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost – August 1, 9:30 am

Presider: The Rev. David Hoopes, OHC

Priest and Preacher: The Rev. Evelyn Butler

Deacon: The Rev. Evelyn Butler
Pianist and music director: Noah Franche-Nolan
Cantor: Genesis Bovas 

 

Click here for the Order of Service 

A SACRED SPACE

You may wish to create a sacred space by lighting a candle.

Join Zoom Meeting.

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Intercessions:

If you wish to add your name or another's name for our prayers for those who are ill, in distress, or have died, please email deaconevelyn@sjwt.ca

Needs and celebrations:

Email deaconevelyn@sjwt.ca with your celebrations and requests for prayer to share at the end of the Sunday service.

Prayer resources:

Here are some resources that may help your daily prayer. If you have other prayer resources please send them, along with a brief description, to Deacon Evelyn at deaconevelyn@sjwt.ca

Drop off food and donations
on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the church front steps.

 

Please wear a mask when you drop off your donation. If you know of anyone who needs food, contact Deacon Evelyn.

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SJWT Book Club  
Next meeting: Tuesday, August 3 at 7:30 pm

Please note the date change due to the Civic Holiday.
Book Club normally meets bi-weekly on Mondays 

Our current book is Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times by Bishop Michael Curry and Sara Grace

We will be examining Chapter 7: Leave No One Behind and Chapter 8: When the Spirit Reworks You. 
These are serious chapters for discussion this time, reflecting on how we treat others and "the dance of nonviolent change".

Feel free to join in even if you have not read the book as our lively discussions involve contemplations on our current lives and social justice issues.

To get the Zoom link for the meeting, send an email to info@sjwt.ca

Community Choir 

On Sunday, August 15, we will celebrate the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin, mother of Jesus, with songs reflecting her story and influence performed by the Community Choir.

Tracks will be sent out by the end of Sunday, August 1. A choir meeting on Zoom is scheduled for Saturday, August 7 at 3:00 pm EDT. 

If you are interested in joining our choir, it is never too late! For more information, please email info@sjwt.ca

The Deacons of the Parkdale-West Toronto Deanery and the York-Credit Valley Episcopal Area with support from the National Film Board of Canada present the second season of “A Reconciliation Walk”.

This is a series of conversations which aims to be open to the voices of Indigenous people through stories, movies, and discussions, and so guide us in genuine reconciliation.

This season's theme is “Every Child Matters”. It will begin on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. with a discussion of the film “We Were Children”. 

All events be on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Other dates in the series include:

  • October 14, 2021

  • November 4, 2021

  • January 13, 2022

  • February 10, 2022.

Registration will open in late August.

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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

Check out the creative responses of St. John's members in the first two editions of the Dreams & Visions zines.

You can find the first two zines, JOY and JUSTICE, on the Children and Families page.

Land Acknowledgment

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 

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St John's performs same sex marriages. 

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