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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!

 
While we regret that the church building remains closed, we are still active and welcome you to our online services. 


Due to the pandemic, the re-opening of the church for services has been indefinitely delayed. The clergy and management team understands how disappointing this is.  For updates on COVID-19 from the Diocese of Toronto, go to toronto.anglican.ca

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It starts out small. 

Log on this Sunday.
First Sunday in Lent
Service of the Word 
February 21 at 9:30 am

Click here for the Order of Service

Presider and Preacher: Pastor Dawn Leger

Music: Noah Franche-Nolan and Alie Rutty

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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

IMPORTANT REMINDER: 
Annual Vestry Meeting follows the service
Join us for Book Club 
Monday, February 22 at 7:30 pm 
Help SJWT Book Club pick its next selection and wrap up An Altar in the World

 

Time to choose our next book! Come join our book selection discussion on February 22. 

 

The Social Justice Vestry Motion for 2021 is focussed on the recognition and elimination of Anti-Black and other forms of racism in our society and the SJWT Book Club can help. We need your book suggestions about Black, Indigenous and other racialized people’s issues to add to our list. Please email your suggestions to info@sjwt.ca or bring them to the meeting. 

 

Below is a link to the books that have been suggested so far. 
SJWT Candidate Book List

 

At the beginning of our meeting we will wrap up our very insightful discussions about An Altar in the World. We will then spend the rest of our evening considering book suggestions and picking our next selection. Please bring your ideas—we never have any shortage of fellowship and discussion!! 

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Passcode: 889863

 

To request more information about St. John’s Book Club, please contact us through Facebook.

Diocesan Lenten Resources
 
Creation Care

The Bishop’s Committee on Creation Care has produced a resource for Anglicans who want to undertake a fast during Lent that focuses on Creation and issues related to the climate crisis.

A Fast for the Earth

This program provides a fast for each week of Lent, which begins on Feb. 17 and ends on April 3. It begins with a meat fast followed by a consumption fast, a food waste fast, a water fast, an injustice fast, an electricity fast and an ignorance fast. It concludes with a resurrection feast for Easter on April 4.

Click on this link to find out about 
A Fast for the Earth: Lent 2021.

Meeting God in Creation: A Lenten Journey of Love
Thursdays, February 18 - April 1, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Join others from across the Diocese to learn, pray and take action to heal our relationship with the earth. Meditating on passages from The Green Bible by Stephen Scharper and Simon Appolloni, we will consider their “household rules” for living in balance with the earth. 

For more information and to register, go to https://www.toronto.anglican.ca/events/meeting-god-in-creation-a-lenten-journey-of-love/

Black History Month
The History of the Black Church in Canada
Wednesday, February 24,
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Guest Speaker: Ms. Natasha Henry 
President, Ontario Black History Society

The Black church has historically been at the center of Black resistance and empowerment. Join us for this important conversation. All are welcome!

Register at blackhistorymonth–bac.eventbrite.ca
Donate at blackanglicans.ca/donation

The Diocese's Annual Black Heritage Service
Sunday, February 28 2021 from 4:30 pm

 

The theme, “God’s People: Grounded in Faith, Filled with Hope, Called to Action”, reflects the context of the Anglican Church’s response to the issue of anti-Black racism and bias. There will be a dialogue between Bishop Andrew Asbil, the Bishop of Toronto, and two young members of Black Anglicans of Canada, Aleshia Johnson and Brittany Hudson, moderated by Br. Reginald Crenshaw, OHC. The service, sponsored by Black Anglicans of Canada, will be on Zoom and streamed live on YouTube.

To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-26th-annual-celebration-service-of-the-black-heritage-of-our-church-tickets-137724751439?aff=

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

 

If you know of anyone who needs food, contact Deacon Evelyn.

Land Acknowledgment

We celebrate our relationship with the first peoples of this land and with gratitude we acknowledge the territories on which this Church building and community, lives and moves and has its being. We give thanks for the peoples of the Wendat, the Anishinabeg, the Mississauga of the Credit, and the Haudenosaunee communities, and we recognize the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples on this land.

St John's performs same sex marriages. 

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