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.
For updates on COVID-19 from the Diocese of Toronto, go to toronto.anglican.ca
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"To love another person is to see the face of God."
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Needs and celebrations:
Email email@example.com with your celebrations and requests for prayer to share at the end of the Sunday service.
SJWT Book Club
Next meeting: April 26, 2021at 7:30 pm
Book Club meets bi-weekly on Mondays
There's still time to catch up on our current book! Next meeting we will be considering the whole book and passages that we found interesting and impactful. Everyone is welcome at any of our Zoom meetings, whether you’re reading along with us or simply coming for the people.
In our commitment to continue learning about and dismantling the injustices of racism, we are reading:
They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life,
and Growing Up by Eternity Martis.
Click here to watch a video of the author discussing the book this past February with the Toronto Public Library. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/tpleternitymartis?utm_source=crowdcast&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=followers
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Joy arrives in many forms.
A burst of sunshine through wispy clouds. Peeling tangerines and tasting the orange fruit burst in your mouth. Feeling the grass with your toes and hearing the burst of laughter from the children playing in the park nearby.
In what form has the Spirit of God shown you that Joy still abounds even during the trials of the pandemic?
Feel free to use any artistic medium (painting, drawing, singing, writing, etc.) available to you to respond to the prompt above.
Send submissions to Edna Bovas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opens: April 11, 2021 End: April 25, 2021
Opening Reception: May 2, 2021 during Coffee Hour, Zine will be dropped in Zoom chat
St. John’s is partnering again
with RainBarrel.ca to host a
$55 RAIN BARREL FUNDRAISER!
Rain barrels are $55 each and must be pre-ordered online at https://rainbarrel.ca/sjwt
Order by May 21, 2021 to insure availability.
Pre-ordered rain barrels will be available for pick up on
Monday, May 31, 2021 from 4 pm to 7 pm
at St. John’s West Toronto Anglican Church,
288 Humberside Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Our goal is to raise money to improve St. John’s gardens and exterior spaces and to support the community building work of St. John’s in West End Toronto.
For more information, contact Andrea Rutty:
FundraisingSJWT@gmail.com or leave a message at the church 416-763-2393
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.
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
St John's performs same sex marriages.