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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!
For the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, July 3rd at 10:00 am
Celebrant & Preacher: Mother Alexandra Stone
Eucharistic Assistant: Jim Crummey
Prayers of People: Sheila Crummey
Organ & Piano: John Stephenson
Vocalist: Danie Friesen
Technical Support: Greg Los, Chris Rutty, and 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
Location: SJWT in-person
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.
St. John’s Quiet Day: Walking with God
“When you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart”
The work of discernment in the Church is the work of uncovering what it is God is calling us to be, and our relationship with God is the foundation of our common life and our vision for the future. Join us for a time of prayer, conversation, and quiet reflection, led by Brother Reginald Crenshaw, about deepening our relationship with God as we seek to discover what living into our calling means for us both personally and as a community.
When: Saturday, July 9th from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: St John’s West Toronto, 288 Humberside Ave.
Please bring a lunch.
River Run march for justice for the people of Grassy Narrows
No resource extraction from the traditional territory/shared use area
Compensation for those affected by mercury poisoning
Support for the restoration of Grassy community and way of life
Read more information about the march and the Grassy Narrows situation here.
The march will take place on July 21st at noon. Anyone interested in attending or volunteering should get in touch with John Spragge.
Graphic design by Isaac Murdoch - used with permission
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 email@example.com by Saturday. In your request please indicate if the request is for healing or for other needs and concerns.
Ways to give to St. John’s
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!
PWRDF joins fight to end hunger, with help from government match
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.
We are looking for more singers! Singing solo, with a partner or group, or in choir – let us know if you would like to give it a try. Please pass this on to your friends, family, and neighbours. For high schoolers, this is a great opportunity to earn community service hours. At St. John's, we are always exploring a variety of genres in our music while highlighting spiritual and inspirational themes. For more info., please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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