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PIER 21 REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP UPDATE
from Jan Goddard

Pier 21 Refugee Sponsorship Group welcomed the Moradi Zadeh family to Canada on the evening of August 15... Read more here »

TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE

East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community
see here »

TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
More about Taizé here »

LET THERE BE (MORE) LIGHT CAMPAIGN
As the early images of the interior make clear, from the beginning St Barnabas was meant to be light-filled and uplifting. ... read more »

FOOD BANK DONATIONS

The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing for the summer months: Pasta, Sauces, Kraft Dinner, Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit,
Juices, Sardines
Tuna / Salmon, Crackers/Cookies.

Please leave your
contributions in the hamper at the entrance to the church.


Kennedy House
Kennedy House
Outreach Partner
Kennedy House Youth shelter, a partner agency to which our parish makes monthly donations. Located on Pape Ave., Kennedy House assists local youth in need. Trouble children and youth are cared for, assisted, and moved forward to a brighter future... For more details, see Outreach »

CHOIR WELCOMES YOU

Prayer Shawl ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry
St Barnabas has joined an international Prayer Shawl Ministry movement. Are you a knitter? Want to leyarn? Details ».

Riverdale Art 2017
Show & Sale
The 29th Annual Riverdale Art Show and Sale 2017 will be held Friday/Saturday, October 13-14, 2017 see here »

ST BARNABAS

Literally hundreds of members of the community - parishioners, club members, athletes, parents, children, volunteers - can be found at Saint Barnabas every day of the week. A typical week includes an assortment of these: Regular Sunday and Weekday worship, the Bach Youth Chamber Choir, Art classes, Tai Chi, Yoga, Children's Circle Day Care, Girl Guides, Little Kickers, Musical Munchkins, Sportball, Toronto Country Dancers, Toronto English Country Dancers, Jane Austen Dance, Choir rehearsals, Lunch and Learn, and many more!
  
Welcome to St. Barnabas!
  • The Third Sunday after Epiphany - Sunday, January 22, 2017
    • 9:00 am - Said Eucharist
    • 10:30am - Sung Eucharist
    • Details about Sunday Services here »

All are welcome to celebrate
at St. Barnabas!
For details about services
at St. Barnabas, see here »
Location map here » / Contact info here »


WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

EVENT CALENDAR WIZ
CALENDAR by-date/time/room listing all events at St. Barnabas - here »
MUSICAL SERVICE & OPEN HOUSE
Commemoriation of 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017 at 2pm - Musical service and congregation open house. Participating are Reverend Anita and Ivars Gaide, organ and piano and other instrument players 10 songs with a short intro to each: a Commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. All invited. The East Toronto Latvian Lutheran at St Barnabas - See here »
SERVICE OF INSTALLATION & WELCOME
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017 at 7pm at St. John, York Mills (19 Don Ridge Drive: see map here » ). We are all invited and encouraged to attend the Service of Installation & Welcome for Bishop Kevin Robertson.
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
MONDAYS - meets on Monday January 23 in The Study at 6:30pm to study the book of Exodus. Please speak to Deacon Grace for more information.
Trio Bravo Plus One
CONCERT - TRIO BRAVO + ONE
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2017 @ 2pm - Chamber music by Haydn, Hummel, and Stamitz performed by Terry Storr (clarinet), Daniel Kushner (violin/viola), Baird Knechtel (viola), and John Trembath (cello). General admission $25; Seniors & Students $20. View/download concert poster here » / Location/Map to St Barnabas on the Danforth here » / www.triobravo.ca

2017 VESTRY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017 - after the 10:30am Eucharist. Please mark your calendars. Reports from the following are due preferably by January 26, 2017: The Priest-in-Charge, The Churchwardens, The Treasurer, Parish Ministry Chairs (Advisory Board, Art Show & Sale, Advertising, Chancel Guild, Christmas Market, Community Events at St Barnabas, Envelope Secretary, Flowers-at-the-Altar Ministry, Hospitality, Intercessors, Lay Pastoral Visitors, Monday Night Bible Study, Music, Prayer Chain, Property Committee, Readers, Sides Teams, Social Committee, Sunday Morning Prayer Group and Taizé)
Advent RetreatST BARNABAS CHRISTMAS MARKET SNAP'd
BEACH / DANFORTH news of events in the neighbourhood visited St Barnabas 2016 Christmas Market and took a photo gallery - see online here »
PANCAKE SUPPER COMING SOON!
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 5-7 pm Pancake Supper coming soon! Mark your calendars $6 for Adults and $3 for Children.
THE BANNER
What’s your group up to? Was there something at church that interested you lately? Write an article for The Banner and email it to email it » by January 31. Do you have a picture of something that happened here? Original writings appreciated as well.
RIVERDALE ART SHOW SNAP'd
The 2016 Riverdale Art Show & Sale was SNAP'd by the Beach/Danforth news - description and photo collection see here » see more about the shows at St Barnabas starting here »

ST BARNABAS at TASTE OF THE DANFORTH 2016
Taste of the Danforth 2016 Photos from the Taste of the Danforth - Aug 6 - we had our doors open all day and welcomed many into the church. At 1 pm we had an Organ Recital by our Organist Konrad Harley The dog, Lassie, comes from Sudbury with her owner every year - spends time at the Church

BISHOP MAKES VIDEO CALLING FOR PRAYER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
The Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, has made a YouTube video calling for Christians, especially in the Church of England, to pray for the environment during Creationtide, which runs from 1 September until 4 October. “This is a spiritual issue, not just a technical or economic or scientific issue, but something we need to pray about, to ask God to help us.” The video can be seen here » Prayer and worship resources for Creationtide can be found at here » Hashtag: #SeasonOfCreation

Good Friday Reception
2016 Sacred Concert, Schutz "St John Passion" on Good Friday

WEEKLY AT ST BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
MANY COMMUNITY GROUPS meet regularly at St. Barnabas. For descriptions and contact information - see here »
  • BOOKING - If you are interested in finding out more about any of the above groups, or booking space for your meetings, classes, events or workshops, please contactMaria or Peter the church office: 416-463-1344 / Location & map » / See Contact us page »
choirCHOIR
THURSDAYS @ 7:45 pm - Interested in choral singing at St Barnabas? New choir members welcome. In the downstairs choir room. Please speak to the clergy. For more about the choir, see here ». View repertoire past and present here »

RETREATS & QUIET TIME AT THE CONVENT
The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD) is a monastic community within the Anglican Church of Canada located near Yonge & Finch. The sisters welcome visitors for liturgies, quiet days, retreats & workshops, or a place of peace and quiet to rest and refresh - see website ». email » / (416) 226-2201. A comprehensive listing of SSJD quiet days and retreats is available here »
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Amnesty International needs people like you The Riverdale/Cabbagetown chapter of Amnesty International is looking for new members. Come join us. We meet right here at St. Barnabas. Group 164 (Riverdale/ Cabbagetown) of Amnesty International meets at 7 PM on the first Tuesday of each month (except for July and August) in the reception room. What do we do? See here for details »

ALSO NOTE!
150 REMEMBRANCES 
ST. BARNABAS (CHESTER) ANGLICAN CHURCH, TORONTO

St. Barnabas on the Danforth celebrated the parish's 150th Anniversary in 2008. In conjunction with Special Memorial Service on Sunday, November 9 was an Exhibition of Artifacts collected from the extensive research project still currently underway. 

This research project is being conducted by several members of the congregation who have collected the names from the church’s many memorial plaques and dedications representing those who fought in past world conflicts. By using the Canadian National Archives and old newspaper clippings available on the Internet, they have already uncovered over 90 enlistment or casualty records. It is their great hope that, with the assistance of the wider community, they will be able to discover even more information on the over 60 remaining names. 

Anyone wishing to participate in this project, either to find out more information on a relative or particular individual or to offer additional details to the project, should contact Sheila Cram of the 150th Anniversary Committee through the parish office at 416-463-1344 or email »

 

   
   

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