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TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE
East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community see here »


Riverdale Art Show October 18-19, 2019
2019 Riverdale Art Show
The Riverdale Art show is held at St. Barnabas annually in mid-October. Links to upcoming show & previous events - See here »

NEWSLETTER
THE BANNER
Our next edition of the Banner will be coming out in mid-September. If you have something you would like the parish to know about the ministry you are involved in, please send it by email » by the end of August.

TAIZÉ @ CHURCH PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
TAIZÉ@CHURCH
all are welcome
see Taizé page here »


Social Justice and Advocacy issues
if you are concerned about issues of social justice and would like to be involved in advocacy ministry, please write your name and contact details on the sheet at the back of the church.

MEALS ON WHEELS
WoodGreen Community Services
are currently looking for volunteers for Meals on Wheels and are looking for volunteers to do friendly visits. Please email » or call 416-645-6000 ext 1157.

YOU HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL TO SHARE?
Do you have something special you would like to share with the parish - a poem or song (remember you have to have the writers’ permission to print anything) or a photo of the parish? Share it with us in either the newsletter or the bulletin. Please forward it to the office and we will do our best to showcase it. email »

COFFEE HOUR
We are looking for volunteers to set up, to bring food, to serve and clean up. If you prefer to just bring food/refreshments that’s definitely welcome. There is a list at the back of the church for you, a group or your family to sign up. Please see Helen Taylor if you have any questions.


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 ».

  
WELCOME TO ST BARNABAS on the Danforth
SundaysHarvest Thanksgiving Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • 9:00am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30am - Choral Eucharist

  • ALL ARE WELCOME at St. Barnabas on the Danforth! Consider helping serve and build up the people of our church, our neighbourhood, the city, and the world - as we have been doing for the last 160 years!
    • Services information here » Gluten-free wafers & de-alcoholized wine are available upon request at communion.
    • Location map here »
    • Contact info here »
  • WE WELCOME St Barnabas is pleased to welcome 2 new members to our choir. Mher Minassian as our new tenor lead and Keith McNeil has joined our bass section. Please welcome them!

  • THURSDAY EUCHARISTS - normally every Thursday at 12 noon in the Chancel.
  • Accessibility elevator at the Hampton Avenue entranceACCESSIBILITY the elevator is located at the Hampton Avenue entrance.
  • NEXT TAIZÉ SERVICE - Taizé is a quiet meditative service of prayer and song normally held the 3rd Sunday of the month. Next Service October 20 at 7 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm for a short rehearsal. More on Taizé see here »

PHOTO ALBUMS & GALLERIES
Flickr album   Flickr album   Flickr album
View all St. Barnabas photo albums here »

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY
PARISH
CALENDAR
ON LINE
ALL EVENTS
AT ST. BARNABAS
listed by date,
time, & room:
see here »

RIVERDALE ART SHOW
OPENING RECEPTION Friday, October, 18, 2019: 6 - 9 pm - all are welcome. SHOW CONTINUES Saturday, October 19, 2019: 10 am - 5 pm. Over 200 original artworks by 23 local artists. Our 31st year! For details, see here »

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
It is well with my Soul

MUSIC FOR THE SOUL
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019: 1-1:30pm - A selection of special music to lift the soul with Instrumentals by Anita Gaide, Konrad Harley & Fiona Strachan; Vocal Ensemble Sarah Bijons, Peter Gaibisels, Vija Murata, Ivars Gaide, along with Andrew Gilchrist, Baritone.

MENTAL HEALTH FORUM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2019 : 12:30 - 1:30pm - details TBA
MONDAYS OUTLOUD
The OutLoud reading circle meets Mondays, from 12 to 1 pm to read and discuss various featured literary works of noted authors.The Out Loud circle will not meet on Thanksgiving Monday. We will continue on October 21 with our reading of “The Daughter of Time" by Josephine Tey. All are welcome. This is a great way to share the love of reading and fellowship.
BIBLE STUDY
Thursday afternoon Bible Study with Deacon Grace Caldwell, Thursdays following the Noon Eucharist in the Study. All are welcome.
CONCERT: Bach’s Extraordinary Oboe
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, at 2 .pm. Rezonance Baroque Ensemble presents a concert at St. Barnabas - “Bach’s Extraordinary Oboe” featuring guest oboist Ruth Denton as well as artistic director and violinist Rezan Onen-Lapointe. Tickets: $25 / $15 students available at the door (cash only); or $20 in advance online. Rezonance Ensemble website here » / See details of concerts at St Barnabas here »
REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP
One of the refugee sponsorship groups in the community has recently welcomed a new family and is looking for household items to be donated. See details here »
Nisbet Lodge NISBET LODGE SERVICE
St Barnabas conducts worship services for the residents and guests of Nisbet Lodge on the 4th Sunday of each month (except during July & August). See Nisbet Lodge website »


LIVING & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING (MAID)
A MAY 2019 event focused on the important issue of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
  • recorded and available for viewing on Youtube here »
  • speakers were The Rev'd Dr. Eric Beresford, priest and ethicist, Dr. Karen Cronin, family physician and educator in long term care and geriatric medicine, Jan Goddard, lawyer specializing in elder law, and The Rev'd Canon Douglas Graydon, priest, chaplain and pastoral care practitioner.

GENERAL SYNOD VOTE ON THE MARRIAGE CANON
This coming July, those elected to attend General Synod will be meeting and making numerous decisions for our church in Canada. The 2nd vote on the change to the Marriage Canon has received the most attention. If you would like to read more about this you can check out the following links to information contained on both the Marriage Canon DialogueDiocese of Toronto and Anglican Church of Canada websites:
  • toronto.anglican.ca/Parish Life/Same-sex marriage: here »
  • Info is also available under About the Diocese/Corporate information//Synod/2018 Regular Synod/Marriage Canon Dialogue -here »
  • anglican.ca/Resources/Human Sexuality: here »

We ask that you pray for all those who are prayerfully considering all matters that will be discussed and voted on at General Synod July 10-16, 2019 in Vancouver : here »

THE 160th ANNIVERSARY DINNER CELEBRATIONS

Above: a playlist of 11 videos of the entertainments
at the 160th Anniversary Dinner celebrations


PHANTOM OF THE OPERA CONCERT AT ST BARNABAS
Concert at St. Barnabas April 13, 2018
The Cast of the a concert at St.Barnabas on April 13 - Music of Phantom of the Opera. The Latvian Sororities and Fraternities and the East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Church under the supervision of Anita Gaide provided this wonderful Concert, including Christina's Scream and the Crashing sound of the Chandalier. Soloists were Julie Morson, Nick Gough and Ivars Gaide. Organists Anita Gaide and Konrad Harley and Pianist Nora Klemencic. Narrator was Sarah Bijon. Part of the proceeds went to St Barnabas Church Accessibility Project.
REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP AT ST BARNABAS
Mehtab Matthew, our first sponsored refugee is thriving at George Brown College, has part-time work and an apartment at Tartu student residence on Bloor. We recently embarked on another project to bring a family of Afghanistani refugees coming from Turkey. The Anglican United Refugee Alliance has submitted the necessary paperwork but they expect it will take not less than eighteen months for the family to arrive in Toronto. If there are members of the parish who are interested in becoming part of our planning at this early stage, please speak with the rector or one of the wardens.
NATURAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT (NCD)Natural Church Development
The NCD process focuses on eight quality characteristics of healthy, growing churches, allowing us to measure and then shape our ministry to improve our overall health. In May, St Barnabas participated in an NCD survey of the parish - See an update from the NCD team here »
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL needs people like you The Riverdale / Cabbagetown chapter of Amnesty International welcomes new members. Come join us. Group 164 (Riverdale/ Cabbagetown) of Amnesty International meets at St Barnabas 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 »


ST BARNABAS
St Barnabas Banner 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!

 

 

   
   

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