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

THE BANNER
The summer issue of
the parish newsletter
is available at the back of the church

TAIZÉ @ CHURCH PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
More about Taizé
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.

GOOD FRIDAY ECUMENICAL WALK

300+ walkers (!) followed the Cross into 5 churches on the Danforth - each presented Stations of the Cross. Read about it here »



Riverdale Art Show
Riverdale Art 2017
Show & Sale
The 29th Annual Riverdale Art Show and Sale 2017 was held October 13-14, 2017 featuring hundreds of new paintings by local artists. View an online photo album and an archive of past shows here »

Riverdale Art 2017
SNAPD NEWS
Riverdale Art Show
See the Beach Danforth SNAPD news coverage of the art show here »

FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing: canned salmon, luncheon meat, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, crackers and canned soups. Please leave your contributions in the hamper at the entrance to 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 x1157.

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 Maria 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.

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 »

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 ».

ST BARNABAS CHRISTMAS MARKET MEDIA COVERAGE
Christmas Fair gets snapd
see here »
  
TRINITY - Welcome to St.Barnabas

Sunday TRINITY SUNDAY
May 27, 2018
  • 9:00 am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30 am - Sung Eucharist
  • Sunday Services information see here »

  • ALL ARE WELCOME to St. Barnabas on the Danforth! Come celebrate with us. Helping serve and build up the people of our church, our neighbourhood, the city, and the world for 160 years!
  • THURSDAY EUCHARISTS at 12-noon
  • NEXT TAIZÉ@CHURCH - Sunday, June 17, 2018 6:30 - 8:00 pm - see Taizé page here »
  • ACCESSIBILITY elevator at the Hampton Avenue entrance


WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

ALL EVENTS ON
CALENDAR
WIZ at St. Barnabas listed by date time room: here »

THANK YOU!
The Lay Pastoral Visitors Team thanks all who made the Ascension Day Service and lunch a success. We had 20 people.
Welch RecitalCONCERT:
Piano Recital
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018 at 4 pm - Luke Welch, pianist - Beethoven, Chopin - For details and ticket information, see concert page here »
THE EASTMINSTER CHOIR
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018 at 7 pm-9 pm - The Eastminster Choir Presents Canada Eh? Concert and dance party featuring the works of Canadian singer/songwriters. At Eastminster United Church 310 Danforth Ave.
MONDAYS READING OUTLOUD
MONDAYS at 12 noon in The Study. We read aloud for about an hour. No homework! All are welcome. You may wish to bring a bag lunch with you. We are currently reading "Harvey" by Mary Chase. Backgrounder here »
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
MONDAYS - Monday Night Bible Study meets on Mondays from 6-7 pm in The Study. Please join us - all are welcome!


DIOCESE OF TORONTO ELECTORAL SYNOD: MEET THE NOMINEES
Synod members in the Diocese of Toronto will meet in June to elect a Co-adjutor bishop (A Coadjutor Bishop is elected by Synod to assist and ultimately succeed a Diocesan Bishop. A Coadjutor has the Right of Succession, i.e., when the Most Rev. Colin R. Johnson, Diocesan Bishop of Toronto, retires on December 31, 2018, the Coadjutor will assume the office of Diocesan Bishop on January 1, 2019 without the need for a further election by Synod.)
  • Read more about the election of the bishop here »
  • Watch a YouTube video of each nominee responding to questions - here »
DIOCESAN-WIDE DAY OF PRAYER & FASTING
FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 - Please find time to pray for guidance in regards to the election of our Bishop. See here »
A TASTE OF EDEN
Our gardens are in need of mulch, soil and flowers. If you can provide any of the above that would be great, if not money for the supplies are always welcome. Please speak the Crush’s or Irving Stoute on the needs of our garden.

PHOTO ALBUMS & GALLERIES

Flickr album  Flickr album  Flickr album
View all St. Barnabas photo albums here »

TENOR LEAD POSITION
St. Barnabas Anglican Church is seeking a Tenor Lead. For details re: choral service, rehearsals, and stipend, see choir/music page here »
CONCERT: Piano Recital
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018, at 2:00pm - Oliver Peart: Piano Recital featuring music by Beethoven, Liszt, and Debussy. For details and ticket information, see concert page here »
ANNIVERSARY PREPARATIONS: Many hands make light work!
In preparation for the 160th Anniversary of our church as in previous special events like Christmas and Easter I am encouraging the congregation to assist in the non regular cleaning jobs of our church. These are jobs our cleaning staff do not do. This will include the pews, the baseboards, the columns, and the eagle. Start time is about 9:30 am on Wednesday June 6. We want to look our best this year! Please speak to friends and family at church to encourage them to assist. Many hands make light work.
ANNIVERSARY DINNER SETUP
FRIDAY, JUNE 8 after 6:30pm - Volunteers are needed for anniversary dinner set up: men to assist with getting tables & chairs set up, women to assist with setting the tables. Please put your name on list at back table, along with phone number. Thank you!

160th ANNIVERSARY
St. Barnabas is celebrating its 160th Anniversary!

A DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Dinner from 5:30 pm onward • Church open from 4:30 pm
361 Danforth Avenue in the Upper Hall off Hampton Avenue Tickets: Adults $25. Children 12 and under $15.
Please come and help us celebrate this wonderful occasion
You can buy tickets from Lynda Davenport or Helen Taylor at the back of the church on Sundays or get them by phoning the office.

160th ANNIVERSARY SERVICE
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Join us Sunday June 10 at 10:30 am to celebrate our 160th with Archbishop Colin Johnson. There will be no 9:30 am service on June 10.


CONCERT: Organ Recital - Taste of the Danforth Festival
SATURDAY, August 11, 2018 - 11:30am-12:30pm. Organ Recital by Anita Gaide during the Taste of the Danforth Festival. Free admission.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA CONCERT AT ST BARNABAS
Concert at St. Barnabas April 13, 2018The 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 DevelopmentThe 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 »
PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS 2018 in Toronto
NOVEMBER 1-7, 2018 THE PROMISE OF INCLUSION - THE POWER OF LOVE parliament of world religions 2018More than 10,000 people 200+ spiritual traditions and 80+ nations will participate in an interfaith gathering at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Seven days with more than 500 programs, workshops, and dialogues, alongside music, dance, art and photography exhibitions, and related events presented by the world’s religious communities and cultural institutions - see poster here » / see website 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!

 

 

   
   

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