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

YOUTH GROUP
Youth Group meets on April 12, May 17, and June 14

NEWSLETTER

THE BANNER
Our next edition of the Banner will be coming out just before Easter. Please have any submissions you want to see in it to me by March 17 email »


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.

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 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.


Riverdale Art Show
Riverdale Art Show
The Riverdale Art show
is held at St. Barnabas annually in mid-October. Links to videos and images of the 2018 show - See here »

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 EASTER AT ST BARNABAS
  • SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION April 21, 2019
    • Easter LiliesWelcome to all - especially our guests and visitors. Happy Easter!
    • 9 am - Said Eucharist
    • 10:30 am - Sung Eucharist
    • Come and celebrate with us! More about services 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 - 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.
  • TAIZÉ SERVICES - a quiet meditative service of prayer and song. Service at 7 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm for a short rehearsal. Upcoming services on May 19, June 16 & August 18. No Taizé service in April (Easter) or July. 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
ALL EVENTS ON
CALENDAR
WIZ at St. Barnabas listed by date time room: here »
MONDAYS OUTLOUD
MONDAYS - Outloud will not be meeting on Easter Monday April 22 but will resume on Monday, April 29. We will be reading "The Death of Virgil", by Hermann Broch. All are welcome. Read more here »
THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY
No meeting for Thursday afternoon Bible Study on April 25, to resume on May 2, please join us then. Bible Study usually held on Thursdays after the noon Eucharist 1-2 pm in the Study led by Deacon Grace Caldwell. Please join us!
Kennedy HouseKENNEDY HOUSE EASTER COOKIES
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019 at 1 pm - Once again St Barnabas will be working with Kennedy House making Easter cookies with them. If you want to be a part of this enjoyable time please speak to Rev Jeanette. If you can't come donations to purchase the ingredients would be appreciated. More about St Barnabas support on the outreach page »
PROPERTY COMMITTEE
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019 8:45 to 9:30 am in The Study.
REZONANCE Rezonance Baroque EnsembleBAROQUE ENSEMBLE Concerts at St. Barnabas
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019 at 8pm - “More Harpsichord!” featuring David Podgorski
  • Rezonance Ensemble website here » Tickets: $25 general, $15 students, $20 in advance online.
TaizéNISBET LODGE
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019 - St Barnabas conducts worship services for the residents of Nisbet Lodge on the 4th Sunday of each month (except during July & August). See Nisbet Lodge website »
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING (MAID)
SATURDAY MAY 4, 2019 from 1-4pm at St. Andrew, Scarborough. York-Scarborough Area is holding a panel discussion on MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying). If you have questions or want to know more about the churches stand on this come and join us, or tune in via the live stream. Details here ». St Andrew 2333 Victoria Park Ave just south of 401: website »
BISHOP ANDREW HOLDING TOWN HALL MEETINGS IN MAY
Bishop Andrew is holding Town Hall meetings in May to hear from lay people in every episcopal area about their hopes, fears and dreams for their parishes and the diocese. Wednesday May 1 at 2pm in the St James' Cathedral Centre Lecture Room and Thursday May 2 at 7pm at St Andrew, Scarborough are the closest. For other dates, please check the diocesan website here »
YOUTH GROUP
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019 6:30 to 8 pm - Youth Group meets in the Reception Room. Also meets June 14.
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 »

FLAME CONFERENCE
SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2019 at Jackson’s Point Conference Centre. The annual FLAME conference (Fellowship Learning for Anglican Men Everywhere) will welcome the Rev. Canon Gary van der Meer as the speaker at its 2019 conference on the theme will be “Whoever is not against us is for us.” For more information, visit the FLAME Toronto websites here » / Jackson's Point Conference Centre, Sutton, Ontario - website here »
TENOR LEAD POSITIONRiverdale Art Show
St. Barnabas Anglican Church is seeking a Tenor Lead. For details re: choral service, rehearsals,and stipend, see choir/music page here »
RIVERDALE ART SHOW
The show is held annually at St.Barnabas in October. Links to media articles, videos and images for previous shows 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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