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St Barnabas on the Danforth
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OUT OF THE COLD PROGRAM
Out of the Cold is a volunteer initiative by Toronto area synagogues, churches and faith communities to serve as Host Sites that offer shelter, hospitality and refuge to people who are homeless in the City of Toronto.

Donations of winter clothing should be brought to Eastminster United Church (main Jackman Ave door). Please label all donations “OOTC”. more about Out of the cold here »


SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETS WEEKLY
Each week, our church school members and teachers meet in the Study (through the doors by the chapel and turn right). Members return again at Communion to rejoin their families. The regular weekly classes calls for additional helpers. We thank those who have stepped up to assist in this transition, and hope to welcome new volunteers. We are grateful to the parents, teachers and members, who are helping our Christian education programme grow again.

Taizé
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St Barnabas here »

THE BANNER
Location map May 2017 issue of the parish newsletter here »

St Barnabas on the Danforth

NEW CHOIR MEMBERS WELCOMED
Practices Thursdays 7:45pm – 9:15pm

The choir welcomes new, enthusiastic singers to join. An ability to read music desired but not essential. A commitment to Thursday practices and Sunday morning services expected.

Please speak to our Music Director, Konrad Harley or email »

See choir/music webpage here »

  
All are welcome at St. Barnabas!
Sundays at St Barnabas
THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Sunday, July 23, 2017
  • 9:00 am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30 am - Choral Eucharist
    • Readings for the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost: Is 44:6-8; Ps 86:11-17; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30 Preview readings online at The Community (ACC) here » / See also online materials (Sunday lectionary, art & prayers for theweek at Vanderbilt Divinity Library - here » / The Text This Week here »
    • Art: The Sower by James Tissot
    • Music
      • Blog: see this Sunday's music list (also archive to 2012) - here »
      • Church School UpdateMusic list for the month: View / download the complete July music list here »
      • Music/Choir webpage: Visit St Barnabas music / choir / organ page here »
    • Christian Education at St. Barnabas see below ».
    • The flowers at the altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Roger Cook, gift of wife Milka and daughter Elizabeth (July 16, 2017)
    • Leaflet for Sunday, July 23, 2017 view and/or download here »

  • Accessibility elevator at the Hampotn Avenue entranceAccessibility elevator via the Hampton Avenue entrance
  • All are welcome to services at St. Barnabas!
    For details about services at St. Barnabas, see here »
    Location map here » / Contact info here »
  • Thursday Noon Eucharist - weekly at 12 noon in the Chancel.
  • Next Sunday, July 30, 2017 - Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

PAR: Pre-Authorized Remittance Update
  • The leadership team thanks those of our community that have signed up for the preauthorized giving initiative and apologize for the length of time it has taken for this program to become active.
  • At the present moment, the Diocese is in the process of making some changes to the program and does not wish to add any new participants until the changes are complete.
  • The most up to date information we have is that the diocese should be ready to move forward in early fall. At that point, the leadership team will be in contact with everyone who has signed up to advise them on the date when withdrawals from their banks will start.
  • For those who are still considering being part of this initiative, signup forms are at the back of the church. We would encourage you to speak to a member of the leadership team if you have any questions.

WELCOME to St BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
  • Thursday Eucharist - each week at 12 noon in the Chancel
  • Forward Day by Day – daily short biblical readings booklet short backgrounder text. Copies are available at the back of the church. Donations are welcome.
  • TaizéNisbet Lodge - St Barnabas conducts worship services for the residents of Nisbet Lodge on the 4th Sunday of each month at 2:15pm. See Nisbet Lodge website »
  • Taizé Service On the third Sunday of the month, brief rehearsal at 6:30pm and worship at 7pm. The Taizé service features simple meditative chant, instrumental music, silences and brief prayers and passages from Scripture. More about Taizé here »
  • Altar Flower Remembrances. If you would like to dedicate a floral offering, please speak with Teresa Johnson or Jenny Reid (416-424-2190).

Christian Education at St. Barnabas

With the help of parents and volunteers, we are ready and able to welcome new families. Here is our Sunday pattern:
  • We gather in the main Church for the start of the service
  • A children’s focus time
  • Then off to class for approx. 20-25 min.
  • Returning for the Communion.
  • Refreshments following! (contributions always welcomed).

Welcome to St Barnabas on the Danforth
All are welcome at the celebrations of the St. Barnabas community
  • Nisbet Lodge Service St Barnabas conducts worship services for the residents of Nisbet Lodge on the 4th Sunday of each month at 2:15pm. See Nisbet Lodge website »
  • East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community - Austrum Draudze Accessibility elevator at the Hampotn Avenue entranceworships at St. Barnabas - details & service information here »
  • Accessibility elevator via the Hampton Avenue entrance.
  • Flowers - If you would like to have flowers at the altar in memory of loved ones, there are still some Sundays open. Please contact Jenny Reid or the church office. Flowers on the Altar changes - a message from the Leadership Team - see here »
  • Hospitality Helpers - The Volunteers who have helped with supplies and set up have been greatly appreciated. What is needed in addition are a few folks to stay afterwards to help clean up. Please let Helen Taylor know.
BIBLE READINGS & PRAYER RESOURCES
  • Are you being called? Are you being called to join St. Barnabas’ Visiting Ministry Team? We want to expand this important ministry within our parish. Please speak to Barb Wilkins or the clergy.
  • Sing any hymn you want any time! text with music accompaniment here »
FOLLOWING THE WAY
Following The Way of Jesus here at St Barnabas connects us with the beauty of what is holy and true. We share the heart of our patron Barnabas in service to the dispossessed and advocacy for the marginalized.

We seek to open the heart and enliven the mind through literature, art, music and study. We derive nourishment from roots that link us with the wisdom and spiritual practices of many ages. We celebrate creativity and excellence in choral music.

Come visit and find out more about being here.

   
   

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