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St Barnabas on the Danforth
The St. Barnabas Window - click image for larger view

Getting to St Barnabas
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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
more about Taizé at
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 »

  
SUNDAYS of EASTER - All are welcome at St. Barnabas!
Sunday

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY of EASTER - May 28, 2017
  • 9:00 am - Said Eucharist (BCP p67)
  • 10:30 am - Sung Eucharist (BAS p185)
    • Readings for Seventh Sunday of Easter: Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 John 17:1-11 - 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 »
    • Music - see music list on the blog - here ». View / download April music list here » / Visit the music / choir / organ page here »
    • Church School UpdateChristian Education at St. Barnabas see below ».
    • The flowers at the altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Ron Johnson, gift of the family (28 May 2017)
    • Special Vestry - Sunday May 28 prior to the final hymn we will be presenting a motion to sponsor a new refugee family. This Sunday, you will receive information about the 2 families for whom our sponsorship will be coming to an end as well as information about a new opportunity. You can also ask any of the Wardens for information.
    • Leaflet for Sunday May 28, 2017 - view here » / To browse the archive of past leaflets - click here »
  • 2:15pm - Nisbet Lodge

  • Accessibility Accessibility elevator at the Hampotn Avenue entranceelevator 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 12pm in the Chancel.
  • The Day of Pentecost - Sunday June 4, 2017

PAR: Pre-Authorized Remittance
  • As announced at our 2017 Vestry Meeting, we are asking parishoners if they would like to take advantage of the Toronto Anglican Diocese Pre-Authorized Remittance Program (PAR).
  • This is a program to allow your offerings to be automatically deducted from your bank account on a regular basis and be directly deposited into St Barnabas' bank account. It eliminates the need for envelopes and ensures that your offerings are kept up to-date even when you are away.
  • We are asking parishoners who are interested in the program to pick up an application form at the back of the church and return the completed form in a sealed envelope addressed to our Treasuer, Jan Booker.
  • We will assess the level of interest in early April. If there are sufficient people willing to sign-up to PAR, we will move ahead at that point for those parishoners.
  • If you have any questions about the program, please direct them to a member of the Leadership Team.

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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