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

TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
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THE BANNER
The Parish Newsletter
the latest issue of
the parish newsletter
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If you have something you would like to have in the newsletter please email it to the office by next Sunday March 4 - email »

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.

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
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THIS JOYFUL EASTERTIDE - Welcome to St.Barnabas

EastertideTHE THIRD SUNDAY after EASTER
April 22, 2018

No 9:00 am Said Eucharist on April 22 10:30 am - Joint Latvian-Lutheran Eucharist service

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!
  • VACATION - REV. JEANETTE is on vacation until Friday April 27. If you need a priest, please contact the office: 416-463-1344 / email »
  • NEXT THURSDAY EUCHARIST IS APRIL 26. Fr. David is away Thursday April 19. Regular Thursday weekly services resume when RAccessibility elevator at the Hampotn Avenue entranceev. Jeanette returns in May.
  • ACCESSIBILITY elevator at the Hampton Avenue entrance

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.

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

ALL EVENTS ON
CALENDAR
WIZ at St. Barnabas listed by date time room: here »
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. Starting Monday April 16 we will be 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!

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 »
THE HENRI NOUWEN SOCIETY: VOICES FOR PEACE
Voices for Peace eventSATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018. 8:30am-4:30pm - The Henri Nouwen Society invites you to join them for a day of presentations and workshops by seasoned and dynamic peacemakers. Featuring keynote addresses by author/activist Jim Forest and musician/broadcaster Shad - as well as engaging and inspiring breakout sessions - this is an event that will feed your spirit and ignite your conscience. Steeped in the spirituality of Henri Nouwen and Thomas Merton, these committed individuals will encourage and motivate you with a peaceful call to action. Light lunch and refreshments included. Presented by Church of the Redeemer, Citizens for Public Justice, Basilian Centre for Peace and Justice, and the Henri Nouwen Society. At the Cardinal Flahiff Basilian Centre 95 St Joseph Street Ste 214. Tickets at Eventbrite.ca » / See also Church of the Redeemer »

PHOTO ALBUMS & GALLERIES

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

TENOR LEAD POSITION Rezonance Baroque Ensemble
St. Barnabas Anglican Church is seeking a Tenor Lead. For details re: choral service, rehearsals, and stipend, see choir/music page here »
CONCERT: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 at 2pm at St. Barnabas. "Handel's Heroines" - thrilling and emotional soprano and orchestra arias are a favourite part of Handel’s operas. For details and ticket information, see concert page here »

Toronto Bach Festival
TORONTO BACH FESTIVAL
MAY 11-13, 2018 – Toronto Bach Festival - 3 days at St. Barnabas on the Danforth and Holy Family Roman Catholic Church (Toronto Oratory). For details and ticket information, see concert page here »
Welch RecitalCONCERT: Piano Recital
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018 at 4pm - Luke Welch, pianist - Beethoven, Chopin - For details and ticket information, see concert 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 »
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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