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

FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing: Pasta/Sauce, Cookies, Toilet paper, Canned Meat. Please leave your contributions in the hamper at the entrance to the church.

TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE

East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community
see here »

TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
More about Taizé here »

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 ».

Riverdale Art 2017
Show & Sale
The 29th Annual Riverdale Art Show and Sale 2017 will be held Friday/Saturday, October 13-14, 2017 see 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!
  
All are welcome at St. Barnabas on the Danforth!
THE SEVENTH SUNDAY of EASTER- May 28, 2017
  • 9:00 am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30 am - Sung Eucharist
    • Special Vestry motion before the last hymn - here »
    • More information about Sunday services - 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 »
  • 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

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

EVENT CALENDAR WIZ
CALENDAR by-date/time/room listing all events at St. Barnabas - here »
MONDAY OUTLOUD
NO MEETING MONDAY, MAY 22 (Victoria Day Holiday). Normally meets Mondays 12 noon - 1pm. Currently reading aloud “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” Readings, lively discussion - gather and read texts together, in real time, out loud. Discussion flows from what is heard and shared in the moment. For more information, please speak to the Rev. Jeanette Lewis. More about Outloud here »
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
NO MEETING MONDAY, MAY 22 (Victoria Day Holiday).MONDAYS at 6pm - The Bible Study will be meet Monday May 15 at 6pm in The Study. Please speak to Deacon Grace for more information.
ASCENSION DAY
THURSDAY, MAY 25 at 12 noon. A special Ascension Day Service with music will be held in the Side Chapel followed by refreshments and fellowship in The Study. All are invited to attend.
LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS
FRIDAY, MAY 26 7:30 pm at St James Cathedral.This highly anticipated annual tradition features THE CHOIRS OF ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL in concert with The Toronto Star's Shawn Micallef (MC), THE BAND OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADA, and conducted by Robert Busiakiewicz and Kevin Anderson Tickets: $50 Adults | $30 Students For tickets online, click here ».
SPRING HAS SPRUNG
Spring has almost sprung and those volunteers looking after our garden are in need of supplies to start their work. If you can donate top soil, black wood chips, manure or big brown bags please let us know. We have graciously received 10 bags of soil, thank you to the person donating them. If you prefer to give money you can put it into your envelope and mark it for the garden, thereby getting a tax receipt.
Toronto Bach FestivalTORONTO BACH FESTIVAL
FRIDAY MAY 26 - SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017 - The 2nd annual at St Barnabas. Cantatas & Brandenburgs, Harpsichord Recital, St. Mark Passion. For details:
ST BARNABAS -SPECIAL VESTRY
SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017 - prior to the final hymn we will be presenting a motion to sponsor a new refugee family. Next week, 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.
ST BARNABAS CHURCH 160th Anniversary Committee
SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017 - A planning meeting after the service. It will be a short meeting to plan for the 160th year (2018) and for future meetings. There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church if you wish to be part of the committee or if you have any ideas to share with the committee. Please speak to Helen Taylor or call her at 416-243-2526. We want to raise money for a lasting memory for the church. Please share any ideas with your Wardens. If you would like to be part of the committee, please write your name, number and email address on the sheet at the back of the church. For those not wishing to be on this committee, but have suggestions and ideas, please share them with Rev. Jeanette or one of the Wardens. Email office@stbarnabas-toronto.com or drop a note in the offering plate. You can also contact Helen Taylor at 416-243-2526.

JUNE & UPCOMING at St BARNABAS

MESSY CHURCH
Willing to do crafts and/or do food for a once-a-month commitment? Volunteers needed! Please speak to the Rev. Jeanette if this is YOU we’re looking for! What is Messy Church? - info here »
YARD SALE
SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017: 10 am – 2 pm. This is our first event for the beginning of our 160th year. We hope to have a successful day. To make this a success, we do need many volunteers. We do appreciate you considering coming out to help us for the event. Items can be brought to the church from Tuesday, May 30th to Friday, June 2nd between Noon and 3:00pm. Please call the church office at 416- 463-1344 to let Maria know you are coming. Other times can be arranged.
BBQ at the Yard Sale
SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017: 10 am – 2 pm - We are having a BBQ at the Yard Sale. We need volunteers to do the BBQ. We will need volunteers to help with sorting and pricing items on Friday, June 2nd, setting up tables at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday June, 3rd and selling items. We will sell household items, small appliances (in working order), books, dishes, artwork/prints, bikes, toys, children’s books, games and anything else that you might like to bring BUT no clothing or furniture. Please speak to Helen Taylor at church or call the church office at 416-463-1344 if you have any questions.
STRENGTHENING PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017: 1:30 pm - A workshop for people who lead the Intercessions. What is intercession? What do we think we are doing? How shall we engage the congregation? How shall we pray in a time of climate crisis? Leaders: Canon John Hill & Diane Marshall. Please see Rev. Jeanette for more information.
Toronto Bach FestivalCONCERT: TRIO BRAVO PRESENTS THE INTERLUDE QUINTET
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017 @ 4:30pm - Clarinet, violins, viola, cello perform Fawcett, Beethoven, Mazart & Di Novi.
  • See poster for details here »
  • Upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas here »

SCREENING WORKSHOP
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017: 11:30-12:45 pm - All members of the parish doing ministry in positions considered high risk are required to do a Screening Workshop every 3 years. While mandatory for high risk ministry (they will be advised by Rev. Jeanette), anyone is welcome to attend.

THIS FALL at ST BARNABAS

GUITAR RECITAL: CRAIG VISSER & EMILY SHAW
Toronto Bach FestivalSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 at 2:00pm. Guitar Concert: Craig Visser and Emily Shaw perform music by Giuliani, Assad, Chopin, and Craig Visser.
  • See poster for details here »
  • Upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas here »

LAY PASTORAL VISITING
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13-14, 2017 - The diocese’s chaplaincy committee welcomes active lay pastoral visitors to a learning event at St. John’s Convent. This event will explore opportunities for creating a diocesan-wide supportive network of lay pastoral visitors and identify future learning events and needs. Participants will gather for fellowship on the evening of Oct. 13 and explore lay pastoral visitors’ networking and its potential on Oct. 14. Limited overnight accommodation is available at the convent guesthouse for those travelling from outside of Toronto. Space is limited. Register at dgraydon@toronto.anglican.ca or 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932) ext. 236.
RIVERDALE ART 2017 Show and Sale
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13-14, 2017 - The 29th Annual Riverdale Art Show will be held at St. Barnabas see here »
ST BARNABAS MARKET
SATURDYDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017: 11:30-12:45 pm - Calling all church members with crafts to sell – you have first call for tables. Prices of tables will depend on size (around $60). Please speak to Janet Booker or Jenny Reid for more information.


RECENTLY AT ST BARNABAS

The Celebration of New Ministry at St Barnabas on the Danforth
Sunday School bless the congregation with the singing of a hymn
on Palm Sunday (26 March 2017)
The Celebration of New Ministry at St Barnabas on the Danforth
On April 14 The Annual Good Friday Ecumenical Walk took place on Danforth Ave The Walk involved 5 local Churches. St Barnabas Anglican, Eastminster United, Danforth Church, Riverdale Presbyterian and Holy Name R.C Church. 260 people walked from church to church where each took part in the Stations of the Cross. This photo shows people following the Cross as they approach St. Barnabas . This was an amazing event where 260 people filled each church and worshipped together. The Walk ended at Holy Name this year where refreshments and a time for fellowship were enjoyed by all. (24 March 2017)
DOANE USCHOOL CONCERT AT ST BARNABAS

Doane Uschool held a fund-raising concert here Saturday March 4, 2017. See videos of the Doane Uschool concert at St Barnabas on Youtube here » and here » / Doane Uschool website »
THE CELEBRATION OF NEW MINISTRY

The Celebration of New Ministry at St Barnabas on the Danforth

The Celebration of New Ministry at St Barnabas on the Danforth

The Celebration of New Ministry at St Barnabas on the Danforth
St Barnabas community celebrated their New Ministry with the Rev. Jeanette Lewis on Sunday March 5, 2017. Area Bishop Kevin Robertson, the Rev. Susan Sheen, the Rev. Margaret Rodrigues, Bishop's Chaplain, and The Rev. Shelley McVea, Regional Dean, were in attendance. The Rev. Canon Susan Sheen was homilist. Leaflet for this Celebration of New Ministry - view or download here »
RIVERDALE ART SHOW SNAP'd
The 2016 Riverdale Art Show & Sale was SNAP'd by the Advent RetreatBeach/Danforth news - description and photo collection see here » see more about the shows at St Barnabas starting here »
ST BARNABAS CHRISTMAS MARKET SNAP'd
BEACH / DANFORTH news of events in the neighbourhood visited St Barnabas 2016 Christmas Market and took a photo gallery - see online here »

ST BARNABAS at TASTE OF THE DANFORTH 2016
Taste of the Danforth 2016 Photos from the Taste of the Danforth - Aug 6 - we had our doors open all day and welcomed many into the church. At 1 pm we had an Organ Recital by our Organist Konrad Harley The dog, Lassie, comes from Sudbury with her owner every year - spends time at the Church

BISHOP MAKES VIDEO CALLING FOR PRAYER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
The Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, has made a YouTube video calling for Christians, especially in the Church of England, to pray for the environment during Creationtide, which runs from 1 September until 4 October. “This is a spiritual issue, not just a technical or economic or scientific issue, but something we need to pray about, to ask God to help us.” The video can be seen here » Prayer and worship resources for Creationtide can be found at here » Hashtag: #SeasonOfCreation

Good Friday Reception
2016 Sacred Concert, Schutz "St John Passion" on Good Friday

WEEKLY AT ST BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
MANY COMMUNITY GROUPS meet regularly at St. Barnabas. For descriptions and contact information - see here »

choirCHOIR
THURSDAYS @ 7:45 pm - Interested in choral singing at St Barnabas? New choir members welcome. In the downstairs choir room. Please speak to the clergy. For more about the choir, see here ». View repertoire past and present here »

RETREATS & QUIET TIME AT THE CONVENT
The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD) is a monastic community within the Anglican Church of Canada located near Yonge & Finch. The sisters welcome visitors for liturgies, quiet days, retreats & workshops, or a place of peace and quiet to rest and refresh - see website ». email » / (416) 226-2201. A comprehensive listing of SSJD quiet days and retreats is available here »
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Amnesty International needs people like you The Riverdale/Cabbagetown chapter of Amnesty International is looking for new members. Come join us. We meet right here at St. Barnabas. Group 164 (Riverdale/ Cabbagetown) of Amnesty International meets 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 »

ALSO NOTE!
150 REMEMBRANCES 
ST. BARNABAS (CHESTER) ANGLICAN CHURCH, TORONTO

St. Barnabas on the Danforth celebrated the parish's 150th Anniversary in 2008. In conjunction with Special Memorial Service on Sunday, November 9 was an Exhibition of Artifacts collected from the extensive research project still currently underway. 

This research project is being conducted by several members of the congregation who have collected the names from the church’s many memorial plaques and dedications representing those who fought in past world conflicts. By using the Canadian National Archives and old newspaper clippings available on the Internet, they have already uncovered over 90 enlistment or casualty records. It is their great hope that, with the assistance of the wider community, they will be able to discover even more information on the over 60 remaining names. 

Anyone wishing to participate in this project, either to find out more information on a relative or particular individual or to offer additional details to the project, should contact Sheila Cram of the 150th Anniversary Committee through the parish office at 416-463-1344 or email »

 

   
   

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