Calendar of Events


April 2018


– EASTER –

Sun Apr 1, 9:00 a.m. – The Sacred Table – A traditional service of celebration with Holy Communion to welcome the risen Christ.

Sun Apr 1, 10:30 a.m. – The Open Door – A joyful family service filled with music and praise celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. A special program is offered for the children.

Sun Apr 1, 10:30 a.m. – Easter WorshipAt St. Leonard’s Church – A service of Holy Eucharist to welcome the risen Christ into our world.

– HE IS RISEN INDEED –

Mon Apr 2, 5:00 p.m. – Youth Night at SJYMPostponed to April 9 as this is Easter Monday.

Wed Apr 4, 6:15 p.m. – The Grad ClassEvery Wednesday at St. Leonard’s Church – You are rooted in your Christian faith. Now take your faith journey to the next level. Each week, Rev. Drew spends an hour exploring a wide range of topics in Christian teachings, history and values. More info here.

Wed May 2, 7:30 p.m. – BreatheEvery Wednesday at YLF, 25 Wanless Road – Whatever trials and frustrations your week has held … at Breathe you’ll find some space, some peace, some grounding, something of the unforced rhythms of grace. It’s worship that’ll do your heart good. Doors and coffee at 7:00; worship at 7:30. More info at ylf.church.

Mon Apr 9, 7:00 p.m. – Youth Night at SJYMEvery Monday – An evening of food, fellowship, fun and, sometimes, frank talk. Gather at 7 p.m. in the Youth Lounge.

Tue Apr 10, 6:30 p.m. – Men’s Supper Club – Gentlemen, you’re invited to an evening of food for the body and the soul. Gather at 6:30, dinner at 7:00, discussion at 7:30. Each month we tackle a topic or a piece of contemporary writing on a Christian theme.

Thur Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. – Lychgate Group Monthly Meeting – The Lychgate Women’s Group gathers for an evening of socializing, nibbles, and a meeting or presentation. 7:00 p.m. welcome and socialize; 7:30 p.m. the main event starts.

Wed Apr 25, 8:00 a.m. – Barnabas Breakfast – Until 11 a.m., a warm breakfast, spiritual comfort, and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome – please contact the church office at 416-225-6611.

Thu Apr 26, 7:00 p.m. – A Night Out with God and the GirlsTentative – This month we’re going to see the play Mikveh at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Set in the Jewish ritual bath, this play explores religious rites and feminist values through eight women’s stories. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Laura at lpeetoom@sjym.ca or 416-225-6611.

Sat Apr 28, 9 a.m. to noon – CAP Money Course – Introductory session of this free course to help you manage your money better. Learn how to make a budget, save and spend well. Course runs Saturday mornings: Apr 28, May 5, and May 12. Learn about CAP and about the course here. Please contact Tony Martino for info about the session here at St. John’s.

Sat Apr 28, noon – Lychgate Group 40th Anniversary Celebration – The Lychgate Group celebrates 40 years at St. John’s with a reception, lunch, and guest speaker. Tickets go on sale April 8. All women of the parish are welcome to attend.

Sun Apr 29, 4:00 p.m. – Contemplative Fire Monthly Gathering – At St. Leonard’s Church, 25 Wanless Av. Experience a creative, contemplative communion service. With stillness and spaciousness we explore themes to help us know God more deeply. All are welcome. Visit www.contemplativefire.ca for info.


May 2018


Wed May 2, 6:15 p.m. – The Grad ClassEvery Wednesday at YLF, 25 Wanless Road – You are rooted in your Christian faith. Now take your faith journey to the next level. Each week, Rev. Drew spends an hour exploring topics in Christian teachings, history and values.

Wed May 2, 7:30 p.m. – BreatheEvery Wednesday at YLF, 25 Wanless Road – Whatever trials and frustrations your week has held … at Breathe you’ll find some space, some peace, some grounding, something of the unforced rhythms of grace. It’s worship that’ll do your heart good. Doors and coffee at 7:00; worship at 7:30. More info at ylf.church.

Sun May 6, 2:00 p.m. – MusicFest 2018♫ Magical Music from the Movies ♫ – St. John’s annual musical extravaganza, with performances by the handbell ringers, the band, and the choir. A fun family event for only $15 per adult, $5 per child, and free for children in movie-themed costumes! More info here.

Mon May 7, 7:00 p.m. – Youth Night at SJYMEvery Monday – An evening of food, fellowship, fun and, sometimes, frank talk. Gather at 7 p.m. in the Youth Lounge for a free-form evening.

Tue May 8, 6:30 p.m. – Men’s Supper Club – Gentlemen, you’re invited to an evening of food for the body and the soul. Gather at 6:30, dinner at 7:00, discussion at 7:30. Each month we tackle a topic or a piece of contemporary writing on a Christian theme.

Thur May 10, 7:00 p.m. – Lychgate Group Monthly Meeting – The Lychgate Women’s Group gathers for an evening of socializing, nibbles, and a meeting or presentation. 7:00 p.m. welcome and socialize; 7:30 p.m. the main event starts.

Sat May 12, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Anglican Church Women of the Diocese of Toronto AGMAt Church of Christ the King, 475 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke. Annual General Meeting with guest speaker Barbara Gosse, CEO of Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking, and music by The Ambiance Singers. Tickets $30. For info and tickets: 416-363-0018, acw@toronto.anglican.ca.

Fri May 25, 7:00 p.m. – A Night Out with God and the Girls – It’s time to socialize, enjoy some refreshments (liquid and solid), and discuss a good book. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Laura at lpeetoom@sjym.ca or 416-225-6611.

Sun May 27, 4:00 p.m. – Contemplative Fire Monthly Gathering – At St. Leonard’s Church, 25 Wanless Av. Experience a creative, contemplative communion service. With stillness and spaciousness we explore themes to help us know God more deeply. All are welcome. Visit www.contemplativefire.ca for info.

Wed May 30, 8:00 a.m. – Barnabas Breakfast – Until 11 a.m., a warm breakfast, spiritual comfort, and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome – please contact the church office at 416-225-6611.

Thu May 31, 8:00 p.m. – Lychgate Group at Brighton Beach Memoirs – At the Toronto Centre for the Arts, this play by Neil Simon is a funny but bittersweet coming-of-age story set in a Jewish household in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Please see Anne Curtis to obtain your tickets for this performance (first group).


Mark Your Calendar


Sun June 3, 2:00 p.m. – Lychgate Group at Brighton Beach Memoirs – Please see Anne Curtis to obtain your tickets for this performance (second group).

Thur Oct 25, 6:00 p.m. – The Annual Men’s Dinner – Hosted by the St.John’smen, an evening of camaraderie, a hearty dinner, and an engaging presentation. All men of the parish are invited.


Every Sunday


9:00 a.m. – The Sacred Table – A reverential service with traditional music, texts, prayers and a brief reflection, all centred on the Holy Eucharist.

10:00 a.m. – Coffee and Conversation – A social time to meet with friends old and new, to have some refreshments, and to share news and views.

10:30 a.m. – The Open Door – A modern service focused on spirited engagement with the Word. There’s preaching that goes deep on topics that matter. Prayer is pastoral and inclusive; the music is contemporary and invites participation. There is a program for children ages 3 to 12, and a nursery room for parents with very young children.

11:30 a.m. – The Forum – Bring coffee. Bring questions. This is a free-form time with the pastor to discuss whatever is on your mind.


Past events are in our calendar archive.

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