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St Michael & All Angels Church

 

God Almighty,
You have created a beautiful world for us to live in. You have given us community, friendships and people who care. Thank you. At this time, when it is safer for us to stay apart due to this covid-19 coronavirus, remind us that we are not alone. Help us find ways to reach out to others, easing their burden whenever and wherever possible. Keep us in good health and good humor so that we might not feed into the fear that can so easily grow at this time. Help us, through our interactions with others and our study of You, to anchor ourselves in your love and bring our hearts and minds to a place of peace. 
This we ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Online Worship
with Zoom

How to Join In

We will be holding worship using Zoom at 11:00 am on Palm Sunday (April 5th), Good Friday (April 10th), and Easter Sunday (April 12th).

You are invited to join the conversation at 10:45 and there will be an opportunity to greet each other before the service starts.

The Prelude by Tony will signify the beginning of the service time.  An opportunity for conversation will also happen after the service.

Please note: We will be muting the participants for the service time.


How to Join Zoom Meeting:  

Use the link below to be connected:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/594268086?pwd=SWxwalhjN2pDMCtDbXVzYnFBNjZmQT09


Meeting ID: 594 268 086

Password: 848886

If joining by phone: dial  647-374-4685

and enter the Meeting ID number when requested

 

Thanksgiving and Hope that Endures All Suffering

A Letter from Bishop Jenny Andison

My sisters and brothers in Christ,


Two weeks ago, on the feast of St Patrick, I drafted a letter to you, the people of the York-Credit Valley Episcopal Area. The rapidly evolving circumstances prevented me from sending it at that time, but since then, I have been praying for you, concerned for you, and thanking God for you. Today I am expressing my gratitude for your steadfastness and courage in these uncertain times.


At the time of my first writing - a mere fourteen days, and yet what feels like a lifetime, ago - I commented that we were together entering into new territory in terms of what it means to be church. 


How quickly that "new territory" has become the "new normal." I have seen such creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and radical re-imagining in the past weeks as you continue to organise as one body in Christ, even as we remain physically apart. I am amazed, but not surprised, by the variety and diversity by which worship, outreach, and pastoral ministry are continuing in the York-Credit Valley Area and across the Diocese. This is exactly what our faith has always equipped us for - to reach yearning ears and desirous hearts, whether by tried-and-true means or high-tech media solutions. I want to tell you how proud I am of the clergy, staff and lay leaders of our YCV parishes as they have continued to adapt to new expectations and uncertain timelines for parish life.


I have also come to recognize that what feels like new territory for us as the Church is also old, familiar territory. The Church has witnessed social disruption over and over again in its history. While modern institutions scramble to react to the present outbreak, the Church can in fact say, "Been there. Done that." The Black Death, the Spanish Flu, world wars and financial crashes. The Church has known - and seen a way through - plague and pandemic, depression and recession, war and persecution. What's more, these things are a daily fact for many of our brothers and sisters in the Anglican Communion, in countries where epidemic, civil war, and systemic poverty are common realities above and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. While these times are distressing and uncertain for us, we have much to be grateful for with every reason to remain confident in God's unwavering, transforming love for us. 


And so I encourage you to continue to commit yourselves in support of your parish family. Pray for your clergy and your churchwardens. Continue to make your regular financial offering, as best as you are able. Remain in touch with members of your church family. Keep the Sabbath by making time and space in your home to worship and pray. Continue to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ, opening your heart to God's shaping power during this strange and unsettling time. Know that God will guide us in ways that may be different and may not always be comfortable for us, but that can still bear fruit and glorify God.


This letter comes with my continued prayers and thanksgiving for you. As we approach Holy Week, let us remember that we are a Resurrection people. We follow a God, who suffers along with us, who knows what it is like to be tested, isolated from loved ones, and stripped of all comforts. But beyond the Cross of Good Friday lies the empty tomb of Easter Sunday, the restoration of a hope that endures all suffering, and the promise of a rise to glory and life everlasting.


Blessings for this extraordinary Holy Week,

The Right Reverend Jennifer Andison

Area Bishop of York-Credit Valley

Bishop Suffragan of Toronto

 

E-Donations & Givings Now Available

Sunday givings and donations in support of outreach, ministry (including Fabulous Fridays), and general church maintenance can now be made by e-transfer. Transfers can be sent to smaachurchoffice@gmail.com and should have

the purpose of the donation in the memo line.


If you have an envelope number with the church,

please include it in your message.


For tax receipts, please send an email with your request and your home mailing address to the email above. 

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Our new web-series The Green Door will introduce you to our resident puppets, Barley the dog and Nosebag the dragon, who are on a journey of making sense of the world and the coronavirus situation day by day. Find all the episodes on the Green Door page.

 
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Fabulous Fridays
Activity Kit Delivery

As we are currently unable to offer our regular Fabulous Fridays children's program in-church, we are offering Friday delivery of at-home arts & crafts activity kits. Appropriate for children and families of all faiths and no faith.

Visit our Children & Youth Ministry page for details & to sign up.

 
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Find online services, sermons, hymns and more on our Worship page. We will continue to do our best to provide our congregation with online support for their weekly worship during this challenging time.

Our doors may be temporarily closed, but we are still here with you.

 

Audio of our most recent sermon, by seminarian Susan Smandych, is now available on our Worship page

 
 

Tuesday Bible Study

Bible study guides and materials are available on our Faith Development page to provide at-home study options. 

Information from
St Michael's Concerning Covid-19

 

Beeton Cupboard Food Bank & Out of the Cold Lunch Program Remain Open

Our outreach programs remain a high priority at this time. The Beeton Cupboard Food Bank will continue serving our community at our usual time of 11:00 am - 12:00 pm on Wednesdays. Steps have been taken to adjust service delivery to support current Public Health advice. The Out of the Cold Lunch will be provided as a 'take away' lunch between 12:30 -1:00 pm on Sundays. The breakfast program is not being offered. Lunches will continue until the end of April or unless we are directed otherwise.

 

Corona-virus and St. Michael's

Effective immediately, all worship services an on-site activities are suspended, in accordance with instructions from Public Health and the Bishop's office. 

Contact us:

For pastoral care, questions/ concerns, or ways to support community during this challenging time, you are welcomed to reach out to us.

Father Paul Feheley:  pfeheley@national.anglican.ca   416-451-8474


Lay Pastor Jenni Feheley:  royalstories@gmail.com  416-200-8091

 

E-Newsletter

Subscribe to our E-Newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming offerings, community events, and more by entering your name and email address below. Emails will be sent out once every 4-6 weeks.

 
 

Service Times

Come and Worship With Us

Sundays: 8:30 am & 11:00 am

Church of the Resurrection (Filipino Service): Sundays 1:30 pm


Messy Church: First Sunday of each month 4:30-6:30 pm

Starting dates: Feb. 2,  March 1   Click here for more details

 
 

Extending Community One Coffee at a Time!
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am

Closed until further notice

You are welcome here!


See our Community Calendar page for upcoming events, faith development opportunities, and information on our community partners providing music lessons and children's programming. 

St Michael and All Angels Parish has been serving the Hillcrest/ Wychwood community for over one hundred years, through programs like our Out of the Cold Sunday Lunch and Beeton Cupboard food bank, open every Wednesday. The Underground Cafe, extending community one coffee at a time, provides community and conversation every Wednesday morning 9:30 - 11:30 am.

Sunday worship services include a traditional spoken Book of Common Prayer at 8:30 am, and a modern Book of Alternative Services with music at 11:00 am. The Church of the Resurrection, a Filipino community that is part of St. Michael & All Angels, worships at 1:30. Ongoing bible study and prayer at 12:00 pm on Wednesdays is complemented by our 6 week evening bible study series happening throughout the year. ​

For general inquiries, pastoral care, and information regarding weddings, baptisms, and funerals, please contact the office.

For St Michael & All Angels Daycare, see our Contact page, or visit www.stmichaelsdaycare.com

 

Click here for information and updates about community resources, events, and faith development opportunities that are open to all.

Serving the Hillcrest-Wychwood community for over 100 years. Click to learn more about our history.

Information on our leadership team and clergy.

 
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Contact Us

Office hours:  Tues - Fri   9:30 - 2:30

For general inquiries and information regarding baptisms, weddings, funerals, please contact us at any time:

smaachurchoffice@rogers.com   416-653-3593

611 St. Clair Ave W Toronto ON M6C 1A3

St Michael & All Angels Daycare: 416-653-1424 

http://www.stmichaelsdaycare.com/

Infant, Toddler, & Pre-school age daycare programs available