St Michael & All Angels Church

 

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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.

 

Funeral Services for Cynthia Clarke and Heather Richardson

Friday  3 July 2020  &  Saturday 4 July 2020

The funeral for Cynthia Clarke will be held on Friday morning July 3 at 10:00 a.m. at The Forest Lawn Crematorium. Unfortunately, the service will not be broadcast via zoom. Please remember Cynthia in your prayers and her extended family.


The funeral service for Heather Richardson will take place on Saturday July 4th at the Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes, 6191 Yonge Street. Visiting will be held on July 3, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the funeral home. The burial will take place at Beechwood Cemetery following the service on Saturday. The service will be webcast on www.funeraweb.tv. When you get  to the website please type in "Heather Richardson" in the search box on the right and that will bring you to the service. Our prayers are also for Heather and her family, especially her mother Shirley and her daughter Mikhala.

 

St Michael's Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

St. Michael and All Angels is an interracial parish that has a long and honorable history of embracing and upholding the values of all individuals regardless of race, colour, gender and human sexuality. We deplore racism and injustice in all its forms. In our continuing efforts to promote racial justice We invite you to join us as we attend a vigil for racial justice hosted by The Union of Black Episcopalians, this Sunday, May 31st at 4pm.


https://zoom.us/j/92143196842?pwd=QmxmaXZaakNFSUpnQm1jT1I3T1ZOZz09

Meeting ID: 921 4319 6842
Password: 476808


The statement below, in response to the murder of George Floyd and the continuing unjust treatment of Black people, is from one of our parishioners, and expresses the feelings of many of us.  


"I have been numb for the last few days after seeing that horrid video of George Floyd being killed.
I am angry, broken, disgusted, not trusting of humanity, tired, sad and clouded.
Though this incident occurred in the United States, this isn't left only on their soil it is here in Canada and many other places. It is subtle and covered up in fake niceties here. People tolerate and portray a false care.
I am disappointed in other minorities that look the other way if it isn't one of theirs. This cannot be! I refuse to tolerate racism of any minority, Jewish, Hispanic, First Nation, Asian etc. because if you don’t like them ......you don't like me either!!!!!! Point Blank!
I equally take issue with friends, associates, people who I know that can comment and like the most trivial stuff that I can post about, yet turn their eyes away from an issue so critical and woven into our society and pretend that it isn't real.
Now, that can stem from fear of judgement, not knowing what to say, fear of not wanting to bring up hard feelings and conversations but to not observe and not speak up and to turn the other direction is why we had slavery for so many years, centuries and why the holocaust happened! People didn't want to see it, believe it and allowed it !!!!!!!
SLEEP on that!!!!
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#brokenworld
#injustice 
#whenisitgoingtoend
#onehumanrace
#racismexists
#blacklivesdomatter
#equalityforall
#sotiredoffake"

 

Click here for information on all of our current offerings for the community, including food bank & outreach, prayer shawls, children's programming, faith development, and more.

 
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The final session for the summer will take place July 28. Bible Study will resume in September.

 
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Now over 60 episodes! Our 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.

Fab Fridays will conclude for the summer on July 3. Thank you to everyone who has participated - it's been a fabulous adventure!

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 Fab Fridays page for details and registration.

This program has concluded for summer 2020 and will resume in September.
"Fantastic Friends In Faith", as it's dubbed by the children, is our Friday afternoon children and youth ministry group. Bible study through story, activities, and conversation, in an inclusive and relaxed setting, is the name of the game. Contact our office to get involed.

 

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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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

 

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 and 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

 
 

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

Closed until further notice

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

 

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@gmail.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

 

416-653-3593

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