Sunday, July 3rd, 11 am – WORSHIP SERVICE
Pastor Girts Grietins, Lay leader Ruta Siliņa
organists Michael Rundans
Theme: Glory of Creation
Meeting ID: 941 2720 6093
LOCAL NUMBERS: 647 374 4685 / 647 558 0588
LAPIŅA / BULLETIN: CLICK HERE
Sunday, June 26th, 11 am – WORSHIP SERVICE WITH HOLY COMMUNION
CONFIRMATION WORSHIP SERVICE, MAY 29
Sunday, May 15, WORSHIP SERVICE "Love is alive!"
We invite everyone to join us in prayers and Taize Chants, when we pray for Peace and for people of Ukraine.
February 6th Worship service for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany
Theme: "The wisdom of Ecclesiastes"
Dievkalpojumu vada mācītājs Ģirts Grietiņš, piedalās mācītājs Dāgs Demandts un
ērģelniece mācītāja Dr. Anita Gaide.
30. janvāra dievkalpojums. Tēma "Ījaba gudrība".
Dievkalpojums 16. janvārī
Tēma. "Domāt Dieva priekšā!"
2. janvāra Zoom dievkalpojums
Tēma. "Redzi, es visu daru jaunu!"
24. Decembra Ziemassvētku svētvakara dievkalpojums
DECEMBER 19, 11:00 am Worship Service with Baptism
Theme: Being a Child of God
Theme: God with us.
11:00 am Zoom WORSHIP (No in-person service at Church)
Theme: “Tree of Life”
SEPT. 26, 11:00 am IN-PERSON WORSHIP WITH HOLLY COMMUNION
at St. John's. Fellowship in the church garden to follow.
Clergy Girts Grietins and Dag Demandt
Theme “Answered Prayers”
12. SEPTEMBRĪ KAPU SVĒTKU DIEVKALPOJUMS
11:00 am YORK CEMETERY LIVE-STREAMED MEMORIAL SERVICE
12. septembrī Toronto latviešu draudžu kapu svētki virtuāli no York kapličas.
Worship service at Saulaine on August 15
Theme: "Our and their Father. Tolerance."
led by pastor Ģirts Grietiņš.
August 1 church service.
The theme: "The Word of God grows."
For those who cannot attend Saulaine, we invite you to watch prerecorded Svētbrīdis.
Commemorating the deportations of June 14th
June 6 church service Approaching the Mystery
PENTECOST WORSHIP SERVICE
May 23 WORSHIP IN BOTH LANGUAGES WITH PASTORS ĢIRTS GRIETIŅŠ AND DAG DEMANDT
May 16. Worship. ASCENSION DAY
Happy Mother’s Day!
Rembering Kurland Front (Kruzemes cietoksna piemiņai)
May 2nd Zoom Worship Service
White Tablecloth Day and
Day of the Restoration of Latvian Independence.
Happy Earth Day!
Pastors Dag and Ģirts have prepared this short Earth Day video
(Reflections, prayer and song). Enjoy!
April 4, Sunday, EASTER MORNING WORSHIP
Thursday, April 1, 6:00 pm – MAUNDAY THURSDAY WORSHIP with Communion.
March 21 "ZOOM" Service led by pastor Ģirts Grietins and Dag Demandt
LATVIEŠU ĒRĢELNIEKU ĢILDES ĀMERIKĀ DEVUMS
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Rev 21:4
Let us pray and support the victims of the fire in Toronto: Jana Jansons, Kai Jansons, Amanda Freimanis and Matthew Zdybal as well as survivors Arija Celeste Jansons who lost her son, Jade Jacobis and their families.
(Svetbridis for this Sunday was recorded before the sad news, but it shows Jesus friendly approach to everyone)
With our deepest sorrow we inform you of the passing of
(more information about her life and service in Latvian: https://www.stjohnslatvian.ca/latviesu/sakums)
Funeral Service will be held on January 9, 2021 at 10:30 am.
You can watch the recording of the funeral here:
Watch our Christmas Family Worship Service:
Here you can see Pentecost reflection and prayer from pastor Grietins in Latvian:
You are also invited to join our online worhsip services with LELBĀL and St. Andrews in Latvian.
(For more information see the Latvian homepage https://www.stjohnslatvian.ca/latviesu/sakums)
Listen to the second installment of pastor Girts Grietins podcast about Apologetics. How do we find our way among different religions and beliefs?
Holly Week meditation with pastor Ģirts Grietiņš.
Take a look at this Sunday's new video
You are welcome to listen to pastor Ģirts Grietiņš audio reading from C.S. Lewis "Mere Christianity" (in Latvian).
St. Johns Ev. Luth. Latvian Church Toronto, rural property CAMP SAULAINE is celebrating its 70th anniversary! First phase is Saturday, July 23rd at 10:00 am- come join the festivities, including church service, films and photo display, lunch and the Silent Auction. Here is just a small sample of all the items which have been donated by Saulaine lovers and will be offered at the Silent Auction. This is just for your perusal-- ONLY in-person bidding on July 23rd, NO online bidding will be available, NO advance reservation. Payment will be by cash or electronic transfer from a Canadian bank only. For questions contact Kristine Stivrins 705 424-6226 ( voice mail), email@example.com. ALL proceeds support Camp Saulaine! www.saulaine.com
1.) BARTA silver coloured tin broach
2.) Handbraided unisex 14kt gold Namejs ring, 7 gr. (Kutcers/Liepins) size 10 3/4
3.) Handbraided female 14 kt gold Namejs ring 6.2 gr. oval shape (Kutcers/Liepins) size 7-7 1/2
4.) Fiancee“s 14 kt gold "Ligavas" ring, 6.9 gr with 7 dangles, each with its own lucky Latvian symbol (Gugans/Kutcers), size 7 1/2, slightly adjustable by 1/4 size
5.) Italian rope chain, 18", 14 kt gold, 17.6 gr,
6.) Rectangular amber/ Namejs braid sterling silver pendant (chain missing) 34.6 gr
7.) Latvia monetary 5 Lats broach, 1931 (800 fine), 15.8 gr
8.) Amber broach, sterling silver setting ) (Kutcers/Liepins), 17.8 gr
9.) Namejs cufflinks, handmade by Kalupe (senior), sterling silver, 8.2 gr
10.) Amber and sterling silver pierced Pilskalns design earrings 6.8 gr
11.) Amber and 830 S. broach, 17 gr.
12.) Sterling silver and red stones ( possibly garnet) with three dangles, handmade in Eslingen, Germany, 12 gr,
13.) Amber and sterling silver broach, Kalupe ( senior), 14.1 gr
More to come- keep checking back!
You have the opportunity to purchase select paintings from St. John's inventory of art and support the roof fund. Paintings and prices can be viewed on the walls of the lower hall. Please contact the church office if you are interested, 416-921-3327.
Guidelines concerning coronavirus.
At our service:
Greeters will not be offering to shake hands. A friendly smile and acknowledgement greeting will continue to be given!
Please refrain from shaking hands during the sharing of the peace. The words alone or a nod can convey the message.
People experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, especially a fever, should stay home and avoid contact with others until symptoms cease.
Communion assistants will continue to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water before preparing items for communion and afterwards as well as the communion vessels.
Our pastor will bless the common cup. There will be no intinction of wafers (dipping into the wine). Communion wine will be offered to the congregation only in the individual cups at the moment.
(On leaving the altar, those receiving communion are asked to place their empty cup in one of the plastic-lined containers provided by the greeters.)
We will follow local health guidelines in our worship and meeting spaces with additional cleaning and disinfection of surfaces including door handles, railings, switches, etc.
Our Ladies’ Auxiliary will continue to prepare refreshments for Fellowship following the service, using disposable cups and plates (unless the water for the new dish washer is proven hot enough to sanitize our dishes).
(PS Since we will be generating more garbage, please put disposable cups one into the other and pile up used paper plates. Remember each city disposal service is offered every two weeks!)