Svētdien, 1. oktobrī, 11:00
Rudens Svētku Dievkalpojums Saulainē 11.00
(vada māc. Ģirts Grietiņš)
un baznīcā Pļaujas svētku dievkalpojums ar Svēto Vakarēdienu
Dievkalpojumu vadīs mācītāja Rasma Caune. Ērģelnieks: Michael Rundans;
Pēc dievkalpojuma visi ir aicināti uz sadraudzību pie kafijas!
Sunday, October 1st, 11 am – WORSHIP WITH HOLY COMMUNION
Pastor Rasma Caune, organist Michael Rundans
After worship we invite you to fellowship and coffee.
Meeting ID: 941 2720 6093
LOCAL NUMBERS: 647 374 4685 / 647 558 0588
at St. John’s Latvian Church. Lets break bread as a congregation and family!
We invite you (if able) to come with a contribution for the food table.
Sunday, April 9th, – EASTER WORSHIP SERVICE. ST. JOHNS.
Pastor Ģirts Grietiņš, Music - St. John’s Church Vocal Ensemble, organist - Davids Smits
The World Day of Prayer, (WDP), is a global ecumenical grassroots movement observed on the first Friday in March and is run under the motto, Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action.
This year the host country is Taiwan, and their theme is based on Eph 1:15-19.
As part of, “Churches on the Hill”, it is time for St. John’s to host this year’s event!
Inta Gifford leads a team that organizes this event that “supports prayerful ACTION across the world as funds are allocated internationally for women’s and children’s ministry.”
18. decembrī Sv. Jāņa baznīcā
dievkalpojums Lessons and Carols
Dievkalpojumu vada mācītājs Ģirts Grietiņš, Sv. Jāņa draudzes ansamblis
Diriģente Brigita Alka un Vaira Gertners, spēlē Dāvids Šmits
DEC. 4th, 2nd ADVENT 11:00 am WORSHIP with Communion
Pastor Girts Grietins;
organist Michael Rundans;
Sermon theme: "Prophets among us"
|On advice of the Eastern Synod Bishop and Ontario's chief medical officer of health we are strongly recommending that all participants return to wearing a well-fitting mask during in-person worship.|
Sunday, July 21st, 11 AM – WORSHIP SERVICE
pastor Ģirts Grietiņš,
organist Michael Rundans
Theme: Friends of God
"Piedošana / Forgiveness”
(Piemninot dzejnieku Knutu Skujenieku /
Worship Service July 3.
Pastor Girts Grietins, Lay leader Ruta Siliņa
organists Michael Rundans
Theme: Glory of Creation
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.
Please join us!
When? October 21-22, 2023
This year’s theme: Journey to the Kingdom of God
Saulaine provides our annual retreat with a beautiful and relaxing setting for discussions of spirituality and faith, prayer, and reflection.
For only $25 per person, the weekend includes accommodation, on a first come first served basis, and meals. Please bring your Bible, warm clothing, and a sleeping bag.
We look forward to seeing new faces this year as well as welcoming back familiar ones!
Special guest speaker: Dace Veinberga.
For more information and to register, please contact: Maris Lusis, email@example.com (416-494-3858)
Saturday October 21st.
11:00 Arrival, check-in and “meet and greet.”
1:00 “Symbolism and Imagination” followed by open discussion. Led by pastor Girts Grietins. Stretch break.
2.00 The Kingdom of God. Led by Maris Lūsis. Stretch break.
3:00 Tolerance. Animism. Empathy. Led by Dace Veinbergs. Stretch break.
4:00 Spiritual Journaling. Led by mācītāja Rasma Caune. Stretch break.
5.00 Free time
7:30 Movie: “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, a Disney rendering of C. S. Lewis Children’s classic.
9:30 Taize Prayer, led by mācītājs Grietiņš.
Sunday October 22nd.
9:00 Outdoor church service, weather permitting. Led by mācītājs Grietiņš.
10:00- Open discussion about movie “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”.
11:00 Taking a look at today’s climate crisis / Environment and Latvian traditions Led by Dace Veinbergs.
12:00 Lunch and farewell.
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!)