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.

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 941 2720 6093

LOCAL NUMBERS: 647 374 4685 / 647 558 0588

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th at 11.00 we invite everyone to join Latvian KAPUSVĒTKI - Memorial Service at York Cemetery.
There will be no Worship Service at our Church (200 Balmoral)




Pēc prāvestes Ievas Puriņas lūguma publicējam ielūgumu uz
XXVII Vispārējiem latviešu Dziesmu un XVII Deju svētkiem veltītu
LELBP svētku dievkalpojumu Rīgas Lutera baznīcā svētdien, 9. jūlijā plkst. 11.00 no rīta pēc Latvijas laika.
Aicinām visus, kuri nepiedalīsies klātienē, izmantot iespēju pievienoties youtube platformā. 
Theme: Language of the Spirit

Led by Pastor Girts Grietins, organist Michael Rundans. Musicians Maria Thorburn and Alberts Vitols.


After the church service on Sunday, 7 May 2023 let’s celebrate

White Tablecloth Day

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.


2023. g. 7. maijā pēc Dievkalpojuma Sv Jāņa dievnamā

Pieminēsim Latvijas Republikas

neatkarı̄bas atjaunošanu.

Kopš Latvijas neatkarības simtgades ir aizsākta tradīcija tautiešiem nākt kopā pie baltiem galdautiem un svinēt mūsu brīvību un kopību.

Sanāksim kopā kā draudze un ģimene!

Aicinām, ja iespējams, ņemt līdzi

groziņu, baltu galdautu vai mutautiņu.

Piedzīvosim kopības un piederības sajūtu!



Pastor Ģirts Grietiņš, Music - St. John’s Church Vocal Ensemble, organist - Davids Smits




The World Day of Prayer,        

March 3, 2023


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.”

Piedalījās mūziķi: Wan-Ting Olivia Yang, Davids Smits

5. FEBRUĀRĪ, 11:00 DIEVKALPOJUMS ar Dievgaldu
Vada māc. Ģirts Grietiņš;
Mūzika: Michael Rundans;

Sprediķa tēma: "Neslēp gaismu"

4th Sunday of Epiphany

Theme: "Peace During a Storm"

Christmas Eve Worship Service (in both languages)



 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. 
We wish to thank those who participated and donated towards Sunday Aug 21 Fellowship hour.
All proceeds from kafijas galds, as well as, additional donations totalled $350 went to Canadian Ukrainian Resettlement project. Donations allowed us to purchase duvets & sheets from IKEA. There also were bedding sets & towels donated for a total value of $150.
Macitajs Girts Grietins and Maija Sukse delivered these items on Wednesday morning. They gave us a tour of their facility and info on the situation here. We will continue our support for Ukrainians.

Sunday, July 21st, 11 AMWORSHIP SERVICE

pastor Ģirts Grietiņš,

organist Michael Rundans

Theme: Friends of God

Sunday, July 31th, 11 amWORSHIP SERVICE

"Piedošana / Forgiveness” 

(Piemninot dzejnieku Knutu Skujenieku /



Worship Service July 3.

Pastor Girts Grietins, Lay leader Ruta Siliņa

organists Michael Rundans

Theme: Glory of Creation




Vēlamies ar jums dalīties ar Vārds un Lūgšana video,
kur latviski un angliski varam kopā pārdomāt sv. Trīsvienības mistēriju un piedzīvot tik daudzveidīgās Dieva svētības!
Greetings to everyone on the Sunday of Holy Trinity with reflection and prayer in Latvian and English!
Dieva Tēva mīlestība, Kristus žēlastība un Svētā Gara sadraudzība lai ir ar mums visiem!
Pentecost Worship Service





Sunday, May 15,   WORSHIP SERVICE "Love is alive!"


Lieldienu dievkalpojums


 Lielās piektdienas dievkalpojums


Šeit var noskatīties lūgšanu vakaru: lūdzam par Ukrainu!


We invite everyone to join us in prayers and Taize Chants, when we pray for Peace and for people of Ukraine.
This Worship service will be on Zoom as well as in-person.
Starting this Wednesday 7.00 PM at st. John's Church.
Led by pastor Girts Grietins and Davids Smits.
Let us pray !




St. John's Latvian Lutheran Cross

Annual Spiritual Retreat 

Garīgā atelpa!


                         Please join us!

                When? October 21-22, 2023

                       Where? Saulaine

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, (416-494-3858)


Saturday October 21st.

11:00 Arrival, check-in and “meet and greet.”

12:00 Lunch  

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

6.30 Dinner

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.

8:00 Breakfast

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.  



Do you miss church services? Do you want to see familiar faces, enjoy the camaraderie of friends, keep in touch with current church issues? Why not  zoom to St. John's spirituality and faith discussion group in English on Sundays?

   What is it? It is more than a forum for bandying Christian challenges about. We enjoy a social half hour and switch to discussing church news and sharing details of upcoming events, developments at Kristus Darzs, Saulaine, and the Padome.
  Our discussion format has volunteers taking turns reading aloud from the selected passage. Then anyone who wishes may comment or ask questions. No one is required or challenged to speak. We are grateful to Pastor Grietiņš for his guidance, authoritative and gentle. The rest of us are all beginners, learning together. It is a safe and welcoming place, and we love having new members join. We have participants from both congregations and guests.
  We find that the group goes some distance toward filling the gap opened by this severe lockdown. Do join us for a virtual cup of coffee and a chat on Sundays. Technical support is available from Laura Johnson for anyone needing help accessing through Zoom. To join write to

Everyone is invited to join our Zoom Bible discussion group on Sundays. To participate please write to Larry Gifford











St. John's needs a new roof!

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.)

General Information:
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!)