We’ve been locked down so long. At last the time has come to cut loose with your friends and share in God’s bounty at our beautiful Camp Saulaine!
Super company! Great food! Resplendent nature! Movie! A smorgasbord of fascinating spiritual questions to bounce around with your friends! Talk it up. Invite your friends, your family, acquaintances, even your enemies! (Mat. 5:44) We are a welcoming group.
Join us October 23-24 from noon Saturday through 1:00 pm Sunday.
You can also join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 941 2720 6093
LOCAL NUMBERS: 647-374-4685 / 647-558-0588
**only $25** includes food and accommodation (first come first served – camping facilities available)
Bring warm clothing, sleeping bags, bible, masks, vaccination proof.
Saturday October 23rd
12:00-1:30 arrive, lunch served
1:30-3:00 Spiritual Practices - Māc. Grietiņš
3-3:30 Coffee break
3:30-4:30 the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7) – Māc. Grietiņš and Larry Gifford
4:30-5:00 Contemplative prayer/lectio divina – Māris Lūsis
5:00-6:00 Free time to explore the camp and socialize
7:00-9:30 Movie: The Two Popes (2019) (also available on Netflix)
9:30-10:00 Taizé - Māc. Grietiņš
Sunday October 24th
8:00-9:00 am Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Outdoor (weather permitting) church service - Mac. Grietiņš
10:00-11:00 Movie discussion
11:00-12:00 Tolerance, a Christian approach* – Gunta Reynolds
* Recommended reading “The Faith Club” by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner
For more information/to register:
Māris Lūsis (registrar) email@example.com / 416-494-3858
Rev. Ģirts Grietiņš firstname.lastname@example.org / 647-986-5604
Larry Gifford email@example.com / 905-428-6662
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."
Worship service July 25
"Come and see!"
July 18 worship service at Saulaine
For those who cannot attend Saulaine, we invite you to watch prerecorded Svētbrīdis.
Prayer as openness
The Gospel for Latvians
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
"The Northern Maiden"
Zoom Worship Service Feb 21.
Remembering those lost to fire in Toronto
Organ music performed by Rev. Dr. Anita Gaide
LATVIEŠU ĒRĢELNIEKU ĢILDES ĀMERIKĀ DEVUMS
with Communion on February 17, 6 pm
(LIVE-STREAMED to YOUTUBE)
"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
Aina Avotins was born on June 27, 1926 and passed away on January 1, 2021
(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:
Epiphany Worship (Dean emer. Ivars Gaide, rev. dr. Anita Gaide)
Blessed New Year!
Watch our Christmas Family Worship Service:
In Christmas Jesus comes to us as a child.
What are the questions we ask our God as his children and what questions Jesus asks us?
3. Adventa dievkalpojums / 3rd Advent service - 13 dec 2020 live
Celebrating prāv. emer. Ilze Kuplēns-Ewart
Let us pray and celebrate Advent:
Due to the current situation with the Covid pandemic, The Church Council has decided to suspend In-Person Worship. Let us enjoy our video services.
Now you can see our Church service from different angles (thanks to Beate Augustane and Davis Maksins)
Our Latvian worship service from Harvest festival in church.
We are thankful to everyone who joined our worship service in Saulaine:
Worship service for this Sunday is from Kristus Darzs:
Worship in Latvian and English about Miracles
Worship in Latvian
Join our Sunday Worship in Latvian and English:
Let us worship, reflect and pray (in Latvian):
Commemorating June 1941 deportations:
Introduction to Apologetics.
The Problem of Evil. (In Latvian)
Pentecost Worship services online
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?
Introduction to Christian Apologetics (in English)
The New Name
(reflections on the Book of Revelation, in Latvian)
Have a blessed Easter !
Holly Week meditation with pastor Ģirts Grietiņš.
Let us join Palm Sunday's video worship service presented by pastors and musicians of Canada.
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).