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The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle

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525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
416-923-8714 stpeterstsimon.ca

November 2019

All Souls Service

November 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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Please join us for a service of Remembrance of All Souls on Sunday, November 10th at 4:00 pm.  You will hear from the male voices of our choir as they sing Gregorian Chant.  The featured music will be the Requiem Missa Pro Defunctis Kantakion for the Departed.

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Santa Claus Parade Sunday

November 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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Take note: Sunday, November 17th we will have one service at 9:30 am to accommodate the Santa Claus Parade.  Our regular 8:30 am and 10:30 am services are cancelled.  The parish of San Lorenzo Luiz who worship in our space in the afternoons will join us for this special early liturgy. The Parade route has changed in 2019 and begins at our doorstep.  Please make arrangements to use TTC if you can or park on the north side of Bloor…

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Christmas Market

November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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Please join us! Bring your friends! Twelve vendors are offering unique gifts at affordable prices, plus, our own baking, jams, jellies and crafts. There will be a children’s corner, a café along with Christmas music to get us in the spirit! The Raffle will be held at 2:00 pm with many wonderful prizes.  Bring your own bag and get your Christmas shopping done early.

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December 2019

Advent Lessons & Carols

December 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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Enter into the season of Advent with a special choral liturgy.  In Advent the church waits in hope and in expectation for the birth of Jesus. This service will feature the music of our former choir director, Derek Holman, as well as, the works of other famous composers: Carter, Ledger, Bruckner, Biebl, Near & Palestrina.  The music is paired with Scripture readings that prepare us for the Christmas story. There will be a Fruit Cake and Sherry reception that follows…

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Children’s Musical

December 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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Sunday, December 15th @ 4pm, drop by for a humorous and touching performance of the Christmas story presented by the children of our parish and of the neighbourhood.  This year the musical will be Once Upon a starry night.  Choir Director, Robin, Davis, and the children have been practising since September, so be sure to save the date in your calendar.

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Christmas Eve services

December 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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The early service @ 5 pm will have Christmas carols, Communion, and tell the Christmas story for children.  It will be a shorter service in a relax and interactive environment. The late service @ 10 pm will be a candlelit liturgy with a traditional Festal Choral Eucharist, also featuring Christmas carols.

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Christmas Day

December 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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On Christmas Day we will have a joyful celebration of the Nativity of our Lord at 10 am. This is a simple but cheerful service.

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January 2020

Opportunities Committee

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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On Wednesday, January 22 @ 7 pm, parishioners are invited to help determine our outreach and justice ministry for 2020 at the first Opportunities Committee meeting of the year. We will review the format of the Diocese's social justice vestry motion and determine what actions we as a parish will take with the aim of caring for God's creation through fighting the effects of climate change.  The vestry motion will then be voted on at Vestry Sunday. The vestry motion…

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Evensong & Parish Dinner

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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Our first Evensong of the decade is on Sunday, January 26th, at 4 pm and will include a Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis setting by Thomas Walmisley. The anthem will be Tu es Petrus by Palestrina.  After the service, come and join us for our annual Parish Dinner and Dance. For tickets please speak with Laurie Sanderson by Sunday, January 19th, so that we can confirm numbers. If you require assistance for the purchase of a ticket please speak to the…

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Advisory Board

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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The Parish Advisory Board is dealt with in Canon 17 of the Diocese of Toronto. The Advisory Board at SPSS is composed of: The Clergy: the Incumbent, Assistant Curate, Honorary Assistant The Wardens: the Rector's, People's, and two deputies The Treasurer, Director of Music, Altar Guild, Christian Education, Church School, Communications, Envelope Secretary, Hospitality/Coffee Hour, Intercessors, Lay Annoiters, Lay Delegates to Synod, Library, Newsletter, Opportunities Committee, Property, Readers, Refugee Committee, Servers, Sides-People, Stewardship, Wednesday Morning Group, and two members at…

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February 2020

Pre-Vestry Meeting

February 9 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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On Sunday, February 9th, after the 10:30 Choral Mattins, we will host a Pre-Vestry Meeting. This will be a Financial Forum and an opportunity for a discussion about the budget ahead of the Vestry Meeting to be held on Sunday, February 23rd.  It is your opportunity to get a sneak peak at how the parish council has planned and responded to our current budgetary needs.  It also gives you an important forum to provide feedback and preliminary input to the…

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Black History Month Service

February 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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On Sunday, February 16th, we will have a service that marks Black History Month. Our Children's Coordinator, Sileen Philips, will be preaching and the music will feature African American spirituals. Additionally, there will be informational boards displayed in the parish hall during coffee hour.

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Vestry Sunday

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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Our Annual Vestry Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 23 , 2020 immediately the 10:30 am service.  Vestry is a chance for the members of the parish to gather and vote on the direction that we are charting for the year ahead at SPSS.  We will review our financial position, vote on approving next year's budget, and discuss the vision and mission as set out by the incumbent and wardens.  This meeting is for members of the parish only,…

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Genesis Study, Lent 2020

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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Our study of the Book of Genesis continues during the months of February and March. Join us as we read and discuss the great narratives of the first 11 chapters of Genesis, including the creation accounts, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood, and the Tower of Babel.  Later in Part 2, we will study Abraham, and the epic story of Jacob and Joseph.  Study dates: Feb 25th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th, and March 24th at 7 pm…

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Ash Wednesday

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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Wednesday, February 26th, is Ash Wednesday and the first day of Lent. We will have services at 11 am and 7 pm, with the imposition of ashes offered at both services. At the evening liturgy, we will be singing the beloved Allegri setting of the Miserere Mei with the glorious floating soprano solo high C's.  We will be joined by the Filipino congregation of San Lorenzo Ruiz at the evening liturgy.

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March 2020

Signs of Life, Lenten Study

March 1 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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This Lent, Bishop Andrew invites us in our parishes or as individuals to explore five symbols – light, water, food, shelter, and community – with the help of a program entitled Signs of Life. Signs of Life is a five-week offering from Virginia Theological Seminary and the Society of St. John the Evangelist, a monastic community in the Episcopal church near Boston. It explores the riches of our worship traditions, liturgy and sacraments, as well as the art and architecture…

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Genesis Study, Lent 2020

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 24, 2020

The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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Our study of the Book of Genesis continues during the months of February and March. Join us as we read and discuss the great narratives of the first 11 chapters of Genesis, including the creation accounts, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood, and the Tower of Babel.  Later in Part 2, we will study Abraham, and the epic story of Jacob and Joseph.  Study dates: Feb 25th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th, and March 24th at 7 pm…

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Signs of Life, Lenten Study

March 8 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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This Lent, Bishop Andrew invites us in our parishes or as individuals to explore five symbols – light, water, food, shelter, and community – with the help of a program entitled Signs of Life. Signs of Life is a five-week offering from Virginia Theological Seminary and the Society of St. John the Evangelist, a monastic community in the Episcopal church near Boston. It explores the riches of our worship traditions, liturgy and sacraments, as well as the art and architecture…

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Genesis Study, Lent 2020

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 24, 2020

The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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Our study of the Book of Genesis continues during the months of February and March. Join us as we read and discuss the great narratives of the first 11 chapters of Genesis, including the creation accounts, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood, and the Tower of Babel.  Later in Part 2, we will study Abraham, and the epic story of Jacob and Joseph.  Study dates: Feb 25th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th, and March 24th at 7 pm…

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April 2020

Palm Sunday

April 5 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, 525 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Canada
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SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH, LITURGY OF THE PALMS & ANTE COMMUNION Join us for Digital Worship at 10:30 and for a Zoom Coffee Hour at 11:45. Resources for Worship: Available Sunday morning, Download the Bulletin for Palm Sunday Available Sunday morning, Click here to watch the Video Recording of the service Available Sunday morning, Click here to listen back to Fr Geoffrey’s homily Resources for Coffee Hour: Every Saturday morning we send out a Parish Email with details about how to…

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