Happy Sunday Photos!
This past Sunday was full of joy celebrating 17 people being baptized and the men of our St. Paul's community on Father’s Day!

If you weren't with us in person this week, you can catch up with our online services here.

You can see all the beautiful photos on our Flickr page below!
Summer Sermon Series
What if it’s true? We all believe lots of different things, some of which are connected to reality. “I believe in God, the Father Almighty…” The Apostles’ Creed is the most concise, and ancient, statement of what Christians believe, uniting the church around the world and across centuries—and denominations. We recite a version of it in worship every Sunday here at St. Paul’s Bloor Street. But what does it mean to affirm this faith? And how does what we believe change our lives?

Our summer 2022 preaching series will unpack the essentials of Christian belief about God, the church, and what it means to live out this faith.
Limited copies of resources for children and adults will be available for sale ($20) at St. Paul’s on Sundays while supplies last, but you can also find online version on our webpage below.
There is also a brand new way to watch and catch up on our sermons!

Every Monday the sermon will be posted on YouTube and shared on our social media channels. This makes it easier to catch up if you've missed a Sunday and share the message with your family and friends!

The first one is already up, check it out and remember to subscribe to our channel so you don't miss anything!
Refugee Ministry
The Al Osman Family

Several years ago, our St.Paul’s community worked hard together so we could sponsor a refugee family – the Al Osman family.

We are grateful to God to report that they are doing well. The children Mounaf, Saleh and Ghazel received their Canadian Citizenship in the spring of 2019 and

Samia was just approved for hers. She is continuing to learn English and once the program is finished there will be an online ceremony. Hozayfa has applied for his citizenship and he also continues to learn English. He is self employed working as an Uber driver, and in his trade as a Stone Mason. His work is amazing!

Mounaf was in grade 12 when the pandemic started, and due to the language barrier online learning was a challenge for him. With support from his parents, he was registered with the Labour Education Centre. He will begin a six-week construction skills program. After he is finished, they will help him find work with a construction firm. Once he is settled in a job, he will enrol in the Adult Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Program and complete his high school diploma.

Saleh is attending Neil McNeil Catholic Boys School. He is in grade 10, doing very well, and wants to be a doctor or an engineer. Ghazal begins middle school in September, and the baby, Shem who who just turned four, starts kindergarten in September.

They have become part of a very supportive community of Muslim and non-Muslim friends. They hope to visit us this coming Sunday at church!

Let's do it Again!

This summer we hope to raise $40,000 to bring over another refugee family of five. We will sponsor whichever family the Canadian government deems is most in need. This was the same amount raised to bring the Al Osman family, and we can now tangibly see the difference it has made in their lives.

If you feel called to financially contribute to this ministry, you can donate online below or in person.

If you have any questions please contact Karen Isaacs.
Financial Update
100% of our ministry, being the hands and feet of Jesus in this city, is funded by the financial contributions of members and friends of St.Paul’s. We are so grateful to those to give continuously to St. Paul's Bloor and contribute to God's work.

Our fiscal years ends on June 31st, and so we wanted to give an update on where our budget stands. Follow the link below to see our financial report and ways for you to partner with God and contribute before the year is over.
A Bittersweet Goodbye to Hilary Wilson
After 5 years as the Executive Assistant to the Rector, we are wishing Hilary a bittersweet goodbye.

Hilary has been an infectiously happy presence in our office throughout the last number of years. She patiently and diligently assisted Barry Parker in the last number of years of his long and faithful ministry at St. Paul’s and helped to guide Jenny Andison as she began hers during the pandemic.

After the death of her parents earlier this year, Hilary has decided to move to Hamilton for a fresh start.
The staff threw her a goodbye lunch this week and she knows that she will always have a home here at St. Paul’s.

If you are in the office in the next coming week, be sure to stop by her desk and wish her the best in this new chapter.

We will miss Hilary very much and are grateful to God for her ministry in our midst.
New Team Members!
Meet our new Executive Assistant, Samantha Indrakumaran!

Samantha joined the St. Paul’s team in the summer of 2022. She holds a diploma in Office Administration from Seneca College and has previous experience in similar roles at other organizations. 

In her spare time, you will find Samantha exploring new parks with her fiancé and their two dogs, cuddled on the couch with her kitten watching cooking competitions, playing board games, or cross stitching.

If you're in the office in the coming weeks, make sure to stop by and give her a warm welcome! 
Meet our new Events Coordinator, Beril Karasahin!

Beril joined St. Paul's team in the spring of 2022. She was born and raised in Toronto. Beril graduated from the Special Event Management program at George Brown College in 2017 and has previously worked in similar roles at other organizations.

Outside of work, Beril enjoys spending her time knitting, making homemade soap and connecting with loved ones.

If you or someone you know would like to host an event in one of our beautiful venues visit our webpage here or contact Beril! 
Pride Parade Information
This Sunday, June 26 the Pride Parade begins outside St. Paul’s in afternoon.

Anyone downtown for Pride is warmly invited to attend our morning worship services (8:15am BCP, 9:30am Contemporary, 11:00am Classic) before the parade. In the afternoon the church will be providing cold water to those marching in the heat.

Please be advised that there will be road closures around our building. See the map below. If you can’t join us in person on Sunday, then join the livestream, from your couch, dock or deck.
Contact Us
St. Paul's Bloor Street
227 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON M4W 1C8

In-person services: 8:15am, 9:30am and 11am.
Livestreamed services: 9:30am and 11am

Children's Ministry (age 4-10): Available in-person during both services

Youth Group (age 11-17): Available in-person during both services
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