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Tri-Congregational Churches 

1080 Finch Avenue East
North York, Toronto
Ontario, Canada
M2J 2X2 


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9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Phone
416 494 2442

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Marg Black
Tri-Churches Parish Nurse


As our Parish Nursing office is closed at this time,
please reach out to us by phone at (416) 494-5364

or contact any of the agencies below:
 
Toronto Mental Health Support - 211
Seniors Help Line - (416) 217-2077
Seniors Safety Line - (416) 899-1011
Crisis Help - crisisservicescanada.ca

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Health Tip 18

Week of August 2, 2020 

From Failure to Fulfillment - A Life Lesson

Failure is a weighty thing.  It can drag us down, make us tired, make us question whether we are even capable of reaching the goal. That is my experience this weekend.  I had promised myself and others that we would be ready to reopen Iona this weekend. Yet here we are and although we are close, we are not yet ready. This felt like a heavy burden to bear. But as we lay our burdens at Jesus’ feet, things change.

I started to see things differently.

This is a very large undertaking and it is a group effort, not mine alone. We have all been working diligently toward the reopening goal and this teamwork is not only encouraging, but also essential. I needed to see the overall picture and to recognize the progress we are making. To stop judging myself, to recognize everyone’s contributions, and to find at least one thing I could do now to help move us toward the goal. Thus, as I picked up an important piece of sanitizing equipment that will make a major contribution to a safe reopening, I felt re-energized and happy - a contributing member of the team again. When Rev. Robert met me in the church parking lot to carry the equipment into the church for me, we joked and laughed, a very healing thing. Friends matter so much. We are blessed with many of them.

My learning from this experience?

First to remember that we are not alone. We all have important contributions to make to life and to each other. Even more importantly, to remember that God, not any of us, is in charge. Our job is to use the gifts God has given us to serve Him and each other, and to have faith that things will work out as He chooses.

Another thing is not to judge ourselves too harshly. That doesn’t lead to any improvements in the situation. Suspend judgement and seek one step forward, however small. Once we recognize that we are still contributing and supporting the team as we move toward the goal, we are encouraged to carry on. Finally, celebrate the small victories. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Step out into life and enjoy it with all its complexities and challenges. Each step helps us to grow and learn and that is what life is all about.

Blessings,

Margaret Black
Tri-Churches Parish Nurse  


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About COVID-19

Why Social-Distancing is Vital?

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Symptoms?
fever, cough, difficulty breathing, pneumonia in both lungs.

How does it spread?
Through respiratory droplets spread when you cough/sneeze;
close personal contact (e.g. touching or shaking hands);
touching something with the virus on it,
then touching your mouth, nose or eyes
before washing your hands.

Protection of yourself and others?
Wash your hands often
(after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose,
touching common-use areas,
such as door handles, elevator buttons, etc.)
with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
(back and front, special attention to nail areas);
use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
avoid close contact with people who are sick;
cough or sneeze into your sleeve instead of into your hands;
and
stay home to avoid spreading the illness to others.

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St Cyprian Announcements

All public events are still on hold
until further notice.

See the latest COVID-19 updates from
Bishop Andrew Asbil,
the College of Bishops and
the diocesan leadership, here:

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Iona Announcements
 

All public events are still on hold
until further notice.


Reaching Out


As before, God is still there for us throughout these challenging times.
We are encouraging everyone to keep praying for each other,
and to keep supporting each other.

Practice physical distancing, but please stay socially connected
by means of a phone call, an email message
or a social media message.

Lenten Book Study in Self-study Format

 
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This season the Lenten book study is based on
British theologian, N. T. Wright's book:
"Lent for Everyone",
an inspirational guide,
leading us through the Lenten season,
from Ash Wednesday through the week after Easter.

This guide provides a brief reflection and a prayer for each day
of the season helping us ponder how the scripture is relevant to our lives.

By the end of the study, we will have been through the entirety of Matthew,
along with Psalm readings for each Sunday.

This Lenten devotional will make our journey through Lent
a period of discovery and growth.

Please contact Rev. Robert Reid for comments and discussion.