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North York, Toronto
Ontario, Canada
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Marg Black
Tri-Churches Parish Nurse

As our Parish Nursing office is still 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

Your Parish Nursing Health Tip
posted for the week of March 20, 2021

More health tips are posted here

My Lenten Journey


    As I travel through Lent this year I am reading a daily devotional from a book called "Lent for Everyone" by NT Wright, a Scottish theologian and biblical scholar. He gives me wonderful insights and different ways to think about things. Today’s reading is from Matthew 16: 21-28, where Jesus tells His disciples that He will be going to the cross soon. Peter angrily tells Jesus that God does not want this. Jesus responds by reprimanding Peter (“Get thee behind me, Satan”)  and goes on to say that you have to lose your life in order to find it. And that their generation would see “the Son of Man coming in all his glory” in their lifetime.  Wright explains that generations have misunderstood this passage, fighting against the thought of “losing our lives in order to find them” and “seeing the Kingdom of God here on earth”.  Then, as now, the world was filled with war, poverty, hatred, disaster, inequality, etc.. How do we lose our lives and see the Kingdom of God on earth in our time? Wright says “Following Jesus means…“saying no to the things that you imagine make up your self and finding, to your astonishment, that the self you get back is more glorious, more joyful than you could have imagined…and that’s how the Kingdom spreads today”.

    As I look back over my increasing involvement with the church, from just singing in the choir to parish nursing and clerk of session, I find this to be absolutely true.  The clock and my “to do” lists are always my enemy, feeling that I have to accomplish everything in order to feel good about myself. Daily I have to remind myself that God is in charge (not me, thankfully), and that all I have to do is follow His direction for my life.  My increasing responsibilities have given me so many opportunities to reach out and help others not just in the church but neighbours, friends, family, and the joy I receive from seeing them happier and coping better is truly amazing! Not only does that make me feel so much better, but now, thanks to Wright, I can also see it as part of the Kingdom of God here on earth. What an incredible blessing to me and can be to all of us!

     Of course we all have either too much to do or feel that we can do nothing and that life is meaningless, but we can all do something. None of us is perfect and certainly the world is far from it, but each of us can call someone who is lonely, depressed, afraid, or overly busy and needs emotional support. Reaching out can make each of us feel better personally and bring the Kingdom of God one act at a time each day.


Margaret Black
Parish Nurse

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"Thank You" from
Northwood Montessori Daycare

posted September 4, 2021

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In July 2021, Northwood Montessori Daycare, who rents space in the Tri-Church building,
received an appeal from Mademoiselle Louisa asking if they could help with supplies
for Cuba urgently needed due to the COVID virus. 

Through the generosity of Northwood Daycare, people in the surrounding community,
and the people within the Tri-Church building, including the Iona, St Cyprian, and
St. Christopher congregations, Northwood was able to send over 300 face shields,
200 boxes of masks for both adults and children, hand sanitizer, boxes of gloves and
much more. Medicines and needles were also included in the shipment. Also, donations
of over $2,000 will be used to make more purchases.

Our Northwood staff, families and friends have ‘stepped up to the plate’ and hit a grand slam.

We are thanking you so much.

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Tri-Churches Pastoral Message

posted February 28, 2021


Dear members of the Tri-Churches congregations

We are deeply saddened to share with you that our beloved minister, the Rev. Robert Reid, died last Sunday on February 21, not being able to recover from the Covid-19 complications.

We are so grateful for all the prayers that were offered not only by this congregation, but by so many friends, along with the Presbytery of East Toronto - prayers for healing, for peace, for courage and for comfort.

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Robert himself knew that his life was safely in God's care, and though this is not the outcome we had prayed for, we too trust, as Marg Black puts it, God has chosen to heal him in a different way.  We grieve together with the Reid family, our family of faith here at Iona, and all our friends of the Tri-Church.  We give thanks to God for Robert's life and witness to the Risen Christ, for his ministry and wonderful friendships in our midst.

We ask that you continue to pray for the Reid family. 

Fr. Victor
St. Cyprian's Anglican Church

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