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Tri-Congregational Churches 

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


Office Hours
Tuesday to Friday 
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

416 494 2442





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the Tri-Churches here...

Due to mandated COVID-19 restrictions, all in-person gatherings
are suspended for the time being.








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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 Latest Parish Nursing Health Tip
for the week of April 25, 2021

Life in Pandemic Times

As I have mentioned before, 50% of our tendency to be optimists or pessimists is genetic.  We have no control over that. Of the remaining 50%, 10% is due to external circumstances (e.g. COVID-19) and the other 40% is something we can work on.  Right now I think COVID has managed to turn all of us into pessimists! We are awash in grief, fear, anxiety, anger, loneliness, depression - the list goes on.  When we are in this kind of state, even trying to summon the willpower to think about possibly changing our outlook is too much effort.

However a family member recently sent me an email with a poem which made me think again.  Here it is. I hope it helps you too.


Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman
and wished I were as beautiful.
When suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle
She had one leg and used a crutch,
but as she passed, she passed a smile,
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine
I have two legs; The World Is Mine

I stopped to buy some candy.
The lad who sold it had such charm
I talked with him, he seemed so glad.
If I were late, it'd would do no harm.
And as I left he said to me
"I thank you, you've been so kind
It's nice to talk with folks like you"
You see, he said "I'm blind."
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine
I have two eyes, The World Is Mine

Later walking down the street,
I saw a Child That I Knew
He stood and watched the others play,
But he didn't know what to do.
I stopped a moment then I said
"Why don't you join them, dear?"
He looked ahead without a word
I forgot, he could not hear
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine
I have two ears, The World Is Mine

With feet to take me where I'd go
With eyes to see the sunset glow
With ears to hear what I would know
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine
I've been blessed indeed
The World Is Mine

"If my poem made you feel thankful,
Just forward it to your friends.
After all, it's just  a reminder that
we have much to be thankful for.
Give the Gift Of Love, it never comes back empty!
I have been truly blessed with my awesome friends".

By Joy Lovelet Crawford

Like this author, I have also been blessed with AWESOME FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS including you who are reading this. Most especially I am blessed with the knowledge that God is always with us and loves us unconditionally.  When you feel too overwhelmed, tell your loving Heavenly Father and open yourself to feel His Presence in your life. Together we will get through this.

Blessings to all of you.

Margaret Black
Tri-Church Parish Nurse



Pastoral Message

posted for Sunday, 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.


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.

Each of us has previous memories that no one can take away from us. If you wish to write down some of your memories for the Reid family, please forward them to Marg Black, so that she can collect them for Robert's family.

Those who wish to make a donation in loving memorial of the Rev. Robert Reid,
please consider:

Robert Reid Memorial Fund 
c/o Iona Presbyterian Church
1080 Finch Ave. East,
North York, ON,  M2J 2X2


If you wish to donate to this fund, please make donation cheques payable
to Iona Presbyterian Church with a memo stating Robert Reid Memorial Fund.

ARISE Ministry - empowering street women       

Evangel Hall Ministry - serving the homeless 

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

Fr. Victor
St. Cyprian's Anglican Church



Memorial Service for the Rev. Robert Reid

Saturday, May 8th, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Please save the date.