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  Worship Service
 
Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 10:30 am
at St Cyprian's

Sermon by the Rev. Victor Li
“Spirituallity and Addictions”

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Monthly Calendar

Calendar for August 2018


 

Announcements



Iona Announcements


2018 Summer Worship Schedule


The Summer Worship Services are at 10:30 am.

            
August 19 -
at St. Cyprian's
August 26 - at Iona

 


A Gentle Reminder
Please remember to support your church financially
during the summer months, especially if you are away.
You can leave post-dated cheques or make other arrangements
for your offerings, such as PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance)
Thank you for your support!


Tri-Church
Announcements

 
Garage Sale - Saturday, September 22, 2018
We appreciate donations of good, clean, gently used items (clothing, housewares, toys, jewelry, electronics, decorations, books, etc.)
Everything must be clean & in good repair. 
Please do not donate anything you would not give to a friend. 
We will need help with set-up on Friday
as well as during the sale and the clean-up on Saturday. 
Watch for sign-up sheets on the bulletin boards in worship areas.


Tri-Church Food Cupboard 
The Tri-Church Food Cupboard is running very low…
If you could help top it up in the next week,
it would be much appreciated.  Thank you for your support.


Tri-Church Cinder Ministry
Invites new immigrants, international students, and all people living in the community, once a week to English speaking fellowship,
Bible Study, discussion, music or sporting events every
Friday at 7:30 pm.  There are opportunities provided for new immigrants to adjust to Canadian life, help improve their communication skills and other educational needs.
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A contemporary worship service organized by
their worship team and the clergy of the
Tri-Church will be held monthly.
The next one is Sunday, August 26, 2018
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the large Worship Area
Topic: “Peer Pressure”
Please invite your friends and neighbour.



Parish Nursing Advisory Committee

Promoting Good Digestive Health

The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada informs us that more than 20 million Canadians experience some form of digestive problem.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the country and this type of cancer is preventable. If it is detected early, 90 per cent of diagnosed cases can be cured.

Let’s look at some of the Prevention Basics.

- Eat a healthy balanced diet which includes a variety of fruits and vegetable
and whole grains and lean protein and milk products.
    
- Drink a lot of water six to eight glasses per day is a good starting point.

- Eat fibre rich foods which includes: whole grains, vegetables and fruits, dried fruits and seeds.

- Use moderation when consuming caffeinated beverages, and alcoholic drinks.

- If you are over fifty years of age, have a family history of colorectal cancer or other genetic risk factors, get screened regularly.

For more information and more details look at the website:

www.colorectalcancercanada.com



SWIFT Exercise Class Research Project

- Help Needed -
Parish Nursing partners with
the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
to provide exercise classes 3 days/week. 
Together we are doing a research project
to determine how these classes help
to improve seniors’ strength, mobility, balance & quality of life. 
SWIFT class members will be involved,
but we also need members of the congregations who do NOT
participate in these classes to provide a comparison group. 
We are looking for approximately 50 volunteers,
age 60 or older, who will be asked
to complete & return 2 questionnaires to Margaret Black. 
Privacy will be respected. 
If you can help us out, please sign up on the volunteer sheet
on your bulletin board or email her at:
blackmarg <at> gmail.com
More specific information will be available later. 
THANK YOU!









  Recent Events

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Award
April 5, 2018

Margaret Black, Parish Nurse, attended an awards ceremony at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College which provides Clinic Interns (4th year students) to lead the SWIFT Seniors’ Exercise Classes, The SWIFT Program (3 classes/week) won an award for being a Community Partner with CMCC, providing experience to their students. Margaret also won an award for being the organizer of the program. Congratulations to all our leaders and class members for making this happen and thanks to CMCC for the recognition.

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New Members
Saturday, April 1, 2018
Iona  welcomed Ryan & Mignon Walker, Maureen McNeish, and Renuka Tennakoon,
as new members to our church family.


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Iona's Irish Night

Saturday, March 17, 2018

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Black History Month
Celebration
"I'm On My Way to Freedom Land"

Sunday, February 18, 2018

underground railroad

https://youtu.be/hAEaJZKyH4I

Re-Dedication of our Congregational Pulpit Bible
Sunday, February 4, 2018

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Many of you have become aware that our Pulpit Bible has been absent from our worship for several weeks; and I am sure that you will all be pleased to see that it has returned to us.

Sadly, although it has been loved by our people for so long, like many of us, it had suffered wear and tear through constant use, and was in danger of falling apart. Rather than replace it, Session made the decision to have this piece of our congregation’s heritage repaired and restored to its original state. We agreed that the cost of this restoration would come out of the bequest left to us by the late Mrs. Isobel Bunting.
This Bible was originally presented to our congregation many years ago as the result of a bequest by the late Mrs. Agnes Kent, a faithful member of Iona.

And so we have treasured this lovely pulpit Bible as a beautiful gift given in her memory, and as a part of our heritage. Not only is it beautifully constructed (and is now faithfully restored to its original condition), but its size allows for print large enough to make God’s word accessible to everyone. In addition, it is an example of the New Revised Standard Version, the translation preferred by the Presbyterian Church in Canada due to its faithfulness to the understanding of the original texts, and its gender-inclusive language which reinforces the truth that God’s call is equally to all people.

But more than this, as members of the Presbyterian Church, we are also part of the Reformed tradition of the Christian faith. Central to our faith is the belief in the necessity to remain faithful to the word of God as given to us in holy scripture. The Bible represents for us God’s revelation of himself as God of truth and love, and God’s promises of salvation from our enslavement to sin through the death on the cross of Jesus Christ, the new, eternal life that comes to us through his resurrection, and our transformation into the holy people of God through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is very important to us. It is God’s living word that remains as vital and relevant for the world today as was when it was written. And we believe that it will continue to be God’s unfolding plan for his creation for all of our tomorrows. 

Let me share with you the words of scripture from 1 Peter that were inscribed on the first page of this Bible for its original dedication  for use by this congregation:

“You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God. For ‘All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord endures forever.’
That word is the good news that was announced to you.”

And with those words I re-dedicate this Bible, in loving memory of God’s faithful servant, Agnes Kent, for the building up of the Iona congregation as disciples of Jesus Christ, and for the glory of God.




Choral Concert "Comfort and Joy"

with choral music from Iona, St. Cyprian's, Trinity Mandarin and St. Christopher's.
Sunday, December 3, 2017


Use the links below to see some of the choral items:

https://youtu.be/ZK33j0m5qOc

https://youtu.be/V4SUNA11EzQ

https://youtu.be/0erHgj_d6fs

https://youtu.be/0WfUEo07YN8

https://youtu.be/kMl73Pjy5Gk


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Iona Christmas Dinner
Friday, December 1, 2017

xmas party



Canada 150 Tri-Church Fair
June 3, 2017
pictures by Phil Sharp



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Iona's Irish Supper

Friday, March 17, 2017

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Irish 2

Irish 3

Irish 4

Irish 5


Welcoming of New Members
Monique Leger & Christine Ramdeen
Sunday, March 5, 2017

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Welcoming of New Elders
Dorine Bourque & Christine Ramdeen
Sunday, March 5, 2017


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Iona Christmas Dinner
Friday, December 2, 2016

 













Baptism of James Thomas Arnsdorf
son of Laura & Dave Arnsdorf, and grandson of Gloria Cuthbertson
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Welcoming of New Members
Rita Hiorth, Melissa Reid, Gregory Reid and Jack White 
Harvest Sunday, October 9, 2016

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celebration cake

Harvest Table


"Welcome Back" Seniors Luncheon
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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  Mother's Day Luncheon
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  Anne Marie McCabe, Cindy Burton and Elaine McDonald hosted a surprise Mother's Day luncheon for their mother Rita Hiorth and the Tri-Congregation seniors.
 










 

 

 

  Congratulations to Gregory Reid
 
 


Congratulations to Gregory, Rev Robert and Melissa Reid's son, on graduating with his BMQ. Gregory is currently doing a co-op term with the Canadian Armed Forces with a view to possibly joining the army in a couple of years. He has just completed his 6-week training course for Basic Military Qualifications, which is a basic requirement in all three branches of the Canadian Armed Forces: Army, Navy, & Air Force. Later he will be doing a shorter course with specific preparation for the Army.

Your Iona Church family is very proud of you, Gregory!

   
 

 

 

 

Special Congratulations to Michelle Williams

Long-time Iona member, Michelle Williams, qualified at the recent Olympic Trials
as a member of the Canadian Team for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
She will compete in the 50 Freestyle and 4x100 Freestyle Relay.

 
 
Michelle, your Iona Church family is SO proud of you and we recognize all the work you have put into achieving this goal. We wish you and the team all the best in Rio.
 
  Michelle, with her parents, William and Emsie, and fiance Guillermo Toro
 

 

 

  New Parish Nurse Joins the
Tri-Congregational Parish Nursing Ministry


March 2016
 
 


Margaret Black (right), who began the Tri-Congregational
Parish Nursing Ministry in 2001, welcomes our new associate,
Maureen McNeish (left), RN, BScN. Maureen is very well
qualified for this position as she has completed all three levels
of the InterChurch Health Ministries Parish Nursing Program.
In addition she has a post-graduate certificate in Mental Health Nursing
from the Canadian Nurses’ Association. Maureen has 3 years
experience as a parish nurse at both an Anglican and a
Presbyterian church in Toronto, so clearly God has prepared
her well for the Tri-Congregational Churches! Marg and
Maureen, who have complementary areas of expertise,
will be sharing the Parish Nursing pastoral ministry to
provide the best care for all clients.

As well as volunteering with the Tri-Congregational Parish
Nursing Ministry, Maureen works full time as a home care
nurse contracted through the Community Care Access Centre.
She is also married with two teenage children. She and her
family have recently moved into our neighbourhood from
downtown Toronto.

We are blessed indeed to have her on our team.
Please welcome her in true Tri-Congregational Churches fashion.

   

Christmas Eve Service - December 24, 2015

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  Our harvest table on Thanksgiving Sunday,
October 11, 2015
 
   
  Ordination and induction of Rev Robert Reid,
as new minister of the Iona Presbyterian congregation,
on Sunday, August 30, 2015
 
  Rev. Dr. Pamela McCarroll, Rev. Neil Ellis, Rev. Robert Reid and Rev. Anita Van Nest
   
  Saying "thank you" to Rev. Dr. Emily Bisset,
on August 30, 2015, for having faithfully guided the Iona congregation,
as interim moderator, through a successful search process
of finding a new minister.
 

   
  Farewell to Rev. Marie Goodyear
Sunday, July 26, 2015

 

We said farewell to Marie Goodyear, who served as pulpit supply 21 times over the past year in our search for a new minister. We shared this time of fellowship where we presented her with an engraved picture from the Iona congregation.

 
   
  2015 Iona Strawberry Social
Saturday, June 13, 2015
 

   
 

2015 Seniors' Luncheon
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

 

 

2015 Iona Irish Night
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sing-along Video Clips

"When Irish eyes are smiling"

"My wild Irish rose"

 


2015 Iona Crepe & Waffle night
Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015

 

 

2014 Christmas Hamper Team

The group of people who helped with the 2014 Christmas Hampers which
they packed and delivered on December 22, 2014. They packed 28 food
hampers and gave gifts to 48 children.

Christmas Choral Concert
Sunday, December 7, 2014

The 44 voice choir made up from the four churches: Iona Presbyterian,
Trinity Mandarin Presbyterian, St. Cyprian's Anglican, And St. Christophers
Anglican church.


Some members from the skit "Sherlock Holmes and the true meaning
of Christmas "

The attending congregation.

The Trinity Mandarin and St. Christophers Anglican youth group.

 


Rev. Jim Biggs Recently Retired

This picture was taken on June 17, 2014 at the final session meeting and dinner with Rev. Jim Biggs. Included with the session members were Linda Biggs, as well as Bev McCutcheon, J.P.Smit, from the Presbyterian national office, who worked with the session prior to the appointment of Rev. Emily Bisset, our newly appointed interim moderator (bottom right).

 

 

2014 Tri-church Seniors Group Luncheon
Thursday, June 25, 2014

 

 

Village Voices at Iona
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

pictures submitted by Bob Williams

 

 

Iona's Irish Night
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
with Robert Graham at the piano

pictures submitted by Robert Williams

 


Iona Presbyterian Church

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


Tel: (416) 494 2442

email

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

Worship Hour
Sundays
11:00am - noon

Communion
First Sunday
of the month
11:00am - noon

SWIFT
Exercise Class

Tuesday
Wednesday
Friday
11:00am - Noon

Seniors Group
Wednesdays
12:30 - 3:30pm

Choir Practice
Thursdays
1:00 - 2:30pm

Seasonal Events
as announced



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