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  Worship Service
 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 11:00 am

Sermon by Rev. Robert Reid
"Looking at Him, loved Him"

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Announcements



Iona Announcements

           
"How to pray in your own way" ...
Our
5-week series
led by Rev. Robert Reid
continues on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 pm
All Tri-Church members are welcome.


Tri-Church Announcements

Food Cupboard
Thank you for your ongoing support of our outreach in the community,
especially bringing in food items during the past Thanksgiving weekend. 
Please double check the expiry date of your food itemsÖ
and make sure that they are not expired.

 
Ditty Bag Program
Again, we are asking for donations of the following items
to fill these bags for downtown agencies:
Combs, hair brushes, tooth brushes and tooth paste,
shampoo, deodorant, mittens, socks, toques, etc.
A box is placed in the foyer for donations.


Parish Nursing Announcements

Parish Nursing Presentation Ė
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Topic:  Are You Covered?
What health expenses does the government cover?
Speaker: Lilian Cheung
Care Coordinator from Local Health Integration Network

(English with Mandarin summary)
12:45 pm -  St. Cyprian, Iona & Trinity combined - in St. Cyprianís Worship Area
Combined Fellowship will be held in the
Fellowship Room from 12:00to 12:45 pm
Come & bring your questions. 
This was one of the most important topics identified by all congregations
in our recent Health Survey.
 



Special Events

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  Recent Events

Double Celebration
Sunday, September 16, 2018  
 

We celebrated the recent marriage of Rogerio daSilva and Marytyna Bialas and
secondly, we celebrated with Gregory Reid and Tamara  Evans the birth of their son, Hunter.


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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 Seniorsí 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

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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 congregationís 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 Godís 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 Godís 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 Godís revelation of himself as God of truth and love, and Godís 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 Godís 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 Godís 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:

ďYou have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God. For ĎAll 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.í
That word is the good news that was announced to you.Ē

And with those words I re-dedicate this Bible, in loving memory of Godís 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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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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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 Nursesí 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

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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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