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  Worship Service
Lent 3

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:00 am
Message by Rev. Robert Reid
"Wasting the Soil"

Sunday Bulletin
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Monthly Calendar

March 2019

About The Cinder Ministry

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Over the next few months we will be discussing why and how we should reach out to the community around us.


Iona Announcements

Lenten Readings
There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for anyone wishing to do a Lenten reading, starting March 10.

Tri-Churches Announcement

Ravel Board meets Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 pm.

The Tri-Church Food Cupboard is getting low on
pasta, sauce, tins of tuna, vegetables, fruit, cookies, crackers  etc. 

Parish Nursing Announcements

Healthy Nutrition

ĎHEALTHY NUTRITIONĒ will be presented on
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm.
Speaker: Margaret Cheung, Registered Dietitian
Margaret has requested our help in choosing a focus for this very large topic. Please think about questions you would like answered and write them on the list on the
bulletin board. We will get the information back to her.

  Recent Events

2018 Four Choir Choral Concert
The three Tri-Church ministers doing their
Advent Musical Skit
                                                        musical skit

2018 Ditty Bags
On November 14, many hands were putting more than 100 ditty bags together. 

ditty bags

ditty bags


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.




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.

marg black


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

2018 new members

2018 new members

2018 new members

Iona's Irish Night

Saturday, March 17, 2018

2018 irish night

2018 irish night

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

Sunday, February 18, 2018

underground railroad


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.


Iona Presbyterian


1080 Finch Ave. East

North York, Toronto

Ontario, Canada