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Please take time and acquaint yourself with our programs, ministries and worship.
I think you will be impressed with the activities and the fellowship you will find in our congregation.


Note particularly the strong focus on ecumenical life, which has always been central for us and the other members of the Tri-Churches community. This emphasis provides a whole new
and enriching aspect to our lives.


Please know that we are always delighted for you to worship with us at
St. Cyprianís.



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Rev. Robert Reid

Pastoral Message

Welcome back to Sunday worship.

Good morning, and thank you for joining us again to sing our praises to our God, to hear his holy word, and to pray together as his people.

The Iona congregation especially extends a warm welcome to our friends from
St. Cyprian's who have chosen to worship with us today in Father Victor's absence.


As we set aside our burdens and draw near to the one who knows each thought and emotion, may we find refreshment and renewal of our relationship with him and with one another through our faith in Jesus Christ.


Order of Worship
Sunday, August 9, 2020

Message:  "If it is YouĒ



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Message from Bishop Andrew Asbil
July 24, 2020

Dear Friends in Christ,

I love my work. I love the endeavour of serving the Gospel as an ordained person. I have been engaged with the art of ministry for over thirty years and I can safely say that the enterprise of serving has continually challenged my creativity, imagination, passion, humility, and wonder for the way God works through us in Christ Jesus. I am one of those people who loves going to work every day. Note the word that I used. I love. I donít always like what I have to do. Sometimes itís hard beyond words. Sometimes the challenges facing us defy simple answers and require patience, worry and living with ambiguity. Sometimes the burdens that we are called to carry, when donning the mantle of leadership, seem too much. And yet, in spite of and sometimes because of the burden, it is a deep joy and privilege for me to bear the weight of leadership with you, with the College of Bishops, with the clergy of the Diocese, with the staff at 135 Adelaide, and with lay leaders throughout the Diocese. When we pull and bear the load with Christ, somehow it is not so heavy.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. It has been my experience that when we take Matthew 11.29 to heart, we join our souls, and minds and hearts with our Saviour, the burden is lighter and the way is clearer. We find rest for our souls!

Rest. Itís important to find rest and quiet, to withdraw from the crowds like Jesus was apt to do. Itís critical to stop and lay down worries and loose ends and just be apart from it all for a while. The loose ends, the things left undone will be waiting for us when we return. I love holidays. The word holiday from old English, literally meant holy day. A holy day is a time to celebrate, a time of observance of what is sacred and hallowed. Holy days, holidays keep us sound, healthy, complete, hale and hearty.

We each have our own idea of what constitutes a holiday. Some of us like laying on a beach on an island in the Caribbean, or hiking a mountain trail, or downhill skiing, or camping, or sitting in a European cafe. That all sounds good to me. With the realities of staying closer to home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am looking forward to working on the house. The roof needs some repair, so does the front porch. I am looking forward to campfires, swims, bike rides and beach days. And I am looking forward to sitting by the lake and reading. Four books have captured my imagination and are waiting for me under the shade of the oak tree by the lake: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell and The Autobiography of Bruce Springsteen. See you when I get back.

Yours in Christ,

The Rt. Rev. Andrew Asbil
Bishop of Toronto

https://www.toronto.anglican.ca/2020/07/24/letter-to-the-diocese-from-bishop-andrew-21/


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For worship services at other locations,
see the links on the Diocesan website.

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Margaret Black

Tri-Churches Parish Nurse

To the Iona and St Cyprian Congregations

Welcome Back Letter for Sunday, August 9, 2020

Hello Everyone,

We have been working hard since mid-June to prepare everything we need so that we can worship safely in person during August for those who feel comfortable coming out. We are following all the guidelines of the Toronto Public Health Department, the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, and the Presbyterian Church in Canada. I just want to give you a brief overview of what to expect here.

Our service will be at 11:00 am as usual but everyone entering the building will be screened (temperature taken, usual questions, etc.) before coming in. So I suggest you come 20-30 minutes early to allow this extra time. Seniors and those with other health problems are at higher risk ,but we are doing our best to ensure everyoneís safety.

People will need to social distance (6 ft apart) while waiting to enter. This week, please use the ramp door as the only screening assessor will be at that door. Hand sanitizer will be on the table and masks will be available if you donít have your own. Everyone will need to wear a mask.

Once you are through the screening process, you can proceed to the worship area where chairs will be spaced 6 feet apart. If you come with other members of your household, you can move chairs together, but then the rest of the chairs in that row will be readjusted to maintain the 6 feet distance.

Our seating capacity is limited to 30% of the floor space - 39 people in Iona. So if you wish to attend in person, please RSVP to Bob Williams at postmaster@tri-church.ca or 416-494-2442 so that we know how many to expect.

As Father Victor is currently on holiday, we are happy to welcome our brothers & sisters from St. Cyprianís to join us.

There will be a table at the door to the Iona area with an offering plate where people can leave their offerings if they wish. If you use the washroom, you will need to disinfect it before leaving the room. Instructions will be posted there.

At the end of the service, we ask that you please use the hand sanitizer and social distance as you leave (similar to entering).

Volunteers will complete a thorough cleaning and disinfecting protocol in the worship area and all common use areas before we leave the building. The service will be available online for those who prefer to stay home.

This is worship in the COVID-19 era! However we do it, we are grateful for the opportunity to worship God and celebrate with our church family.

Margaret Black
Tri-Churches Parish Nurse 

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1080 Finch Avenue East, North York, Toronto
(just east of Leslie and Finch, north of the 401)

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Sunday Services
Holy Communion at 9:30 am
every Sunday

Sung Eucharist at 11:00 am
1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday of the month

Morning Prayer at 11:00 am
2nd and 4th Sunday of the month

(except Holy Days)


Occasionally, there will be a combined Communion service at 10:30 am

 

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We also have Sunday School & Nursery.
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