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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
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Fr. Victor Li

Pastoral Message

Welcome to Home Worship for July 12, 2020.

Today, we are celebrating Sea Sunday with many other Christians throughout the world. 

We have a (virtual) guest preacher, the Rev. Judith Alltree, the Executive Director Port Chaplain for Toronto & Oshawa.


Have a listen to (or read through) her message to find out what Sea Sunday is all about, and what does it have to do with today's Gospel on the Parable of the Sower.

Again, our sisters and brothers from Iona are invited to join us virtually, since the Rev. Robert Reid is on vacation this month. 

You are invited to read through the order of service to worship God. 

Even though we are separate physically, we are united in one Spirit. 

Do click on the links for the YouTube music to sing along.

May God's peace & blessings be with you!
Fr. Victor

Order of Worship at Home

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Message from Bishop Andrew Asbil

Dear Friends in Christ,

For Christians, Wednesday’s headline in the New York Times was sobering: “Churches Were Eager to Reopen. Now They Are a Major Source of Coronavirus Cases.”
Since the release of our own reopening guidelines on June 30, I have been gratified that there has been so little resistance to the extensive safety precautions and the measures outlined that will make gathering for worship possible. Although we are pining to return to our buildings, there is a real sense that all of us want to be responsible, to protect our vulnerable and elderly, to care for our frontline workers who have worked so tirelessly, and to support society generally in getting us to this place where re-opening is possible. How we re-engage is truly an act of “loving our neighbour”.
The College of Bishops has determined that we will enter our Amber Stage, and our church buildings may re-open for corporate worship, on Sunday, September 13. For those parishes that wish it, and can demonstrate that they meet the requirements and restrictions as outlined in our guidelines, services may resume on that date. Of course, we will rescind this decision if necessary.
We expect that the Amber Stage guidelines already released will not change substantially, and we hope that parishes are starting to prepare. We will issue a finalized, up-to-date version of Amber Stage guidelines on Wednesday, August 19. Presented as a checklist, it must be completely reviewed, each item initialed, and the document signed and submitted to the Regional Dean and Area Bishop, by Wednesday, September 9, in order for a parish to re-open the following Sunday.
A video is being produced that will be released the week of August 24. We hope that you will widely share it with your worshippers to prepare them for the changes that they will find, and the protocols that they can expect, when they return.
The phrase “unprecedented times” has been used exhaustively over the past four months. We continue to journey through this anxious and unknown chapter of our history. Yet we can be confident: confident in the ongoing love of God for this world, confident in the healing power of Jesus Christ to conquer sickness and death, and confident in the strength and wisdom of the Holy Spirit to guide the Church carefully towards re-opening. Let us continue to support each other in this endeavour, for as scripture reminds us, in bearing one another’s burdens, we fulfil the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2). Thank you for your ongoing prayers.

Worship Services
at other Locations

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

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Margaret Black

Tri-Churches Parish Nurse

As our Parish Nursing office is closed at this time,
please reach out to us by phone at (416) 494-5364

reach out for support to the agencies below:

Toronto Mental Health Support - 211
Seniors Help Line - (416) 217-2077
Seniors Safety Line - (416) 899-1011
Crisis Help - crisisservicescanada.ca


Health Tip 15
week of July 12, 2020

A Father's Wisdom

My father was an excellent DIYer who could build or fix anything.  He was also an equal opportunity educator who involved his son and two daughters in whatever he was working on so we all grew up knowing how to use the right tools for the job at hand.  The biggest project we undertook as a family was to build a summer cottage on a lake in Haliburton County.  By this time my sister was living with her husband in Saskatchewan, but my brother, with the summer off from university, was there to help out.  I was 12 or 13 at the time. One of my special memories is of helping to shingle the roof, looking down not only to the ground, but down the big hill to the lake.  Dad taught us how to be careful and not to be afraid.

When I was growing up I really didn’t understand how many valuable things he gave us.  He and my mother together taught us the importance of being honest, reliable, caring and considerate toward other people, and the joys of loving relationships.  I took all of this for granted, assuming as children do, that all families were like mine.  It was much later that I realized how wrong I was.  And over the course of time, things keep coming back to me and I appreciate them much more now than I did then.

One of Dad’s favourite axioms was, “First, do the thing you least want to do. Then all the rest will be easy.”  When I am faced with a long to-do list and having trouble figuring out where to start, this comes back to me.  It motivates me to get on with the job and not just keep putting things off.  A case in point: I have been working with the ministers on designing a reopening plan for the Tri-Church.  This is a monumental task as we have four congregations and five services all happening on Sunday mornings under normal circumstances.  These are anything but normal circumstances, so I started with a plan to get congregations in and out of the building at different times to prevent overcrowding at the doorways.  And it progressed from there.

Now I am at the point of trying to find supplies and equipment, and developing a cleaning and sanitizing protocol for the areas. I finally realized I was putting off the cleaning and sanitizing part, as it seemed most challenging.  Remembering my dad’s axiom, I started with this task and now the rest does look much easier.  

Thanks, Dad, for everything. I am so grateful for all your wisdom and the practical skills you gave us.

argaret Black
Tri-Churches Parish Nurse


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



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


We also have Sunday School & Nursery.