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  • Parish Nursing Ministry
    Our Personnel Contact Us Links to accompany and give back hope Links Tri Congregational Churches Iona Presbyterian Church St Cyprian s Anglican Church Canadian Association for Parish Nursing Ministry Parish Nursing Interest Group of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario

    Original URL path: http://www.tri-church.ca/parishnursingministry/links.htm (2016-02-13)
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  • St. Cyprian's Anglican Church - Toronto CANADA. ...::: WELCOME :::...
    2011 2010 Tri Church Annual Garage Sale Sept 29 2012 Musical Theatre Summer Camp 2012 Springfest Apr 28 2012 Easter Triduum 2012 St Cyprian s Annual Pancake Supper Feb 21

    Original URL path: http://www.tri-church.ca/stcyprians/gallery12.html (2016-02-13)
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  • St. Cyprian's Anglican Church - Toronto CANADA. ...::: WELCOME :::...
    2012 2010 Tri Church Annual Garage Sale Sept 24 2011 Victor s Induction Service Sept 13 2011 Tri Church Annual Outdoor Service June 19 2011 Mary s Farewell Service May

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  • St. Cyprian's Anglican Church - Toronto CANADA. ...::: WELCOME :::...
    Current 2012 2011 Tri Church Christmas Hamper Dec 18 2010 Thanksgiving 2010 Garage sale Sept 25 2010

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  • Iona Presbyterian Church
    love that is stronger than death Jesus is the good shepherd Almost everyone here today believes that We recognize Jesus as the good shepherd who laid down his life for his sheep We believe that Jesus and the father are one I believe that and you believe that The simple question remains are we his sheep Do his words of comfort apply to US Listen to what the shepherd says about his sheep My sheep know my voice and they follow me They will not follow a stranger but they will run away from him because they do not know the voice of strangers I am the good shepherd I know my own and my own know me My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me In our gospel reading today a number of critics are trying to trap Jesus He has told them who he is and he tried to show them what he was all about But they just don t get it Some have believed Some have seen his works and heard his words and exclaimed Here is the long awaited Christ OTHERS have looked at Jesus and only seen a trickster a madman an impostor a blasphemer Why are some able to believe and some are not I don t really know Jesus does not get into a lot of speculation on the difficulties of believing or the causes of disbelief He simply says that he is they shepherd and that his sheep hear his voice and know him They believe because they are his sheep They are his sheep because they believe Sounds like a circular argument doesn t it My sheep know who I am and believe and if they DON T they re not my sheep because they don t know who I am and believe That s the hard part isn t it Believe For some Easter is the greatest challenge to belief TO others Easter is the center of what they believe We want to be certain MAYBE you are one of those who can stand and say with a sure voice I believe God raised Jesus from the dead Maybe you have never been tortured with doubts and questions Great Belief comes easily to you but it doesn t to everyone It would be helpful to note that even with Jesus standing right in front of them listening firsthand to his teachings and witnessing his mighty miracles many did not believe Look at doubting Thomas It is not rare for people to struggle to believe Scripture reminds us that it was like this from the very beginning Jesus says to his critics You do not believe simply because you are not my sheep My sheep know me know my voice and believe You are not in my flock Of course you do not believe Please note that Jesus does NOT say that we are admitted to his flock if you believe or that you are

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  • Iona Presbyterian Church
    Some people were thinking Wow this guy is great What a preacher Some were saying WHO does this guy think he IS This is JUST Jesus He is only a carpenter Where does he get off saying stuff like this But Jesus went on with his message and everything just ticked them off more and more He said You want me to do miracles like I did in Capernaum No way I am not here to make you famous I am like the OT prophet Elijah who didn t get fed during a drought in Israel but went outside to Sidon I am like Elisha who did not cure anyone locally but only a man who was a sworn enemy of Israel who was from Syria What is going on here Where is that great and gentle love that our NT lesson talks about today love is patient and kind and all those other good things His story is shocking to his hometown people but it IS also loving He indeed wants us to be free he wants us to SEE he wants us to see HIM for what he really IS God s one and only son born as a baby for us and for our salvation He has come to set us free to help us to see God clearly and to get rid of those things that oppress us and wear us down Had Jesus decided to make Nazareth famous by staying there making it a shrine to himself we would never be where we are today Jesus is not a hometown person Jesus is for ALL people Jews and Gentiles He told us that his message is for the people of Israel and to those at the ends of the earth His was a message of freedom from guilt from shame from sin from addiction from the thought that you are the most important person in the world and from the thought that you are the least important person in the world that no one cares that no one is concerned about you He gives us eyes to see that the end of our own nose is not the limit of the world we can experience It is a message of eternity of life forever which he gives us through the cross he endured and through his glorious resurrection His message is that we need something that cannot be purchased or earned or deserved in ourselves and that something is faith in Jesus who died to make us worthy of heaven to pay the price for us to get in So why are they all so angry Perhaps they wanted him for themselves They wanted exclusive rights to whatever he was or would become His message said There is no exclusive club for my message It is for all who will hear it for all people everywhere There are lots of churches in our area Are we exclusive in our thinking like they were Do we

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  • Iona Presbyterian Church
    Paul dealing with Christians who are fighting about all kinds of things We aren t all alike and that s OK We don t look alike or talk alike or dress alike and we don t all share the same political opinions Actually Church life and life itself would be pretty boring if we all agreed on everything The danger is that we will allow our personal preferences to grow so important that we no longer accept our brothers and sisters in the Lord who disagree with us That s what was going on in Rome at the time of our reading for today Paul s message for them is three fold 1 Accept one another After all God has accepted you Paul says welcome each other The fact that I like steak and you like tofu shouldn t keep us apart God s grace is extended to all even to people who are different from us God accepts people solely on the basis of their faith in Jesus Christ and so should we Who are we to reject the person that Christ accepts Think about that one a bit 2 The conviction that we are all to have in common is that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Saviour and friend If Jesus is your Lord then you can make your own decisions knowing that you are trying to follow His ways and knowing that He alone will be your judge 3 The third principle is that we are not to judge others To judge someone is to show disrespect to show we think we are better than that person We will all stand before God and answer for ourselves not for someone else God is our judge and theirs too So let s let God be God Toronto has changed so much over the last several years It is so culturally diverse Gone are the days when all the people in church look and speak and act just like us This is s GOOD thing but it comes with a cost People bring their cultures with them to church Some want to shout and clap and Praise the Lord Some want quiet reflection There is no longer much denominational loyalty either People look for a church that is friendly and where they are nourished by God s Word It doesn t matter what the name on the door is Many of us grew up in churches other than Presbyterian I myself grew up Anglican So what do we have in common Jesus Our faith that Jesus is the Son of God our saviour lord and friend While we are all different we can only grow as people feel they are not TREATED as different When we judge people and don t accept them they leave and don t come back and we are much poorer as a congregation for that So Paul teaches us to accept each other have a basic core faith in Jesus as the glue

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  • Iona Presbyterian Church
    want to meet Christ in church but not at work in politics in international affairs It is not easy to follow Christ outside these walls to change the world by our daily living our serving It is costly and many won t pay the price But it is precisely here that we shall either prove or disprove that Jesus is alive For we claim that Jesus not only helps us see things in a new way but Jesus also sets us free to do things in a new way in a secular world where people are expected to keep their religion out of things The church speaks out against materialism secularism and humanism but these things are also found within the church We learn to quantify everything Statistics show us how effective we are and the bottom line is the ultimate evidence of success All criteria for a successful church or pastor are materialistic the size of the building how big the congregation is the size of the budget the number and diversity of programs Over 50 of churches in North America have weekly attendance under 75 Not many are bigger than a few hundred 5 Big or small we are the church but the church has been infected with the bigger is better bug The large church is the model for the small church Ministers will move to bigger and bigger churches upward mobility Growth and effectiveness are assumed to be quantitative rarely qualitative By this standard of success most ministers including me and congregations including this one are unsuccessful and ineffective What a destructive way to think And what a destructive thing it is for you and for me to think we re only serving Christ in the BIG things Too often lay people you don t think of the influence they are having through character attitude and response to those in need You discount the impact of a loving caring and forgiving spirit your desire to help others your willingness to listen You don t realize that you are being the body of Christ when you are a friend in a world that is friendless when you love in a world that is starved for love You don t see your ministry as related to how you as employers treat your employees and customers how fair honest and just you are in your business dealings and what you do with your profit Of if you re an employee you don t see your ministry as a matter of being faithful at the task you re hired and paid to do A man spoke up at a conference and said I am a Buick dealer and I run my Buick dealership as a ministry for Christ He was asked Tell me how I give Bibles away with each car that I sell That was the end of his comment The speaker of the conference said Sir I would not offend you for the world but I believe that

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