Toronto Church

Sabbath, February 24, 2024

“This union with Christ, once formed, must be maintained. Christ said, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me.” This is no casual touch, no off-and-on connection. The branch becomes a part of the living vine. The communication of life, strength, and fruitfulness from the root to the branches is unobstructed and constant. Separated from the vine, the branch cannot live. No more, said Jesus, can you live apart from Me. The life you have received from Me can be preserved only by continual communion. Without Me you cannot overcome one sin, or resist one temptation.”—The Desire of Ages, p.676

The Church at Study - Sabbath School

09:30

Welcome

Jaromir Hanuska

Opening Hymn

#245- Jesus, My Lord to Thee I Cry

09:45

Lesson Review

“Two Covenants” (by Bianca Sirbu)

10:05

New Lesson

“The Old Covenant” E1: Tim Poznic; E2: Walter Lukic; Y: Rhoda Oprisan

Closing Hymn

#257-Chief of Sinners Though I Be

Closing Prayer

The Church at Worship - Divine Service

11:00

Welcome

Dalibor Hanuska

Opening Hymn

#163-Safely Through Another Week

Key Text

Isaiah 58:13

Opening Prayer

Dalibor Hanuska

Hymn

#165-Welcome, Delightful Morn

Sermon

“Christianity's Best Kept Secret: The Sabbath (part 2)” (by Jacob Hanuska)

Closing Hymn

#157- Don't Forget the Sabbath

Closing Prayer

Jacob Hanuska

Announcements:

Fellowship Lunch: Fellowship lunch will be held in the basement about half an hour after the Divine Service. All are invited to participate.

Cooking Class in Puslinch: Cooking Class will held in the Puslinch Church tomorrow at 3 pm.

Communion Service: Lord’s Supper will be held on March 2.

Youth Symposium on Courtship and Marriage: A symposium on courtship and marriage will be held at Cave Springs Camp in Beamsville on March 29-April 1. Please contact Br. George Schiopu at 613-290-6353 or schiopugeorge@yahoo.com to register.

Inauguration of the New GC Education Center: The Inauguration of the new GC Education Center is scheduled for March 2, 2024. If you plan to attend, please let one of our pastors know so that we can pass the numbers on to the Roanoke Church which will be preparing the Sabbath meal. You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements.

Couples' Seminar: A seminar for couples and parents will be held in the Toronto Church at 3 pm on Sunday, March 24.

Prayer Requests

  1. For all the members and friends of our church who are ill, especially Br. Joe Zic, Sr.
  2. For our young people, children, and visitors.
  3. For those who have been affected by wars and natural disasters
  4. For the Holy Spirit to revive us, perfect us, and seal us.
  5. For the winds of strife to be held that God's work in this world may be accomplished, and for the grace, wisdom, and willingness to do His work.

Toronto Church

Sabbath, December 23, 2023

“The Lord would have all His sons and daughters happy, peaceful, and obedient. Jesus says, “My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” “These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” John 14:27; 15:11. Happiness that is sought from selfish motives, outside of the path of duty, is ill-balanced, fitful, and transitory; it passes away, and the soul is filled with loneliness and sorrow; but there is joy and satisfaction in the service of God; the Christian is not left to walk in uncertain paths; he is not left to vain regrets and disappointments. If we do not have the pleasures of this life we may still be joyful in looking to the life beyond.”—Steps to Christ, p.124

The Church at Study - Sabbath School

09:30

Welcome

Jacob Hanuska

Opening Hymn

#428- Always Cheerful

09:45

Lesson Review

“Till Death Do Us Part” (by Bianca Sirbu)

10:05

New Lesson

“The Joy of the Lord” E1: Walter Lukic; E2: Tim Poznic; Y: Justin Hanuska

Closing Hymn

#482-I Am Happy in the Service of the King

Closing Prayer

The Church at Worship - Divine Service

11:00

Welcome

Tyrone Pedro

Opening Hymn

#6-Come, Thou Almighty King

Key Text

Psalm 90:12

Opening Prayer

Tyrone Pedro

Sermon

“Soul Searching Time” (by Marian Sirbu)

Closing Hymn

#557- Face to Face With Christ My Saviour

Closing Prayer

Marian Sirbu

Announcements:

Fellowship Lunch: Fellowship lunch will be held in the basement about half an hour after the Divine Service. All are invited to participate.

Bible Study: There will be a Bible study after lunch.

Offering for 2023: We will be collecting offerings for the calendar year 2023 until the second week of January. However, offerings for 2023 cannot be sent via e-transfer after December 31st; only cash or cheque will be accepted. Until December 31st, any payment method is fine.

Youth Symposium on Courtship and Marriage: A symposium on courtship and marriage will be held at Cave Springs Camp in Beamsville on March 29-April 1. Please contact Br. George Schiopu at 613-290-6353 or schiopugeorge@yahoo.com to register.

Prayer Requests

  1. For our brethren in Russia and in the Ukraine
  2. For all the members and friends of our church who are ill, especially Br. Joe Zic, Sr.
  3. For our young people, children, and visitors.
  4. For those who have been affected by wars and natural disasters
  5. For the Holy Spirit to revive us, perfect us, and seal us.

Toronto Church