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Please stay for a time of fellowship after the service. We will be making a presentation to Hansel Chen, and sharing in a piece of cake to show our appreciation to him as his time with us is almost completed.

ORDER OF WORSHIP We Draw Near to God Prelude Welcome Call to Worship * Opening Hymn: 218 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna Prayers of Approach & Confession & Assurance of Pardon The Lord's Prayer (831) Lenten Reading: Eugene Bourque * Hymn: 590 We have This Ministry We Listen to God's Word The Written Word of God read by: Joyce Stuart Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29 (OT 565) New Testament: Philippians 2: 5-11 (NT 197) Gospel: Matthew 21: 1-11 (NT 23) Prayer Hymn: 442

Speak, Lord in the Stillness

Sermon: “Hopes and Dreams” Ascription of Glory Anthem We Respond to God Announcements We present our gifts to God * Doxology: 830 & Prayer of Dedication * Hymn: 372 Praise Him, Praise Him Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

R O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; God’s steadfast love endures for ever! Let Israel say, ‘God’s steadfast love endures for ever.’ Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through themand give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it. I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation. The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Save us, we beseech you, O Lord! O Lord, we beseech you, give us success! R Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord. The Lord is God, who has given us light. Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar. You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God, I will extol you.

* Closing Hymn: 217 Ride on, Ride on in majesty

All: O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever. R

Blessings Lenten Choral Benediction

“Walk Worthy“

(Choir & Congregation) See Insert Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29

A cordial welcome is extended to our visitors this morning.

Our Ushers today: Jack & Lorna White Ushers next week: Joyce Ostler, Eugene Bourque Our Fellowship hosts: Lorna White, Dorine Bourque Fellowship Hosts next week: Marg Black, May McCleery

Iona Announcements Japan Relief Update Through the generosity of Iona Members we have now received $820 which has been forwarded to PWS&D. Please see the sheet inserted in the pew leaflet for upcoming events, and retain this for future use. Wed., May 4/11 7:30 p.m. Iona Fund-Raising Concert features Village Voices presenting Nature’s Song. This exciting concert includes 1960s favourites, classical and contemporary pieces, and toe-tapping spirituals! The music celebrates nature‘s meaning in our lives. Come and enjoy! Tickets are $15.00 - available on Sundays, or from Bob Williams or Marg Black.

Tri-Church Announcements Ravel Board meets April 27 at 7.30 p.m. TCW presents an Evening of Cards, Games and Desserts April 26, 2011 Dessert: 7:00 p.m. Cards and Games 8:00 p.m. Everyone Welcome Tickets $8.00 We are also looking for donations for our lucky draw table


Parish Nursing

Community Events

Upcoming Activities provided by Mosaic Health Care: • TIPS Health & Wellness Fair: “Fit Spring Into Your Life” Show Thurs., Apr. 28/11 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Parkinson’s Society “Get It On Time” & Philips Lifeline – Fri., Apr. 29/11 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. RSVP by Apr. 21/11 See bulletin boards for details.

The Rolling Stones an Easter Sunrise Service Sunday April 24th , 2011 6:30 a.m. Dundas Square

Mission Capsule

NICARAGUA: Mike Birks Presbyterians Sharing supports Mike Birks, a Young Adult Intern working in Nicaragua with The Council of Protestant Churches in Nicaragua (CEPAD). CEPAD serves poor communities by promoting justice and peace and helping communities improve their quality of life. Mike is working with one of CEPAD’s new agricultural projects in Jinotega. He is helping to set up a small company to sell certified, good-quality, indigenous bean seeds to local farmers. Mike is helping create a marketing plan for the seeds, under the company name Demitierra Frijoles CEPAD. He is also responsible for tracking the results of this project to determine whether or not it will be a viable option to continue, and possibly expand, in the future.

*********** Movies to Move You “Into The Lenten Desert” Beaches Presbyterian Church Sunday Evenings th March 13 through May 1st at 7:00 p.m.

IONA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1080 Finch Avenue East, North York, Ontario M2J 2X2 E-mail: iona@tri-church.ca

Web Page: www.tri-church.ca

Minister: Rev. James F. Biggs Church: (416) 494-2442 Home: (905) 428- 0505 Jim’s Cell (905) 709-0642 Director of Music: Robert Williams

April 17th, 2011 Passion/Palm Sunday

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