08 Jun

Women’s Breakfast – June 2019

On June 8 2019, SMSV hosted a Women’s Breakfast. About 50 women enjoyed a lovely breakfast and an inspiring talk by Mariam Botros on ” OWNING OUR FAITH, A WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE” { Part 2} . Ladies of all ages enjoyed and shared personal experiences, practical tips, friendship and fellowship. Looking forward to the next one…

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30 May

NBA Finals @SMSV

+ NBA Finals @SMSV: We will gather in Jurassic Park 2 (church Fellowship Hall) to cheer for the Toronto Raptors during all their NBA finals games: Sunday, June 2 @8 PM; Tuesday, June 4 @ 9PM; Friday, June 7 @ 9PM. #wethenorth

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25 May

Baptism of Noah and Grace Saleh

Congratulations to Marian and Wesam Saleh for the baptism of their twins, Noah and Grace, on Saturday, May 25, 2019. May God bless their family.

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22 May

Baptism of Elijah Nazeer

Congratulations to Nancy and Armia Nazeer for the baptism of their son Elijah on Saturday, May 18, 2019. May God bless their family.

20 May

May Long Weekend Congregation Retreat 2019

On May 19, 2019 the SMSV family headed to the Briars resort for our annual Victoria day weekend retreat, accompanied by H.G. Bishop Thomas. H.G. discussed with us the joy of an intimate relationship with God, founded on trust and personal experience. He also answered many questions from the group (please find all talks on…

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18 May

Baptism of Noah Leslie

Congratulations to Marlene and Paul Leslie for the baptism of their son Noah on Saturday, May 18, 2019. May God bless their family.

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12 May

Mother’s Day Celebration 2019

On Sunday May 12, 2019, we celebrated Mother’s Day at SMSV with our annual family photo booth! Everyone was looking extra sharp for the event. Each mother also received a beautiful rose in honour of the special day.  God bless all mothers and mothers-to-be!

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11 May

Men’s Ministry Breakfast 2019

On Saturday May 11, 2019, Men’s Ministry hosted their quarterly breakfast meeting. Dr. Solomon Sonbol discussed an important topic affecting men entitled, “Understanding Mental Health – Dealing with Stress, Anxiety and Depression.” Dr. Sonbol shared with us how men are able to cope with different stressors in our lives and the different strategies they can use. We also…

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05 May

Junior High Retreat – missing writeup

On Friday, May 3, 2019, the grades 7 and 8 youth and their servants headed to YMCA Geneva Park where they spent 2 wonderful nights joined by Father Pishoy as well as Father Thomas.   The weekend was filled and blessed with much spiritual sessions, questions and answers,  games, a camp fire, sports and of course…

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04 May

Baptism of Simone Mia Tadrouss

Congratulations to Marina and Andrew Tadrouss for the baptism of their daughter Simone Mia on Saturday, May 4, 2019. May God bless their family.

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27 Apr

Designation of SMSV Church & Cultural Centre as a Tourist Attraction 2019

We praise our Lord that SMSV Church and Cultural Centre has been designated as a Tourist Attraction in Ontario on April 27, 2019. Hon. Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, announced in his speech: “This beautiful, award-winning landmark, is a unique cultural centre for Markham and a testament to the strength and vitality of Ontario’s…

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26 Apr

Good Friday 2019

Thine is the power! Thus we adored our crucified Saviour on Great Friday, April 26, 2019. As we walked with Christ down the Via Dolorosa, we meditated through our children’s and worship team’s presentations, on His great love and sacrifice for us. The whole congregation sent up their sins and fears to be nailed to…

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26 Apr

Church Signs

+Church Signs: We are thankful to God and to you our beloved congregation that the church signs have been installed on Rodick Rd and Hwy 7. Please have a look.

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21 Apr

Palm Sunday 2019

On April 21, 2019, SMSV rejoiced to receive her Lord and King, riding on a donkey, on Palm Sunday. Following a procession that included all our children, Fr. Pishoy spoke to them (and us) about freely sharing love before expecting to receive it, and practical ways of loving God, after the example of our Lord…

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19 Apr

Small Groups Ministry

“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2:42.  SMSV was pleased to host another year of small groups during Lent 2019. The curriculum was written for SMSV by SMSV. Our second in-house curriculum was a success! By travelling with biblical characters who encountered Christ,…

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