31 Jul

SMSV Praise and Worship Night 2018

Prayer brings about healing and joy to the soul. The practice of being in the presence of God is a habit which everyone needs to be able to cope with life’s challenges. How lovely it was for friends to come together and to invite God to be at their center and the focus of their…

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28 Jul

Baptism of Grace Basta

  Congratulations to Nidhi and Sameh Basta on the Baptism of their daughter Grace on Sunday, July 28, 2018. May God bless their family.      

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22 Jul

Annual Graduation Celebrations 2018

This is usually one of the most joyful days throughout the year where we celebrate not only the academic but also the spiritual achievements of our children. It is a great joy to see a beautiful new generation of young women and men who are living a balanced life caring for their love to God,…

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15 Jul

Cheering for the World Cup Finals 2018

July 15, 2018 will be remembered as a great day of fellowship and cheering! Many members stayed following the Liturgy to cheer for their favourite team both in the Banquet Hall and the Fellowship Hall. It was indeed a World Cup Final to remember as France held the FIFA World Cup at the end. Church…

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14 Jul

Men’s Ministry Breakfast 2018

SMSV Men joined together in a spiritual meeting and a delicious breakfast on July 14, 2018. After introductions and fellowship, Fr. Pishoy shared a meditation entitled “King David: A Man after God’s own Heart” which focused on King David’s attributes of enduring hardships, life of prayer, repentance and forgiveness. Following the meditation, the men held…

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01 Jul

Celebrating Feast of St. Moses and Canada Day 2018

Happy Canada Day! God keep our land glorious and free!  That was our prayer on Sunday July 1, 2018 as we celebrated the Divine Liturgy together, thanking God for this beautiful land that we live in. We then proceeded to Petticoat Creek conservation area for lakeside fellowship, fun and laughs! While the little ones played…

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24 Jun

Mom-to-Mom Swap 2018

Sunday June 24, 2018 was our annual Mom-to-Mom Swap at SMSV. Families dropped off items they no longer needed, and parents with younger children (or those expecting) picked them up. Thanks so much for the generosity of the congregation, as always. We enjoyed a beautiful sense of community. The Mothers Ministry dropped off any leftover…

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17 Jun

Baptism of Timothy Makary

  Congratulations to Engy and Ramy Makary for the baptism of their son Timothy on Sunday, June 17, 2018. May God bless their family.    

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17 Jun

Baptism of Juliette Metyas

Congratulations to Daniela and Remone Metyas on the baptism of their daughter Juliette on Sunday, June 17, 2018. May God bless their family.  

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17 Jun

#DadsDonuts – Father’s Day Celebration 2018

On Sunday June 17, 2018, Men’s Ministry hosted this year’s Father’s Day with their 2nd Annual “Create Your Own Donut” shop (#DadsDonuts) as well as a photo shoot. The congregation loved creating their own delicious donuts using various sauces, toppings and so much more! They then showed their appreciation to all the loving fathers by taking family pictures together.…

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10 Jun

Good Shepherd Casseroles

On Sunday, June 10th, 2018, SMSV collected and delivered 75 casseroles to the Good Shepherd Centre.  The small efforts by each family collectively sent a mountain to the homeless.  The Lord was glorified with the generosity of His people.  He said “you do this to Me”. We thank God that we were able to give Him back of His…

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09 Jun

The Harvest Ministry Spiritual Day 2018

On Saturday, June 9, 2018 members of the Harvest Ministry met for an enriching spiritual day at the Fruit of the Spirit Retreat Centre. They discussed and learned about how to live out their faith in a postmodern world. The group enjoyed fellowship and a quiet time meditation in nature. They also had time to…

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27 May

Pentecost Celebration 2018

The Feast of Pentecost is a day of joy and celebration where the gift of the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples and they spoke with many tongues and performed miracles. This is also the day that we celebrate our unity and diversity in the One Body of Christ. On May 27, 2018, the church…

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22 May

CREW Activity Night 2018

The CREW Young Adults Fellowship organized a Bubble Soccer activity night in the church gym on May 22, 2018. Many members gathered together in a spirit of joy to share in this friendly competition. This comes as part of our current study of “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis. We pray for this ministry to continue…

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21 May

Victoria Day Long Weekend Congregation Retreat 2018

The church organized its annual Victoria Day Long Weekend Congregation Retreat to Nottawasaga Resort on May 20 & 21, 2018 with the presence of Fr. Michael Sorial. This year’s topic was “Just Breathe: Connecting with Christ in a Crazy World”. This topic was extra special since it addressed the need for each person to slow…

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