“Brothers and sisters, we have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift … is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. … Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. … Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.” (Romans 12:6-14)
October 12, 2020
Subject: Church Stewardship
Beloved Jesus the King Families and Friends,
Peace and Blessings.
God has a plan for every person and everything. That includes you, and it embraces Jesus the King Melkite Catholic Church. We cannot fully discern God’s plan. The best we can do is pray, listen and wait on God. Our church leadership has been doing just that and we are happy to announce that we have been able to serve our parishioners and keep the Church open, in spite of the strenuous impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on all of us. In addition, we are happy to inform you that the city of Markham has reviewed and responded to our new church building Site Plans. We are currently updating the required changes. Please follow this journey with us at new.jesustheking.ca
While we rejoice in this blessing, we continue to face many challenges as a parish community. In these times we are encouraged by the words of Saint Paul who affirmed: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13). We need to continue serving our Church with the gifts and talents that our Lord blessed us with to carry on our Christian mission through the Church.
Therefore, you are invited to support your home church, Jesus the King, so we can sustain her and invite others to make our church their church. Our ability to sufficiently maintain the physical church and serve the parish and our community without adequate contributions has been a daunting challenge during these unprecedented times. Nonetheless we are working to navigate this together. To donate, please visit:
Or by cheque payable to Jesus the King Melkite Church, mailed to: 1 Lyndhurst Drive, Thornhill, ON, L3T-6T5
Thank you for being a part of the Jesus the King family, and know that you are being thought of and prayed for. Please know that we are here for you, and look for your continued commitment. Let us give thanks for God’s grace and mercy, and pray for His blessings to provide for our parish community with faith and abundance. May God bless you all!
For updates or any information, please visit: https://jesustheking.ca/whats-new
Yours in Christ,
Jesus The King Board Committee