Ash Wednesday: Lent begins on March 1st

The parish pyro-technician burns the palms from last Palm Sunday to create the ashes for this Ash Wednesday, which in 2017 falls on March 1st. There will be two services that day, one at 12:15 and one at 7:00 PM.

During the Season of Lent, we will be weaving the theme of journeying into right relations with the indigenous heritages with our Sunday worship experience.

Come and journey with us from Ashes to Easter.

 

 

 

 

 

Seeking flexible adminstrative staff person for 16 hours a week

Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator

The Administrative Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator will provide support to the Parish Administrator and the Incumbent (parish priest) as directed, and be responsible for the recruitment & training of volunteers, working 16 hours per week.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of service bulletins for weekly service, for seasonal services, e.g. Holy Week, funerals, other services as the need may arise
  • Be responsible for carrying out all communications on church website and social media in compliance with parish communications policy; production of an electronic newsletter, annual reports and print communications
  • Complete applications to City (park permits, event applications) as required
  • Maintain customer relations database, and parish list
  • Act as donations secretary
  • Function as the parish Responsible Ministry officer, know and implement diocesan sexual misconduct policy, carry out training sessions, track staff and volunteer compliance
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteers for various church activities

Required Skills:

  • Experienced in use of common office and customer relations management software, WordPress and social media
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Able to work within a staff team, and able to adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities
  • Familiarity with church office/not-for-profit environments an asset

Terms and Conditions
This is a permanent position with a three-month probationary period
Compensation: $17-$20/hour, dependent upon experience, health benefits, pension
A satisfactory criminal record check is required for this position

All activities associated with this position must be carried out in a manner consistent with the Parish Mission Statement, Goals and Objectives. All diocesan and parish policies and practices must be known and adhered to including the Sexual Misconduct and Screening Policies of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto.

Please send cover letter explaining your suitability for and interest in the position and resume to ht@holytrinitytoronto.org by February 6.

Journeys to Light: An Epiphany Homily

Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6     Ephesians 3:1-12     Matthew 2:1-12

Sherman Hesselgrave, homilist

Epiphany is about revelation, disclosure, making one’s presence known, shining a light on things. In the Christian tradition, the season of Epiphany is a time when we hear the stories of God’s self-disclosure through the public ministry of Jesus, beginning with Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. We will hear more about that story next week. Today’s gospel is a flashback to a kind of magical story—although I don’t suppose ‘magical’ is the correct adjective that goes with Magi, who appear from a distant eastern land in Matthew’s narrative of Jesus’ infancy, on account of their astrological reading of the stars. Continue reading Journeys to Light: An Epiphany Homily

Homeless Memorial January 10 noon

Join us next week for the first 2017 memorial. We will gather outside for 20 to 30 minutes and then enjoy a light lunch together inside.

There maybe an opportunity to create quilt squares.

This event and the actual recording of names takes on even more importance in the face of new approaches to counting people without homes.

Read The Globe and Mail article

Go to our main memorial page

Keepers of the Water Vigil 7:00 PM Jan 11

All are welcome to join us on Wednesday, January 11 at 7 PM for this moving reflective service.

 

Organized by Toronto Urban Native Ministry, the Diocese of Toronto Creation Matters committee, and the Church of the Holy Trinity, this service incorporates Indigenous and Christian traditions around the blessing of water and valuing of its role in God’s creation.

Bishop-elect Riscylla Walsh Shaw will preside.

 

Sermon for Ordination of Michael Shapcott to the Diaconate December 4

Ordination of Michael Shapcott to the Diaconate
Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto, December 4, 2016
A Sermon by Maylanne Maybee

 

 

How glad I am on this Advent evening to be in this hopeful place with this prophetic company of people – gathered to remember the Human One, Jesus the Christ, in the breaking of bread, to commemorate Nicholas Ferrar, deacon, gathered to ordain our friend Michael to the diaconate in the laying on of hands, gathered to be nurtured and sent forth as agents of God’s transforming justice.

How glad I am to celebrate this evening with Michael and with so many others! I’ve known Michael off and on over the years. We have followed parallel and sometimes intersecting paths in the cause of housing for those who face homelessness. I was delighted when I first heard he was discerning a call to the diaconate, delighted to see him at General Synod this summer, delighted to be invited to be your homilist this evening on this wonderful occasion.

Continue reading Sermon for Ordination of Michael Shapcott to the Diaconate December 4

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