Jan 31, 2010
Incumbent: The Rev’d
Music Director: Becca Whitla
Coordinators: Marilyn Ferrel and Vivian Harrower
Celebrant: Michael Creal
Homilist: Sherman Hesselgrave
Art: Faith Hope Love
by Shana Mccormick
Welcome to the Church of the Holy Trinity. We are delighted to have you with us this morning. Holy Trinity is an accessible, active, vibrant, justice-seeking, queer-positive community in the heart of downtown Toronto. We try to use language in our worship which includes us all, and we encourage the extensive participation of each person in the worship and life of the Church. At the Peace we move about freely, greeting one another. During the offertory hymn we will move to create a circle around the altar for the Prayers of the People. All are welcome to share in the Eucharist as they feel comfortable. To help you know Holy Trinity better, and to help you navigate through this service, be sure you have one of the handouts, Welcome to the Church of the Holy Trinity. A special welcome Newcomers!!!! Please fill out the Newcomers Form which will let us know how to reach you.
10 Trinity Square
Tor, Ont, M5G 1B1
THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY
We gather in our pews for the morning welcome
✜ Opening Meditation:
✜ Opening hymn: “There is Room for All”
All: May the grace of Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
✜ The Collect for Purity
All: All loving God to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily praise your holy name; through Christ our Saviour. Amen.
✜ Peruvian Gloria
Call: Gloire à Dieu, gloire à Dieu, gloire à Dieu!
Response: Gloire à Dieu, gloire à Dieu, gloire à Dieu!
Call: Qu’à Dieu la gloire à jamais!
Reponse: Qu’à Dieu la gloire à jamais!
Call: Alléluia, amen!
Response: Alléluia, amen! Etc….
One: For the absolution and remission of our sins and offenses, let us pray to God. Silence
One: God in your mercy:
All: Hear our prayer.
One: We are a forgiven people: God’s spirit is free among us.
All: Thanks be to God.
✜ The Exchange of Peace:
It is our custom to move about to exchange the peace. Please be mindful that it is flu season. Concerns about flu mean some people are uncomfortable shaking hands and/or hugging. A smile and nod, or the sign of peace “V” are other suggested alternatives.
One: The Peace of Christ be always with you:
All: And also with you.
✜Announcements: Members of the community share important news
✜ Prayer after announcements
All: Grant, O God, that in these activities and events we may do your will with strength, wisdom, and compassion, for the good of your reign of justice and peace. Amen
PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD
✜ Collect for the Day: O God of all the prophets, you knew us and chose us before you formed us in the womb. Fill us with faith that speaks your word, hope that does not disappoint, and love that bears all things for your sake, until that day when we shall know you fully, even as we are known by you. AMEN.
✜ The Hebrew Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4-10
Reader: James Johnson
after the reading
Reader: Hear what the Spirit says to God’s people
All: Thanks be to God
✜Psalm 71:1-6 A Lament, Adapted, Ian Sowton
Chant, Sherman Hesselgrave
I TAKE refuge in you, O God;
let me never be shamed.
2 In your justice come to my rescue and save me;
listen to me and set about my deliverance!
3 Be the sheltering rock for me that I know you are;
be the stronghold for my safety that indeed you are.
4 Rescue me, O my God from the grasp of wicked hands,
from the clutches of unjust, ruthless people.
5 You, Yahweh, are my hope,
my trust since I was young.
6 I have relied on you since the day I was born;
you were midwife to my mother at my birth.
✜ Epistle: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Reader: Carolynn Prior
Reader: A Reading from . . .
Reader: Hear what the Spirit says to the Churches
All: Thanks be to God Silence
✜ Hymn (all rise, in body or spirit for the hymn and Gospel):
“A Light is Gleaming” #82
✜ Holy Gospel: Luke 4:21-30
Reader: May God be with you All: And also with you
Reader: The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Luke
All: Glory to Christ our Saviour
after the reading
Reader: The Gospel of Christ All: Praise to Christ our Saviour
✜ Homily: Sherman Hesselgrave
LITURGY OF THE BREAD AND CUP
We gather in a circle around the altar to share the gifts of bread
and wine and other offerings, the symbols of our common life. All
are welcome. You may also remain seated and, if you wish, communion will be brought to you. Financial offerings will also be received. You may also join the many who give by Pre-authorized Donation; simply request a PAD form from today’s Coordinator.
✜ Offertory Hymn: “Be Thou My Vision” Music: Traditional Irish
Words: Traditional Irish, trans/verses Byrne/Hull, alt
1. Be thou my vision, O joy of my heart,
naught be all else to me save that thou art,
thou my best thought, by day or by night.
Walking or sleeping thy presence my light.
2. Be thou my wisdom, the lamp to my feet;
Thy word, like honey, to my lips is sweet;
Thou my delight, my joy, thy command;
My dwelling ever, be the palm of thy hand.
3. Be thou my heart’s shield, O lift me in flight;
Be thou my dignity, thou my delight,
Thou my soul’s shelter, thou my high tower,
Raise thou me heavenward, O power of my power.
4. Riches I heed not, nor seek human praise;
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
Thou and thou on-ly, first in my heart;
High God of heaven, my treasure thou art.
5. High God of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all!
✜Prayers of the People adapted Marilyn Ferrel
One: In faith and love we come to pray for the church and for the world, saying: God hear our prayer.
One: For peace on earth and in the hearts of our national leaders, we pray to God.
Response: God, hear our prayer.
One: Out of destruction, we pray that Haiti will be rebuilt in a way that uplifts and empowers the people living there.
R: God, hear our prayer.
One: We pray that we might listen to our prophets even when we find them disturbing.
R: God, hear our prayer.
One: We also pray for compassion for those living on the street and in institutions who are not coping with their lives.
R: God, hear our prayer.
One: For all those struggling with pain, sorrow and loneliness [especially………..] and may those who care for them do so with compassion and respect.
R: God, hear our prayer.
One: May we manifest God’s compassion for this world, its peoples and for all of creation, and may we be strong in following the teachings and example of Jesus.
R: God, hear our prayer.
The community now offers its prayers, both spoken and unspoken. Please keep your prayers brief.
In the Anglican Cycle we remember the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia Aotearoa – (New Zealand) ; in the Diocesan Cycle: Scarborough Deanery and the San Esteban congregation here at Holy Trinity.
✜ The Great Thanksgiving (see orange book)
Presider: Michael Creal
Please do not dip the bread into the wine. The bread and wine will be passed around the circle, but if you prefer you may receive at the gluten-free station at the altar.
✜The Saviour’s Prayer O God, our Mother and Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your reign come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
✜ Communion Anthem:
✜Glory to God: Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God, from generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. AMEN.
✜ Closing Hymn: “I’ll Fly Away” Albert E Brumley
1. Some glad morning when this life is o’er, I’ll fly away;
To a home on God’s celestial shore, I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away).
Chorus: I’ll fly away, Oh Glory I’ll fly away; (in the morning)
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by, I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away).
2. When the shadows of this life have gone, I’ll fly away;
Like a bird from prison bars has flown, I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away)
3. Just a few more weary days and then, I’ll fly away;
To a land where joy shall never end, I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away)
Please join us after the service at the back of the church for a light lunch.
A musical note: Albert E Brumley has this to say about our closing song:
I was picking cotton on my father’s farm and was humming the old ballad that went like this: “If I had the wings of an angel, over these prison walls I would fly” and suddenly it dawned on me that I could use this plot for a gospel-type song. About three years later, I finally developed the plot, titled it “I’ll Fly Away,” and it was published in 1932 [in “Wonderful Message,” Hartford Music Co.]. Those familiar with the song will note that I paraphrased one line of the old ballad to read “Like a bird from prison bars have [has] flown.” When I wrote it, I had no idea that it would become so universally popular.
Letter to Dorothy Horstman, Jan 10, 1973; reprinted in Dorothy Horstman, Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy, New York, 1976, p. 51.
January 31, 2010
Please note: On Sunday mornings, if you have any concerns related to personal safety, please speak with our Incumbent Sherman Hesselgrave, Nola Crewe, our curate or the caretaker on duty.
◆Assistive Hearing Devices are available at the rear of the church. This is an infrared system which works best if you face towards the front of the church.
◆Please help us keep tidy by picking up bulletins and hymn books after the service and returning them to the carts at the entrances of the church. Thanks
◆Prayers: Please feel free to light a candle at the chancel steps, or phone Sherman Hesselgrave with your special prayer requests.
◆Join Holy Trinity’s e-mail list! Contact Alison Kemper at:
◆Scent Free Zone: Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, after-shave and highly scented personal hygiene products.
◆Personal Belongings should be kept with you at all times. Sadly, we cannot ensure their safety. Members, please help newcomers and visitors keep track of their belongings.
10:30 – festive contemporary Eucharist in inclusive language with music
2:00 – San Esteban misa en español – Spanish service with the community of San Esteban.
Wednesdays at 12:15pm brief spoken Eucharist with informal discussion of the day’s readings
Parish Groups and Committees
◆Worship Committee: Contact: Lee Creal: 416-466-4216
◆Refugee Committee: Contact Malcolm Savage: 416-421-7248
◆Congregational Care Committee: Contact: Sherman Hesselgrave
◆Property Committee: Contact: Jim Dolmage 416-531-26
Crafting Memory Workshops
Create Your Own Remembrance Cards: Winter 2010
Dates: Monday evenings: February 1,8,15, 22, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $175 (includes four workshops and materials)
Location: Holy Trinity Leaders: Susie Henderson, Joyce Barnett
Description: Every session, we will reflect on loss, learn new craft techniques and work on a personal set of cards to mark our own bereavement journeys. Come and share your stories of bereavement with others who have experienced grief, in a safe and supportive environment. Create your own set of remembrance cards and a unique home-made book. Learn some new paper craft and mixed media techniques. See the Remembrance Card Gallery for examples.
Participants will be invited to bring pictures and embellishments to decorate their cards and to use these artifacts in sharing personal stories of bereavement. No art experience is required and materials are provided. All are welcome. To register or for more information please contact: Joyce Barnett – Phone: 416-698-5183 E-mail: email@example.com
Parish Activities and Announcements:
◆The Homeless Memorial is on the second Tuesday of every month at 12:00 outside the south doors of the church.
◆Please help keep our space looking sharp!! If your committee has a meeting or you are using the space for something else, please leave the space as it was when you started. Thank you very much.
February 7 – Epiphany 5: Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13); Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11
February 14 – Transfiguration: Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-36, (37-43)
KAIROS PETITIONS: Petitions are available at the People Presence Desk. Please help the campaign to reverse cuts to KAIROS – Canads’s Ecumenical Justice Coalition.
Announcements for the Bulletin: A great way to share information with the community!! Please get your announcement for the bulletin to Becca by Monday for the following Sunday – thanks!
Parking Notice: The church itself has no parking, but parking is available, free of charge, on Sundays between 10 am and 1 pm, in the new City Hall underground parking garage. If you park at new City Hall, please remember to bring your parking chit and have it stamped at the church. Parking is also available in the parking garage at the Bell Trinity Building for a flat rate on Sundays of $5.00. Parking is also available at the Eaton Centre. We are wheelchair accessible at the south entrance of the church.
Annual Vestry Reports:
We are beginning the preparations for the annual meeting of the Holy Trinity Vestry which will take place on Sunday, February 28. Would all committees or people having a reporting responsibility to Vestry, please submit their reports by Wednesday, February 10. Once again, Vivian Harrower has agreed to compile and edit reports. Please send your report to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions please contact Margot Linken, 416-598-4521ext 222 or email@example.com.
HT CHOIR – Hymnody of Earth
The Holy Trinity choir is hosting a special choral project this spring: We will be performing Hymnody of Earth on Sat April 17 at 8pm in on of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day (Arpil 22). The composer Malcolm Dalglish will be here and we be at our rehearsal on Thurs the 15th and at the dress rehearsal on Fri, April 16. Echo will also be singing as part of the concert, as will a professional chamber ensemble. If you’d like to join us, please speak with Becca Whitla.
Rehearsals begin on Thursday, February 4 and continue every Thursday until the performance from 7-8:30.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-598-4521, ex 224Visitors are warmly welcome at Holy Trinity.
If you would like to leave a record of your visit or make a request, please complete this form and place it in the collection plate.