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Bulletin – Sunday March 14 – Lent 4

Lent 4: March 14, 2010

Incumbent: The Rev’d  Sherman  Hesselgrave
Music Director: Becca Whitla     Coordinator: Nola Crewe
Celebrant: Bill Whitla
Homilist: Sherman Hesselgrave – “The God Who Won’t Let Go”

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
Tel:(416) 598-4521
www.holytrinitytoronto.org
THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY
We gather in our pews for the morning welcome
✜ Welcome
✜ Opening Meditation: Meditation  by Nicholas Choveaux
✜ Opening hymn: (All rise, in body or spirit):

This Day God Gives Me

✜ Greeting:
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.

Confession:
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.
PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

✜ Collect for the Day: God of the covenant, you call us to be fruitful servants within creation and to offer our lives as the foundation of your realm. We lay before you the desires of our hearts, that we may be transformed by their fulfilment. AMEN.

✜ The Hebrew Scripture: Joshua 5:9-12    Reader: Anne Grasham

after the reading
Reader:     Hear what the Spirit says to God’s people
All:     Thanks be to God

✜ Psalm 32    A Hymn, adapted, Ian Sowton

HAPPY are those whose sins are mercifully set aside,
the ones whose transgression is forgiven;
2 those who have no iniquity reckoned against them,
and in whose spirit there lurks no deceit.

3 While I kept silence, my body wasted away
to the sound of my groaning all day long.
4 For your hand was heavy on me day and night;
my strength dried up as if by heat of summer.

5 Then finally I admitted my sin to you,
and stopped trying to conceal my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgression to God,”
and you blotted out the guilt of my sin.

6 Then let all the faithful offer up their prayers,
so the floodwaters of distress will not reach them.
7 You are my hiding place, preserving me from trouble;
you surround me with glad shouts of deliverance.

8 I will teach you, instructing you in the right way;
I will guide you with my counselling eye.
9 Do not be clueless, like some horse or mule
that requires bit and bridle so as not to stray.

10 The wicked are subject to all sorts of torment,
but steadfast love encircles those who trust in God.
11 Rejoice in your Creator, O justice lovers, be glad –
sound out! enjoy your happiness, all you of upright heart.

✜ Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21    Reader: Alan Gasser

Reader:      A Reading from . . .
Reader:      Hear what the Spirit says to the Churches
All:     Thanks be to God        Silence

✜ Hymn: “Healer of Our Every Ill”    #619
All rise, in body or spirit for the hymn and Gospel.

✜ Holy Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32     Reader: Carole Clark
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: “The God Who Won’t Let Go” 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: “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”    #333

✜Prayers of the People
In the Anglican Cycle we remember for The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean; in the Diocesan Cycle: Crosslink Housing and Support Services and the San Esteban congregation here at Holy Trinity. The community now offers its prayers, both spoken and unspoken. Please keep your prayers brief.

✜ The Great Thanksgiving (see orange book)
Presider: Bill Whitla
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: Here is Bread

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: “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”    #670
✜Dismissal:    p. 36 in the green booklet
✜Postlude:  Rondeau from Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
(Josh Grossman, Trumpet)
Please join us after the service at the back of the church for soup.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
March 14, 2010
WEEKLY NOTICES

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:
<alisonkemper@yahoo.co.uk>
◆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.

Services
Sundays
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

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.

◆Upcoming Services:
March 21 – Lent 5: Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8

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.

Lenten Book Study: The Work of the People: What We Do in Worship and Why (Marlea Gilbert, Christopher Grundy, Eric T. Myers, and Stephanie Perdew, published by The Alban Institute). It is a quick read, about 100 pages of text divided among four chapters, with discussion questions provided. There are four groups organized across the city or feel free to create your own group. Please speak with Sherman Hesselgrave if you’d like more details. He has copies of the book available for $16.
Hearing System: We regret that our hearing assistive system is not currently available for use.   It is undergoing repairs and we expect that it will be available again within a couple of weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience.

HT CHOIR – Hymnody of Earth
The Holy Trinity choir is hosting a special choral project with three choirs this spring: We will be performing Hymnody of Earth on Sat April 17 at 8pm on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22). The composer, Malcolm Dalglish, will be here. Please mark the date in your book!!
For info, contact: bwhitla@holytrinitytoronto.org or 416-598-4521, ex 224

Massey College Presents:
An Arts Gala Benefit for Romero House
In collaboration with Holy Trinity, San Esteban and Romero House
Sunday, March 28 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20

The concert will feature classical, jazz and blue grass musicians from Massey College as well as the Echo Women’s Choir, the Toronto Morris Dancers, a special song for Oscar Romero. During intermission there will be a bake sale, a magician and an art sale (thanks to Fran Sowton)

For info: www.MCpresents.blogspot.com
See Becca Whitla for tickets

Volunteers Needed for Bakesale:
Holy Trinity will host an arts gala benefit for Romero House, a residence for refugees in Toronto’s west end, on Sunday March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Apart from ticket sales, there will be a number of other fund-raising activities at this event.  All proceeds will go to support the work of Romero House.

Holy Trinity and San Esteban have been asked to organize and run a bake sale at the intermission.  We need several volunteers to help during the actual sale, as well as donations of baked goods, and “finger food” that can be eaten without utensils, such as cookies, cupcakes, cheese and crackers, empanadas, and cut-up fruit and vegetables. Items from the bake sale will be sold by donation and all proceeds will go to Romero House. We are expecting 200-300 people to attend this event.

If you plan to donate food, or if you are available to help  at the bake sale, please contact Gail Holland at gailholland@sympatico.ca or 905-427-9668.

News from the Refugee Committee
We have been meeting with representatives of St. James Cathedral congregation and also members of St. Martin in the Fields. Together we have agreed to sponsor a refugee family from Iraq. This is the first time in recent years that the other congregations have sponsored refugees. We are quite excited about working together with these congregations. We will be sharing the costs as well as the excitement, fun and hard work that this involves.

LABYRINTH SPRING EQUINOX WALK
You are invited to experience the Spring Equinox with the Labyrinth Community Network.
Walk to the beat of live medieval music and to the pulsing new vigour of our long heralded spring.

Saturday, March 20
12:00 Noon
Toronto Public Labyrinth
Trinity Square Park

Everyone welcome
Fully accessible
Free of charge

Bulletin – Lent 2, Sunday, February 28

Lent 2: Feb 28, 2010

Incumbent: The Rev’d  Sherman  Hesselgrave
Music Director: Becca Whitla     Coordinator: James Harbeck
Celebrant: Sherman Hesselgrave
Homilist: Chris Lind “Building Communities of Wisdom”

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
Tel:(416) 598-4521
www.holytrinitytoronto.org
THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY
We gather in our pews for the morning welcome
✜ Welcome
✜ Opening Meditation: To the Holy Spirit
Malcolm Dalglish – music, Wendell Berry, words
✜ Opening hymn: (All rise, in body or spirit): Be Still and Know

✜ Greeting:
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.

✜ Confession:
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.
PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

✜ Collect for the Day: God if the covenant, you call us to be fruitful servants within creation, and to offer our lives as the foundation of your realm. We lay before you the desires of our hearts, that we may be transformed by their fulfilment. AMEN.

✜ The Hebrew Scripture: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Reader: James Johnson
after the reading
Reader:     Hear what the Spirit says to God’s people
All:     Thanks be to God

✜ Psalm 27    A Hymn, adapted, Ian Sowton

IAM is my light, my salvation, my life’s sanctuary,
so who can frighten me? Why should I live in fear?
2 When enemies – scoundrels all – gather to make a meal of me,
they’re going to stumble and fall flat on their faces.

3 A whole besieging army shall not cow my spirit;
even if I’m caught in a war I will stay confident.
4 One thing I asked of God, something I really long for:
to live out my life in the house of the Most High,

to fix my contemplating gaze upon God’s beauty,
to plumb my faith in the quiet of the temple.
5 When the day of trouble comes you will shelter me,
safely enfolded in the cover of your tent;

you are sure to set me in place on a high rock.
6 Now, head held high above surrounding enemies,
I will offer sacrifices in the sacred tent with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to El Shaddai.

7 Hear, O God, when I call! answer in your graciousness!
8 “Come now,” says my heart, “search out Yahweh’s face!”
I truly do seek your face. 9 Do not hide it from me.
You who’ve been my help, do not turn from me in anger.

O my salvation, do not discard, do not forsake me!
10 Even if my own parents desert me, God will adopt me.
11 Instruct me in your way, O eternal Wisdom,
guide me on some level path leading past my foes.

12 Do not abandon me to the will of adversaries,
for perjurers, breathing malice, have appeared against me.
13 I believe that in my day I shall live to see God’s goodness.
14 Wait for the Most High; be strong, take courage. Wait.

✜ Epistle: Philippians
Reader:      A Reading from . . .
Reader:      Hear what the Spirit says to the Churches
All:     Thanks be to God        Silence

✜ Hymn: Resignation    Chris Lind, tune: Resignation
All rise, in body or spirit for the hymn and Gospel.

1. Redemption is our call and song, our bed of straw and bone
We want to be made whole again – We want to be led home.
We’ve followed Culture’s lead to more – prosperity’s assumed;
But still we cope with hunger pangs for God won’t be consumed.

2. We thrill with peaks of ecstasy, we wallow in despair.
We yearn for easy escapades, we shun the well worn stair.
Can we not summon memory’s vane for guidance in this storm?
Yes, God has seen us here before and mercy is the norm.

3. O people gather, for our strength is stronger than alone.
Remember we are called to build the commonwealth of God.
The Market can be made to serve the common good of all,
If we but join together now, reclaiming all its power.

4. Redemption is my call and song, my bed of straw and bone
I want to be made whole again, I want to be led home.
I’ve followed Culture’s lead to more – prosperity’s assumed;
But still I cope with hunger pangs for God won’t be consumed.

✜ Holy Gospel: Luke 9:28-36, (37-43)            Reader: Aina Arro
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: “Building Communities of Wisdom” Chris Lind

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: “We Have This Ministry”    #510

✜Prayers of the People
In the Anglican Cycle we remember The Church of England and the Most Revd Rowan Douglas Williams Archbishop of Canterbury; in the Diocesan Cycle: Peterborough Deanery and the San Esteban congregation here at Holy Trinity. The community now offers its prayers, both spoken and unspoken. Please keep your prayers brief.

✜ The Great Thanksgiving (see orange book)
Presider: Sherman Hesselgrave
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:
Thuma mina, thuma mina, thuma mina, Nkosi yam
Ndi ya vuma, ndi ya vuma, ndi ya vuma, Nkosi yam
Send me Jesus, send me Jesus, send me Jesus, send me, Lord
I am willing, I am willing, I am willing, willing, Lord

✜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.

✜Dismissal:    p. 36 in the green booklet
Please join us after the service at the back of the church for soup.
Annual Vestry meeting will take place immediately after soup.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
February 28, 2010
WEEKLY NOTICES

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:
<alisonkemper@yahoo.co.uk>
◆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.

Services Sundays
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

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.
◆Upcoming Services:
March 7 – Lent 3: Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9 Susie Henderson preaching
March 14 – Lent 4 – Sermon: “The God Who Won’t Let Go”
Sherman Hesselgrave
Readings: Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
March 21 – Lent 5: Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8

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.

Lenten Book Study: The Work of the People: What We Do in Worship and Why (Marlea Gilbert, Christopher Grundy, Eric T. Myers, and Stephanie Perdew, published by The Alban Institute). It is a quick read, about 100 pages of text divided among four chapters, with discussion questions provided. There are four groups organized across the city or feel free to create your own group. Please speak with Sherman Hesselgrave if you’d like more details. He has copies of the book available for $16.
Hearing System: We regret that our hearing assistive system is not currently available for use.   It is undergoing repairs and we expect that it will be available again within a couple of weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience.

HT CHOIR – Hymnody of Earth
The Holy Trinity choir is hosting a special choral project with three choirs this spring: We will be performing Hymnody of Earth on Sat April 17 at 8pm on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22). The composer, Malcolm Dalglish, will be here. Please mark the date in your book!!
For info, contact: bwhitla@holytrinitytoronto.org or 416-598-4521, ex 224

“WSCF at the Forefront of Student Witness”

For the Ted Scott Fund – Marie Jean de Haller Fund

Reception on Saturday, March 6    2-5 p.m.
Toronto School of Theology
47 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON
Enter Side Entrance St. Joseph St.             Bring a friend.

Address at 3:15 pm
Featuring: Michael Wallace, General Secretary
World Student Christian Federation
Geneva, Switzerland

Visitors 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.

Name:
Telephone:
Email:
Request/Comment:

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Transfiguration Sunday: Feb 14, 2010

Incumbent: The Rev’d  Sherman  Hesselgrave
Music Director: Becca Whitla     Coordinator: James Johnson
Celebrant: Ann Griffin    Homilist: Michael Creal
Guest Musician: Jens Gutzmann

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
Tel:(416) 598-4521
www.holytrinitytoronto.org
THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY
We gather in our pews for the morning welcome
✜ Welcome
✜ Opening Meditation
✜ Opening hymn:“Gonna Lay Down My Sword and Shield”
African American Spiritual
Gonna lay down my burden: down by the riverside…
to study war no more

CHORUS: I ain’t gonna study war no more…

Gonna lay down my sword and shield…
Gonna put on my golden crown…
Gonna put on my long white robe
Gonna walk in the ways of peace
Gonna shake hands around the world

✜ Greeting:
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:         Glory to God, glory to God, Glory in the highest
Response:      Glory to God, glory to God, Glory in the highest

Call:        To God be glory forever!
Reponse:    To God be glory forever!

Call:        Alleluia, amen!
Response:    Alleluia, amen!    Etc….

✜ Confession:
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: Holy God, mighty and immortal, you are beyond our knowing, yet we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ, whose compassion illumines the world. Transform us into likeness of the love of Christ, who renewed our humanity so that we may share in his divinity.  AMEN.

✜ The Hebrew Scripture: Exodus 34:29-35
after the reading
Reader:     Hear what the Spirit says to God’s people
All:     Thanks be to God

✜ Psalm 99    An Enthronement Hymn, Adapted, Ian Sowton
Chant, Sherman Hesselgrave

YAHWEH reigns – whole peoples shake in their boots!
sits enthroned upon the cherubim – earth quakes!
2 Tremendous in Zion, God towers above all nations.
3 Let them praise your great, awe-inspiring name.

Holy is Elohim! 4 In regal might, Lover of Justice,
you have firmly established the laws of equity;
you have seen to justice and honesty in Jacob.
5 Extol El Shaddai our God, worship at her footstool.

Holy is Elohim! 6 Miriam and Moses and Aaron,
they were among your devotees; Hannah and Samuel,
they were among those who called upon your name.
They prayed to you their Holy One, and you answered them.

7 You spoke to them from within a pillar of cloud;
they followed your precepts and kept the Law you gave.
8 You, Yahweh our God, responded as a forgiving deity,
though you did not let them get away with doing wrong.

9 Extol El Shaddai our God, worship at her sacred hilltop;
for holy indeed is Elohim our Creator God.

✜ Epistle: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
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):
“We Have Come at Christ’s Own Bidding”

We have come at Christ’s own bidding to this high and holy place,
where we wait with hope and longing for some token of God’s grace.
Here we pray for new assurance that our faith is not in vain,
searching like those first disciples for a sign both clear and plain.

Light breaks in upon our darkness, splendour bathes the flesh-joined Word;
Moses and Elijah marvel as the heavenly voice is heard.
Eyes and hearts behold with wonder how the Law and Prophets meet:
Christ, with garments drenched in brightness, stands transfigured and complete.

Strengthened by this glimpse of glory, fearful lest our faith decline, we like Peter find it tempting to remain and build a shrine.
But true worship gives us courage to proclaim what we profess
that our daily lives may prove us people of the God we bless.

✜ Holy Gospel: Luke 9:28-36, (37-43)
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:    Michael Creal

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: “When the Saints Go Marching In”

O When the saints go marching in…
O how I long to be in that number, when the saints go marching in.
When the sun refused to shine…
When we all have food to eat…
When the rich go out to work…
When the air is pure and clean…
When the trumpet sounds the call…
When the New World is revealed…
On that Halleluiah Day…
When the Saints go marching in…

✜Prayers of the People
In the Anglican Cycle we remember the Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America, in the Diocesan Cycle: The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine the San Esteban congregation here at Holy Trinity. The community now offers its prayers, both spoken and unspoken. Please keep your prayers brief.

✜ The Great Thanksgiving (see orange book)
Presider: Ann Griffin
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:
Thuma mina, thuma mina, thuma mina, Nkosi yam

Ndi ya vuma, ndi ya vuma, ndi ya vuma, Nkosi yam

Send me Jesus, send me Jesus, send me Jesus, send me, Lord

I am willing, I am willing, I am willing, willing, Lord

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.

✜Putting away the Hallelujahs:    #958
✜Dismissal:    p. 36 in the green booklet
Please join us after the service at the back of the church for soup.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
February 14, 2010
WEEKLY NOTICES

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:
<alisonkemper@yahoo.co.uk>
◆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.

Services
Sundays
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

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.
◆Upcoming readings:
Feb 17 – Ash Wednesday: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12     Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Feb 21 – Lent 1: Deuteronomy 26:1-11;    Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13
Feb 28 – Lent 2: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1;    Luke 13:31-35 or Luke 9:28-36, (37-43)
March 7 – Lent 3: Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9
March 14 – Lent 4: Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
March 21 – Lent 5: Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8

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 will take place on Sunday February 28 after church.
There will be a pre-vestry meeting next week, Sunday, February 21 after church to discuss the budget.

HT CHOIR – Hymnody of Earth
The Holy Trinity choir is hosting a special choral project with three choirs 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. Please mark the date in your book!!
For info, contact: bwhitla@holytrinitytoronto.org or 416-598-4521, ex 224 Visitors 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.

Name:

Telephone:

Email:

Request/Comment:

Lenten Book Study: The Work of the People: What We Do in Worship and Why (Marlea Gilbert, Christopher Grundy, Eric T. Myers, and Stephanie Perdew, published by The Alban Institute). It is a quick read, about 100 pages of text divided among four chapters, with discussion questions provided. There are four groups organized across the city or feel free to create your own group. Please speak with Sherman Hesselgrave if you’d like more details. He has copies of the book available for $16.

Ash Wednesday potluck and service
This Wednesday – February 17
Potluck dinner: 6:30
Service: 7:30

Hearing System: We regret that our hearing assistive system is not currently available for use.   It is undergoing repairs and we expect that it will be available again within a couple of weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Bulletin, February 4, 2010

5th Sunday After Epiphany: Feb 7, 2010

Incumbent: The Rev’d  Sherman  Hesselgrave
Music Director: Becca Whitla     Coordinator: Rena Post
Celebrant: Bill Whitla    Homilist: James Harbeck
Art: Fishers of Men by Rex DeLoney

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
Tel:(416) 598-4521
www.holytrinitytoronto.org
THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY
We gather in our pews for the morning welcome
✜ Welcome
✜ Opening Meditation:
✜ Opening hymn: “There is Room for All”

✜ Greeting:
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 dans les hauts cieux!
Response:      Gloire à Dieu, gloire à Dieu, gloire dans les hauts cieux!

Call:        Qu’à Dieu la gloire à jamais!
Reponse:    Qu’à Dieu la gloire à jamais!

Call:        Alléluia, amen!
Response:    Alléluia, amen!    Etc….

✜ Confession:
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: Loving God, you have called forth disciples and prophets to live and speak your word. Give us ears to hear, lives to respond, and voices to proclaim the good news of salvation, which we know in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  AMEN.

✜ The Hebrew Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13)    Reader: John Gardham
after the reading
Reader:     Hear what the Spirit says to God’s people
All:     Thanks be to God

✜ Psalm 138    A Thanksgiving, Adapted, Ian Sowton
Chant, Sherman Hesselgrave

O YAHWEH, I give you thanks with all my heart;
I celebrate you in song before the gods;
2 I prostrate myself toward your holy temple,
thanking your name for your loyal love and constancy,
for you have exalted your holy name,
you have raised your word of promise above all else.
3 The very day I called, you answered me,
you restored my pride, putting some heart in me.

4 Let every ruler in the world be praising you, Elohim,
upon hearing the promises your lips let fall.
5 Let them be singing of El Shaddai’s ways,
for great is the glory of the Almighty.

6 Although on high, the Holy One looks to the lowly,
but turns only a distant gaze upon the haughty.
7 Though I have to walk a troubled path,
you keep me from the fury of my enemies;

you show your power, your strong hand delivers me.
8 God will fulfill the purpose divinely ordained for me;
Righteous One, your steadfast love endures forever.
Do not abandon the work of your hands unfinished.

✜ Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11    Reader: Robyn Stevan
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):
“God the All-Holy”    #484

✜ Holy Gospel: Luke 5:1-11    Reader: Jeannette Unger
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:    James Harbeck

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: “Go to the World”    #420

✜Prayers of the People
In the Anglican Cycle we remember the Church in the Province of Central Africa; in the Diocesan Cycle: the Order of the Holy Cross and the San Esteban congregation here at Holy Trinity.The community now offers its prayers, both spoken and unspoken. Please keep your prayers brief.

✜ The Great Thanksgiving (see orange book)
Presider: Bill Whitla
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 Anthems:     p. 42 – 48 in the orange book

✜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.

✜ Dismissal

✜ Closing Hymn:

Thuma mina, thuma mina, thuma mina, Nkosi yam

Ndi ya vuma, ndi ya vuma, ndi ya vuma, Nkosi yam

Send me Jesus, send me Jesus, send me Jesus, send me, Lord

I am willing, I am willing, I am willing, willing, Lord ANNOUNCEMENTS
February 7, 2010
WEEKLY NOTICES

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:
<alisonkemper@yahoo.co.uk>
◆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.

Services
Sundays
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: craftingmemory@gmail.com
Website: www.craftingmemory.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.
◆Upcoming readings:
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 vivianh@sympatico.ca.  If you have any questions please contact Margot Linken, 416-598-4521ext 222 or mlinken@holytrinitytoronto.org.

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.
bwhitla@holytrinitytoronto.org or 416-598-4521, ex 224
Visitors 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.

Name:
Telephone:
Email:
Request/Comment:

Bulletin, Sunday, January 31

4th Sunday
After Epiphany:
Jan 31, 2010

Incumbent: The Rev’d
Sherman  Hesselgrave
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
Tel:(416) 598-4521
www.holytrinitytoronto.org
THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY
We gather in our pews for the morning welcome
✜ Welcome
✜ Opening Meditation:
✜ Opening hymn: “There is Room for All”

✜ Greeting:
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….

✜ Confession:
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.

✜ Dismissal

✜ 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)

Chorus

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)

Chorus

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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
January 31, 2010
WEEKLY NOTICES

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:
<alisonkemper@yahoo.co.uk>
◆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.

Services
Sundays
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: craftingmemory@gmail.com
Website: www.craftingmemory.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.
◆Upcoming readings:
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 vivianh@sympatico.ca.  If you have any questions please contact Margot Linken, 416-598-4521ext 222 or mlinken@holytrinitytoronto.org.

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.
bwhitla@holytrinitytoronto.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.

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Sunday Bulletin, January 24, 2010

3nd Sunday
after Epiphany:
Jan 24, 2010

Incumbent: The Rev’d
Sherman  Hesselgrave
Music Director:
Becca Whitla
Coordinator:
Nola Crewe
Celebrant: Jim Ferry
Homilist: Beth Baskin

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
Tel:(416) 598-4521
www.holytrinitytoronto.org
THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY
We gather in our pews for the morning welcome

✜ Welcome

✜ Opening Meditation:     Aria by Edward McDowell
transcribed, Charles Callahan
✜ Opening hymn: “Go Tell it on the Mountain”    #43

✜ Greeting:
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:         Gloria a Dios, gloria a Dios, gloria en los cielos!
Response:      Gloria a Dios, gloria a Dios, gloria en los cielos!

Call:        A Dios la gloria por siempre!
Reponse:    A Dios la gloria por siempre!

Call:        Alleluya, amen!
Response:    Alleluya, amen

Etc…. ✜ Confession:
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: In you, O Lord our God, we find our joy, for through your law and your prophets you formed a people in mercy and freedom, in justice and righteousness. Pour your Spirit on us today, that we who are Christ’s body may bear the good news of your ancient promises to all who seek you. AMEN.

✜ The Hebrew Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Reader: Anne Grasham
after the reading
Reader:     Hear what the Spirit says to God’s people
All:     Thanks be to God

✜Psalm 19    A Hymn, Adapted, Ian Sowton
Chant, Sherman Hesselgrave

THE heavens are sounding the glory of God;
the firmament proclaims its Maker’s handiwork.
2 Each new day has its own eloquence,
and night to night is declaring knowledge.

3 Their soundless voice cannot be heard,
there is no speech, there is nothing spoken,
4 yet their voices go out through all the world,
their silent speaking words to the ends of the earth.

God has set a tent in heaven for the sun, 5 which strides
like a bridegroom from under his wedding canopy
to run its course with the joyful zest of an athlete.
6 Nothing in all the sky hidden from its heat

as it rises at one end of the heavens
and completes its circuit at the other.
7 The law of the Holy One is perfect, restoring the soul;
the testimony of I AM is sure, making simplicity wise;

8 the rightness of God’s precepts rejoices the heart;
the divine commandment is clear, enlightening the eyes;
9 reverence for the Creator is pure and endures forever;
the Eternal’s ordinances are true and altogether just.

10 They are more desirable than gold – even much fine gold –
sweeter, too, than honey and dripping honeycombs.
11 Moreover, they serve as warning to me your servant,
and the keeping of them brings great reward.

12 Cleanse me from all my hidden faults,
for who is able to detect their own unwitting errors?
13 Restrain your servant, too, from prideful thoughts;
do not let them gain the upper hand over me!

Then I shall be accounted blameless,
and innocent of any great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable to you, O God, my rock and my redeemer.

✜ Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a    Reader: Carol Clarke
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):
“Many are the Lightbeams”    #588

✜ Holy Gospel: Luke 4:14-21    Reader: Ryan Blakely
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:    Beth Baskin

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: “Live into Hope”    #699

✜Prayers of the People: In our prayers today, we remember: in the Anglican Cycle: the Anglican Church of Burundi; in the Diocesan Cycle: The Rt Rev Patrick Yu, Area Bishop of York-Scarborough the San Esteban congregation here at Holy Trinity . The community now offers its prayers, both spoken and unspoken. Please keep your prayers brief.

✜ The Great Thanksgiving (see orange book)
Presider: Jim Ferry
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:
“Venez Mon Dieu, Venez”    p. 46, orange book

✜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.

✜ Dismissal

✜ Postlude: Chossn Kalah Mazel Tov    traditional Kelzmer music

Thanks to Jens Gutzmann who played clarinet for us today. Jens is living and working (and playing his clarinet) in Canada for 5 months. His home is Hamburg, Germany.

Please join us after the service at the back of the church for a light lunch.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
January 24, 2010
WEEKLY NOTICES

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:
<alisonkemper@yahoo.co.uk>
◆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.
Services
Sundays
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: craftingmemory@gmail.com
Website: www.craftingmemory.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.
◆Upcoming readings:
January 31 – Epiphany 4: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6 ; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30
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 vivianh@sympatico.ca.  If you have any questions please contact Margot Linken, 416-598-4521ext 222 or mlinken@holytrinitytoronto.org.

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.
bwhitla@holytrinitytoronto.org or 416-598-4521, ex 224

Visitors 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.

Name:

Telephone:

Email:

Request/Comment:

Bulletin – Sunday January 17, 2009

2nd Sunday after Epiphnay: Jan 17, 2010

Incumbent:  The Rev’d   Sherman  Hesselgrave
Music Director: Becca Whitla
Coordinator: Sherman Hesselgrave
Celebrant: Ann Griffin
Homilist: Nancy Whitla

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
Tel:(416) 598-4521
www.holytrinitytoronto.orgTHE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY
We gather in our pews for the morning welcome

✜ Welcome

✜ Opening Meditation

✜ Opening hymn: “All People that on Earth Do Dwell”    #822

✜ Greeting:
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:         Gloria a Dios, gloria a Dios, gloria en los cielos!
Response:      Gloria a Dios, gloria a Dios, gloria en los cielos!

Call:        A Dios la gloria por siempre!
Reponse:    A Dios la gloria por siempre!

Call:        Alleluya, amen!
Response:    Alleluya, amen

Etc…. ✜ Confession:
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 steadfast love, at the wedding in Cana your Son Jesus turned water into wine, delighting al who were there. Transform our hearts by your Spirit, that we may use our varied gifts to show forth the light of your love as one body in Christ. AMEN.

✜ The Hebrew Scripture: Isaiah 62:1-5    Reader: Ian Sowton
after the reading
Reader:     Hear what the Spirit says to God’s people
All:     Thanks be to God

✜Psalm 36:5-10    A Wisdom Psalm, Adapted, Ian Sowton
Chant, Sherman Hesselgrave

YOUR steadfast love, O God, reaches to the heavens
and your faithfulness extends up to the clouds.
6 Your justice rises lofty as great mountain ranges,
your judgments are profound as ocean canyons.

Yahweh, you save people and beasts alike.
7 How precious is your unfailing love, O Holy One!
Everyone may take shelter in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast on the abundance of your house;

you give them drink from the river of your delights.
9 You are the fount of life; it is in your light that we see light.
10 O keep up your steadfast love to those who know you,
and your salvation to all honest-hearted folk!

✜ Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:1-11    Reader: Gail Holland
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):
“Christ, Be Our Host”  – verses 1-3    #465
✜ Holy Gospel: John 2:1-11    Reader: Nola Crewe
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:    Nancy Whitla

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: “All Who Hunger”    #460

✜Prayers of the People: In our prayers today, we remember: in the Anglican Cycle: Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil; in the Diocesan Cycle: the San Esteban congregation here at Holy Trinity . The community now offers its prayers, both spoken and unspoken. Please keep your prayers brief.

✜ The Great Thanksgiving (Prayer # 2, p. 10)
Presider: Ann Griffin
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 Hymn: “Born in the Night”    #95
✜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.

Dismissal
Please join us after the service at the back of the church for a light lunch.

✜ Postlude: Prelude and Fugue in G Major by Buxtehude
Played by John Gardham. John is playing a half hour recital of all Buxtehude on January 31 at St. James Cathedral at 4pm

ANNOUNCEMENTS
January 17, 2010
WEEKLY NOTICES

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:
<alisonkemper@yahoo.co.uk>
◆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.

Services
Sundays
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: craftingmemory@gmail.com
Website: www.craftingmemory.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.
◆Upcoming readings:
January 24 – Epiphany 3: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a;    Luke 4:14-21Visitors 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.

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