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
THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY
We gather in our pews for the morning 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
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….
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.
February 14, 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
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.
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: 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.
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
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.