At 5pm today all are invited to gather at the SW corner of Yonge and Dundas to mourn the death of the man who died there last night of hypothermia and cardiac arrest. City warming shelters were not open and the regular shelters are full.
Holy Trinity folks are invited to join with the congregation of San Esteban at 3 p.m. this coming Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of their congregation sharing space at Holy Trinity.
Bishop Philip Poole will be on hand. (The congregation first started worshiping at St. Stephen-in-the-Fields parish on College Street, and have continued as part of a different episcopal area from us.)
For those newer to HT, the two congregations signed an agreement entitled ‘En Amistad’ (In Friendship) when we entered into this
relationship 10 years ago. Sara Boyles was instrumental in bringing this about. Nancy Whitla, Sherman and I sit on the steering committee, along with Irma Romero, Carmen Garcia and Fr Maurice Francois.
In case you want to know more about St Stephen, the church’s first martyr, there are two whole chapters about him -Acts 6 and 7.
He was the first named of seven deacons appointed to see to the fair distribution of food in the community, because the widows were being neglected. He also stuck his neck out with the religious authorities, hence the martyrdom.
P.S. The Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.
Keepers of the Water: A Vigil of Lament and Celebration
Church of The Holy Trinity
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Presiding, Bishop Mark MacDonald
We won’t save a place we don’t love;
we can’t love a place we don’t know;
and we can’t know a place we haven’t learned.
- Ched Myers
Advent Services 10:30 AM Sundays December 7, 14, & 21.
On Advent Sundays from 9:00 to 9:30 AM there is a Bible Study on Gender Justice, using a resource from the Church of Ireland.
December 14, Advent III will be an interactive service for people of all ages. with musical leadership from the band Fallen Angles. December 7 & 21 will have separate programming for children. Toddlers are welcome to be in the sanctuary with family and can use our carpet and toys as they wish.
During Advent come to one of 12 performances of The Christmas Story. It is a great tradition to start or continue beginning December 5th. Tickets can be reserved on the right sidebar.
Wed, Dec 24, Christmas Eve 7:30 PM Mulled Cider and Caroling 8:30 Festival Eucharist with Traditional and Contemporary Music
Thurs, Dec 25 Christmas Day 10:30 AM Eucharist with Carols
Sunday December 28 10:30 AM Eucharist with Readings and Carols
Sunday, January 4 10:30 AM Epiphany Sunday
Surviving Huronia: An art show about the Huronia Regional Centre by survivors and their allies on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 6:30-9:00PM
Marie Slark and Patricia Seth will deliver words of welcome and opening remarks at 7 PM. The will speak to their experience of surviving the Huronia Regional Centre, reflect on the class action settlement, and speak to the question, ‘how can art help to bring justice for survivors of Huronia?’
Surviving Huronia is an event that tells the story of the experience of Huronia through first-hand accounts by some of the people who survived it. Continue reading Surviving Huronia Art Show December 2, 2014
On November 22, we will be visiting together 5 local places that are responding to homelessness/housing needs in their neighbourhoods. This could be good for parishes looking for inspiration/direction regarding outreach initiatives, for individuals wanting to get involved in local outreach, or for people just interested in learning more about housing and homelessness in Toronto. We will have mutliple leaders from each congregation present (people with lived experience, priests, coordinators, etc.) and will journey by bus through the city, from 8am-3:30pm that day.
The costs are all covered by the Anglican National Church office, lunch and transit are included. But registration is needed!
Once a month our worship service is led by our local band Fallen Angles in a pop vein. The service is always thematic and uses contemporary music, both popular and liturgical. We strive for an integrated experience that affects everyone who comes.
This month our theme is Solidarity. We’ll be singing songs and hearing words of hope and protest. Join us and be moved to action.