Category Archives: Worship Services

Bicycle Blessing & Doors Open this Sunday, May 24th

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The church will be open at noon as part of Great Gulf Doors Open Toronto.  We will  be holding a Bicycle Blessing at 12:30 PM outside the west doors of the church. This year’s theme is Recreation, Sport, & Leisure. We invite you to visit the church, enjoy some time of re-creation for your soul and celebrate the spirituality of physical movement and the history of this place. There will be music:

  • 12:00 – 12:20 Fallen Angles play
  • 12:30 – 12:50 Ian G playing and demonstrating organ
  • 1:00 – 1:20 Michael S & Marty duo
  • 1:20 – 2:15 Penthelia Singers will perform a 45 minutes concert of selections from our spring concert, “Music of the Americas
  • 2:20 – 4:30 organ played and demonstrated

May 24, Worship: The Spirit’s Fire – Decolonizing Our Hearts

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 “The Spirit’s Fire – Decolonizing Our Hearts”. We’ll be engaging with the Spirit’s call to compassion and action. We’ll sing, reflect and plant a heart garden in remembrance of the children who attended the Indian Residential Schools.

We’ll be joined by local singer-songwriter, Lynn Harrison.

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Palm Sunday – Disrupting Empire

fist-palm3The story of Palm Sunday is a story of theatrical resistance: a usurping of entrenched authority. The procession into Jerusalem parodied the imperial triumphus of the roman occupiers and even that of earlier Jewish kings. Christ’s entry into Jerusalem claimed the imagery of power and turned it on its head–a donkey, not a war horse; children, beggars, parents and labourers, not an army and priests.  His entry proclaimed not imperial power, but a new realm of peace: a place where what matters are not the powers, but the people and the land itself.

Join Fallen Angles and the whole community of Holy Trinity as we consider Christ’s disruptive power in the face of empire, both then and now, in story, movement and song.

March 29 at 10:30am

San Esteban Anniversary Sun at 3pm

SanEstebanLogoFINALaHoly 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.
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P.S.   The Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.