All are welcome to join us on Wednesday, January 11 at 7 PM for this moving reflective service.
Organized by Toronto Urban Native Ministry, the Diocese of Toronto Creation Matters committee, and the Church of the Holy Trinity, this service incorporates Indigenous and Christian traditions around the blessing of water and valuing of its role in God’s creation.
Bishop-elect Riscylla Walsh Shaw will preside.
Ordination of Michael Shapcott to the Diaconate
Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto, December 4, 2016
A Sermon by Maylanne Maybee
How glad I am on this Advent evening to be in this hopeful place with this prophetic company of people – gathered to remember the Human One, Jesus the Christ, in the breaking of bread, to commemorate Nicholas Ferrar, deacon, gathered to ordain our friend Michael to the diaconate in the laying on of hands, gathered to be nurtured and sent forth as agents of God’s transforming justice.
How glad I am to celebrate this evening with Michael and with so many others! I’ve known Michael off and on over the years. We have followed parallel and sometimes intersecting paths in the cause of housing for those who face homelessness. I was delighted when I first heard he was discerning a call to the diaconate, delighted to see him at General Synod this summer, delighted to be invited to be your homilist this evening on this wonderful occasion.
Continue reading Sermon for Ordination of Michael Shapcott to the Diaconate December 4
This Sunday, December 18 Advent IV 10:30 AM – Inter-generational worship with interactive reflection
Saturday, December 24 Christmas Eve 8:30 PM Service with some Spanish language elements 7:30 refreshments with 8:00 caroling
Sunday, December 25 Christmas Day 10:30 AM
Sunday, December 1 New Years Day Lessons and Carols
10:30 AM Worship service including Eucharist/Communion prepared by The Holy Trinity Refugee Committee
and the Sidra Project
Including an immersive experience viewing the short film
Clouds over Sidra
using virtual reality technology.
After the service you will be invited to engage in a dialogue
About the Sidra experience, the global refugee crisis and hear about
the work of our refugee committee.
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Homelessness is a year round condition for many of our city’s residents. Come and remember those who have died and talk about how we are working for change.
On Tuesday, July 12 we added a John Doe who died on June 17. A man who is reported as being homeless by the Toronto Sun was shot and killed by the Toronto Police after being tasered at around 9am, June 17. Here are 2 articles about the incident. No names have been released.
Visit the Toronto Homeless Memorial page and see the full list of people we remember every month.
Make your voice heard on a new national housing strategy by visiting the Federal Government input page Let’s Talk Housing.
Joins us for Pride Part II this Sunday at 10:30 AM. A reprise of the True Colours and Pulse by Melissa Ethridge will be performed along with some repeated readings. New music will be there and our musician will be William Aide.
To be a Proud Anglican visit their Facebook page.
Last week’s bulletin can be found here: HT bulletin Sun Jun 26 6th Pent & Pride
Our guest homilist on Pride Sunday at HT (June 26) will be MPP Cheri DiNovo, long-time activist for LGBTQ rights and an ordained United Church minister. Named by NOW readers in 2015 as Best MPP.
From her official bio:
Cheri has been a 40+ year activist for LGBTQ issues. She was the only woman in Canada to sign the ‘We Demand’ statement in 1971—the first demand for gay rights on Parliament Hill. In 2012, Cheri succeeded in getting Toby’s Act passed, an amendment to the Ontario Human Rights Code to include gender identity and gender expression–the first of its kind in North America.
Continue reading Pride Sunday with MPP Cheri DiNovo – June 26
SERVICE – PICNIC
Sunday, June 19, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Area 26 in High Park (directions below)
Join us and invite your friends!
Service: 11:00 AM in Area 26 at High Park, this is the only service on June 19. Sherman will coordinate a team to provide a bilingual expression of worship that includes all ages.
Picnic: The parishes of San Esteban and St. Paul’s will be joining us. The three communities will be provide: BBQ’s, beverages, hamburgers & veggie burgers along with meat & veggie hotdogs.
Please bring a picnic side dish to share with a serving utensil. Plates, napkins, & cutlery will be provided. You may want to bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on.
Continue reading Picnic This Sunday – NO SERVICE AT CHURCH
Maundy Thursday with Beth and Bill
Good Friday Ecumenical Walk fills the church
Holy Saturday with the Easter Vigil & new fire
Celebrating in worship with dance