A fundraising concert for the church’s new Steinway “B” Concert Grand Piano
featuring William Aide, piano
and Robert Aitken, flute,
performing Romantic repertoire together again for the first time in decades; works by Burton, Schubert/Boehm, Linton-France, Chopin, Debussy, and Meyer-Obersleben.
General admission $25 at the door, or contact (416) 598-4521 ext. 301 or email: email@example.com
All funds raised will go towards installation and ongoing maintenance.
Join us in Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square beside the Toronto Eaton Centre to hear this beautiful instrument come to life!
A group of community leaders and housing activists presented the latest UN report on Canada’s failure to address urgent housing needs at the finance minister’s constituency office yesterday.
“For some time, Canada’s international reputation has been in serious decline and we’ve really gone from being a beacon of human rights globally to a country whose reputation is very much in question,” said University of Toronto senior researcher Emily Paradis, who presented Canada’s record on housing to the UN committee in 2006. “I would certainly hope that this review offers an opportunity for Canada to redeem itself if our new government is serious about its international human rights obligations.”
The 11th edition of the pub party in the old chapel at Holy Trinity is fast approaching. This Saturday night our featured artist will be Kim Cole. A fixture on the Toronto busker scene, Kim is a great singer/songwriter who has released two excellent albums to date. I’ve been a fan of hers for a couple of years and am really excited to have her join us this month. She keeps a low profile online, but you can catch a flavour in this snippet from the subway a couple years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djgMw9Kxx6U
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Continue reading Panter’s Pub 11: A Reconciling Heart, feat. Kim Cole
Echo Women’s Choir 6th Annual Celebration and Fundraiser:
Equal Night a dialogue for the equinox in words and music with Anne Michaels and david sereda – silent auction, nibbles & cash bar
Sunday March 20, 7:30 – 10pm
Church of the Holy Trinity
Tickets $35. General Admission at door ( includes 3 wine samples)
Echo Acknowledges the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council.
Suzanne Rumsey’s sermon
First Sunday in Lent/Valentine’s Day
From “Lullaby,” by the Dixie Chicks
How long do you wanna be loved?
Is forever enough? Is forever enough?
How long do you wanna be loved?
Is forever enough?
‘Cause I’m never ever giving you up.
When Alison asked me to preach on this first Sunday in Lent and this Valentine’s Day, I asked how she might like me to focus my reflections. She wrote the following:
“My hope is that the preacher can talk about the temptations that we experience at HT. Stones into bread. Political power. And the one that I think we seldom identify: our temptation to suicidal behaviours. What are we doing to tempt our own fate? Do we think we have a lock on our survival? As humans, settler Canadians? Anglicans? HT? Do we need to consider our responsibility to use our lives? How does that sound?”
To which I replied:
“Wow, and I thought it was all about the love (kidding)! Okay, I will give this some thought and do my best with the challenge you present.”
Continue reading Notes for a Sermon at Holy Trinity February 14, 2016 by Suzanne Rumsey
Here on March 19th at 7:30 pm and March 20th at 3:00 pm, the Cantemus Singers under the direction of Michael Erdman will present “Sweet Kisses/Baci Soavi”, a concert of Renaissance Italian madrigals on the theme of love, by masters of expression, Marenzio, Gesualdo and Monteverdi. The program also includes motets based on texts from the Song of Solomon, illustrating how sensuous Bible verses were transformed into lush and expressive church music.
Tickets are $20, with free admission for children under 12. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 416-578-6602 to have tickets set aside for pick-up. For additional information about the concert, please contact Michael Erdman at the number above, or visit the choir’s website at www.cantemus.ca
The Treaty People group at Holy Trinity is hosting an Intergenerational Blanket Exercise on February 21 at 2pm using the KAIROS process.
The Blanket Exercise is a visceral way to hear and enter into the history of indigenous peoples and settlers in North America. It provides a starting point for doing the work the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has asked of all Canadians.
This event is aimed at people of all ages in faith communities in downtown Toronto. We invite you to join us for the Blanket Exercise at 2pm, to be followed by an age appropriate circle and discussion.
We will screen a topical film at 1pm for those who find it easier to arrive earlier.
See www.kairosblanketexercise.org to get a better understanding of this experiential workshop.
Let us know you are coming by visiting our Facebook Event.
Please feel free to print and hang our
Blanket Exercise Poster
On February 21 at 10:30am we will reprise a powerful theme from last year: “Freedom”. We’ve been digging the roots of african-american spirituals. We were particularly moved by an interview and song sharing with Joe Carter you can listen to here. I would encourage you to listen, whether you are going to attend this service or not. It is very powerful.
a long walk to freedom
The spirituals were not just songs about god, they carried hopes for literal freedom, secret resistance and, unimpressed with the religion of the masters, a claiming of the person of Jesus for themselves and as a way to reconnect with the high god they had been separated from by the ocean. While some of the language, particularly the word Lord, can be hard for some of us who consider ourselves modern and progressive, entering into the world of the composers and singers of this music was powerful for us and we hope to capture some of that power in our service this month and share it with the whole community.
The music will be mostly traditional spirituals, but we will be using a few more recent songs as well