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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Church Youth Coordinator
The Church of the Holy Trinity is a progressive, social justice oriented Anglican Church located right next to the Eaton Centre. The parish is looking for a Youth Coordinator to work with its small but energetic group of young people.
Create an activity-based curriculum for engaging the existing youth, and developing it into a youth-centred program that will attract other “tweens” and teens to join in.
Facilitate meetings during the church service time, and after church (1-2 hours) during some Sundays. On the Sundays of “intergenerational services” preparing (as full as possible) participation of the youth; building towards longer once a month youth programming, possibly on Saturday afternoons.
Consult with parents and members of the Worship Committee to develop the program, focusing on the ideas of the youth themselves
Focus on engaging and meeting the youth “where they’re at” while supporting them to make connections to faith and spirituality, as they understand it, as well as to the life of the church community. This would entail being less focused on content, and more on engagement and facilitation.
Meet regularly with parents and interested parishioners, and be open to spontaneous consultations with parents. Supervision provided by parish priest.
Be accountable for the youth program’s budget and materials
Capacity to reflect theologically, yet relating to youth who don’t necessarily speak or think theologically
Faith based commitment to social justice
Experience working with youth
The Youth Coordinator is a part time (4 hours/week) position from January 1-June 30, 2017 with the possibility of renewal the following school year, September 2017—June 30, 2018. Compensation is $20.00/hour.
Anglican Diocese of Toronto policy and Provincial law requires a Vulnerable Persons Criminal Records check before we can confirm an appointment to this position.
Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and resume to: ht@holytrinitytoronto by November 30, 2016 or addressed to the Rev. Sherman Hesselgrave; 10 Trinity Square, Toronto, ON M5G 1B1.
Have a look at upcoming worship services and some news of the community.
In Touch Fall 2016
The Coroner has released the body of Jan Plecash and has determined that there was “no anatomical cause” for her death. Other than that we know nothing. A cremation has been arranged by the Morley-Bedford funeral home and her ashes will be sent after the funeral to British Columbia to
be in the care of her father, Lorne Plecash. Julian Knight and Jan’s brother, Guy Plecash have been in Toronto to help with the arrangements.
The Funeral for JAN PLECASH will be held at the Church of the Holy
Trinity, 10 Trinity Square Toronto (phone: 416-598-4521) on Saturday August 6 at 11 a.m.
Parking is available in the Bell Underground parking lot (entrance off
Bay street, south of Dundas, just south of the avenue of trees off Bay
Street leading to the Church). The cost is $6.00 for the day.
Please let others know about these details if you are able.
Best wishes to all of Jan’s friends and family, and to all the extended
Holy Trinity family in this loss.
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
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
You are invited to join us for the whole Easter Story or just what speaks to your soul.
- Sunday, March 20 10:30 AM Palm Sunday Service with the procession of Palms – separate program for youth and children
- Thursday, March 24 6:00 PM Maundy Thursday with service, supper that involves youth, children, and the San Esteban (Spanish speaking) community. A family sleepover follows
- Friday, March 25 10:30 AM Solemn Good Friday Liturgy with Choral Music. Program provided for young people.
- Friday, March 25 2:00 PM Ecumenical Good Friday Walk for Justice theme this year is “I thirst…” This year the walk will begin at Lake Ontario and proceed up Bay Street to Holy Trinity. Details on the EGFW website
- Saturday, March 26 8:00 PM The Great Vigil of Easter This service includes Biblical readings, the lighting of the Paschal Fire and a service of light, remembering our baptismal vows, and the First Eucharist of Easter. Young people and families are active in the leadership of the service.
- Sunday, March 27 10:30 AM Easter Eucharist with an all ages present. We will flower the cross and share the Eucharist followed by a celebratory lunch and Easter Egg Hunt. We will use both English and Spanish in this service.
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