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Holy Week at Holy Trinity

You are invited to join us for the whole Easter Story or just what speaks to your soul.

Services:

  • 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.

a long walk to freedom

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

Feast – reflecting on community and intimacy

Our liturgy this morning was on the theme of feast. I am including the reflection I shared, in both text and video forms as well as the bulletin which has most of the service text. There are a few bits missing from the bulletin, but the most exciting bit was that the Fallen Angles played “Changes” by David Bowie as a Postlude and tribute. Thanks to everyone who sang and danced along. Continue reading Feast – reflecting on community and intimacy

Sunday Mornings at Holy Trinity

We worship together every Sunday at 10:30 AM

The service includes:

  • Readings, not always exclusively Biblical
  • Music on organ, piano, and sometimes with a live band
  • Prayers, spoken and sung
  • A time of sharing community news and holding that news up in prayer
  • Eucharist, sometimes known as communion or Lord’s Supper

During the service separate programming is offered for younger people. It explores themes of Social Justice, Faith Formation, Biblical Stories and the participants questions.

Sometimes the service is followed by a Forum. This is an opportunity for conversation and education on a specific topic. The 2016 schedule is still under development.

Upcoming Sundays look like this:

Breakfast at 8:00 AM, Bible Study 9:00 AM, Worship 10:30 AM

  • February 7 – Transfiguration Sunday, followed by Pancake lunch. Faith Formation for young people with Merylie Houston
  • February 14 – Lent I
  • February 21 – Lent II Worship with Fallen Angles band and Faith Formation for young people with Merylie Houston
  • February 28 – Lent III
  • March 6 – Lent IV
  • March 13 – Lent V
  • March 20 – Palm Sunday

Christmas Eve & Day Services

Church of the Holy Trinity is excited to welcome you to our festive services next week.

December 24: Christmas Eve (Thursday)
7:45 PM Cider and Caroling
8:30 PM Festive Bi-lingual Eucharist with San Esteban Community

December 25: Christmas Day (Friday)
10:30 AM Eucharist with Carols

December 27: Sunday after Christmas
Lessons and Carols with Eucharist

There will be no children’s program at any of these services. However there will be materials for the children to use either in the pew or in child friendly space laid out for them.

The Spanish Speaking Congregation of San Esteban worships every Sunday at 2 PM. Visit them on Facebook.

Advent every Sunday including December 20th

advent wreathAdvent Sundays at 10:30 AM

December 20: Advent IV  Song of Mary with the Fallen Angles Band – children actively integrated into worship.

 

December 24: Christmas Eve
7:45 PM Cider and Caroling
8:30 PM Festive Bi-lingual Eucharist with San Esteban Community

December 25: Christmas Day
10:30 AM Eucharist with Carols

December 27: Sunday after Christmas
10:30 AM Lessons and Carols with Eucharist

The Spanish Speaking Congregation of San Esteban worships every Sunday at 2 PM during Advent in the Community Room in #10 Trinity Square. Visit them on Facebook.

Anglican Nuns

SSJD-community-photo-Nov2014cYes, we have two Anglican orders of religious women in Canada; the Community of the Sisters of the Church and the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine. This latter order(pictured above) recently sent us their newsletter and a calendar of upcoming events.

Food for the SOUL 2015 to 2016 offers one day reflective events and longer weekend events like Listen to Your life a weekend event led by our own Sherman Hesselgrave. Some of the events are more action oriented like a writers workshop with Kathleen Norris.

You can also choose to simply retreat for the day or days on your own or seek the guidance of a sister. They are happy to host you in the guesthouse and you can discover more here. They also welcome people to join them in their regular worship.

The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine is a contemporary expression of the religious life for women within the Anglican Church of Canada. Nurtured by our founding vision of prayer, community and ministry, we are open and responsive to the needs of the church and the contemporary world, continually seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our life and ministry.

This community is one of several spiritual resources that we have close to home and will be looking at ways to share and highlight these communities in the coming months.

Lammas Day – Aug 1

wheat

Lammas Day is a traditional festival giving thanks for the beginning of harvest. Historically there was a custom of bringing a freshly baked loaf of bread to church and in some traditions the loaf was broken and left in the four corners of the barn to protect the grain.

St. Stephen in the Fields will celebrate Lammas Day this Saturday at 7 PM behind the Scadding Court Community Centre at Dundas and Bathurst.

Together,we bless the produce of the community garden, and bread freshly baked in the park’s wood-fired oven. We remember that even in the city we depend on the goodness of the natural world, and we celebrate the nurture, growth and richness of urban agriculture and food production. The service will be followed by a potluck; please bring food to share if you can.

Read more in this article about a previous St Stephen’s in the Fields celebration.