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Disrupting Empire – service text

PDF: HT bulletin Mar 29 Palm Sunday 4

While empire in Jesus’ time consisted of distinct forms of oppression including military occupation, violence, unjust taxation, and slavery, … we have to look deeper and wider to put a recognizable face on empire. … As stated in To Seek Justice and Resist Evil, contemporary “empire is not dominated by any single state but by a network of powerful economic interests held together by the ideology of neoliberalism,” and furthermore, is a system in which most of us play some role, wittingly or unwittingly.
Living Faithfully in the Midst of Empire, United Church of Canada, 2006

Territorial Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we gather upon the traditional territories of the Mississauga Anishaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Wendat Indigenous Peoples, the original nations of this land, who continue to cry out for justice.

prelude – Entry of the Kings

Opening – Prepare ye the way of the lord

Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem was not a simple act of obedience to God, following some preordained path to destruction and ancient prophesy. It was a radical challenge to an Empire that could not be physically resisted. It was a powerful act of political theatre and call to revolutionary change that still reverberates today. Unfortunately, empire continues to dominate our lives.
Let us prepare ourselves to join Christ’s parade into Jerusalem by first asking each other for forgiveness. Continue reading Disrupting Empire – service text

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

Lenten Newsletter complete with service schedule

Here is the Holy Trinity Newsletter (Yes, this is a link)
This is something we hope to do on a regular basis, with the next one planned just before Easter. As you experience life at Holy Trinity please take pictures, write stories, etc. to share with all of us. If you do not make it to Holy Trinity in person, but have news or reflections to share you are welcome to do so as well. All submissions should be sent tobbaskin@holytrinitytoronto.org by March 18th.
Thanks for helping us improve communications amongst our community!

Advent and Christmas at Holy Trinity

Advent Services 10:30 AM Sundays December 7, 14, & 21.

On Advent Sundays from 9:00 to 9:30 AM there is a Bible Study on Gender Justice, using a resource from the Church of Ireland.

December 14, Advent III will be an interactive service for people of all ages. with musical leadership from the band Fallen Angles. December 7 & 21 will have separate programming for children. Toddlers are welcome to be  in the sanctuary with family and can use our carpet and toys as they wish.

During Advent come to one of 12 performances of The Christmas Story. It is a great tradition to start or continue beginning December 5th. Tickets can be reserved on the right sidebar.

Wed, Dec 24, Christmas Eve 7:30 PM Mulled Cider and Caroling      8:30 Festival Eucharist with Traditional and Contemporary Music

Thurs, Dec 25 Christmas Day 10:30 AM Eucharist with Carols

Sunday December 28 10:30 AM Eucharist with Readings and Carols

Sunday, January 4 10:30 AM  Epiphany Sunday

Solidarity – Fallen Angles Nov 23

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 Solidarity. We’ll be singing songs and hearing words of hope and protest. Join us and be moved to action.

Fallen Angles, Sep 2014