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Picnic Church – Sun Jun 22

For the fourth year in a row, we will worship in High Park on Sunday June 22. Once again, the music for the service will be provided by our own Fallen Angles. After the service, we will share a pot-luck lunch and have various picnic games. We will be joined by San Esteban and St. Paul’s Runnymede.

picnic-basketCome ready for a good time, but please dress for the weather and bring a picnic dish to share. Plates, cutlery, cups, and serviettes will also be provided, but you may want to bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on.  Sunny weather is forecast.

This is the only Holy Trinity worship service today. It will take place at Area 26 of High Park at 10:30 AM. Area 26 is in the southeast quadrant of the park, close to the High Park Blvd entrance to the park from Parkside Drive. Google Maps link.

Other ways of getting to the park:

  • take the 506 Carlton streetcar to the end of the line (High Park Loop)
  • take the Bloor Subway to the Keele Station (Keele becomes  Parkside at Bloor) –it’s a bit of a walk, (the 80 Queensway bus does not run on Sunday)
  • there is parking at High Park if you drive
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Long standing member and activist Don Heap remembered

Don, known to the general public as Dan, and Alice were a major force in this city, country, and Holy Trinity for a very long time. We lost Alice two years ago, and yesterday, we honoured Don.

Their son David announced his passing on Facebook thus:

Daniel James Macdonnell Heap (aka “Don” or “Dan”, depending on when & how you knew him; also “dad”). September 24, 1925 – April 26, 2014. Pacifist, socialist, worker-priest, Marxist Anglican, trade-unionist, city councillor, member of parliament, civilly disobedient marcher for human rights. Wearer of red shirts, cyclist, paddler of canoes, singer of songs. Advocate for the homeless, for refugees and for peace (among many other causes). Loving comrade in faith and solidarity of Alice Mildred née Boomhour. ((Great) grand) father of a whole bunch. ¡Presente!”

He was a part of the worker-priest tradition and lived his faith wherever he found himself. Another son, Danny, told the Star on Saturday, “We knew him as an industrial worker who was absolutely committed to figuring out how the working class could find their rightful place in history. You couldn’t untangle the Christianity piece from the socialist piece.” Continue reading

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Sold out for Silver photos

“Sold out for Silver” was the theme of this year’s Ecumenical
Good Friday Walk for Justice, which started and ended with worship at Holy Trinity. Walkers visited
four stations in the downtown core to note modern-day crucifixions including environmental degradation,
human trafficking, unjust trials of refugee claimants and homelessness.

Photo by Josh Harrower
Gathered at Holy Trinity for an Ecumenical Good Friday service. Photo by Josh Harrower.

More photos available on the event Facebook page.

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“Lost Together” with the Fallen Angles

Our band, The Fallen Angles, are playing at the 10:30am service on Sunday, April 27. The theme is “Lost Together”. Lots of music and a mix of ancient and modern stories and poems. Hope you’ll come join us.

FallenAngles_logo1 Holy Trinity is at 19 Trinity Square. Trinity Square is centred between Bay, Dundas, Yonge and Queen, hidden in the canyon of the Eaton Centre and Marriott Hotel.


The Church of the Holy Trinity is a community of people who seek to express their faith through lives of integrity, justice and compassion. We foster lay leadership, include the doubter and the marginalized, and challenge oppression wherever it may be found.

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Holy Week and Easter at Holy Trinity

The empty tomb with garden
The empty tomb with garden

Sunday, April 13  PALM SUNDAY  10:30 AM  (English only); Domingo de Ramos 2:00 PM (en español)
Thursday, April 17 MAUNDY THURSDAY 6:00 PM Supper and Maundy Thursday liturgy (with San Esteban Community)
Friday, April 18  GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY 10:30 AM; 2:00 PM Ecumenical Good Friday Walk for Justice.
Saturday, April 19, GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER  8:00 PM (English only)
Sunday, April 20, EASTER DAY SERVICE 10:30 AM (with San Esteban Community)

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The flowered cross
The Nave, looking down from the western balcony.

Worship Service and Forum Schedule for next six weeks

The following worship services take place on Sunday at 10:30 am in the church.

November 24 Reign of Christ Sunday
December 1 Advent I – Forum to create wreaths
December 8 Advent II – Forum Biblical interpretation challenges

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  •           December 15 Advent III – Forum – responses to challenges
  •           December 22 Advent IV children in worship – Forum

Christmas Eve and Day services:
Tuesday, December 24 7:30 pm Caroling and Tree Trimming with 8:30 pm Worship service with communion – children participate in worship
Wednesday, December 25 10:30 am Worship service with communion

Forums follow the service and include a light lunch. They are a 45 minute discussion on a given topic or in some cases like Advent wreath making an active response to a particular subject.

Regular Sunday worship with communion at 10:30 am on Sunday, December 29 – no children’s program

San Esteban Congregation worships in Spanish every Sunday at 2pm

OASIS – Stories for such a time as this…

 

 

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Do you seek the company of justice-minded people? Would you like to sing, reflect and chat with these people? “Stories for Such a Time as This” is part of the Oasis Series in the Heart of the City – services  of music and prayer to nourish the justice seeking soul. This month our worship will be led by Christian Peacemaker Teams www.cpt.org  with music provided by a guest guitarist and our Holy Trinity  Music Director, John Terauds. Worship is followed by a simple meal for which a donation of $5 will be gladly accepted. We hope you can join us this month or on November 29 when we will gather again  with worship and food to reflect on Advent: the season of waiting in the midst of a culture of doing and buying.

 

Holy Week and Easter at Holy Trinity

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Sunday, March 24 10:30 AM Palm Sunday Service with children’s program
Thursday, March 28 6:00 PM supper & service with children involved
Friday, March 29 10:30 AM service with children’s program
2:00 PM Ecumenical Good Friday Walk http://www.goodfridaywalk.ca/
Saturday, March 30 8:00 PM Great Vigil of Easter Service
Sunday, March 31 10:30 AM Easter Day Service with children participating
Holy Week services are bilingual – led by members & clergy of San Esteban & Holy Trinity

January 25 6pm Oasis Service

Fountain Square photoSings My Soul! Join Jan Plecash and Allison Piercey as they provide musical leadership for an hour of community singing and reflection. Oasis services of music and reflection  take place on the last Friday of the month and provide a space to noursish the justice-seeking soul. The service will be followed by a light supper and opportunity to visit. Mark your calendars for the next service on February 22!

You can find these services in the Church of the Holy Trinity next to the Eaton Centre just south of Dundas between Yonge and Bay streets. Come find a quiet centre in the heart of the city!