Have a look at upcoming worship services and some news of the community.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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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
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