Incumbent: The Rev’d Sherman Hesselgrave
Music Director: Becca Whitla
Coordinators: Marilyn Ferrel and Lee Creal
Guest Homilist: Bradley Mulder
Welcome to the Church of the Holy Trinity. We are delighted to have
you with us this morning. Holy Trinity is an accessible,
justice-seeking, and queer-positive community in the heart of downtown
Toronto. Our services are planned and led by lay people – volunteers
from our community. Communion is celebrated by our Incumbent or one of
our non-stipendiary priests who are members of the community. We try
to use language in our worship which includes us all, and we encourage
the extensive participation of each person in the worship and life of
the Church. At the Peace we move about freely, greeting one another.
During the offertory hymn we will move to create a circle around the
altar for the Prayers of the People and Communion – all are welcome to
share in communion (the Eucharist) as they feel comfortable. Please
fill out the Newcomers Form in the bulletin if you wish to be
contacted. 10 Trinity Square, Tor, M5G 1B1
THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY
Opening Musical Meditation
Hymn (All rise, in body or spirit):
All: May the grace of Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion
of the Holy Spirit be with us all.
The Collect for Purity
All: All loving God to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and
from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by
the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily praise your holy name; through Christ our Saviour. Amen.
Kyrie: Kyrie eleison, Criste eleison, Kyrie eleison.
(Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy
One: For the absolution and remission of our sins and offenses, let us
pray to God. Silence
One: God in your mercy:
All: Hear our prayer.
One: We are a forgiven people: God’s spirit is free among us.
All: Thanks be to God.
The Exchange of Peace
It is our custom to move about to exchange the peace.
One: The Peace of Christ be always with you:
All: And also with you.
Announcements: Members of the community share important news
Prayer after announcements
All: Grant, O God, that in these activities and events we may do your
will with strength, wisdom, and compassion, for the good of your reign
of justice and peace. Amen
PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD
Collect for the Day
One: Let us pray…
All: Most High, your Anointed One offered himself freely as witness
against our violence, our acts of oppression, and our sin. Enlighten
us with true faith and humble obedience that seeks to serve others in
your name. AMEN. Silence
The First Reading: Isaiah 53:4-8 Reader: Chris Lind
Reader: A Reading from…
After the reading
Reader: Hear what the Spirit says to God’s people
All: Thanks be to God
Response to the Reading Please join in on the refrain.
Voices that Challenge
Second Reading: “Addicted Brain” from “Close to Addiction”
by Nancy MacDonald – an outline of Dr. Gabor Mate’s approach. Dr.
Gabor Mate worls at the safe injection site in Vancouver’s downtown
east side. Reader: Carol Clarke
After the reading
Reader: Hear what the Spirit says to the Churches
All: Thanks be to God
Hymn: “Voices that Challenge” (see refrain on previous page)
The collection will be received during the singing of this hymn.
All rise, in body or spirit for the hymn and Gospel.
Holy Gospel: Matthew 25:34-41 Reader: Len Desroches
Reader: May God be with you
All: And also with you
Reader: The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to…
All: Glory to Christ our Saviour
After the reading
Reader: The Gospel of Christ
All: Praise to Christ our Saviour Silence
Homily Bradley Mulder
LITURGY OF THE BREAD AND CUP
We will gather in a circle around the altar to share the gifts of
bread and wine and other offerings, the symbols of our common life.
All are welcome. You may also stay seated and , if you wish, communion
will be brought to you.
Offertory Hymn: “Jesus Christ is Waiting”
©1988 WGRG, Iona Community, tune: Noel Nouvelet
Jesus Christ is waiting, waiting in the streets;
No one is his neighbour, all alone he eats.
Listen, O Jesus, I am lonely too.
Make me, friend or stranger, fit to wait on you
Jesus Christ is raging, raging in the streets,
Where injustice spirals and real hope retreats.
Listen, O Jesus, I am angry too.
In the Kingdom’s causes let me rage with you.
Jesus Christ is healing, healing in the streets;
Curing those who suffer, touching those he greets.
Listen, O Jesus, I have pity too.
Let my care be active, healing just like you.
Jesus Christ is dancing, dancing in the streets,
Where each sign of hatred, He, with love, defeats.
Listen, O Jesus, I should triumph too.
On suspicion’s graveyard let me dance with you.
Jesus Christ is calling, calling in the streets,
“Who will join my journey? I will guide their feet.”
Listen, O Jesus, Let my fears be few.
Walk one step before me; I will follow you.
Prayers of the People: In our prayers today, we remember: in the
Anglican Cycle: The Gulf, Pakistan; and in the Diocesan Cycle: Durham
and Northumberland Deanery and the San Esteban congregation here at
Holy Trinity. The community now offers its prayers, both spoken and
unspoken. Please keep your prayers brief.
The Great Thanksgiving
Please do not dip the bread into the wine. The bread and wine will be
passed around the circle, but if you prefer you may receive at the
gluten-free station at the altar.
God is Passionate Life, p. 45 in the green book
Glory to God: Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do
infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God, from
generation to generation, in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever
and ever. AMEN.
Dismissal: p. 36 in the green booklet
Please join us after the service for soup at the back of the church.
This is an opportunity to engage in conversation
with our guest homilist.
Parish Vestry Weekend Countdown
In two weeks, Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25, as many of us as
possible will gather to discuss what we want for our community in the
future. The Planning Team has been asking over the summer, ‘what is
the one question that, if we could answer it, would make the most
difference to our life together?’
Lunch will be provided both days, and there will be a Children’s
Program. Sign up today in church or call the office at 416-598-4521
x222. Please plan to be there, to make sure your voice and wishes for
the future of Holy Trinity are heard.
Planning Team: Chris Lind, Nola Crewe, Sue Crowe Connolly, Nancy
Whitla, Carole Clark, Jean Robinson, or Sherman Hesselgrave.
The Holy Trinity Choir will be meeting on Thursday evenings from Oct
29 – Dec.5, between 7 and 8:30 p.m. All welcome.
Upcoming readings: Oct 25: Job 42:1-6, 10-17 or Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm
34:1-8, (19-22) or Psalm 126; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52
Nov 1 (All Saints): Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9 or Isaiah 25:6-9;
Psalm 24; Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44
Visitors are warmly welcome at Holy Trinity.