Bulletin – Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nov 22, 2009
Reign of Christ
& St. Cecilia Day

Incumbent:
The Rev’d Sherman Hesselgrave
Music Director: Becca Whitla
Celebrant: Ann Griffen
Homily: Gwenlyn SetterfieldCoordinator: Nancy Whitla
Sunday School: Jennifer Canning

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, Ont, M5G 1B1
Tel:(416) 598-4521
email: ht@holytrinitytoronto.org
www.holytrinitytoronto.orgTHE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY
✜ Welcome
✜ Opening Meditation: Plein Jeu from Suite du deuxième ton
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676  – 1749)

✜ Hymn (All rise, in body or spirit): For the Music of Creation
words: Shirley Erena Murray, 1988, tune: Beach Spring
1. For the music of creation, for the song your Spirit sings,
for your sound’s divine expression, burst of joy in living things:
God, our God, the world’s composer, hear us, echoes of your voice;
music is your art, your glory, let the human heart rejoice!

2. Psalms and symphonies exalt you, drum and trumpet, strings and reed,
simple melodies acclaim you, tunes that rise from deepest need,
hymns of longing and belonging, carols from a cheerful throat,
lilt of lullaby and love song catching heaven in a note.

3. All the voices of the ages in transcendent chorus meet,
worship lifting up the senses, hands that praise, and dancing feet;
over discord and division music speaks your joy and peace,
harmony of earth and heaven, song of God that cannot cease.

✜ Greeting:
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 eleison, Criste eleison, Kyrie eleison
(Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy)

✜ Confession:
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. Please be mindful that it is flu season. Concerns about flu mean some people are uncomfortable shaking hands and/or hugging.  A smile and nod, or the sign of peace “V” are other suggested alternatives.
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:      Let us pray…             Silence
All: Most High God, majestic and almighty, our beginning and our end: rule in our hearts and guide us to be faithful in our daily actions, worshipping the one who comes as Saviour and Sovereign, and who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen.

✜ The Hebrew Scripture: Daniel: 7:9-10, 13-14
Reader: Jim Ferry

A Reading from the Book of . . .
Reader: Hear what the Spirit     says to God’s people
All:       Thanks be to God        Silence

Ode to Saint Cecilia

In a garden shady this holy lady
With reverent cadence and subtle psalm,
Like a black swan as death came on
Poured forth her song in perfect calm:
Hallelujah …

And by ocean’s margin this innocent virgin
Constructed an organ to en-large her prayer,
And notes tremendous from her great engine
Thundered out on the Roman air.
Hallelujah …

Blonde Aphrodite rose up ex-cited,
Moved to delight by the melody,
White as an orchid she rode quite naked
In an oyster shell on top of the sea;
Hallelujah …

At sounds so entrancing the angels dancing
Came out of their trance into time again,
And around the wicked in Hell’s abysses
The huge flame flickered and eased their pain.
Hallelujah …

Blessed Cecilia, appear in visions
To all musicians, appear and inspire:
Translated Daughter, come down and startle
Composing mortals with im-mortal fire.
Hallelujah …

✜ Epistle: Revelation 1:4b-8    Reader: Ian Sowton

Reader:      A Reading from . . .
Reader:      Hear what the Spirit says to the Churches
All:         Thanks be to God        Silence

✜ Gradual Hymn: The collection will be received during the singing of this hymn. All rise, in body or spirit for the hymn and Gospel.

My Life Goes on in Endless Song
Robert S Lowry
with adaptations to verse 3 by Doris Plenn and Don Heap

1.  My life goes on in endless song above earth’s lamentation;
I hear the real though far-off hymn that hails a new creation.
Through all the tumult and the strife I hear that music ringing;
It sounds an echo in my soul– how can I keep from singing?

2.  What though the tempest loudly roars– I hear the Truth, it liveth!
What though the darkness round me close– songs in the night it giveth!
No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that rock I’m clinging;
since Love is Lord of heaven and earth – how can I keep from singing?

3.  When men and women conquer fear, the prison gates wide swinging,
when friends rejoice both far and near, how can I keep from singing?
In prison cell and dungeon vile our thoughts to them are winging;
when friends by shame are undefiled – how can I keep from singing?

✜ Holy Gospel: John 18: 33-37    Reader:  Anna Dohler
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:    Gwenlyn SetterfieldLITURGY 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: Living Justice

1.  Let streams of living justice flow down upon the earth;
Give freedom’s light to captives, let all the poor have worth.
The hungry’s hands are pleading, the workers claim their rights,
The mourners long for laughter, the blinded seek for sight.
Make liberty a  beacon, strike down the iron pow’r,
Abolish ancient vengeance: proclaim Your people’s hour.

2.  The dreaded disappearance of family and friend;
The torture and the silence: the fear that knows no end;
The mother with her candle, the child who holds a gun.
The old one nursing hatred: all seek release to come.
Each candle burns for freedom; each lights the tyrant’s fall;
Each flower placed for martyrs gives tongue to silenced call.

3.  For healing of the nations for peace that will not end,
For love that makes us lovers, God grant us grace to mend.
Weave our varied gifts together; knit our lives as they are spun;
On Your loom of time enroll us till our thread of life is run.
O great Weaver of our fabric, bind Church and world in one;
Dye our texture with Your radiance, light our colours with Your sun.

4.  Your city’s built to music; we are the stones you seek;
Your harmony is language: we are the words you speak.
Our faith we find in service, our hope in other’s dreams.
Our love in hand of neighbour: our homeland brightly gleams.
Inscribe our hearts with justice; Your way, the path untried;
Your truth, the heart of stranger, Your life the Crucified.
words: William Whitla, 1989, Music:  Gustav Holst, 1921

✜Prayers of the People: In our prayers today, we remember: in the Anglican Cycle:Wau (Sudan); in the Diocesan Cycle, ROC Women’s Emergency Transition Centre (FaithWorks) 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 (in the green book)
Presider: Ann Griffen
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.

✜The Saviour’s Prayer O God, our Mother and Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your reign come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the realm, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. AMEN.

✜Communion Anthem:

✜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.

✜Closing Song: Sir Duke    Stevie Wonder
Please join in as you are comfortable either by singing or dancing!

Music is a world within itself with a language we all understand
With an equal opportunity for all to sing, dance and clap their hands
But just because a record has a groove don’t make it in the groove
But you can tell right away at letter A when the people start to move

They can feel it all over: they can feel it all over – people
They can feel it all over: they can feel it all over – people

Music knows it is and always will be one of the things that life just won’t quit
But here are some of music’s pioneers hat time will not allow us to forget
For there’s Basie, Miller, Sachimo and the king of all Sir Duke
And with a voice like Ella’s ringing out there’s no way the band can lose

You can feel it all over: you can feel it all over – people
You can feel it all over: you can feel it all over – people

✜Dismissal:    p. 36 in the green booklet

Please join us after the service at the back of the church for a light lunch.

A Toronto tradition since 1938. Professional musicians and a volunteer cast present this charming hour-long nativity pageant.
December 4 – 6, 11-13, 18-20

Friday and Saturday evenings, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday matinees, 4:30 p.m.
Suggested donation: $15 adults, $5 children.
Call 416-598-8979 to reserve. The Church is wheelchair accessible.
American Sign Language interpretation Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 13th at 4:30 pm.
www.holytrinitytoronto.org
email: christmasstory@holytrinitytoronto

ANNOUNCEMENTS
November 22, 2009
WEEKLY NOTICES

Please note: On Sunday mornings, if you have any concerns related to personal safety, please speak with our Incumbent Sherman Hesselgrave, Nola Crewe, our curate or the caretaker on duty.

◆Assistive Hearing Devices are available at the rear of the church. This is an infrared system which works best if you face towards the front of the church.
◆Please help us keep tidy by picking up bulletins and hymn books after the service and returning them to the carts at the entrances of the church. Thanks
◆Prayers: Please feel free to light a candle at the chancel steps, or phone Sherman Hesselgrave with your special prayer requests.
◆Join Holy Trinity’s e-mail list! Contact Alison Kemper at:
<alisonkempe@yahoo.co.uk>
◆Scent Free Zone: Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, after-shave and highly scented personal hygiene products.
◆Personal Belongings should be kept with you at all times. Sadly we cannot ensure their safety.
Members, please help newcomers and visitors keep track of their belongings.    Services
Sundays
10:30 – festive contemporary Eucharist in inclusive language with music
2:00 – San Esteban misa en español – Spanish service with the community of San Esteban.
Wednesdays at 12:15pm brief spoken Eucharist with informal discussion of the day’s readings
Parish Groups and Committees
◆Worship Committee: Contact: Lee Creal: 416-466-4216
◆Refugee Committee: Contact Gail Holland 905-427-9668
◆Congregational Care Committee: Contact: Sherman Hesselgrave
◆Property Committee: Contact: Jim Dolmage 416-531-26
Parish Activities and Announcements:
◆The Homeless Memorial is on the second Tuesday of every month at 12:00 outside the south doors of the church.
◆Advent Wreaths: The new year is coming: please return your advent wreath frame  to Jennifer, Joyce or Merylie.
◆Please help keep our space looking sharp!!
If your committee has a meeting or you are using the space for something else, please leave the space as it was when you started.
Thank you very much.
◆Upcoming readings:
Advent 1: Nov 29:Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36
Advent 2: December 6: Malachi 3:1-4 or Baruch 5:1-9; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6
Advent 3: December 13: Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18
Advent 4: December 20: Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 80:1-7; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)

Back to Church Sunday at Holy Trinity —  November 29, 2009

Back to Church Sunday started in England in 2004 and has spread around the world, bringing thousands of people back to church. The Anglican Diocese of Toronto designated Sunday, September 27, 2009 as Back to Church Sunday and it was a great success with many stories on the front page and elsewhere in the current November issue of The Anglican.

Holy Trinity is designating Sunday, November 29, 2009 as our Back to Church Sunday, and you are encouraged to invite a relative, friend or a member of HT who hasn’t been attending to join us on that Sunday. If the answer is yes, they stay with them during the service and coffee hour.

Let’s make this a hospitable and welcoming event!