2nd Sunday after Epiphnay: Jan 17, 2010
Incumbent: The Rev’d Sherman Hesselgrave
Music Director: Becca Whitla
Coordinator: Sherman Hesselgrave
Celebrant: Ann Griffin
Homilist: Nancy Whitla
Welcome to the Church of the Holy Trinity. We are delighted to have you with us this morning. Holy Trinity is an accessible, active, vibrant, justice-seeking, queer-positive community in the heart of downtown Toronto. 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. All are welcome to share in the Eucharist as they feel comfortable. To help you know Holy Trinity better, and to help you navigate through this service, be sure you have one of the handouts, Welcome to the Church of the Holy Trinity. A special welcome Newcomers!!!! Please fill out the Newcomers Form which will let us know how to reach you.
10 Trinity Square
Tor, Ont, M5G 1B1
www.holytrinitytoronto.orgTHE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY
We gather in our pews for the morning welcome
✜ Opening Meditation
✜ Opening hymn: “All People that on Earth Do Dwell” #822
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.
✜ Peruvian Gloria
Call: Gloria a Dios, gloria a Dios, gloria en los cielos!
Response: Gloria a Dios, gloria a Dios, gloria en los cielos!
Call: A Dios la gloria por siempre!
Reponse: A Dios la gloria por siempre!
Call: Alleluya, amen!
Response: Alleluya, amen
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: O God of steadfast love, at the wedding in Cana your Son Jesus turned water into wine, delighting al who were there. Transform our hearts by your Spirit, that we may use our varied gifts to show forth the light of your love as one body in Christ. AMEN.
✜ The Hebrew Scripture: Isaiah 62:1-5 Reader: Ian Sowton
after the reading
Reader: Hear what the Spirit says to God’s people
All: Thanks be to God
✜Psalm 36:5-10 A Wisdom Psalm, Adapted, Ian Sowton
Chant, Sherman Hesselgrave
YOUR steadfast love, O God, reaches to the heavens
and your faithfulness extends up to the clouds.
6 Your justice rises lofty as great mountain ranges,
your judgments are profound as ocean canyons.
Yahweh, you save people and beasts alike.
7 How precious is your unfailing love, O Holy One!
Everyone may take shelter in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from the river of your delights.
9 You are the fount of life; it is in your light that we see light.
10 O keep up your steadfast love to those who know you,
and your salvation to all honest-hearted folk!
✜ Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:1-11 Reader: Gail Holland
Reader: A Reading from . . .
Reader: Hear what the Spirit says to the Churches
All: Thanks be to God Silence
✜ Hymn (all rise, in body or spirit for the hymn and Gospel):
“Christ, Be Our Host” – verses 1-3 #465
✜ Holy Gospel: John 2:1-11 Reader: Nola Crewe
Reader: May God be with you All: And also with you
Reader: The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Luke
All: Glory to Christ our Saviour
after the reading
Reader: The Gospel of Christ All: Praise to Christ our Saviour
✜ Homily: Nancy Whitla
LITURGY OF THE BREAD AND CUP
We 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 remain seated and, if you wish, communion will be brought to you. Financial offerings will also be received. You may also join the many who give by Pre-authorized Donation; simply request a PAD form from today’s Coordinator.
✜ Offertory Hymn: “All Who Hunger” #460
✜Prayers of the People: In our prayers today, we remember: in the Anglican Cycle: Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil; in the Diocesan Cycle: 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 (Prayer # 2, p. 10)
Presider: Ann Griffin
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.
✜ Communion Hymn: “Born in the Night” #95
✜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.
Please join us after the service at the back of the church for a light lunch.
✜ Postlude: Prelude and Fugue in G Major by Buxtehude
Played by John Gardham. John is playing a half hour recital of all Buxtehude on January 31 at St. James Cathedral at 4pm
January 17, 2010
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:
◆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.
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 Malcolm Savage: 416-421-7248
◆Congregational Care Committee: Contact: Sherman Hesselgrave
◆Property Committee: Contact: Jim Dolmage 416-531-26
Crafting Memory Workshops
Create Your Own Remembrance Cards: Winter 2010
Dates: Monday evenings: February 1,8,15, 22, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $175 (includes four workshops and materials)
Location: Holy Trinity Leaders: Susie Henderson, Joyce Barnett
Description: Every session, we will reflect on loss, learn new craft techniques and work on a personal set of cards to mark our own bereavement journeys. Come and share your stories of bereavement with others who have experienced grief, in a safe and supportive environment. Create your own set of remembrance cards and a unique home-made book. Learn some new paper craft and mixed media techniques. See the Remembrance Card Gallery for examples.
Participants will be invited to bring pictures and embellishments to decorate their cards and to use these artifacts in sharing personal stories of bereavement. No art experience is required and materials are provided. All are welcome. To register or for more information please contact: Joyce Barnett – Phone: 416-698-5183 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
◆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.
January 24 – Epiphany 3: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21Visitors are warmly welcome at Holy Trinity.
If you would like to leave a record of your visit or make a request, please complete this form and place it in the collection plate.