Dear Holy Trinity Members, Visitors and Volunteers,
As you know, these are uncertain times. We are having frequent discussions and check-ins among parish leaders. We are making decisions and then having to re-visit them. In all of this we are mindful of the presented risks and of the effects on those who depend on us.
Our original service plan didn’t seem to quite fit the sudden format change or the people who now found themselves leading our first Disparate Gathering of the Community. The result was delightful, if somewhat improvised. Not everyone was able to join us, so here it is. Seems like the audio for the musical parts is a little dodgy. Sorry about that. I’ll see what I can figure out for next time.
It’s important to remember: church doesn’t close. Ever.
We may need to temporarily stop our face-to-face, full-on-peace-passing, communion-by-intinction, and offering-of-the-plates, but the church – the body of Christ – is a 24/7/365 reality.
It’s lived, around the world, and in our homes; it acts, when our hearts reach out; it keeps going, wherever there is one disciple of Jesus, or two, or three – living the Way we’ve been taught.
And, with Paul, I’d like to remind you there is nothing – there is NOTHING – not a single thing – not in the sky above, or the earth below, not powers, nor principalities, not things seen, or unseen – nothing in all creation that can separate that creation from God’s love in Christ.
We are the church. Always. And all ways.
Richard Bott is Moderator of the United Church of Canada. He recently joined with us in a welcome of Toronto Urban Native Ministry to our Spiritual Campus in the heart of Toronto.
Weneed your support! An application has been filed to add 60 storeys to the 10-storey building on Trinity Square at 483-491 Bay St. & 20 Albert St. This is almost 4 times the height of what is currently allowed in that location by the City of Toronto Official Plan.
If approved, this building would essentially put Toronto’s Official Plan in the shredder. It would overwhelm some of our most iconic architecture and public spaces: Old City Hall, Nathan Philip’s Square, Trinity Square, and the historic Church of the Holy Trinity campus.
To speak to the planner directly, contact Derek Waltho, at 416-392-0412 or Derek.Waltho@toronto.ca. You may mail your comments to the planner at Toronto and East York District, 100 Queen St W Floor 18 E Toronto On, M5H 2N2.
You may also contact Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, at (416) 392-7903.
Church of the Holy Trinity is looking for a priest to join our our community. Please share through your networks.
Job Posting- Worship and Pastoral Care Coordinator
Full-time, includes housing allowance, 2 year renewable contract
Grounded in a history of social justice and hospitality, open to Spirit and creativity, mindful of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and unwilling to settle for easy answers — the community of the Church of the Holy Trinity has always had a heart for the city in the heart of downtown Toronto.