Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day coincide this year. With two service times—12:15 PM and 6:00 PM—you can still make a Valentine’s dinner reservation.
The ashes for Ash Wednesday are made by burning the palm branches from last Palm Sunday. With the words, “Remember you are dust, and to dust you will return,” we are reminded of our mortality.
On the Sundays in Lent, the appointed Hebrew Scripture readings in Year B focus on covenants: the covenant with Noah on February 18, the covenant with Abram/Abraham and Sarai/Sarah on February 25th, the covenant with Moses (the 10 Commandments) on March 4th, the covenant in the wilderness on March 11th, and the new covenant that Jeremiah foretells on March 18th. Continue reading Lent 2018 at Holy Trinity: We Are A Covenant People→
“Money and power are closely related. It is almost impossible to see the impact of one without understanding the desire for the other.. Power flows to a large degree from money. And money is easier to acquire when one has power. One of the characteristics of poverty is that you are the object of other people’s power, rather than the subject who decides what to do with your own power.” Continue reading Dethroning Mammon – Sunday Morning Forums→
On Tuesday, February 13th at the Toronto Homeless Memorial a small excerpt of King Lear, called Too Little Care will be performed. Walter Borden, actor, playwright, activist and member of the Order of Canada, will take the title role. Peyton LeBarr and Michael Bennet Leroux round out the cast as Kent and the Fool, respectively.
Lear is a King who finds himself homeless and dispossessed in the middle of a terrible storm. He comes to the realization that people in his kingdom live like this all the time, and that he, as ruler, has “(taken) too little care of this”.
The 2018 series starts Thursday, January 25th and, in addition to eating, drinking and singing, will include intentional discussion of important issues in our city. Here are some dates to put in your calendar and share around:
Thurs, Jan 25 – the heart of our City – cocktails, dinner, Pub Choir, and a rare open house of Scadding House, the home of our first priest, and the anchor site for a co-working, activist and artist space in the heart of the city. Come check it out and get in at the beginning.
Thurs, Feb 15 – Cocktails, dinner, Pub Choir, guest panel (members TBA) and table discussion on the theme “Reclaiming our City”
Thurs, Mar 8 – International Women’s Day – mimosas, flowers, dinner, Pub Choir
Thurs, Mar 15 – Reclaiming our City (housing focus) – cocktails,
dinner, Pub Choir, and group discussion with special guests TBA
Thurs, Apr 26 – Reclaiming our City – cocktails, dinner, Pub Choir,
and group discussion with special guests TBA
Doors open at 4:30pm at 19 Trinity Square (that big church/castle behind the Eaton Centre)
4:30-6pm — food, drink & conversation with your friendly bartender and others
6-7pm — Pub Choir *
7-9pm — ongoing bar service and conversation