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Sermon Archive

Not all of these were delivered in a church service, but they all fit the bill of being a reflection on a text, issue or feeling for the community. We hope you will find inspiration here.

  1. Fifth Sunday of Lent April 5, 2022 - A Sermon from Joanna Manning In the spring of 2008, I met Julia Esquivel, whose poem we have just heard. I was in my first year of training for ordination and I had got permission to do part of my internship at the church in Santa Maria del Quiche, high up in the mountains of… Read More »Fifth Sunday of Lent
  2. Fourth Sunday in Lent – Sunday Gathering March 27, 2022 - Hello everyone, today we celebrate the 4th Sunday of Lent. We read from the Second Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians as well as The Gospel according to Luke and the Story of the Prodigal Son. In place of the Homily, this Sunday’s Gathering has a community reflection which is not recorded out of… Read More »Fourth Sunday in Lent – Sunday Gathering
  3. Third Sunday in Lent – Sunday Gathering March 20, 2022 - Hello everyone, welcome to the Holy Trinity Website where you can watch the recording of our Sunday Gathering every week. This week we read from Genesis and Gospel According to Luke. The sermon is offered by Jim Ferry, readers include Allison Leyton-Brown and Dick Moore, musical coordination from Allison Leyton-Brown and service coordinated by Bill… Read More »Third Sunday in Lent – Sunday Gathering
  4. Second Sunday in Lent – Sunday Gathering March 13, 2022 - Hello everyone, this week for the 2nd Sunday in Lent we read from Psalm 27 and The Gospel According to Luke. The service is coordinated by Bill Whitla, and the homily is offered by Zachary Grant. Readers include Dianna Allen and Len Desroches. Music coordinated by Allison Leyton-Brown. A Sermon from Zachary Grant Full Service… Read More »Second Sunday in Lent – Sunday Gathering
  5. First Sunday of Lent – Sunday Gathering March 6, 2022 - Hello everyone, we welcome you to join us in celebrating the first Sunday of Lent. We read from Psalms and the Gospel According to Luke. Dianne Mesh gives the homily and is also the coordinator of the service. Becca Whitla provides the Territorial Acknowledgement while Bill Whitla offers the Lenten Prose. Readers include Ann Bisch… Read More »First Sunday of Lent – Sunday Gathering
  6. 7th Sunday after Epiphany – Sunday Gathering February 20, 2022 - Hello everyone, this week we read from the Gospel According to Luke as well as “Which Self Will Win?” – a meditation from Dom Helder Camara, Former archbishop in Brazil, who was world renowned for his dedication to the poor and strong defender of human dignity and justice. Len Desroches gives the homily and Allison… Read More »7th Sunday after Epiphany – Sunday Gathering
  7. 6th Sunday After Epiphany – Sunday Gathering February 13, 2022 - Hello everyone, please join us in celebrating the 6th Sunday after Epiphany by watching the recording of our this week’s Sunday Morning Gathering on zoom – All are welcome! We read from the Gospel of Luke and from Prophet Jeremiah. The service is coordinated by Bill Whitla and Dianne Mesh delivers the sermon. Territorial Acknowledgment… Read More »6th Sunday After Epiphany – Sunday Gathering
  8. 5th Sunday After Epiphany – Sunday Gathering February 6, 2022 - Hello everyone, we welcome you to join us in celebrating the 6th Sunday After Epiphany. We read from the Gospel of Luke and excerpts from two of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s sermons; his Palm Sunday sermon on Mohandas Gandhi and a sermon on April 3, 1968 in Memphis. Our sermon is delivered by Joanne… Read More »5th Sunday After Epiphany – Sunday Gathering
  9. 4th Sunday After Epiphany – Sunday Gathering January 30, 2022 - Hello everyone, we welcome you to join us in celebrating the 4th Sunday after Epiphany. We read from Luke and 1 Corinthians. Service coordinated by Beth Baskin and Rena Post. Readers include Laura Johnson and Dwight Jenkins. Music coordinated by Allison Leyton-Brown. A Sermon Froom Beth Baskin Full Service Recording with Readings and Music
  10. 2nd Sunday After Epiphany – Sunday Gathering January 16, 2022 - Hello everyone, we welcome you to celebrate with us, the Second Sunday after Epiphany. We read from the Gospel According to John, in which Jesus turns water in to wine at a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and a poem by French Art Critic and Poet, Charles Baudelaire titled “Be Drunk”. Our readers include Sara… Read More »2nd Sunday After Epiphany – Sunday Gathering
  11. Jesus’ Baptism – Sunday Gathering January 9, 2022 - Hello everyone, we welcome you to join us in celebrating the Baptism of Christ on this First Sunday after Epiphany. We read from Gospel According to Luke, On Jordan’s Bank by Bill Whitla and from the Prophet Isiah. Our service is coordinated and our homily is given by Bill Whitla and music coordinated by Allison… Read More »Jesus’ Baptism – Sunday Gathering
  12. Epiphany – Sunday Gathering January 2, 2022 - Hello everyone and Happy New Year! Today we celebrate Epiphany Sunday. We read from “Those Who Saw The Star” by Poet Julia Esquivel and the Gospel According to Matthew. Our Homilist is Becca Whitla and the Music is coordinated by Alan Gasser. A Sermon from Becca Whitla Full Service Recording with Readings and Music
  13. First Sunday after Christmas – Sunday Gathering December 26, 2021 - This is the first Sunday after Christmas and we read from Gospel According to Luke, Wise Midwife of the Community from Jan Richardson’s Sacred Journeys, as well as Christmas in St. Lucia and Angels Dip and Twirl – poems by Ian Sowton. Service coordinated by Vivian Harrower and music coordinated by Allison Leyton-Brown. Full Service… Read More »First Sunday after Christmas – Sunday Gathering
  14. Fourth Sunday of Advent – Sunday Gathering December 19, 2021 - This week we light the 4th candle on our Advent Wreath and celebrate the 4th Sunday of Advent. We read from Gospel According to Luke and from the Prophet Micah. Bill Whitla Coordinates the service and leads our community reflection. Music coordinated by Allison Leyton-Brown plus all who lent their beautiful voices in the opening… Read More »Fourth Sunday of Advent – Sunday Gathering
  15. Third Sunday of Advent – Sunday Gathering December 13, 2021 - This week we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent by reading The Broken Ground by Wendell Berry and the Gospel According to Luke. Readers include Stella Savage and Keith Nunn. Service Coordinated by Rachael Zacharias-Bezanson and Music Coordinated by Allison Leyton-Brown. A sermon from Dianne Mesh Full Service Recording with Music and Readings
  16. Second Sunday of Advent – Sunday Gathering December 5, 2021 - This week we celebrate the Second Week of Advent by reading words from The Speech from the Throne given previously by our Governor General, and the Gospel according to Luke. Readers include Lee Creal and Jim Ferry. Service coordinated by Dianne Mesh and Music coordinated by Allison Leyton-Brown. A Sermon from Michael Creal Full Service… Read More »Second Sunday of Advent – Sunday Gathering
  17. First Sunday of Advent – Sunday Gathering November 28, 2021 - Hello everyone, this week we celebrate the first week of Advent. We read a poem by Ian Sowton, Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians and the Gospel According to Luke. Readers include Ann Bisch, Coral Petzoldt and William Aide. Service coordinated and Homily by Joanna Manning, and music coordinated by Allison Leyton-Brown. A Homily from… Read More »First Sunday of Advent – Sunday Gathering
  18. Reign of Christ – Sunday Gathering November 21, 2021 - Greetings everyone, we welcome you to watch our gathering of this Sunday’s Virtual Gathering at Holy Trinity. This week we read from the 2nd Book of Samuel and the Gospel According to John. Our community reflects on the notion of “The Reign of Christ”. Readers include Sonya Dykstra and Michael Creal. Service coordinated by Dianne… Read More »Reign of Christ – Sunday Gathering
  19. 25th Sunday After Pentecost – Sunday Gathering November 14, 2021 - This week on the 25th Sunday after Pentecost our theme is Peace. We read “Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry and The Gospel According to Mark. Our homilist is peace worker Metta Spencer and our readers include Maggie Panter and Dianna Allen. Service coordinated by Vivian Harrower, music coordinated by Allison Leyton-Brown. A Sermon… Read More »25th Sunday After Pentecost – Sunday Gathering
  20. photo of Richard Wagamese COP26, day 4 reflection November 3, 2021 - This morning I was listening to an interview with a U of T student on CBC Metro morning. She was getting ready to spend Reading Week in Glasgow with other young activists. At one point the interviewer asked: ‘What can the rest of us who are here in Toronto do to support you?’ She replied: “Get in… Read More »COP26, day 4 reflection
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