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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Creation Sunday – Sunday Gathering October 31, 2021 - Hey folks, this week we read from the Book of Ruth, Gospel of Mark, Psalm 42, and The Book of Ruth and Naomi by Marge Piercy. Our homily is given by Jennifer Henry with a moving reflection on our readings. Service coordinated by Joanna Manning, readers include Jo Connelly, Susie Henderson, Bill Whitla and Jean… Read More »Creation Sunday – Sunday Gathering
  13. photo of a trillium by Go to Karl-Heinz Müller's profile Karl-Heinz Müller @khmuller COP26 – Day 1 October 31, 2021 - Dear friends, During the chat after today’s HT service, we decided that it would be a great idea if people posted prayers, thoughts, poems, and art during the COP26 conference in Glasgow this coming week. I know I am not alone in feeling the need to draw closer to a community of like minded people during… Read More »COP26 – Day 1
  14. Water is Life September 26, 2021 - Sermon from Dianne Mesh Those of you who were here last Sunday may remember how, during ourcommunity reflection time, I spoke of my realization of how much I have alwaystaken the earth for granted. I have been far too much like a, more fortunate, smallchild who, without even realizing it, takes a mother’s presence and… Read More »Water is Life
  15. First Sunday of Creation – Sunday Gathering September 12, 2021 - Hey folks. This week we celebrate the first Sunday in the Season of Creation, which will last until Thanksgiving. Zachary delivers the homily speaking to the wonderful work the Holy Trinity community has kept up during the pandemic. We read from Gospel according to John, The Statement of The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,… Read More »First Sunday of Creation – Sunday Gathering
  16. 8 Hour Work Day (Sermon) May 4, 2021 - HAPPY MAY DAY When I checked out the Anglican lectionary for this Sunday, I just gave my traditional long suffering sigh and decided to replace what I could and include the mandatory gospel and ignore it. The gospel reading did not advance the theme that I had chosen; Workers rights and struggles. After all yesterday… Read More »8 Hour Work Day (Sermon)
  17. May Day – Sunday Gathering May 2, 2021 - A Gathering for May Day We welcome all to celebrate, with us, May Day as well as International Worker’s Day. Today we read a poem by Marge Piercy titled “Consider Those But You Won’t” from her book “On the Way Out, Turn Out the Light” and the Gospel According to John. Readers include Sonya Dykstra… Read More »May Day – Sunday Gathering
  18. Holy Week – Ann Weems March 24, 2021 - Dianne offers this poem by Ann Weems for your reflection during Holy Week Holy is the week… Holy, consecrated, belonging to God… We move from hosannas to horror  with predictable ease of those who know not what they do. Our hosannas sung, our palms waved, let us go with passion into this week. It is… Read More »Holy Week – Ann Weems
  19. for those who are… Grieving the Death of a Partner February 3, 2021 - If it has come to that, feel free to give rein to the outraged helplessness at the injustice of having to watch a beloved human being endure a difficult departure from this world. Perhaps it hasn’t come to that; perhaps your partner has been heavily drugged for some time and you’ve already whispered goodbyes and… Read More »for those who are… Grieving the Death of a Partner
  20. Isness January 31, 2021 - Now the moment I flowed out from the Creator all creatures stood and shouted: “Behold here is God!” They were correct. For you ask me: Who is God? What is God? I reply: Isness. Isness is God. Where there is isness, there God is. Creation is the giving of isness from God. And that is… Read More »Isness