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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. Trinity Infinity (or, The Curate’s Curse), November 2nd, 1997 November 7, 2022 - A Comic-Opera History of Holy Trinity Preformed for the 150th Anniversary, November 2nd 1997 Cast in Order of Appearance The Spirit of Holy Trinity Past – Suzanne RumseyThe Spirit of Holy Trinity Present – Sally BoylesThe Spirit of Holy Trinity Yet-to-Come – Melanie CisheckiMary Lambert Swale – Marilyn ToddBishop John Strachan – Dick MooreThe Rev.… Read More »Trinity Infinity (or, The Curate’s Curse), November 2nd, 1997
  2. Sunday Gathering – Aug 28 August 30, 2022 - Keith Nunn co-ordinator, preacher and presiderAllison Leyton-Brown music co-ordinatorDave Butko technical co-ordinator Full Service Recording With Readings and Music Sermon only
  3. The question of healing August 21, 2022 - I won’t spend time this morning on the dispute between Jesus and the Pharisees about the question of of healing someone on the sabbath. Instead I will focus on the question of healing itself, prompted by the story of a healing in today’s gospel reading.  I’ll just offer a few reflections  and raise a few… Read More »The question of healing
  4. Turning the other cheek and radical nonviolence August 7, 2022 - By Len DesrochesAugust 7, 2022 To someone like MLK or Dorothy Day reading the gospels is an affirmation of radical nonviolence. There are also scripture scholars who have a personal commitment to reading the gospels from the perspective of radical nonviolence. Two of these are Walter Wink and Clarence Jordan. Wink once expressed his perspective… Read More »Turning the other cheek and radical nonviolence
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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 Jo… Read More »5th Sunday After Epiphany – Sunday Gathering
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
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