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Parish Calendar April 2018

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Parish Calendar April 2018

Click here for the monthly parish calendar for April, 2018. 

News from Holy Trinity

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News from Holy Trinity

For the past 6 weeks, Holy Trinity has joined with the United Church to do an outreach project for the Wish Closet at Major Ballachey School in Brantford.  Each week, there has been an emphasis on a particular item that is really needed there. Some of the things that have been brought in are household items, small appliances, clothing, bedding, underwear, linens, books and toys. The Youth Group at Holy Trinity cut out fabric to make 19 fleece hats for children. They were then sewn together by members of the parish and also taken to the Wish Closet.  While delivering the items, we were told that everything would put to good use, especially for the flood victims in Brantford!

Cutting out children’s hats for the Wish Closet.
Left to right: Grace Weidhaas, James Ciupak, Jamie Weidhaas

On Ash Wednesday, the United Church joined us for a combined service where Pastor Chris did the sermon and the following Sunday, we joined them at their church where Rev. Sharla did the sermon.  It is important for us to remember that we are all united as we try to follow Christ.

Holy Trinity has sponsored the second Paint Nite in St. George to help raise money for the youth to go to Thunder Bay this summer with the Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth (CLAY).  The Legion generously donated the use of their building. A fun time was had by all and some interesting, colourful paintings have emerged.

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The church is also very grateful to the Legion for allowing them to use their building and barbecue to host the Community Barbecue and Silent Auction on Saturday, March 24th from 5:00 to 7:00. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, sausages and dessert will be served.  Bring your appetites and come and see the great baskets in the Silent auction!

Each week during Lent, a Bible study has taken place, as we compared and contrasted the passion narratives in the Bible.  Looking at the background of the Biblical times and who the author was  speaking to, gives us a clearer understanding of why one Gospel story emphasizes an event and another either leaves it out or gives only a brief mention.

A Book Study meets every Thursday morning and reads and discusses a different book. During the past weeks, discussion has been on “The Divine Dance” by Richard Rohr.

Easter is almost upon us as we celebrate this very important event for Christians. All are welcome to join us!

Easter Week Services:

Evening prayer: March 25-28: 7:00 pm.

Maundy Thursday worship:     7:00 pm.

Good Friday service:               10:00 am.

Easter Sunday service:            10:00 am.

Parish Calendar March 2018

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Parish Calendar March 2018

Click for a .pdf version of the monthly calendar for March 2018.

 

Community BBQ at the Legion

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Community BBQ at the Legion

Join us for at the Community Barbecue at the Legion on Saturday March 24th from 5 to 7. All proceeds will go to support the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Youth Group Trip.

There will be hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, and sausages with all the fixings.  Also dessert! And a silent auction table!!

Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 605, St. George

Come out and support a great cause!

Lenten Letter

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Lenten Letter

“While our prayer lives are to be a regular and faithful time with our  Lord, it is during this season that we take extra time to focus our  prayer life, becoming more aware of God’s presence in our everyday,  searching and striving to aline ourselves with God’s mission in our  world.”

Click to read Reverend Sharla’s lenten letter.

Vestry Report

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Vestry Report

“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43.19

Reverend Sharla was welcomed to Holy Trinity a little over a year ago.  You can read her end of the year Vestry Report in full here.

Recognizing Peggy Tolhurst

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Holy Trinity Church News

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Holy Trinity Church News

A new year has begun and with it, snow, ice and the cold winter winds assail us as we venture out of our homes.

A group of us from the church enjoyed going to the Theatre Aquarius production of “Joseph” in Hamilton in December.  It was a great time of fellowship as we laughed uproariously at times with the audience.

Five of our youth are heading to Thunder Bay this summer, along with two members of our church and Rev. Sharla Malliff, for the youth gathering of CLAY (Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth) from August 15 to the 19th. A recent fundraiser was a Paint Night at the Dragon’s Den in St. George. A fun, creative night was had by all the youth and adults who attended from the church, the village and the greater area.

Peggy Tolhurst honoured for faithful service

Giving generously is what our little church does! During the Advent season in December, we decorated an evergreen and surrounding area in our hall, with colourful, warm mittens, scarves, hats and socks.  This clothing went to Bridges (Cambridge Shelter) and to Grace church where both places were very happy to receive the much needed items.

An intergenerational re-enactment of the Christmas story took place the week before Christmas. Everyone had a part, including the choir who raucously played the part of the “city” by blowing noisemakers, making donkey noises etc. Kate Klunder played the part of Mary and her younger brother Scott played Joseph. Since Scott was a little timid to be up at the front on his own, his mom Ashley played the part of the angel holding Scott on her knee. By re-enacting the Christmas story, it is hoped that the young children will always remember the true meaning of Christmas in our materialistic world.

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In early January, we were made aware of the desperate need for any warm clothing to be given to the Cambridge Shelter and the Cambridge Food bank. Once again, boxes were quickly filled and dispersed.

The busy Christmas season has come and gone and the church is looking ahead into the coming Lenten season. On the evening of Tuesday, February 13th, beginning at 5:00, we will be having our traditional Pancake supper, sausages, baked beans and fruit salad. This evening is open to all!

As we move closer towards the week of Christian Unity, we are also planning to worship together with the United Church in the near future.  We believe that as we are all Christians together in this world, striving to follow Jesus throughout our lives worshipping together is an opportunity to experience the vastness of our faith.

Bishop Linda Nicholls came to Holy Trinity on January 14th and gave a wonderful sermon on how it was up to us to spread the Gospel out into the community. At the end of the service, she was able to bestow on Peggy Tolhurst, a much loved parishioner in our church, an award from the Anglican Church Women for 60 years of service.  Peggy also received an award for extraordinary service to Holy Trinity throughout all her many years in St. George. We were all thrilled for her!

Our Poverty Committee is once again working on our next outreach drive to start in a few weeks for helping those in need in Brantford.

Food Banks and Shelters in minus 24 winter weather!

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Food Banks and Shelters in minus 24 winter weather!

January 2 the line to access an emergency food hamper was a block long. A young dad and his 4 year old son were waiting to provide their ID to get a food basket that would contain about 3 days worth of food.The little boy wanted to know why they were not going to the grocery store. You can receive 8 emergency hampers per year.

Cambridge Shelter has 43 Beds and 3 family rooms for guests to stay for 14 days of emergency shelter. One of the family rooms has 4 bunk beds. Last night 60% of the guests were over 50 and there were 100 staying in the shelter. The overflow were sleeping on mats in the dining area.

Book Club

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Book Club

This fall the book club will read and discuss The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation by Richard Rohr.

We will meet at 10 am on November 23rd.