Things tend to slow down in the summer, but Holy Trinity has been very active with parishioners doing the services and the sermons. It is always interesting and inspiring to hear how faith has interacted in another
We had our annual garage sale in the parking lot of the church on the Saturday of the Civic Holiday weekend. Despite the morning rain, we had a great turnout! This year we had more trunk sales from interested vendors in the village, even from as far away as Toronto.
The delicious charcoal-broiled hotdogs were once again a big hit as well as the cold drinks and chips. Parishioners in the parish baked numerous, delicious cookies, squares and bread which were eagerly bought by garage sale seekers. Remember us next year on the Civic Holiday weekend!
Once again, Holy Trinity had an exciting 5 day Theatre Camp in July for youngsters. This Theatre camp is led each year by Cathy Erskine-Pickett and Mary Poole, teachers and members of Holy Trinity, who do an excellent job of directing the camp. The group prepared for the production, “The Best Birthday Ever” and sang, danced and acted together. For some participants, it was their first “on stage” experience; others have performed every year! The enthusiasm of the group is infectious and we know enduring friendships are only one of the many benefits of being together. Special thanks to Holy Trinity congregation members, audience supporters, snack bakers and space providers. A wonderful, culminating performance was held once again at the Community Centre.
As part of our continuing outreach, we were able to supply 27 backpacks filled with supplies for both public and high school youth whose families use the Cambridge Shelter. These supplies are much appreciated by the students and their families.
Our church has a large, beautiful garden tended by parishioners, which is open to the community at large. A variety of trees, shrubs and perennials abound with benches as a place to rest or mediate. It has been a great spot for family and wedding photos.
Exciting News! On September 1st we are delighted to have Rev. Sharla Malliff join our church as our new priest. Rev. Sharla is very involved with the youth, being the Diocesan Chaplain for Youth in the diocese. Since we have quite a large youth component in our church, we look forward to Sharla’s leadership and enthusiasm. Rev. Sharla’s induction into Holy Trinity will be Thursday, October 27th. Please join us for this beautiful service and for delicious apple crisp after the service.
After summer vacations, Sunday School for all ages, starts up once again on September 11th.. All the youth servers will be at the altar that day with Rev. Sharla. They always feel very much a part of the service with their special jobs in assisting the priest.
Ontario Early Years starts up once again on Wednesday, September 7th at 9:30 to 10:30. The topic is “Literacy Rocks” for ages 0 to 6 years of age and is implemented by an Early Years’ specialist. This topic will continue on the first Wednesday of the months from September to December at the church. Please phone 519-759-3833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining us.
September will be busy with pie assembling and baking for the annual Apple Fest in the village on the third weekend of September. Be sure to come early as these delicious pies are always sold out before noon!
Ontario Early Years Centre Brant has four outreach sessions planned for the Holy Trinity Church location this fall.
Erin Johnson the Early Literacy Specialist will be coming to Holy Trinity Church for these one hour outreach sessions called “Literacy Rocks”.
The sessions, intended for children ages 0 to 6 will be held on:
Welcome news for the congregation of Holy Trinity St George!
Bishop Bob Bennett has announced the appointment of Rev Sharla Malliff as Rector of Holy Trinity St George effective September 1, 2016.
Rev Malliff will continue in her position as the Diocesan Chaplain for Youth.
Easter is always a special time in all Christian churches, and no less so, in Holy Trinity. We had our traditional Maundy Thursday evening service with the stripping of the altar and the washing of feet. This service is very humbling as we recall how Jesus washed all his disciples’ feet. The 7:30 am sunrise service on Easter Sunday, was once again up on the hill at the home of Ariel and Paul Szentimery on Cheese Factory Road. Members of the United, Baptist and Holy Trinity Anglican Churches joined together for this uplifting sunrise service.
We felt privileged to have the World Day of Prayer service at Holy Trinity on Friday, March 4th with members of Glen Morris United Church, St. George United Church and St. George Baptist Church joining us at the service. The Baptist Church provided us with lovely breads and fruits.
Cuba was the topic this year. Using a slide show of his times in Cuba, Bruce Dunk, a sawyer in Paris, gave a very insightful talk on the history of Cuba, their needs and way of life there. He has gone to Cuba a few times to guide them in how to use a more modern sawmill, in order that they could become more self-sufficient, rather than using their very outdated saws.
Today, the grandparents in Cuba are the ones who try to instill Christianity in their grandchildren, as their own children grew up when Cuba was a socialist state and still hold those values. He informed us that Canadians are really appreciated there, as we helped Cuba during the economic embargo from the United States. Cuba, though very poor, has the resources to grow their own food and has enough lumber to be self-reliant, but under Communist rule, it did not happen. All 4 churches prayed together for the people of Cuba so that their many burdens would be lifted.
Larry Travers, a member of Holy Trinity, was asked by Canon Bill Cliff, to design and make a Bishop’s crozier for his March ordination to become a Bishop in Manitoba. Larry designed a wooden crozier embedded with many different woods, symbolic of how Christianity started in the Holy Land using Cedar of Lebanon for the base up to using Manitoba Maple on the top, to show how Christianity had moved to Manitoba. Larry gave a talk to our church about the crozier, explaining the symbolism of each wood that he embedded into the crozier, before it was presented to Canon, now Bishop Bill.
A fun time was had this month with a Tupperware Bingo party where young and old participated in this event once again this year.
It is our regret that Rev. Margaret Shortell will be retiring in mid-May to pursue the next phase of her life, by spending more time at the cottage, and hopefully, traveling and exploring the East Coast. We wish her all the best in these future endeavours. We will truly miss her sincere dedication, her unending patience, her constant spiritual guidance and her wonderful care for all of us during the past 12 years.
Put us on your schedule. Please come. Blessings await.