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Trinity News - Spring 2019 A Seasonal Publication of Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill (Established in 1830)

Trinity News 140 Brooke Street  Thornhill, ON  L4J 1Y9 Tel: 905 889 5931  Fax: 905 889 5632 www.holytrinity-thornhill.ca  info@holytrinity-thornhill.ca

“Something good is happening here!!”

50Ks in 50 Days Our campaign committee is excited and so they ought to be. They know what the faithful members of HTC can do when called upon. In 2012, we joined the diocese and invited you to raise $505,000. Your pledges exceeded $600,000. Prior to that you were asked to assist with the purchase of a new organ and the installation of the elevator and you did it. The “ask” this time around is not as big, but the cause is as important. We need your support to provide for the care of our property and the exercise of our ministry. Accompanying this newsletter is more information about our 50Ks in 50 Days Campaign. We are seeking to replenish our Capital Reserve Fund (CRF) which is the source of funding for major work on our buildings, not provided for in our annual operating budget. The two pictures on this page, our new church sign and the ladies bathroom, are two significant projects which were made possible by the fund. The CRF has been kept at a level of just under $60,000. Pledges will be solicited in the 50 days following Easter to get us back to, or beyond this level.

The recently held Vestry meeting approved a capital budget of $39,000. This represents significant work to be done on our property. If the funds raised in this campaign were applied to this budget it may not be a “one-off” effort as we hope. So we encourage each of us to be as generous as we are able and support this appeal. Not only are we encouraged to give, let us be encouraged to pray for the work of our parish. We are doing a great work, greater can be done and remains to be done. Thank you for your support, financial and spiritual. What’s Inside Vestry 2019


The Canon’s Column


Holy Week & Easter Season


Ministry Brief




Healing and Wellness


ACW News


Looking Forward




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Vestry 2019 Once again we had a productive annual meeting of our Vestry, the assembly of the people of the parish. Among the highlights of the meeting were the passage of three important motions. The Capital Campaign. The Wardens and steering committee of the proposed campaign “50Ks in 50 Days” sought Vestry’s authority to mount the campaign. It was resolved that the Vestry “authorizes the Wardens and the committee established for this purpose to organize and oversee the execution of the campaign, including the solicitation of financial commitments and accounting for all contributions made.” The campaign will be formally launched on Easter Day and will run until The Day of Pentecost.

New Leadership Team. Our new wardens’ team and Advisory Board are as follows. Wardens: Dianne Rimmer and Jewell Coy Deputy Wardens: Dirk Drieberg and Edward Carter (new) Synod: Nancy Cutler & Bobbie Creber Advisory Board: (returning) Gloria Downey, Barry Pipes, Miriam Irving, Sharon McNelles, (new) Jean Bryant, Bonnie Kennedy & Robin Pacific We thank the following who continue to serve in their non-board positions. Member of Synod (alt): Maurice Corbett Envelope Secretary: Pat Nielsen Parochial Tribunal: Ron & Marlee Tolhurst Archivist: Brian Stapley

Standing In Solidarity With the Poor. In response

to an invitation of our Area Bishop and Social Justice and Advocacy Committee of the Diocese, we passed a motion pledging our commitment to stand in solidarity with the poor and join the rest of our church in calling on all levels of government to fulfill their responsibilities to all our citizens. We committed to the following actions: PRAYER –recognizing that we cannot solve this vexing issue with our own power and that we are dependent upon God in Christ, to refresh the spirit, embolden our efforts, and to lead us forward with hope, steadfastly holding on to God’s promise to be with us always; OUTREACH – by researching and pursuing options to expand our outreach to our neighbourhood, with the initial focus being on housing, given the near crisis situation in the GTA, and reporting to the 2020 Vestry; ADVOCACY – seeking to increase our advocacy efforts by building alliances with groups providing, and working for, housing for all. MOSAIC and OUT OF THE COLD. Mindful of our human and physical resources, our current involvement, and the possibilities and opportunities available, we resolved to explore the ways we can become more involved in the work of Mosaic and Out of the Cold. Our Operating Budget. Though we ended the previous year with a significant surplus, we passed a deficit budget. This is not the ideal situation and we are committed to turning this around.


Thanks. Vestry expressed thanks to the following members who completed their terms at the conclusion of this year’s Meeting. Robin Parravano, Warden Advisory Board Patricia Bailey Alex Kuriyan Janet Marambio Marilyn Olivares and Danielle Terbenche They gave of themselves to the work of our church family and we are grateful.



We welcomed into God’s family

We gave thanks for the lives of

Alec William Beckstead

Ruth Elaine Ackehurst Victoria Susan Rzezniczek


Mildred Dolores “D” Ford

Aase Ade-Akhoni

Dr. Peter George Morse

Omoefe Ade-Akhoni

Barbara Ann Bamford

Erumuseni Ade-Akhoni

Lindon Barbara Getfield

Egheghe Ade-Akhoni

Marjorie Drieberg

Philip Downer

Dennis Meikle

Eleanor “Elly” Patricia Pearson

Elyse Meikle

Cynthia June Nelson

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Bishop Asbil’s Visit Our new Diocesan Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Andrew Asbil, will make his first pastoral Bishop to our parish on Sunday, March 24. So that he will be afforded the opportunity to meet the majority of our family there will be one service on that Sunday at 9:00 am. He is looking forward to meeting as many of us as possible, so I encourage everyone to make a special effort to be present.

Bishop Fenty’s Teaching Series During the Lenten season Bishop Fenty will be leading a ‘reflection series’ in each of the York Simcoe Deaneries. He is looking forward to sharing reflections with the clergy and laity in the deaneries on the theme, ‘Give us this day our daily bread’. The dates are March 13, 20, April 3 and 10. Holy Trinity will be hosting the final session. Please come out and share in the evening. It’s also an opportunity to meet the clergy and people of our deanery, (York Central). LENT @ HTC: Growing More In Christ As we make our way through Lent and the rest of the year, we are seeking to “grow more in Christ”. We will do this in three ways. Readings in Lent: This year we will pray the scriptures as we read and reflect on some of the prayers we find in Holy Scripture. As always, we invite members to put aside a “loonie or toonie” each day (40 days) to support our Outreach work. Our offerings will be designated for our continuing support of the Pikangikum Water Project. The readings are available in the Trinity Monthly newsletters and Sunday bulletins. viDEoVOTIONS: Using a resource prepared by the Brothers of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, an Episcopal (Anglican) order of monks based in Boston, and the Virginia Theological Seminary, we will seek to cultivate our relationships with God, Self, Others, and Creation by “Growing A Rule of Life”. On Mondays to Thursdays during Lent at 8:00 am, using your cell phone, tablet, laptop or computer (with camera), you can click on https://zoom.us/j/7643626913 and join us. Let’s make use of this opportunity and the technology available.

Wednesdays in Lent: So that we may be ready to engage Bishop Peter, when we comes, our Wednesdays in Lent will reflect on “The Lord’s Prayer for our Time”. Please join us in Room A at 7:30pm for these sessions, beginning March 20.

MINISTERIAL LENTEN SERIES Join in the 51st edition of our Ministerial Lenten Series. This year’s these is “Answering God’s Call”. The schedule follows. We are hosting the service on March 31. March 10: Thornhill Presbyterian Church The Rev. Paul Gibbon - Answering God’s Call to Forgive March 17: Thornhill Lutheran Church The Rev. Henry Poutiainen - Answering God’s Call to Love March 24: Thornhill Baptist Church The Rev. Peter Linsinkie - Answering God’s Call to Heal March 31: Holy Trinity Anglican Church Mrs. Natalie Doucet - Answering God’s Call to Justice April 7” St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church The Rev. Dr. Heather Vais - Answering God’s Call to Sacrifice

Passover Meal/Last Supper On Maundy Thursday Night (April 18) we will meet in the auditorium for a Passover Meal & Last Supper at 7:00 pm. Just as he did, after the meal we will move to the “Garden of Gethsemane” for a brief watch before the Altar of Repose. So that we may prepare adequately, please register on or before April 7 by signing up on the board outside the auditorium or at http://www.holytrinity-thornhill.ca/ registration, if you will be attending. Seating will be limited and non registrations will be able to participate on a limited basis. Food will only be prepared for persons who have registered. REGISTRATION IS IMPORTANT. Baptisms at Easter and Pentecost To facilitate families who desire to have their children baptised but scheduling makes for a challenge, there will be two baptism services during Eastertide and on The Feast of Pentecost. The dates are May 5 and June 9. JAZZ @ HTC Celebrate the long awaited Spring at n evening of Jazz and other music genre on Saturday May 11 at 7:00p.m. The evening will feature “KaLaBASH”, a Jazz band in Toronto. “Give her a pre Mother’s Day time of her life”. 3

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The Canon’s Column Cont’d Continuing Education Update I am thankful for the opportunity that the wardens and our diocese have afforded me to pursue the Doctor of Ministry degree with a focus on Transformational Leadership. I’m pleased to share a summary of the courses taken thus far and those remaining. Vocation and Call: reflected on the roots of my call to leadership by exploring theoretical and theological concepts of my vocational identity, sustaining values and orienting vision, and how these shape my call to transformative leadership. Transformational Servant Leadership: studied the work of various thought leaders and practitioners in the field of transformational and servant leadership practices. Prophetic Leadership: explored the identity and tasks of prophetic and servant leadership and reflected on my call to practice these as an agent of transforming hearts, minds and cultures.

Moral Leadership: studied the moral dimensions and ethical challenges surrounding the practice of valuesbased leadership by exploring such topics as the moral challenges of power and self-interest, public and private morality of leaders, leadership and the common good, and moral leadership and culture. Transforming Leadership for Social Change: we explored how values, like mutuality, inclusion and egalitarianism foster right ordering of relationships cooperate in an engaged spirituality. I studied the theology of Johann Baptist Metz, performed a social analysis of a situation of oppression and injustice with a critical and compassionate eye, and proposed solutions which are transformative, life-giving and just. Spiritual Transformation and Social Change: explored theoretical and practical perspectives on the subject through the lens of St. Teresa of Avila, Ignatian spirituality of service, the religious tradition of AfricanAmerican women, and social justice figures, Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day and Pedro Arrupe. The Paradox of Power: From Control to Compassion: explored three basic questions: What is the imperative for those in positions of pastoral and spiritual leadership to understand paradox as a facet of the human condition? How does our understanding of power help to shape our work as pastoral and spiritual leaders? What 4

responsibilities do we have to be aware of the potential of power to create compassionate and transformative relationships? Cultural Intelligence: an exploration of strategies, skills and research needed to be effective in our globalized and interconnected world. My final two elective course are: Pastoral Leadership and Pastoral Management in Church Governance and Planning and Facilitation: professional problem-solving with Churches. I’m at the final paper of the former in which we are exploring the challenges and possibilities of effective pastoral leadership and management in the Church today. We are also examining the theoretical and practical differences between management and leadership and understanding when and under what circumstances the skills of each are needed. The final course, “Facilitation” will explore the skills and concepts needed to complete a successful professional facilitation process. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the program, I will attend the Oxford University Summer Course where I will take two courses. Mary Magdalen: Penitent or Preacher? will explore recent feminist analysis which has separated out the Biblical story from the later legends of her life of penitence in which she becomes an archetype of the sexually sinful woman restored by Christ. She is seen, not only as a penitent, but also as a missionary preacher who as far back as medieval times opened the possibility of an apostolic preaching and leadership roles for women. With a focus on Christian ministers, “Trauma, Resilience and the Bible” will explore the physiological bases of trauma and resilience, offer practical guidelines for responding to trauma and for building resilience and explore evidence of trauma and resilience in the Bible.

At the moment, I have submitted sixty-two papers of varying lengths, mindful of the fact that another eleven remain to be researched and written.

THE SECRET OF A GOOD SERMON is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible. -- George Burns

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Lent & Easter Season HOLY WEEK & EASTER Services April 14 8:00 a.m. PALM Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Said Eucharist Sung Eucharist

April 18 7:00 p.m. MAUNDY Thursday

Seder & Last Supper

April 19 GOOD Friday

12:00 noon

Good Friday Liturgy

April 21 EASTER Day

8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Said Eucharist Sung Eucharist

April 28 Easter 2

8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Said Eucharist Easter FEAST OF PRAISE


Bible Study

After Easter, the North and South ends of the church will be utilized. Children will be baptized at both ends.

Come work for the Lord.

Richard, my friend's little grandson came home from Sunday School and I asked him what they had studied. His reply was, 'Nothing.' So I asked him, 'Didn't you study Jesus?'

The work is hard, the hours are long and the pay is low. But the retirement benefits are out of this world.

Richard's reply was, 'No, he wasn't even there.'

Holy Trinity Senior & Junior Choirs will present a special service to celebrate God’s creation and salvation through readings, songs and hymns

Ham & Marriage A Catholic Priest and a Rabbi were eating together when the Priest started to tease the Rabbi. ”Wow, this ham is really good” he said licking his lips.” I know it’s against your religion, but when are you going to break down and finally have some.” After a moments thought the Rabbi responded with a smile “at your wedding!”

FEAST OF PRAISE Sunday April 28, 2019 10:00 a.m.

COME JOIN US! In lieu of an Easter Cantata, the choirs will sing a program of more varied repertory.

as we let “songs be raised in joyful hymns, our feast of praise”.

An elderly woman decided to prepare her will and told her preacher she had two final requests, and second wanted her ashes scattered over Walmart. “Walmart” the preacher exclaimed “why Walmart”. “Well then I’ll be sure my daughters visit twice a week”.


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the winter (with the help of the squirrels). Please bring rakes, spades etc. If you have none, we have a few extra. For more information call Enid Corbett 905 889 7218.

The Cemetery Committee has continued its mandate to care for the cemetery and the records during the winter months. Inquiries continue to be received from parishioners about purchasing the interment rights for the few remaining burial lots and the cremation lots. There are also inquiries from families researching their family histories. We meet bi-monthly to discuss cemetery matters and receive updates on pertinent information. Our volunteer spring & fall cleanup save the cemetery over $1000 each year, which is a great help to our tight budget.

The Committee is in the process of compiling a list of Veterans who are buried in our cemetery. If you know of any of your family/friends who are veterans and are buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery, please let us know. Their name and when/where they served would be helpful. Please email to: e2mg.corbett@sympatico.ca , phone 905 889 7218 or leave a written message in the church office labeled Cemetery.

WE NEED YOU! ‌ Our Spring clean up will be Tuesday April 23, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (rain date Friday April 26). The cleanup is midweek due to a late Easter. Volunteers are needed to tidy the grounds of Holy Trinity Cemetery. We will be raking up the debris which has fallen over

We welcome new committee members who are interested in the unique ministry provided by the Cemetery Committee. Please phone Enid if you wish to learn more about this volunteer opportunity. Enid Corbett Cemetery Chair

The Bishop’s Visit: Via the Lens

Our Area Bishop, The Right Reverend Peter Fenty made his pastoral visitation to HTC on the Feast of The Epiphany. On that day he administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to Aase, Efe, Seni & Egheghe Ade-Akhani, Philip Downer, Dennis & Elyse Meikle. He also baptized Alec Beckstead and received Christine Ivy into the Anglican Communion. Here are a few pictures of his visit. He also had an opportunity to meet with four of our five members were are members of the Order of the Diocese of Toronto: Peter Paterson, Enid Corbett, Jean Glionna and Ron Tolhurst. 6

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Ministry Brief cont’d

Prayer Shawl Ministry

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRIES EVERYWHERE… originated with these two amazing women

Prayer shawl. Peace shawl. Comfort shawl. Mantle. Whatever name you give them, they serve the same purpose. These are a wearable hug crafted with love and intent from maker to recipient. Whether it be personal words, verse, song, prayer, mantra, or something else, it is these thoughts imbued in the shawl with each stitch that make them what they are. "Shawls ... made for centuries universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles..." Janet Severi Bristow, 1998 2019 marks 21 years for the Prayer Shawl Ministry, founded in 1998 by Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria Galo. The two met while attending Women’s Leadership Institute at The Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut. They joined together with the idea of combining a love of knitting and crochet with the desire to reach out to those in need of comfort as well as joy. I reached out recently, on behalf of the HTC Prayer Shawl Ministry, to congratulate them on this amazing accomplishment. The need for shawls has increased recently but our inventory is still quite low. So, if you have a shawl partially or soon to be finished, could you please consider finishing it up in the next little while? It’s perfect knitting weather, and it would be a comfort to have a few more on hand when the need arises. Just a reminder that wool “kits” can be found in the Vestry cupboard, complete with wool and instructions for tassels. If you need needles or basic shawl instructions, just let me know. Thank you. Cathy* 905 884 4308 *HEAD KNIT WIT

WELCOME TEAMS: SIDESPEOPLE & GREETERS THANK YOU! to all Welcome Team Members, Sidespeople and Greeters, for your assistance with, and contributions to, our HTC 8:00 and 10:00 Sunday services from January to June 2019. Thanks also for your assistance with, and contributions to, various Special Services and scheduled Coffee hours. Your interest, time and effort are appreciated. For further information about Welcome Teams, please speak to Peter Paterson or call him at 905 889 5532.

Church/Altar Flowers The Altar Guild relies on donations from the congregation to beautify our church with flowers. The flowers are placed on the Altar and Memorial Table. Donations in any amount are most welcome. You may dedicate flowers  In celebration of events in your family’s life;  In memory of loved ones. To donate, or for more information, please call Lois Symons at 905 886 0866. Thank you.


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Outreach Richmond Hill Food Bank (RHFB), All Saints Community Kitchen/Clothing Closet (ASCK), Eva’s Place (North York) As of March 15, there have been three deliveries of non -perishable food and personal use items to the Richmond Hill Food Bank, plus three deliveries of same to the All Saints Community Centre/Kitchen. In addition, there were three deliveries of adult apparel to the All Saints Clothing Closet. Thank You! for your continued support, including financial contributions to purchase food. Much appreciated! If you would like more information about this important part of HTC Outreach program, please speak to Peter Paterson or call him at 905 889 5532.

Christmas Assistance Program The Thornhill Ministerial Christmas Assistance Program thanks all HTC parishioners who contributed food, toys or money to fill the hampers; and to all who donated their time to help sorting, packing and delivering food hampers/bags of toys to 131 families, a large increase from previous years (94 and 98 families in 2017 and 2016 respectively).

17th Century Nun’s Prayer


ORD, Thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and will some day be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody’s affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody; helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom, it seems a pity not to use it all, but Thou knowest Lord that I want a few friends at the end. Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point.

Pikangikum Water Project Holy Trinity has had a productive (2018)year in relation to the Pikangikum Water Project. Education, by way of speakers has helped us to understand some of the problems of Indigenous Communities. Hotdog Sunday lunches have contributed financially to the project. The Federal Government has stepped in to assist financially with Phase 3, which is being completed by the local men and women. Phase 4 is in the planning stage. In the process, local young people have been trained to do plumbing and electrical works. There is now a lumber mill in the community, so youth are also being trained, with the help of Habitat for Humanity, to mill lumber, and built and repair houses. In 2018 Holy Trinity donated over $3,300 to the Pikangikum Water Project. It is important that we, at Holy Trinity, continue to raise money and awareness for this initiative, which was started by volunteers, and shows what can be done by each of us doing our part.

Seal my lips on my aches and pains. They are increasing, and love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by. I dare not ask for grace enough to enjoy the tales of others’ pains, but help me to endure them with patience. I dare not ask for improved memory, but for a growing humility and a lessing cocksureness when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken. Keep me reasonably sweet; I do not want to be a Saint — some of them are so hart to live with — but a sour old person is one of the crowning works of the devil. Give me the ability to see good things in un-expected places, and talents in unexpected people. And, give me, O Lord, the grace to tell them so. AMEN


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Healing & Wellness Ministry Come to our Spring Lunch and Learn. Our guest speaker will be Virginia Bidwell of Evergreen in Markham. She will be speaking to us about coping strategies for the caregiver. If you are a caregiver for a loved one, neighbour or friend, come join us and learn how to manage the responsibilities of care providing with maintaining balance and self-care. Evergreen is a non-profit organization in Markham. This organization offers many supports for both individuals experiencing serious illness, bereavement and living with chronic illnesses. The emphasis is on developing ways to cope when health is undermined, steps to promote a sense of community and connectedness. Life is a series of changes. Some of them are very difficult to navigate. That is why being part of a faith community is an important part of navigating these challenges. We know that our response to illness and difficulty has much to do with our spiritual health as well as the quality of our lives. The Healing and Wellness Ministry Team is pleased to offer this event. Please contact Maureen McNeish if you are planning to attend. We need to know the number of participants no later than April 17, to arrange for the catering. Thank you.

Maureen McNeish, RN 905 889 5931 ext. 29 Parish Nurse parishnurse@holytrinity-thornhill.ca

Pastoral Visitation The Pastor came to visit the other day. He said that at my advanced age I should be thinking of the hereafter. I told him, "Oh, I do it all the time." "No matter where I am - in the living room, upstairs, in the kitchen, or down in the basement, I am always asking myself: 'Now, what am I here after?'" How Can You Tell? The Pastor's wife walked into the kitchen to find her husband stalking around with a fly swatter. "What are you doing?" She asked. "Hunting flies" He responded. "Oh. Killing any?" She asked. "Yep, 3 males, 2 females," he replied. Intrigued, she asked. "How can you tell them apart?" He responded, "3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone."

Top Reasons for Joining the Church Choir  You’re running out of clean clothes and the robe saves on laundry.  The church is usually crowded and you want to make sure you always have a seat.  You’ve just been selected for jury duty and you want to get use to sitting with a large group of people.  The collection plate is never passed to the choir.  You’ve been known to nod off during the service and don’t want the priest to catch you.  The pews for the choir are padded and are the most comfortable pews in the church.


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ACW News This year started out with an Annual General meeting which was attended by 44 women, a good attendance considering the inclement weather. After a reminder that every women in the parish is an Anglican Church Woman, all stood up to affirm the new executive. Anyone who would like to be involved, either in a group or on the executive would be most welcome. There are still some positions vacant. Exciting events are happening for Anglican Church Women in the Spring.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Service was held at Holy Trinity on March 1 at 1:30, a service which is held on the first Friday in March throughout the world. This year, the country featured was Slovenia and there was a video & music from Slovenia. Service & fellowship was attended by members of Thornhill churches and some from Christ Church in Woodbridge. A big thank you to Ruth Staples & her volunteers team (who were dressed in Slovenian folklore apparel, baked & served Slovene treats) for successfully planning and organizing the event. RUMMAGE SALE will take place on Saturday, April 6. Lots of help is needed, both from men and women, to prepare for the sale. A list of items accepted and places where help is needed will be posted in the weekly bulletins. Even if you can only help for an hour or two it would be appreciated, and you might even have fun. The Rummage Sale is not only a fundraiser, it is also a service for the community. Speaking of fun, a FASHION SHOW will be held on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. The fashions will be from Peppertree Klassics in Markham. Please come and bring your friends for an evening of fun and fellowship. There will be a sign-up sheet so that the hostesses can plan for goodies, tea and coffee.

On April 27 the Diocesan ACW Annual General Meeting will be held at St. Timothy, Agincourt. The speaker is Alexandra Shimo, and author and journalist. She has spent time on a reserve in Northern Ontario, and written two books about Indigenous issues. Registration is at 8:45 a.m. and several women from Holy Trinity will be going, so maybe we can carpool.

Helpers are needed, no experience required. Any hour you can spare during the week and on the sale day is greatly appreciated. Here is the schedule:  Monday to Friday, April 1-5: unpacking  Thursday & Friday, April 4-5: sorting, displaying and pricing  April 6: selling and packing unsold items We ACCEPT  gently used clean clothing (all sizes)  Accessories: belts, scarves, purse, etc.  footwear  Linens  Jewelries  toys, CHILDREN books  Living, Dining, Kitchen, Garden & Bathroom items  Small Appliances in working order & less than 10 years old

We DO NOT Accept  CD / DVD / VHS / cassette tapes  BOOKS / magazines / encyclopedia  Infant car seats/cribs/ playpens/walkers  Sport equipment  TV & stereo equipment

Looking further ahead, there will be a welcome back pot luck supper in the Fall, to meet old friends and new ones. Hope to see all of the women at one or all of these events. Linda Robertson ACW President


P.S. This is the ONLY rummage sale of this year.

In October, we will have CLOTHING only sale.

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Looking Forward Saturday April 6 9:00 - 12:00

Rummage Sale

Wednesdays April 24 & June 5 11:00 a.m. Eucharist 12:00 p.m. Luncheon

Seniors’ Easter & Picnic Luncheons We welcome all mature adults to this fellowship. Please let us know that you’re coming to ensure adequate staffing. Jean Challoner 905 889 1413 Church Office 905 889 5931 ext. 21

Wednesday May 1 10:30 a.m.

Lunch and Learn “Supporting the Caregiver”

Tuesday May 7 7:00 p.m.

Fashion Show

Saturday May 11 7:00 p.m.

Jazz Night

Parents and Grandparents, Please note that our Holy Trinity Church School will be running a

Vacation Bible Camp.

Saturday May 25 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CPR & First Aid Training

Mon - Fri July 22-26

Summer Bible Camp

It will take place in our auditorium from July 22 - July 26, 2019. Ages 4 - 10 years are welcome.

Holy Trinity, Thornhill, presents

Springtime Jazz & More (Calypso, Reggae, Latin) with

KaLaBASH May 11, 2019 7:30pm $20.00 Under the patronage of Bishop Peter Fenty Support of our outreach ministry! Two robins were sitting on a tree. “I’m really hungry,” said the first one. “Let’s fly down and find some lunch.” They flew down to the ground and found a nice plot of newly mowed lawn that was full of worms. They ate and ate and ate till they could eat no more. “I am so full, I don’t think I can fly back up into the tree,” said the first. “Let’s just lay back here and bask in the warm sun,” said the second.

“O K,” said the first. So they plopped down, basking in the sun. No sooner than they had fallen asleep, when a big fat tomcat sneaks up and gobbles them up. As the cat sat washing his face after his meal, he thought… “I JUST LOVE BASKIN ROBINS.” 11

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OUR MISSION We are a vibrant, welcoming Christian community

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Altar Guild Robin Parravano 905 669 9625 Anglican Church Women (ACW) Co-Presidents Linda Robertson & Co-President (position vacant) Church Archivist Brian Stapley 905 832 8202 Church School Coordinator Judith Sinclair 705 327 1247 Cemetery Committee Enid Corbett 905 889 7218 Coordinator of Counters Miriam Irving 905 731 0437 Footlights Club Malcolm Shiner 905 889 4407 Garden Committee Darryl Thompson 905 889 4643 Healing & Wellness Ministry Position vacant Outreach Committee Susan Hogeboom 905 889 3645 Prayer Chain Coordinator Elaine Stecyk

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Property Committee

Deadline is Sunday JULY 21, 2019

Ron Tolhurst

Sidesperson Teams Peter Paterson


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Trinity News - Spring 2019


Trinity News - Spring 2019


Trinity News - Spring 2019


Trinity News - Spring 2019


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HTC Trinity News - Spring 2019 Edition  

HTC Trinity News - Spring 2019 Edition