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Trinity News - Spring 2018 A Seasonal Publication of Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill (Established in 1830)

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“Something good is happening here!!”

Greening Holy Trinity In 2015, our Vestry supported “the Diocese’s advocacy at the provincial and federal government level for responsible and effective policy on climate change”. In addition, the Advisory Board was asked to investigate opportunities and consider suggestions from parishioners to “reduce our local carbon footprint over the next year, and reports on results and recommendations for future action to the 2016 vestry.” Three years later we have much to report after extensive research and funding from Vestry in 2017. Stephen Collette of Faith and the Common Good – Greening Sacred Spaces conducted an extensive “green audit” of our church premises to evaluate, identify and recommend actions to improve the energy efficiency and/ or reduce emissions at HTC. This audit was partially funded by our National Church. The report has provided the framework for our Green Team, comprising Steven Law, Ron Tolhurst, Dianne Rimmer and Iverson Grimes, with the support of Swan Li and Jesús Cruz Arángo, to embark on their work. The Green Team has worked diligently through contact and meetings with other organizations and religious groups within the York region community to identify and enhance our overall understanding of climate change issues affecting our entire community. To date, we have replaced 236 inside fluorescent and incandescent lights throughout the building with LED's of equivalent brightness. Most of the fluorescent fixtures required changing the ballast to electronic. This was done at a cost of $14,700. However, we received a $4,700 grant from Alectra. Additionally, we replaced the six exterior security lighting and the lights for the main altar stained glass windows. The parking lot sentinel light has no incentive from Alectra and is beyond our budget. We have deferred this until the light needs replacing in the

future. This was only the beginning. We have been sharing our experiences and increasing knowledge with the wider church and community. We were pleased to make a presentation to Lucy Cummings, Executive Director of Greening Sacred Spaces, as part of the review of our work done to date. In September 2017, we participated in a multi-faith public discussion on climate change at the Jaffari Community Centre. The event featured Dr. Dianne Saxe, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, who provided the latest information on Ontario’s climate vulnerabilities and how the province is responding to these impacts. The event featured local examples of faith-based climate action around sustainable waste management (Jaffari), energy efficiency (HTC) and community-supported agriculture (Shoresh). Continued on page 3 What’s Inside A Profile


The Canon’s Column


Vestry 2018, Holy Week & Easter


Ministry Brief




Healing and Wellness


ACW News


Looking Forward


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A Profile: The Parravanos mother so she decided to let teaching go. At eight years old, little Dominic Parravano boarded a boat with his mother and set sail for Canada by way of New York to join his father. Once docked in the New York harbour, he climbed on top of the luggage as he tried to get his first view of the city. Were it not for that alert passenger who grabbed onto him just as he was about to fall overboard onto the hard pavement below, Robin might never have met him. Once off the boat, he boarded a train bound for Toronto via Halifax. He was in Grade 3 in Italy but was put back to Grade 1 in Toronto. Soon he skipped three grades, ending up one year ahead of his class. Though he did not speak English, he found the school work extremely simple. Two years after he arrived in Canada he became a big brother with the birth of his sister. He planned to become an accountant and studied Commerce at University of Toronto, planning. He met Robin Adair at the French Club. Why would a Commerce student attend the French Club? He was also studying languages to get his grades up and was assisting the French Club as the technical hand with lighting and sound for their activities. He was in his final year while she was in her first. Robin was born in Windsor. Her mother was a nurse at Grace Hospital where she met her future husband. A year after her birth, they moved to Agincourt, Scarborough. Her two brothers were born in Scarborough. Her mother was born to Salvation Army missionaries in India. Robin was raised in the Salvation Army but at age 12 she was baptized and confirmed at the Church of The Epiphany. She later became superintendent of the Sunday School. Dom was a Roman Catholic and happily remembers being an altar boy for one day. After her graduation in 1975 as teacher and with a year in the field, they were married in 1977. She was a reluctant French teacher. It was hard to get a job. However, being fluent in French, she was able to get a job teaching grades 6-8 but then settled for English with her grade 2 charges. She taught for five years until the birth of their first child, Andrew. After maternity leave, she returned for a short time. With Rachel on the way, perfectionist as she was, she thought that it was going to be a very hard job being the perfect teacher, wife and


They moved to Thornhill in 1986 and joined Holy Trinity . Rachel was in the nursery school which, at the time, was headed by Heather Rivett. Robin has been serving her church ever since. She has served as a member of the youth support team, a support for the junior choir, vacation bible camp, a member of the former Deborah Group (ACW), special events committee, Altar Guild, Advisory Board, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, deputy warden and now warden. Robin is also a member of the Footlights Club. She started out as a “prompter” for “Toelights”, the youth version of Footlights. She was then encouraged to prompt for Footlights. After a few plays, she expressed interest in a “small” role in an upcoming play. She was given the leading role. Dominic has served as member of the Advisory Board, Property Committee, Chair of the Endowment Fund, Warden, counters, Finance Committee (Chair), Sideman, occasional actor with Footlights, bartender for special events, and chair of the Search Committee that called the present Incumbent.

Dominic has an extensive work resume. After university, he worked for a while in the federal government, audit bureau services. He has opened many restaurant chains, hired thousands of people and managed a racetrack As a consultant, he set up the commissary operation for all the prisons in southern Ontario (providing supplies for prisoners). He has held positions of Consultant, Director, Financial Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Human Resources of several companies including Premier Salons, General Foods (Boards of Directors), General Mills (Olive Garden, Red Lobster restaurants in Canada, later he was responsible for the restaurants in eastern Canada and the United States), Lytton Industries, and Cardinal Meats. His services were also sought to be part of the preparation for the Y2K bug that never materialized. His task was to provide an emergency plan for any eventuality, including support for the army. Following this, he was hired to go to Bosnia during the war to provide a similar service and support. For his work in Bosnia, he received the Canadian Peace Keepers’ Medal and the NATO medal for Service in The Former Yugoslavia. To spend time with young Andrew, Dom got into scouting. He was scout leader, the “Akela”, and the chief scouter of Ontario. Robin and Dom continue to enjoy their three grandchildren, Isabel, Christian and Gabriel.

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The Canon’s Column viDEoVOTIONS

Lenten Offerings

Some years ago, as we tried to find a phrase that captured the mood of the parish, we hit on these words, “something good is happening here”. If we are honest, we can say that we have not struck gold every time. However, we can say that we continue to experience some good moments. A few of us can speak of a new development in our parish life that is really “something good”.

As always, we invite members to put aside a “loonie or toonie” each day (40 days) to support our outreach work. This year, this Lenten fund is designated to fulfil our commitment in providing the Syrian refugee family Aslans to the amount of $7,400. Your “Loonies/Toonies for Lent” will help us to reach our target. Be sure to follow the readings on the front cover of the bulletin each week or receive them in your email every morning. If you do not receive them but would like to send a request to faith@holytrinity-thornhill.ca.

Just before Lent, we began a new online morning reflection, “Videovotions”. For about 40 minutes, the first ten being a musical interlude, reading the “Rue of Life” Bible reading for the day and engage in a time of sharing. During Lent, we have been engaged in the Lenten exercise “Meeting Jesus in The Gospel of John”. I encourage others to join us, with your coffee on your smartphone, ipad, laptop or computer and share in this opportunity.

Thornhill Ministerial 50th Anniversary

If you have the ZOOM app on your cell phone or tablet, the Meeting ID is 764-362-6913. For laptop/computer users please click on https://zoom.us/j/7643626913

On Sunday, March 18, Rabbi Daniel Korobkin of the Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation (Clarke Avenue) will join us in the Auditorium at 11:00 am for an information session on Judaism. We will assemble as usual for our regular 10:00 am service then move over to the auditorium for the session.

Praying the Headlines Another good thing happening in our parish is the opportunity being offered to “Pray the Headlines”. Thanks to Jacqui Getfield and Robin Pacific we have started a new prayer circle at Holy Trinity. Robin wrote “the news cycle is faster and faster and most of it is very frightening – from climate change enhanced “natural” disasters, to neo-Nazi rallies in Poland and Charlottesville, to terrorist attacks around the world. Aiming to alleviate the isolation and powerlessness many of us feel in the face of current events, we invite parishioners to come to a brief monthly discussion and prayer circle. There is good news also about which we can talk and pray. Let’s meet every third Sunday. Grab your coffee and come into the Vestry.

The 2018 Ecumenical Lenten Series sponsored by Thornhill Ministerial Association is the 50th anniversary of the Series. Services were held each Sunday at 4:00 p.m. The final service was at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, March 18.

Visit by Rabbi Korobkin

Passover Meal/Last Supper On Maundy Thursday Night 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 March 18 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.

Greening from page 1 We continue to be engaged in webinars and other information and learning opportunities. The Anglican newspaper featured our work in a full page article in its December 2017 edition.

Our plans for 2018 include the replacement of lighting rheostat with electric devices, installation of low flow aerators on water faucets and timers or motion sensors for some lights, check/fix AC coolant pipes wrapped with insulation, insulate areas where outside air is infiltrating, add blue bins to areas where recycling occurs and re-route/extend downspouts away from foundation.


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Vestry 2018 From Archbishop’s Letter In his letter to Vestry, Archbishop Colin Johnson wrote that this June, Synod will choose a coadjutor bishop who will automatically succeed him on his retirement. He shared the following quest which he posed at Synod for people to consider in preparation for the election:  From your own experience of bishop(s), what are two qualities you have admired in a bishop?  What are two critical issues affecting the life and mission of this Diocese today?  Considering that, what two qualities (maybe the same or different from #1) does the next bishop need to have to lead this Diocese in its mission into the next decade? Let us pray for the members of Synod that they may discern wisely and faithfully for this challenging and complex role of leading the largest and most diverse diocese in North America.

Motion on Affordable Housing Vestry passed the following motion. All levels of government need to work together to build and sustain affordable housing. We, the vestry of [name of parish] in the Diocese of Toronto, urge the provincial government to:  Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to increase and maintain the available stock of affordable housing in Ontario.  Develop specific strategies to address the needs of



March 25 8:00 a.m. PALM Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Said Eucharist Sung Eucharist

March 29 7:00 p.m. MAUNDY Thursday

Seder & Last Supper

March 30 GOOD Friday

12:00 noon

Good Friday Liturgy

April 1 EASTER Day

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

Said Eucharist Sung Eucharist

April 8 Easter 2

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

Said Eucharist Easter Lessons & Carol

communities and populations experiencing disproportionately high levels of inadequate housing, including members of Indigenous and racialized communities, newcomers to Canada, seniors, youth, survivors of domestic violence, and people living with mental illness or addictions.  Work with the federal government to maximize the impact of the National Housing Strategy on housing in Ontario.  Work with municipalities to ensure that emergency shelters are adequately funded to meet the needs of their communities.

New Church Sign Vestry voted to fund the construction of our new church sign. The cost will be $19,000. Members are invited to consider making a donation to the cost as a memorial or in thanksgiving for blessings received.

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Ministry Brief HOLY TRINITY CEMETERY The Cemetery Committee continues its mandate to care for the cemetery and its records during the winter months. Inquiries continue to be received from parishioners about purchasing the interment rights for the few remaining burial lots, the cremation lots and the Memory Garden. We also receive many emails and telephone calls from people looking for information about relatives that they believe are interred in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Alleluia! Christ is Risen

Easter CAROL Service

We meet bi-monthly to discuss cemetery matters and receive updates on pertinent information.

Sunday April 8, 2018

The proper registration of the cemetery with the Ontario Land Registry Office is still in progress.

In celebration of the resurrection of our Lord, we will hold an Easter Carol Service on April 8 at 10:00 a.m. Through readings and carols and congregational hymns, the service will recall the prophecies and the events leading up to and following the resurrection and conclude by looking forward to the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The choir will sing various arrangements of carols delightfully set by composers such as Austin Lovelace, Patti Drennan, Alfred Fedak, and Richard Proulx. We will praise the Lord together with the sound of trumpet of our friend, Jan Morgan, and drummer Sam Donkoh will add liveliness to our joyful singing.

The cemetery owns part of the parking lot south of the Baptist Church. This summer the whole lot was repaved. The final layer and markings will be done in spring. Keep your eyes posted for the date: In April we will have a spring cleanup which involves raking, shoveling and bagging the many spruce cones and branches which have fallen during the winter, mainly due to the squirrels.

We welcome new members who are interested in the unique ministry provided by the Cemetery Committee. Please telephone Enid (905-889-7218) if you wish to learn more about this volunteer opportunity. Enid Corbett Cemetery Chair

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 2018. Your interest, time and effort are appreciated. For further information about our Welcome Teams, please speak to Peter Paterson or call him at 905 889 5532.

10:00 a.m.

Please join us as we celebrate the resurrection of the Christ and raise the glad strain of Alleluia. Rachel Yoon Director of Music

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.

CELEBRATIONS IN LIFE FUNERALS We gave thanks for the lives of Joseph Dudley Marshall Stanley Maurice Raymond


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Ministry Brief cont’d

Prayer Shawl Ministry Shawls have been sent already this year to the BC family of Alfred Wong, the young 15 year old killed by a stray bullet as he sat in the back of his parents’ car on the way home from dinner; to the principal of a North York elementary school for the Mother of little Camila, a kindergartener who lost her life at school, struck by an SUV in the parking lot; and finally, to Rev Janet Jones, of High Country United Church, Mono, Ontario for the Mother of young Kayden, swept away by the flood waters of the Grand River, who’s body has yet to be recovered. The HTC Prayer Shawl Ministry was “showered” recently with messages of deep gratitude for the shawls – and they’re too rich not to share. “We are parents of Alfred Wong in Vancouver and want to thank you for the shawl sent from your church. We are very touched by your support during this difficult time, please kindly extend our thanks to the brothers and sisters at your church, kindly keep us in your prayer. Thank you for your support again, very much appreciated!” “Please accept our warmest thanks for your thoughtfulness in creating the beautiful prayer shawl for Camila's mother. Please know that we have given the prayer shawl to the family and they were greatly appreciative. Your kindness and support are more appreciated than any words can ever express. Please thank your very generous community for the beautiful gesture. Thank you and God Bless, Sarina Scarmozzino, Principal - St. Raphael Catholic School “Thanks Cathy, I'd be happy to make sure they get it. I pray that tomorrow is the day and that our souls and hearts are prepared to make the find. Blessings, Rev. Jan” (and then later in the week we received this second message) “Hi Cathy, Prayer shawl received. I'm helping in the search on Friday (Mar 9) and will drop it off then. If the search ends before Friday, I'll take it up tomorrow to them. With thanks, Rev. Jan” If you feel called to contribute in some way to this incredibly meaningful Ministry, please contact me. Cathy Pearson Head Knit Wit 905 884-4308/pearsoncl@rogers.com

What Price a Sermon?

Colourful Eggs

Travelling Bees

One Easter Sunday the Reverend Jones announced to his congregation, 'My good people, I have here in my hands three sermons......

A farmer plays a prank on Easter Sunday. After the egg hunt, he sneaks into the chicken coop and replaces every white egg with a brightly coloured one.

Bees travel a long way and just like us, every so often they need to take a break. To do this, they stop at a Petro Canada station rest area. But sometimes a bee will venture out on his own and go to an Esso station.

A $100 sermon that lasts 5 minutes A $50 sermon that lasts 15 minutes And a $20 sermon that lasts a full hour.

Now, we'll take the collection and see which one I'll deliver.' 6

Minutes later, the rooster walks in. He spots the coloured eggs, then storms out and beats up the peacock.

I guess it’s true that there is always one Esso Bee (SOB) in every bunch!

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Outreach Richmond Hill Food Bank (RHFB), All Saints Community Kitchen/Clothing Closet (ASCK), Eva’s Place (North York) There were 33 deliveries of canned/packaged food and personal use items to the three charities during 2017; RHFB (18), ASCK (12), Eva’s Place (3) In addition, there were 12 deliveries of adult apparel to the All Saints Clothing Closet. Thank You! For your interest and support, including financial contributions to buy food items. Much appreciated! If you would like further information about these charities, please speak to Peter Paterson or call him at 905 889 5532.

Christmas Assistance Program The Thornhill Ministerial Christmas Assistance Program thanks all Holy Trinity parishioners who contributed food, toys or money to fill the hampers; and to all who donated their time to help sorting, packing and delivering over 278 food hampers/bags of toys to 94 families on December 16, 2017.

FaithWorks 2018 Included in this Trinity News edition is the 2018 FaithWorks campaign package.

Honouring Mothers

Pikangikum Water Project Holy Trinity has had a productive (2017)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. Hot Dog Sunday lunches have contributed financially to the Project. And the Donation Cards used by parishioners also have raised funds. The Project is ongoing, but not much happens during the winter freeze. However, Phase 3 needs completion and Phase 4 is in the planning stage. Although a large amount of money has been raised for the provision of clean, running water to homes in the community, there is still much to be done. The Federal Government has stepped in to assist financially with Phase 3. Also, there is a promise that by Fall of 2018, Pikangikum, as well as other similar communities, will be on the grid, and will no longer have to depend on generators. It is important that we, at Holy Trinity, continue to raise money and awareness for this initiative, which was started by volunteers, and show what can be done by each of us doing our part.

When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you hang my first painting on the fridge and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you feed a stray cat, I learned that it was good to be kind to animals. When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you make my favourite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life. When you thought I wasn’t looking I heard you say a prayer and I knew that there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other. When you thought I wasn’t looking I wasn’t looking I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have to take care of what we are given. When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn’t feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up. When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw tears come from your eyes, I learned that sometimes things hurt, but its alright to cry. When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be. When you thought I wasn’t looking I learned most of life’s lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up. When you thought I wasn’t looking I looked at you and wanted to say, “Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn’t looking”. 7

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Healing & Wellness Ministry As we look toward spring, I’d like to follow up on one of the monthly Health Tips I have given. In December, I suggested that those who live alone buddy up with someone, to check on each other through the flu season. Trevor Payne informed of an on-line check-in service called ‘Iamfine’ - an automated service for those who live along. The cost is US$15/month or US$100/year. https://www.iamfine.com/ The City of Markham also offers recycling assistance in the winter, or anytime for those who have difficulty getting their recycling to the curb. I have a form that needs to be filled out by your doctor. If you are interested, let me know and I’ll give you the form. There is also a tax credit if you are still living in your home and a spouse is in a retirement facility. I also have further information on that before tax time.

CPR/AED AND FIRST AID training will take place in our Auditorium on Saturday March 24. Please consider taking the course if you haven’t before or not for some time. A refresher gives us more confidence to respond, if we are ever in a situation that demands it. This is especially recommended for sidespeople and wardens. Please REGISTER at 905 889 5931 ext. 29. DEADLINE is Monday March 19.

LUNCH and LEARN - Wednesday May 2 at 10:30 a.m. Our topic is ‘Living Well With Alzheimers’. The prevalence of Alzheimers is increasing in Canada. We have invited having several speakers to outline various possibilities for dealing with the situation after the diagnosis. Mosaic Home Care will present their resources for those newly diagnosed and the monthly Memory Café for caregivers and patients to provide social stimulation and support. They also have a ‘Meaning of Me’ focus that they will explain that is world renown. Memory & Company is a country club for people living with memory loss. They try to ‘assist in slowing down the progression of the disease through offering cognitive and physical fitness, recreation programs and activities that challenge the mind and body, as well as a social environment that assists in maintaining communication’.

Memory Lane Home Living will present their dwelling for Alzheimer patients to continue living in a homesetting. It is staffed by professionals and volunteers. The home is in Richmond Hill close to churches, hospital, library and other community hubs.


Delmanor will showcase their ‘Memory Plus’ program which is a neighbourhood within their secure community where those with memory loss are free to garden, walk the resident dog and explore. If you know of someone facing these challenges, bring them or their caregivers to attend this session. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided. Kindly register (at 905 889 5931 ext. 29) or sign up on the sheet outside the Auditorium; so that we can have adequate printed materials and lunch. RETIREMENT After a lot of consideration, I have decided to retire at the end of June 2018. I have given Stephen and the wardens several emails where they can advertise and hopefully find someone to replace me by the fall. Holy Trinity has a long history of parish nurse ministry and I hope you can find someone to carry on. I will miss everyone and possibly drop in when I’m nearby, but I feel this is the right time in my career to retire. Susan Rodgers, RN 905 889 5931 ext. 29 Parish Nurse parishnurse@holytrinity-thornhill.ca

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ACW News To all the ladies of the congregation

Tuesday May 29, 2018

The Yorkminstrel Show Choir An evening of show tunes and refreshments (free will offering)

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 16-20: receiving & unpacking  Thursday & Friday, April 19-20: sorting, displaying and pricing  April 21: selling and packing unsold items We are grateful for your contributions

We ACCEPT  gently used clean clothing (all sizes)  Accessories: belts, scarves, purse, etc.  footwear  Linens  Jewelries  toys, CHILDREN books,  Living, Dining, Garden & Bathroom items  Kitchen 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 (take them to Rotary Club recycle days … see page 11)

Holy Trinity Church Auditorium (More details to follow)

There will be a raffle at Festival of Christmas on November 25, 2018. Our hard working quilters are donating a beautiful hand-made quilt as a prize. Other prizes may include dinner gift certificates, a basket of culinary delights, and a beautiful water colour painting. If interested in donating a prize (minimum value $75), please contact Jane Winstanley at 905 881 5169 or winstan@sympatico.ca before midJune. Thank you.

This organization takes used books and even offers a pick-up service

Second Life Books 2741 Yonge Street. Phone: 647 3309 0492

E-mail: info@secondlifebooks.net


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Looking Forward Saturday March 24

CPR/AED & First Aid Training

8:30 am Wednesdays

Seniors’ Easter & Picnic Luncheons

April 4 & June 6

We welcome all mature adults to this fellowship. Please let us know that you’re coming to ensure adequate staffing.

11:00 a.m. Eucharist 12:00 p.m. Luncheon

Jean Challoner 905 889 1413 Church Office 905 889 5931 ext. 21 Saturday Apr. 21

Rummage Sale

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wednesday May 2

Lunch and Learn

10:30 a.m.

“Living with ALZHEIMER”

Tuesday May 29

ACW Social with

Time TBD

The York Minstrel Show Choir

SUMMER DAY CAMP July 23 – 27, 2018 9am to 3pm 4 to 10 year-olds Managed by qualified teachers. Lots of fun activities, Inside and Outside! $50 per child Register at www.holytrinity-thornhill.ca/registration Mail cheque to: 140 Brooke St., Thornhill, ON, L4J 1Y9 Registration is complete when cheque is received. Questions? Email Judith: 5jasagain@gmail.com

HELP your LOST ITEMS FIND YOU Digital Camera On a sheet of paper clearly print your name and e-mail address or phone. Capture this image 3-4 times at several intervals on your camera. If your camera is lost and contains this information the finder can then contact you.

Eyeglasses Label your eyeglass case with your name and e-mail address/ phone so that it may be returned to you.


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OUR MISSION We are a vibrant, welcoming Christian community flourishing in God’s love through fellowship, outreach, worship and spiritual growth, in an atmosphere of compassion and mutual respect.

Trinity News is published three times a year to inform parishioners about upcoming events and ongoing activities at Holy Trinity Church. Please submit your items to the church office.

HOW TO CONTACT US 140 Brooke Street, Thornhill, Ontario L4J 1Y9 info@holytrinity-thornhill.ca www.holytrinity-thornhill.ca Office/Wardens Tel: 905 889 5931 Fax: 905 889 5632 Canon Stephen Fields Christine Ivy Rachel Yoon Susan Rodgers Swan Li Judith Sinclair Jesús Cruz Arángo Wardens

sfields@holytrinity-thornhill.ca (ext. 23) civy@holytrinity-thornhill.ca (ext.25) rachelyoon@hotmail.com parishnurse@holytrinity-thornhill.ca (ext. 29) info@holytrinity-thornhill.ca (ext. 21) 5jasagain@gmail.com (ext. 30) custodian@holytrinity-thornhill.ca (ext. 24) corporate@holytrinity-thornhill.ca

Altar Guild Robin Parravano

905 669 9625

Anglican Church Women (ACW) Co-Presidents Position Vacant Church Archivist

Items of broader interest or opinion pieces are generally not published in Trinity News, but can be forwarded to the Advisory Board for their information and consideration for inclusion in future editions. Submissions may not exceed 200 words in length, must be signed and include a clear statement indicating that these are personal opinions. Submissions will be consistent with the Mission Statement of Holy Trinity Church. Design & Layout: Swan Li Please submit articles  In PLAIN SIMPLE TEXT (NO fancy layouts, indents, tabulations, etc.)  By e-mail to info@holytrinity-thornhill.ca Thank You. Next Issue of Trinity News will cover AUTUMN Events (Sep - Nov)

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

905 763 6017

Property Committee Ron Tolhurst

905 889 7757

Sidesperson Teams

Deadline is

Peter Paterson

905 889 5532

Sunday JULY 17, 2018


Profile for CanonStephen

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A Publication of Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill

Trinity News - Spring Edition  

A Publication of Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill