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postheadericon 2017 Pentecost

Pentecost

Living into our Faith

While Pentecost doesn’t get marketed to consumers the way Christmas and Easter do, at Bathurst it definitely gets its due! Pentecost Sunday 2017 at Bathurst included a baptism and many songs and chants associated with the Holy Spirit.

Services in this series include:

  • Sun, June 25 - Pride Sunday
    10:30 am in the chapel at Trinity-St. Paul's
    Pride Service - The Gates Shall Not Be Closed
    Caro Ibrahim

Previous services in this series included:

  • Sun, June 18 - Our Summer Solstice Service
    8:00 am on the beach at the foot of MacLean Ave (at Hubbard Blvd.)
    Ralph Carl Wushke
    (no service in the chapel at TSP)

  • Sun, June 11 - Our Mental Health Mission
    The CAMH Volunteer Team

  • Sun, June 4 - Baptism of Henry James Griffin
    Ralph Carl Wushke

postheadericon 2017 Easter Season

Living Witness – Living Hope – Living Faith

Every age is a crucible, a refiner’s fire for people of faith. The Book of Acts, the first letter of Peter and the Easter gospels attest to the tests and fortitude of the first generation of believers. Our Easter series sought to find resonance between these ancient witnesses and the contexts of our time.

Services in this series included:

  • Sun, May 28 - Cast all your anxieties on God, for God cares for you
    10:30 am in the chapel at Trinity-St. Paul's
    Ralph Carl Wushke

  • Sun, May 21 - John 14:15-21 - If you love me, keep my commandments
    Caro Ibrahim

  • Sun, May 14 - Thomas & Phillip, faith will issue in works
    Ralph Carl Wushke

  • Sun, May 7 - Retreat at Crieff Hills

  • Sun, April 30 - Luke 24:13-35 - Their eyes were opened at the breaking of the bread
    Ralph Carl Wushke

  • Sun, April 23 - Aliens and Resident Visitors: YOU Belong!
    Ralph Carl Wushke

postheadericon 2017 Lent

Flesh and Spirit: Born of Swirling Stardust; Called by Desire

Our Lenten series was grounded in the images of the Ash Wednesday Evening Prayer, with its theme of dust and ashes enlivened by God as holy Desire, and Elder Diane Longboat's reference to the swirling stardust on Lent.

The Ashes that begin our Lenten journey call us to awe of the capacity of stardust melded with Desire to become partners in Creation. Lent invites us to see ourselves as we really are, and re-discover God who is with us there. Martin Luther King, Jr. said the arc of history is long, and it curves toward justice. That is the promise and the call of the Lenten gospels. The question the ashes pose, is a question of self-awareness and self-examination: do our lives curve with the arc of justice?

Nicodemus, the Samaritan Woman at the Well, the Blind Man and Lazarus's resurrection inspire us to mindful awareness of our ultimate mortality, and penultimate possibilities of lives lived pursuing oneness with Divine Desire and the Eros of God, the Eros of the Cross. Are you ready to walk with us this Lent?

Services in this series included:

  • April 16 - Easter Sunday­ Breakfast and Messy Church
    10:00 am
    Ralph Carl Wushke

  • Saturday, April 15 - Easter Vigil, Ralph Carl Wushke Presiding
    Bloor Street United Church
    9:00 pm ­Silent Vigil
    10:00 pm Service

  • April 14 - Good Friday - Contemporary Reflections on the Passion
    Joint Service at Trinity St. Paul’s United Church

  • April 13 - Maundy Thursday Foot-washing Service
    Joint Service at Bloor Street United Church

  • Sunday, April 9 - Palm/Passion Sunday
    Michael Carens-Nedelsky & Allison Smith

  • Sun, April 2
    Lazarus
    Joy Cowan

  • Sun, March 26
    UCC Remits
    Ron Macfarlane

  • Sun, March 19
    Samaritan Woman
    Ralph Carl Wushke

  • Sun, March 12
    Nicodemus
    Ralph Carl Wushke

  • Sun, March 5
    Healing Journeys in Indigenous Communities
    Diane Longboat

postheadericon 2017 Epiphany

 

Church in the World – What Are We Called To?

The Epiphany season begins with Jesus’ baptism and ends with the transfiguration. In between, all of this year’s lectionary readings in the Gospel of Matthew describe Jesus’ ministry – his work in the world. We see him getting out there - preaching, healing the sick, and gathering his disciples.

Bathurst’s focus this Epiphany season is on the work that is being done and that needs to be done in our global world. We are looking at national issues, from prisons to United Church remits, and also to international issues by focusing on issues in Bangladesh, Israel/Palestine, U.S./Mexico.

There are some powerful readings in Matthew’s Gospel which may help inspire our explorations in Epiphany this year.

  • Matthew 5
    “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled”
    “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God”
  • Matthew 20:14-15
    “You are the light of the world…let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds”
  • Matthew 5:44
    “Love your enemies and pray for those that persecute you”

Services in this series included:

  • Sun, February 26 - 10:30 am in the Chapel at Trinity-St. Paul's
    Transfiguration
    Annual General Meeting
    Ralph Carl Wushke

  • Sun, February 19 - 10:30 am in the Chapel at Trinity-St. Paul's
    Bangladesh Report: Migrant Worker Justice
    Caro Ibrahim

  • Sun, February 12 - 10:30 am in the Chapel at Trinity-St. Paul's
    White Privilege
    Ralph Carl Wushke

  • Sun, February 5  - 10:30 am in the Chapel at Trinity-St. Paul's
    An Alternative Tour of Palestine/Israel: Stories Heard and Not Heard
    Jane Enticknap

  • Sun, January 29
    The Holy Land
    A joint service of Bathurst and Trinity St. Paul's United Churches

  • Sun, January 22
    Prison Issues
    Cathleen Fillmore

  • Sun, January 15
    The United Church Remits
    Ronald Macfarlane

  • Sun, January 8
    Border Issues
    Matthew Morales

postheadericon 2016 Advent and Christmas

The first Sunday of Advent also covered the last of the Seven Sacred Teachings, our theme for the previous series.

In the second service, we used drama to explore the two different Christmas stories.

Our traditional Christmas Concert was on Dec. 18), followed by a Christmas Breakfast on Christmas morning.

Services in this series included:

  • Sun, January 1 - 10:30 am in the Chapel at Trinity-St. Paul's
    New Year's Day service
    A joint service with Trinity St. Paul's

  • Sun, December 25 - 10:30 am in the Chapel at Trinity-St. Paul's
    Christmas Breakfast
    Christmas Service
    Ralph Carl Wushke

  • Sat, December 24 - 10:00 pm in the Sanctuary at Trinity-St. Paul's
    Christmas Eve Communion Service
    A joint service of Bathurst and Trinity St. Paul's United Churches

  • Sat, December 24 - 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary at Trinity-St. Paul's
    Christmas Eve Service
    A family friendly joint service of Bloor St. and Trinity St. Paul's

  • Sun, December 18 - 10:30 am in the Chapel at Trinity-St. Paul's
    The Annual Choral Concert
    Bev Lewis

  • Sun, December 11 - 10:30 am in the Chapel at Trinity-St. Paul's
    Despair, Hope, and the Prophetic Voice
    Ralph Carl Wushke

  • Sun, December 4
    The Two Christmas Stories
    Joy Cowan

  • Sun, November 27 - First Sunday in Advent
    The Seven Sacred Teachings: Honesty
    Ralph Carl Wushke

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Next Service:

Sunday, June 25

10:30 am in the Chapel at Trinity St. Paul's Centre
427 Bloor St. West

Pride Service - The Gates Shall Not Be Shut
Caro Ibrahim

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