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postheadericon 2016 Lent

Latin America: History – Spirituality – Liberation

Inspired in part by Ralph Carl Wushke’s four month sabbatical in Cuba in 2015, the Bathurst Lenten worship series engaged with Latin American expressions of gospel and culture, including Canadian church & society connections there.

The gospel for the second Sunday of Lent provided an evocative start point for this series.
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets…how often I would have gathered your children together..” (Luke 13:24).

Services in this series included:

  • Sun, Mar 20 - Palm Sunday
    Latin America’s Gift: Theology of Liberation
    Reg McQuaid

  • Sun, Mar 13 - Lent V
    Cuba: Church & Society II
    Ralph Carl Wushke

  • Sun, Mar 6 - Lent IV
    Cuba: Church & Society I
    Reinerio Arce

  • Sun, Feb 28 - Lent III
    Bathurst Annual General Meeting with a Latin Flavour

  • Sun, Feb 21 - Lent II
    Partnering in Latin America: United Church of Canada
    Jim Hodgson

  • Sun, Feb 14 - Lent I
    The Mapuche People of Chile: Indigenous Struggle
    Marie Elena Oliva

postheadericon 2016 Epiphany

The Tree of Ruth

In Matthew's genealogy of Jesus, only four women are mentioned.

Each of them, through initiative, heroism and determination, contributed to the messianic line, and set the pattern for Jesus’ family tree.

Tamar, at risk of death, ensured the messianic line through her sons; through Rabab’s courage Israel entered the promised land; through Ruth’s unflinching loyalty to Naomi she and Boaz became great grandparents of David the king; through Bathsheba’s courageous intervention the Davidic throne passed to Solomon.

In Epiphany, we will be looking at the lives and stories of these women, who are heroines of the faith, and whose stories call for study and celebration.

Services in this series include:

  • Sun, Feb 7
    Bathsheba
    Ralph Carl Wushke

Previous services in this series included:

  • Sun, Jan 31
    Joint service with Trinity-St. Paul's
    The Holy Land: Israel - Palestine
    Robert Mssoud

  • Sun, Jan 24
    Ruth
    Frances Combs

  • Sun, Jan 17
    Rahab
    Ralph Carl Wushke

  • Sun, Jan 10
    Tamar
    Judi McCallum

postheadericon 2015 Advent and Christmas

New Possibilities

Advent is the beginning of the Christian Year, and, like the beginning of any year, we look ahead and wonder "What next?"
Our theme at Bathurst this Advent is New Possibilities.

Services in this series included:

  • Sun, Jan 3
    Christmas in Cuba
    Ralph Carl Wushke

  • Sun, Dec 27
    Christmas Breakfast

  • Sun, Dec 20
    Christmas Choral Service

  • Sun, Dec 13
    'From a Small Place',
    a reflection on Mary
    Sarah Mikhaiel

  • Sun, Dec 6
    A Step Along the Way:
    The Youth on Bloor Trip to El Salvador
    Shintaro Tsukamoto

  • Sun, Nov 29
    Reflection on the Stanley Tucci movie 'Big Night'
    I Thessalonians 5 : 1-11
    Cam Watts

postheadericon 2015 November

2015 November Services - Without a Voice ...

In modern society, many find themselves without power, without the ability to help themselves. What are we called to do? How can we help those without a voice … the refugees, the homeless, those in prison, those struggling with addiction or mental health issues?

Services in this series included:

  • Sun, Nov 22
    What's Happening in the Middle East?
    Remmelt Hummelen
    Mark 13: 1 - 8

  • Sun, Nov 15
    Mouldy Bread
    Joshua 9
    Cam Watts

  • Sun, Nov 8
    Crime and Punishment, What’s Wrong with Prisons
    Cathleen Fillmore

  • Sun, Nov 1
    Silencers
    Matthew 9.14-38
    Cam Watts

postheadericon 2015 October

2015 October Services - Gratitude

In October - with an eye on the calendar - we reflected on gratitude; how we experience it, and what we are called to do in return. On Thanksgiving Sunday (Oct. 11), our theme was Thanksgiving. October 17 was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and our service on the 18th explored how compassion and empathy call us to act for the eradication of poverty. Our service on Peace Sunday, October 25 focused on how we are called as peace makers, and what we can do.

Services in this series included:

  • Sun, Oct 25
    Buildings and Mountains (Why We Are Peacemakers)
    Cameron Watts
    Mark 13: 1 - 8

  • Sun, Oct 18
    Compassion, and the question of Poverty
    Jane, Judi, Ken, Reg and Sharon

  • Sun, Oct 11
    Thanksgiving: Undisclosed Recipients
    Joel 2:21-27
    Cam Watts

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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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