Announcements for the week of December 9, 2018:
Young Adult Bible Study Join the young adults every second Monday at 7PM for a group discussion and study. Right now they are working through the book of Job. Contact Clark for more info 587-335-7428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tea on Tuesdays Advent Bible Study: Join Rev. Danielle on Dec 4th, Dec 11th, and Dec 18th at 11AM
as we begin a new three week Advent Bible Study! Join us in the Commons Area
for some good discussions, plenty of laughs, and a cup of tea!
Bring your favourite Bible along with you and we’ll go from there!
Acolyte and Lay Assistant Refresher
All Acolyte’s and Lay Assistant’s are invited to come to a brief refresher training today, December 9th, following the 10:30 service.
Call for Lay Administrants
We are looking for a few people to add to the Lay Administrant schedule for the 10:30 service. These people will assist with chalice during the Eucharist. If you have questions or would like to join this ministry team, please speak to Fr. Chris.
Youth Advent Bible Study
Advent is right around the corner! As such we have a slight programming change for the season of Advent. All youth are invited to the Youth Advent Bible Study which will occur every Sunday in December at 10:30AM in the Tower Room. We will be exploring, as a group:
Luke 1: 26-38 & Matthew 1: 18-25 on December 9th
Luke 1: 39-56 & Luke 2: 22-40 on December 16th
Matthew 2: 13-23 on December 23rd
*Please note that the previous, 10 am youth group, will not be occurring in the month of December.*
Edmonton’s Got Talent! Holy Trinity’s First Fridays Open Stage provides musicians (all genres), poets, comedians, artists, and others with a relaxed and safe environment in which to perform. We welcome all performers at every level and all ages with an opportunity to be on stage for five to 15 minutes in front of a politely attentive audience. You don’t have to be a performer to be part of it all—come just to enjoy a night of entertainment. Refreshments available. On the first Friday of every month at 7:30pm in the Lower Hall. (Sign-up for performers starts at 7:00.) Next open stage is on January 4th. Oh, and it’s free.
Thursday Morning Eucharist & Study
Please note that the last date of the Thursday Morning Study Group for 2018 will be December 13th. A new study will start on January 10th. There will still be Saints Eucharist every Thursday at 10AM, except for on December 27th when there will be no Eucharist.
Youth, you’re invited to the Great Anglican Build Off!
Join us at Holy Trinity Anglican Church as we build gingerbread houses, share a meal together, blare the music, and have jolly fellowship! All youth 11+ are welcomed and encouraged to attend! Cost is $5 per person. Please RSVP to Rev. Danielle: email@example.com.
Where: Holy Trinity Anglican Church 10037 84 Ave. NW
When: Friday, December 14th, 2018
Time: 6:00 to 9:00PM
Children’s Christmas Pageant
On Sunday Dec.16, the kids and youth of HTAC will be presenting our annual Christmas Pageant, “Gifts for a King” during the coffee hour. This is a special event not to be missed! The pageant is free for all to attend.
Rehearsals will take place during Kid’s Church on Sundays, Dec.2 and 9.
SATURDAY REHEARSAL: All those participating in the pageant are called for a rehearsal on the afternoon of Saturday, December 15 from 2:30 to 5PM. Kids under age 5 only need to attend from3:30 to 5PM. Please note the change in rehearsal time.
We also need parents to donate healthy snacks for the Saturday rehearsal. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Hampers for King Edward/The Christmas Pageant
Once again, Holy Trinity will be involved in the outreach ministry of supplying Christmas hampers for families from King Edward School. This year Kids’ Church is linking this ministry to the Christmas pageant, “Gifts for a King”, being presented on Sunday, Dec 16, at coffee hour. The children are decorating boxes to present gifts at the manger. We invite the congregation to take part in the pageant by bringing hamper items that will go into these boxes. The items may either be brought on the Sundays leading up to the pageant or on the day of the pageant. Later these items will be included in the King Edward hampers. Items can also be brought to the church office during the week and placed in the labeled basket.
Trinity Youth Art Project Sale The youth of the Trinity Art Project will be showcasing their art following the service Sunday, December 16. There will be an opportunity to buy art as well. Come say hi and support the youth in their artistic endeavours!
Inviting any and all to participate in a team building, co-ed winter aerobic activity. Holy Trinity is looking for exercise ‘nuts’ to join our Snow Removal Team for the 2018-2019 winter season. Regular team members as well as substitutes are most welcome. There is no need to purchase a shovel, we will provide one in your size. If you are up to learning a ‘new’ skill we will provide lessons on safely operating a power snow blower. Contact Paul Crump at email@example.com or 780-433-5530 or Holy Trinity at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-433-5530.
Pub Theology All are welcome to join in the conversation on the third Wednesday of each month at The Black Dog Freehouse (downstairs in the Underdog) at 104 St. and 82 Ave, 7-9PM.
Dec 19: Does morality Trump Jesus? | Jan. 16: What does a Christian look like? | Feb. 20: Is Ghosting People Okay? #askPaul | Mar. 20: Talking about politics AND religion | April 17: Who even has time to think about God?!
Amahl and the Night Visitors
December 21 and 22, 6:30PM at Holy Trinity
Come join the Trinity Players as they share Menotti’s Amahl and The Night Visitors with you. In this one hour family friendly opera, we follow the epic journey of the three quirky wise men following the star to visit the Christ child. On the way, they take refuge in the home of Amahl and his mother and miracles ensue. This is the perfect way to enjoy an opera, in English with the whole family, don’t miss out on this beautiful production.
Director – Morgan Kunitz
Tickets available from Eventbrite.com: Adult $15, Family $35 (two Adults and up to 3 children), Single Child $5
Please arrive 30 min pre show to enjoy a family friendly craft/activity
Christmas Services: Please join us as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour!
Monday, December 24
- 4:30 PMChristmas Eve Family Service with a “pick up pageant” (no rehearsal required). Perfect for families with young children.
- 7 PMChristmas Eve Communion Service. Come sing along to traditional Christmas favourites.
- 11 PMFestive Christmas Eve Eucharist with organ and choir. A candlelit service full of symbolism that accesses the mystery of the Incarnation.
Tuesday, December 25
- 10:00 AM Christmas Day Eucharist Service. Festive and calm worship with organ and sung carols.
Wednesday to Sunday, January 4th – 19th, 7:30PM
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Sanctuary
Tickets $25 on sale at eventbrite.ca
Internationally-acclaimed Malachite Theatre are delighted to return to Alberta this winter with a brand new, site-specific production of Shakespeare’s bone-chilling Scottish tragedy.
Holy Trinity Presents: Speaker Series:
Please join us for an exciting and enlightening lecture-discussion series on monthly
Saturday mornings at Holy Trinity. 30 minute lecture followed by 30 minutes of discussion.
Refreshments provided. 11am to 12pm in the Upper Hall.
Jan. 12: The “Jesus Prayer” in Russian Orthodox Spirituality (Heather Coleman)
Feb. 9: Social Justice and Trinitarian Theology (Clark Hardy)
Mar. 9: Celtic Prayer for Busy People (Jane Samson)
After Dark: Sex Salon
Join us for this adult-only, three-part speaker series as we explore the relationship between sexuality, faith and our understanding of God. Each evening will run 1 hour – a 30-minute talk followed by 30 minutes of dialogue – featuring speakers from ministerial, feminist and LGBTQ+ backgrounds. Enjoy a libation, open your mind, and get ready to talk about sex at church.
Saturday, January 19, HTAC Lower Hall, 7 pm – “Sexual Ethics: Consent, Care, and Concern” (Speaker TBD)
Friday, March 15, HTAC Upper Hall, 7 pm – “God, Poetry, and Sex” (Speaker TBD)
Equally Anglican: All are welcome and invited to join us on the last Sunday of each month
for our LGBTQ+ affirming Eucharist service at 7:00pm. Upcoming Service: January 27th, 2018
Please note that there will not be an Equally Anglican service in December.
Stay up to date with Equally Anglican happenings: on Twitter @EquallyHTAC
or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/EquallyHTAC/about/