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 included:

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

  • 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

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

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

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 will seek 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 Centre
    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 - "Doubting" Thomas; What is Faith?
    Ralph Carl Wushke


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

Our Lenten series is 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 in the Gym at Trinity-St. Paul's
    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 10:30 am at Trinity St. Paul’s United Church

  • April 13 - Maundy Thursday Foot-washing Service
    Joint Service 6:00 pm at Bloor Street United Church

  • Sunday, April 9 - Palm/Passion Sunday
    Michael Carens-Nedelsky & Allison Smith
    10:30 am, in the chapel, Trinity St. Paul's United Church

  • Sun, April 2 - 10:30 am in the Chapel at Trinity-St. Paul's
    Joy Cowan

  • Sun, March 26
    UCC Remits
    Ron Macfarlane

  • Sun, March 19
    Samaritan Woman
    Ralph Carl Wushke

  • Sun, March 12
    Ralph Carl Wushke

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