Posted by: jwhes | July 14, 2020

Worship – July 12, 2020

Please click on the link below and you should be redirected to the video; you may have to search by the date. The words to the hymns are on the power point. You can access it now or anytime, including Sunday morning.

Here is the link to our worship: https://youtu.be/HJzcFkjwcf4

We hope this video or print worship reminds you of our regular time together on Sunday.

In addition, we are offering:
Holy Yoga every Saturday at 10am and Monday at 3pm – led by Wynn

These are both offered through an online Zoom call and if you’d like to take part, let me know; you can join by computer or phone. Saturday Yoga is also doing outdoor/distancing yoga and we invite you to be in touch if you’d like to take part.

If you’d like to support West Broadway Community Ministry, we are collecting juice boxes and granola bars. These will supplement the donated lunches they hand out every day. Juice boxes and granola bars can be dropped off Sunday morning, 9-11am or call the church (204 269 1632) for other times or for a pick up. Thanks to all who have contributed so far.

Elizabeth is back from holidays and study leave; thanks to Rev. Dr. Paul Campbell, Charlie Powell and Carolyn Pierson for leading worship; to Harry Johnson for recording worship and “Trinity Moments”; and to Charlie and Judy Powell for operating the power point; to Nicola Davies and Bert Johnson for their musical talents for all the music and especially for the hymns they played and sang for the Hymn Sing service; and to everyone who has read scripture, led prayers, offered ideas, and supported the virtual weekly “Moment from Trinity” and worship services.

Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. If you have an idea, prayer or story you’d like to share with me, please send it to me at: eliz.tuc@mymts.net I am sending out a mid-week, short email with a thought for the day and I’d love to hear what brings you hope, where you see God’s love in our world, and what you find inspirational. If you have comments, suggestions, or any thoughts about worship or how you’re doing, please be in touch. Trinity is here for you and we will respond.

May you know God’s presence with you as we continue to move through this new reality,

Elizabeth

Posted by: jwhes | July 7, 2020

Trinity Moment – July 7, 2020

The short video to accompany this “Moment from Trinity” can be found here: https://youtu.be/zpsB4Jit1t4
It’s good to be back not only in Winnipeg, not only from self-isolation for 2 weeks, but back to work! Our time away has been restful, relaxing, and a learning and growing experience. Being on holiday for a week away and then compelled to spend time isolating in our home has taught me much about the benefits of taking time away for a while; of discovering new paths through our community (on our bikes); of watching plants grow, day by day, and marvelling in the resilience of those plants; and finding a peaceful moment each day to communicate with God. It’s been a time of hope, anticipation and gratitude.
My great thanks go to the folks who have taken on new duties and learned new skills as they contributed to the last three weeks of “moments” and weekly worship:
  • to Rev. Paul Campbell and his invitation to daydream, to Charlie Powell who encouraged us to look at a difficult story from the bible in a new way, and to Carolyn Pierson who inspired us to sing along with some new and familiar hymns and to all the folks who prayed and read scripture
  • to Harry Johnson who invited us to follow him to the Community Garden, belfry at Trinity’s front door, and the St. Vital duck pond for a “moment” that inspired hope and a connection to creation
  • to Harry Johnson who recorded those moments and the weekly worship and who followed a great learning curve along the way
  • to Charlie and Judy Powell who moved those power point slides seamlessly so we could follow along
  • to Rev. Paul Campbell who was there for anyone to call
  • to Irma and Dallis who helped all this to take place
  • and to everyone who helped out in their own way,
My great thanks and gratitude – it was a joy to watch their creations from my own home.
Right before I left for holidays and study leave, Connie sent me this video (attached) that brings us a wonderful message of before/after in creation; it reminds me of what “time away” means to God’s creation, to us as individuals and as a community.
A prayer I used during these times away that you might also say as you go about your days and activities:
Holy creating God, in this early morning hour, we wait for your presence to inspire, encourage and challenge us to be your children in the world. May we be open to your amazing spirit throughout the day and into the night, listening for your voice, knowing your love surrounds us. With all that we are, let us share that love with all we meet. Amen.
May the blessings of the day – wherever we are – touch our hearts, today.
Elizabeth
Posted by: jwhes | July 6, 2020

Worship – July 5, 2020

Please click on the link below and you should be redirected to the video; you may have to search by the date. The words to the hymns are on the power point. You can access it now or anytime, including Sunday morning.

Here is the link to our worshiphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR6nActWYUY
We hope this video or print worship reminds you of our regular time together on Sunday.
In addition, we are offering:

Holy Yoga every Saturday at 10am and Monday at 3pm – led by Wynn

These are both offered through an online Zoom call and if you’d like to take part, let me know; you can join by computer or phone. Saturday Yoga is also doing outdoor/distancing yoga and we invite you to be in touch if you’d like to take part.
If you’d like to support West Broadway Community Ministry, we are collecting juice boxes and granola bars. These will supplement the donated lunches they hand out every day. Juice boxes and granola bars can be dropped off Sunday morning, 9-11am or call the church (204 269 1632) for other times or for a pick up. Thanks to all who have contributed so far.
Elizabeth is back from holidays and study leave on Tuesday July 7th. We are grateful to Harry Johnson who has recorded the Tuesday “Moment from Trinity” and has recorded the weekly worship; Rev. Paul Campbell, Charlie Powell and Carolyn Pierson who have led worship each week; and to Charlie and Judy Powell for operating the power point for the worship services. Thanks to everyone who has read scripture, led prayers, offered ideas, and supported the virtual weekly “Moment from Trinity” and worship services.
Rev. Paul Campbell is available for pastoral emergencies and his contact information is on the church answering machine (204 269 1632).
Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. If you have an idea, prayer or story you’d like to share with me, please send it to me at: eliz.tuc@mymts.net  I am sending out a mid-week, short email with a thought for the day and I’d love to hear what brings you hope, where you see God’s love in our world, and what you find inspirational. If you have comments, suggestions, or any thoughts about worship or how you’re doing, please be in touch. Trinity is here for you and we will respond.
May you know God’s presence with you as we continue to move through this new reality,

Elizabeth

Posted by: jwhes | July 6, 2020

Trinity Moment for June 30, 2020

Video

This week’s video was prepared at St Vital Park to illustrate the enjoyment of people and wildlife in a corner of Creation that is, on the one hand, tranquil and on the other, in the midst of our bustling city. We hope you will enjoy this video along with the Trinity Moment for Tuesday June 30, 2020. The video can be found at the following link. Permission to use their images was sought and granted from the city work crew and the family shown in this video and we thank these folk for gracing our Trinity video.

Here is the video link for the Trinity Moment for Tuesday June 30 2020:  https://youtu.be/OlJMfh-GLDg

 

Virtual Service: Sunday July 4, 2020

Information about the link for the YouTube video for Sunday July 5 will be given later in the week.   Carolyn Pierson will be leading the service of Praise and Readings. We thank Carolyn for her leadership during Elizabeth’s absence and for Nicola and Bert for their creative music contributions.

Rev. Elizabeth Brown will be returning from study leave and vacation in the week that follows.   In the meantime, Rev. Paul Campbell is available for pastoral matters. He can be reached through the Trinity Church Office at 204-269-1632.

 

Canada Day

Tomorrow is our national birthday.   We will miss the opportunity to enjoy fireworks in 2020. Trinity United Church began in St Norbert and Canada Day Fireworks at the St Norbert Community Centre have been a worthwhile way to end the day on July First.   Here is a picture of the fireworks in 2019 – just to give you a sense of national pride. Happy Canada Day!

 

Trinity Moment

In visiting the Goose Pond at St Vital Park to make this week’s video, we have been fortunate to see wildlife that make their home and raise their families in this special place. At the same time, they provide much pleasure to people who visit. The Goose Pond is a quiet place amidst the busy city. In addition to the waterfowl at the Pond, there is a well-maintained rock and flower garden that graces that part of the Park and extensive walking paths and green spaces for recreation. We also encountered city workers who installed aerating fountains in the Pond bringing oxygen to the water and in this way, controlling the algae growth.   Family units were in the Park, enjoying recreation, a visit, and a snack, as well. One of the treasured sights during our visit was the chance to see new graduates in their gowns, enjoying the freedom and the success of their achievement while waiting for a somewhat-overdue photographer to join them.   The visit provided a refreshing interlude, one that you may enjoy as well.

Trinity folk have been enjoying other city parks, too. Irma Nadeau described to me the enjoyment and uplift she experienced while being part of the Saturday Yoga group in Kings Park. Irma provided photographs to be included in today’s Moments and in describing them, she wrote:

“These pictures are of the Saturday Yoga group doing their practice at King’s Park on June 20 celebrating the summer solstice. The group is so blessed to have Wynn Ferguson graciously offer her amazing leadership, talent, and creativity as we enjoy practicing together. Yoga has been offered by zoom through these long months of isolation, so it was very special to see each other as we walked the labyrinth and then practiced yoga.

If you are interested in being on the email list so that you know where and when yoga is happening contact Wynn or Irma”.

We encourage you to contact Wynn and/or Irma to join this group.

A prayer for today:

Creator God who has given life to this planet, we rejoice in the diversity of life forms that make up this world. We rejoice, too, in quiet places where we can refresh our own spirits and observe various species in Your Creation as they live and bring forth their families.   “We live in God’s World”. May your guiding hand be with us in our respect for your Creation, in our interpersonal interactions, and in our strivings to build stronger social networks, as we follow the teachings of your son, Jesus.   Amen.

 

Blessing

Elizabeth has provided us with the Blessing:

“Peace and blessings of music, words, creativity, and struggle as we continue to move through these times”,

 

Harry Johnson

   (for Elizabeth)

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