Posted by: jwhes | April 25, 2018

Sunday Happenings

For Sunday – April 29th – 10:45 a.m.

The BBQ / Fun Event Committee will meet in the Chapel after service.

The Book Study meets at the back of the sanctuary immediately after worship.

 

This Week

Scripture Readings for May 6:  Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17.  Monday evening Bible Study is at 7:15 PM.  Wednesday morning Bible Study is 9:30 – 11:00.  Join us as we uncover the mystery within this ancient book.  

 

New Announcements

 

Iridesce, The Living Apology Project, of the United Church of Canada

  •  Winnipeg Iridesce Event at Churchill Park United ChurchSun., May 6.  Thirty years ago, the United Church of Canada declared that sexual orientation was not a barrier to church membership and ordination.  Join us for a discussion 1:00-4:00 PM about how that has been for you.  See bulletin board for more details or see website: churchillparkunited.ca/iridesce.

  • Iridesce Event in Brandon, May 11-14 for LGBTQ and Allies Friday evening is for youth. Dinner, discussion around inclusivity, sharing stories, and how to be an ally makes this a great event.  See poster at:

    https://gallery.mailchimp.com/c39835a3545e362025c5b0e02/files/da679342-154e-414d-9e04-32066664894a/Iridesce_Event_Poster.pdf.

    See Facebook post re: Brandon Iridesce Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1797693403620532/

  • Iridesce Worship at TUC The coordinator of this project, Aaron Miechkota is the guest speaker Sun. May 20.  Following the service, we will have an opportunity to meet with Aaron, ask questions and provide reflections.  Mark this date on your calendar.  You do not want to miss attending and learning more about how we all were affected by our 1988 vote in which The United Church of Canada declared that sexual orientation was not a barrier to church membership and ordination.  Add your voices to this issue so together the church across Canada can discern if and how a possible apology is needed to LGBTQ+ and two-spirit people, their family, their friends and allies.  In addition, if you so wish, please see https://www.iridesce.ca/questions to help you reflect and respond individually and / or directly to Iridesce.

    Hard copies of these reflection questions are available from the ushers.

 

Candles with Care were delivered, on behalf of the congregation, to Sydney Duncan and to Susan Delaney and family, as they experienced a recent bereavement.

Sew and Sews has been rescheduled from May 5 to May 12 due to the church cleanup.

Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner is Sold Out.  All that remains is the ever popular, In a Stew (including a vegetarian stew) to be held Wed., June 20 at TUC starting at 5:30 PM.  Tickets are $20 and on sale until June 12.  Contact Dale Kendel for more information.  Thanks to all the hosts and bidders for their support of this fun, fund raising and fellowship event and thanks for the generous support of Trinity and Good Shepherd churches.  A HUGE thank you goes to Dale and to Barb Kendel for planning this event.

 

Trinity’s Repeat Announcements

Spring Cleanup for TUC is Sat., May 5 at 9:00 AM. 

The Boat People by Sharon Bala is a gripping and morally complex novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage to reach Canada — only to face the threat of deportation and accusations of terrorism in their new land.  Milly Malavsky and Elizabeth Brown are hosting two book studies: Sun., Apr. 29 and Sun., May 6.  Light refreshments are available.  Please sign-up if you intend to participate so we can prepare for you. 

The Big Question is rescheduled to Sun., May 20 9:30 AM Why be/come a Christian today?  Copies are available on the table at the back entrance of the Sanctuary.

Heads up Youth!  Trinity United is offering you an opportunity to get together with other youths (13 years and older) who want to think, wonder and talk about church, life and faith and how they work together; we look at God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and how to live in the world as God’s people during the four classes.  Elizabeth or Milly will be with you on Sundays at 10:45 -11:45 AM.  Mark these dates: June 3, 10, and 17.  Note the first class will be online.  Elizabeth Brown will be sending this to you sometime in mid-May.  Please let us know if you plan to attend these classes.  After taking these classes, if you wish, we will confirm you as full members of the church on Sun., June 24 and the regular 10:45 AM service.  Many of you have learned much in Sunday School Explorers already.  If you would like to build on your knowledge, reflect more on what you know, and consider becoming a member of Trinity United through the process of confirmation or baptism, please be in touch with Elizabeth eliz.tuc@mymts.net  or Milly atmam.tuc@mts.net or call the church at 204-269-1632.  We will be in touch once we have your response.  Thank you for considering this offer and getting back to us.  

Electronic Recycling You can bring batteries, light bulbs, cords, and any electronics to the church and place them in the marked blue box in the narthex to be properly recycled.  Is your old TV too heavy to carry into the church?  Just call the church, leave us a message and we will be happy to come and collect it!

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