Posted by: jwhes | May 29, 2020

Trinity Worship May 31, 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/7OsqcuwwHvw

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

In addition, we are offering:

  • The Big Question – Sunday June 7th at 9am – led by Irma
  • Bible study – the last one until September is Monday June 1, at 7:15pm;
  • Holy Yoga every Saturday at 10am and Monday at 3pm – led by Wynn

All of these are offered through an online Zoom call and if you’d like to take part, let me know; you can join by computer or phone.

Have you been cleaning out your closets, basements, garages and found some electronic recycling? The depots are now open and you can drop these off at the church Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday mornings from 9-11am or call the church and we’ll come pick them up.

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 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday morning, 9-11am or call the church (204 269 1632) for pick up. Thanks to all who have contributed so far.

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 | May 27, 2020

Moment from Trinity – May 26, 2020

Here is a short video to accompany the printed notes: https://youtu.be/Z8ogG0qgMdY

This Sunday, May 31st, is Pentecost Sunday! Wear red, yellow or orange and discover the spirit in music, words, prayers in our worships service.

On Sunday June 7th, we’ll be celebrating communion to mark the 95th Anniversary of the United Church of Canada and Pride Sunday. If you have one, bring a rainbow to accompany worship, along with a candle, piece of bread (bun, cracker, or ??), juice (grape, orange, apple, water or ??) so we may participate in communion together, while apart.

One of the resources I receive weekly is directed to people in ministry and I believe it has a message for all of us. I’m paraphrasing the article:
The answer to the question, “what do you need most?” has changed recently and when I ask this question, I’m never surprised at the response. Often the response is not about someone to solve problems or take them away or fix a situation; it is simply that we need someone to walk alongside us. We need a “holy friend.” These are folks who [according to theologian L. Gregory Jones] “challenge the sins we have come to love, affirm the gifts we are afraid to claim and help us dream dreams we otherwise would not dream.” Holy friends are what we all need most right now. Who would you consider to be a “holy friend” in your life? Who are you a “holy friend” to in your circle of people? How do “holy friends” walk with us as we have to stay 2 meters apart? How do we connect with your holy friend?

Barb writes along with her picture:
A picture of a lone Manitoba crocus. It comes for such a short time but lightens our life when it does and reminds of the preciousness of the moment, beauty, and growth.

Joy and Keith Bamford’s son plays in the RCAF band and they have recorded “A Little Help from my Friends” and pictures to let us see their efforts to help in the crisis in Quebec: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc7zuO0VxBc

Mary writes about a month ago to accompany her picture:
This past week, I have sought “diversions” from my marking of the University paper I received on Wednesday. Of course, I usually get paper copy assignments, but not now!!!I have to read and “correct” and assess on the computer screen. Quite a learning curve! This biggest downside is having to concentrate on the screen–gives me headaches after a while. So that’s where the diversion comes in…
This baby quilt is for the couple in Germany whose wedding we attended — nearly 2 years ago now! She/they are expecting a baby “in late April”. The pattern I used is one I really liked making when we did the NICU quilts, but this quilt is a bit bigger.
The backing is a piece that I had in my stash, and the colours fit perfectly with the colours of the flowers on the front, so I have used the backing fabric for the binding as well.

And Harry writes to accompany his photo:
While in this park, fully in the developed city area as it is, a doe came timidly by. So my resource material includes these creatures and the message that we are co-existing with these lovely diverse creatures, right in our own city locations – we just have to be conscious of them and get out to seek them..

May God’s spirit – that wild, powerful, amazing Pentecost spirit – be a part of your journey this week! Know that God continues to walk with us on our journey – no matter how different it is – and we are not alone.

Be well and be safe,

Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: jwhes | May 22, 2020

Worship for May 24, 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/0BXL3x21Koc

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

In addition, we are offering:

  • Youth Group Sunday May 24 at 11am – led by Charles Powell
  • bible study every Monday evening at 7:15pm;
  • Holy Yoga every Saturday at 10am and Monday at 3pm – led by Wynn

All of these are offered through an online Zoom call and if you’d like to take part, let me know; you can join by computer or phone.

Have you been cleaning out your closets, basements, garages and found some electronic recycling? The depots are now open and you can drop these off at the church Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday mornings from 9-11am or call the church and we’ll come pick them up.

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 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday morning, 9-11am or call the church (204 269 1632) for pick up. Thanks to all who have contributed so far.

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 | May 20, 2020

Moment from Trinity – May 19, 2020

Here is the link to a short video, made as the Garden Committee and a few gardeners prepare the plots to be seeded: https://youtu.be/lYaE9gC5mNk The wind is a bit wild but you can still hear me – I hope!

I spoke last Sunday about our faith being active and alive in our world. I know people have been doing these good works and have shared their experiences.

I thought I’d offer a couple of opportunities for people to think about and respond if they wished.

You may have heard in the news about the “Minimum Wage for All” that had its beginnings here in Manitoba. The Anglican and Lutheran Bishops have responded by writing a letter to the Federal Government (attached here); and the Outreach Committee at Westworth United has developed a template for our own letter (attached here); with the background and reasoning also included on the Prairie to Pine Region website (link here: https://prairietopinerc.ca/action-invitation-support-universal-basic-income/ ) created by Julie Graham, Regional Minister: Justice and Communication.

If this is something you believe in and would like to support, you can send a letter to your MP. Your letter (based on the template or create your own) may be sent by email or by Canada Post to your MP and does not require any postage. It is critical to include your address, especially your postal code, in the letter you send as this is how MPs determine that you are a constituent who they represent.

Jo-Anne writes:
the flower blocks are a new project from MPQ. I have the patterns for 8 blocks so far,so you can see I am a little behind. I have spent a good part of the last days down in my sewing room sorting out and tracing the fabrics for the next 6 blocks. I like to get the mess over with all at once and seem to get a better balance of colours if I am in the same mind set when I am choosing colours for the blocks– but, OHH what a mess I make. Now I will have to dedicate time to go down and sort it all out. Have fun quilting, take good care of yourselves

These blocks bring light and love and colour to our world as it wakes up to bloom in spring! the picture is attached

Thank you for all who have brought juice boxes and granola bars for West Broadway Community Ministry; we have delivered these each week and they have supplemented the free lunches given out to people who need help during these times. 50 toothbrushes and toothpaste have been donated for West Broadway folks as well! thank you to everyone who think of others during this time.

For those who find this time difficult and wonder how to continue dealing with these times, Ed sends this “Mountain” poem.

“If the mountain seems too big today, then climb a hill instead. If the morning brings you sadness, it’s ok to stay in bed. If the day ahead weighs heavy and your plans feel like a curse, there’s no shame in rearranging, don’t make yourself feel worse. If a shower stings like needles, and a bath feels like you’ll drown, if you haven’t washed your hair for days, don’t throw away your crown. A day is not a lifetime, a rest is not defeat, don’t think of it as a failure, just a quiet kind retreat. It’s ok to take a moment, from an anxious, fractured mind, the world will not stop turning while you get realigned. The mountain will still be there when you want to try again, you can climb it in your own time, just love yourself til then.” (Laura Ding-Edwards)

The words, images and phrases remind us to “be” who we are, in the places we are, for as long as we need. These are trying times and it’s okay to take a different path … in the scripture for this Sunday, Jesus prays for his disciples as they go through difficult times. We too pray for each other as we make our way down this new path; we are strengthened and encouraged knowing we are not alone.

Be well and be safe,

Elizabeth

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