Posted by: jwhes | September 18, 2019

Sunday Happenings

For Sunday – September 22nd – 10:45 a.m. 

This Week

Trinity United Church Office Hours: Regular office hours Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 1:00pm. The office is closed on all statutory holidays.

In case of pastoral emergencies, please call Elizabeth at 204-275-0014.


Scripture Readings for the week ending September 29, 2019 – Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 or Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 or Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31. Join us for Bible Study on Monday at 7:15pm. Wednesday Bible Study at Riverwood Square at 10 a.m.

ALF is a Region wide youth retreat offered each year. The Board approved the use of our building for the ALF Planning Group from Sept 20 – 22. Sunday morning they are meeting downstairs with our youth and speak to the congregation.

Today Sun Sept 22 following worship – You are invited to participate in writing letters to our governments about climate change and looking after our earth.

DID YOU KNOW at its June meeting, the Board decided to sell the back 5 pews on both sides? Over the summer, we sold 10 pews, moved the chairs forward and in the fall will bring up chairs from the lower hall. This change will provide more flexible space while keeping our seating capacity. 1 pew was sold to a family from Trinity; 9 pews were sold to a woodworker who will make cabinets.

DID YOU KNOW we have given the wheelchair to the Borrowing Cupboard in Kenora? This group provides medical equipment to anyone who needs it for a small deposit.



NEW COVENANT OF FAITH – Your Trinity Board has developed a new Covenant of Faith necessitated by the recent structural changes made by the United Church of Canada. Your Board would like to share this new Covenant with you, and give you the opportunity to ask questions and seek clarification. This opportunity will be held after services on Sunday, September 29thIn preparation for this discussion, we have sent an electronic copy of the new Covenant to all Trinity members who receive notices by email. The new Covenant will also be placed on our website. A limited number of hard copies will be placed at the back of the church after services on the Sundays leading up to the 29th.  We would ask that you take a hard copy only if you have no access to an electronic one. If you need a hard copy and there are none available, call the church office and they can make you one. If you wish to have this re-sent to you by email, please let the office know.

BOOK STUDY: Christian Education Committee invites you to read one (or both) books over the summer for a book study (after worship) on Sept 29 for The Boat People by Sharon Bala AND/OR Oct 27 for The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline. Both books are available at the library, McNally Robinsons and Chapters. Happy reading!

October 13 is Thanksgiving Sunday. A special collection of protein based, individual serving size foods will be collected for West Broadway Community Ministry to replenish their emergency food cupboard that is used to provide individuals with an emergency meal. Suggestions: canned tuna, salmon, ham, chicken and other canned goods with lids that don’t require a can opener, noodle and rice bowls, protein bars, individual size crackers and cheese, fruit cups. Of course, stews, beans, soups, Kraft dinners and other similar items will also be appreciated. We’ll have this as our display on Thanksgiving to remind us of “Loving our Neighbours”.

Bomber Games: Thank you to all who have volunteered for the first seven Bomber games, soccer games, NFL game and the marathon! We are grateful for all who support this fundraising activity. There are still spots in Oct 25 (5.5 spots) game. Please speak to Marilyn Loat, Irma or Elizabeth if you have questions. Thank you!

First Aid and AED Training – We have a few places left for the First Aid and AED training for September. The cost is $94.45 per person and the training is approximately 8 hours. Please message the office if you would like to attend! Thank you!

Walk or Bike for 1JustCity ( on Oct. 5. Join a team or start your own or ride solo. Proceeds to Just a Warm Sleep!

Sept. 22 – 7:00 pm – Special Service celebrating the pastoral relations covenant/new ministry between Prairie to Pine Regional Council and Atlantic Garden City United Church (725 Atlantic Ave.) and their minister -Donald Schau. All are welcome.

Working in Support of Equality (Manitoba) Inc. Annual W.I.S.E. Breakfast on Friday, October 18 “(Still) Calling for Justice: Redress and Healing Beyond the National Inquiry” is the topic of the 2019 W.I.S.E. breakfast at the RBC
Convention Centre Winnipeg on 
Friday, October 18 from 7:15 – 9:00 a.m. Please see Community Bulletin Board for more information.


Trinity’s Repeat Announcements

Ambassadors: The Fellowship Committee is looking for volunteers to act as Sunday morning ambassadors. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Bev Wiens at 204-981-6683

The list for 2019 bulletin sponsorship is up on the board in the Narthex.


Trinity and Good Shepherd Events at Trinity

Wine Raffle Tickets On Sale! – ‘Friends of Church of the Good Shepherd’ have been allowed to sell tickets for a ‘Fall Flavours’ wine raffle, in support of Wilson Akinwale’s journey to priesthood, Today is the last chance to purchase your tickets. We’re determined to raise all the funds we can to help Wilson defray his educational costs while he studies at Wycliffe College in Toronto and his family remains in Winnipeg. Please consider supporting Wilson!

Not a Bible Study! Written on the Heart: The Bible for Anglicans [& others!] in the 21st Century is an informative national church video featuring interviews with Canadian clergy/theologians on topics of biblical interpretation, context and relevance. 8 – 1 hour sessions with discussion beginning Wed. Sept. 18 from 6:30-7:30pm in the sanctuary *N.B. No session Wed. Oct. 30

Wed. Bible Study at Riverwood Square at 10:00 a.m. *No session Oct. 30

Just Talk – a conversation class for newcomers and those wanting to improve their speaking and listening skills in English will meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday evenings until December 13th.

Deadline In order for your announcements to be published for Sunday, please have the information to the office at no later than Wednesday at 11:00 am. Thank you for your consideration.

In Case of an Emergency We have an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) located to the left of the exit doors to the parking lot, a First Aid Kit, a walker, and a Comfort Care Kit located on the shelf to the left of the large entry doors to the sanctuary.

We need your help Please sign-up on the bright green poster in the coat area for Sundays to usher, greet, read scripture, and lead the prayers. Thank you for being involved in your church offering your time and talents.

Pastoral Care Elizabeth Brown is available to you. Contact Elizabeth at or call the church confidential line 204-269-1632.

Trinity United is Scent Free Please refrain from using products that contain scents as they may affect the breathing ability of others.

From the Property Committee: We now have security cameras in our parking lot – remember to smile!

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!

New: We will also collect used vehicle oil, filters and anti-freeze and any paint; call and we’ll pick it up.

*Please see Bulletin Board for community information.*