Posted by: jwhes | November 21, 2019

Sunday Happenings

For Sunday – November 24th- 10:45 a.m. 


This Week

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

Scripture Readings for the week ending December 1, 2019 – Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:36-44. Join us for Bible Study on Monday at 7:15 p.m.



Many thanks to Trinity folks for your generosity and good will as you support the work of Oak Table Ministry. We sold about 40 packages of soup and cookie mix last Sunday. Oak Table offers about 500 hot meals to folks in Osborne village each day, along with a place to sleep warm in the winter. Your participation is appreciated.

DID YOU KNOW that on Sunday November 17 the Second Chance Band was invited to play at Warren United Church in Warren, Manitoba?

It’s time to renew or subscribe to Broadview magazine (formerly The Observer). A table will be set up in the narthex Sunday, November 24 and December 1 to facilitate renewals. Only $25 for a full year. Cash or cheques made payable to Trinity United Church will be accepted.



Sat Nov 30 – Come help us at 9-11am to decorate the church! All are welcome to bring your staplers, ideas, tape and enthusiasm as we transform the sanctuary and narthex to be ready for:

Sun Dec 1 – On the Way to Bethlehem8:30am join your friends for breakfast in the lower hall; sing with the Trinity Tones; then come to the sanctuary to experience a joint worship with Good Shepherd Anglican at 10:00am.

Are you a magi, angel, innkeeper or parent deep inside? We are looking for four people to fill speaking parts and a few others for non-speaking parts in the drama for worship. There is one rehearsal on Nov 30 at 11:30 am. If you’re interested, please speak to Elizabeth or Irma.

Sun Dec 15 – 10:45am – Choir Christmas Concert

Sat Dec 21 – 7pm – Longest Night of the Year Worship – a quiet, thoughtful service for those who find this time of year difficult; it will remind us of the hope, peace, joy and love of the season

Sun Dec 22 – 10:45am – Communion

Tues Dec 24 – 7pm – Family Christmas Eve service

Sun Dec 29 – 10:45am – all our favourite Christmas hymns and stories

We need two candle lighters and readers for each Sunday worship in Advent. Please sign up on the sign-up sheets in the narthex.

CHRISTMAS STARS CAMPAIGN 2019 this will be the last Sun, Nov 24. Karen Wall will be in the narthex to take your Christmas Star requests before and after service. The stars will be hung on Nov 30 at the same time as the church’s Christmas decorations. If you have any questions feel free to call Karen Wall at 204-269-5550 or e-mail her at:


Outreach Christmas Projects:                                                                                     

Mitten Tree Dec. 1-15. Please bring in warm mittens, gloves, and hats to decorate our tree. The mittens will then be distributed to those in need.

Baby Formula Drive 1-Day Blitz- Sunday December 8th Atticus McIlraith will be in the narthex before and after the service collecting donations to purchase baby formula for Winnipeg Harvest. A donation of $1 leverages $20 through Harvest. Coupons for and samples of formula are also needed so if you have those, please bring them along that day.

Dalhousie Hampers for local families Dec. 1-15. We will supplement the hampers being prepared for needy families of Dalhousie School. The most needed items are assorted foods (lentils, pasta, rice, sauces, canned fruits and meats, etc.) and personal items (shampoo, conditioner, soaps, detergents, lotions, etc). We are also collecting colouring or activity books, and crayons or markers. Please have all donations at the church by December 15. Thank you!

Monetary donations to support Aeden and his parents. Dec. 1-15. Our congregation has been praying for Aeden for the past year. Aeden was born Sept. 4, 2018, prematurely at 26 weeks, weighing 2 pounds. He has spent his entire life at the hospital fighting many medical challenges. His parents are hoping he will be discharged from hospital in the next few months but are facing financial struggles to get everything in place. Thanks for your support!

The Food Bank at Ft. Richmond Baptist Church is once again in need of plastic bags. The regular grocery size and the smaller produce bags are needed immediately. Please place them in the receptacle provided in the narthex.
Thank you for helping

The Senior Sunday School is looking for facilitators for: Jan 12, Feb 9, March 15, April 5, and April 19. If you have an idea about faith and life and how they work together and you’d like to work with the Grade 7-12 youth, please contact Angela at 204 897 2253 or Thank you

By popular demand, SSCFF is offering a second exercise session on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Exercise only, no coffee/tea.

We need your help Please sign-up in the narthex (north wall) for Sundays to usher, greet, read scripture, serve communion, and lead the prayers. Thank you for being involved in your church offering your time and talents.


Trinity and Good Shepherd Events at Trinity

Just Talk – a conversation class for newcomers and those wanting to improve their speaking and listening skills in English will meet at 7:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Friday evenings until December 13th.

Church cancellation: Worship service is cancelled when parking lot is inaccessible. Please call the church to hear a cancellation message or listen to CBC 990AM or 89.3 FM or CJOB 680AM.

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.

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.*