Posted by: jwhes | September 20, 2021

Worship for Sunday September 19, 2021

Following a meeting on September 8th, the Board prayerfully decided to begin in person, indoor service at Trinity every second Sunday; the next in person, indoor worship is September 26th.This motion was passed:

In-person, indoor worship must ensure: Contact tracing information gathered; COVID screening questions asked; Mandatory masking; Hand sanitizer use; Social distancing between families and individuals; No singing during service; Main floor sanitized following service;

For the safety and health of all people attending in-person indoor worship at Trinity United Church, Trinity United Church strongly advises that everyone attending in-person indoor worship be fully vaccinated. We cannot guarantee you will not contract COVID while attending worship.

If you are unable to attend in-person indoor worship, Trinity United Church continues to offer weekly You tube services; Sunday School kits for at-home Sunday School; monthly Zoom gatherings for senior Sunday School/Youth Group, as well as weekly/monthly programs such as walking group, Yoga and Bible Study.

IMPORTANT PROVISO: The above Motion must be in full compliance with current and future provincial Public Health Orders.

According to the current Manitoba Public Health Orders we can have 150 people on the main floor. Volunteers will be available to help you at 10:15 am (asking COVID questions, contact tracing, hand sanitizing, ushering, etc.). Check out our great new carpeting in the Sanctuary. 

Here is the link for Worship for this Sunday:  https://youtu.be/VqllWZPpeTY

We hold Marion and Don Schultz in our prayers as they accompany Marion’s son, Grant, through difficult days.

We hold Ben and Meryle Berg in our prayers on the death of Ben’s brother, John.

A message from the Moderator Richard Bott:
Just a quick reminder: The church is never closed. Buildings may be locked. The livestream may be down. But, where there is a follower of Jesus, doing their best (or, for that matter, not really trying at all!) there is church.So, church… go! Go be deep in the Spirit! Go be bold in your discipleship! Go be daring in your work for justice!Be salt. Be seed. Be life, abundant. The church is *never* closed.So… let’s go!

Bomber parking and crosswalks: the Bombers are cautiously optimistic that we may make the play offs this year and would like us to find folks for the two games:Sunday November 28 with a 3:30pm game start time – our start time will be earlierSunday December 5 with a 3:30pm game start time – our start time will be earlierIf you’d like to volunteer for these games, please be in touch with Irma or Marilyn.

Are you looking for an orange shirt to wear for Orange Shirt day? the Teekca Aboriginal Boutique, 1654 Matthews Ave (also at the Forks Market), has many options. T-shirts are $20. Check out the selection at: https://www.facebook.com/teekcasboutique or check out their store at the Forks or in St. Vital
Or visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at UofM: https://nctr.ca/shop/

On September 30, people all across Canada will wear orange shirts to remember and honour Indigenous children who were taken from their communities and families to residential schools. This Orange Shirt Day is also the first observance of a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. For settler Christians in particular, this is a time when we can reflect on our role in colonialism and the residential school system, and our ongoing responsibility to make reparations. More information is coming and you can click on the United Church link for ideas.
Indigenous Ministries and Justice at The United Church of Canada encourages everyone to participate in Orange Shirt Day! https://united-church.ca/news/orange-shirt-day-2021 

A reminder that we continue to collect fruit, granola bars and juice boxes that are delivered to West Broadway Community Ministry. The cart is outside for donations Sunday to Friday mornings from 9-1pm. Call the church at 204-269-1632 to arrange alternate times to drop off donations.

Programs at Trinity are now resuming:
Bible Study: Mondays 7-8pm on Zoom
The Big Question: 1st Monday of the month; October 3rd 9:30-10:30am
Holy Yoga: Saturdays 10-11am followed by coffee and conversation until noon
Trinity Walkers: September 14th and 16th let’s walk Assiniboine Forest. Meet me in the parking lot at the corner of Chalfont and Grant.

All  walks start at 9:30. Please phone me it you are able to join. I don’t want to start walking without you. Also, let me know where do you enjoy walking.

We are looking for someone to help out with the payroll duties for Trinity. Everything is now online and tasks are twice a month. Please be in touch with Gerta or the office if you would like to help out or know someone who has these skills or might want to learn. 

Sermon by phone: Listen to the recording of Sunday worship each week by calling a local phone number (204-410-1384). Please share this information with your friends who don’t have internet access; the recording is uploaded on Thursdays and is available until the following Wednesday.  

Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. 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 and peace with you as we continue to move through this new reality,

Elizabeth

Posted by: jwhes | September 14, 2021

Moment for Trinity – Tuesday September 14, 2021

Here is the video for the Trinity moment for this week: https://youtu.be/LCvSryk4JiQ

We hold Ben and Meryle Berg in our prayers on the death of Ben’s brother, John.

Are you looking for an orange shirt to wear for Orange Shirt day? the Teekca Aboriginal Boutique, 1654 Matthews Ave (also at the Forks Market), has many options. T-shirts are $20. Check out the selection at: https://www.facebook.com/teekcasboutique at their warehouse, store at the Forks or St. Vital mall
Or visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at UofM: https://nctr.ca/shop/

On September 30, people all across Canada will wear orange shirts to remember and honour Indigenous children who were taken from their communities and families to residential schools. This Orange Shirt Day is also the first observance of a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. For settler Christians in particular, this is a time when we can reflect on our role in colonialism and the residential school system, and our ongoing responsibility to make reparations. More information is coming and you can click on the United Church link for ideas.
Indigenous Ministries and Justice at The United Church of Canada encourages everyone to participate in Orange Shirt Day! https://united-church.ca/news/orange-shirt-day-2021 

A reminder that we continue to collect fruit, granola bars and juice boxes that are delivered to West Broadway Community Ministry. The cart is outside for donations Sunday to Friday mornings from 9-1pm. Call the church at 204-269-1632 to arrange alternate times to drop off donations.

Bomber parking and crosswalks: the Bombers are cautiously optimistic that we may make the play offs this year and would like us to find folks for the two games:Sunday November 28 with a 3:30pm game start time – our start time will be earlierSunday December 5 with a 3:30pm game start time – our start time will be earlierIf you’d like to volunteer for these games, please be in touch with Irma or Marilyn.
Scripture for Sunday September 19, 2021: Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37. This week is recorded worship only.

We are looking for someone to help out with the payroll duties for Trinity. Everything is now online and tasks are twice a month. Please be in touch with Gerta or the office if you would like to help out or know someone who has these skills or might want to learn. 

Programs at Trinity are now resuming:Bible Study: Mondays 7-8pm on ZoomThe Big Question: 1st Monday of the month; October 3rd 9:30-10:30amHoly Yoga: Saturdays 10-11am followed by coffee and conversation until noonTrinity Walkers: September 14th and 16th let’s walk Assiniboine Forest. Meet me in the parking lot at the corner of Chalfont and Grant.

All  walks start at 9:30. Please phone me it you are able to join.  I don’t want to start walking without you. Also, let me know where do you enjoy walking.

Sermon by Phone: Listen to the recording of Sunday worship each week by calling a local phone number (204 410 1384); please share this information with your friends who don’t have internet access; the recording is uploaded each week on Thursday and will be available until the following Wednesday. 

Scripture to ponder for the week: Psalm 24:1-2  “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.”

Prayer: Creator God, Give us eyes to see, and hands to act to help repair the damage we are doing to your Creation.  Amen


Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. 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 and peace with you as we continue to move through this new reality,

Elizabeth

Following a meeting on September 8th, the Board prayerfully decided to begin in person, indoor service at Trinity on September 12, 2021. This motion was passed:

In-person, indoor worship must ensure: Contact tracing information gathered; COVID screening questions asked; Mandatory masking; Hand sanitizer use; Social distancing between families and individuals; No singing during service; Main floor sanitized following service;

For the safety and health of all people attending in-person indoor worship at Trinity United Church, Trinity United Church strongly advises that everyone attending in-person indoor worship be fully vaccinated. We cannot guarantee you will not contract COVID while attending worship.

If you are unable to attend in-person indoor worship, Trinity United Church continues to offer weekly You tube services; Sunday School kits for at-home Sunday School; monthly Zoom gatherings for senior Sunday School/Youth Group, as well as weekly/monthly programs such as walking group, Yoga and Bible Study.

IMPORTANT PROVISO: The above Motion must be in full compliance with current and future provincial Public Health Orders.

According to the current Manitoba Public Health Orders we can have 150 people on the main floor. Volunteers will be available to help you at 10:15 am (asking COVID questions, contact tracing, hand sanitizing, ushering, etc.). Check out our great new carpeting in the Sanctuary. 

Posted by: jwhes | September 10, 2021

Worship for Sunday September 12, 2021

Here is the link for Worship for this Sunday: https://youtu.be/Yro8jSOHr_s

We hold Ben and Meryle Berg in our prayers on the death of Ben’s brother, John.

We hold Wilson Akinwale in our prayers of celebration as he is ordained in the Anglican Church; the service is at 3.00pm on Saturday 11th September at St George’s, Crescentwood. Instructions (attached to this email) to view Wilson Akinwale’s ordination ceremony at St. George’s Crescentwood on Saturday, September 11 at 3 pm (you can join as early as 2:50 pm).

Spring Clean-up! thank you to all who came and helped clean up the church! We had so much fun and worked hard to get things all spruced up, dusted off, vacuumed up, rearranged, and washed up!

Are you looking for an orange shirt to wear for Orange Shirt day? the Teekca Aboriginal Boutique, 1654 Matthews Ave (also at the Forks Market), has many options. T-shirts are $20. Check out the selection at: https://www.facebook.com/teekcasboutique Elizabeth will be going Friday and will take any orders called in by noon.

Or visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at UofM: https://nctr.ca/shop/

On September 30, people all across Canada will wear orange shirts to remember and honour Indigenous children who were taken from their communities and families to residential schools. This Orange Shirt Day is also the first observance of a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. For settler Christians in particular, this is a time when we can reflect on our role in colonialism and the residential school system, and our ongoing responsibility to make reparations. More information is coming and you can click on the United Church link for ideas.
Indigenous Ministries and Justice at The United Church of Canada encourages everyone to participate in Orange Shirt Day! https://united-church.ca/news/orange-shirt-day-2021 

A reminder that we continue to collect fruit, granola bars and juice boxes that are delivered to West Broadway Community Ministry. The cart is outside for donations Sunday to Friday mornings from 9-1pm. Call the church at 204-269-1632 to arrange alternate times to drop off donations.

Many of our programs are taking a break so everyone can enjoy being outside (and not at our computers!) and will resume in the fall.

Trinity Walkers: Next week, September 2. Let’s  walk the new Leaf Gardens in Assiniboine Park.  Park in the Leaf parking lot. The walk will start at 9:30. Please phone me it you plan to join. Also, let me know which walks you enjoyed and where you would like to walk.

Bible Study: resumes Monday Sept 13th, 7-8pm on Zoom

We are looking for someone to help out with the payroll duties for Trinity. Everything is now online and tasks are twice a month. Please be in touch with Gerta or the office if you would like to help out or know someone who has these skills or might want to learn. 

Sermon by phone: Listen to the recording of Sunday worship each week by calling a local phone number (204-410-1384). Please share this information with your friends who don’t have internet access; the recording is uploaded on Thursdays and is available until the following Wednesday.  

Bomber parking and crosswalks: a huge thank you to all who have volunteered to help out at the Bomber games for the new season!

Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. 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 and peace with you as we continue to move through this new reality,Elizabeth

Following a meeting on September 8th, the Board prayerfully decided to begin in person, indoor service at Trinity on September 12, 2021. This motion was passed:

In-person, indoor worship must ensure: Contact tracing information gathered; COVID screening questions asked; Mandatory masking; Hand sanitizer use; Social distancing between families and individuals; No singing during service; Main floor sanitized following service;

For the safety and health of all people attending in-person indoor worship at Trinity United Church, Trinity United Church strongly advises that everyone attending in-person indoor worship be fully vaccinated. We cannot guarantee you will not contract COVID while attending worship.

If you are unable to attend in-person indoor worship, Trinity United Church continues to offer weekly You tube services; Sunday School kits for at-home Sunday School; monthly Zoom gatherings for senior Sunday School/Youth Group, as well as weekly/monthly programs such as walking group, Yoga and Bible Study.

IMPORTANT PROVISO: The above Motion must be in full compliance with current and future provincial Public Health Orders.

According to the current Manitoba Public Health Orders we can have 150 people on the main floor. Volunteers will be available to help you at 10:15 am (asking COVID questions, contact tracing, hand sanitizing, ushering, etc.). Check out our great new carpeting in the Sanctuary. 

Posted by: jwhes | September 7, 2021

Moment for Trinity – Tuesday September 7, 2021

Here is the video for the Trinity moment for this week: https://youtu.be/5Og_AgSCKas

We continue to hold Bev and Bernie Wiens and their family in our prayers as Bev continues chemotherapy treatments; they so appreciate the cards, food, thoughts and prayer people have given and say thank you.

We hold Wilson Akinwale in our prayers of celebration as he is ordained in the Anglican Church; the service is at 3.00pm on Saturday 11th September at St George’s, Crescentwood. Instructions (attached to this email) to view Wilson Akinwale’s ordination ceremony at St. George’s Crescentwood on Saturday, September 11 at 3 pm (you can join as early as 2:50 pm).

Thank you to all who came and helped clean up the church today! We had so much fun and worked hard to get things all spruced up, dusted off, vacuumed up, rearranged, and washed up! Watch the video for a few examples!

On September 30, people all across Canada will wear orange shirts to remember and honour Indigenous children who were taken from their communities and families to residential schools. This Orange Shirt Day is also the first observance of a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. For settler Christians in particular, this is a time when we can reflect on our role in colonialism and the residential school system, and our ongoing responsibility to make reparations. More information is coming and you can click on the United Church link for ideas.
Indigenous Ministries and Justice at The United Church of Canada encourages everyone to participate in Orange Shirt Day! https://united-church.ca/news/orange-shirt-day-2021 

A reminder that we continue to collect fruit, granola bars and juice boxes that are delivered to West Broadway Community Ministry. The cart is outside for donations Sunday to Friday mornings from 9-1pm. Call the church at 204-269-1632 to arrange alternate times to drop off donations.

Bomber parking and crosswalks: a huge thank you to all who have volunteered to help out at the Bomber games for the new season!

Scripture for Sunday September 12, 2021: Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38.

We are looking for someone to help out with the payroll duties for Trinity. Everything is now online and tasks are twice a month. Please be in touch with Gerta or the office if you would like to help out or know someone who has these skills or might want to learn. 

All of our programs (except the Walkers) are taking a break so everyone can enjoy being outside (and not at our computers!) and will resume in the week or so.

Trinity Walkers: September  7th & 9th. Let’s  walk the new Leaf Gardens in Assiniboine Park.  The gardens are starting to take on the look of fall. I will  be parking in the Leaf parking lot. The following week September 14th and 16th let’s walk Assiniboine Forest. Meet me in the parking lot at the corner of Chalfont and Grant.

All  walks start at 9:30. Please phone me it you are able to join.  I don’t want to start walking without you. Also, let me know where do you enjoy walking.

Sermon by Phone: Listen to the recording of Sunday worship each week by calling a local phone number (204 410 1384); please share this information with your friends who don’t have internet access; the recording is uploaded each week on Thursday and will be available until the following Wednesday. 

Scripture to ponder for the week: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8   “Everything on earth has its own time and its own season. There is a time for birth and death, planting and reaping, for killing and healing, destroying and building, for crying and laughing, weeping and dancing, for throwing stones and gathering stones, embracing and parting. There is a time for finding and losing, keeping and giving, for tearing and sewing, listening and speaking. There is also a time for love and hate, for war and peace.

Prayer: Creator God, grant us the wisdom to respect and care for Earth as you would, so all creation is cherished.  Amen

Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. 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 and peace with you as we continue to move through this new reality,

Elizabeth

Following a meeting on June 29, the co-chairs of the Board sent a letter to the congregation regarding the Province of Manitoba going into “Code Orange”. From the Executive: “The consensus was that these changes are not significant enough to warrant opening up our church for indoor or outdoor services, at this time…Your health and safety are our top priority and we are not willing to jeopardize that…We look forward to the virtual Services that will be provided by Trinity, in association with Westminster, Spirit Path, Transcona Memorial and UC in Meadowood…We will wait and see what any new announcements from the Province may bring…”

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