Posted by: jwhes | July 6, 2020

Trinity Moment for June 30, 2020


This week’s video was prepared at St Vital Park to illustrate the enjoyment of people and wildlife in a corner of Creation that is, on the one hand, tranquil and on the other, in the midst of our bustling city. We hope you will enjoy this video along with the Trinity Moment for Tuesday June 30, 2020. The video can be found at the following link. Permission to use their images was sought and granted from the city work crew and the family shown in this video and we thank these folk for gracing our Trinity video.

Here is the video link for the Trinity Moment for Tuesday June 30 2020:


Virtual Service: Sunday July 4, 2020

Information about the link for the YouTube video for Sunday July 5 will be given later in the week.   Carolyn Pierson will be leading the service of Praise and Readings. We thank Carolyn for her leadership during Elizabeth’s absence and for Nicola and Bert for their creative music contributions.

Rev. Elizabeth Brown will be returning from study leave and vacation in the week that follows.   In the meantime, Rev. Paul Campbell is available for pastoral matters. He can be reached through the Trinity Church Office at 204-269-1632.


Canada Day

Tomorrow is our national birthday.   We will miss the opportunity to enjoy fireworks in 2020. Trinity United Church began in St Norbert and Canada Day Fireworks at the St Norbert Community Centre have been a worthwhile way to end the day on July First.   Here is a picture of the fireworks in 2019 – just to give you a sense of national pride. Happy Canada Day!


Trinity Moment

In visiting the Goose Pond at St Vital Park to make this week’s video, we have been fortunate to see wildlife that make their home and raise their families in this special place. At the same time, they provide much pleasure to people who visit. The Goose Pond is a quiet place amidst the busy city. In addition to the waterfowl at the Pond, there is a well-maintained rock and flower garden that graces that part of the Park and extensive walking paths and green spaces for recreation. We also encountered city workers who installed aerating fountains in the Pond bringing oxygen to the water and in this way, controlling the algae growth.   Family units were in the Park, enjoying recreation, a visit, and a snack, as well. One of the treasured sights during our visit was the chance to see new graduates in their gowns, enjoying the freedom and the success of their achievement while waiting for a somewhat-overdue photographer to join them.   The visit provided a refreshing interlude, one that you may enjoy as well.

Trinity folk have been enjoying other city parks, too. Irma Nadeau described to me the enjoyment and uplift she experienced while being part of the Saturday Yoga group in Kings Park. Irma provided photographs to be included in today’s Moments and in describing them, she wrote:

“These pictures are of the Saturday Yoga group doing their practice at King’s Park on June 20 celebrating the summer solstice. The group is so blessed to have Wynn Ferguson graciously offer her amazing leadership, talent, and creativity as we enjoy practicing together. Yoga has been offered by zoom through these long months of isolation, so it was very special to see each other as we walked the labyrinth and then practiced yoga.

If you are interested in being on the email list so that you know where and when yoga is happening contact Wynn or Irma”.

We encourage you to contact Wynn and/or Irma to join this group.

A prayer for today:

Creator God who has given life to this planet, we rejoice in the diversity of life forms that make up this world. We rejoice, too, in quiet places where we can refresh our own spirits and observe various species in Your Creation as they live and bring forth their families.   “We live in God’s World”. May your guiding hand be with us in our respect for your Creation, in our interpersonal interactions, and in our strivings to build stronger social networks, as we follow the teachings of your son, Jesus.   Amen.



Elizabeth has provided us with the Blessing:

“Peace and blessings of music, words, creativity, and struggle as we continue to move through these times”,


Harry Johnson

   (for Elizabeth)


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