Posted by: jwhes | August 19, 2020

Moment from Trinity – August 18, 2020

Here is the short video to accompany this message:

Here are the readings for this Sunday August 23rd and the one we’re focusing on is in bold: Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20

The board has approved an outdoor service at Trinity and the date has been set for August 23rd at 10:45am! We have sent out by email guidelines to follow and know that the COVID-19 reopening committee has been working hard to keep everyone safe as we gather. We’ve also sent out the words to the music and although we can’t sing out loud, we encourage you to sing along in your heart. We have shared all the information as widely as possible and encourage you to do the same. If you think someone might have missed this information, please give them a call.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone (more than 20 people!) who came and dusted, mopped, vacuumed, washed walls and floors, cleaned every flat surface, and washed all the windows; to those who cleaned gutters and cut branches and picked up garbage and branches and leaves outside; to everyone for being careful and cautious and followed all the guidelines as we cleaned up Trinity, thank you! the place sparkles!

In the September issue of “Broadview” magazine, there are a number of great articles. There’s one on the melting of the permafrost in Northwest Territories that offer insight in what has been done and could be done in the future. The interview with a kindergarten teacher who goes to libraries in the Toronto area as a drag queen to invite conversation with young people about diversity and inclusion that is thought provoking and important. And the personal perspective of Adele Halliday who works in the General Council office as a black woman in the United Church and in Canada – for everyone who is committed to the work of racial justice. All three articles (and others not mentioned here) encourage us to live out faith in a variety of ways in our world.

Here are two pictures from Harry of the great horned owl family in our community; such a fluffy little one and such a graceful parent!

Scripture for the day: Just as there are many parts to our bodies, so it is with Christ’s body. We are all parts of it, and it takes every one of us to make it complete, for we each have different work to do. So we belong to each other, and each needs all the others. (Romans 12:4-5).

Prayer for the week: Creating God, you call us to care for your creation: the earth, the people, the skies above and the deepest point of the ocean. As we go about our day, may every tiny action be a reflection of your love. Amen.

May blessing, peace and gift be a part of your week as we wander through cool mornings and warm afternoons, buffeted by strong winds of God’s spirit! And may your harvest be shared with those around you,



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