Posted by: jwhes | September 16, 2020

Moment from Trinity – September 15, 2020

Here is the short video to accompany this message:

This Sunday Sept 13 at 10:45am we had our first indoor service at Trinity since March. Thank you to all who helped out and attended. This was a one time event that will be evaluated by the COVID-19 reopening group to help the Board make decisions about when and how we might worship together again. There is no in person worship next week. If you have comments or suggestions, please send them by responding to this email (or directly to Elizabeth as the COVID-19 group welcomes your feedback.

Here are the readings for this Sunday September 13th and the one we’re focusing on is in bold: Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105:1-6,37-45; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16

In the season of Creation, we are contemplating the wilderness as a place of spiritual sustenance, a place that teaches us who we are. Perhaps like Jesus, when we journey into a wilderness, either physically or spiritually, it can be a time of self-discovery. How have you experienced/understood the last few months, have they been a wilderness time? How has hope shown up in seemingly hopeless times?

Because we are not resuming in person Sunday School, the Christian Education Committee has purchased and put together a “bag” of activities and creative ideas using the theme “Grateful for Fall“. This resource was created by the Pacific Mountain Region (BC); we are grateful to them! Included in the package is a small bookmark with the following:

September’s Blessings:
May the start of new things be deep and fruitful in you.
May the changes in the air bring changes your heart.
May the lengthening of nights bring deeper peace and rest.
May flocks of geese flying south bring you on a journey toward your own soul.
May falling leaves relieve you of what you do not need.
May new emerging colours spangle your spirit.
May summer’s soft departure give you courage to be, and be without.
May grace bear abundant harvest in your soul., extravagant bushels of belovedness, fit for the table of God. (

Scripture for the day: (Romans 8:26-27) Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Prayer for the week: May the wilderness spaces in our lives be times of growth and understanding of who we are and whose we are. Amen

May blessing, peace and the knowledge that we are not alone on this journey; may God be a part of our week as we wander through our challenging days and evenings, knowing the spirit of God is part of all our experiences! May we all remember God in a way that keeps us going and be strong and be kind.



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