Posted by: jwhes | October 13, 2020

Moment from Trinity – October 13, 2020

Here is the short video to accompany this message: https://youtu.be/X0g3_Vl0-vY

Here are the readings for this Sunday October 18 and the one we’re focusing on is in bold: Exodus 33:12-23; Psalm 99; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22

Because of the Provincial Health order on Sept 25th, the Executive decided to postpone in person, indoor worship, and close the building to all user and church groups; staff will be in for specific tasks but mainly working from home

We are collecting fruit and granola bars for West Broadway Community Ministry. The cart will be outside to collect items Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 9-11am.


Items to note:
Bible Study: Monday evenings 7-8pm on zoom
Holy Yoga: Saturdays at 10am and Mondays at 3pm on zoom
Youth Group: Sunday October 18th, 11-noon on zoom
Trinity Walkers: Come take a morning one hour walk with your friends from Trinity! Each Tuesday and Thursday at 9-10am, we’ll choose a different walk in our area to explore. Both days are the same walk. Oct. 13th & 15th at Henteleff Park. Parking in parking lot @ 1964 St. Mary’s Rd. (this is south of Bishop Grandin) This walk is about 5k along wood chips, gravel and some paved sections,

Stewardship packages will be emailed this week and sent by mail to everyone without email. If you have envelopes left from this year, you can scratch out the date and continue to use them. Please contact Irma (irma.tuc@mymts.net) if you need more envelopes. If you’d like a 3/4 statement of your givings, please contact the office (tuc@mymts.net) or leave a message on the phone (204 269 1632).

The United Church of Canada has appointed a new General Secretary, Michael Blair. See the article (attached) which was published in Saturday’s Winnipeg Free Press.

After Thanksgiving weekend, when we have been thinking with gratitude for so many of our family, friends, and situations, many of us have realized how blessed we are. In the midst of difficult times, when the news feels as though it’s all bad, when our everyday worries feel overwhelming, we know that God is with us on our journey. As we deal with all life brings, know that we are not alone.

A friend sent this video because we both love this hymn: How Can I Keep from Singing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLPP3XmYxXg&fbclid=IwAR1ZQDmi4qCTQjoIACHSPPVAHydsuQQQmwOODPiGPsH0KzoUTa0sC8FiQ3Q

Paul writes: Stimulated by those great photos of parental animals and their offspring, here’s an interesting one I took on the shore of West Hawk Lake recently: it’s a Merganser family

Ken sends some great pictures of animals parenting their offspring; I’m including a few for our thoughts about thanksgiving. I am thankful for small mercies.  Some people expect everything of the universe and are disappointed when  anything is less than the best. I found that I begin at the other extreme, expecting nothing, and am always full of thanks for unexpected blessings.

Scripture for the day: (1 Thessalonians 1:2-5) Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you’re in our prayers as we call to mind your work of faith, your labour of love, and your patience of hope in following our Master, Jesus Christ, before God. It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put a hand on you for something special. When the Message we preached came to you, it wasn’t just words. Something happened in you. The Holy Spirit put steel in your convictions.

Prayer for the week: Loving God, you touch our lives in ways that reveal your spirit, active in our world. We listen for your voice, your message to inspire our living. In the holy moments all around us, we recognize your touch. Be with us on our journey, 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, loving and compassionate.

Elizabeth


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