Posted by: jwhes | October 28, 2020

Moment from Trinity – October 27, 2020

Here is the short video to accompany this message:

Here are the readings for this Sunday November 1, 2020 and the one we’re focusing on is in bold: Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 107:1-7,33-37; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12. We welcome Rev Paul Campbell as he leads the service on Sunday – thank you!

Elizabeth is on study leave October 29 to November 4th taking an online course, “Saints, soldiers and angels” by Rev. Catherine MacLean and Rev. John Young, based on the book, Preaching the Big Questions: Doctrine Isn’t Dusty. Rev. Paul Campbell is on call and can be reached through the church office.

Because of the Provincial Health order on October 16th, 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
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. 27th & 29th: Bridgewater Forest. Parking is street parking on Bridgewater Dr. S near Arbour Meadow Gate. This walk is about 3k along a paved walkway.  Note, I  may walk it twice for those interested in walking more than 3k.
The Big Question: Sunday November 1st at 9:30-10:30am on zoom.

Stewardship packages have been emailed last week and sent by mail to everyone without email. Please consider your commitment to Trinity and return the form by Nov 15th. If you have envelopes left over from this year, you can scratch out the date and continue to use them or contact Irma ( if you need more envelopes. If you’d like a 3/4 statement of your givings, please contact the office ( or leave a message on the phone (204 269 1632).

Broadview Magazine: It’s time to order or renew our subscriptions – $25 for one year.  Please drop off cash or cheques payable to Trinity United Church or mail to 933 Summerside Ave. Winnipeg,  R3T 4Y1

Debbie writes: Here are some every day moments of God from my week:    – The sunset.  From the house I grew up in, the sunrise and sunset were always fully visible and I didn’t realize what a ‘prairie girl’ I was until I lived and studied in a small mountain village one summer.  As glorious and adventuresome as that experience was I sometimes just wanted to sweep the mountains away so I could see the horizon.  Even now, where I live has so many tall trees so I like to take sunset walks on the open paths and small rises of the berm in the University Smart Park.  I feel like I can breathe again, seeing that amazing sky.  Last night was another such experience.  I climbed the berm to take in the full glory of the sunset changing colour and cloud formation minute by minute.  The warm breeze felt like God’s caress and I felt such overwhelming peace and joy.  I thought surely the Kingdom must be like this.     – A new baby.  Last night we all waited for news of the arrival of my nephew’s and his wife’s first child.  He arrived safely and mother and baby are doing well.  How can we not pause in wonder and see God in every miracle of new life.  To think it all starts from the union of  2 sets of tiny cells.    – The kindness of strangers.  I was walking my bike across Bishop Grandin Bridge because the wind was so strong and I was tired of fighting it.  Two passing strangers asked if I was all right or needed help.    – A cooper’s hawk that landed on a branch close to me;  the graceful, noiseless flight of a pair of pelicans as they soared like gliders into the rosy evening; two young bucks startled by the closeness of my presence and equally startling to me, as they were well camouflaged amongst the trees.I think if we choose, we can see God in so many places and each time we are changed a little by the encounter.

Mike shared this back in July but it seems appropriate with the new protocols:

Scripture for the day: (1 Thessalonians 2:12-13) “With each of you we were like a parent with their child, holding your hand, whispering encouragement, showing you step-by-step how to live well before God, who called us into the kingdom, into this delightful life.And now we look back on all this and thank God, an artesian well of thanks! When you got the Message of God we preached, you didn’t pass it off as just one more human opinion, but you took it to heart as God’s true word to you, which it is, God at work in you believers!.”

Prayer for the week: Loving God, you call us to times of activity and quiet; times of study and action; times of love and justice. May we be open to your message for us in this time and experience your love and joy in our world. 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.



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