Posted by: jwhes | December 11, 2020

Worship – December 13, 2020

Here is the link to our worship: https://youtu.be/fhnnnfcZ0kc

We hope this video or print worship reminds you of our regular time together on Sunday.

Upcoming Advent and Christmas worship services:
December 20 – recorded worship – love – with communion; bring a piece of bread, cracker, bun; something to drink; and a candle. It will be posted December 17th

December 21 – recorded worship – Longest Night of the Year – a quiet, intimate service led by Elizabeth and Jennifer from Good Shepherd for all who are finding it difficult during this season and long for some meaning and space to remember and to “be” in this place. It will be posted December 18th

December 24 – recorded worship – Christmas Eve for the whole family – all the familiar characters tell the story (socially distancing, of course!) along with all your favourite hymns and special music by the choir to make this service special and unique; bring a candle to light as we sing Silent Night together. It will be posted December 22nd.

December 27 – Coffee and prayer by zoom: join us at 10:30am for a time of connecting, prayer and scripture; say hi to people you haven’t seen for a while; bring your morning coffee and connect by your cell phone, tablet, computer at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82049885467?pwd=R1J6TkRRcUpwdnh3Y21UQ2FaNCtnZz09 or land line telephone (204 272 7920; meeting ID: 820 4988 5467 passcode: 601757) to celebrate the season of Christmas

Trinity now has “Sermon by Phone” for those without internet service. You’ll be able to call in to a local number and listen to the service for December 20, 21, and 24th. If you know someone who doesn’t have internet and would like to hear the services, please pass on the phone number: 204 410 1384 and invite them to take part or have them call the office.

Watch for the daily Advent reflections

A group of United Church ministers from the south end of Winnipeg are collaborating to offer a series of reflections, “enceinte: united church advent devotions during a pandemic”Enceinte (/änˈsant/) is an ancient word with two meanings: pregnant, and a protected enclosure. As we journey toward the birth of Jesus during these COVID-19 times, the devotions offer a fold in your day to reflect and restore. The daily devotions from Monday to Friday are an opportunity to stop for a few minutes in your day and share in the reflection offered by the leader.  Saturday the devotions are longer and meditative in tone and will conclude with communion. If you’d like to receive an email each day (Monday to Saturday) with the reflections, please send a note to the office (tuc@mymts.net)

Only 3 United Church calendars are left! $7 for one; $20 for three; please contact Gerta (gdejong@mymts.net) or phone 204 275 2914

Sunday December 28th is the last date for donations or expenses for the 2020 year.

Sew and Sews Virtual Place Mat Sale!Our place mat fund raiser project is still on the Trinity United Church website. https://trinityunitedwinnipeg.com/ Scroll down under the “Adult Activities” tab to see the pictures of the beautiful place mats for sale–proceeds to go to 1JustCity along with the instructions on how to purchase the place mats. This is a very exciting venture for us–a virtual sale.  We are hoping for great results! Have a look!  We hope that you can find some great Christmas gifts for some special folks in your life.

We are offering the following programs on the Zoom online platform that can be accessed by computer, cell phone or local phone number; please be in touch if you’d like to take part. Some have taken a break over the Christmas season and will return in January:Holy Yoga is offered on Saturday for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 10am and Monday 3pm; last ones before January are December 12 and 14

South Side Fellowship exercise is back! Join Suni for a virtual exercise class, Wednesdays 1-2:15pm; last one December 16th

Committees can meet by online video call; please call the office to have us book your call.

Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. If you have an idea, prayer or story you’d like to share with me, please send it to me at: eliz.tuc@mymts.net  I am sending out a mid-week, short email with a thought for the day and I’d love to hear what brings you hope, where you see God’s love in our world, and what you find inspirational. If you have comments, suggestions, or any thoughts about worship or how you’re doing, please be in touch. Trinity is here for you and we will respond.

May you know God’s presence and peace with you as we continue to move through this new reality,

Elizabeth

Because of the Provincial Health order on November 30th, moving Manitoba to “Red” and closing all religious buildings, the Executive has postponed in person, indoor worship, and closed the building to all user and church groups; staff will be in for specific tasks but mainly working from home; our non-essential building is limited to 5 people for specific tasks.


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