Posted by: jwhes | December 15, 2020

Moment and enceinte (advent reflection) from Trinity for Tuesday December 15, 2020

Here is the short video from Elizabeth to accompany this message; it is the daily advent recording mentioned below for Tuesday of enceinte:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uMVcOI5f3s

Enceinteunited church advent devotions during a pandemic”Enceinte (/änˈsant/) is an ancient word with two meanings: pregnant, and a protected enclosure (see image attached). 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. We have joined with United Church in Meadowood, St. Mary’s Road, Fort Garry, Churchill Park, and Spirit Path United Churches to bring you this daily Advent reflection. This 3-5 minute video will be sent out each day (Monday to Saturday) to all who request it. Send a note to the church office (tuc@mymts.net) to be added to the list.

Advent and Christmas Services:

Sermon by Phone: for those without internet, you may call in to hear worship services on your phone. Call 204 410 1384 and listen to the service from your home. For those with internet, the services will be sent out by email the same day as indicated below. You may join the “Coffee and Prayer” by phone or by internet and the link will be in the email.

December 20th communion service: it will be available Thursday December 17th; have a candle, a piece of bread, cracker, bun and something to drink as we celebrate communion together

December 21st Longest Night service: available Sunday December 20 evening; a quiet, intimate service to bring peace to our world; have a candle to light

December 24th Christmas Eve for the whole family: available Wednesday December 23rd: listen to the familiar story told by many voices and light your candle as we sing Silent Night to end the service.

December 27th Coffee and Prayer by zoom: you can call in using a local number and talk and listen to others. This is a different phone number: 204 272 7920 using Meeting ID: 820 4988 5467 and passcode: 601757; once you hear talking, let us know who you are!Please have any donations and expenses in to the church by Sunday December 27th for this year.

Here are the readings for this Sunday December 20, 2020, the third Sunday of Advent, and the one we’re focusing on is in bold: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:47-55; Romans 16:26-27; Luke 1:26-38.The Outreach Committee has sent out some ideas for Christmas giving; we hope you consider giving in these ways rather than in the building as we have always done. If you’d like to donate and need some help, please be in touch. Thank you!We are collecting fruit and granola bars for West Broadway Community Ministry

Scripture for the day: (Luke 1:28) Upon entering the home, Gabriel greeted Mary: Good morning! You’re beautiful with God’s beauty, beautiful inside and out! God be with you.

Prayer for the week: Loving God, as we prepare for the days and season ahead, may we be open to holy moments of love all around us. 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

Please note: because of the Provincial Health order on November 10th, the Executive decided to continue 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; all home visits are postponed until further notice. Be safe and be well.


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