Posted by: jwhes | June 8, 2021

Moment from Trinity for June 9 2021

Here is the message from Harry Johnson and Beth Anderson:

Elizabeth is on study leave June 7-13th and working from home.

We hold the family of Carol Rohringer in our hearts as she died last week in Saipan where she was with her family.

We hold the Allison and Gorden Challes in our hearts as they celebrated the life of Allison’s brother Murray last week.

At Trinity United Church, we have responded to the challenge of not being able to safely meet together by offering online worship opportunities. The Board would like to understand your experience with online worship. We are conducting a survey intended primarily for those who have worshiped online with us but is open to everyone who identifies themselves as part of the Trinity community. We welcome you input. Instructions are provided in the survey. If you know folks who are part of the Trinity community and may not know about the survey, please pass this information to them. The anonymous survey is available at   If you need assistance completing the survey or would like a paper version of the survey, please contact the TUC office at 204-269-1632.This survey will close on:  June 27 2021  We at Trinity extend our gratitude to Dallis Kelly whose resignation, effective June 14, we have accepted with regret. We remember fondly Dallis’ presence as our office administrator and we wish her well moving forward. We hope she will enjoy this summer relaxing at the lake.Here is a short video of her presentation:

Knox United Church has been chosen as a pop-up vaccine clinic for this Thursday Jun 10th from 11-3pm! Their minister, Lesley Harrison, is wondering if Trinity folks would like to volunteer to help out? Volunteers would need to have had their first vaccine, have a good comfort level in a busy environment (always respecting social distancing), be willing to wear full PPE including masks and face shields (all PPE and hand sanitizer is provided), and be willing to work a 2 hour shift (either 11-1pm OR 1-3pm). Free parking is available. If you’re interested or have questions, please call Elizabeth at home (204 275 0014) as soon as possible and before Thursday morning. Thank you!

In response to the discovery of 215 children’s remains at the Kamloop, BC Residential School last week, the Board of Trinity United decided at its meeting on June 2nd, to donate $215 to the United Church Healing Fund. The Healing Fund, established in 1994, is a grant that supports healing initiatives in Indigenous communities to address the ongoing impacts of the residential school system. Many name a need for mending, restoring, and celebrating—a sense of loss, along with hope for rebuilding identity.If you’d like to know more about this fund and donate to this fund individually, please go to: and scroll down to the “donate online” or the address to send a cheque.

Have you wondered how worship services at Trinity are produced? Would you like to learn how to record services for Trinity? We are looking for volunteers who would like to learn how to record using the new video camera, sometimes edit the recording, and upload the recording to youtube. Although it sounds difficult, with a few lessons, you can master the fine art of this important part of our online worship experience! Please be in touch with Elizabeth if you’d like to explore this opportunity.

We are looking for someone to help out with the payroll duties for Trinity. Everything is now online and tasks are twice a month. Please be in touch with Gerta or the office if you would like to help out or know someone who has these skills or might want to learn.

Irma sends a picture of the quilt her sister-in-law made: sending you a picture of the quilt that my sister-in-law gifted me with. It reminds me of Pentecost. It will remind me of my sermon and that the holy spirit is always with me.

Scripture for Sunday June 13, 2021: I Corinthians 9:6-10

Sermon by Phone: This week, the recording will be uploaded at 10am on Sunday morning; listen to the recording of Sunday worship each week by calling a local phone number (204 410 1384); please share this information with your friends who don’t have internet access; the recording is uploaded each week on Thursday and will be available until the following Wednesday

Many of our programs are available on zoom: contact Irma, the office or Elizabeth to join in!

Bible Study: Bible Study will resume in the fall

Bible Journey: will resume in the fall

Holy Yoga: Saturdays at 10-11am; followed by coffee, if you wish to stay on

SSCFFyoga: Mondays at 3-4pm; exercise will resume in the fall. 

Walking Group:  Hello Walkers.  Due to the new restrictions in place all of our upcoming group walks are cancelled until further notice. If interested in going for solo walks contact me by phone for ideas.  Take care of each other, stay well and keep in touch. I am missing each one of you already.  Maryann

Worship Committee: June 9 at 7pm

Save the date! On June 10, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Winnipeg time, join Moderator Richard Bott and others for a special online worship service to celebrate the 96th anniversary of The United Church of Canada. This service will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Please bring water with you to participate in the service.

Scripture: Romans 8:26-27. In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don’t know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put in words. All our thoughts are known to God. 

Prayer: Holy, creating God, in this season of Pentecost we experience your spirit everywhere. In extraordinary and ordinary moments, we know you are active in our world. May we add our actions to yours so that your love may be known everywhere. Amen

Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. 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,


Because of the Provincial Health order 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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