Posted by: jwhes | July 13, 2021

Moment for Trinity – Tuesday July 13, 2021

Here is the video for the Trinity moment for this week:

We are saddened to hear of the death of longstanding Trinity friend to many, Grant White, on July 6 in Thunder Bay, at age 93. He was lovingly surrounded by his son and family, his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, whom we hold in prayerful love and care.

Did you know? The Fellowship Committee made and delivered packages of 6 cookies (2 different kinds) to more than forty Trinity families? These folks reside in care facilities or alone at home and we wanted them to know we think of, pray for and care for them – even when we are apart. Each package included a note “A Treat from Trinity” with our message and followed all COVID health guidelines and safety precautions. This was one example of our faith in action – what a great gift!

Shared Summer Worship Services: Trinity has joined with Westminster, Spirit Path, Transcona Memorial and UC in Meadowood to offer shared worship for the summer months (from now until August 22nd). Each week will be led by a different church with other churches participating. The link to the service will be sent out on Thursday in the regular email; each service will be uploaded to “Sermon by Phone”; and will be available in the regular way we access online worship. We hope you join with your friends to worship in the Shared Summer Worship Services! 

Scripture for Sunday July 18, 2021: 2Samuel 7:1-14a; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.

Bomber parking fund raiser is on! The board approved this fund raiser at their June Meeting. An email was sent out to all who have participated in this fund raiser in the past to determine your ability to participate. Thank you to all who have responded. If you are interested in helping with this fund raiser and did not get the email or if you have questions, please call the church (leave a message) or email Marilyn  and Irma

A reminder that we continue to collect fruit, granola bars and juice boxes that are delivered to West Broadway Community Ministry. The cart is outside for donations on Sunday mornings from 9-11am. Call the church at 204-269-1632 to arrange alternate times to drop off donations. A note from West Broadway: “We so value your generosity over the past months. The juice boxes, granola bars, fruit, bananas, chocolate bars have truly been a God-send. These are items that we include in both the daily lunches and in the emergency food kits. Thank you so much in helping the people in need, especially during this difficult time of COVID.”

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. 

Many of our programs are taking a break so everyone can enjoy being outside (and not at our computers!) and will resume in the fall. The following programs are offered:

Holy Yoga: (offered on Zoom) Saturdays at 10-11am; followed by coffee, if you wish to stay on. Contact Wynn or Irma if you wish to join.

Trinity Walkers: will be on Tuesday and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. (to beat the heat) On July 13 and 15 we will walk in Lindenwoods – park in visitor parking at my condo. If you wish to add your name to the email list or have questions please email or call the church office (leave a message)…let’s get walking.

Sermon by Phone: 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. 

Scripture to ponder for the week: Psalm 89:1-2 Our Lord, I will sing of your love forever. Everyone yet to be born will hear me praise your faithfulness. I will tell them, “God’s love can always be trusted, and his faithfulness lasts as long as the heavens.

Prayer: Holy, creating God, on these very warm days, may we know your spirit blowing through our lives as a cool breeze; may the shade of the tree bring us relief as we ponder our faith, may we be reminded of your presence in all we do. Amen. 

A Prayer for Refreshment (Confession)

One:   O God, into the stress and tension of our daily lives, All: breath the gentle, calming influence of your Holy Spirit.
One:   O God, into the fears and the doubts that disturb our faith, All: breathe the Spirit-inspired search for truth, which casts out fear.
One:   O God, into the conflicted priorities and hopes of this faith community, All: breath the quiet, mediating presence of your Holy Spirit.
One:   O God, into the conflict ridden world where injustice is reality, All: breathe the intent to share fairly and to resist the power hungry, through your Holy Spirit.
                …time of reflection…

Words of Assurance
One:   Peace is your gift, O God: All: peace of heart and of mind and of spirit.
One:   Peace is your gift to the world, to the church, and to each one of us: All: the gift of quiet acceptance, the gift of strong confrontation, the gift of simply waiting, the gift of active peacemaking, the gift of humble forgiveness, the gift of making amends.
One:   Peace of heart and mind and of spirit: All:  peace is your gift, O God.  Amen

~ from pp. 123, 124  Prayers to Share, Year B, by David Sparks

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,Elizabeth
Following a meeting on June 29, the co-chairs of the Board sent a letter to the congregation regarding the Province of Manitoba going into “Code Orange”. From the Executive: “The consensus was that these changes are not significant enough to warrant opening up our church for indoor or outdoor services, at this time…Your health and safety are our top priority and we are not willing to jeopardize that…We look forward to the virtual Services that will be provided by Trinity, in association with Westminster, Spirit Path, Transcona Memorial and UC in Meadowood…We will wait and see what any new announcements from the Province may bring…”


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