Posted by: jwhes | July 20, 2021

Moment for Trinity – Tuesday July 20, 2021

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

We hold Debbie Spindler and her family in our prayers on the death of her brother, David, in Montreal; we pray for them as they travel to Montreal.

We hold Bev and Bernie Wiens and their family in our prayers as Bev begins Chemotherapy this week.

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 25, 2021: 2Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21.

Bomber parking and crosswalks: a huge thank you to all who have volunteered to help out at the Bomber games for the new season! We have our minimum number for most games and many games have more! We still need a couple more people for November 6th, and if you’d like to volunteer, please be in touch with Irma or Marilyn. This will continue to be a successful fundraiser!

Trinity needs your help! Fatimata, one of the people who works at West Broadway is returning home to Senegal for a visit and wants to fill her suitcases with items of need. Please consider giving: Generic medicines (for headaches, stomach aches, diarrhea, aches); first aid care such as bandages, wound sanitizers, hand sanitizers, etc.; toiletries such as tooth brushes and tooth paste, shampoo, bath get, sanitary napkins, etc.; and children’s backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc. If you’d like to give financially, please place cash in an envelope and they will purchase any supplies necessary; unfortunately, there are no tax receipts. This is an opportunity to help out with our global community; sharing God’s love with neighbours near and far!

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. 

No yoga in August.

Trinity Walkers: A message from Maryann: Hello fellow walkers. With the temperatures we have been experiencing, the walks I plan will not put us into blazing sun for most of the walk and we will start walking before the temperature is above 27C. All walks, either Tuesday or Thursday start at 9:30 AM.I encourage you to come prepared with water and some sun protection if you require it. Our pace may be a little slower and or we may sometimes stop along the way to enjoy the sights, sounds and each others company. Next week July 20 & 22, we’ll walk Assiniboine Forest, My plan it to walk around the pond and or the Aspen Forest trail. Parking is at the corner of Chalfont and Grant.

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: Romans 8:38-39: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
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,


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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