Posted by: jwhes | September 21, 2021

Moment for Trinity – Tuesday September 21, 2021

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

Connie and Chantel say thank you for all the prayers and cards; she’s recovering well and hopes to come visit soon.

On September 30, people all across Canada will wear orange shirts to remember and honour Indigenous children who were taken from their communities and families to residential schools. This Orange Shirt Day is also the first observance of a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. For settler Christians in particular, this is a time when we can reflect on our role in colonialism and the residential school system, and our ongoing responsibility to make reparations. More information is coming and you can click on the United Church link for ideas.

Indigenous Ministries and Justice at The United Church of Canada encourages everyone to participate in Orange Shirt Day! 

Are you looking for an orange shirt to wear for Orange Shirt day? the Teekca Aboriginal Boutique, 1654 Matthews Ave (also at the Forks Market), has many options. T-shirts are $20. Check out the selection at: at their warehouse, store at the Forks or St. Vital mall
Or visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at UofM:

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 Sunday to Friday mornings from 9-1pm. Call the church at 204-269-1632 to arrange alternate times to drop off donations.

Bomber parking and crosswalks: the Bombers are cautiously optimistic that we may make the play offs this year and would like us to find folks for the two games:Sunday November 28 with a 3:30pm game start time – our start time will be earlierSunday December 5 with a 3:30pm game start time – our start time will be earlierIf you’d like to volunteer for these games, please be in touch with Irma or Marilyn.
Scripture for Sunday September 26, 2021: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22; Psalm 124; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50. This week is recorded worship and indoor, in person worship.

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. 

Programs at Trinity
 are now resuming:
Bible Study: Mondays 7-8pm on Zoom
The Big Question: 1st Monday of the month; October 3rd 9:30-10:30am
Holy Yoga: Saturdays 10-11am followed by coffee and conversation until noon
Trinity Walkers: please be in touch with Maryann

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: a reminder of days gone by and the power of our faith: Listen again to the words of the song (shared by Wynn) “We Rise Again” as we think, pray, listen and act in the midst of these troubling images:

Prayer from the Moderator:
Whether you are connecting on-line, on-the-phone, or physically-distanced-mask-to-mask, may your intentional time with God and with each other be one filled with wonder and hope, with peace and with action..and may you be filled, again, to go into the world, to live the Creator’s love, to be Christ’s hands and heart, to fly where the Spirit’s wings carry you! Go. Grow. Be!

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 September 8th, the Board prayerfully decided to begin in person, indoor service at Trinity on September 12, 2021. This motion was passed:

In-person, indoor worship must ensure: Contact tracing information gathered; COVID screening questions asked; Mandatory masking; Hand sanitizer use; Social distancing between families and individuals; No singing during service; Main floor sanitized following service;

For the safety and health of all people attending in-person indoor worship at Trinity United Church, Trinity United Church strongly advises that everyone attending in-person indoor worship be fully vaccinated. We cannot guarantee you will not contract COVID while attending worship.

If you are unable to attend in-person indoor worship, Trinity United Church continues to offer weekly You tube services; Sunday School kits for at-home Sunday School; monthly Zoom gatherings for senior Sunday School/Youth Group, as well as weekly/monthly programs such as walking group, Yoga and Bible Study.

IMPORTANT PROVISO: The above Motion must be in full compliance with current and future provincial Public Health Orders.

According to the current Manitoba Public Health Orders we can have 150 people on the main floor. Volunteers will be available to help you at 10:15 am (asking COVID questions, contact tracing, hand sanitizing, ushering, etc.). Check out our great new carpeting in the Sanctuary. 


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