Posted by: jwhes | September 28, 2021

Moment for Trinity – Tuesday September 28, 2021

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

We are celebrating communion this Sunday on World Communion Sunday; please bring a candle, a piece of bread (or cracker or something to eat), and a cup of juice (or water) to worship. This is a recorded worship this week.

We hold Marion and Don Schultz in our prayers on the death of Marion’s son, Grant.

We continue to hold Bev and Bernie Wiens and their family in our prayers as Bev has chemo.

We pray for the people of Good Shepherd Anglican Church and their priest Jennifer as they begin in person, indoor worship this week.

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. A picture of Trinity on Orange Shirt day is attached.Indigenous Ministries and Justice at The United Church of Canada encourages everyone to participate in Orange Shirt Day! 
Indigenous Children Then, Now, and Tomorrow: Online Panel, September 29 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. CST
Indigenous Ministries and Justice is hosting an Orange Shirt Day panel with Allison Forsberg, Jocelyn Formsma, Leeann Shimoda, and the Rev. Murray Pruden. They will explore how Indigenous children and families were and continue to be impacted by colonialism. They will touch on a range of topics including Indigenous Children in Residential Schools, Sixties Scoop, Millennial Scoop, and bringing our children home. For more information or to sign up please visit the United in Learning website.
Orange Shirt Day vigil, September 30, 3:00PM in MB and SK
Executive Minister Murray Pruden will be hosting a candle light vigil to honour the children who never made it home from Residential Schools and survivors. Please join us for an evening of remembering and please bring a candle or a light. This gathering will be live broadcast on the Indigenous Ministries and Justice Facebook page, which is accessible to all:

DRUM FOR THE CHILDREN – Be heard. On behalf of the children. learn the song and join us virtually on September 30 – at 4:15 p.m Winnipeg time

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:
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 October 3, 2021: Job 1:1; 2:1-10; Psalm 26; Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16. This week is recorded worship and communion so bring a candle, bread (something to eat) and juice (or water to drink).

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 Sunday of the month; October 3rd 9:30-10:30am on Zoom
Holy Yoga: Saturdays 10-11am followed by coffee and conversation until noon on Zoom
Trinity Walkers: Next week September 28th and 30th let’s walk Spirit Woods. Park in the No Frills  lot at the corner of Southglen Blvd & St. Anne’s Rd. If you have any questions do not hesitate to phone or email. All walks start at 9:30am and please let me know if you are joining me

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. 

Prayer: Creator God, in the holy mystery that is you, we search for ways to describe our relationship with you, with Jesus and with others. We discover that it is beyond our words yet still we try! May the awesome beauty of your creation remind us of your amazing power in our world. 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,


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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