Posted by: jwhes | March 2, 2022

Moment for Trinity – Tuesday March 1, 2022

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

This Sunday is Trinity’s Annual meeting and as we gather, we will celebrate communion and the ashes to begin Lent. Please bring something to eat (bread, cracker, cookie), something to drink (juice, water) and a recently extinguished candle wick or match to use for the ashes. The Annual meeting follows worship. As part of our Lenten journey, we’ll be learning some Cree with Ken.

New guidelines are at the bottom of this email.

We hold in our prayers the people of the Ukraine and other Eastern European countries as they face the invasion of their country by Russia. Please check out the United Church’s response, including a prayer and letter: The United Church is encouraging donations to organizations who are in Ukraine and we will provide information in the next email.

We hold in our prayers the family of Ashton, who died last week, and in particular his mother Tammy Gulewich and Grandmother Wendy Gulewich

The Annual Meeting of Trinity United Church, Winnipeg has been called for Sunday March 6, 2022 at 11am on Zoom. You can join by the internet or by phone. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the 2021 financial statements and other reports, approve the 2022 budget, and conduct any business brought before it. The Annual Report and notice will be sent out by February 20th by email, hand delivered and mail and posted on the website. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this meeting; if you need help with Zoom, please be in touch with Elizabeth or Irma or the church office and we’d be happy to assist you.

Here is the Annual Meeting link for internet:

Meeting ID: 982 4356 9583

Password: 125700
for those without internet or who prefer to use the phone, call this local number and use the same meeting ID and password:  204 272 7920

Friday March 4th, 2022 has been designated as the World Day of Prayer for 2022 when Christians from over 170 countries are coming together in spirit, uniting on a common day to pray for relevant issues affecting women and children. The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer each year. The movement has been active for nearly 100 years. Each year, a different country prepares the service materials. This year, that grouping consists of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The theme is I know the plans I have for you from the book of Jeremiah.WICC (Women’s Inter-church Council of Canada) has once again prepared an online service.It is available on their website. To view the World Day of Prayer service click here We would like to invite those who wish to gather in person to join us in our sanctuary to view the service and worship together. We are excited to extend hospitality beyond the confines of online interaction on Friday March 4, 2022, at 1:30 pm at Fort Garry Mennnonite Fellowship, 150 Bayridge. We will require proof of vaccination & ID, hand sanitizing and mask wearing in the building.If you do not yet feel comfortable joining us in person, you can join us via zoom at the link provided below. You can watch it at home on your own or invite a few people to join you in sharing the service.

Mar 4, 2022 01:30 PM Winnipeg on Zoom:

Meeting ID: 857 1745 5971 

Passcode: 664328

Mark Sunday March 20th at 1pm on your calendar! As part of our Lenten journey, and our path towards reconciliation with our Indigenous sisters and brothers, the Christian Education Committee is offering a workshop “Our Journey as an Indigenous People” led by Gloria Cook, from the Indigenous Ministries and Justice Unit. This workshop is based on the Medicine Wheel and helps us to understand better this journey. We’ll meet on Zoom, watch and listen to the presentation, followed by discussion. This workshop was offered at the Region Annual meeting last year.

FAQ about Sabbaticals: What do people do when they are on sabbatical? The answer is as varied as the individual! Some take time to study on their own or by taking courses; some take time to listen to others in their field and their learnings; some take time to read and discuss new ideas; some take time to explore what others are doing. The common element is that a person on sabbatical “takes time” away from their regular work to learn, grow, and listen. In the United Church, a sabbatical is rooted in the biblical stories of Jesus, is about listening for and experiencing God, and following that amazing spirit in our lives.

Scripture to ponder for the week: 1 Timothy 1:7: That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith—and what a rich faith it is, handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother Eunice, and now to you! And the special gift of ministry you received when I laid hands on you and prayed—keep that ablaze! God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible

Scripture for March 6, 2022: Joel 2:1-2,12-17; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

This Sunday we include the Ash Wednesday in our worship. As we begin Lent, we are invited to think about our faith and relationship with God.

Programs at Trinity:

Bible Study: Monday 7-8pm – come join this group of diverse, unique folks as we explore the scriptures for the coming Sunday, lending your voice to the message for the week; contact Elizabeth for the invitation

SSCFF Yoga:  Monday 1:30-2:30pm –  Incorporates adaptable postures, movement and meditation

Holy Yoga:  Saturday 10-11am followed by coffee –  Prayer, meditation and movement are incorporated, with a time of fellowship following practice.    .

Both practices are “beginner friendly” and offer adaptations to suit all levels.   All are welcome. Due to the current Covid situation, all classes will be offered on the Zoom platform until further notice. If you are interested in exploring holy yoga, or SSCFF yoga, contact the Trinity office, or Irma Nadeau to receive the Zoom link. Questions?  Contact Wynn Ferguson at

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. 

PrayerMay we be mindful and aware of God’s presence in our lives, and may that light be shared with all we meet.  Amen


Following a meeting on February 23, 2022, the Board prayerfully decided to open the church building for staff as of February 28th and Steve will be in the office Mon-Fri 9am to 1pm; Irma and Elizabeth and volunteers will be in as required and necessary; and to allow user groups to begin meeting as of March 7thIn person worship will begin March 20th. Masks and hand sanitizing along with safe distancing will be required for all in person gatherings. Committees and programs will determine their meeting on Zoom or in person; Sunday School and Youth group leaders will determine their meeting on Zoom or in person.

Trinity United Church continues to offer weekly YouTube 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.


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