Posted by: jwhes | March 8, 2022

Moment for Trinity – Tuesday March 8, 2022

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

We have in person worship beginning next week, Sunday March 20 at 10:45am; please bring your QR code and wear a mask. Recorded worship and Sermon by phone will continue as normal and all services will be the same. Call up your friends and let them know! Full details of the new guidelines are at the end of this email.

We hold in our prayers Alice Allen as she recovers in hospital after a fall.

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. If you’d like to donate through the United Church, please go to this page:  for information about what they are doing and how to donate.

Canada Foodgrains Bank is also accepting donations at:  Thank you.

Trinity has sent a letter of support to local Ukrainian churches reminding them we are with them and praying for the people of Ukraine.

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in Trinity’s Annual Meeting; it was great to see everyone and make decisions about the mission and ministry of Trinity United Church.

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.

Each Sunday during Lent, we’ll be learning some Cree words and phrases; the vocabulary and pronunciation guide is included here. 

FAQ about Sabbaticals: Why do people take a sabbatical? This reflection on Sabbath may be helpful: What is a Sabbath? It is a time when you are down, not up; receiving, not giving; being, not doing. It is time set apart that is different from ordinary time. It is departure from your allotted time into God’s time, which is as much your home as your allotted time is. It is special time, when we reflect on our actions and let them seep into our souls. Sabbath is moving into the eternal from the daily, to a little bit of heaven from a lot of earth. It is sacred time. Sacred time is the time of praise and gratitude. It is not measured in minutes and hours but in something larger, as big as eternity. Ashes to ashes, stardust to stardust, I like to say.

Scripture to ponder for the week: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

Scripture for March 13, 2022: Genesis 15:1-12,17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35

The writer is living through the same difficulties as the Philippians and shares their struggle to see beyond the present to the future. How do we face difficult times?

Programs at Trinity:

The Big Question: Sunday March 13 at 9:30-10:30am on line – join this group as they discuss timely issues

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.

This email is created by Elizabeth and sent out by the office computer; any inquiries or suggestions can be directed to Elizabeth at


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