Posted by: jwhes | March 10, 2022

Worship for Sunday March 13, 2022

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour this Saturday before bed!

Here is the link for worship for Sunday March 13, 2022https://youtu.be/P_cudYX-v_E

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: https://united-church.ca/social-action/act-now/conflict-ukraine  for information about what they are doing and how to donate.

Canada Foodgrains Bank is also accepting donations at: https://foodgrainsbank.ca/donate/ukraine/?segmentCode=HCUKRAINEEMAILA21&utm_source=Canadian+Foodgrains+Bank&utm_campaign=9df28eda07-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_03_01_03_50&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12074062ea-9df28eda07-443062816  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: What do people do when they are on sabbatical? What is a little 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.

Programs at Trinity: 

The Big Question: Sunday March 13th, 9:30-10:30am – join this group and engage in interesting conversation about topical issues

Bible Study: Mondays, 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: Mondays, 1:30-2:30pm –  Incorporates adaptable postures, movement and meditation

Holy Yoga: Saturdays, 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 wynnferguson@gmail.com.

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 on Thursdays and is available until the following Wednesday.  

Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. May you know God’s presence and peace with you as we continue to move through this new reality,

Elizabeth

Following a meeting on February 23, 2022, the Board prayerfully decided open the church building 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 7th. In 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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