Posted by: jwhes | July 28, 2022

Tuesday Moment July 26, 2022

The Moment from Rev. Paul DuVal: 

On August 2 we welcome Elizabeth back from her sabbatical leave!

We thank Rev. Paul DuVal for his gentle care for us over the past 3 months while Elizabeth was on away. We wish him well. We look forward to worship on Sunday August 7 when Paul and Elizabeth will lead us in worship. 

We continue our joint worship services with The Church of the Good Shepherd Anglican (GSA) for the rest of the summer. Details of the worship services will be sent out in the Worship email on Thursdays. TUC leads worship on August 7 and 21 and September 4. GSA leads worship on August 14 and 28. 

The General Council received with great enthusiasm the news that the Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne has been elected as the 44th Moderator of The United Church of Canada. In speaking to the Council, the Moderator-elect reflected on a scarcity mind-set in the church, offering the observation that Indigenous peoples have a gift in seeing the world as a place of abundance. Stating that “for too long, our words and messages to each other in the church have been centred around fear,” she invoked the visions promised in the book of Joel and of Acts, inviting the church to embrace prophecy and dreams and “live into new and engaging ways of living into the beloved kin-dom in the world.” Speaking of priority concerns—reconciliation, climate emergency, and economic inequality—she expressed gratitude at the opportunity to continue in conversation and discipleship together over the coming triennium.

Honoured Elder Rev. Elenor Thompson offered prayer and gratitude for being present to witness the first Indigenous woman elected as the next Moderator. She led in congratulations to the Moderator-Elect, joined in by virtual hallelujahs, celebration, and applause. Installation of the 44th Moderator will happen on August 7, at Canadian Memorial United Church in Vancouver. Everyone is invited to attend, either in-person or through watching the service on the United Church’s YouTube channel.

Thank you to Lenore Paupanekis for planting and maintaining the lovely flower beds at the church. 

Programs at Trinity 

Most programs are taking a break in July and August. 

Holy Yoga on Saturdays will be taking a break until after the September long weekend.

Trinity Walkers: If you would like to receive emails about the walks please call the office or Irma or Maryann for information about where and when the walks are taking place. 

Scripture to ponder: Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21

Prayer: We thank you God, for your constant love and care for us. 

Trinity continues to follow the guidelines that the board prayerfully put into place on February 23, 2022. Masks and hand sanitizing along with safe distancing is required for all in person gatherings. 


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