Posted by: jwhes | November 22, 2022

Moment for Tuesday November 22, 2022

Here is the link for the Tuesday moment:   


After a two-year COVID hiatus, Trinity is re-instituting its Christmas Stars Campaign. As you will recall, the campaign involves the “purchase” of a star containing a message from you in honour of the Christmas season. The stars are commonly chosen to remember a loved one who has passed away, to celebrate an achievement, to honour an event, anniversary and the like. There is no set purchase price.  The amount of your donation for a star is your personal choice.

You can get a star in the following two ways:

1.  Karen Wall will be in the narthex of the church before and after services on November 27th, December 4th and December 11th to receive your star request and donation.

If you are unable to attend any of those services and wish to get a star, please e-mail Karen Wall at: or call her on her cell phone at: 204-797-1732 or her land line at: 204-269-5550 and she will make the arrangements with you.

The stars will be hung in the church over the Christmas season for all to see.

Trinity’s Outreach Christmas Projects for 2022

It is that time of year once again that we ask our generous congregation to support our local community during the Christmas season.  The needs right in our community are great and we can show our love and caring by supporting Dalhousie School in their projects. Of course, we will have our Mitten Tree available in the narthex during Advent for hats and mittens that will be donated to local schools.

Miracle Store at Dalhousie School – Each child has the opportunity to “shop” for 2 gifts of their choice for a parent, sibling or grandparent. There are over 550 students in the school so that means over 1000 gifts!!   To make this a success, we are asking for your donations of small gift items (lotion, candles, socks, jewelry, toys, mugs, men’s gifts, decorations, etc) and gift bags (any size and description) and tissue paper. If you are interested in volunteering during the week of Dec. 12 – 16 to help the children select their gifts for their families, please contact Beth Anderson at 204-275-5829 to set up a suitable time.

Family Hampers – Dalhousie school is preparing hampers for 25 needy families.  We are asking you to offer your support by donating non- perishable food items. Suggestions include: rice, lentils, pasta and sauce, canned fruit, canned vegetables (beans, tomatoes, chickpeas), peanut butter, juices, soups (vegetable, lentil, no meat), tuna, coffee, tea, cereal, pancake mix and syrup. Personal items such as shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes are also welcome additions to the hampers. Cash donations are welcome and will be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

Thank you for your support. Please have all donations into the church by December 6.

Thinking about a different Christmas gift to send to family and friends? Check out “Gifts with Vision” to donate to the Mission and Service Fund projects: 

Cover of the 2022-2023 Gifts with Vision print catalogue showing girls in Damascus playing a game outdoors with highrise apartment buildings in the background.

Christmas eve: we are planning an online and in person worship for Saturday December 24th and looking for folks to take part. Are you feeling like Mary or Joseph this year? Is your inner shepherd or wise one itching to burst forth in worship? Is there an angel anywhere in the Trinity congregation? Would you like to light the Christ candle with your family this year? Each part requires only a few lines to become familiar with and you will be part of telling the familiar story in a new way. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate and be part of Christmas eve this year. Please be in touch with Elizabeth by email ( or call the office (204 269 1632) 

The Stewardship Committee sent out an email last week with some important information. Please contact the office if you’d like a 3/4 statement of your donations for this year. 

We hold in prayer those who have been devastated by Hurricane Fiona, including the people in the Maritimes. 

We hold in prayer Lorraine Antosh as she is in hospital.

We continue to hold the people of James Smith Cree Nation and the nearby village of Weldon, Saskatchewan in our prayers.   

We are grateful to Maryann Koop, Barb Poustie and Doug Proch for cashiering this Sunday.  

Scriptures for Sunday; Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44

Scripture to ponder: Collosians 3:15:  Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way

PrayerCreator God, help us to be aware of where we can see Christ at work in our lives and communities, and where we are called to find and demonstrate hope.  Amen

Programs at Trinity: if you’d like to take part in any of our programs, please be in touch with Elizabeth ( or Irma (

Trinity Walkers: From Maryann: All walks start at 9:30 a.m.  November 22nd let’s park at No Frills on St Anne’s Road & Southglen Blvd then walk either Spirit Woods or Seine River. After the walk we can have a coffee at the Starbucks near where we parked. Please let me know if plan to join me or if you are interested in walking with me at another time. 

Holy Yoga: Saturdays 10-11am, followed by coffee on Zoom

Bible Study: Mondays at 7-8pm on Zoom.

South Side Community Fitness and Fellowship: 

fitness: Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary or on Zoom

yoga: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary or on Zoom

Did you know that Trinity is planning to renovate the original washrooms, upstairs and downstairs? Take a look at the poster at Trinity before and after worship. Property Committee members will answer any questions you may have.

Trinity continues to follow the guidelines that the board prayerfully put into place by the board on September 28, 2022. Masks and hand sanitizing along with safe distancing and sanitizing of all items used is required for all in person gatherings. 


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