Posted by: jwhes | December 2, 2022

Worship for Sunday December 4, 2022

Here is the link for Worship for Sunday December 4, 2022: 

Sermon by phone is available at: 204 410 1384

Please hold in prayer Hatigje Hasani and her family as Hatigje undergoes treatment for end-stage cancer. You may remember Hatigje and her husband Ali as refugees from Kosovo who came to Canada in 1999. At that time they received some support from Trinity members as they made a new life in Canada. Both Ali and Hatigje worked as caretakers at Trinity several years ago.

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.

Did you know? Trinity gave 60 gold chairs and 40 wooden ones to the people of the Baps Mandir (Hindu temple) on Red River Dr. This will help them with their ministry in their new building.

Advent and Christmas Services at Trinity:

Sunday Dec 11th at 10:45am: the choir will lead us in all our favourite Christmas hymns and special music

Sunday Dec 18th at 10:45am: Communion on the Sunday before Christmas

Wednesday Dec 21st: online recorded Longest Night service with Good Shepherd and Trinity. It will be sent out with the Tuesday email for you to participate when it’s best for you

Saturday Dec 24th at 7pm: Christmas eve service with music and the familiar story

Sunday Dec 25th: no recorded or in person service


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: Karen Wall will be in the narthex of the church before and after services on December 4th and 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 United Church 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 at 7pm 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. You can record your part, be in person or both! 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) 

As Christmas and the holidays approach, Christians experience the season of Advent as a time of expectant waiting and preparation. This year, four Canadian national church leaders, including United Church of Canada Moderator Carmen Lansdowne, will present a special series of Advent meditations and conversations that answer the question: “What Are We Waiting For?” Watch the first of the meditations at

On Thursdays at 7 pm during Advent starting December 1st, join the national church leaders on Zoom. To register to receive updates and the link to the conversation on Zoom, visit Ecumenical Advent Series: What Are We Waiting For? | The United Church of Canada (

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

We are grateful to Jackie and Dennis Snarr and Edgar Rosales for cashiering this Sunday.

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

Youth Group: meets Sunday at 10:45am in the lower hall.

Trinity Walkers: From Maryann: Please contact me and let’s arrange to walk together. Some of the benefits of outdoor walks are reducing stress, improving mood, improving self-esteem and it is a great way to connect with nature or your family and friends.

Holy Yoga: Saturdays at 10-11am, followed by coffee until noon, all on Zoom. 

Bible Study: Mondays at 7-8pm on Zoom, resumes in January.

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

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


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