Posted by: jwhes | December 8, 2022

Worship for Sunday December 11, 2022

Here is the link for Worship for Sunday December 11, 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 the families of the four murdered women in Winnipeg 

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; online and in person service

Sunday Dec 18th at 10:45am: Communion on the Sunday before Christmas, online and in person service

Wednesday Dec 21st: ONLY online recorded Longest Night service with Good Shepherd and Trinity. This quiet, thoughtful service will make space to remember, to mourn our losses, and to move through this time of the year. The link will be sent out with the Tuesday email for you to participate when it’s best for you; if you have a loved one whose name you’d like included in this service, please be in touch with Elizabeth

SaturdayDec 24th at 7pm: Christmas eve service with music and the familiar story; online and in person service; 

SundayDec 25th: no recorded or in person service

Sunday Jan 1st at 10:45am: online and in person service

thank you to all who volunteered for Christmas eve at Trinity! All spots are now filled!

huge thank you from the Outreach committee and Dalhousie School for your generous donations for the Miracle Store and the family hampers. As always, the congregation gets behind the Outreach projects in a big way. Your support is so appreciated. Many families in our area will be enjoying beautiful gifts from their excited and proud children. The hampers will help to supplement their groceries especially during this Christmas season. THANK YOU!


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

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.

Please consider a “Christmas gift” to Trinity this year.

Today, Thursday, December 8, at 7 p.m. ET, join the Rev. Dr. Bob Faris and the Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne as they discuss: Finding the Good Path. From the recovery of hundreds of unmarked graves to the truth that Indigenous people have been telling for decades, Bob and Carmen will explore the path forward and also answer your questions. We hope you’ll join us! Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 851 4237 3621  Passcode: 574706

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 month 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 Ed and Isabel Tymofichuk and Ken and Elaine Johnson for cashiering this Sunday.

Programs at Trinity: all our programs, except the walkers, will resume in January.

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.  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 10-11am, followed by coffee 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 – resumes in January

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

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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