Posted by: jwhes | December 20, 2022

Moment for Tuesday December 20, 2022

Here is the link for the Tuesday moment:

This is the last moment until January as it takes a break for Christmas

Here is the link for the ONLINE ONLY Longest Night service with Good Shepherd Anglican and Trinity United:

Sermon by phone: 204 410 1384 and the service can be accessed for free at this local number

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy 2023 to our Trinity Staff! One of Trinity’s traditions over the years has been to recognize our much-appreciated staff members during the Christmas season. On behalf of our congregation, Ministry and Personnel Committee members present Christmas cards and Gift Cards at this time to Elizabeth, Paul, Irma, Héctor, Tierney, Samantha and Kathy. May Blessings of God’s Love and Presence be experienced richly by all.

We hold in prayer the family of Geraldine Irving as they mourn her death last week. A service will be held later in the new year.

Please hold in prayer the family of Hatigje Hasani as they mourn her death and celebrated her life last week. 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 community members and families as we mourn Rebecca Contois, Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran, and Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe and all Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

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.

Take a look at the Stars displayed on the wall in the Sanctuary. Take a look at the bulletin board to see Christmas Greetings from folks from away.

Please consider a “Christmas gift” to Trinity this year. Donations to Trinity United Church will be received until December 27th at midnight to be included in the 2022 year amounts. Thank you to all who have given gifts to Trinity this year.

Christmas Services at Trinity:

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 is included above and available now to watch, listen and participate.

SaturdayDec 24th at 7pm: Family friendly Christmas eve service with music and the familiar story where everyone has a part to play!; online with the link in Thursday email and in person service at 7pm; 

SundayDec 25th: no recorded or in person service

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

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.

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 Debbie Spindler and Mike Cudjo for cashiering this Sunday.  

Scriptures for Sunday; Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:1-20

Scripture to ponder: Isaiah 9:6:  For a child has been born for us, a child given to us; authority rests upon their shoulders, and the child is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Parent, Bringer of Peace.

PrayerCreator God, may we notice the mangers and people of God present in our everyday lives in the week ahead.  Amen

Programs at Trinity: all our programs, except the Walkers, are on Christmas break and 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 – resumes in January

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

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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