Posted by: jwhes | January 26, 2023

Worship for Sunday January 29, 2023

Here is the link for Worship for Sunday January 29, 2023: 

Sermon by phone is available at: 204 410 1384

Local family in crisis…The Outreach committee is bringing a sad and challenging situation to  your attention. Because of our friendships with Syrian gardeners, we are aware of things that affect their community. On January 2 a local Syrian woman, Hanna, aged 35, passed away suddenly from a heart condition. She leaves behind her husband, and five children, Muhammad age 16, Aya 14, Maryam 12, Ahmed 3 and her newborn son, Adam, born December 2. Hanna’s husband has stopped his studies at Red River College to stay home and care for his son. The local Syrian community is offering support as they are able. Because their culture determines that other women cannot visit in a home where there is only a man present, their help is somewhat limited. The family is in the process of trying to bring a sister, a widow without children, from Turkey, to help. As we know, this may take some time but it is an excellent plan.
How can we help?  Trinity is seen in the community as being supportive and caring to all. We are asking for your support for this family through monetary donations that will be used to purchase diapers and formula for the baby. We will accept any donations for the family for the next two Sundays, ending on February 5.  Donations will be independent of your regular church giving.  On behalf of Hanna’s family, we say thank you for caring.

As you have read in the weekly bulletin, Gerta de Jong is stepping down from her role as bookkeeper for Trinity United Church after many years of dedicated service. Bookkeeping is a critical role in the ongoing operation of the church, and we need to ensure there is someone available to fill Gerta’s shoes.  The role does not require formal accounting training – it simply requires someone with a good head on their shoulders who has some basic numerical and computer skills (training will be provided!).  The time commitment is typically in the range of 5 hours per week, but is very flexible as to when these hours are spent.

As you are also aware, Trinity finds itself in a difficult financial position this year. If we are unable to find a volunteer to take on the bookkeeper role, it will be necessary to pay someone to perform this function. Our rough estimate is this will cost the church around $5000 per year. Again, we can not operate without these functions being performed. We are hopeful that someone from Trinity will be able to kindly volunteer their time for this important role. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the responsibilities, skills required, and training/shadowing that will be provided. Please contact the office if you are able to assist or need more information. thank you for prayerfully considering this opportunity.

It’s almost time for the Annual Report! please have your reports in to the office by February 1st.

We hold in prayer Margaret Crawford and her family as they mourn the death of their husband and father, Neil. Trinity has given Margaret a prayer shawl as she moves to her new home.

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.

The Stewardship Committee reminds you that the office has been sending out the tax receipts; if you’d like a copy mailed to you, please contact the office.  

We are grateful to Isabel and Ed Tymofichuk and Ken and Elaine Johnson 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 (

Trinity Walkers: From Maryann: Walks are on “holiday”! and will resume in March

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

Bible Study: Mondays at 7-8pm on Zoom 

South Side Community Fitness and Fellowship: 

Yang Style Tai Chi for beginners: Tuesdays at 10-11am in person ONLY at St. Norbert Community Centre (3450 Pembina hwy) Registration required; no charge -please contact Irma or Suni for registration information

yoga: Wednesdays at 10:30 am on Zoom ONLY – please contact Irma for Zoom link

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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