Posted by: jwhes | January 31, 2023

Moment for Tuesday January 31, 2023

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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 Ala, and five children, Muhammad age 17, Aya 16, Maryam 14, Ahmed 3 and her newborn son, Adam, born December 2. Hanna’s husband Ala has stopped his studies 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 alone 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.


TUC & GSA are hosting a Trivia Night on Saturday February 25 at 7pm. Join us for a fun evening of brain-testing and brain-teasing on a variety of topics. Tickets are $10 and will be sold beginning this Sunday.  For detailed information please read the document entitled “Trivia Night” attached to this e-mail. 

We hold in prayer Ruth and Arnold Graham and their family as they walk with Ruth’s mom on her journey to be with God.

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 Norma Daly’s family in our prayers as Norma died early this morning. A gathering will be held later in the summer.

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.

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

We are grateful to Gerta de Jong, Marilyn Loat and Karen Wall for cashiering this Sunday.  

Scriptures for Sunday; Isaiah 58:1-9a; Psalm 112:1-9; I Corinthians 2:1-12; Matthew 5:13-20

Scripture to ponder:  Colossians 4:6 – “Let your speech always be graciousseasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.”

Prayer: God of heart, soul and mind…grant us hearts that embrace your ways and your spirit that other’s may know you better. Amen

Programs at Trinity:

The Big Question: this Sunday, in person, following worship at the back of the sanctuary. Please see the attachment for the article and join Irma and the group as we have a thoughtful and faith-filled discussion. 

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

Trinity Walkers: From Maryann: our walks are on holidays for the next six weeks; enjoy the trails during this time and we’ll resume later 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

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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