Posted by: jwhes | February 28, 2023

Moment for Tuesday February 28, 2023

Here is the link for the moment: 

The Annual meeting for Trinity United Church has been called for Sunday March 5th at 11:30am and will be held in person at the church and on Zoom. The purpose of the meeting is to approve the 2022 Annual Report, the Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet for 2022 and the Budget for 2023, elect new people to the board, and any other business that comes before it. This is the third reading of the notice. 

Here is the link to join on Zoom: 

Meeting ID: 849 5727 9493; Passcode: 051531

Or by phone: 204 272 7920 

World Day of Prayer is March 3rd this year, and it features the country of Taiwan.  WDP is always held on the first Friday of March, and features a different country each year.  Often there is a local church hosting the service which is prepared by Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC).  Unfortunately, this year there is no host church in the Ft. Garry/Ft. Richmond area, however the WICC service can be accessed by the link: 

Kay Millar’s 100th Celebration! Please join with Kay’s family and friends on March 4 (2:00-4:00 pm) at Trinity in the lower hall to celebrate Kay’s 100th birthday. All are welcome! Please RSVP by email to by March 1st

Mark the date in your calendar: after a 3 year break, March 12 at 3:30-4:30pm, the Choir along with Hector and Tierney will join with choirs from Fort Richmond at the LDS church, 45 Dalhousie for the Sing for Hope concert! See the attachment for more details.

Upon hearing the preliminary research findings on deaths and unmarked graves at the Alberni residential institution, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Moderator of The United Church of Canada, said: “The church will not look away from the truth that continues to be uncovered. The United Church of Canada continues our commitment to live into our Apologies, to be accountable, and to further the work of truth and reconciliation in concrete acts of justice and reparation.”

With deep remorse and grief, The United Church of Canada acknowledges the truth at the Alberni residential institution, which was run by the United Church. This is not new information for Indigenous communities; Indigenous people have been telling the world about deaths and unmarked gravesites for a very long time. We have not always listened to or heard you. The United Church of Canada offers our deepest sympathies for the children who died at the institution, including those who did not make it home; survivors; the families; communities; and all those impacted by Canada’s residential institution system that tore Indigenous children from their families and communities. The United Church of Canada was an active and willing participant in the operation of residential institutions. We were wrong to participate in this colonial, racist, and oppressive system. In an effort to better live into our faith, we are taking steps to reconcile our legacy as perpetrators in this system. We know that our actions have directly contributed to trauma and death, loss of language and culture, breakdowns of the family unit, and intergenerational trauma. The United Church of Canada, both regionally and nationally, hears the Tseshaht First Nation’s specific Calls for Truth and Justice directed to us, and commits to continued conversation with them about specific actions in response. Every Child Matters.

A massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit southern Turkey and neighbouring Syria in February. The United Church of Canada is deeply concerned for all those affected, particularly the thousands who have lost their homes and their lives. The United Church is in contact with partners in the region to learn more about the impact and understand how best to offer our support. Please include the people of Turkey, Syria, and other countries affected in your prayers, and consider making a donation to the emergency relief fund.

God, In the face of destruction that tears down homes and threatens life, we pray that your deep abiding love be felt by: those who are grieving, those who fear for themselves and their communities, those who are struggling; and, those who are offering aid. May they continue to be strengthened by your Spirit. May we extend our hearts in prayer. Amen

We hold in prayer Jean Mercer and her family on the death of her husband Ken Mercer; the service was on Monday February 27th at 2pm at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home.

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

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.

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

We are grateful to Barb Poustie, Doug Proch and Mary Pelton for cashiering this Sunday.  

Scriptures for Sunday; Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17

Scripture to ponder: Psalm 121:1-2: I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Prayer: Be with us “through the night” whether physical or metaphysical as we wrestle with the deep questions and seek to know you better God.   Amen

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: our walks are on holidays; enjoy the trails during this time and we’ll resume later in March

Trinity Yoga: Saturdays 10-11am, until March 11th, recorded practices available; fellowship coffee at 11:15am on zoom. An email with details will be sent. 

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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