Posted by: jwhes | March 14, 2023

Moment for Tuesday March 14, 2023

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Congratulations to the choir, Tierney and  Héctor for representing Trinity well with their wonderful performance at the Sing for Hope concert! 

Lenten book study: we have 2 more copies of the book, “Good Courage” if you’d like to join the study. We will have our next check in on Wednesday March 22nd at 7pm by Zoom. Please be in touch with the office ( or Elizabeth for the book and link. 

Holy Week Services: 

Maundy Thursday, April 6th at 7pm – join Elizabeth and Jennifer (Good Shepherd) as we worship on Zoom – more details soon

Good Friday, April 7th at 10:45am – St. Mary’s Road, United Church in Meadowood and Trinity will gather at United Church in Meadowood to worship on Good Friday, including a joint choir and joint leadership from all three churches. We will live stream and make the service available on Sunday afternoon in our normal way through a link. Come for Hot Cross Buns at 10am! 

Easter Sunday, April 9th at 10:45am at Trinity – recorded and in person worship at Trinity

Prairie to Pine Region Annual meeting is looking for volunteers for billets, bookstore, serving coffee, setting up and cleaning up before and after the meeting, and drivers.. If you’d like to help out June 1-4th at United Church in Meadowood, please email Cherry at: with your offering. The Moderator, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne will be speaking and preaching at the celebration of ministry service on Sunday! The meeting will be live streamed and in person. For more information, please speak to Elizabeth, Gerta or Karen Wall. 

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 grave sites 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 fundGod, 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 Tom’s family member  Fitzroy Suga James who was murdered in Jamaica

We hold in prayer Irma’s sister Mary and brother Meno on their healing journey. 

We hold in prayer Ruth and Arnold Graham and their family as they walk with Ruth’s mom as she settles into her new home 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 Lorraine Antosh as she is in hospital.

We are grateful to Ed and Isabel Tymofuck and Ken and Elaine Johnson for cashiering this Sunday.  

Scriptures for Sunday; 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-42

Scripture to ponder: Romans 8:28 –  Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good

Prayer:  God, help us to open our eyes to a new way of seeing, a new way of viewing the world and our communities as you would have us see them. Amen  

Programs at Trinity:

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

Youth Group: Sunday at 10:45am in the lower hall, led by 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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