Posted by: jwhes | March 17, 2023

Worship for Sunday March 19, 2023

Here is the link for Worship for Sunday, March 19, 2023: 

Sermon by phone is available at: 204 410 1384

Stewardship pledge forms for 2023 are now ready to be filled out. You can print the second page and drop it off at the church, send the information by email, call the office with the information, or mail it to the church. Thank you for all your gifts to Trinity!

Lenten book study: we have 2 more copies of the book, “Good Courage” if you’d like to join the study. We will be 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 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.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with people in Turkey and Syria as they experienced second earthquake this past week while still in recovery mode from the initial quakes. We also pray for all those rallying to provide assistance and support in the area and through fundraising efforts. For details on ways to provide assistance through United Church partners consult Global Emergency Response | The United Church of Canada ( A special prayer is available through E-ssentials E-ssentials: Prayers for Turkey and Syria, International Development Week, and more. (

We hold in prayer Tom’s family member Fitzroy Suga James who was murdered in Jamaica

We hold in prayer Irma’s sister Mary as she awaits surgery.

We hold in prayer Ruth and Arnold Graham and their family as they walk with Ruth’s mom 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.

We continue to hold the people of James Smith Cree Nation and the nearby village of Weldon, Saskatchewan in our prayers.

We are grateful to Ed and Isabel Tymofuck 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 (

Youth Group: this Sunday during worship at 10:45am, led by Irma

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

Trinity Yoga: Saturdays 10-11am, on Zoom, led by Wynn 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 and in person in the sanctuary at Trinity – 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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