Posted by: jwhes | May 16, 2023

Moment for Tuesday May16, 2023

Trinity United Church invites you to take a few minutes to fill out this new survey about our online and in person presence. We invite you to share this link with everyone who calls Trinity their church home.  

Thanks for letting us know about your feelings, ideas, practice and dreams. 

New COVID guidelines approved at the April board meeting are at the bottom of this email.

Here is the link for the moment:

This week, we watch a video of the Sew and Sews, created by Harry Johnson

Elizabeth is on study leave this week taking part in the online version of Festival of Homiletics: Preaching Hope for a Weary World. You can check out the event at: , click on the agenda and scroll down to watch live some of the presentations. 

We thank Charlie Powell for leading worship on Sunday May 21, 2023

Bombers! we are still looking for a few more people for the June 2nd Bomber game starting at 5:30pm. If you or someone you know is 18 years or older, has about 6 hours to volunteer, and would like an evening of fun while contributing to Trinity’s presence at the field, please be in touch with Irma or Marilyn.

South Side Community Fitness and Fellowship is holding its Annual General Meeting at 1:00 p.m. on June 12 at Trinity United Church. Everyone welcome. 

Sunday May 28th – Reconnect before the summer Sunday! Everyone is invited to come on this Pentecost Sunday, wear red if you have it, and enjoy a fun, spirit filled worship celebrating the spirit of Pentecost! Play “Pin the flame on the disciple”! Hear amazing fire and brimstone preaching and then see the pulpit burning with the spirit’s flame! Create your own flame to bring home! Create your Pentecost spirit from playdoh! Make a prayer pinwheel to take home! Enjoy refreshments after the service! And lots more! Tell your friends about this wonderful event!

Prairie to Pine Region Annual meeting June 1-4, 2023 at United Church in Meadowood with the Moderator Rt. Rev. Carmen Landsdown preaching. The board has decided to close Trinity on Sunday June 4th and invite everyone to

watch the live streamed Celebration of Ministry service at 10:30am ( );

or watch the recording of the service later in the day and sent out by email;

or attend the service at United Church in Meadowood (1111 Dakota St.) at 10:30am;

or attend the Pride Parade as part of the United Church delegation: Pride Parade – June 4th, 2023 – We registered “The United Church of Canada” as a group to walk in Winnipeg’s 2023 parade.  All United churches are welcome.  We will bring the region’s United Church banner to lead the group, but other banners/signs are welcome. Wearing bright colours is encouraged. We’ll meet at Memorial Park opposite the Manitoba Legislative Building at the corner of Broadway and Memorial Boulevard at 10:30am and make our way through downtown Winnipeg to the Forks. Look for the United Church of Canada banner!

Pat Chabluk, our former Youth Worker and Administrative Assistant, will be commissioned on Sunday June 4th at the Celebration of Ministry service. It will be live streamed and in person. See the information above.

We hold in prayer Susan and Doug Delaney’s family members Darryl and Diane Knight as they move through health struggles. They are grateful for all our prayers. 

We hold in prayer Irma’s sister Mary on her healing journey.

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.

Upon hearing the preliminary research findings on deaths and unmarked graves at the Alberni residential institution, 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 Türkiye and neighbouring Syria in February. Thanks to the generosity of United Church of Canada donors, we have been able to raise over $182,000 to provide support to our partners who are supporting the people of northern Syria and Türkiye.

Have you ever wondered what happens during the recording of our services? Are you wanting to attend in person worship but Sunday mornings just don’t work for your schedule? Worship committee invites you to come on Wednesday mornings at 9am to attend the recording of the upcoming Sunday. Both the recording and in person services are generally the same and you’ll add to our recorded worship experience. If you have questions, please be in touch with Elizabeth; if you’d like to come, you can just show up by 9am on any Wednesday morning!

We are grateful to Debbie Spindler and Mike Cudjo for cashiering this Sunday.  

Scriptures for Sunday: Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11

Scripture to ponder: Psalm 139:13-14: Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.

Prayer: God, your spirit is part of our lives, everyday. May we be open to hearing new voices, being gently moved in new directions, and seeing opportunities for new ministry all week. 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: contact Maryann if you’d like to walk

Trinity Yoga: Saturdays 10-11am, on Zoom – no yoga on May 20, 27; resume in June

Bible Study: Mondays at 7-8pm on Zoom. 

South Side Community Fitness and Fellowship:

exercise: Fridays at 9:30-10:30am in person ONLY at St. Norbert Community Centre (3450 Pembina hwy) Registration required; no charge – please contact Irma or Suni for registration information

SSCFF Yoga: Will resume in the fall

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 follows the new guidelines approved at the April 26, 2023 Board meeting.

the area at the back of the sanctuary is open for children accompanied by adults to spend time during worship! 
• In-person Sunday school start as soon as possible (timing to be determined by CE Committee). Ideally, at least one in-person session be held before the summer break to establish Sunday school as part of worship for young people.
• Masking in the building and at services be at the discretion of each person, and with each individual assessing their own risk level.
• Chairs continue to be spread out, but people are welcome to sit near others, based on their own choice.
• Social distancing continue to be encouraged while allowing people to determine their own comfort zone with social distancing.
• Sanitizer remain at the door for people to use at their discretion and based on their own risk assessment.
• Groups be encouraged to sanitize tables after use.
• All signage related to COVID measures be removed and replaced with signs at all church entrances that say “This is a mask-friendly environment.”
• Refreshments be allowed to be served at meetings and gatherings, including funeral lunches. Food servers may be masked and gloved as they wish, and as the occasion dictates.
• Communion elements continue to be a cube of bread and a grape to be eaten in the pew after being received. The sense of community is built when all partake at the same time in the pew, rather than individually at the front of the church.
• Committee and other church meetings be allowed to be conducted in person at the church, as committees see fit. The option of holding a meeting via ZOOM remain available to all committees. Each committee be allowed to decide what best fits their situation.
• All persons using Trinity facilities be respectful of other’s decisions and choices regarding masking and other COVID-related safety measures. Kindness and understanding to others regarding such personal choices is our responsibility when using a Christian facility.
• These recommendations be communicated to all renters, church facility users and the congregation.


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