Posted by: jwhes | July 31, 2020

Worship – August 2, 2020

Here is the link to our worship: https://youtu.be/TRsHkuRhM6g

We hope this video or print worship reminds you of our regular time together on Sunday.

In addition, we are offering:
Holy Yoga is taking a break from Monday July 27 to Friday August 7th; it will resume on Saturday August 8th at 10am and Monday August 10th at 3pm.

These are both offered through an online Zoom call and if you’d like to take part, let me know; you can join by computer or phone. Saturday Yoga is also doing outdoor/distancing yoga and we invite you to be in touch if you’d like to take part.

The Board has approved Elizabeth visiting in person with COVID-19 guidelines in place. If you or someone you know would like a visit, please be in touch with the church (204 269 1632) or Elizabeth at home (204 275 0014). As always, if you need to talk, we are here for you. While the church building is closed, we are still caring about you and will be there if you need us.

If you’d like to support West Broadway Community Ministry, we are collecting juice boxes and granola bars. These will supplement the donated lunches they hand out every day. Juice boxes and granola bars can be dropped off Sunday morning, 9-11am or call the church (204 269 1632) for other times or for a pick up. Thanks to all who have contributed so far.

Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. If you have an idea, prayer or story you’d like to share with me, please send it to me at: eliz.tuc@mymts.net I am sending out a mid-week, short email with a thought for the day and I’d love to hear what brings you hope, where you see God’s love in our world, and what you find inspirational. If you have comments, suggestions, or any thoughts about worship or how you’re doing, please be in touch. Trinity is here for you and we will respond.

may you know God’s presence with you as we continue to move through this new reality,

Elizabeth

Posted by: jwhes | July 28, 2020

Trinity Moment – July 28, 2020

Here is the short video to accompany this message: https://youtu.be/vc-sBEl_DnU
if you are having trouble accessing the link, try copying the yellow highlighted part and pasting it into the address line of your browser.

We have good news to share! The board has approved an outdoor service at Trinity and the date has been set for August 23rd at 10:45am! more news and guidelines to follow and know that the COVID-19 reopening committee has been working hard to keep everyone safe as we gather. We’ll share all the information as widely as possible and encourage you to do the same.

In preparation for the outdoor service and because our building has been essentially closed since March, we are holding our “spring clean-up” in August this year. Saturday August 15th at 9am, we need your help to spruce up our building. Again, more details will be shared in the next little while and we hope people will come by with their gloves, masks, aprons, pails, rakes and enthusiasm along with your best social distancing techniques to help us get Trinity ready for reopening.

A few people have asked about the book, “Open the Door: A journey to the true self” by Joyce Rupp so today I’m adding a picture of the cover.

This chapter begins with a poem by Dorothy Walters titled “Why”,
“Something inside me
constantly bleeds towards god.
That’s why I keep writing,
slipping messages under the door.”

I loved the phrase, “slipping messages under the door” and it made me ask the question (even before I read it), “If we could slip a message to God under the door today, what would it be? What message might God slip under our door?” Reading the poem again and again, I wondered, what is that ‘something’ inside us that constantly bleeds towards god? So many people have tried to describe this ‘something’ yet it seems, often, that no words adequately describe this center of our being, that place that draws us to God, the Holy One, the divine presence that speaks and seeks us. It is this ‘something’ that keep us slipping messages under the door to God, even when our sense of God seems remote; even when we have no words to write. It is this ‘something’ that compels us to reach down and pick up the message God has slipped under our door. This is what our faith is about.

What message have you slipped under the door for God? What message has God slipped under your door?

Scripture for the day: For God alone my soul waits in silence (Psalm 62:1)

Prayer for the week: Eternal presence, you are as intertwined with me as blood is to my beating heart. When I do not feel your nearness, deepen by confidence in your love. Restore any part of my wounded self that hesitates to communicate with you. I open the door of my heart to you. I open the door. Amen.

Mary writes and sends this picture of her quilt:
I completed this wall-hanging about 2 weeks ago. I don’t know the origin of the panel with these “Country Sayings” on it, but I looked at it for a long time before I decided what to do with it. I am pleased with the “wonky” setting of the different blocks–it certainly makes the whole thing a bit more interesting.

May you find moments this week that give you the opportunity to reflect on your faith, your sense of God, and the times when you have found “slipping messages under the door” part of your journey of faith.

In this moment, know that we at Trinity care about you and your lives. Know that we pray for you, we want you to be safe and healthy and to know God’s presence in your lives. If there is something you need us to know, please call me at home (204 275 0014) or the office (204 269 1632) or email ( eliz.tuc@mymts.net ). In this time when the church building is closed and worship is online, it is more important than ever to connect with your friends you normally would see each Sunday. Please consider calling them, emailing or mailing a card with a note telling them how much you care for them. We continue to share God’s love in every moment of our lives.

Elizabeth

Posted by: jwhes | July 23, 2020

Worship – July 26, 2020

Here is the link to our worship: https://youtu.be/H-A4IlKC_I0

We hope this video or print worship reminds you of our regular time together on Sunday.

In addition, we are offering:
Holy Yoga is taking a break from Monday July 27 to Friday August 7th; it will resume on Saturday August 8th at 10am and Monday August 10th at 3pm.

These are both offered through an online Zoom call and if you’d like to take part, let me know; you can join by computer or phone. Saturday Yoga is also doing outdoor/distancing yoga and we invite you to be in touch if you’d like to take part.

The Board has approved Elizabeth visiting in person with COVID-19 guidelines in place. If you or someone you know would like a visit, please be in touch with the church (204 269 1632) or Elizabeth at home (204 275 0014). As always, if you need to talk, we are here for you. While the church building is closed, we are still caring about you and will be there if you need us.

If you’d like to support West Broadway Community Ministry, we are collecting juice boxes and granola bars. These will supplement the donated lunches they hand out every day. Juice boxes and granola bars can be dropped off Sunday morning, 9-11am or call the church (204 269 1632) for other times or for a pick up. Thanks to all who have contributed so far.

Know that we are praying for each one of you as you find your way through this time. If you have an idea, prayer or story you’d like to share with me, please send it to me at: eliz.tuc@mymts.net I am sending out a mid-week, short email with a thought for the day and I’d love to hear what brings you hope, where you see God’s love in our world, and what you find inspirational. If you have comments, suggestions, or any thoughts about worship or how you’re doing, please be in touch. Trinity is here for you and we will respond.

May you know God’s presence with you as we continue to move through this new reality,

Elizabeth

Posted by: jwhes | July 22, 2020

Trinity Moment – July 21, 2020

Here is the short video to accompany this printed “moment from Trinity”: https://youtu.be/LZcToAZY-OQ
if you have trouble clicking the link, copy the yellow highlighted area and paste it directly into the address line on your browser.

I am sharing another section of the book I’ve been reading throughout this time. Have you read something that inspires you, brings you hope, or has helped you move through these months of COVID-19 restrictions? I’d love to hear what has nurtured your spirit!

Open the Door; A journey to the True Self by Joyce Rupp begins another section about “Knocking on Every Door” with the quote by Rabindranath Tagore: “The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own.” Each of us is a traveler of the heart. As we traverse the road of life, we come to unknown and unsought doors revealing further truth about our authentic self. These unfamiliar doors of life hide pieces of wisdom, information for our transformation even when we may not understand this for quite a while. What is the alien door that waits for us to knock and seek entrance?

Scripture for the moment: Joshua 1:9: be strong and courageous … God is with you wherever you go.

Prayer: Trusted and wise companion, remind me often that you accompany me. You are near as I walk through each part of the great circle I call my life. you guide me lovingly as I go on my way, as I seek the treasure hidden within my deaths. Strengthen and renew my hope daily. I open the door of my heart to you. I open the door. Amen.

The attached video “If This Time” by Kevin McCormack, given to us by Nancy reminds us of some important, thoughtful words and images and may guide us on our journey. “When you pay attention to the things we are grateful, we forget what we’re missing.

and from Elaine:
May you be safe,
may you be well,
may you be happy even without meeting in person,
with care,
with prayer.

In this moment, know that we at Trinity care about you and your lives. Know that we pray for you, we want you to be safe and healthy and to know God’s presence in your lives. If there is something you need us to know, please call me at home (204 275 0014) or the office (204 269 1632) or email ( eliz.tuc@mymts.net ). In this time when the church building is closed and worship is online, it is more important than ever to connect with your friends you normally would see each Sunday. Please consider calling them, emailing or mailing a card with a note telling them how much you care for them. We continue to share God’s love in every moment of our lives.

May God’s peace and blessing be known in your lives; may God’s spirit blow through all your moments and bring you hope; may God’s love be a part of all your being and inspire your actions,

Elizabeth

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