Posted by: jwhes | November 3, 2020

Moment from Trinity – November 3, 2020

Here is the short video to accompany this message: https://youtu.be/ce8ukNA95Jw

We welcome and thank Rev. Paul Campbell and Harry Johnson for their participation in the “Moment” for this week. A thoughtful and engaging moment from two deep, faithful thinkers.I’ve attached the written version of the conversation.

If you have an idea for a place/thought/conversation for the “Moment”, please be in touch.

Here are the readings for this Sunday November 8, 2020 and the one we’re focusing on is in bold: Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 107:1-7,33-37; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12.

As all cenotaph services are cancelled and some are going online, this Sunday November 8th we offer a service of Remembrance on this 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II. We invite you to think of your loved ones who took part in this or any war as we gather (virtually) to remember. We will be celebrating communion so please have a candle, a piece of bread, bun, cracker and something to drink (grape, apple, orange juice or water) to celebrate with us. 

Because of the Provincial Health order on October 30th, the Executive decided to continue to postpone in person, indoor worship, and close the building to all user and church groups; staff will be in for specific tasks but mainly working from home; all home visits are postponed until further notice. Be safe and be well.

Broadview Magazine: It’s time to order or renew our subscriptions – $25 for one year.  Please drop off cash or cheques payable to Trinity United Church or mail to 933 Summerside Ave. Winnipeg,  R3T 4Y1

We are collecting fruit and granola bars for West Broadway Community Ministry. The cart will be outside to collect items Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 9-11am.

Items to note:
Bible Study: Monday evenings 7-8pm on zoom
Holy Yoga: Saturdays at 10am and Mondays at 3pm on zoom
Trinity Walkers: Come take a morning one hour walk with your friends from Trinity! Each Tuesday and Thursday at 9-10am, we’ll choose a different walk in our area to explore. Both days are the same walk. Nov. 3rd & 5th King’s Park. Parking lot closest to flower gardens. 3.5k along paved trail.  Note, I may walk this twice for those interested. This connects to Paul and Harry’s video and message.

Stewardship packages have been emailed last week and sent by mail to everyone without email. Please consider your commitment to Trinity and return the form by Nov 15th. If you have envelopes left over from this year, you can scratch out the date and continue to use them or contact Irma (irma.tuc@mymts.net) if you need more envelopes. If you’d like a 3/4 statement of your givings, please contact the office (tuc@mymts.net) or leave a message on the phone (204 269 1632).

Elizabeth is on study leave October 29 to November 4th taking an online course, “Saints, soldiers and angels” by Rev. Catherine MacLean and Rev. John Young, based on the book, Preaching the Big Questions: Doctrine Isn’t Dusty. Rev. Paul Campbell is on call and can be reached through the church office.Scripture for the day: (Psalm 82:2-4) “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Give justice to the weak and orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

Prayer for the week: Loving God, in the midst of change and change and change again, we are so in need of your spirit to calm our hearts, bring joy to our lives, comfort when we are anxious, and inspire us to be your people in the world. With your strength, we rise each day, ready to face life in all its fullness. Let us breathe your spirit deep within ourselves, bringing us your light and love. Amen.

May blessing, peace and the knowledge that we are not alone on this journey; may God be a part of our week as we wander through our challenging days and evenings, knowing the spirit of God is part of all our experiences! May we all remember God in a way that keeps us going and be strong and be kind, loving and compassionate.

Elizabeth

Posted by: jwhes | October 30, 2020

Worship – November 1, 2020

Here is the link to our worship: https://youtu.be/6deCqB-9d6c

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

Because of the Provincial Health order on Sept 25th, moving the Winnipeg area to “Orange”, the Executive decided to postpone in person, indoor worship, and close the building to all user and church groups; staff will be in for specific tasks but mainly working from home.

We are offering the following programs; please be in touch if you’d like to take part:
Holy Yoga is offered on Saturday at 10am and Monday 3pm (both on zoom video call).
Bible Study, Mondays 7-8pm, as an online, video call. Please be in touch with Elizabeth if you’d like to join.
Trinity Walkers: Tuesday and Thursday at 9am; see below for details
Nov. 3rd & 5th King’s Park. Parking lot closest to flower gardens. 3.5k along paved trail.  Note, I may walk this twice for those interested.
The BigQuestion: Sunday November 1st at 9:30am on zoom video call.
Committees can meet by online video call; please call the office to have us book your call.

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 still not completely open, we do care about you and will be there if you need us.

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 | October 28, 2020

Moment from Trinity – October 27, 2020

Here is the short video to accompany this message: https://youtu.be/gIYWXLUwSc4

Here are the readings for this Sunday November 1, 2020 and the one we’re focusing on is in bold: Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 107:1-7,33-37; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:1-12. We welcome Rev Paul Campbell as he leads the service on Sunday – thank you!

Elizabeth is on study leave October 29 to November 4th taking an online course, “Saints, soldiers and angels” by Rev. Catherine MacLean and Rev. John Young, based on the book, Preaching the Big Questions: Doctrine Isn’t Dusty. Rev. Paul Campbell is on call and can be reached through the church office.

Because of the Provincial Health order on October 16th, the Executive decided to postpone in person, indoor worship, and close the building to all user and church groups; staff will be in for specific tasks but mainly working from home.

We are collecting fruit and granola bars for West Broadway Community Ministry. The cart will be outside to collect items Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 9-11am.

Items to note:
Bible Study: Monday evenings 7-8pm on zoom
Holy Yoga: Saturdays at 10am and Mondays at 3pm on zoom
Trinity Walkers: Come take a morning one hour walk with your friends from Trinity! Each Tuesday and Thursday at 9-10am, we’ll choose a different walk in our area to explore. Both days are the same walk. Oct. 27th & 29th: Bridgewater Forest. Parking is street parking on Bridgewater Dr. S near Arbour Meadow Gate. This walk is about 3k along a paved walkway.  Note, I  may walk it twice for those interested in walking more than 3k.
The Big Question: Sunday November 1st at 9:30-10:30am on zoom.

Stewardship packages have been emailed last week and sent by mail to everyone without email. Please consider your commitment to Trinity and return the form by Nov 15th. If you have envelopes left over from this year, you can scratch out the date and continue to use them or contact Irma (irma.tuc@mymts.net) if you need more envelopes. If you’d like a 3/4 statement of your givings, please contact the office (tuc@mymts.net) or leave a message on the phone (204 269 1632).

Broadview Magazine: It’s time to order or renew our subscriptions – $25 for one year.  Please drop off cash or cheques payable to Trinity United Church or mail to 933 Summerside Ave. Winnipeg,  R3T 4Y1

Debbie writes: Here are some every day moments of God from my week:    – The sunset.  From the house I grew up in, the sunrise and sunset were always fully visible and I didn’t realize what a ‘prairie girl’ I was until I lived and studied in a small mountain village one summer.  As glorious and adventuresome as that experience was I sometimes just wanted to sweep the mountains away so I could see the horizon.  Even now, where I live has so many tall trees so I like to take sunset walks on the open paths and small rises of the berm in the University Smart Park.  I feel like I can breathe again, seeing that amazing sky.  Last night was another such experience.  I climbed the berm to take in the full glory of the sunset changing colour and cloud formation minute by minute.  The warm breeze felt like God’s caress and I felt such overwhelming peace and joy.  I thought surely the Kingdom must be like this.     – A new baby.  Last night we all waited for news of the arrival of my nephew’s and his wife’s first child.  He arrived safely and mother and baby are doing well.  How can we not pause in wonder and see God in every miracle of new life.  To think it all starts from the union of  2 sets of tiny cells.    – The kindness of strangers.  I was walking my bike across Bishop Grandin Bridge because the wind was so strong and I was tired of fighting it.  Two passing strangers asked if I was all right or needed help.    – A cooper’s hawk that landed on a branch close to me;  the graceful, noiseless flight of a pair of pelicans as they soared like gliders into the rosy evening; two young bucks startled by the closeness of my presence and equally startling to me, as they were well camouflaged amongst the trees.I think if we choose, we can see God in so many places and each time we are changed a little by the encounter.

Mike shared this back in July but it seems appropriate with the new protocols: https://enchantmentathamilton.org/20200601ForTheLongestTime.mp4?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Scripture for the day: (1 Thessalonians 2:12-13) “With each of you we were like a parent with their child, holding your hand, whispering encouragement, showing you step-by-step how to live well before God, who called us into the kingdom, into this delightful life.And now we look back on all this and thank God, an artesian well of thanks! When you got the Message of God we preached, you didn’t pass it off as just one more human opinion, but you took it to heart as God’s true word to you, which it is, God at work in you believers!.”

Prayer for the week: Loving God, you call us to times of activity and quiet; times of study and action; times of love and justice. May we be open to your message for us in this time and experience your love and joy in our world. Amen.

May blessing, peace and the knowledge that we are not alone on this journey; may God be a part of our week as we wander through our challenging days and evenings, knowing the spirit of God is part of all our experiences! May we all remember God in a way that keeps us going and be strong and be kind, loving and compassionate.

Elizabeth

Posted by: jwhes | October 23, 2020

Worship – October 25, 2020

Here is the link to our worship: https://youtu.be/h6jQAwEGDoc

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

Because of the Provincial Health order on Sept 25th, moving the Winnipeg area to “Orange”, the Executive decided to postpone in person, indoor worship, and close the building to all user and church groups; staff will be in for specific tasks but mainly working from home

We are offering the following programs; please be in touch if you’d like to take part:
Holy Yoga is offered on Saturday at 10am and Monday 3pm (both on zoom video call).
Bible Study, Mondays 7-8pm, as an online, video call. Please be in touch with Elizabeth if you’d like to join.
Trinity Walkers: Tuesday and Thursday at 9am; see below for details
Oct. 27th & 29th Bridgewater Forest. Parking is street parking on Bridgewater Dr. S near Arbour Meadow Gate. This walk is about 3k along a paved walkway.  Note, I  may walk it twice for those interested in walking more than 3k.
Committees can meet by online video call; please call the office to have us book your call.

Trinity has a new group: the Trinity Walkers! This group’s goals are friendship, support and connecting, offering a one hour walk in south Winnipeg, Tuesday and Thursday morning beginning at 9am. Each week, the leader will choose a different area to walk, post the information, for people to come together. If you’d like to try out this new group, please be in touch with the office and we’ll get you connected or show up at the walk site!

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 still not completely open, we do care about you and will be there if you need us.

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

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