Posted by: jwhes | August 21, 2020

Worship – August 23, 2020

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

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

Good news! The Board has approved an outdoor service on Sunday August 23 at 10:45am. Details will be sent out this week and know the COVID-19 reopening group is helping us ensure a safe place to worship together. These instructions will also be posted on our website under the “COVID” tab: trinityunitedwinnipeg.com There will still be a recorded worship as usual posted on Thursday.

In addition, we are offering:
Holy Yoga is offered on Saturday at 10am and Monday 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 – when the weather is good – is doing outdoor/distancing yoga at King’s Park 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.

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 | August 19, 2020

Moment from Trinity – August 18, 2020

Here is the short video to accompany this message: https://youtu.be/87ak752JErk

Here are the readings for this Sunday August 23rd and the one we’re focusing on is in bold: Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20

The board has approved an outdoor service at Trinity and the date has been set for August 23rd at 10:45am! We have sent out by email guidelines to follow and know that the COVID-19 reopening committee has been working hard to keep everyone safe as we gather. We’ve also sent out the words to the music and although we can’t sing out loud, we encourage you to sing along in your heart. We have shared all the information as widely as possible and encourage you to do the same. If you think someone might have missed this information, please give them a call.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone (more than 20 people!) who came and dusted, mopped, vacuumed, washed walls and floors, cleaned every flat surface, and washed all the windows; to those who cleaned gutters and cut branches and picked up garbage and branches and leaves outside; to everyone for being careful and cautious and followed all the guidelines as we cleaned up Trinity, thank you! the place sparkles!

In the September issue of “Broadview” magazine, there are a number of great articles. There’s one on the melting of the permafrost in Northwest Territories that offer insight in what has been done and could be done in the future. The interview with a kindergarten teacher who goes to libraries in the Toronto area as a drag queen to invite conversation with young people about diversity and inclusion that is thought provoking and important. And the personal perspective of Adele Halliday who works in the General Council office as a black woman in the United Church and in Canada – for everyone who is committed to the work of racial justice. All three articles (and others not mentioned here) encourage us to live out faith in a variety of ways in our world.

Here are two pictures from Harry of the great horned owl family in our community; such a fluffy little one and such a graceful parent!

Scripture for the day: Just as there are many parts to our bodies, so it is with Christ’s body. We are all parts of it, and it takes every one of us to make it complete, for we each have different work to do. So we belong to each other, and each needs all the others. (Romans 12:4-5).

Prayer for the week: Creating God, you call us to care for your creation: the earth, the people, the skies above and the deepest point of the ocean. As we go about our day, may every tiny action be a reflection of your love. Amen.

May blessing, peace and gift be a part of your week as we wander through cool mornings and warm afternoons, buffeted by strong winds of God’s spirit! And may your harvest be shared with those around you,

Elizabeth

Posted by: jwhes | August 13, 2020

Worship – August 16, 2020

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

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

Good news! The Board has approved an outdoor service on Sunday August 23 at 10:45am. Details will be sent out this week and know the COVID-19 reopening group is helping us ensure a safe place to worship together. These instructions will also be posted on our website under the “COVID” tab: trinityunitedwinnipeg.com There will still be a recorded worship as usual posted on Thursday.

In preparation for this and because our building has been closed since March, our “spring” clean up is scheduled for Saturday August 15 at 9am. Please bring your masks, gloves, aprons, buckets, rags, rakes, and your best physical distancing techniques and help to get our building ready.

In addition, we are offering:
Holy Yoga is offered on Saturday at 10am and Monday 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 – when the weather is good – is 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 fruit to supplement their lunches. We are collecting Saturday and 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 | August 11, 2020

Moment from Trinity – August 11, 2020

Here is the short video to accompany this message: https://youtu.be/zKMpfiprank the video is a bit dark because of the window!

Gord reminded me that he missed the scripture readings for the week that we used to send out with the weekly announcements. So, from now on, we’ll have the scripture for the Sunday coming included in this moment.
Here are the readings for this Sunday August 16th and the one we’re focusing on is in bold: Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11L1-2am 29-32; Matthew 18:10-28 – thanks Gord!

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.

Harry send the picture attached of 4 sibling Merlins for us to enjoy – have you seen any of these Merlins flying around your place?

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 quilt show on this video from Dagmar through Mary: https://youtu.be/DZDyONVAgV0

In Joyce Rupp’s “Open the Door: A journey to the true self”, nearer to the end of the book, begins one day with this quote:
“Approach this new door with great confidence in your heart, for you have so much to offer. Open each new door with trust, holding your dreams very near … knowing the world is waiting for the goodness and the love you carry within you.” (M. E. Miro)

Rupp writes: “Each opening of the door to our heart provides an opportunity to strengthen our hope. Each journey inward allows restoration of the belief that we can know our inherent goodness, birth it into being, and not give up on the possibility of our innate love…”

I think many of us have a hard time believing we have “so much to offer”. We think another person is stronger or smarter or quicker or better or whatever it is we’re trying to do and we downplay our own gifts and talents and skills. How could the world be “waiting for the goodness and love” we carry within ourselves? But then we move through an experience – one of joy or sadness, celebration or frustration – and we realize as we emerge our part in that experience. Not perfect, but “there”, being the inherent goodness the world needed at that time and place and space. A gift of love.

Thinking back – or thinking of today – where have you found a way to “not give up on the possibility of our innate love”? when have you experienced “the goodness and love carried within” from another person? Was this an unexpected moment? A gift? Hold these times and places and spaces in your heart, close to God.

Scripture for the day: Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience (Romans 8:24-25).

Prayer for the week: Heat of hope, you draw me to hear the world’s heartache; you strengthen my spirit when I feel frail. You encourage me when I am disheartened. You enliven me when I sense helpless rigidity. I go now to share what you daily give to me. Thank you that I can be your channel of hope. I open the door of my heart to you. I open the door. Amen.

May blessing, peace and gift be a part of your week as we wander through cool mornings and warm afternoons, buffeted by strong winds of God’s spirit!

Elizabeth

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