Trinity this week – Lent Five

Hello Trinity Friends!

This Sunday, we continue our Lenten journey.  There will be Irish themed hymns and music to enrich our service and the Junior Choir will be sharing a song.  In Sunday School, the children will begin a 3 week Easter themed rotation.
Next Friday March 23rd  is the Red Hot Chili Night.  There will be guest musicians and a tribute to the music of the Eagles narrated by Rod Carley.
We are still looking for chili to be entered into this friendly competition – as well as a couple of desserts.  If you would like to submit a chili please contact Lisa at  “Celebrity” judges will sample all the chili and choose their favourite, and the runner up.  Everyone else will have an opportunity to choose the best dressed/best named chili.  We have made a few changes this year. Come on out for a great evenings entertainment and delicious food!
Please also note that the UCW Luncheon will take place on Friday March 23rd this month as the last Friday of the month is Good Friday.  All are welcome to this cafeteria style lunch with delicious soup, chili, sandwiches and more.  11 am to 1 pm.
Don’t forget to order your Easter Hams, your hotcross buns or scones or your Easter Lillies.  Order forms are available in your bulletin or on the table outside Wanda’s office.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Trinity this week – Fourth Sunday in Lent

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday is the fourth Sunday in Lent. Our worship service will be led by Rev. Kathy and some of the Licensed Lay Worship Leaders. In Sunday School, the children will be wrapping up their 3 week rotation on Signs and Symbols in the bible.

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Please note also that the UCW Cafeteria Style Luncheon has been changed to Friday March 23rd for this month.  All are welcome.  11 am – 1 pm

Red Hot Friday Night – Chili Cook-off and Musical Guests

Friday March 23rd – music begins at 5 pm.  Chili tasting at 5:30.  Please sign up your fantastic chili or dessert for the competition.  The sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall. Awards for Best Over-all Chili, Runner up, Best Dessert and the ever popular Best Dressed/Best Named.  Admission is by free will donation.  There will be a variety of musical performances including a musical tribute to the Eagles, narrated by Rod Carley.  

A reminder to get your order forms in for your Hot Cross Buns and Scones, your Easter Lilies, as well as your AOTS Hams. You will find them both in your bulletin this week.

For those of you who are travelling for March Break – travelling mercies!

Trinity this week – Third Sunday in Lent

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday we continue our journey through Lent exploring the theme of prayer. The Junior Choir will share a song that it sure to set the mood.

A couple of important announcements:

Sewers Needed
Trinity’s Infant Food Shelf has material cut and ready for sewing. If you are ablt to help sew a blanket or two, the material will be available of the stage in the Fellowship Room after church on Sunday. Thank-you for helping keep our babies warm and cozy!

Next Friday March 9th at 1 pm there will be a free showing at the Capitol Centre of Colonization Road. There will be refreshments served and an opportunity for a Q & A with the filmmaker Michelle St. John. On his journey through Ontario, Anishnaabe comedian, Ryan McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.

Some Lenten advice from the back of this week’s bulletin

Jesuit James Martin recommends an imaging prayer in which we should simply picture ourselves laughing with Jesus. How might you explore the connection between paying and praying, whereby author Anne Lamott declares, “Laughter is carbonated holiness”?

Trinity This Week – Second Sunday in Lent

Hello Trinity Friends,
As we journey through Lent, we will continue to look at ways of enriching and deepening our prayer practices.  This Sunday join us for worship at 10:30 am.  The Junior Choir will be offering a song during our morning worship.  In Sunday School the children will be learning about signs and symbols of faith.
A reminder that there is our annual congregational meeting following the service.  All members of the congregation are encouraged to attend.  Lunch will be provided.  If nursery care is required please let me know!
Coldest Night Walk with the Subzero Superheroes – Tomorrow – Saturday February 24th.
As we approach walk day I wanted to touch base with everyone and let you know some details.  We will meet at Algonquin School in the main gathering area for the Coldest Night Walk at 4:45.  Please be sure to bring all your donations and registration information to the registration tables between 4 and 4:45.  We have capes for our team to wear.  Please be sure to dress for the weather!  It may be slippery out there.  On completion of the walk, we re-gather at Algonquin for a Chili Supper. Thank-you to all of you for your efforts in raising funds for The Gathering Place!  See you Saturday! By the way – we are #2 on the leader board! Congratulations Subzero Superheroes and Team 1305!
Some upcoming events and announcements: 
Friends of Camp Caritou Pasta Dinner
Saturday March 3rd, 2018 at Trinity United Church from 5 – 7 pm.
$10 adults $5 children
The 4 Trinity Fundraising Team will be ordering Hot Cross Buns and Scones from Cobb Bakery once again!  Order Forms are now available – see Wanda in the Main Office to get yours.
The AOTS will be selling Easter Hams once again.  $20 each Order forms will be available in March.
Save the Date!  Red Hot Friday Chili Night is on Friday March 23rd.  Delicious Chili and Desserts, Musical entertainment, and great company!  New format this year “Celebrity” judges will judge best chili (first place and runner up) and best dessert.  The rest of us will have an opportunity to choose the ever popular Best Dressed Chili!  If you would like to apply to be a celebrity judge please speak with Rob or Shannon Sanders!

Have a wonderful weekend!