Trinity this week – Advent JOY

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday is the 3rd Sunday in Advent.  We light the candle of JOY.  Plan to stay for lunch following the service.  It is a free-will offering lunch with proceeds going towards the choir music fund. 
Continue the season of JOY by attending the North Bay Community J.O.Y. Bands concert: “A Most Wonderful Christmas” beginning at 1:30 pm.  A carol sing-a-long will start at 1 pm.  Admission is by free-will offering with all proceeds to help support the Warming Centre. 
The following Sunday December 22nd, during the worship service, Trinity’s Senior Choir will present their Christmas Cantata: “Joy Has Dawned”  The Cantata will include instrumentalists, soloists and of course, the Junior Choir!  
Following the service, there will be a free-will offering lunch provided by Trinity Families. Plan to stay for an extra special Christmas Pageant!  
The Sunday School will present “An Out of the Box Christmas Pageant” at 1:30 pm in Trinity’s sanctuary.  Friends and family are most welcome to this free event.  Directed by Darlene Laferriere, accompanied by Chris Mogan, the Sunday School will bring to life the Christmas story in a funny and heartwarming way. Always delightful and full of surprises you will not want to miss it!
Mark your calendars for the following worship services
*  The Longest Night Candle-lighting Service – Saturday December 21st, 7 pmJoined by our friends from St. Andrew’s and the wider community we gather for aservice of heartfelt string music and candlelit prayer. It is an opportunity to take pause to acknowledge our hurts and to contemplate the hopes, fears, and prayers that fill the actual longest night of the year. 
Christmas Eve at Trinity – Tuesday December 24th.  Join us for a lively Christmas Eve Service of carols and scripture at 7 pm followed by a brief, more contemplative Communion Service around 8:15 pm.
At this very busy time of the year, find time to appreciate the special moments that bring joy to our world: the excitement of children, acts of generosity and kindness, the beauty in nature, and of course, all the wonderful Christmas concerts, pageants and special treats!