Trinity this week – Lent 3

Hello Trinity Friends,
I am sure that many of you are seeing the news and recognizing that the level of concern for the Corona Virus is rising.  At the moment, we are keeping an eye on the situation and will assess if any changes need to be made on a day to day basis.  We are taking extra precautions to ensure that we do not spread illness – disinfecting, providing hand sanitizer and asking our greeters to greet with a friendly greeting that does not involve shaking hands!  We ask that anyone who has symptoms of illness stay home (as they should any time they are sick).  The United Church of Canada has an emergency preparedness plan in place which can be found on their website should you wish to read it.  
This Sunday Rev. Kathy is leading service with a tip of the hat to St. Patrick.  In Sunday School the children will be finishing their last week of their Mary and Martha rotation. This Sunday, Lenten offering envelopes will be distributed.  All monies collected will go to support Trinity’s Monday Food Shelf and Wednesday Infant Food Shelf.  Thank-you for supporting these important and needed ministries!
A reminder that our Red Hot Friday night Chili competition is coming up on Friday March 27th.  If you would like to enter in a chili or a dessert to our friendly competition please sign up in the fellowship hall or let me know.  There will be prizes for Judges favourite and runner up, Best Dessert and Best Dressed!  Chili will be served beginning at 5:30 Their will be a number of musical guests performing unplugged music beginning at 5 pm concluding with a special half hour Beach Boys tribute from 7 to 7:30 pm.   
​A spring newsletter will be distributed at the end of this month.  Deadline for submissions to the newsletter is Sunday March 22nd.  News items and events may be sent to Ross Brewer.
Don’t forget to order your hams from a member of the AOTS (or by filling out the form in the bulletin) to get your ham in time for Easter.  These hams are a fundraiser for the AOTS to help with their support of youth ministries.  
Some upcoming events for your calendar:
The SunDog Theatre Festival presents 2 special plays.  Please support local theatre by attending one or both of these not to be missed shows!  Trudeau Stories: Fri March 27th at 7:30 PM and Sat March 28th 2 pmBarefoot on the Moon: March 25th, 26th, 28th 7:30​ pm ( featuring some familiar faces: ​Joshua Bainbridge, Rod Carley, Morgan Bedard, Kelsey Ruhl, Matt Lishman, Stephanie Kast, Kaitlyn Stewart)/  More information from Rod Carley
​On Saturday, April 18th, 7:30 pm, the music of Led Zeppelin and The Who will echo through the high ceilings of Trinity!  Michael White & The White bring ‘The Greatest Rock Show That Never Was’ to Trinity United Church. Tickets are $30 and available from the office.  
​Take care,​