Trinity this week

Hello Trinity Friends,

Below you will find a snapshot of some of the activities and worship opportunities coming up over the next week or so.  This week we continue our journey through the Blues of Lent by looking at Mortality.

Here at Trinity, we are exploring Lent as a season of the Blues, of secular music that nonetheless speaks deeply to our souls. These are popular 20th century songs that engage our minds, our hearts, our lives.


This morning’s blues songs are both musical reflections on the brevity of life, and the limited opportunities to connect and to make a difference in the world. Kathleen and Rich McCallum perform “For All We Know.” Written in 1934, the song was later popularized by Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington, and Rosemary Clooney (amongst others). Kathy recalls it as “a second world war song, when people literally faced death every day… I have always been interested in wartime songs, my parents lived in Great Britain during the second world war.”


Bryan Boothe shares with us “Only Here for a Little While,” a 1990 song recorded by country artist Billy Dean. Bryan describes the song as, “about a regular everyday guy looking at what’s really important in life, triggered by a friend’s passing at an early age.”

LENTEN COMPANION STUDY: a Lenten Bible study will be held Tuesdays in Lent at 1pm in the Fireside Room. Our study will involve spiritual practices, exploration of the readings and will complement Sunday worship. For more information, please contact Shalome. 
Hand Bell’s Workshop – this Saturday March 29th. 1 – 4 at Trinity.

Ever wanted to try your hand at being a bell ringer?

Join in and find out how… 
The workshop leader is Sylvia Carscadden.  Sylvia has been playing bells and leading bell choirs for over 30 years.  She will be instructing various techniques in ringing & damping, as well as care and set-up of the bells. 
Please bring a clean pair of cloth gloves to wear when handling the bells


Heavenly Hosts Concert to support Hope2Kenya
Saturday April 5th at 7 pm with reception to follow.
The Heavenly Hosts will be presenting an evening of upbeat contemporary music featuring a full set of Pink Floyd.  Admission is by donation (suggested minimum donation of $10).  All proceeds to go to Hope2Kenya for their humanitarian work.
Pastoral Care Lenten Services
Tuesday April 1st – 11 am – Barkley House
Monday April 7th – 10 am – Empire Living Centre


Lent 3 – This week at Trinity

Below you will find information about our Sunday worship and upcoming events.  For more information please feel free to contact us, “like” us on facebook or visit out webpage
Red Hot Friday Night – Chili Cook-off – Tonight 5:30 pm.  Come sample some of the best chili around and help choose the favourite. It’s dinner with a winner!  Free will offering to the Mission and Service Fund.
Lent 3 Sunday March 23rd – We continue our journey through the “blues” of Lent.  This week’s theme is Vanity.  This morning’s blues come from various members of the Trinity family. Shalome MacNeill-Cooper performs “Go Down, Moses” as our prelude, a 19th century American piece about the yearning for freedom from slavery. Bryan Moore performs “Love in Vain,” one of the 29 extant precious blues treasures by the undisputed King of the Delta Blues, Robert Johnson.  It was first recorded in 1937. Pat O’Kane sings “Slip Slidin’ Away,” a hit for Paul Simon in 1977. The song, says Pat, “talks about three different scenarios where people let their fears rule their lives, and sums up in the last verse by saying God alone knows everything.” In memory of the late great folk musician Pete Seeger (1919-2014), Jim Liddell requested our postlude piece, “Turn Turn Turn.” This song is a paraphrase of Ecclesiastes chapter 3, written by Seeger and popularized by “The Byrds” in 1965.
Junior Choir Resumes this Sunday! 
Children interested in being part of the Junior choir are asked to meet in the Sanctuary at 9:15 Sunday mornings.  The Junior Choir will be offering music in worship over the Lenten/Easter season.  Friends are welcome to join.
Lenten Bible Study – Please note that the bible study has been moved to Wednesday this week.  The Lenten Companion Study involves spiritual practices and an exploration of the readings.  Wednesday March 26th at 1 pm in the Fireside Room – led by Shalome MacNeill Cooper
Bell Ringer Workshop

Anyone interested in learning how to play hand bells are invited to a workshop on Saturday March 29th at Trinity United Church from 1 – 4 pm.  For more information please speak with Brenda McLay email: 
AOTS Easter Hams

If you would like to purchase a delicious ham for Easter dinner (or any other occasion) please pick up your order form from the bulletin or speak with a member of the AOTS.  Cost: $20  Gift cards are also available to be ordered this Sunday.

Easter Lilies
If you would like to purchase an Easter Lily in memory of or to honour someone special please fill out the order form in the bulletin.  These beautiful Lilies will decorate our Sanctuary on Easter Sunday and then can be picked up after church.  
Spring Blessings! (…it is coming sometime)