Trinity this week – April 16, 2024

Hello Trinity Friends,

Our worship begins at 10:30 am each Sunday morning and is livestreamed to YouTube each week.  The service is broadcast on Cogeco’s YourTV the following Sunday.  Please note that our Lift remains out of order.  We are hopeful that work will be completed on this by mid May.  We regret the inconvenience this has caused to those of you who rely on the lift to attend worship services and rehearsals. We are looking at ways to serve those who are unable to attend worship due to the lift being out of order – such as setting up a worship space in the Fireside Room. Please feel free to reach out to us if you are interested in alternative arrangements.

Trinity’s Coffee House takes place next Friday April 19th. The Coffee House doors open at 6:30 pm with music starting shortly after.  Admission is by free will donation – (we suggest $10 – 20 per person). There are some amazing talents signed up to perform.  Your last chance to sign up your talent is this Sunday.  We are still looking for a few desserts for the event.  Desserts can be dropped off Thursday evening between 6 – 8 or Friday between 4 and 6:30 pm.  Please pre-cut your dessert if possible!

There are several announcements, community events and things to sign up for!  Please read through and know that you are most welcome!  See you at Trinity!

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Trinity this week – April 7, 2024 – Holy Humour Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday April 7th is Holy Humour Sunday!  Reverend Kathy will lead our worship this morning.  In Sunday School the children will be exploring what it means to be “Easter People”.  

A NOTE ABOUT OUR LIFT

Our  technician was working on the lift this week and he had some good news to share. He anticipates the work on the lift *should* be completed in about 4 weeks! That is sooner than we had originally been told. We regret the inconvenience this has caused to those of you who rely on the lift to attend worship services and rehearsals. We are looking at ways to serve those who are unable to attend worship due to the lift being out of order.  Please feel free to reach out to us to discuss alternatives should you wish to.

There are many more announcements and community events listed below – please keep reading!

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Trinity this week – Easter Weekend – March 31, 2024

Hello Trinity Friends,

As a member of our downtown community, our collective hearts go out to all those individuals and businesses affected by the fire on Main street this week.  We give gratitude for the courage and care of the North Bay Firefighters and all those first responders who ensured that no lives were lost.  We pray for those who are dealing with the trauma of losing their homes and businesses.  Please look for ways to support our downtown community during this difficult time. 

The regular Friday email is coming to you a few days early so that we can share the special services and events that are taking place this week. Below you will find information about the Maundy Thursday Potluck at St. Andrews, the shared United Church Good Friday service at Emmanuel and the Easter Sunrise Outdoor Service. Holy Week will conclude with our joyous musical Easter Sunday Communion service. 

As we prepare ourselves to journey from the grief of Good Friday to the joy of new life on Easter Sunday, we invite you to join us in the following worship services. 

MAUNDY THURSDAY POTLUCK AND TABLE COMMUNION SERVICE at St. Andrew’s United Church on Thursday, March 28th in the gymnasium. Please use the McIntyre Street entrance. Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner starts at 6pm. Table communion worship will follow the meal. Please bring your own plate, cutlery, and a potluck dish to share.

GOOD FRIDAY UNITED CHURCH WORSHIP – hosted by Emmanuel United Church. The area United Churches will gather for a shared Good Friday Service at Emmanuel United Church on Friday March 29th at 10:30 am. 

SUNDAY MARCH 31ST: EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE, 7:30AM Outdoors at the corner of Ferguson and McIntyre (The Thomson Building) at 7:30am (in case of inclement weather, the service will be in the Trinity Fellowship Hall). We will be joined by friends from St. Andrew’s United Church. After a brief service of singing and contemplation, coffee and hot-cross buns will be served in the Fellowship Hall, courtesy of the Trinity AOTS!

EASTER SUNDAY SPECIAL MUSICAL SERVICE – Sunday March 31st, 10:30 am

Easter Sunday at Trinity promises to be uplifting and joy filled! A musical Communion service will be served.  We close out the service with the Trinity Choir tradition of singing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.  All are welcome to join the choir for that chorus (music will be available). 

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Trinity this week – Palm and Passion Sunday – March 24, 2024

Hello Trinity Friends,

This Sunday is Palm/Passion Sunday and marks the beginning of Holy Week.  Our Lenten Blues series concludes with  Chris Mogan as our guest musician this week.  Sunday School Children will be folding Palm Crosses and engaging with the story of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

Fresh off the presses, Trinity’s Spring Newsletter, is ready for your reading pleasure!  You will find the newsletter on our website. Click here to access it Spring Newsletter

There are a number of announcements that continue in this email – please read on!

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Trinity this week – Lent 5 – March 17, 2024

Hello Trinity Friends!

This Sunday is the Fifth Sunday in Lent, and happens to also be St. Patrick’s Day. Throughout this service, you will hear some Irish melodies and hymns.  This Sunday’s blues performers are Samantha Depatie and Ariel Hyatt, who regularly provide musical accompaniment to Trinity’s “Longest Night” service. 

When you arrive on Sunday, be sure to pick up an order form for an Easter Lily.  Lilies can be purchased in honour of someone, or memory of a loved one. Those names will be listed in the Easter bulletin. Lilies will be placed in the Sanctuary on Easter Sunday and can be picked up after the service.  The deadline to order lilies is next Sunday, March 24th. 

If you haven’t already picked up your Lenten Offering envelope, those can be picked up from your ushers as well.  This year our Lenten Offering will go to support Trinity’s Food Shelf programs. We are grateful for your continued support of these programs.  

Special Lenten/Easter Services

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