Trinity this week – Good Friday and Easter Sunday – April 2022

Hello Trinity Friends,
As  we approach the joy of Easter Sunday, we are reminded that we must journey first, through the Good Friday part of the story.  You are invited to join with our United Church friends for a shared Good Friday service hosted by St. Andrew’s United Church – tomorrow (Friday April 15th) at 10:30 am.  Those planning to attend in-person are asked to please dress warmly as the temperature might be on the cool side.  Entry will be through the Algonquin door. Please be advised that masking is still required. 


Continuing on with Easter Weekend – Trinity and St. Andrew’s friends will gather for an Easter Sunrise Service – Sunday April 17th at 7:30am outside, in front of the Thomson Building (corner of Ferguson and McIntyre) followed by refreshments at Trinity. 

Our Easter Sunday Communion Service begins on Sunday April 17th at 10:30 am. Please remember that masks are required for attending worship at Trinity.  Those who are unable to join us in person are invited to join us our YouTube channel here Trinity’s Channel and is also available on Cogeco’s YourTV Channel 12 (700HD) the following Sunday.  Those joining us from home, please remember to gather your communion elements so that we can all share the Sacrament of Holy Communion together.


Good Friday Mossy Church Event Families of all ages are welcome to join  in for some outdoor fun at Carmichael United Church (521 Four Mile Lake Road) between 2 and 4 pm.  (We’ll be planting mini gardens that should grow by Easter Monday!) Please dress for the weather – it may be quite wet and muddy!


For those of you who ordered a lily in honour or memory of a loved one, please be sure to pick up your lily after church this Sunday.  


There are a number of announcements and upcoming activities.  Please read through the bulletin to read about:

* Maple Syrup Fundraiser from the Scouts (will be available to purchase at the church)

* Pizza Fundraiser for Scouts and Ventures upcoming Jamboree to Finland

* Theatre Canadore’s presentation of Orphans for the Czar by George F. Walker and Directed by Rod Carley 

* Earth Day Sunday – April 24th

*  Holy Humour Sunday – May 1st*  Vinta – live concert event – Friday May 8th at 7:30 

The Easter Sunday Bulletin is available here  Easter Sunday Bulletin

Easter Blessings,

Trinity this week – Palm/Passion Sunday – April 10, 2022

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday we begin our journey into Holy Week.  Our Palm/Passion Sunday worship begins at 10:30 am and will also be livestreamed to our YouTube channel here Trinity’s Channel and is available on Cogeco’s YourTV Channel 12 (700HD) the following Sunday. This Sunday our Lenten Blues musicians are Brian Risk as well as Marcel MacDonald and Jodi St Pierre.  


A reminder that Earth Day photos are due THIS Sunday and Jokes are due Easter Monday.  Email to blais.trinity@gmail.com Thanks!

There are a number of important announcements below – please read through with intention to discover more about:

  • Special Holy Week Events
  • Mossy Church
  • Rod Carley and Theatre Canadore’s upcoming show
  • Scouting Fundraisers and Syrup!
  • Easter Lilies

You will also find our Spring Newsletter below. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and happy reading 🙂


Good Friday Shared United Church Worship
hosted by St. Andrew’s – Friday April 15th 10:30 am
St. Andrew’s is hosting this year’s joint service for Good Friday and will welcome leaders and congregants from Trinity, Emmanuel and Omond Memorial as we share together the drama of the cross. Through readings, sound, music and the diminishing light of extinguished candles, we will hear the story of the passion as cued by the sounds of the narrative. The service will be available on St. Andrew’s YouTube Channel later in the day as well. Please dress warmly as their Sanctuary may be on the cool side.  Masks are required.

Easter Sunrise Service – Sunday April 17th at 7:30am outside in front of the Thomson Building (corner of Ferguson and McIntyre) followed by refreshments at Trinity. 

Easter Sunday Communion Service – Sunday April 17th at 10:30 am

Mossy Church – Good Friday Family EventJoin with your Trinity friends to engage with the beauty of creation, enjoy fellowship with friends and to create! Friday April 15th from 2 – 4 pm.  More details to come!

Easter Lilies:  Would you like to donate an Easter Lily in memory or honor of someone,to be placed in the sanctuary on Easter Sunday, then after service to take home to enjoy? The plants are $10.00 each and must be ordered by THIS 
Sunday April 10th. Please contact Rae Brownlee, Sandra Rozicki or Claudette Brown (contact info is available by calling the church office)

Scouting Maple Syrup
Hello from the North Bay Scouting Group. We are again selling Hubbert’s maple syrup at a fundraiser for our Scouting activities. There have been some modest price increases this season but there is a noticeable increase in the price of the glass mason jars as the cost of the glass jars has gone up considerably.
Dave McKenney will have some syrup available for the Easter Service on Sunday April 17, before and after Church, and we will be taking orders for syrup up to Friday April 22 and then we will do a second order to be received before Friday May 13.
Syrup Available
500 mL Glass jar           $14
500 mL Plastic jug         $14
1 L    Plastic jug             $24
1 L    Mason jar              $24
2 L    Plastic jug              $40
4 L    Plastic jug              $70
Thank you to all who have supported us in the past and we look forward to providing delicious syrup to new supporters as well.

Pizza Fundraiser for the Scouts and VenturesPlease help our Scouts and Ventures on their adventures to the Finland Scouting Jamboree this summer!  We are selling Little Caesar Pizza kits to help us raise funds for the trip. How to order: www.pizzakits.ca Go to Products, then Shop. Click on “Purchase & Support a Local Fundraiser – Ship My Order to the Group” Fundraiser ID is 407210 (North Bay Scouting Group) At checkout, write “None” as the seller name.
Orders due April 23. Pizza arrives the week of May 9.
Thank you for all of your support!


Orphans for the Czar by George F. Walker and Directed by Rod Carley
Theatre Canadore will be presenting the Northern Ontario premiere of Orphans for the Czar for three performances only from Thursday, April 21st to Saturday, April 23rd at 7:30 p.m. marking the inaugural production of Canadore College’s new 150-seat theatre.
Orphans for the Czar is George F. Walker’s newest high-stakes comedy that ruefully exposes the duplicity, revenge, and self-interest at the core of a culture about to go up in flames. Suggested by the novel The Life of a Useless Man by Russian 19th-century playwright, Maxim Gorky, and set shortly before Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg in 1905, a hapless double agent tries to stay on the right side of both the revolutionaries and the czarists.
The protagonist, the orphaned fool Vasley, leaves his impoverished village to work in his uncle’s bookstore in the city. The women, the intelligentsia, the spies, and all their conflicting ideologies engross him. A comedy of pathos about the fragility of people in unstable times, Orphans for the Czar is a plea for the possibility of decency.
George F. Walker is one of Canada’s most prolific, decorated, and popular playwrights. Since beginning his theatre career in the early 1970s, Walker has written more than 30 award-winning plays. His works have been translated into more than ten languages and have received hundreds of productions around the world.

Trinity this week – Fifth Sunday in Lent – April 3, 2022

Hello Trinity Friends,Please join us this Sunday as we celebrate the fifth Sunday in Lent.  Worship begins at 10:30 am and is livestreamed to your YouTube channel here Trinity’s Channel and is also available on Cogeco’s YourTV Channel 12 (700HD) the following Sunday.  This Sunday our Lenten Blues musicians are Darlene Laferriere and Marcel MacDonald as well as Bryan Boothe and Rick Banting.  


Lenten offering envelopes will be available from the Ushers.  Our Lenten offering goes to support the Food Shelf and Infant Food Shelf programs at Trinity.  The Food Shelf programs were relied on by many people in our community throughout the pandemic and continues to be an important outreach of our Church.  Thank you for your support!

A couple of reminders about attending in person worship:  * Masks remain mandatory for attending worship at Trinity.  Please remember to bring yours – if you forget, we do have masks available for you.  * Please turn your cell phone off or to airplane mode when you arrive. This will allow our livestreaming technology to run more smoothly.  Thank-you!* Folk are welcome to gather downstairs in the Fellowship Hall for social time following the service – at this time coffee and refreshments will not be available until later in the spring


Some additional IMPORTANT announcements and upcoming activities are listed below – please read through the entire email!

UPDATE TO TRINITY’S COVID PROTOCOLS ON MASKING
With safety in mind for all members of our church community and since infections appear to be on the rise, the COVID Task Group has decided to continue mandatory Sunday morning masking through the month of April. Midweek groups engaged in low-risk activities will now be given more latitude in determining if their group wishes to require masking or not. Certain higher risk activities will still be required to mask.  If you are part of a group that meets at Trinity and have questions related to masking, please be in touch with the church office for clarification. All Covid protocols will be reviewed at the end of the month.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS*  Spring Newsletter items are due THIS Sunday April 3rd.  Please email them to Ross – his contact info is available by request. * Earth Day Photographs – If you have a photo or two you’d like to share with us, please send it to blais.trinity@gmail.com by Sunday April 10th


Easter Lilies:  Would you like to donate an Easter Lily in memory or honor of someone,to be placed in the sanctuary on Easter Sunday, then after service to take home to enjoy ? The plants are $10.00 each and must be ordered by
Sunday April 10th. Please contact Rae Brownlee, Sandra Rozicki or Claudette Brown (contact info is available by calling the church office)

AOTS GIFT CARDS
Last chance before Easter to order your gift cards. The next AOTS Gift Card order will be Sunday April 3rd. (call the church office for his contact information).

Camp Caritou Easter Bunny Chocolate bars are available to order from Cindy Brownlee $2 each KitKat, Aero and Smarties Pink, Blue or Green Fundraiser to support Camp Caritou (contact info available by request)


From the Right Relations Resource Team
Many of us grew up not having learned a true picture of Indigenous people in Canada. When you only know part of the story, you don’t know the whole story. When you learn new parts of the story, your understanding grows deeper. One way you can deepen your knowledge and understanding is to register in a course called “Indigenous Canada,” hosted by the University of Alberta. The course is free and a half a million people have already registered (including Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy)! If you’d like to hear about one person’s experience as a learner, visit the Canadian Shield Regional Council Right Relations Team webpage and check out the video https://youtu.be/fslDtzzZ9nk and hear what it was like for Sylvia to go “back to school” as part of her journey toward reconciliation.

Good Friday Shared United Church Worship
hosted by St. Andrew’s – Friday April 15th 10:30 am
St. Andrew’s is hosting this year’s joint service for Good Friday and will welcome leaders and congregants from Trinity, Emmanuel and Omond Memorial as we share together the drama of the cross. Through readings, sound, music and the diminishing light of extinguished candles, we will hear the story of the passion as cued by the sounds of the narrative. The service will be available on St. Andrew’s YouTube Channel later in the day as well.
Easter Sunrise Service – Sunday April 17th at 7:30am outside in front of the Thomson Building (corner of Ferguson and McIntyre) followed by hotcross buns and coffee at Trinity. 

Trinity this week – Fourth Sunday in Lent – March 27, 2022

Hello Trinity Friends,


​This Sunday please join us for worship at 10:30 am – the Fourth Sunday in Lent​.For those unable to join us in person, the link for our YouTube channel is here Trinity’s Channel  We have a couple of fantastic Lenten “Blues” pieces from Don Halsam and Bryan Boothe as well as Pat O’Kane and Rick Calhoun plus the virtual choir has a lovely anthem to share.  Rev. Ted will share a message on “Choosing Hell” (he always has the most intriguing titles) and will read from one of my favourite children’s books!


POSTPONED An important update – due to a number of challenges, we have had to move the “Day at the Mogan Family Sugar Shack” to NEXT Saturday April 2nd from 2 – 4 pm.  
All are welcome to come out for an afternoon of fun. There will be a few games and horseshoes and there is a walking trail.  210 Silver Lady Lane (park on the street). Chris will lead people through the process of making the syrup (including gathering sap) and will make maple taffy. It is a picnic style event so people are invited to bring out their own food and drinks. Please be sure to wear your rubber boots or other appropriate footwear – it will be needed!
For more information contact Chris Mogan or Marcel MacDonald.

Upcoming Activities and Announcements
AOTS GIFT CARDS
Did you know you can purchase gift cards from the AOTS Men’s Group that can be used for many of the businesses you shop at? ​Cards are available for​ most grocery stores (including Orchards), gas stations, restaurants ​and coffee shops​, books, movies and more!  For every gift card purchased, the AOTS receives a small portion.  The money earned helps to fund youth activities and other important ministries.  Your support of this program is very much appreciated.  To order gift cards or to find out more about this excellent program, please be in touch with Ed Rose (call the church office for his contact information).  The next order is being submitted on Sunday April 3rd.  Thank-you!

Spring Newsletter
Please note that items for Trinity’s Spring Newsletter are due to Ross by Sunday April 3rd.  Please note the email address – get it by contacting the church office.
The Spring Newsletter will be distributed beginning on April 9th.  

Earth Day Photographs Needed
We will be putting together another slide show of photos showcasing the beauty and wonder of our earth.  If you have a photo or two you’d like to share with us, please send it to blais.trinity@gmail.com Please feel free to share something about the photo such as a title or location.  Please be sure to send these by Sunday April 10th. Thanks.

​​Ukraine Crisis The United Church of Canada is receiving funds that will be directed to humanitarian assistance in Ukraine through its ecumenical partner, ACT Alliance, which is responding to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation. ACT members are scaling up their presence inside Ukraine and in neighbouring countries to aid those impacted by the current armed hostilities. You may donate to the Conflict in Ukraine appeal through The United Church of Canada or by cash/cheque to Trinity United Church – please clearly mark “Ukraine Appeal” on your envelope or cheque.  

This week’s bulletin can be found here

Trinity this week – Third Sunday in Lent – Saint Patrick Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends,
This Sunday at 10:30 am we continue our journey through Lent and celebrate St. Patrick’s day with some special music.  Our “Lenten Blues” musicians are John Powers and Joanna Miles and the McCallum Clan share a beloved hymn in English and Irish. A reminder that if you are not able to join us in person, you are welcome to join us on YouTube here Trinity’s Channel or watch us the following Sunday on Cogeco’s YourTV.


Last week I shared the news of the death of Trinity member Helen Whitehead.  The funeral will take place at Trinity United Church this Saturday at 11 am.  For those who are unable to attend, it will be livestreamed to our YouTube channel.  Visitation will be at Hillside Funeral Home Friday, March 18, 2022 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m


Broadview Subscriptions Do you normally receive the Broadview Magazine and wondered why it has not arrived in your mailbox?  Apparently there was an error at Broadview Magazine which is now being corrected. You should receive your magazine soon-ish! It is disappointing that we did not receive last month’s issue – which had a wonderful contribution by Trinity member, Rod Carley.  If you’d like to check out this excellent article you will find it here Sneak Peak at Heaven
Trinity purchases subscriptions on behalf of many of our members. If you would like to receive this excellent magazine subscription or if you would like to contribute to the cost of the subscription (around $25 a year) you are invited to send in a cash/cheque clearly labeled Broadview subscription and we will be sure to get the magazine delivered to you!

Trinity Families invites you to a day at the Mogan Family Sugar Shack!

Saturday March 26th from 2 – 4 pm

All are welcome to come out for an afternoon of fun. There will be a few games and horseshoes and there is a walking trail.  Chris will lead people through the process of making the syrup (including gathering sap) and will make maple taffy.There is no rain date so people are encouraged to dress appropriately. It is a picnic style event so people are invited to bring out their own food and drinks.
For more information contact Marcel MacDonald, Lisa Blais or Chris Mogan.