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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.