Trinity this week – Holy Humour Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends!This Sunday is Holy Humour Sunday!  Please remember to bring your good (clean) jokes to share this Sunday during worship.  An excerpt from this week’s bulletin:  “Holy Humour Sunday,” also known as “Bright Sunday” or “Holy Hilarity Sunday” is a recovery from early Christianity. For centuries in Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant countries, the week following Sunday was marked with “days of joy, laughter, and celebration.” The custom is rooted in the musings of early church theologians –Augustine, Gregory of Nyssa, John Crysostom—that God played a practical joke on the devil by raising Jesus from the dead.  It was referred to as the “Risus pascalis”—the Easter laugh.

A reminder that the North Bay Mosque is hosting an Open House this Saturday.  Everyone is invited to come out and get to know members of the Muslim community.   Saturday, April 27, 2019 11 am to 3 pm  423 McPhail Street, North Bay

Also this Saturday, the Rapport Singers will be presenting their spring concert “Star Light, Star Bright” Saturday April 27th at 7 pm.  Come out for an evening of song inspired by the stars! Tickets are $15 Adults, $10 Students and 12 and under are free.

Thank you to those of you who have dropped of clothing and linens to help people affected by Cyclone Idai.  Children’s clothing is still needed.  If you would like to donate clothing or money to help offset the shipping costs, please speak with Claudette Brown after church on Sunday or call the church office for her contact info.  Thank-you for supporting this humanitarian effort.

Trinity’s  Annual Talent and Services Silent Auction  starts Sunday April 28th with final bidding ending  after church on  Sunday May 26th 2019.  
Have a skill, talent or a service you can share? Here are a few of the talents and services that are being offered. Bid on homemade perogies, cookies,  homemade meal delivered to your home, baby quilt, sailing on  Callander Bay, an outing at the cottage for a day, foot care , custom knitting, dog services… to name a few.  Hopefully you will be inspired to offer your talent. / service or to at least bid on what is offered. 
The monies raised will go directly to the church for general funds. Without Trinity as a building, without Trinity staff, without Trinity it would be more difficult to do all that we do here. Please be generous and supportive of this auction!

There are a number of events and activities happening this spring.  Events are posted in the bulletin, on the community bulletin board outside the main office and on our website and Facebook pages.