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 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: 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.