Trinity this week – Robbie Burns’ Sunday

Hello Trinity Friends!

​The above tartan is a visual reminder that this Sunday we celebrate Robbie Burns’ Sunday!  You are welcome, nay encouraged, to wear your Scottish attire.  You may see Rev. Ted ​wearing a tartan similar to this one.  Rev. Ted sent me the following info about this very special tartan.  The Clergy tartan: “Down till a very recent period, this pattern was generally worn by the Clergy in the Highlands for their weekday habiliments; and even now the secular mantle or plaid of the priesthood in the North is not unfrequently made of this, or similar kinds of stuff.” Smith’s published work showed variations of colour depending on the edition or even the individual copy examined. It is well known that in earlier times the Highland clergy wore the Highland dress and carried arms. Many attempts were made to prevent them wearing tartan and to force them to wear conventional ministerial habit. These, however, had only limited success. The Clergy tartan is sometimes called ‘The Priest’s Sett’, but in the Highlands is known as ‘Breacan nan Cleirach’ – the tartan of the Clergy. As with so very many tartans, there are many variations of the Clergy sett, due to the vagaries of the illustrators of tartan books. ” (From

 — This one is more common!

​Upcoming Events ​and AnnouncementsIf your or someone you know would appreciate a visit while in the hospital, please make it known.  Due to new hospital regulations around confidentiality, we are not always made aware of our Trinity friends in the hospital.  Please inform the Trinity office if you’d appreciate a visit.  Thank-you!
The Food Shelf is in need of some nutritious protein/snack bars to hand out to hungry folk in need.  Warm clean winter items are also appreciated.  Thank-you for your support!
The Trinity youth group will meet this Sunday from 2:30 – 4:30.  We will meet here at 2:30 and then head over to the Social Cafe for Board Games.
The UCW Cafeteria Style Lunch is next Friday January 31st fro 11 to 1 pm.  All are welcome to a wonderful inexpensive cafeteria style lunch with many options – soups, sandwiches, chili, dessert and more!
A reminder that submissions to the Annual Report are due next Sunday February 2nd. 
Mustard Seed Info Session – Wednesday February 5th from 6 to 7 pm.  Young people in Senior Kindergarten and up (and their parents) are invited to come to an information session about our upcoming production of Jonah’s Druthers.  Rehearsals will begin after March Break – rehearsal dates will be discussed at the meeting.  CD’s and scripts will be handed out at the meeting.
The Trinity Family Retreat registration is now open.  Deadline to register is Sunday February 2nd.  Get your registrations in now to avoid disappointment!  Registration forms are available outside the office or by request!

 Hope to see you Sunday!