Trinity Weekly Update – Advent Love

Hello Trinity friends!
This Sunday December 20th  is the fourth Sunday in Advent. We light our fourth Advent candle – the candle of Love.  During the morning’s worship, the Sunday School will be presenting their Christmas Pageant.  A Shepherd’s Tale was written by Brenda McLay and directed by Darlene Laferriere.  Come on out and let the children fill you with the Christmas spirit while they sing and tell the birth story!

A reminder to the Sunday School that the dress rehearsal is tomorrow morning at 9 am and the call time for Sunday morning is 10 am.  We will meet in the gym. 
Following the service there will be a cold potluck lunch.  Please bring your potluck dishes to share.  

For the seasons of Advent and Christmas 2015, we’ve asked artists to help grant us new eyes in which to examine the themes of Advent and Christmas. The art is on display downstairs in our Sunday School Hall and has been featured on our weekly bulletin covers.  Some of the Advent Art is available for purchase or for Silent Auction in the Sunday School Room.  If you would like to purchase a piece, you can contact the artist directly or speak with Rev. Ted or Lisa.


Sunday December 20th from 2 – 3.30pm in the Fireside Room. As we worship together, examine the scriptures, and ponder the art of William Kurelek in his book ‘Northern Nativity’ we will seek to find the meaning of the coming of the Christ Child for each of us in the here and now of our lives. All are welcome.

Longest Night Service – Monday December 21st 7 pm 

On Monday Dec. 21st at 7:00 pm, members of Trinity United, along with friends from St. Andrew’s United, will gather for a service of heartfelt string music and candlelit prayer in the Trinity sanctuary. It’s an opportunity for a spacious pause, to contemplate the hopes, fears, and prayers that fill that longest night of the


Christmas Eve Services – Thursday December 24th 7 pm and 8:15 pm

The All ages Family service begins at 7 pm.  We celebrate the Christmas story with scripture, carols and a whole lot of joyful noise.  A brief Communion service will follow shortly after.  All are welcome to both of these services.  Our nursery is available for your convenience but will not be staffed on Christmas Eve – children of all ages are more than welcome at both services!  
As you prepare your hearts and homes for Christmas, take pause and give thanks to all the people who act in courage and love by offering radical and gracious hospitality to those in need this season.  People who donate items or money to an outreach organization, people who volunteer their time to help and those who invite someone for Christmas dinner who would otherwise be alone – your act of love truly is what Christmas is all about!

May the promise of the Christ Child fill your hearts and homes with hope, with peace, with joy and with love!