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TRINITY UNITED CHURCH                                                                                                SUMMERSIDE, PEI

1st Sunday in Lent                                                                                                                          February 18, 2024

Rev. Rachel Campbell M.Div., M.A. Clergy

Rev. David H. Hamilton   “Minister Emeritus”

Louise Elder   Director of Music

Hannah Collicutt Engagement & Communications Coordinator

Joyce Hazard Administrative Assistant

Kevin Barbour Custodian

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2nd Sunday in Lent February 25, 2024
Gathering Music:
Announcements * denotes standing

APPROACHING GOD
We acknowledge that the land upon which we gather is unceded Mi’kmaq territory.
Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island) is covered by the historic Treaties of Peace and
Friendship. We pay our respects to the Indigenous Mi’kmaq People who have occupied
this Island for over 12,000 years; past, present and future.

WELCOME: Part 2 of a 5 part Lenten Practice Series: Loving Our Neighbors
Service components adapted from © 2020 The United Church of Canada/L’Église Unie du Canada. Licensed under
Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ca. Any copy must include this notice.

Preparation for Worship: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” Handbell Choir

Lighting the Christ Candle

*INTROIT #108VU: “Throughout These Lenten Days and Nights” (v2)

CALL TO WORSHIP:
One: Blessed and blessing, loving and loved, God’s people, Trinity United Church
Summerside come to this place!
All: We’re ready!
One: From times of work, from times of play, from times of busy-ness, from times
away, God’s people of Trinity United Church Summerside, come!
All: We’re set!
One: To speak and to receive, to sing and to pray, God’s people of Trinity United
Church Summerside, come!
All: We’re here! We’re here! We’re here to worship God!

*Hymn #401VU: “Worship the Lord” (ch, v1, ch, v2, ch)

Gathering Prayer:
God of smooth road, God of the rough places, God of the wilderness paths, thank
you. Thank you for calling us out when we want to wrap ourselves up and hide.
Thank you for giving us safe space when everything is just too much. Thank you
for blessing all creation with your presence, and with your love. Open our hearts,
we pray—open our minds— open our souls and, by your grace, fill them with
your abundant love; not only so that we would be changed, not only so that we
would be blessed, but so that we can be blessing and people of transformation, in
your world. In Jesus’ name we ask it. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer: Said

Ministry of Music: “Have Mercy on Me, God” Flute soloist Melissa McCarvill
accompanied by the Handbell Choir

LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD
Spark Bible: “Abram’s Call” Pages 26 to 29 Genesis 12:1-9 – Read by Rev. Rachel

Children’s Hymn #90MV: “Don’t Be Afraid”

Psalm 22, #744VU: Parts 3 &4, spoken only, no refrain -Read by Ranald MacFarlane

Hymn #634VU: “To Abraham and Sarah”

Sermon: “All Blessings Flow” by Rev. Rachel Campbell

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD
Ministry of Music: “I Will Be With You” Trinity Choir

Minute for Missions: Sharon Moyse

Invitation for the Offering and Offertory Prayer:

*Offertory Hymn #581VU: “When We Are Living” (v2)

Call to Prayer #175MV: “May We but Wait”

Prayers of the People

*Hymn #651VU: “Guide Me, O Thou Great and Holy”

Commissioning and Benediction:

*Postlude Hymn #117VU: “Jesus Christ is Waiting” (vs 5)
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SERMON BY PHONE:

Trinity United Church, Summerside weekly sermon is available on your phone!
TOLL FREE CALL TO LISTEN 1-877-200-7118
(For after hours’ emergencies, Rev Rachel’s cell is 902-439-1881,
Please note that Rev. Rachel is off on Mondays & Tuesdays)

Trinity’s 2023 Annual Congregational Meeting will be held in the Sanctuary following
an abbreviated worship service on March 10, 2024 with a storm date of March 17, 2024.  The
meeting is in person only. We anticipate that copies of the 2023 Annual Report and the
Meeting Agenda will be available online and at the entrances on Sunday, March 3, 2024.

www.TrinitySummerside.ca
902-436-3155

The business office is open Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm
Find us on Facebook: Trinity United Church Summerside
Find us on YouTube: Virtual Trinity UCC Summerside

WAYS TO GIVE TO TRINITY, WE THANK YOU
At Trinity United we are most thankful for your contributions to the life and work of our

Church. Please call the office for more information on:
PAR- Pre-Authorized Remittance, Post Dated Cheques

On Our Website at Trinity Summerside.ca, E Transfer to donate@trinitysummerside.ca

Cash Please call 902-436-3155 for assistance
Sunday, February 11 th , 2024
Attendance: 143 Including Junior Church and Junior Youth group
Contributions: Envelopes 35 $ 2915.00
Loose Givings $ 158.00
PAR Givers 89 $8,475.00(monthly)
E-transfers $750.00 (monthly)

Schedule for the Week February 18th – 25th

Sunday 10:30am In person worship/live stream service, Junior Church & Youth
11:30am Coffee & Conversation hosted by the Choir & Pastoral Care Team,
includes a give-what-you-can baked goods fundraiser for Team The
Walking Robins (Trinity UCC Summerside)
Monday Happy Islander Day! Office is closed.
Tuesday 11:30am UCW Luncheon at West Bar & Grill (CUP)

6:30pm Stewardship Team Meeting – Boardroom and via zoom

Wednesday 8:00am Men’s Breakfast Group meet at Star Café
8:15am Women’s Breakfast Group meet at Star Café
11:30am Staff Team Meeting – Sanctuary and via Zoom
1:30pm Andrews Lodge service
5:45pm Handbell Choir Rehearsal – Sanctuary
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal following service – Sanctuary
8:15pm Contemporary Choir Rehearsal – Sanctuary
Thursday 1:00pm Silvertones in Sanctuary
1:30pm Parkhill Service
6:00pm Trinity Council Meeting – Sanctuary and via zoom
Saturday 8:30am Feed My Sheep Breakfast – Auditorium
9:30am Trinity Art Group meet in the Boardroom
10:30am Auditorium rental
5:00pm The Walking Robins (Trinity UCC Summerside) Walk for CNOY!
Sunday 10:30am In person worship/live stream service (Week 2 in our 5 part Lenten series), Junior Church & Youth
11:45am Communications Team meeting – Boardroom

Schedule for the Week February 25th – March 3rd

Sunday 10:30am In person worship/live stream service Part 2 of 5 in Lenten series
11:45am Communications Meeting, boardroom
Wednesday 8:00am Men’s Breakfast Group meet at A&W Restaurant
8:00am Women’s Breakfast Group meet at A&W Restaurant
10:00am Governance Team Meeting – Boardroom and via Zoom
1:30pm Wedgewood Manor service
5:45pm Handbell Choir Rehearsal – Sanctuary
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal following service – Sanctuary
8:15pm Contemporary Choir Rehearsal – Sanctuary
Thursday 9:30am Trinity Café in Sanctuary
11:00am Zooming the Lectionary in Sanctuary
1:30pm Silvertones Rehearsal in Sanctuary
Friday 11:00am World Day of Prayer at Summerside Presbyterian Church
Saturday 9:30am Trinity Art Group meet in the Boardroom
10:30am Auditorium rental
Sunday 10:30am In person worship/live stream service (Week 3 in our 5 part Lenten series), Junior Church & Youth start again

 

Sabbatical Leave: Rev. Rachel Campbell has been approved for a 3-month
Sabbatical Leave and will be taking this time from June 10, 2024 to September 8,
2024 for study and renewal.  Rev. Campbell will return to Trinity and resume office

hours on September 11, 2024.  During the time stated above, emergency pastoral
care and pulpit supply will be provided.
GRADE 12 GRADUATES 2024 – DR. C. DUANE MOLLINS MEMORIAL

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Applications are available at the church or by email to admin@trinitysummerside.ca

TERMS OF SCHOLARSHIP
 value and number of awards dependent upon interest earned;
 scholarship to be awarded during a service at Trinity United Church by a member(s) of the
Mollins family or their designate;
 application deadline: on or before March 22, 2024 at 3:00pm
 if there are no qualified applicants, the scholarship will not be awarded that year;
 if the trust fund does not generate sufficient interest in any given year, the scholarship will
not be awarded.

QUALIFICATION OF RECIPIENT
 must be a member or adherent of Trinity United Church;
 must be an active participant in the life of Trinity United Church;
 must be pursuing post-secondary education or equivalent.

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Coldest Night of the Year: The Walking Robins (Trinity UCC Summerside) are walking
this coming Saturday Feb 24 to support LifeHouse Summerside (a transitional house and
shelter for women and children).  As a Team we are walking in the memory of The Rev. John
Wilson who was a wonderful supporter and advocate for outreach.  Our Team includes:  Peggy
Miles, Hannah Collicutt, Sharon Moyse, Suzanne Croken, Joyce Hazard, Kevin Barbour,
Jeremy MacWilliams, Olivia Richardson, Louise Elder and Team Captain Rev. Rachel.
Donations can be dropped off at the Trinity Church Office during business hours or speak
directly to a Team member or click this link and donate easily online:  Team The Walking
Robins
Home Visits: Please contact our church office at 902-436-3155, email Rev. Rachel at
rachel@trinitysummerside.ca or fill in the Visitation Book at the back of the sanctuary.
Did you know? Feb. 19 – 25 is Heritage Week in Canada. Did you know that Trinity United
Church of Summerside is the oldest standing church building still in use in the original Town
of Summerside? It was spared from destruction in the Great Fire of 1906. It is a Gothic
Revival design by the prominent Summerside architect/builder George E. Baker. Source:
historicplaces.ca.
Broadview Magazine: If you are interested in a subscription for this Canadian magazine
focused on national and international issues of spirituality, justice and ethical living as well as
United Church of Canada news and perspectives, please see the office, $30 per year.
Copyright Credits for February 18, 2024.

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