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TRINITY UNITED CHURCH               SUMMERSIDE, PEI     

Reign of Christ Sunday                   November 22, 2020

All The People                                 Ministers

Rev. Rachel Campbell M.Div., M.A.             Coordinating Minister

Rev. Cathy Pharo              Minister of Visitation

Rev. David H. Hamilton                                                                                                          “Minister Emeritus”

Louise Elder                                                                                                                                Director of Music

Gwyn Richards                                                             Program Coordinator for Children and Youth  

Wendy Murray-Church Office    902- 436-3155  admin@trinitysummerside.ca

Website                                     www.trinitysummerside.ca

“Trinity United Church is an inclusive and welcoming community that nurtures love of God, respects creation, seeks justice and serves others.”

APPROACHING GOD

(the service will proceed unannounced)

As we gather for worship we remember that in this region we live, work and worship on lands that are, by law, the unceded territories of the Wabanaki peoples-predominantly the lands of the Mi’kmaq, Maliseet and Passamaquoddy. May we live with respect of this land and live in peace with its people.

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP & LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE  

“Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there, I am there.”

Words and music:  Bruce Harding, 2002 Words and music copyright © 2002 by Bruce Harding.  www.evensong.ca.  Used by Permission.  Reprinted and podcast/streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839. All rights reserved.

INTROIT: “Crown Him with Many Crowns”  Public Domain  

Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne

Hark, how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own!

Awake, my soul, and sing of him who died for thee

And hail him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

 

Crown him the Lord of life, who triumphed o’er the grave

And rose victorious in the strife for those he came to save

His glories now we sing who died and rose on high

Who died eternal life to bring and lives that death may die.

 

Crown him the Lord of peace, whose power a sceptre sways

From pole to pole, that wars may cease, absorbed in prayer and praise

His reign shall know no end; and round his pierced feet

Fair flowers of Paradise extend their fragrance ever sweet.

 

Crown him the Lord of love, behold his hands and side

Rich wounds yet visible above, in beauty glorified.

All hail, Redeemer, hail, for thou hast died for me

Thy praise shall never, never fail throughout eternity.

 

Public Domain

CALL TO WORSHIP:

Written by Rev Bethe Benjamin Cameron, O’Leary West Cape Pastoral Charge

One:  We gather here, as a community of faith:

All:   Here the hungry are served first, the thirsty drink life’s water.

One:  Here we are welcomed into God’s grace and love:

All:  where the naked are clothed in robes of hope;

where the stranger is embraced as family.

One:  Here we are united in love

All:  We open our hearts to the source of love as we worship.

GATHERING PRAYER: Adapted by Rev. Bethe Benjamin Cameron

from Roddy Hamilton, Listening to Stones

God of love, open our eyes to see as you see and weep as you weep

Open our hearts to love the broken and care for those without hope

Open our hands to hold what we have lightly and to share cheerfully

Open our mouths to speak for the voiceless and to shout for mercy

Open our ears to the gentle whispers of your Spirit and to obey what you say

Open up our lives to the call of your voice and the needy cries of the dying.

Open us O God.  Amen

THE LORD’S PRAYER:  Setting by Linnea Good © 1994 Borealis Music. www.LinneaGood.com  All rights reserved.  Reprinted under One License #A-727839

LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD 

SCRIPTURE:  Spark Bible Reading “Sheep and Goats”

Matthew 25:31-46 Read by Alina

SHARING TIME: Gwyn Richards

CHILDREN’S HYMN: “I’m Gonna Shout”

I’m gonna shout, shout,

shout out my love for Jesus, for Jesus

I’m gonna shout, shout,

shout out my love for God’s most holy child!

For whatever I might do today, at home,

at school, at work, at play,

I’ve got Jesus’ love deep down inside of me!

 

I’m gonna raise, raise,

raise up my hands for Jesus, for Jesus

I’m gonna raise, raise,

raise up my hands for God’s most holy child!

For whatever I might do today, at home,

at school, at work, at play,

I’ve got Jesus’ love deep down inside of me!

 

I’m gonna dance, dance,

dance all around for Jesus, for Jesus

I’m gonna dance, dance,

dance all around for God’s most holy child!

For whatever I might do today, at home,

at school, at work, at play,

I’ve got Jesus’ love deep down inside of me!

 

I’m gonna sing, sing,

sing out my love for Jesus, for Jesus

I’m gonna sing, sing,

sing out my love for God’s most holy child!

For whatever I might do today, at home,

at school, at work, at play,

I’ve got Jesus’ love deep down inside of me!

I’ve got Jesus’ love deep down inside of me!

Words and music: Bruce Harding, 1988. Words and music copyright © 1998 by Bruce Harding.  www.evensong.ca All rights reserved.  Reprinted and streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

SERMON: “Are You Sheeplike?” 

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

MUSICAL INTERLUDE: Louise Elder 

MINUTES FOR MISSION: Sharon Moyse 

OFFERTORY PRAYER & HYMN: Take My Life” Public Domain

CALL TO PRAYER: “Spirit of Life”

Spirit of Life, come unto me

Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion

Blow in the wind

Rise in the sea

Move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice.

Roots hold me close

Wings set me free

Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me.

Words and music: Carolyn McDade 1981 Harm.  Grace Lewis-McLaren Words and music copyright © 1981 Carolyn McDade. Harmony © 1992 Unitarian Universalist Association.  All rights reserved. Reprinted and streamed under permission of OneLicense #A- 727839. All rights reserved.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Rev. Rachel Campbell

HYMN: “When I Needed a Neighbour”

When I needed a neighbour, were you there, were you there?

When I needed a neighbour, were you there?

And the creed and the colour and the name won’t matter, were you there?

 

I was hungry and thirsty, were you there, were you there?

I was hungry and thirsty, were you there?

And the creed and the colour and the name won’t matter, were you there?

 

I was cold, I was naked, were you there, were you there?

I was cold, I was naked, were you there?

And the creed and the colour and the name won’t matter, were you there?

 

When I needed a healer, were you there, were you there?

When I needed a healer, were you there?

And the creed and the colour and the name won’t matter, were you there?

 

Wherever you travel I’ll be there, I’ll be there

Wherever you travel I’ll be there.

And the creed and the colour and the name won’t matter, I’ll be there.

Words and Music by Sydney Carter 1962 Words and music copyright © 1965 Stainer & Bell Ltd.  Used by permission of Hope Publishing Company.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted and streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

COMMISSIONING & BENEDICTION:

POSTLUDE:   Amen, Amen, Hallelujah, Amen”

Thank you to Wendy Murray for her gift of music this morning. Thank you to everyone who participated and a special welcome to all watching and listening.

Sunday’s service is available on YouTube. The YouTube link for the Worship Service will be up on the Trinity webpage at 8:00 a.m. Sunday, November 22nd.

The Trinity website is trinitysummerside.ca

Or visit the Trinity United Summerside Facebook page and the link to the YouTube video will be posted at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 22.   Note – you can copy the YouTube link and share it with congregants via email and text message as well.

ZOOMING THE LECTIONARY: Starting December 1st and continuing every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. till 11 a.m. please join Rev. Rachel on Zoom as we offer a Bible Study on the Lectionary Readings for the week.  Please register with Rev. Rachel by emailing rachel@trinitysummerside.ca The weekly sessions are 1 hour in length.

TRINITY CAFÉ:  Trinity Café (without the café) Bible Study begins at 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. in the Welcome Center Area of the Trinity Sanctuary. All in person spots have been filled but you can still join on line with Zoom, Contact Rev. Rachel to register for Zoom.  902-439-1881 or rachel@trinitysummeside.ca

THE ABBEY: The Abbey Service take place each Sunday at 6:30 p.m. (45 min).  To register call 902-436-3155 or email admin@trinitysummerside.ca or on line at trinitysummerside.ca The Abbey

 

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK  November 22-29

Today        10:30am Worship in the Sanctuary

        6:30pm        The Abbey in the Sanctuary

Tuesday     10:30am Treasurer Adhoc Team meet in the Boardroom

Wednesday  8:00am   Men’s Breakfast at The Breakfast Spot

8:30am Ladies Breakfast at The Breakfast Spot

5:45pm Handbell Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

7:00pm Senior Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

Thursday     9:30am Trinity Café meet in the Sanctuary

10:00am Business Office open to the public until 12noon

Sunday       10:30am Advent 1 – Worship in the Sanctuary

6:30pm The Abbey in the Sanctuary

Permission to podcast/stream/reprint the music and or lyrics in this service obtained from

ONE LICENSE with license A-727839 and or CCLI license 2229601

ADVANCE NOTICE

Dec 01 CL&G meet in the Auditorium at 6:30pm

Dec 01 Zooming the Lectionary, 10-11am. Contact Rev. Rachel to register

Dec 02 Property Team meet in the Boardroom at 6:00pm

Dec 03 Communications Team meet in the Sanctuary at 12:00pm

Dec 05 Craft Session with Gwyn and The Rev via Zoom at 11:00am

Dec 05 Custodian Training in the Sanctuary at 1:30pm

CHRISTMAS CRAFTING WITH GWYN & THE REV: Saturday, December 5 at 11:00am. Join on Zoom  Please register with Gwyn at gywn@trinitysummerside.ca

Open to the young and young at heart.  A special guest appearance from a really special guest!!!!  You don’t want to miss it �.

Volunteer Custodian Training with Troy at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.  Register with the Church Office 902-436-3155.

 

HOME VISITS FOR PASTORAL RESPONSES:  The Operational Plan for Home Visits for Pastoral responses has been approved.  If you would like a home visit, please contact Rev. Rachel at rachel@trinitysummerside.ca or call the church office at 902-436-3155.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OFFICE HOURS:  The Business Office open to the Public Office Hours will continue to be Thursday 10 a.m. till noon.

Rev. Rachel’s Days Off are Monday and Friday. Thank you for your consideration of this.

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS:

Wendy will be working from her home office, but you can call her Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. till 3:30 p.m. Message will be returned daily.

TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP:

For those interested in transferring your membership to Trinity United Church Summerside please call the 902-436-3155 or email admin@trinitysummerside.ca We can help you with the process.

HOSPITAL VISITS:

Rev. Rachel is now at the PCH doing her weekly visits (following the most up to date protocols of the Health Department), Should you or a family member be in hospital, please indicate you are associated with Trinity United Church Summerside, so our minister will be sure to be informed when they visit the hospital.

 

Following direction of the PEI Chief Public Health Officer, masks will be mandatory at all times in the Trinity United Church facility. 

 Exemptions to mandatory masks include, but not limited to:

Children under the age of 2;

Children under 5 who will not wear a mask;

Anyone who cannot remove a mask without assistance; and

Valid medical reasons, such as active breathing problems (most people with underlying medical conditions can wear a mask safely).

This requirement will be effective November 20, 2020, and will be in effect until new direction is issued from the Chief Public Health Office.

 

HOW TO REGISTER FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP:

Registration opens at 9 a.m. on Monday of each week till noontime of Friday of each week.  Keep in mind that current registration limits are 2 groups of 50 people. If registration limits are met before noontime on Friday, registration is full for the week.  To register, please call 902-436-3155, email to admin@trinitysummerside.ca or register on line by following the link on our website trinitysummerside.ca

When you register we need your name, contact info and the names of all those attending with you from you family unit/bubble. You will also be asked Covid questions and those questions will be asked again at the entrances. Please do not come if you are feeling unwell.

NOTE: Though we are not making the wearing of masks mandatory to be worn by the public during the service, we do strongly recommend a non-medical mask to be worn upon arriving and entering into the sanctuary until the public are seated and again at the end of the worship service when departing.  There is no congregational singing.

Offering plates will be available as you exit the sanctuary, but we HIGHLY recommend you continue to give using one of the five options for giving that we have been promoting since the pandemic. Those options are listed in the bulletin each week, on our website, and on our Facebook page (or call the office at 902-436-3155).

CONTACT INFORMATION:

To contact Rev. Rachel Campbell call 902-439-1881 during business hours and for after hours’ emergencies. You may also email: rachel@trinitysummerside.ca

To reach Wendy or the business office call 902-436-3155 and leave a message. The messages are being monitored hourly, Monday to Friday 8:30 am-3:30 pm. You may also email: admin@trinitysummerside.ca

To contact Gwyn, please email: gwyn@trinitysummerside.ca

To contact Louise, please email: music@trinitysummerside.ca

 Pre-registration is required for all services;

visit our website trinitysummerside.ca to register on line,

or email admin@trinitysummerside.ca or call 902-436-3155

Please see the detailed announcement on registration for applicable dates.

ADVENT 1 MITTEN TREE, Sunday November 29th: Bring a pair of mitts, scarf or hat to hang on the mitten tree, The UCW will gather them up to distribute to those that need a little warmth this season.

ADVENT 2 WHITE GIFT SUNDAY, Sunday December 6th: All members of the congregation are invited to participate…bring a toy, game or puzzle wrapped in white paper. The gifts will be distributed by the Salvation Army.

ADVENT 3 FOOD BANK DONATION, Sunday December 13th:  Next time you shop pick up a few extra cans for donation on this Sunday.  All items will be forwarded to the food bank for distribution.

BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE, Tuesday December 15th:  Advent and Christmas can be a time when we struggle.  It could be the loss of a loved one.  It could be loneliness.  It could be a combination of many things we are struggling with.  Rev. Rachel Campbell invites you to a service known as a “Blue Christmas Service”.  Let us surround each other with support.  Let us surround each other with grace.  Let us make space for our vulnerability.  Let us make space for the Holy.  Please join us on Tuesday, December 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

ADVENT 4 HOLY COMMUNION, Sunday December 20th: Plan to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion this Advent Season.  Please be sure to bring grapes and bread to participate.  (please bring personal hand sanitizer)

CHRISTMAS EVE, Thursday December 24th:   

12:00pm  Carols and Readings  Share in the scriptures and music as we revisit the night of our Savior’s birth.

5:30pm    Family Service   This service is ideal for families.  Come and enjoy this presentation by our young people as we hear the songs of Christmas and are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas.   

7:30pm     Evening Service Enjoy the tranquility of the service, a chance to gather your thoughts as we look forward to Christmas Day.

 UPDATE TO OUR FACILITY RENTERS

Trinity United Church Council met on September 17, 2020 and provide the following update.

The Trinity United Church Building is beginning to re-open process starting Oct 5th, 2020.

Renters and user groups are invited to submit applications as of September 17, 2020.   Applicants will be required to submit an operational plan.  Applications will be reviewed by the Rental Sub-group of the Emergency Preparedness Task Group.  Applications will be reviewed on the following criteria:  demonstration of compliance with requirements of the CPHO and Trinity United Church; whether space is available; and impact on user groups.  Priority will be given to Trinity groups and programs and to services or programs which address needs of vulnerable populations or which are essential to community health and well-being.

The Church Office will continue to be available to the public each week on Thursday from 10 a.m. till noontime.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation in these difficult times.

~Trinity United Church Council on behalf of the Finance & Property Committee~

 

UPDATE FROM YOUR CHURCH COUNCIL:

The Council of Trinity United Church Summerside met March 16th, 2020 and decided with the most recent recommendations of the Chief Public Health Office of PEI we would bring to an end all activities at the Church Building effective immediately.

On September 17th the Council decided, under the latest recommendations the Chief Public Health Office of PEI the following:

The Ministry of Trinity is excited that we have begun to re-introduce in-person worship in our church sanctuary.  To participate in the in-person worship please pre-register by calling the Church Office.  Online Worship will continue and Virtual Trinity Worship Services links will be posted at 8 a.m. on Sundays and accessible all week on our Webpage and Facebook.  Plus, we will be sharing details around the small group ministries that we will be offering in the days and weeks to come.

Our office line continues to be operational and you can contact the office administrator (Wendy Murray) by calling 902-436-3155 or by email at admin@trinitysummerside.ca

Starting in September, Wendy will be working from her home office, but you can call her Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. till 3:30 p.m. The office will be open to the public on Thursday’s from 10 a.m. till noontime.

For non-emergency calls please contact (902)436-3155 and leave a message.  Emergency Number at 902-439-1881

Note:  Programs are advertised on the sign outside the church, on our webpage at trinitysummerside.ca and on our Facebook Page – Find & Like Us:  Trinity United Church Summerside.

 

At Trinity we understand this is a difficult time for many of our members and families. We encourage you to reach out if you need assistance in any way. If you would like to continue your financial support for Trinity at this time, please see the options detailed below or refer to the Givings Chart posted on the website and Facebook.  Thank you

Option 1 PAR- Pre Authorized Remittance

This is administered through the United Church of Canada. A donation is withdrawn from your chequing account on the 19th of each month.  A PAR Authorization Form can be found on-line at The United Church of Canada website  (https://www.united-church.ca/) by clinking in the search button and typing PAR.  Or contact Wendy (Trinity Office Admin.) at admin@trinitysummerside.ca  or call 902-436-3155 to have the form emailed to you.  A VOID cheque is needed to implement PAR and can be mailed to the church with the completed PAR Authorization Form.  PAR can be started and stopped at your convenience.

Option 2 – Post Dated Cheques

You can mail posted dated cheques to Trinity United Summerside.  The mail is picked up daily and deposits will be done weekly.  Our mailing address is:

Trinity United Summerside

90 Spring Street

Summerside, PEI, C1N 3E4.

Please be sure to include your contribution envelope #, if you know it.

Please do not send cash in the mail

Option 3 – On Our Website  Trinity Summerside.ca

You can give directly to Trinity United Church through the website:

https://trinitysummerside.ca/    Just scroll down the home page until you see the Donate Now tab.  Click the tab and it will take you to the screen where you can choose Trinity as your charity.  There are options to donate once or monthly.

Option 4 – E Transfer

You can e-transfer your offering by using the following email: donate@trinitysummerside.ca

NOTE:  Please indicate in the comments section of the transfer your name, the envelope number (if you know it), and the designation of the givings (i.e. general fund, M&S, local). E-transfers will be auto-deposited, no need for passwords.

Should you have questions or need assistance with any method of payment please reach out by phone 902-436-3155 or email admin@trinitysummerside.ca

New Cash Option – please call the Office at 902-436-3155 for more details and to make arrangements.”

Option 5 –  New Cash Option

Please contact the office at 902-436-3155 for more details and to make arrangements.