2nd after Epiphany ​ ​​​ ​ ​​             January 20, 2019

All The People​​​​​​​​                          Ministers

Rev. Bob Lockhart​​​​​​ ​                  Clergy

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  Church Office​​​​​                 902- 436-3155


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


(the service will proceed unannounced)

MUSICAL PRELUDE: “Oh How Good” “Our Father”

​​​​​Contemporary Choir



SILENT PRAYER: (Breton fisher’s prayer from Celebrate God’s Presence.)

Dear God, be good to me; the sea is wide and my boat is small.

*INTROIT: #695 VU  “God is Passionate Life” – Senior  Choir


Leader: Precious is your steadfast love, O God

People: We take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Leader: You, O God, are the fountain of life.

People: In your light we see and in your light we see the folly of our ways.

Leader: Your righteousness, O God, is like a mighty mountain and your ​​     judgements are just and bring healing to all creation.

People: Let us worship God whose steadfast love and faithfulness surrounds    us.

*HYMN: #700 VU “God of Freedom, God of Justice”


Faithful and Loving God, we come to this house of prayer asking you to inspire our worship. Pour out your Spirit upon us and equip us for faithful living. May we hear what you want us to hear and discern what it is you want us to do. In Jesus name we pray as he taught us as we sing together,

THE LORD’S PRAYER  to be sung


SCRIPTURE:  The Wedding at Cana – Spark Story Bible  John 2:1-11

CHILDREN’S HYMN: #87 VU I Am the Light of the World

I am the light of the world! You people come and follow me!”

If you follow and love, you’ll learn the mystery

Of what you were meant to do and be.

SHARING TIME: The children are invited to gather on the steps for a time of singing with Louise and Gwyn before departing for Sunday School.

SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 62: 1- 5 and 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

MUSICAL SELECTION: “When a Poor One” Contemporary Choir

SERMON: Gifts Given for the Common Good.

HYMN: #701 VU “What Does the Lord Require of You”



THE OFFERTORY: “God of the Poor” Contemporary Choir


Through all our living, we our fruits must give.

Good works of service are for offering. When we are giving,

Or when receiving, we belong to God, we belong to God.


As we bring this offering, we also acknowledge the money we do not bring is yours as well. Use these gifts and help us use all that we have for the common good as we strive to follow you. Amen

CALL TO PRAYER: #381 VU 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.  


HYMN: #699 VU “Live into Hope”



Go now in peace, go now in peace.

May the love of God surround you

Everywhere, everywhere you may go.

POSTLUDE: “Oh A Song Must Rise” Contemporary Choir

Welcome to Rev. Bob Lockhart and thank you to our Senior and Contemporary Choir for leading us in todays service. If you are new or visiting our congregation we would be pleased if you would fill out the Welcome Sheet located on the Welcome Desk.

This week on screens is Wendell Cameron and on sound is Dwight Lockhart.

BIRTHDAY WISHES:  We extend warm Birthday Wishes to Adrian Dekker who celebrates his 90th Birthday tomorrow, January 21, Happy Birthday Adrian!  

Please mark the following date on your calendarsThere will be a congregation meeting on Sunday, February 3, 2019 following the church service regarding the JNAC report, copies will be distributed in advance for your review.

February 10: Following the service we will have a congregational event.  We will have Valentine’s Cookies to decorate and games to play.  We ask that everyone bring either sandwiches or sweets. 

March 3: Following the service the Sunday school will be hosting a soup and roll fundraiser.  Donations will go towards the Guatemala Sponsorship.

March 5, Shrove Tuesday: Please join us for pancakes and fellowship. Service begins around 4pm. Donations going to the Guatemala Sponsorship.  We are looking for donations of pancake mix (just add water) and syrup.



9:00am​     Bible Study with Rev. Bob

10:30am ​  Worship Service    

11:45am​    Coffee & Conversation in the Auditorium                

​​2:00pm​      Johnny Ross Concert in the Sanctuary 
                        (POSTPONED TO NEXT WEEK)

​​7:00pm​      The Abbey in the Sanctuary


1:30pm​      Seniors College meet in the Boardroom

12:00pm​    Music Therapy in the Parlour


1:30pm​      UCW AGM in the Parlour

12:00pm​    Faith In Action Potluck in the Boardroom

​​2:00pm​      Andrews Lodge Service, singers please

​​5:30pm​      JUDO in the Auditorium

​​7:00pm​      Community Choir Rehearsal


8:00am​      Men’s Breakfast group meet at the Loyalist

10:50am​    Western School Board in the Auditorium

​​5:45pm.     Handbell Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

​​7:00pm​      Finance & Property meet in the Parlour

​​7:00pm​      Senior Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

​​8:15pm​      Contemporary Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary


9:30am​       Trinity Café meet in the Parlour

9:30am​       Seniors College meet in the Parlour

10:50am​     Western School Board in the Auditorium

12:00pm​     Music Therapy in the Parlour

5:30pm ​       JUDO in the Auditorium


8:00am​       Feed My Sheep Community Bfast

​​ 9:30am ​      TAG meet in the Sunday School area


9:00am​        Bible Study with Rev. Bob

10:30am​      Worship

11:45am​       Coffee & Conversation following worship


Feb 03​   Congregational meeting regarding JNAC report

Feb 03​   Phase 11 in concert in the Sanctuary at 2pm

Feb 05​   Christian Life & Growth Team meeting, Parlour at 7pm

Feb 09​   Feed My Sheep Community breakfast 8-9:30am

Feb 10​   Congregational Luncheon following worship

Feb 11​   Faith In Action meet in the Boardroom at 7pm

Feb 12​   Trinity UCW meet in the Parlour at 1:30pm

Feb 12​   Worship Team meet in the Boardroom at 6:30pm

Feb 14​   Seniors Luncheon, gather in the Auditorium at 11:30am



January 20 Johnny Ross and The Ross Family $10.00

February 3 Phase II and Friends Valentine Special $10.00

February 17  Eddy Quinn & Fiddler’s Sons $15.00

March 24 Variety Concert $10.00

April 14 Amanda Jackson Bank $10.00

April 28Virginia O’Brien and Guests $10.00


TRINITY CONTRIBUTIONS  Sunday January 13, 2018

Attendance:    Congregation           166

​​    Sunday School       31 (20 children, 11 adults)

Contributions: 66 Envelopes     $ 1,965.72

​​    Loose Givings     $     97.40

    ​​   105 PAR Givers   $ 8,341.00 monthly


ANNUAL REPORT:  It’s the time of year when we remember and document the life and work of Trinity United Church for the previous year.  All chairs of committees, Boards, groups and staff are asked to prepare a report for inclusion in the 2018 Annual Report.  Please have reports to Wendy Murray by February 1st.  Deliver to the office or email Wendy at    Your timely attention is appreciated.  

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Trinity Men’s Breakfast group meets each Wednesday morning at the Loyalist Inn at 8:00am.  Come and enjoy fellowship and breakfast.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY:  Join Rev. Bob Lockhart each Sunday at 9:00am for an entertaining and enlightening hour of Bible study.  An in depth knowledge of the Bible is not needed. We welcome new members to our group at any time.  

TRINITY CAFÉ: Trinity Café is a weekly Bible study and conversation time on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30a.m. No expertise or prior Bible knowledge is required, just a willingness to be open and a desire to explore the scripture with Rev. Bob Lockhart.  

DONATIONS:  The Sunday School continues to collect items of food, clothing and personal hygiene.  Items needed at this time are: cereal, spreads coffee, jam/peanut butter, snack foods, canned vegetables, evaporated milk, canned fish and canned meats. Cash Donations are appreciated as well. Collection day is the first day of the month.

REFUNDABLES/RECYCLABLES PLEASE NOTE:  Please return your recyclables directly to Don’s Bottle Exchange and mention the money goes to Trinity United Church.  Please do not bring your bottles to the church.  Thank You for your continued support of our Guatemalan sponsor children.  

HELP US TO MINISTER: It is most helpful when members of the congregation let us know of those who are in hospital or ill at home.  Please phone Rev. Bob Lockhart at 902-856-2668.                                                                                                      

2019 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES:  Your 2019 envelopes are located at the church entrance.  Please take a moment to pick up your own and encourage others to do the same.

CONTACT:  You can reach Rev. Bob Lockhart through the church office or by cell phone 902-856-2668 or email

PIANO PLAYER NEEDED: Do you enjoy playing the old hymns?  We need your help at Andrews Lodge and Parkhill place. Consider joining Rev. Bob for the half hour service and share the gift of music with the residents.