​​​​​​                       SUMMERSIDE, PEI

6th Sunday After Epiphany.                             February 16, 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  

Church Office​​​​​                                   



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

As we gather for worship we remember that in this region we live, work and

MUSICAL PRELUDE: “Footsteps, Walking With Me” Contemporary Choir

                                    “Why Me, Lord” Wendell Cameron  






Look to the day!  For it is life, the very life of life.  In its brief course, lie all the verities and realities of your existence: The bliss of growth; The glory of action; The splendor of achievement: For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision; but today, well lived, makes everyday a dream of happiness, And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

*HYMN: #409 VU “Morning Has Broken” Please use Voices United Hymnbook

#30 MV “It’s a Song of Praise to the Maker” on screens

                 #178 MV “Who is My Mother” on screens 


SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:21-37 Spark Story Bible “Jesus Teaches about Anger”

THE LORD’S PRAYER:  Spoken Together

the grades 5 and 6 class and the teens are to stay upstairs for the service

HYMN:   Halle Halle Halle Medley”  on screens

#138 MV  “My Love Colours Outside The Lines”  on screens

Scripture:  Psalm 91, VU 808 on Eagles Wings Please use Voices United book

Hymn Medley: on screens “Heavenly Sunlight” 

                                       “Last Mile of the Way”

                                       “He Touched Me”

                                      “Beyond the Sunset”



THE OFFERTORY: #563 VU “Jesus, You Have Come from the Lakeshore”

Please Use Voices United hymnbooks


CALL TO PRAYER:  #90 MV “Don’t Be Afraid”

Don’t be afraid, My love is stronger,

My love is stronger than your fear, Don’t be afraid, my love is stronger

And I have promised, promised to be always near.  

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: responsively singing together

HYMNS: Please use Voices United hymn books

                  #506 VU Take My Life and Let It Be” – vs. 1,2, 5

                  #436 VU Abide with Me – vs. 1,2,4,5

                  #703 VUIn the Bulb There is a Flower – vs.1,2,3

                  #266 VUAmazing Grace – vs. 1,2,4,5

BENEDICTIONAs we end this time together, let us be the reason people ask “who is this Jesus”.   Let us share his word with faith, hope, and love as we Go Now in Peace.

HYMN: “Go Now In Peace” on screens

POSTLUDE: #3 MV River Contemporary Choir on screens

Welcome to Our service of worship and thank you to our Senior Choir, Contemporary Choir and Soloist, Wendell Cameron for their gift of music in today’s 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 Sean Lough and on sound is Dwight Lockhart.

Rev. Rachel will be away from Feb 10th to Feb 16th on part of her Study Leave.  Offering Emergency Pastoral Coverage during this time is the Rev. Jack Spencer at 902-836-3347.

2020 CHURCH CALENDARS: These beautiful calendars are available in the main entrance and in the office.  $25.00 each or buy 4 and get the fifth one free.  Gift cards are available, $5.00 each or buy 4 and get the fifth one free.

CONGREGATIONAL LUNCHEON February 23: The Christian Life & Growth Team are planning a congregational luncheon following worship on Sunday, February 23rd.  The congregation is invited to bring either sandwiches or sweets to share.  Save the Date.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE:  Wednesday, February 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Trinity United Church Summerside.  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and all are welcome to begin the journey to the cross.  As part of this approximately 30-minute service you will invited to come forward to be marked with the ashes either on the forehead or hand.  These ashes are to remind us that we are a loved creation and to recognize the journey of Lent as Jesus turns his face towards the cross.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE: The annual World Day of Prayer service will be held on Friday March 6th at the Salvation Army Church at 2pm.  This year’s theme is “Rise, Take Your Mat and Walk”  Storm date is March 13th.

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER, FEBRUARY 25th FROM 4:00-6:00PM:  The Christian Life & Growth Committee invites you to enjoy a time of fellowship and a delicious pancake and sausage supper on Tuesday, February 25thDonations of pancake mix (add water only) and syrup are appreciated.  A free will offering will be accepted at the door and proceeds are in support of the Sunday School’s Guatemalan Sponsor Children.  Plan to attend and support this worthwhile event.

Sunday February 9, 2020

Attendance:     Congregation            172

Sunday School          24 (18 children, 6 adults )

Contributions:  62 Envelopes      $ 2,274.50

Loose Givings     $     93.25

96 PAR Givers    $ 7,900.00 monthly


Today          9:00am       Bible Study

                  10:30am       Worship Service

11:45am       Coffee & Conversation in the Auditorium

2:00pm       Eddy Quinn & Fiddler’s Sons Concert in Sanctuary

7:00pm       The Abbey in the Sanctuary

Monday                         Islander Day Business Office Closed

Tuesday       5:30pm       JUDO in the Auditorium

7:00pm       Community Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday   8:00am       Men’s Breakfast group meet at the Breakfast Spot

9:00am       Music Therapy in the Boardroom

4:30pm       Seniors College in the Parlour

5:45pm       Handbell Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

6:30pm       Worship Team meet in the Parlour

7:00pm       Senior Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

7:00pm       Finance & Property Meeting in the Boardroom

8:30pm       Contemporary Choir Rehearse in the Sanctuary

Thursday    9:30am        Trinity Café meet in the Parlour

2:00pm        Silvertones Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

5:00pm       JUDO meet in the Auditorium

6:00pm       Jr Youth Group meet in the Sunday school area

7:00pm       Church Council meet in the Parlour

Saturday      8:00am        Feed My Sheep Community Breakfast

9:30am        TAG meet in the Sunday School area

Sunday         9:00am       Bible Study with Rev. Rachel

10:30am       Worship Service with Communion

11:45am       Congregational Luncheon following Worship


Feb 23         Communion & Recognition of Transfer of Memberships &

Congregational Luncheon

Feb 25         Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper 4-6pm in the Auditorium

Feb 26         TCTC meet in the Parlour from 10-11am

Feb 26         Ash Wednesday Service in the Sanctuary at 6:30pm

Feb 26         Senior Choir Rehearsal only this week.

Feb 29         Reveal Party rental in the Auditorium 2pm

March 01     Patina in Concert in the Sanctuary at 2pm


February 16  Eddy Quinn & Fiddler’s Sons $15.00

March 1       Patina $10.00

March 15     Juliette Squarebriggs and Wayne Ellis $10.00

March 29     Silvertones & Treble Makers $10.00

April 5        Jericho Road & The Stiff Family $10.00

April 19      Party Mix $10.00

May 3          Blain Henshaw

May 17        Variety Concert with Parker Murray, Not All There Band,                             Keelin Wedge and Jeannie & Charles Reid.

June 7          PEI Songwriters Circle with Eddy Quinn, Shane Pendergast and                     Michael Pendergast.

TRINITY CONCERT SERIES:   TODAY!  February 16th at 2pm Fiddlers’ Sons and Keelin Wedge. Fiddlers’ Sons features singer-songwriter Eddy Quinn on lead vocals, guitar and fiddle, multi-instrumentalist Keelin Wedge on vocals, guitar, fiddle and bass, singer-songwriter John B Webster on vocals and guitar, and musical veterinarian Courtney Hogan-Chandler on fiddle. Tickets are $15.00  Doors open at 1:15.

Patina to perform on March 1st.  Patina is a group from Summerside consisting of Kevin MacPherson, Bob Picard, and Bob Maclean and they will be performing at Trinity United Church, Summerside, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM. They play a wide variety of easy listening music from artists like Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Eagles, Barenaked Ladies, local songwriter Gene Maclellan, BeeGees, John Prime, JJ Cale, Kenny Chesney, John Hiatt and even a few originals by Kevin himself. They hope to entertain you with music to sit back and relax to. Come join them. Doors open at 1:15 and tickets are available at the door or at the church office. $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door.

Trinity Coffee Tea and Chat TCTC; Wednesday February 26 at 10 am in the parlour. This month’s guest is Rev. Dr. Andrew Richardson.  He will fill us in on his new life with the National Church…let’s see what’s happening!! Hope to see you there.

CONFIRMATION CLASSESCome join us for confirmation classes starting this Spring 2020. Past Mentors as well as anyone wanting to participate and share their wisdom, or those wanting a refresher course on our faith are welcome to attend.  There will be six sessions using the UCC Maritime Region Narthex Video/Interactive Confirmation Resource and combine that with the wisdom of our Mentors.  Grade 8 to Ages 100+ are welcome.  All sessions will be held at Trinity and led by Rev. Rachel Campbell.  To register please call the church office at 902-436-3155 by April 12th.  Classes will begin on April 26th.  Confirmation Sunday will be June 14th.

VOLUNTEER FOOD SAFETY COURSE:  Volunteer Food Safety Presentations; Are you a volunteer with a non-profit organization or service club? Your non-profit organization and/or service club is required to have at least one organizer or volunteer present during food preparation who has completed the Food Safety Training or has a Certificate of Attendance from the Volunteer Food Safety Presentation offered by Environmental Health. If you would like to attend this free presentation, please contact our office for pre-registration.

Please note:  May be cancelled if the minimum # of participants has not been reached. Email: (please include your full name, location/date of course and phone number for contact purposes) Phone: 902-368-4970

Scheduled courses are Tuesday, April 28 from 6-9pm at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown, and Wednesday, April 29 from 6-9pm at Trinity United Church in Summerside.

ATTENTION PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE DR. C DUANE MOLLINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:   The Trustees and the Mollins family would like to provide supplementary scholarships to previous scholarship winners who are still pursuing their post-secondary education.  They invite past recipients who fit the following criteria to apply.    Students must be currently enrolled in post-secondary education with at least one year of schooling remaining, and are active in Trinity United Church life. Students must apply by letter indicating their current school enrollment and future plans.  Deadline for application is February 29, 2020. Letters of application may be submitted to the church office or by email to

Jericho Road and The Stiff Family: Come enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music on March 1beginning at 2:00 pm at Kensington United Church. This concert will feature music by two Island gospel groups, Jericho Road and The Stiff Family, who will perform and share positive messages by singing traditional hymns and selections taken from country, bluegrass, and southern gospel genres. Admission to the concert, which is open to the public, is by donation (suggested $10).  Please mark your calendar for this special March 1st concert. For more information about the concert, contact the Kensington United Church office at 902-836-3639.

Invitation to serve on the Trinity United Church Council

The Trinity United Church Council is seeking new members for the following positions;

  • Member at large;
  • Treasurer;
  • Chair of the Christian Life and Growth Team.

Councillors serve two year terms, which can be renewed.

There are also numerous volunteer opportunities on the various Church Council teams.  Please put your own name forward or nominate another person who would have an interest in serving on the Church Council (If you would like to nominate another person, please check with them prior to submitting their name).

How to apply or find out more?

There are a number of ways to get in touch with us.  Please forward names of interested people, along with contact information and their interests on Council through any of the ways listed below:

  • Information box at the back of the Church.  Write names of interested people, along with their contact information and the position(s) they have an interest in, into the box at the back of the church;
  • Speak to any member of the Governance Team – Garth Waite, Elaine Burrows, Steve Mollins, Sean Lough, or Rev. Rachel Campbell.
  • Send an email to Garth Waite (Chair of the Governance Team) at garthlwaite@gmail.comor call at 902 436-8804.

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

TRINITY CAFE:   Trinity Café (More than a Bible Study) meets every Thursday in the Parlour from 9:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.  Till the Season of Lent, we will be exploring the theme, “Christianity then & now”.  Our focus will be on the Book of Acts and looking at how these texts might be at work in the world today.  All are welcome.  No previous Bible knowledge required.  Here are the texts we will look at: Acts 28 (February 20).  NOTE:  No Bible Study (Trinity Café) on Thursday, February 13.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Rachel at 9 a.m.  We will be focusing on the lectionary scriptures one week prior and discussing how those scriptures may relate to current events.  Here are the scriptures we are exploring for February 2020: February 16 – Rev. Rachel away, but the group can meet on their own to discuss topic of choice 😊, February 23 Matthew 17:1-9.

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.

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.  Should you or a family member be in hospital, please be sure to indicate you are associated with Trinity United Church Summerside, so our ministers will be sure to be informed when they visit the hospital. You can contact Rev. Rachel Campbell at 902-436-3155 or by email at or for emergencies at 902-439-1881. Rev. Rachel will have Monday and Friday as days off.

2020 CHURCH ENVELOPESare available in the main entrance of the church. Please take a moment to collect yours and remind others to do the same. Thank you. 2019 contribution statements will be mailed out in late February.