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TRINITY UNITED CHURCH               SUMMERSIDE, PEI     

4th after Pentecost                       June 20, 2021

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

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)

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.

MUSICAL PRELUDE 

WELCOME & PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE

INTROIT: “My Soul Praise The Lord”

PUBLIC DOMAIN

My soul, praise the Lord! The Lord is most great

With glory arrayed, majestic in state

The light is his garment, the skies form a tent

And over the waters his couriers are sent.

 

Your Spirit, O Lord, makes life to abound.

The earth is renewed, and fruitful the ground

To God be all glory and wisdom and might

May God in his creatures forever delight.

CALL TO WORSHIP:

One: Peace be with you!

All:  And also with you!

One: We gather together this day in peace, as one people, people of faith, filled with all the storms of life that sweep through us, within us, and through all that exists on this planet we call our home.

All: We trust in the one we call God, that Spirit of Life expressed in both the wind and the waves of our lives wherein we experience the voice of God, the Word of God active and alive in our midst.

One: We come seeking wisdom to engage the wild waves of our lives and to stand with those who struggle with injustice.

All:  We proclaim that nothing is hopeless, that through our faith in the Spirit of Life that is within us and around us, we experience the one who is our rock and our strength in times of trouble.

One: We give thanks for this rock, this strength, that is resilient in all of us.

All:  Come let us worship the one who is our strength and salvation.

HYMN: #374 VU “Come and Find the Quite Centre”

Come and find the quiet centre

In the crowded life we lead

Find the room for hope to enter

Find the frame where we are freed

Clear the chaos and the clutter

Clear our eyes that we can see

All the things that really matter

Be at peace and simply be

 

Silence is a friend who claims us

Cools the heat and slows the pace

God it is who speaks and names us

Knows our being touches base

Making space within our thinking

Lifting shades to show the sun

Raising courage when we’re shrinking

Finding scope for faith begun

 

In the Spirit let us travel

Open to each other’s pain

Let our lives and fears unravel

Celebrate the space we gain

There’s a place for deepest dreaming

There’s a time for heart to care

In the Spirit’s lively scheming

There is always room to spare

CCLI Song # 4752820 Benjamin Franklin White | Carol Lynn Mizell | Shirley Erena Murray © Words: 1992 Murray, Shirley Erena (Admin. by Hope Publishing Company) Music: 2006 The Lorenz Corporation (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 2229601

GATHERING PRAYER:  

Here we are, Gracious God, in this particular moment in our lives, dealing with whatever life hands us as we experience all aspects of life and living. We may be, like Jesus’ disciples, in the midst of a storm in our lives needing hope and courage. We remember, with the psalmist, how hope and courage supported us when the boat of our lives was tossed about. We remember how Jesus calmed the winds and waves within his disciples as they crossed the Sea of Galilee. In trust and faith, we come together, giving thanks for the compassion, the power, the peace given to us through the life and work of Jesus. Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER: #960 VU to be sung 

LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD

SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 17:32-49 and Mark 4:35-41

SERMON: Fear and Faith”  Rev. John Wilson

HYMN: #652 VU Be Still My Soul”

Words: Katharine von Schlegel 1752

Music:  Jean Sibelius 1899

Arrangement copyright ©️1933, renewed 1961 Presbyterian Board of Christian Education,Westminster/John Knox Press.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted, podcast and streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

Be still, my soul! for God is on your side;

bear patiently the cross of grief or pain:

Trust in your God, your saviour and your guide,

who through all changes faithful will remain.

Be still, my soul! your best, your heavenly Friend

through stormy ways leads to a peaceful end.

 

Be still, my soul! Your God will undertake

to guide the future surely as the past.

Your hope, your confidence, let nothing shake;

all now mysterious shall be bright at last.

Be still, my soul! Life’s tempests still obey

the voice that once the waves’ wild fury stayed.

 

Be still, my soul! the hour is hastening on

when we shall be forever in God’s peace;

when disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,

love’s joys restored, our strivings all shall cease.

Be still my soul! when change and tears are past,

all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

MINUTE FOR MISSION: Sharon Moyse

OFFERTORY PRAYER: Rev. John Wilson

OFFERTORY HYMN: #537 VU “Your Work, O God, Needs Many Hands”

Public Domain

Your work, O God, needs many hands to help you everywhere

And some there are who cannot serve unless our gifts we share.

 

Because we love you and your work, our offering now we make.

Be pleased to use it as your own, we ask for Jesus’ sake.

CALL TO PRAYER: #376 VU “Spirit of the Living God”

Spirit of the living God

Fall afresh on me

Spirit of the living God

Fall afresh on me

Melt me mould me

Fill me use me

Spirit of the living God

Fall afresh on me

 

Spirit of the living God

Move among us all

Make us one in heart and mind

Make us one in love

Humble, carings

Selfless, sharing

Spirit of the living God

Fill our lives with love.

 

Verse 1: CCLI Song # 23488

Words: Daniel Iverson

© Words: 1935. Renewed 1963 Birdwing Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)Music: 1935. Renewed 1963 Birdwing Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) All rights reserved. www.ccli.com

CCLI License # 2229601

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Rev. John Wilson

HYMN: #30 MV “It’s a Song of Praise to The Maker”

Words:  Ruth Duck, 1992

Music:  Ron Klusmeier, 1992

Words copyright © 1992 by GIA Publications, Inc.  All rights reserved.

Music copyright © 1992 by Ron Klusmeier, www. musiklus.com.  All rights reserved.

OneLicense #A – 727839

 

It’s a song of praise to the Maker

The thrush sings high in the tree

It’s a song of praise to the Maker

The gray whale sings in the sea

 

It’s a call of life to the Giver

When waves and waterfalls roar

It’s a call of life to the Giver

When high tides break on the shore

 

And by the Spirit you and I

can join our voice to the holy cry

And sing, sing, sing

to the maker too.

 

It’s a hymn of love to the Lover

The bumblebees hum along

It’s a hymn of love to the Lover

The summer breeze joins the song

 

It’s the chorus of all creation

It’s sung by all living things

It’s a chorus of all creation

A song the universe sings

 

And by the Spirit you and I

can join our voice to the holy cry

And sing, sing, sing

to the maker too.

 

And by the Spirit you and I

can join our voice to the holy cry

And sing, sing, sing

to the maker too.

COMMISSIONING & BENEDICTION 

POSTLUDE HYMN: “Go Now In Peace”

Go now in peace.  Never be afraid

God will go with you each hour of every day.

Go now is faith, steadfast, strong and true.

Know He will guide you in all you do.

 

Go now in love, and show you believe.

Reach out to others so all the world can see.

God will be there watching from above,

Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

Amen, Amen, Amen,

Words: Don Besig and Nancy Price; Music: Don Besig, ©1998, 1989 Harold Flammer Music.                       A Division of Shawnee Press. All rights reserved. Reprinted, podcast and streamed under ONE LICENSE #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

Thank you to Rev. John Wilson for leading us in this morning’s worship service and to The Trinity Choir for their gift of music. Thank you to everyone who participated and a special welcome to all watching and listening.

Rev. Rachel will be on holiday from June 14th to July 4th – Back on call July 5th and back in the office July 6th.  Covering for Pastoral Care Emergencies during this time the Rev. Bob Lockhart 902-856-2668.

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, June 20.

The Trinity website is trinitysummerside.ca Visit the Trinity United Summerside Facebook page and the link to the YouTube video.

We are pleased that you have chosen to worship with us today. If you are new to Trinity and would like to learn more about the life and work of our church, please let us know.  You may contact the office at 902-436-3155 or contact our minister directly, Rev. Rachel Campbell at rachel@trinitysummerside.ca or by calling 902-439-1881 (for emergencies only please)  If there is any way we can be of service to you, please let us know.

TRINITY YOUTUBE CHANNEL: Be sure to Subscribe to the Trinity YouTube Channel.  You will be notified when the new service is posted each week.  You can now easily search YouTube to find the service.  Share the following link with those who might be interested in watching our service each week.  Trinity Virtual is now public, spread the word.   Be sure to click the red SUBSCRIBE button.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy0oP2hgj9Jln6IT_WnvpLg

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS:  Business office hours for the months of July and August will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8am to 3pm.  Open to the public hours will be Wednesday from 11am to 1pm.

THANK YOU: Trinity would like to thank Kevin Barbour, Olive Moase and Sakura MacLean for volunteering their time to participate in our 2nd Phone Blitz.  Your gift of time and talent is most appreciated.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

To contact Rev. Rachel Campbell call 902-436-3155 and leave a message during business hours and for after hours’ emergencies call 902-439-1881. You may also email: rachel@trinitysummerside.ca Rev. Rachel’s Days Off are Monday and Friday. Thank you for your consideration of this.

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 Louise, please email: music@trinitysummerside.ca

 TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP:  If you are interested in transferring your membership to Trinity Summerside please contact the office at 902-436-3155 and Wendy our Office Administrator will aid you in the process.  We hope to recognize more transfers of membership in an upcoming worship service in 2021.

HOSPITAL VISITS:  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.

IN PERSON WORSHIP SERVICE SUMMER REGISTRATION:

the following will take place for summer registration.

  • You can register for the FULL months of July and August by contacting the office by June 30th.   admin@trinitysummerside.caor 902-436-3155
  • Registration will take place at the door for in person worship, as space permits.
  • Registration limits are subject to CPHO changes.

If you have registered and have chosen not to attend for any reason, there is no need to call.  Seats will be filled by 10:30am as space permits. Thank you.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR IN PERSON WORSHIP. Look for summer registration.

To register for in person worship please call 902-436-3155, email to admin@trinitysummerside.ca or register on line by following the link on our website trinitysummerside.ca. Covid Protocols will be followed. Wearing of masks is mandatory for all church services.

SUMMER PROGRAMS REGISTRATION DEADLINES:

A Spiritual Retreat – Wednesday, July 7th email rachel@trinitysummerside.ca or call 902-436-3155 to register

Wild Trinity Worship – Wednesday, July 7th email rachel@trinitysummerside.ca or call 902-436-3155 to register

Take 2! Trinity Players Drama Group – Wednesday, July 7th email rachel@trinitysummerside.ca or call 902-436-3155 to register

 

The Review, Reframe, Refresh Project is underway with Leah Boyle, Sara Crowther, Nancy Small and Sandee MacLean.

The purpose is to review the Trinity United Church Christian Life and Growth Program, engage broadly to re-envision a program which more fully responds to the Christian Development needs of children and families (of all ages), and to prepare a program vision, framework and plan for Council review and decision.

First steps involve creating a survey to get feedback and opinions and ideas. All of the volunteers are looking forward to great chats and conversation over the summer months to develop this important vision.

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK  June 20-27

Sunday        8:00am Virtual Worship Service available

10:30am In Person Worship with Rev. John Wilson

Monday 7:00pm Review Reframe Refresh Project meet in the Boardroom

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

8:30am Ladies Breakfast at The Breakfast Spot

Thursday      10:00am Business office open to the public till noon.

Saturday         9:30am TAG meet in the Auditorium

Sunday           8:00am    Virtual Worship Service available

10:30am In Person Worship lead by the Worship team

EARLY NOTICES:

Park Bench Ministry start Wednesday, July 7 at 11:30 a.m. till 1 p.m. in the Park next to Trinity (weather permitting)

 

Be sure to call or email to register in advance for July and August Sunday morning services.  902-436-3155 and leave a message or email Wendy at admin@trinitysummerside.ca

Registration for July and August will be held at the door for those not registered in advance.

FOOD BOX NEEDS:  Trinity is pleased to be relaunching the food box donation program.  Our goal is to collect needed items and monetary donations for the month of May and June to have food boxes ready for distribution by July 1st.  The following items are suggested for inclusion in a food box. Please consider these items when you are doing your weekly shopping:

  • small jars of fruit jam and peanut butter or cheese spread
  • box of pancake mix and bottle of syrup
  • pasta/tomato sauce
  • Kraft dinner
  • macaroni/spaghetti
  • Noodles
  • canned fruit and canned vegetable
  • canned meat and canned fish (very popular)
  • bottle of instant coffee (very popular)
  • tea bags
  • sugar packets
  • packets of hot chocolate
  • canned milk or skim milk powder (very popular)
  • juice, bottles or tetra packs
  • soups, any kind
  • boxes of cracker
  • snack foods; granola bars, pudding cups, cheese/crackers, cereal bars
  • personal hygiene items i.e. toothpaste, soap, Kleenex, toilet paper

FEED MY SHEEP COMMUNITY BREAKFAST IS HAPPENING!!

The Feed my Sheep breakfast program has resumed on the 2nd Saturday of each month going forward. All Covid protocols will be adhered to and an approved operational plan will be followed. We have a number of returning volunteers, however, new volunteers are welcome. If you wish to BE a volunteer to this program. please call Gary Fraser at 902-888-3628, email garyfraser@pei.sympatico.ca or call Heather Johnston at 902-724-5309

 

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

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.

 

Trinity continues to operate according to its operational plans and in compliance with Public Health Direction.  Trinity will continue to respond to Public Health direction as it evolves, with the intent to move toward more normal operations by the fall, provided public health direction proceeds as currently outlined.  In the meantime, Trinity will continue to operate according to its currently approved operational plans and policies, recognizing that within these plans there is sufficient flexibility to respond to the evolving context and needs of our congregation.   Should things evolve more rapidly, Council will review and as required adjust the reopening schedule.

Reminder:

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

Continuing this summer, Wendy will be working from her home office, but you can call her Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. The office will be open to the public on Wednesday’s from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. (Starting in July).

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

Note: Programs are advertised on our webpage at trinitysummerside.ca, in the Summer Worship Newsletter (located on the website or in the white mail boxes outside the church), and on our Facebook Page – Find & Like Us: Trinity United Church Summerside.

The Ministry Continues and the light of Christ shines. God’s Blessings.