TRINITY UNITED CHURCH
​​​​​​                       SUMMERSIDE, PEI

Until further notice, our Sunday services will be available on YouTube. Watch for the link in the News Section, it will be updated every Sunday morning at approximately 10:30am

Also, you can listen to previous services on our website and subscribe to our podcast.

IMPORTANT Message (Please read and please share)

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. We met again on March 30th and this decision has been extended till April 30th. We plan to meet April 30th to re-evaluate this decision.

Please NOTE – The Ministry of Trinity will continue but not in a face to face format (during this time). That means no Sunday Worship at the Church March 22 and March 29, April 5, April 10 (Good Friday), April 12, April 26. Instead we will bring our ministry to you with some fun and interactive ways to worship with us from the comfort of your home (YouTube, Facebook, Our webpage, etc.).

Our office line will still be operational and you can contact the office administrator Monday to Friday by calling 902-436-3155 and leaving a message. Messages will be checked hourly between 8:30am and 3:30pm. You may also reach the office by email at admin@trinitysummerside.ca If you have any questions or concerns please call.

Rev. Rachel will be offering Pastoral Visitation via Email, Phone, and if you have iphone we can even FaceTime. (Email: rachel@trinitysummerside.ca, During this feel free to use my Emergency Number at 902-439-1881 (However, for non emergency calls please call during 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday).

Our Music Director will be in contact with choir members. Our Program Coordinator for Children & Youth will be in contact with families and the program volunteers. All staff are working from home but still available to you during this time.

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

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Sunday March 29th, 2020

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5thh Sunday in Lent.                                            March 29, 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​​​​​                                             admin@trinitysummerside.ca

902-436-3155

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 AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE 

*INTROIT: #664 VU “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

1 What a friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer.

2 Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged;
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
take it to the Lord in prayer.

3 Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Christ the Saviour is our refuge;
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do our friends despise, forsake us?
Are we tempted to despair?
Jesus’ strength will shield our weakness,
and we’ll find new courage there.

CALL TO WORSHIP:

One:   Pause, look, partake in our daily bread.

ALL: Rest, see, share in fellowship.

One:   Lift up, rejoice, and allow the grace of God to shine around you.

ALL: Accept, respond, and see Christ in the world. 

GATHERING PRAYER:

Loving God, give us the courage to respond out of a place of discernment.  To respond out of place of respect.  To do more than just share a story but make room in our lives to make a difference in those stories.  To be the positive change in the world.  Forgive us when we turn our faces away.  When we are afraid to stand up and to speak up.  Give us the courage to not stay silent.  We are reminded to be courageous when we say together the prayer that Jesus taught… Our Father, who art in Heaven…..

THE LORD’S PRAYER: spoken together

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever, amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON (Romans 5:1 NRSV)

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.

LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD

SCRIPTURE:  Spark Bible Reading John 11:1-45 by Alina

SHARING TIME: Gwyn Richards

HYMN: #234 VU “Let Us with a Gladsome Mind”

1 Let us with a gladsome mind
praise our God forever kind;
whose great mercies still endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

2 God, with all-commanding might,
filled the new-made world with light;
for God’s mercies still endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

3 God has with a gracious eye
looked upon our misery;
for God’s mercies still endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

4 All things living God does feed,
with full measure meets their need;
for God’s mercies still endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

5 Let us with a gladsome mind
praise our God forever kind;
whose great mercies still endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.

SERMON: “Our Daily Bread”

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

MINUTE FOR MISSION: Louise Elder

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMNS: #651 VU “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

1 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,
pilgrim though this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
hold me with thy powerful hand;
Bread of heaven, Bread of heaven,
feed me till I want no more,
feed me till I want no more.

2 Open now the crystal fountain
whence the healing stream doth flow;
let the fire and cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through.
Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,
be thou still my strength and shield,
be thou still my strength and shield.

3 When I tread the verge of Jordan,
bid my anxious fears subside;
death of death, and hell’s destruction,
land me safe on Canaan’s side:
songs of praises, songs of praises
I will ever give to thee,
I will ever give to thee.

COMMISSIONING

BENEDICTION: Amen, Amen, Amen.

Sunday’s service will be available on YouTube. The YouTube link for the Worship Service will be up on the Trinity webpage at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 29. 

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 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 29. 

Note – you can copy the YouTube link and share it with congregants via email and text message as well.

The Church Council of Trinity United Church Summerside PEI will be having a teleconference meeting Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. and a further announcement will be posted on the Trinity Facebook Page and the Trinity Webpage. Please be sure to check it out.

 THE WORK OF TRINITY CONTINUES:  Please be assured that during this time the work of Trinity is being carried out.  Staff are working from home and can be reached by cellphone, messages and emails.  The church building is being monitored and maintained. Please reach out if you or someone you know needs assistance.

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-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm.  You may also email: admin@trinitysummerside.ca

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

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

CONFIRMATION CLASSES: People are signing up for our 2020 Confirmation Classes.  The deadline to register is by or before Easter Sunday (April 12).  To register call 902-436-3155.  All ages from Grade 8 to 100+ years are welcome to register.  Sessions will be held at Trinity and led by Rev. Rachel Campbell.   Posters are available at the welcome desk.  The Schedule is:

Session 1: Sun, April 26th 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. (Introduction)

Session 2: Sun, May 3rd 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. (Images of the Divine)

Session 3: Sat, May 9th 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. (The UCC)

Session 4: Wed, May 13th 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Stories of Faith)

Session 5: Sun, May 24th 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. (Worship & Sacrament)

Session 6: Sun, May 31st 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. (Spiritual Practices)

Children And Youth of Trinity United Summerside PEI – Rev Rachel needs your help. She would like you, with the help of a grown up at home, research palm leaves from the comfort of your home. See what they look like and then create art work of your idea of palm leaves. Take a pic of your art work and email that pic to rachel@trinitysummerside.ca These pics will be used in one of our upcoming YouTube worship services. Remember if you are in the pic with your art work please have your grown up sending the pic via email to give permission to post your picture on our YouTube video during that service. The email deadline is Tuesday, March 31 by noontime. Thank you for your help!!! Blessings 😊

The Trinity Concert Series has been postponed until further notice.

 LOVE SUMMERSIDE: On Saturday, July 11, people from local churches will gather together in teams to Love Summerside through practical acts of love in Jesus’ name.  Want to get on board?  Join us for an important planning meeting on Thursday, April 2, 4 p.m. at Central Street Christian Church (83 Central St), so that we can share the details, set practical assignments, and get your input.

 GRADE 12 GRADUATES 2020 – DR. C. DUANE MOLLINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Applications are available from the church office, the Sunday School office or on the Welcome Desk.   Terms of the scholarship are outlined below:

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: March 31, 2020.
  • 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.

Trinity United Church Closure

Greetings;

We hope you are all safe and well.  Further to the Church Council decision to close Trinity United Church, effective March 16, 2020 we would like to remind you that there is no access to the building.

In the efforts to protect those maintaining the building we would ask you not to enter the building for any reason.  Should circumstances arise that you need access to the building, arrangements must be made in advance with the Staff and Council of Trinity United Church.

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

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

 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 rachel@trinitysummerside.ca or for emergencies at 902-439-1881. Rev. Rachel will have Monday and Friday as days off.

A Heartfelt Thank You ❤️.

I have been so impressed with all of you at Trinity United Summerside.

From those sharing ideas on how to show love and stay connected in a social distancing kind of way using technology, to those working on the weekly worship service from afar and those sharing the worship service links. You are all amazing and I want to thank you!

The phone calling, online get togethers, sharing of creative ideas to pass the time at home is wonderful to hear and to read.

We as the church continue to reach out through technology. Our awesome staff are working from home and only a phone call away.

Our office is 902-436-3155 or email admin@trinitysummerside.ca And when you call or email, Wendy can connect you with the rest of the team.

You call also contact me directly at rachel@trinitysummerside.ca and my emergency number is 902-439-1881.

Pastoral calls are being done and answered daily. Connecting with other programs and services are happening daily. Putting together information that is concise and ready to share is happening daily.

Take care and blessings, Rev Rachel 😊

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