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 with guest speaker Mike Pasatieri, topic; Growing up in Brooklyn, New York.

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. Andrew.  We welcome new participants at any time.  Trinity Café will resume for the season on Thursday, September 27th.  See you then!

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

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. Andrew at 439-0304.

BOYS CLUB WITH GEMS: Our Boys Club with Gems (girls who want to join us) will be meeting Wednesdays at 6pm.  This is open to all ages, so please join us. September start date is Wednesday, September 19th.  See you then!




TRINITY UNITED CHURCH                                                                                                      SUMMERSIDE, PEI      

17th After Pentecost                                                                                                                           September 16, 2018

All The People                                                                                                                                                      Ministers

Rev. Dr. Andrew Richardson                                                                                                                                  Clergy

Rev. David H. Hamilton                                                                                                         “Minister Emeritus”

Louise Elder                                                                                                                                Director of Music

Gwyn Richards                                                                                Program Coordinator for Children and Youth 

Church Office                                                                                                                                              902- 436-3155

Church Email                                                                                                            


“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)





*INTROIT:  #18 MVU “Lord, Prepare Me to Be a Sanctuary”

  Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary,

Pure and holy tried and true,

With thanks giving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.


Leader:  The heavens are telling the glory of God and the firmament proclaims                              his handiwork.

People:   One day pours out its song to another and one night unfolds                 knowledge to another.

Leader:  They have neither speech nor language and their voices are not heard,


People:  Yet their sound has gone out into all lands and their words to the          ends of the world.

Leader:  In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun, that comes forth as a                        bridegroom out of his chamber and rejoices as a champion to run his            course.

People:  It goes forth from the end of the heavens and runs to the very end        again, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

*HYMN:  #293 VU “We Praise You, Creator”                                          OPENING PRAYER: in unison                                                                 

Faithful God, every new day brings opportunity to praise you!  So today,
we gather to give you thanks for your creation, your commandments,
your mercy and your welcome. Let all that we do and all that we say be acceptable to you.  AMEN                                                            


SCRIPTURE:   Mark 8:27-38  Spark Story Bible

CHILDREN’S HYMN: #92 MVU “Like a Rock” Children come forward

Like a rock, like a rock, God is under our feet.

Like the starry night sky God is over our head,

Like the sun on the horizon God is ever before,

Like the river runs to ocean, our home is in God evermore.

SHARING TIME:  The children are invited to gather on the steps for a time of sharing before departing for the children’s program downstairs singing

“Like a Rock”

SCRIPTURE:  Mark 8:27-38

MUSICAL SELECTION: “In the Light of the Lord”  Senior Choir

SERMON:  Rev. Cathy Pharo

HYMN:  #135 MVU on screens “Called by Earth and Sky”









                        #537 VU verse 2“Your Work, O God, Needs Many Hands”

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.


Gracious God, Giver of Life: as we bring our gifts to you, we are reminded by the psalmist that you expect more than money from us. You desire fruitfulness from us — as you do from all creation. You have nourished us, like trees planted by streams of water, not simply to store up blessings for ourselves, but to bear fruit that will be a blessing to many. Open our eyes, our ears, and our hearts to perceive the life of generosity to which you’ve called us and for which you created us. We pray this in the name of Jesus, the Christ, who gave all there was to give for us, and we continue to pray together Our Father, who art in heaven…

CALL TO PRAYER:  #175 MVU “May We but Wait”

May we but wait upon Love’s word,

Knowing our prayer is heard.  (repeat)


*HYMN:   on screens  “Song of Sky”


#419 VU “May the Grace of Christ”

May the grace of Christ our Saviour, and our Maker’s boundless love,

With the Holy Spirit’s favour, rest upon us from above.   


Welcome to our service of worship.  We welcome and thank Rev. Cathy Pharo for leading us in today’s worship and thanks to our Senior Choir and guest Music Director Jennifer MacDonald for their gift of music.

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 Paul Caissie and on sound is Bill Martin.   Our Greeters today are Ross Campbell and Carlene and Carson Ricketts.      

Rev. Andrew is in Moncton presiding at the wedding of his eldest son Alexander who married Sarah Richard of Riverview, NB.

Rev. Andrew has accepted a new full time position with the national church. He will be the Minister for the Office of Vocation and have responsibilities for the Atlantic Region. He will be responsible for the assessment, discipline, and accreditation of clergy and candidates for ministry within the Atlantic area. This position begins on January 1st, 2018.

Rev. Andrew will be in Toronto from 18-21st of September on staff training for his new position.

The mission trip to Columbia scheduled for November has been cancelled due to staffing changes in the Methodist Church in Columbia.


SMALL FRIDGE TO DONATE:   We are in need of a small fridge for the kitchenette downstairs in the church.  If you have one gathering dust in your home, give the office a call to see if its suitable.  Thank you.


MARATHON BRIDGE:  You are invited to join the Epworth Unit UCW Marathon Bridge Club in the Fall.  Come and enjoy a nice afternoon and meet new people.  For information please call Phyllis at 902-436-3788 or Jean at 902-436-3998.


Registration: Registration for Sunday School will take place this week at the back of the church and in the office downstairs.  Be sure to fill out a form for your children.

Sunday School Kick OffJoin us today, after the service, for hot dogs and sides provided by the Christian Life & Growth team.  There will be activities and games for the kids and information on this year’s Sunday School Curriculum.

Corn Maze at Kool Breeze Farms:  Sunday, September 30 is our Corn Maze outing.  All are welcome to attend.  Entrance fee will be provided by the Christian Life and Growth team.

Halloween Event: Sunday, October 28 is our Halloween Activities Event. More details to come on this event soon.



TRINITY CONTRIBUTIONS  Sunday September 9, 2018

Attendance:     Congregation               131

Sunday School                     30  (22 children, 8 adults)

Contributions:  62 Envelopes  $  2,170.75

Loose Givings     $     109.85

111 PAR Givers  $ 8,565.00 monthly


Today        10:30am      Worship Service with Rev. Cathy Pharo

11:45am      Sunday School Kick Off with Lunch

Tuesday      5:30pm       JUDO in the Auditorium

7:00pm       Community Choir Rehearsal

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

with guest speaker Mike Pasatieri, topic; Growing up in Brooklyn, New York.

6:00pm       Boys Club with Gems meet in the Auditorium

7:00pm       Trustees meet in the Boardroom

7:00pm       Finance & Property meet in the Parlour

Thursday     5:30pm      JUDO in the Auditorium

Saturday     8:30am       Feed My Sheep Breakfast in the Auditorium

9:30am       TAG meet in the Boardroom

Sunday         9:00am      Bible Study with Rev. Andrew

10:30am      Worship Service

11:45am      Coffee & Conversation following worship

2:00pm       Concert: Louise Arsenault & Jonathan Arsenault

7:00pm       The Abbey resumes in the Sanctuary


Sept 25       Seniors Luncheon in the Auditorium at 11:30am

Sept 25       Parkhill Place service at 2pm

Sept 25       Church Council meet in the Parlour at 7pm

Sept 27       Trinity Café meets in the Parlour at 9:30am

Sept 30       Peace & Police Officer’s Memorial Service in the Sanctuary at 2pm

Sept 30       Corn Maze at Kool Breeze farms.



WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?  From the time we wake each day until we bid the sun and moon goodnight, we have many things for which we are truly grateful. As we prepare for our Thanksgiving service, we wish to see what you are truly grateful for. We are going to build a “collage” of thankfulness which will be shown on the screens before and during the service. We are looking for digital pictures of what makes you feel truly grateful. They can be places, people, things etc. Please email to We can only accept digital photos. The deadline to have a photo included is Wednesday October 3.

PEI UCW PRESBYTERIAL WORKSHOP at Camp Abegweit on Saturday, September 29th.   Registration is $12.00. Theme “Make Time For the Spirit”. All are welcome.

CAMP ABEGWEIT FOUNDATION CAMPAIGN:  The Capital & Endowment Campaign seeks to establish an unassailable trust of $500,000 that will be used to generate an income in perpetuity for Camp Abby.  The camp will seek support from people who are in a financial position to provide it and who believe in what the camp does. The board also intends to create an endowment fund which will be funded in whole or in part by bequests people designate for the camp in their wills.  As donations and endowments are received, they will be added to, and protected by, the trust.  For information contact Bob Hutcheson at 902-628-1203, by email at or Linda Durdle, Treasurer at 31 Broadway Street, South, Kensington, PE   C0B 1M0.  More information is available on the welcome desk.


Trinity United Church in Summerside will host the popular PEI Bluegrass Band, Dunromin, on October 21, 2018 at 2:00 in the afternoon. This band began in 2002 with friends Vans Bryant and Harold Noye singing songs recorded by Jim and Jesse, the Osborne Brothers and the Louvin Brothers. In their duets, Harold sings the lead vocals and plays the mandolin and Vans plays guitar and sings harmony vocals. Marnie Noye compliments their sound by playing a solid stand up bass.  In the summer of 2015, Dunromin welcomed John Campbell to the group. He plays the fiddle and sings both lead and harmony vocals.  The band welcomed another new member in spring of 2017, with Jim Dickson joining them on banjo and vocals. Tickets available at the door or for information and advance tickets contact the church office at 90 Spring Street in Summerside, by calling the church office at 902 436 3155 or Wendell at 903 436 8600. Advance tickets $10.00  At The Door $12.00


“Louise, Jonathan Arsenault and other family members to Kick off 2018-2019 Concert Series at Trinity United”

Louise Arsenault, her son Jonathan and other family members will rattle the dust out of the rafters at Trinity as they kick off the 2018 -2019 Trinity United Concert Series. Louise has had a long impressive career in music, playing the fiddle in traditional/folk settings all over the world. Her part in the group Barachois is a highlight to her long list of projects, taking to all 4 corners of the planet with her vibrant and energetic fiddle playing and feet stomping.

Louise is one of the founders of the bands Les Girls and Gadelle and over the years she has also performed individually, together and with numerous other musical artists. Louise moves easily from fiddle to guitar, foot percussion, harmonica, piano, dancing and mandolin. With this being said, she also teaches all of those mentioned. There are those who claim that, if you watch her fiddle playing closely, you just might see the smoke rising from her bow.

Jonathan Arsenault is a jester of modern times. Always clowning around, you wonder how his music could be taken seriously…until you hear him play. He started off playing the violin like his mom, but ended up settling on acoustic guitar along with… whatever instrument is at his disposal. He has accompanied his mom on many occasions, bringing the house down before a crowd of thousands of spectators. He is your favorite house party jammer who will make you laugh and then make you cry with envy. Jonny, with his vocal repertoire from his own song writing, Johnny Cash, John Prine, Paul Simon and many others, he will find the niche to please you all.

This concert promises to be high energy Acadian style kitchen party with singing in both English and French, lively music and step dancing. The concert will be held on Sunday September 23, at 2:00 PM at Trinity United Church.  Admission at the door, or for advance tickets or for ticket information, call the church office at 902 436 3155 or Wendell at 902 436 8600.  Admission $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door.