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TRINITY UNITED CHURCH                                                                                               SUMMERSIDE, PEI

Fifth Sunday After Easter                                         May 15, 2022

All The People                         Ministers

Rev. Rachel Campbell M.Div.,M.A.                                   Clergy       

Rev. Bob Lockhart B.A., B.D., M.A.(Ed). Th.M.              Minister of Visitation

Rev. David H. Hamilton                                                                “Minister Emeritus”                                                       

Louise Elder                                                                                            Director of Music                                                                                                                     

Church Office; Wendy Murray                                                   902- 436-3155

Church Email                                                                                admin@trinitysummerside.ca

Website                                                      www.trinitysummerside.ca                                    

APPROACHING GOD

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: “The Joy of the Lord” Contemporary Choir

 “Merciful God”

Merciful God O abounding in love
Faithful to all who draw near You
Hearing the cries of the humble in heart
Showing the cross they may cling to
Helpless I come broken in sin
Found at the feet of Your mercy
Father forgive
May my sin be remembered no more

Merciful God O abounding in love
Faithful through times we have failed You
Selfish in thought and uncaring in deed
Foolish in word and ungrateful
Spirit of God conquer our hearts
With love that flows from forgiveness
Cause us to yield
And return to the mercy of God

Merciful God O abounding in love
Faithful to keep us from falling
Guiding our ways with Your fatherly heart
Growing our faith with each testing
God speed the day struggles will end
Faultless we’ll gaze on Your glory
Then we will stand
Overwhelmed by the mercy of God

“Come as You Are”

Come out of sadness from wherever you’ve been

Come broken-hearted let rescue begin

Come find your mercy O sinner come kneel

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal

 

Lay down your burdens lay down your shame

All who are broken lift up your face

O wanderer come home

You’re not too far

So lay down your hurt lay down your heart

Come as you are

 

There’s hope for the hopeless

And all those who’ve strayed

Come sit at the table come taste the grace

There’s rest for the weary

Rest that endures

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t cure

 

 

So, lay down your burdens lay down your shame

All who are broken lift up your face

O wanderer come home

You’re not too far

So lay down your hurt lay down your heart

 

Come as you are

Come as you are

Fall in His arms

Come as you are

 

There’s joy for the morning O sinner be still

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal

 

So, lay down your burdens lay down your shame

All who are broken lift up your face

O wanderer come home

You’re not too far

So lay down your hurt lay down your heart

Come as you are

 

Come as you are

Come as you are

Come as you are

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP: “Surely the Presence”  Louise Elder

CCLI Song # 7909 Lanny Wolfe © 1977 Lanny Wolfe Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 2229601

WELCOME

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE  

INTROIT: Surely the Presence”

Surely the presence

Of the Lord is in this place

I can feel His mighty power

And His grace

I can hear the brush of angel’s wings

I see glory on each face

Surely the presence

Of the Lord is in this place

 

Surely the presence

Of the Lord is in this place

I can feel His mighty power

And His grace

I can hear the brush of angel’s wings

I see glory on each face

Surely the presence

Of the Lord is in this place

CALL TO WORSHIP:  (Isaiah 60:1-3 NRSV)

One:  Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen     upon you.

All:  For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples;
One: But the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you.

All:  Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

HYMN: #79 VU “Arise, Your Light Is Come” 

Words: Ruth Duck 1974 Music: William H. Walker, 1872.  Tune: FESTAL SONG (Public Domain) Words copyright ©️ 1992 G.I.A. Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted, streamed /podcast with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved

Arise, your light is come!
The Spirit’s call obey;
show forth the glory of your God
which shines on you today.

Arise, your light is come!
Fling wide the prison door;
proclaim the captive’s liberty,
good tidings to the poor.

Arise, your light is come!
All you in sorrow born,
bind up the brokenhearted ones
and comfort those who mourn.

Arise, your light is come!
The mountains burst in song!
Rise up like eagles on the wing,
God’s pow’r will make us strong.

GATHERING PRAYER: Rev. Rachel Campbell 

Gracious God, we gather to in this sanctuary ready to share the warmth and light that comes in your Word.  Your light shines through the darkness.  In the ground the promise of new life sleeps and awaits the changing of a season.  Like your Word when those seeds are planted the possibilities are endless.  New life waiting to emerge. These endless possibilities are shared with us when we pray the prayer that Jesus taught and we sing together this morning…

THE LORD’S PRAYER: sung together Linnea Good

Setting by Linnea Good Copyright © 1994 Borealis Music. www.LinneaGood.com

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Our Loving God, who art in Heav’n

Hallowed be Thy name

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in Heav’n

 

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 pow’r and the glory

Forever and ever

Amen.

A TIME FOR ALL AGES: Rev. Rachel; Spark Bible Reading “Peter’s Dream”

CHILDREN’S HYMN: Awesome God”

CCLI Song # 41099 by Rich Mullins © 1988 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.) For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com.   CCLI License # 2229601

Our God is an awesome God

He reigns from heaven above

With wisdom pow’r and love

Our God is an awesome God

** Junior Church participants depart after the Children’s Hymn**

LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD

SCRIPTURE: Revelation 21:1-6 NRSV – Read by Lilly Hall

HYMN: #709 VU “O Holy City, Seen of John” Public Domain

O holy city, seen of John,
where Christ, the Lamb, doth reign,
within whose foursquare walls shall come
no night, nor need, nor pain,
and where the tears are wiped from eyes
that shall not weep again!

Hark, now from men whose lives are held
more cheap than merchandise,
from women struggling sore for bread,
from little children’s cries,
there swells the sobbing human plaint
that bids thy walls arise.

Oh shame to us who rest content
while lust and greed for gain
in street and shop and tenement
wring gold from human pain,
and bitter lips in blind despair
cry, ‘Christ hath died in vain!’

Give us, O God, the strength to build
the city that hath stood
too long a dream, whose laws are love,
whose ways are brotherhood,
and where the sun that shineth is
God’s grace for human good.

Already in the mind of God
that city riseth fair:
lo, how its splendour challenges
the souls that greatly dare:
yea, bids us seize the whole of life
and build its glory there.

SERMON: “Beginning And The End” by Rev. Rachel Campbell

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

MINISTRY OF MUSIC: #713 VU “I See a New Heaven”

Words and music: Carolyn McDade 1979 Words and music copyright © 1979 Carolyn McDade.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted, podcast/streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

I see a new heaven, I see a new earth

as the old one will pass away

Where the fountain of life flows and without price goes

to all people who abide in the land.

 

There, there on the banks

of a river bright and free

Yielding her fruit, firm in her root

The Tree of life will be.

 

I see a new heaven, I see a new earth

as the old one will pass away

Where the fountain of life flows and without price goes

to all people who abide in the land.

 

There, there where death dies

and our lives are born again

Body and soul, struggling but whole

like flowers after the rain.

 

I see a new heaven, I see a new earth

as the old one will pass away

Where the fountain of life flows and without price goes

to all people who abide in the land.

 

There, there where the darkness

brings vision from above.

There where the night, bearing new light,

reveals the promise of love.

 

I see a new heaven, I see a new earth

as the old one will pass away

Where the fountain of life flows and without price goes

to all people who abide in the land.

 

There, there where we work

with the love of healing hands

Labour we must, true to our trust

to build a promised new land.

 

I see a new heaven, I see a new earth

as the old one will pass away

Where the fountain of life flows and without price goes

to all people who abide in the land.

MINUTE FOR MISSION:  Duncan McKillop 

OFFERTORY PRAYER: Rev. Rachel Campbell

OFFERTORY HYMN: #540 VU “Grant Us, God, the Grace” Public Domain

Grant us, God, the grace of giving,

with a spirit large and free

That ourselves and all our living

we may offer faithfully.

CALL TO PRAYER: “Be Still”

Be still for the presence of the Lord
The Holy One is here
Come bow before Him now
With reverence and fear
In Him no sin is found
We stand on holy ground
Be still for the presence of the Lord
The Holy One is here

CCLI Song # 120824 by David J. Evans © 1986 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 2229601

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Rev. Rachel Campbell

HYMN: #120 MV “My Soul Cries Out”  vs 1-2

Words: Rory Cooney, ©1990; Music: traditional melody, arr. Rory Cooney. Words and arrangement copyright © 1990 by GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted under ONE LICENSE #A-727839

My soul cries out with a joyful shout

that the God of my heart is great,

And my spirit sings of the wondrous things

that you bring to the ones who wait.

You fixed your sight on your servant’s plight,

and my weakness you did not spurn,

So from east to west shall my name be blest,

Could the world be about to turn?

 

Though I am small, my God my all,

You work great things in me.

And your mercy will last from the depths of the past

To the end of the age to be.

Your very name puts the proud to shame,

And to those who would for you yearn.

You will show your might, put the strong to flight

For the world is about to turn.

 

My heart shall sing of the day you bring.

Let the fires of your justice burn.

Wipe away all tears, for the dawn draws near,

and the world is about to turn.

COMMISSIONING & BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE HYMN: #120 MV “My Soul Cries Out”  vs 4 and chorus

Though the nations rage from age to age,

We remember who holds us fast.

God’s mercy must deliver us

from the conqueror’s crushing grasp.

This saving word that our forebears heard

Is the promise which hold us bound,

Till the spear and rod can be crushed by God

Who is turning the world around.

 

My heart shall sing of the day you bring.

Let the fires of your justice burn.

Wipe away all tears, for the dawn draws near,

and the world is about to turn.

MUSICAL POSTLUDE: The Joy of the Lord”

CCLI Song # 7047091 Ed Cash | Rend Collective © 2015 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Alletrop Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 2229601

Though the tears may fall my song will rise
My song will rise to You
Though my heart may fail my song will rise
My song will rise to You
While there’s breath in my lungs
I will praise You Lord

In the dead of night I’ll lift my eyes
I’ll lift my eyes to You
When the waters rise I’ll lift my eyes
I’ll lift my eyes to You
While there’s hope in this heart
I will praise You Lord

The joy of the Lord is my strength
The joy of the Lord is my strength
In the darkness I’ll dance
In the shadows I’ll sing
The joy of the Lord is my strength

When I cannot see You with my eyes
Let faith arise to You
When I cannot feel Your hand in mine
Let faith arise to You
God of mercy and love I will praise You Lord

Oh You shine with glory Lord of light
I feel alive with You
In Your presence now I come alive
I am alive with You
There is strength when I say
I will praise You Lord

The joy of the Lord is my strength
The joy of the Lord is my strength
In the darkness I’ll dance
In the shadows I’ll sing
The joy of the Lord is my strength

Welcome and thank you to all present and participating and to those watching and listening. Thank you to our Contemporary choir for leading us in worship this morning.

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

The Trinity website is trinitysummerside.ca

  SUNDAY May 08, 2022

Attendance:    Congregation      121 (including choir, congregation, and volunteers)

Junior Church         9 (7 children, 2 adults)  

Contributions: 28 Envelopes      $ 1,078.00

Loose Givings    $      70.00

92 PAR Givers   $ 8,328.00 monthly

JUNIOR CHURCH IS BACK UNTIL JUNE 5TH! Families have the option of attending in person or participate at home.  Children that want to join us in person will begin in the sanctuary seated with the grown up they came with and then head as a group to the auditorium during the Children’s hymn.  If lifestyle makes it easier to follow along at home as a family, sign up with Rev. Rachel in time to receive your at home package.

HOSPITAL VISITATION: Due to ongoing Covid Restrictions at PEI Hospital facilities clergy are only allowed to visit the hospital if called in by hospital staff, a family member on behalf of a patient, or the patient themselves.  Clergy can only visit that one patient at this time following the hospital protocols.  Once regular weekly clergy visitation is reinstated we will let the congregation at Trinity know.  Rev. Rachel’s emergency line is 902-439-1881.

 KOREA PEACE APPEAL:  The United Church of Canada is responding to an urgent invitation of the National Council of Churches in Korea to join in the Korea Peace Appeal.  The goal is to collect signatures—very simple!

In July 2023, it will be 70 years since the armistice was signed; technically, the war is not over.  Both North and South Korea have used the conflict as an excuse to perpetuate violations of human rights to maintain power.  Countless resources have been focused on military spending and millions of Korean families remain separated from each other on opposite sides of the border, sealed in 1953.

What can we do?  Visit The United Church of Canada website at united-church.ca, and the very first item to pop up is the Korea Peace Appeal.  Click on “Sign the Petition,” a page will pop up with background information, prayers, stories, etc.  Another box, “Sign the Petition,” is at the top of that page—click.  At the bottom of the page, highlighted in blue and white are the words, KOREA PEACE APPEAL Sign Here—click.  A very simple page will pop up asking your name, country, email, affiliation (add The United Church of Canada, if you wish), and then hit “send.”  If you choose to share your email, you will receive an electronic certificate that confirms you are part of the appeal for peace.

On April 22, Rev. Rachel linked the Trinity facebook page directly to The United Church of Canada under a link called “Act Now.”  The Korean Peace Appeal can also be accessed from there.

If you don’t have access to a computer and would like to sign the appeal, lists will be at the church entrances on Sunday mornings or call the church office and leave your name and telephone number.

2022 REV MERRILL J MACLEOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by the Summerside & Area Christian Council Association Inc. is available to graduating Grade 12 students in the Summerside Area who are going on to post-secondary education. Applicants will be given consideration based upon their involvement and reference of their church, and contribution to the community.

Qualifications of Recipient and application can be found at the following link:

Application Link: https://bit.ly/3ugevVZ

Application Deadline: May 30th, 2022, at the end of the school day and is to be returned to Student Services at Three Oaks High School.

LEGION BURSARIES:

Through the Wreath and Poppy Trust Fund George R. Pearkes VC Branch 5 Legion will award five $500.00 bursaries to senior high school students pursuing post-secondary education.  Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of a Veteran, who need financial assistance, can apply.  Deadline is May 31, 2022.  Applications can be picked up at the Legion after 11am daily at 340 Notre Dame Street, Summerside.

Through the Georges R. Pearkes VC Branch 5 Legion Perpetual Bursary Fund, University students pursuing their education can make application for one of these awards.  The student must be a direct descendent of a past member or member of our branch, who is in good standing.  Deadline is May 31, 2022.  Applications available at 340 Notre Dame Street, Summerside after 11am daily.

GIVING TO UKRAINE: There are several options for giving to Ukraine. You may wish to donate through Gifts with Vision, you can phone direct 1-844-715-7969 or online to

GiftswithVision.ca to learn of ways to contribute to the Ukraine Refugee crisis.  Monies are now being collected to aid in the settlement of refugees arriving in Canada

By giving to Mission & Service, the people of the United Church join together to accomplish three goals: to transform and save lives, to inspire meaning and purpose, and to build a better world. To donate go to the following website:

https://united-church.ca/social-action/act-now/ukraine-crisis

You can also donate through Trinity United using your weekly envelope by designating your donation to the M&S fund and clearly marking “the Ukraine crisis” on the back of the envelope.  Thank you

IMPORTANT UPDATE from Trinity UCC Summerside –

In response to the latest CPHO update on April 26, 2022 –

The following will come into effect on May 6th – Step Three of the “Moving On Plan”

 Worship @ Trinity Update:

10:30 a.m. In Person and Livestream Worship Available (Doors open at 10 a.m.)

No capacity limits.  No Registration is Required.

Entire sanctuary will be open for seating where you so choose, but we ask you to respect the comfort of all congregants around physical distancing.

Masks will no longer be mandatory but if you want to sing, please wear a mask for the safety of yourself and others (this is consistent with other UCC congregations until covid rates decline further).

Offering plates will continue to be available at the entrances but we highly recommend congregants contact the Church Office about other ways to give like:  E-Transfer, Pre-Authorized Remittance, etc.  Thank you for your continuing support of the Ministry at Trinity.

Office @ Trinity Update:  Open to the Public Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. till 3:30 p.m.  (Starting Monday, May 9th)

Meetings @ Trinity:  In person meetings (with the choice of Zoom) can be held at Trinity. Remember to contact the church office to book your physical space and/or Zoom link.  Please sanitize your physical space with sanitization products provided in each meeting space.

Food service:  Participants at on-site indoor food service, such as Feed My Sheep, funeral receptions, after church teas, etc., will be served at their seats.   Kitchen workers and servers will be required to wear masks until COVID rates decline further.

Take care and be safe; From all of us at Trinity United Church Summerside

SUMMER WORSHIP NEWSLETTER:  The Summer Newsletter is being developed and will be available soon.  This summer we have some excellent opportunities for small group studies, outdoor worship, options for all ages, and congregational in person worship with online options.  More info to come.  Exciting!!!

FEED MY SHEEP COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: The Faith in Action Committee is putting out a call for additional volunteers for the Feed My Sheep Breakfast Program. Feed My Sheep offers a breakfast for the less fortunate on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month. If you would like to volunteer for this important service for one or two Saturdays a month. please call Gary Fraser at 902-888-3628. Thank you

Schedule For The Week May 15-22

Sunday           9:00am In Conversation with Rev. Bob in the Parlour

10:30am In person worship service & live stream

10:45am Junior Church in the Auditorium

Tuesday        10:30am   Zooming the Lectionary with Rev. Rachel

11:30am UCW Ladies & Friends lunch West End Bar & Grill

1:30pm Parkhill Service

Wednesday  8:00am Men’s Breakfast meet at Star Café

8:15am Ladies of the Church & Friends meet at Star Café

1:00pm Trinity Staff meet in the Boardroom and zoom

6:30pm Trusteed meet in the Boardroom

7:00pm Adult Choir rehearsal in the Sanctuary

8:15pm Contemporary Choir rehearsal in the Sanctuary

Thursday      10:00am Trinity café meet in the Sanctuary

7:00pm Trinity Church Council meet in the Sanctuary and zoom

Saturday  9:30am Trinity Art Group meet in the Auditorium

Sunday         10:30am In person worship service & live stream

10:45am Junior Church in the Auditorium

ADVANCE NOTICE

May 23 Business office open today

May 24 Confirmation class in the Sanctuary from 6-7pm

May 25 NO Choir Rehearsals this week.

May 27 Business office closed today

May 28 Feed My Sheep Community Breakfast in the Auditorium

May 28 Confirmation class in the Sanctuary from 1-2pm

May 28 Birthday Party Rental in the Auditorium from 2-4pm

FOOD BOXES: The demand for food boxes has grown and will continue to grow.  Please consider these items when you are doing your weekly shopping. Items can also be left at the entrances of the church on any Sunday morning.

  • 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; Mr. 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 ie: toothpaste, soap, Kleenex, toilet paper

CONTACT INFORMATION:

To contact Rev. Rachel Campbell, Co-ordinating Minister, 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 contact Rev. Bob Lockhart, Minister of Visitation, call 902-436-3155 and leave a message during business hours or email visit@trinitysummerside.ca

To reach Wendy Murray, Office Administrator or the business office call 902-436-3155 or email admin@trinitysummerside.ca

To contact our Music Director, Louise Elder, please email: music@trinitysummerside.ca

CALL FOR REFUNDABLE RECYCLING:  Did you know that you can donate your refundable bottles and cans to support Trinity?  Drop off at the Don’s Bottle exchange and be sure to tell them the money goes to Trinity.  We will receive the refund and the money will be in support of the Trinity Food Box Program.  This is an initiative of the Christian Life and Growth Team. Thank you!

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 will recognize transfers of memberships during worship on Sunday, June 26.

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