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

Regions East, United Church of Canada    September 27, 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  

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)

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.

MUSICAL PRELUDE: Louise Elder

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

INTROIT: “I Feel the Winds of God Today” verse 1 Public Domain

I Feel the Winds of God

 I feel the winds of God today;

Today my sail I lift,

Though heavy oft with drenching spray

And torn with many a rift;

Great pilot of my onward way,

You will not let me drift.

I feel the winds of God today;

Today my sail I lift.

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LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE  

CALL TO WORSHIP:

One: We like to think of calm, still waters

All:   But sometimes the waters are rough.

One: Jesus holds his hand out to us

All:   But we don’t always want to get out of the boat.

One: We need to learn to take risks with our faith.

All:   Let us worship the one who calls us to action.

HYMN: “Jesus, Saviour Pilot Me” Public Domain

Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me

Jesus, Saviour, pilot me over life’s tempestuous sea

Unknown waves before me roll,

hiding rock and treacherous shoal,

Chart and compass come from thee,

Jesus, Saviour, pilot me.

 

As a mother stills her child, thou canst hush the ocean wild;

Boisterous waves obey

thy will when thou biddest them “Be still.”

Wondrous sovereign of the sea,

Jesus Saviour, pilot me.

 

When at last I near the shore, and the fearful breakers roar

‘twixt me and the peaceful land,

still supported by thy hand,

May I hear thee say to me,

“Fear not, I will pilot thee.”

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OPENING PRAYER

Gracious God, we come before you full of praise and adoration for your creation – our world, our home. Thank you for being with us in good times and in difficult times. Help us to reach for your ever stretched-out hand for reassurance and guidance. Forgive us when our doubts cause us to falter in our faith. Give us courage to reach out to those around us, even if it means that we have to stretch a bit or move out of our comfort zone. As Christ’s followers, we pray. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

Jesus was there to stretch his hand out to Peter. Jesus is with us all the time, reaching out and ready to save us. Thanks be to God.

LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD 

STORY TIME

HEBREW SCRIPTURE: Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28 read by Catherine Stuart

PSALM: Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b read by Catherine Stuart

EPISTLE LESSON: Romans 10: 5-15 read by David Hewitt

GOSPEL LESSON: Matthew 14: 22-33 read by David Hewitt

REFLECTION

HYMN: “My Love Colours Outside the Lines”

My Love Colours Outside the Lines

My love colours outside the lines,

Exploring paths that few could ever find;

And takes me into places where I’ve never been before,

And opens doors to worlds outside the lines.

 

My Lord colours outside the lines,

Turns wounds to blessings, water into wine;

And takes me into places where I’ve never been before

And opens doors to worlds outside the lines.

 

We’ll never walk on water if we’re not prepared to drown,

Body and soul need a soaking from time to time.

And we’ll never move the gravestones if we’re not prepared to die,

And realize there are worlds outside the lines.

 

My soul longs to colour outside the lines,

Tear back the curtains, sun, come in and shine;

I want to walk beyond the boundaries where I’ve never been before,

Throw open doors to worlds outside the lines.

 

We’ll never walk on water if we’re not prepared to drown,

Body and soul need a soaking from time to time.

And we’ll never move the gravestones if we’re not prepared to die,

And realize there are worlds outside the lines.

 

My soul longs to colour outside the lines,

Tear back the curtains, sun, come in and shine;

I want to walk beyond the boundaries where I’ve never been before,

Throw open doors to worlds outside the lines

Words & Music: Gordon Light, 1995 © 1995  Common Cup All Rights Reserved. Reprinted under ONE LICENSE #A-727839

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

OFFERTORY PRAYER

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE LORD’S PRAYER     

HYMN: “Will Your Anchor Hold” Public Domain

Will Your Anchor Hold

Will your anchor hold in the storms of life?

When the clouds unfold their wings of strife,

when the strong tides lift and the cables strain,

will your anchor drift or firm remain?

 

Refrain:

We have an anchor that keeps the soul

steadfast and sure while the billows roll,

fastened to the rock which cannot move,

grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love.

 

It will surely hold in the straits of fear,

when the breakers tell that the reef is near,

thought the tempest rave and the wild winds blow,

not an angry wave shall our bark o’erflow.

 

It will surely hold in the floods of death,

when the waters cold chill our latest breath,

on the rising tide it can never fail

while our hopes abide within the veil.

When our eyes behold, through the gathering night,

the city of gold, our harbor bright,

we shall anchor fast by the heavenly shore,

with the storms all past forever more.

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COMMISSIONING & BENEDICTION

We Thank the Region for providing our Service this morning and thank the following for their participation: Janet Sollows; President of Region 15,  Rev. Catherine Stuart; Minister for Children, Youth and Young Adults for Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council, Regional Council 15 and First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council and David Hewitt; Regional Minister of Region 15.

Rev. Rachel will be on holiday from Monday, Sept 21st – October 5th inclusive.

Covering Pastoral Care Emergencies during this time will be The Rev. Jack Spencer. You may contact Rev. Spencer at 902-836-3347

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

Today’s service is available through the following licenses:

Copyright License: 20620708 Size B Expires   30 Jun 2021

Streaming License: 20620698 Size B Expires   30 Jun 2021

 

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, September 27th.

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 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 27th.   Note – you can copy the YouTube link and share it with congregants via email and text message as well.

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.

WOMEN OF THE CONGREGATION BREAKFAST:  All Women of the Congregation are invited to gather each Wednesday morning at 8:30am at the Breakfast Spot.  A great way to start your day, come on out and catch up!

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Sept 30 Men’s Breakfast at the Breakfast Spot at 8:00am

Sept 30 Women’s Breakfast at the Breakfast Spot at 8:30am

Oct 01 Business Office open to the public from 10am-12noon

Oct 03 Usher Training in the Sanctuary at 11am

Oct 04 Worship Service on line only this week.

Oct 06 Communications Team meeting at 7:15pm via Zoom

Oct 07 Men’s Breakfast at the Breakfast Spot at 8:00am

Oct 07 Women’s Breakfast at the Breakfast Spot at 8:30am

Oct 07 Park Bench Ministry from 11:30am-1pm

Oct 08 Business Office open to the public from 10am-12noon

Oct 11 Thanksgiving Worship Service in person at Trinity

Oct 12 Thanksgiving Day, Business Office Closed.

Oct 13 UCW meeting, Watch for details

Oct 14 Finance & Property Team meet at 6:00pm

 

PARK BENCH PRAYERS AND CHECK INS: No Park Bench Ministry Wednesday, Sept 30.  See you back in the park (weather permitting) on Wednesday, October 7th at 11:30 a.m. till 1 p.m. Rev. Rachel will set up her foldable park bench and a white picket fence to tell you the Minister Is In!  We will be physically distancing and outside, so stop by and say hi, have a prayer, and/or just a check in as you stroll through the park

WORSHIP SERVICE SCHEDULE

September 27th: No In-Person Worship.  Virtual Trinity posted at 8 a.m. Region Service – Thank you Region

October 4th:  No In-Person Worship. Virtual Trinity posted at 8 a.m. Region Service – Thank you Region

October 11th:  In-Person at 10:30 a.m. with pre-registration up to 50 people and Virtual Trinity posted at 8 a.m. on the webpage and Facebook

October 11th is Thanksgiving Sunday and Holy Communion.  Items you need to bring to the Holy Communion Service: your own bread/grape juice or grapes, and personal hand sanitizer. Please note that you are not to share you Communion elements outside your own family unit/bubble.  You will be reminded to bring these items when you register.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP:

Registration opens at 9 a.m. on Monday of each week till noontime of Friday of each week.  Keep in mind that current registration limits are 50 people and so if registration limits are met before noontime on Friday then registration if full for the week.  Please call 902-436-3155 to register.

When you register we need your name, contact info and the names of all those attending with you from you family unit/bubble. You will also be asked Covid questions and those questions will be asked again at the entrances. Please do not come if you are feeling unwell.

NOTE: Though we are not making the wearing of masks mandatory to be worn by the public during the service, we do strongly recommend a non-medical mask to be worn upon arriving and entering into the sanctuary until the public are seated and again at the end of the worship service when departing.

Offering plates will be available as you exit the sanctuary, but we HIGHLY recommend you continue to give using one of the five options for giving that we have been promoting since the pandemic. Those options are listed in the bulletin each week, on our website, and on our Facebook page (or call the office at 902-436-3155).

USHERS: More Ushers will be needed into the fall and winter.  Please sign up by calling 902-436-3155.  Your name will be added to the next Usher Training Session to be held Saturday, October 3rd at 11am in the Sanctuary.

WORSHIP SERVICE CUSTODIAN VOLUNTEERS: will be needed into the fall and winter for in-person worship services.  Please call the Office at 902-436-3155 to sign up for a Training Session with our Custodian (Date to be announced for training session).

SCREEN TECH VOLUNTEER: We are looking for one more name at this time to learn how to do work our in-person worship service screens.  Please call the office at 902-436-3155.  A training session will set up so you know the ins and outs.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OFFICE HOURS:  The Business Office open to the Public Office Hours will continue to be Thursday 10 a.m. till noon.

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS:

Starting in September, Wendy will be working from her home office, but you can call her Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. till 3:30 p.m. Message will be returned daily.

HOSPITAL VISITS:

Rev. Rachel is now at the PCH doing her weekly visits (following the most up to date protocols of the Health Department), 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. 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.

TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP:

For those interested in transferring your membership to Trinity United Church Summerside please call the 902-436-3155 or email admin@trinitysummerside.ca We can help you with the process. More names are coming in and once we are able to meet again face to face as a congregation, we will recognize and celebrate those transfers of membership to Trinity. Thank you for choosing us as your faith family.

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

UPDATE TO OUR FACILITY RENTERS;

Trinity United Church Council met on September 17, 2020 and provided the following update.

The Trinity United Church Building is beginning to re-open process starting Oct 5th, 2020.

Renters and user groups are invited to submit applications as of September 17, 2020.   Applicants will be required to submit an operational plan.  Applications will be reviewed by the Rental Sub-group of the Emergency Preparedness Task Group.  Applications will be reviewed on the following criteria:  demonstration of compliance with requirements of the CPHO and Trinity United Church; whether space is available; and impact on user groups.  Priority will be given to Trinity groups and programs and to services or programs which address needs of vulnerable populations or which are essential to community health and well-being.

The Church Office will continue to be available to the public each week on Thursday from 10 a.m. till noontime.

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

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

UPDATE FROM YOUR CHURCH COUNCIL:

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.

On September 17th the Council decided, under the latest recommendations the Chief Public Health Office of PEI the following:

The Ministry of Trinity is excited that we have begun to re-introduce in-person worship in our church sanctuary.  To participate in the in-person worship please pre-register by calling the Church Office.  Online Worship will continue and Virtual Trinity Worship Services links will be posted at 8 a.m. on Sundays and accessible all week on our Webpage and Facebook.  Plus, we will be sharing details around the small group ministries that we will be offering in the days and weeks to come.

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

Starting in September, Wendy will be working from her home office, but you can call her Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. till 3:30 p.m. The office will be open to the public on Thursday’s from 10 a.m. till noontime.

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

Note:  Programs are advertised on the sign outside the church, on our webpage at trinitysummerside.ca and on our Facebook Page – Find & Like Us:  Trinity United Church Summerside.

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

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