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

23rd Sunday​​​ ​​​after Pentecost.                   November 17, 2019

All The People​​​​​​​​                                          Ministers

Rev. Rachel Campbell M.Div.,M.A. ​​​​​​            Coordinating Minister

Rev. Bob Lockhart​​​​​​ ​                                    Clergy

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​​​​​                                   



Trinity United Church is an inclusive and welcoming community that nurtures love of God, respects creation, seeks justice and serves others.

MUSICAL PRELUDE: Voluntary in A” Organ   

                           “Be Still and Know” Contemporary Choir



SILENT PRAYER:  Generous God, we know that in life the road that is in front of us can have twists and turns we did not expect.  As we look towards the end of Pentecost help us in feeling the anticipation of things to come.  Fill us with hope, peace, joy and love.  Amen.

*INTROIT: “Now Welcome In” Words & music © A. Baer, 2016 arr. S. Porter

Now welcome in the faithful or lost, the seekers, strangers, and friends;

That all may find the Spirit within and share the peace God intends.

 Then let our worship move and inspire a life of kindness and care.

May we support each other in faith; we offer this as our prayer.          

CALL TO WORSHIP: (Isaiah 65:17-18)

One:  For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth;
All:  The former things shall not be remembered or come to mind.

One:  But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating;
All:  For I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy, and its people as a delight.

*HYMN:  #245 VU “Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet”


Gracious God, to gather is to worship.  Each week we are happy to worship together.  For those who cannot be with us we lift them up and thank you for all they do to continue your ministry in this world.  Allow our cups to be filled as we sit here preparing ourselves for another week.  To gather is to worship.  To worship is to love.  To love is to forgive as we have been forgiven.  In the name of Jesus, we sing Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name………Amen. 

THE LORD’S PRAYER: #959 VU Sung together  



SCRIPTURE:   Spark Story Bible Luke 21:5–19 “God’s Love is Forever”

CHILDREN’S HYMN: #92 MV “Like a Rock”

Like 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 with Congregational Covenant

The children are invited to gather on the steps for a time of sharing before departing for Sunday School classes downstairs.

SCRIPTURE:  #880 VU Psalm Isaiah 12 responsively

MUSICAL SELECTION: “Speak O Lord” Contemporary Choir

SERMON: “The Tough Road Ahead”

HYMN: #65 MV “When We Are Tested”



THE OFFERTORY: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Contemporary Choir


#543 VU “We Give Thee But Thine Own”

We give thee but thine own, what’er the gift may be;

All that we have is thine alone, a trust, O God, from thee.  


CALL TO PRAYER: #21 MV “Open Our Hearts”

Open our hearts, open our minds.

Open our lives to you O Loving God.  Open our hearts.


*HYMN: #424 VU “May the God of Hope Go with Us”  


*BENEDICTION: #420 VU “Go to the World” vs 4

Go to the world! Go as the ones I send,

For I am with you ‘til the age shall end,

When all the hosts of glory cry “Amen!”

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 

POSTLUDE: “Rondeau” Organ   

Welcome to our service of worship and thank you to our Senior Choir and Contemporary Choir for their gift of music this morning.  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.

On screens today is Eli Brennan on sound is Brenda Fisher.

TODAY’S BULLETIN:   The bulletin this morning is in loving memory of

Fred Bridges from Joyce, and Family. 

UCW CHRISTMAS DINNER:  The UCW will gather for a meal at the Silver Fox Complex on Thursday, December 5, at 11:15am.  Plan to attend!

Do you love to shop? Are you looking for something to do during the second week of the month?  The Youth, along with the Christian Life and Growth Committee are seeking a volunteer shopper to pick up the needed supplies for the food box room.  Don’t worry, you don’t have to pay for it, we have the funds to make this happen.  If you are interested in making this your ministry, please see one of our teens or Gwyn for more information.

TRINITY CONTRIBUTIONS  Sunday November 10, 2019

Attendance:      Congregation              213

Sunday School            28  (21 children 7 adults)

Contributions:    69 Envelopes     $ 1,954.75

Loose Givings    $    204.00

96 PAR Givers   $ 8,066.00 monthly

COVENANTING SERVICE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24 AT 2PM: Be sure to plan to attend the covenanting service for Rev. Rachel Campbell with reception to follow.   

 LEADER 2 LEADER event at Centre 150 in Summerside: The live event takes place on November 21, featuring 2 inspirational speakers from the Maritimes and a unique opportunity for attendees to not just hear a great speaker but also take home some tools to apply to their organizations and workplaces.  This is an excellent opportunity for any leaders within the congregation. It is well-priced at $40 for an evening event from 7-9:30pm. A great opportunity to invest in leadership. Register for the event on Eventbrite or go to


Country Legends “Men of the Century” takes place today, Sunday, November 17, at 2:00pm. Artists portrayed include; Johnny Cash who is performed by Kendall Docherty, Merle Haggard performed by Jimi Platts, Ronnie Milsap performed by Peter Burke and Gene Watson performed by Larry Campbell as well as back up musicians Brian Knox on Drums and Heartz Godkin on Bass Guitar. Tickets are available at the door for $12.00.

Kelly Mooney will be presenting a Christmas Concert at Trinity on Friday, December 20, at 7pm.  More details are to follow.  Stay tuned!

THANK YOU: Thank you all who contributed to the congregational luncheon on October 20, and to the reception after the Remembrance Day service on November 10. Thanks to all who provided the food, prepared for the luncheon/reception, worked during the luncheon/reception, and cleaned up after.  Providing hospitality requires the generosity, cooperation and work of many individuals within the congregation.

 Christmas Cantata : The Senior Choir will present this year’s Christmas Cantata, “Canticle of Joy” at the service on Sunday, December 22nd at 10:30 a.m. It is a piece of music that blends traditional carols and tunes to tell the story of Christ’s birth and we would love to have you join us as we present this musical offering.  

Rehearsal Dates for Christmas Cantata Choir

November 20: 8:00-9:00

November 27:  8:00-9:00

December 4: 7:45-8:30

December 11: 7:00-8:30

December 18: 7:00-9:00

Sunday, December 22:  9:30 warmup and presentation at service at 10:30

THANK YOU: Seniors luncheons were held on May 2, Oct.1 and Nov. 5. Attendance reached 50 for each of the last two meals. Thanks to all who came, contributed punch, biscuits and desserts. Thanks too, for all who helped before, during and after the meals.  The money for the groceries came from the 2018 balance.  From the money collected at the door, $700 went to Mission and Service, and $158 went into the Trinity kitchen fund for tea/coffee, etc.  A complete report will be in the annual report. The meals will resume after Easter.

CELEBRATE THE SEASON 2019 AT THE CELTIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE:  The College of Piping is pleased to be offering the following performances to celebrate the holiday season. For information or to purchase tickets visit  or call 902-436-5377

Nov 21  Classic Movie Night The Muppet Christmas Carol Curtain at 7pm

Nov 23  A Child’s Christmas Michael Pendergast, Movies The Grinch and Elf 6pm

Nov 28  Classic Movie Night Miracle on 34th Street Curtain at 7pm

Nov 29  Ledwell & Haines Christmas Special 7:30pm

Dec 01  Gunning & Cormier Christmas 7:30pm

Dec 05  Classic Movie Night National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Curtain 7pm

Dec 06  Christmas with the Ellis Family Band 7:30pm

Dec 07  Christmas with the King featuring Thane Dunn & The Cadillac Kings –             Special Guest Melly Dunn 7:30pm

Dec 12  Sing-Along Sound of Music Curtain 6pm

Dec 19  Classic Movie Night It’s a Wonderful Life Curtain at 7pm

Dec 21  Celtic Christmas featuring Peter & Christine Gallant, their family and                instructors and students from The College of Piping Curtain 7:30pm

 BOOK AND JEWELRY SALE: To assist the Trinity Breakfast Program (Feed My Sheep) and Christmas Sock project. Where? The Auditorium. When? December 1. Time? After Church. Please bring in donations of Books and Jewelry to the counting room by Nov. 27. Thanks


Christmas Stockings; for those who are not familiar with this part of our outreach, we take a pair of socks, roll number 1 up and “stuff” it in the toe of number 2! Simple a new pair of socks for our Breakfast Friends. Of course you can’t have a sock at Christmas without some goodies in it. We give these out to our guests the last Breakfast before Christmas Dec 14. We need 16 pairs of men’s socks, 25 pairs of women’s socks. These should be warm and long enough to be filled. Some items to consider donating are: Combs, razors, cards, puzzle books, wrapped candy. You all know what you would like to find in a sock, Christmas magazines, etc. etc.  Cookies were a big hit last year. Thanks to our Dentists they give us tooth brushes and toothpaste ever year

Children; we are going to fill Christmas Socks with a small pair of socks, mitts, candy and some special treats. The ages of the children are; 3 Tween Girls, 2 girls age 7-9 years, 2 boys age 7-9 years, and 3 toddler girls.  Thank you for enabling us to spread some Christmas Joy at this time of year. Any questions call Heather Johnston at 902 786 5309.

VOLUNTEERING IN OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM is a fun and meaningful way to share your talents with our church family! Our rotational teaching model breaks the units of study down into 4 week blocks on average, so your commitment as a teacher can be as short or as long as you would like it to be. Optional curriculum guides are provided in Art, Science, Cooking, Bible Skills & Games, Drama, Music, and more so you can choose the teaching medium that interests you and all materials are provided. We are also in need of “shepherds” (classroom helpers who assist by supervising and caring for our students) and substitute teachers who would be willing to step in periodically as needed. Did you know that high school students in grades 10-12 are eligible to accumulate their volunteer hours toward the Community Service Bursary of up to $750 upon graduation? If you have been attending Trinity for at least six months and are feeling led to volunteer in our Sunday School program, please see Karen Caissie, Kim Andrews, or Gwyn Richards for more information.

 SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK  November 17-24

Today           9:00am          Bible Study with Rev. Rachel

                     10:30am          Worship

11:30am          Coffee & Conversation in the Auditorium

2:00pm          Country Legends “Men of the Century” Concert

7:00pm          The Abbey service in the Sanctuary

Monday         9:00am          Music Therapy in the Boardroom & Parlour

1:30pm          Seniors College; Healing Practices in the Parlour

Tuesday         5:30pm          JUDO in the Auditorium

7:00pm          Community Choir rehearsal in the Sunday school area

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

9:00am          Music Therapy in the Parlour

9:00am          EPYDC Community Kitchen

5:45pm          Handbell Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

6:00pm          Community Main Pgm in the Boardroom

7:00pm          Trustees meet in the Parlour

7:00pm          Senior Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

8:00pm          Cantata Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

Thursday       9:30am          Trinity Café in the Parlour

9:30am          Seniors College; Ancient Gods/Myths in the Boardroom

2:00pm          Silvertones Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

5:00pm          JUDO in the Auditorium

5:00pm          Jr Youth Group meet in the Sunday School Area.

7:00pm          Church Council meet in the Parlour

Saturday        8:00am          Feed My Sheep Breakfast in the Auditorium

9:30am          Trinity Art Group meet in the Sunday School area

Sunday          9:00am          Bible Study with Rev. Rachel

10:30am          Worship Service

Coffee & Conversation is cancelled for this week

2:00pm          Covenanting Service for Rev. Rachel

7:00pm          The Abbey meet in the Sanctuary


Nov 27           Trinity Coffee Tea Chat at 10-11am in the Parlour

Dec 01           First Sunday in Advent

Dec 03           Parkhill Place Service at 2pm

Dec 03           Christian Life & Growth meet in the Boardroom at 6:30

Greetings to you all: As the President of Fundy St Lawrence Dawning Waters Region, I am committed to the meeting with and learning about what the people of faith in our region value and what they hope for in the future.  So that I can meet you and hear your stories, I am traveling to PEI to visit.  While lay members and paid accountable ministry personnel are being invited individually, everyone is welcome to come. We will meet in Bedeque on November 20th starting at 7:00 pm at Bedeque United Church in Bedeque. We will meet in Winsloe on November 21st starting at 7:00 pm at Winsloe United Church in Winsloe. I would appreciate it, if you would register – if you haven’t already – so we know how many people to prepare for.  You can register by email to or by calling 506-977-1308.  We are gathering as lay and clergy together,  and if there are members of your Community of Faith who would like to be there, please pass the registration information along to them! Blessings!
Audrey Lounder  President – Fundy St Lawrence Dawning Waters Region

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.

TRINITY CAFE:  Thursday at 9:30am in the Parlour. During the month of November join Rev. Rachel as we will be diving into the Book of Proverbs, discovering what knowledge it holds, and exploring the different ways we can use this piece of Wisdom Literature as a spiritual practice. More than just a Bible Study. All welcome. No previous Bible knowledge necessary.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: Sunday Morning Bible Study with Rev. Rachel at 9:00am. We will be focusing on the lectionary scriptures and discussing how those scriptures may relate to current events. Here are the scriptures we will be exploring  November 17 – Luke 21:5-19 November 24 – Luke 23:33-43 No previous Bible knowledge necessary. All welcome.

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