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

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Pentecost Sunday                       May 31, 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: Come, O Holy Spirit” Trinity United Senior Choir

Words: Fred Kaan 1972 ©1972, 1998 Hope Publishing Company.; Music: Ron Klusmeier, 2000, © 2000 by Ron Klusmeier,  All rights reserved. Reprinted under ONE LICENSE #A-727839

CALL TO WORSHIP: Written by Rev. Rachel; influenced by Psalm 104:24-34

One:  Look and see.  Pause and be present.  The great works of God are full of wisdom.

All:  Loving Creator we rejoice and are thankful.

One: We look to you for nourishment and guidance.

All:  You embrace us with love and remind us we are not alone.

One: You touch all of creation with such wondrous care.

All:  Loving Creator we sing to you our praise.  Amen.  

GATHERING PRAYER: Written by Rev. Rachel and influenced by Acts 2:1-21

Holy God, together we come to worship from many different places and holding up many different concerns.  Like the first Christian communities we have our own stories to share.  Remind us to lift-up each person and celebrate diversity.  To listen with ears of wisdom.  To understand from a heart of longing.  Give us the courage to open our eyes and allow Holy mystery to surround us.  Pour out your Spirit upon us, commission us to listen, and encourage us to respond with love.  In the name of Jesus we pray together, Amen.  

THE LORD’S PRAYER: spoken together

LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD

SCRIPTURE: Act 2:1-21 Spark Story Bible Read by Eloise The Holy Spirit

SHARING TIME: Gwyn Richards

CHILDREN’S HYMN: This Little Light of Mine Public Domain

This Little Light Of Mine

This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine
This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine let it shine let it shine

Hide it under a bushel no
I’m gonna let it shine
Hide it under a bushel no
I’m gonna let it shine
Hide it under a bushel no
I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine let it shine let it shine

Don’t let anyone blow it out
I’m gonna let it shine
Don’t let anyone blow it out
I’m gonna let it shine
Don’t let anyone blow it out
I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine let it shine let it shine

Let it shine till Jesus comes
I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine tell Jesus comes
I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine tell Jesus comes
I’m gonna let it shine
Let it shine let it shine let it shine

CCLI Song # 1091000

C. Barny Robertson | Debby Kerner Rettino | Ernie Rettino | Harry Dixon Loes
© Words: Public Domain
Music: 1990 Rettino/Kerner Publishing
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
CCLI License # 2229601

SERMON: Come Holy Spirit Rev. Rachel Campbell  

MINISTRY OF MUSIC: “Give Me Strength When I Fall” by Jim Donovan

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

MINUTE FOR MISSION: Carolyn McKillop

OFFERTORY PRAYER: Rev. Rachel Campbell

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Rev. Cathy Pharo

MINISTRY OF MUSIC: “The Lord’s My Shepherd” Public Domain

The Lord’s My Shepherd

The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want;
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again,
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
E’en for His own name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me, and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnished me
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house forevermore,
My dwelling place shall be.

Words:  Scottish Psalter 1650  © 1992 The Pilgrim Press. Harmony: Used by permission of Oxford University Press. Music: Jessie Seymore Irvine 1972,: All rights reserved. Reprinted under ONE LICENSE #A-727839

Vocals by Susan Eddie, Carolyn McKillop, Wendy Murray, Paul Campbell, Ron Stubbs.

Accompaniment by Louise Elder, Music mix by Parker Murray

COMMISSIONING & BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE: “Come, O Holy Spirit” Louise Elder

Thank you to everyone who participated in today’s service and a special welcome to all watching and listening.

STUDY LEAVE:

Rev. Rachel will be on a Study Leave from June 8-14.  Not to worry the June 14th YouTube Service has been pre-planned and pre-recorded 😊.  If there is an emergency during this time, please contact her at 902-439-1881.  Otherwise, she will return emails and voicemails on Monday, June 15th

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, May 31st. 

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, May 31st.

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

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

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.

CALLING ALL JUNIOR YOUTH, grades 5-9. Please join us for the Junior Youth Zoom Calls.  Every Thursday, from 6:30-7:30.  We are continuing our program in a new way! The call link is being emailed to all who would like to join in. Please email Gwyn to be added gwyn@trinitysummerside.ca

SHARE YOUR FOND MEMORIES: If you have a picture or fond memory to share about Trinity UCC Summerside please email Rev. Rachel at rachel@trinitysummerside.ca by or before Monday, June 1st.  Your pictures and/or written fond memory will be used in the June 7th Online YouTube Anniversary Service.  Thank you for participating.  DEADLINE IS TOMORROW JUNE 1st

TRINITY UCC ROCKS You are invited to decorate a rock (or rocks) and put them in your garden, around your home, and/or on your window sill.  The many rocks we decorate will remind us each time we see them that though we are apart we are not alone.  When we are able to come back together… bring your “Trinity UCC Rocks” and we will use them as part of our first face to face Worship together.  Whenever that will be… we will come with our rocks.  In the meantime, our rocks will remind us that we are solid, we are together, we are grounded, and we will stand the test of time.  Our ministry continues and we are not alone!

FACEBOOK USERS!  If you have Facebook find Trinity Summerside on Facebook and like us.  Daily prayers, short devotionals, quests, or spiritual practices are posted Monday to Friday.  All welcome to participate.  A new idea and experience daily.  Plus, access to the worship service links and weekly bulletins.  Check us out and like us 😊.  Thank you 😊.

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.  

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: Thank you to all who registered for our 2020 Confirmation Class either as a refresher or a new member.  Here is the schedule for the Confirmation Classes that will use YouTube, Email, and Conference Calling to complete the below work together while being apart. 

May 31st – Spiritual Practices and Worksheet (email your answer to the worksheet to Rev. Rachel by or before June 6th)

UPCOMING MEETINGS:  

Emergency Preparedness Planning Team Meeting on Wednesday, June 3rd at 6:30 p.m. (using Zoom)

Trinity Staff Team Meeting on Thursday, June 18th at 11:30 a.m. (Details TBA)

CALL FOR PICTURES: for those in our lives that we recognize as our Father.  Let us celebrate and lift up their guidance, wisdom, and nurturing support.  Send in pictures by or before Monday, June 15th.  Pictures will be included in the June 21st Online Worship Service via YouTube so make sure those in the picture are okay with that.  Please email pictures directly to Rev. Rachel at rachel@trinitysummerside.ca 

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.  We met again on May 11 and this decision has been extended till June 12. A further announcement will come at that time.  

Please NOTE – The Ministry of Trinity will continue but not in a face to face format (during this time).  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 time 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.

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

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 5New Cash Option

Please contact the office at 902-436-3155 for more details and to make arrangements.

LEGION BURSARIES, George R. Pearkes V.C. # 5 R.C. L.:

Is pleased to be offering 2 classes of assistance:

1. To a student currently attending a post secondary institution.

Application forms are available by email at legionbr5@eastlink.ca

2. To a student graduating from Three Oaks Senior High school this year, 2020.  

Application forms are available by email at legionbr5@eastlink.ca

Applicants must be related to a past or current member of the Summerside Legion.