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TRINITY UNITED CHURCH               SUMMERSIDE, PEI     

2nd Sunday in Lent                   February 28, 2021 

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.

WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

INTROIT: “Somebody’s Knocking at Your Door” Jill Power and Jim Donovan

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE

HYMN: “Over My Head”

Text: African American Spiritual Tune: African American Spiritual; adapt. By John L. Bell, ©️1979, Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc., arr. by Gary Daigle ©️2008, GIA Publications, Inc.  All rights reserved. Reprinted and podcast/streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

 

Over my head, I hear music in the air

Over my head, I hear music in the air

Over my head, I hear music in the air

There must be a God somewhere.

 

Oh, when the world is silent, I hear music in the air

Oh, when the world is silent, I hear music in the air

Oh, when the world is silent, I hear music in the air

There must be a God somewhere.

 

Over my head, I hear music in the air

Over my head, I hear music in the air

Over my head, I hear music in the air

There must be a God somewhere.

 

And when I’m feeling lonely, I hear music in the air

And when I’m feeling lonely, I hear music in the air

And when I’m feeling lonely, I hear music in the air

There must be a God somewhere.

 

Over my head, I hear music in the air

Over my head, I hear music in the air

Over my head, I hear music in the air

There must be a God somewhere.

 

Now when I think on Jesus, I hear music in the air

Now when I think on Jesus, I hear music in the air

Now when I think on Jesus, I hear music in the air

There must be a God somewhere.

 

Over my head, I hear music in the air

Over my head, I hear music in the air

Over my head, I hear music in the air

There must be a God somewhere.

VIGNETTE #1:  Read by Louise Elder 

A NEW CREED

SHARING TIME: Gwyn Richards

HYMN: “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”

African American Spiritual

Public Domain

 

Swing low, sweet Chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet Chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

 

I looked over Jordan and what did I see

Comin’ for to carry me home

A band of angels comin’ after me,

Comin’ for to carry me home.

 

Swing low, sweet Chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet Chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

 

If you get to heaven before I do,

Comin’ for to carry me home

Tell all my friends I’m comin’ there too.

Comin’ for to carry me home.

 

Swing low, sweet Chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet Chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

 

I’m sometimes up and sometimes down

Comin’ for to carry me home

But still I know I’m heavenly bound,

Comin’ for to carry me home

 

Swing low, sweet Chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

Swing low, sweet Chariot, comin’ for to carry me home

PRAYER OF CONFESSION:  Read by Elaine Burrows

VIGNETTE #2: Read by Louise Elder

MINUTE FOR MISSION:  Sharon Moyse

THE OFFERING AND OFFERTORY PRAYER: Elaine Burrows

OFFERTORY HYMN: “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me“

African-American Spiritual

Public Domain

 

 

I’m gonna live so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!

I’m gonna live so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!

 

I’m gonna work so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!

I’m gonna work so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!

 

I’m gonna pray so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!

I’m gonna pray so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!

 

I’m gonna sing so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!

I’m gonna sing so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!

 

VIGNETTE #3:   Read by Louise Elder

SCRIPTURE: 1 John 4:7-21  Read by Louise Elder 

HYMN: “Wade in the Water”

African American Spiritual

Public Domain

Wade in the water, wade in the water, children

Wade in the water, God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

 

See that host all dressed in white,

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

The leader looks like the Israelite.

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

 

Wade in the water, wade in the water, children

Wade in the water, God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

 

See that band all dressed in red

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

Looks like the band that Moses led

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

 

Wade in the water, wade in the water, children

Wade in the water, God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

 

Look over yonder, what do I see?

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

The Holy Ghost a-comin’ on me.

God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

 

Wade in the water, wade in the water, children

Wade in the water, God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

SERMON: Read by Nancy Small 

Written by The Rev. Adam Kilner, minister Dunlop United Church in Sarnia, Ontario

PASTORAL PRAYER:  Read by Elaine Burrows

written by the Right Rev. Richard Bott,

Moderator of the United Church of Canada. June 2020

THE LORD’S PRAYER: spoken together

HYMN: “Spirit, Open My Heart”

COMMISSIONING AND BENEDICTION: Read by Elaine Burrows

POSTLUDE HYMN: “I’ve Got Peace Like a River”

African American Spiritual

Public Domain

 

I’ve got peace like a river,

I’ve got peace like a river,

I’ve got peace like a river,

In-a my soul.

 

I’ve got joy like a fountain

I’ve got joy like a fountain

I’ve got joy like a fountain

In-a my soul.

 

I’ve got love like an ocean

I’ve got love like an ocean

I’ve got love like an ocean

In-a my soul.

 

I’ve got peace like a river,

I’ve got peace like a river,

I’ve got peace like a river,

In-a my soul.

This service was written by The Rev. Adam Kilner, minister at Dunlop United Church in Sarnia, Ontario.  We thank him for his permission to use it as a basis for our service today.

 

© 2021 The United Church of Canada/L’Église Unie du Canada. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ca. Any copy must include this notice.

All biblical quotations, unless otherwise noted, are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Thank you to Jill Power and Jim Donovan for the gift of music and to those leading us in this morning’s service, Nancy Small, Elaine Burrows, Louise Elder, Gwyn Richards and Sharon Moyse.   Thank you to everyone who participated and a special welcome to all watching and listening.

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, February 14th.

The Trinity website is trinitysummerside.ca

Visit the Trinity United Summerside Facebook page and the link to the YouTube video will be posted at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 14th.   Note – you can copy the YouTube link and share it with congregants via email and text message as well.

2020 CONTRIBUTIONS STATEMENTS WILL BE MAILED THIS WEEK.

STUDY LEAVE: Rev. Rachel will be on Study Leave from Monday, Feb 22nd till Monday, March 8th.  Covering Pastoral Emergencies will be The Rev. Elaine Palmer-Harding 902 436 3099 or 902-954-1054.

LENTEN WORSHIP NEWSLETTER: Now available on our website under the Trinity News section, our FB page, outside the Business Office in the tote, or by dropping by the office on Thursday morning between 10 a.m. and noontime.

 

WEEKLY LENTEN DEVOTIONAL: This year the Summerside Christian Council will be offering a Weekly Lenten Devotional Program.  Every Friday in Lent a Church will host and submit a Lenten Devotional Video and share it on the Summerside Christian Council FB Page, which then can be shared to the FB pages and websites of all the Churches.

The Theme is: The 7 Last Words from the Cross –

  1. Forgiveness (Feb 19)   2. Salvation (Feb 26)  3. Relationship (March 5)
  2. Abandonment (March 12)  5. Distress (March 19)  6. Triumph (March 26)
  3. Reunion (April 2).

Rev. Rachel will organize and create the Video Devotional for March 12 as part of this series.  All are welcome to watch and worship each week.  Check out our FB and/or Webpage of the Summerside Christian Council FB for the weekly video links.

 TRINITY UNITED CHURCH KITCHEN

It took three days, but the Trinity kitchen is now clean. Items in the cupboards have been washed, the cupboards and drawers wiped out, and some painting done.

  • If you use an item from the cupboard, put it in the gray tub beside the dishwasher. It will be washed when there are enough dishes for a full load.
  • No coats in the kitchen.
  • Dishes that go through the dishwasher must air dry.
  • All COVID-19 protocols apply in the kitchen.
  • There is a posted sheet of kitchen expectations, please read and follow.
  • Whoever took the dish cloths home last March, please return them as they are now needed.

WE NEED MORE SUNDAY WORSHIP CUSTODIAL VOLUNTEERS!  If you would like to volunteer the next training session will be held on Saturday, March 6th at 9 a.m. by our Custodian, Troy Beck.  Please register by emailing the office at admin@trinitysummerside.ca  or call the church office at 902-436-3155 by or before Friday, March 5th at noontime.  Thank you for helping to make in person worship possible.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2021: A virtual World Day of Prayer service will be held at Trinity United Church, 90 Spring Street, Summerside on Friday March 5 at 1:30 p.m. Featured country: Vanuatu; Theme: “Build on a Strong Foundation.” Capacity 90 + volunteers. Sign-in at the door. Health protocols apply. All are welcome. For more ways to watch the service, go to wicc.org.  902 436 3155

HOLY WEEK IN PERSON SERVICES

Monday, March 29th Taize Inspired Service 6:30pm at Trinity United Church – 50 capacity

Tuesday, March 30th Scripture and Hymn Service 6:30pm at Trinity United Church – 50 capacity

Wednesday, March 31st Tenebrae Inspired Service 6:30pm at Trinity United Church – 50 capacity

Thursday, April 1st Maundy Thursday Service combined and hosted at Summerside Presbyterian Church at 7:30pm.  Pre-register for this service by calling 902-436-2557.  The service will also be available via Website and Facebook – 50 capacity

Friday, April 2nd Good Friday Service 10:30am combined and hosted at Trinity United Church.  This service will be available on Virtual Trinity via Website and Facebook – 2 groups of 50 for 100 capacity

CONFIRMATION 2021: Trinity UCC Summerside is pleased to offer 2021 Confirmation Classes.  These will be held either in person, online using Zoom, or a combo (depending on the pandemic restrictions).

The deadline to register is by or before Easter Sunday (April 4).  To register email Rev. Rachel directly at rachel@trinitysummerside.ca or call the office at 902-436-3155.

 TRINITY CAFÉ:  Trinity Café (without the café) Bible Study begins at 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in the Welcome Center Area of the Trinity Sanctuary.  Contact Rev. Rachel to register for Zoom.  902-439-1881 or rachel@trinitysummeside.ca

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

PHONE BLITZ:  A BIG Thank You goes out to Olive Moase and Kevin Barbour for helping with the phone blitz this past weekend.  We are working hard to keep people informed and we thank our volunteers for their dedication.

We are pleased that you have chosen to worship with us today. If you are new to Trinity and would like to learn more about the life and work of our church, please let us know.  You may contact the office at 902-436-3155 or contact our minister directly, Rev. Rachel Campbell at rachel@trinitysummerside.ca or by calling 902-439-1881.  If there is any way we can be of service to you, please let us know.

CPHO Commandments (Trinity Style) ���

  1. Please continue to call register for in person worship.
  2. Masks are required
  3.       No congregational singing at this time.
  4.       When you arrive you will be asked the covid questions, ushered to your seat, and advised to physical distance in the pew from others not in your family unit/bubble.
  5.        Please do not turn around to talk nor get up and move from your seat to socialize (no handshakes nor hugs or taps on the back).
  6. Stay in your cohort at all times and do not cross the well marked division ropes and barriers set up in the sanctuary.
  7.        Designated washrooms for each cohort are available and Ushers can show you the way. The washrooms will be sanitized after each use.
  8. There is no offering taken up – collection plates are at each entrance when you are arriving and leaving.
  9. At the service conclusion an usher will come to the end of your pew to direct you out in a safe distancing manner.
  10. Please go directly to your car (no sidewalk nor parking lot parties).
  11. Have fun and thank you for worshiping with us ���.

 CHOIR REHEARSALS HAVE BEGUN ON WEDNESDAYS:

Bells:  Arrival and Check-In to begin at 5:30pm, Rehearsal to begin at 5:45pm.

Senior Choir:  Arrival and Check-In between 6:45pm and 7:00pm. Rehearsal begins at 7:00pm until 8:00pm.

SUNDAY SCHOOL IS BACK!  Calling all students Kindergarten through grade 12! Our Sunday school program is getting back into action.  Pre-registration is required and can be done when parents register for the service. Parents, please register yourselves in the Amen group.

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK  February 28-March 7

Sunday        8:00am Virtual Worship Service available

10:30am In Person Worship

10:30am Sunday School in the Auditorium

6:30pm The Abbey meet in the Sanctuary

Monday 7:00pm Jr Youth Zoom call; contact Gwyn for info.

Tuesday 6:30pm CL&G Team meet in the Boardroom and via Zoom

Wednesday 8:00am Men’s Breakfast meet at The Breakfast Spot

8:30am Ladies’ Breakfast meet at The Breakfast Spot

5:45pm Handbell Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

7:00pm Senior Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

Thursday     10:00am Business office open to the public until 12noon

Friday 1:30pm World Day of Prayer Service in the Sanctuary

Christian Council Devotional Video “Relationship”

Saturday 9:30am Volunteer Custodian training in the Sanctuary

Sunday           8:00am    Virtual Worship Service available

10:30am In Person Worship Lent 3

10:30am Sunday School

6:30pm The Abbey in the Sanctuary

 ADVANCE NOTICE

March 9 Zooming the Lectionary 10:30-11:30am

March 9 Trinity UCW meet in the Sanctuary at 1:30pm

March 9 Faith in Action meet in the Boardroom at 4pm

March 9 Worship Team meet in the Boardroom at via Zoom at 7:00pm

March 9 Property Team meet in the Boardroom at 6:00pm

March 11 Trinity Café meet in the Sanctuary at 9:30am

March 11 Summerside Christian Council meet at St. Mary’s at noon

March 13 Young Adults Zoom call at 11am; contact Gwyn for details

BUSINESS OFFICE:  The business office is open from 10am-noon each Thursday.

HOSPITAL VISITS: Rev. Rachel is at PCH doing her weekly visits. 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.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR IN PERSON WORSHIP.

To register for in person worship please call 902-436-3155, email to admin@trinitysummerside.ca or register on line by following the link on our website trinitysummerside.ca  

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.   Wearing of masks is mandatory for all church services.

Offering plates are available at the entrance should you wish to leave your envelopes, please contact the office for alternate methods to donate. Thank you

ZOOMING THE LECTIONARY: Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. please join Rev. Rachel on Zoom as we offer a Bible Study on the Lectionary Readings for the week.  Please register with Rev. Rachel by emailing rachel@trinitysummerside.ca The weekly sessions are 1 hour in length.

VIRTUAL TRINITY: Will continue throughout the winter.  The worship service video will be posted every Sunday at 8 a.m. and available on our website and Facebook page all week.

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 hope to recognize more transfers of membership in an upcoming worship service in 2021.

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

Rev. Rachel’s Days Off are Monday and Friday. Thank you for your consideration of this.

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

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.