All Services and Activities in the Building at Trinity United are Suspended until September 18.
However, please join our virtual services each week, the link is on the NEWS page. Our ministry continues, please see the bulletin for further information.  Thank you.

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

Fifth Sunday of Pentecost​​​ ​​        ​​                                            July 5, 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: “Spirit Open My Heart” Louise Elder

Words: Ruth Duck 1994, words copyright©1996; Music: traditional melody. Arr. Arthur G. Clyyde; All rights reserved. Reprinted under ONE LICENSE #A-727839

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS & PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE  

INTROIT: We Are One

We Are One

We are one as we come,

As we come, joyful to be here,

In the praise on our lips

There’s a sense that God is near.

We are one, as we sing,

As we seek, we are found,

And we come needful of God’s grace

As we meet, together in this place.

We are one, as we share,

As we share brokenness and fear,

In the touch of a hand

There’s a sense that God is here.

We are one, as we care,

As we heal, we are healed,

And we share warmth in God’s embrace

As we pray together in this place.

CCLI Song # 2343602 David Kai | Doreen Lankshear-Smith | Jeeva Sam© 1987, 1988, 1995 Kai, David Lankshear-Smith, Doreen Remaining portion is unaffiliated For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 2229601

CALL TO WORSHIP: Read by Rev. Rachel (Romans 15:13-15 NRSV)

As we enter this time of worship, May the God of hope fill you with all joy

and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

GATHERING PRAYER: Read by Rev. Rachel                                       Gracious God, we pause from the world around us to hear your Word.  Aid us in having a welcoming heart, guide us as we follow the path of discipleship, and give us the courage to stand up to injustice.  Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER: Rev. Rachel Campbell spoken together

LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 24; 25:19-28 Spark Story Bible

Rebekah and IsaacRead by Gwyn and Annika

SHARING TIME: Gwyn Richards

CHILDREN’S HYMN: Like a Rock Vocals by Avril and Wendy

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.

Accompaniment by Louise Elder with Music Mix by Parker Murray

Words:  Keri K. Wehlander, 1998,  Music: adapted to music; Linnea Good 1999  words and music © 1999 Borealis Music,: All rights reserved. Reprinted under ONE LICENSE #A-727839

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30 Read by Heather Johnston from

The Way: An Illustrated Edition of The Living Bible

SERMON: An Easy Yoke and a Light Burden Rev. Rachel Campbell

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

MINUTE FOR MISSION: Nancy Small

OFFERTORY PRAYER: Rev. Rachel Campbell

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Rev. Rachel Campbell

HYMN: Like a River of TearsVocals by Wendy Murray

Accompaniment by Louise Elder with Music Mix by Parker Murray

 

Like a River of Tears

Like a river of tears your love pours upon us;

Like a sunshine of blessing your grace will sustain us;

Like a star-studded sky your spirit shines o’er us,

Renewing our spirits with courage and faith.

Like a bird in free flight by windows around us,

Like a wind in the forest that breathes life among us;

Like a phoenix that’s rising from ashes around us,

Renewing our spirits with vision and grace.  

Like a pillar of cloud you promise to guide us;

Like a bright fiery bush you come to speak to us;

Like a calm cooling breeze your spirit breathes in us,

Renewing our spirits with loving embrace.

Like a lover’s caress your spirit revives us;

Like song of the soul you come to be with us;

Like a prayer of the heart you heal and restore us,

Renewing our spirits, the future to face.
Words: John Oldham, 1996, ©1996 by John Wesley Oldham; Music: Ron Klusmeier, 1997 ©1997 by Ron Klusmeier, www.musiklus.com All rights reserved. Reprinted under ONE LICENSE #A-727839

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

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

COMMISSIONING & BENEDICTION

POSTLUDE: Like a River of Tears Instrumental by Louise Elder

ADVANCE NOTICE: Rev. Rachel will be on holiday from July 13th – August 3rd inclusive. During this time Rev. Bob Lockhart will be covering Pastoral Care Emergencies   902-856-2668

Weekly Services will be available on YouTube, stay tuned for details.

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, July 5th.  

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, July 5th.  Note – you can copy the YouTube link and share it with congregants via email and text message as well.

Rev. Rachel Campbell will be off on Mondays and Fridays.  Rev. Rachel is available for emergencies only on Monday and Fridays. You may reach her at 902-439-1881. Emails sent on days off will be returned the next business day.  We thank you for your cooperation and assistance in ensuring this schedule.

HOSPITAL VISITS:  Clergy are now permitted to visit when family, the hospital or the Hospital Chaplain calls for a patient. If anyone is admitted into the hospital and would like a visit from your Minister please contact the Church Office at 902-436-3155 and leave a message and Rev. Rachel will return your call to schedule a visit.  If the request for a visit is of an urgent nature please contact Rev. Rachel directly at her emergency number of 902-439-1881.

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: The Business Office hours for July and August will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00am-3:00pm.  The office will be open to the public on Thursday’s from 10 a.m. till noontime.   Please call the office at 902-436-3155 or email Wendy at admin@trinitysummerside.ca for office related matters.

GOOD NEWS!  This summer you can follow along and worship with us with or without the internet.  Trinity’s Summer Worship Newsletter is ready for distribution!  Prayers, hymn suggestions, lectionary readings, and questions for prayerful reflection will be part of our worship booklet.  A mail out and distribution plan has begun. Just outside the Winter Street entrance way of the church is a tote where you can pick up your own copy.  Look for the link on our website to view the newsletter.  You can also call the church office at 902-436-3155 or email admin@trinitysummerside.ca to arrange for a copy to be sent to you. 

PARK BENCH PRAYERS AND CHECK INS: from 11:30 a.m. till 1 p.m. during select Wednesday’s in July and every Wednesday in August (weather permitting).  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.  Can’t wait to see you 😊. July 8, August 5, 12, 19, 26 (weather permitting)– Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. till 1 p.m.

SUMMER STUDENT: Trinity United Church in conjunction with Peoples Cemetery have been given a grant by the Prince Edward Island Government to hire a student for 8 weeks. The Council has hired Leam Dickson, a 2020 graduate of Three Oaks High School and a member of Trinity United Church.   He has started work on June 10, 2020. Leam will be whipper snipping and providing other lawn care duties for People`s Cemetery for about 10 to 14 hours a week.  For Trinity United, he will be contacting as many of the members of the congregation as he has time to update our membership list. He will be adding cell phone numbers and email addresses too so we can assist Rev. Rachel in making home visits. As well, email addresses will help the church send out short communications. We hope you enjoy his cheery voice when he calls on 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.  

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-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

SCREEN TECHNICIAN:  We are in need of a screen technician to prepare slides for the Sunday morning service.  Do you enjoy working on computers? This gift of time and talent is a most important addition to Trinity’s service.   Our resident IT Specialist Stephen Gaudet will provide training and support to get you started.  We have some time as currently we are worshiping together on line.  Consider if this might be a way for you to volunteer and learn a new skill.  The commitment is minimal as the weeks each month are shared with other technicians.   Contact Wendy at admin@trinitysummerside.ca for further information on how to get started.  

PARK BENCH PRAYERS AND CHECK INS: Starting Wednesday, July 1st and being offered from 11:30 a.m. till 1 p.m. during select Wednesday’s in July and every Wednesday in August (weather permitting).  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.  Can’t wait to see you 😊. July 1, 8, August 5, 12, 19, 26 (weather permitting) – Wednesday’s 11:30 a.m. till 1 p.m.

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 June 18th the Council decided, under the latest recommendations the Chief Public Health Office of PEI the following with a further update September 18th, 2020

The Ministry of Trinity will continue but not in a face to face format within the sanctuary (during this time – June to the September Council Meeting).  Instead we will continue to offer online worship every Sunday with our Virtual Worship Services being accessible all week.  There will be more opportunities to worship from home for those who do not have access to the internet. Plus, we will be sharing details around the small group ministries that we will be offering throughout the summer in the days and weeks to come.  Requests for funerals and other more specified services in the sanctuary, and in the church building will be dealt with on a case by case scenario. 

Our office line is still operational and you can contact the office administrator Wendy Murray by calling  902-436-3155  or by email at admin@trinitysummerside.ca 

Please note:  July & August the summer work hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The office will be open to the public on Thursday’s from 10 a.m. till noontime.   

Pastoral Visitation will continue by Email and Phone. For non-emergency calls please contact (902)436-3155 and leave a message.  Emergency Number at 902-439-1881 

Note: Summer 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.

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.

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!

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

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.  

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-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

SCREEN TECHNICIAN:  We are in need of a screen technician to prepare slides for the Sunday morning service.  Do you enjoy working on computers? This gift of time and talent is a most important addition to Trinity’s service.   Our resident IT Specialist Stephen Gaudet will provide training and support to get you started.  We have some time as currently we are worshiping together on line.  Consider if this might be a way for you to volunteer and learn a new skill.  The commitment is minimal as the weeks each month are shared with other technicians.   Contact Wendy at admin@trinitysummerside.ca for further information on how to get started.  

ESTATE SALE: at the home of David Hamilton under the director of RC Estates Management Services on Friday June 26th from 4p-8pm and Saturday June 27th from 9am-4pm.  10 persons have access at any one time, Covid -19 Practices are in place, some high priced item, and some not so high priced, suits everyone pocket book, we would be happy for a visit from you and your friends.

UPCOMING MEETINGS:  Summerside Christian Council will meet at The Summerside Community Church at noon on Thursday, June 25th.  

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 June 18th the Council decided, under the latest recommendations the Chief Public Health Office of PEI the following with a further update September 18th, 2020

The Ministry of Trinity will continue but not in a face to face format within the sanctuary (during this time – June to the September Council Meeting).  Instead we will continue to offer online worship every Sunday with our Virtual Worship Services being accessible all week.  There will be more opportunities to worship from home for those who do not have access to the internet. Plus, we will be sharing details around the small group ministries that we will be offering throughout the summer in the days and weeks to come.  Requests for funerals and other more specified services in the sanctuary, and in the church building will be dealt with on a case by case scenario. 

Our office line is still operational and you can contact the office administrator Wendy Murray by calling  902-436-3155  or by email at admin@trinitysummerside.ca 

Please note:  July & August the summer work hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Pastoral Visitation will continue by Email and Phone. For non-emergency calls please contact (902)436-3155 and leave a message.  Emergency Number at 902-439-1881 

Note: Summer 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.

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.

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!

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

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 😊.

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.