​​​​​​                       SUMMERSIDE, PEI

2nd After Epiphany.                             January 19, 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​​​​​                                   



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

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.



*INTROIT: #2 MV “Come All You People”

Come all you people, come and praise your Maker,

Come all you people, come and praise your Maker,

Come all you people, come and praise your Maker,

Come now and worship your God.   


One:  Together we approach this time of worship as a community of faith.

All:   We approach this time together.  We are one together.

One:  Calm our minds and give us the courage to just be here in this moment.

 All:   This is our time to worship as a community and individually.

One:  Loving God aid us in loving responses.

All:   We are ready to hear and then to respond.

*HYMN: #113 MV “Jesus Saw Them Fishing”

GATHERING PRAYER: In unison  Paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 1:4-9

Loving God, we give thanks to you always because of the grace that has been given in Christ Jesus.  In every way we have been enriched in speech and knowledge just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among us.  From this we are not lacking in any spiritual gift.  We wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus will continue to strengthen us to the end, so that we may be blameless. God is faithful; by God we are called into the fellowship and through this fellowship we sing the prayer that Jesus taught, Our Father in Heaven………

THE LORD’S PRAYER: #959 VU  Sung Together  



SCRIPTURE:  John 1:29-42 Spark Bible “The Lamb of God”

CHILDREN’S HYMN: #579 VU “The Church is Wherever God’s People”

Vs 1 is sung as the children gather, Vs 2 is sung as the children depart.

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

SCRIPTURE:  Psalm 40 Page 764 responsively


                                    Contemporary & Senior Choir   

         ©️Valerie Peyton Kingsbury Christopher Bowman, Tidalboremusic

SERMON: “Walk the Walk”

HYMN: #504 VU “How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord”




THE OFFERTORY: “Speak O Lord” Contemporary Choir

 OFFERTORY DEDICATION: #581 VU “When We Are Living”

Through all our living, we our fruits must give,

Good works of service are for offering.

When we are giving, or when receiving,

We belong to God, we belong to God.  


CALL TO PRAYER:  #370 VU “Send Your Holy Spirit”

Send your Holy Spirit on your gathered people,

Merciful and loving God, hear us, as we pray.


*HYMN: #264 VU “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”


*BENEDICTION: #173 MV “Put Peace into Each Other’s Hands”

 Reach out in friendship, stay with faith in touch with those around you.

Put peace into each other’s hands; the Peace that sought and found you.   

POSTLUDE: “Celebration” Organ  

Welcome to Our service of worship and thank you to our Senior Choir and Contemporary Choir for their gift of music in today’s service.  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.

This week on screens is Sean Lough and on sound is Dwight Lockhart.

2020 CHURCH ENVELOPESare available in the sanctuary entrance.  Please take a moment to gather yours and remind other to do the same. Thanks

2020 CHURCH CALENDARS: These beautiful calendars are available in the main entrance and in the office.  $25.00 each or buy 4 and get the fifth one free.  Gift cards are available, $5.00 each or buy 4 and get the fifth one free. See the folks at the table to purchase.

Permission to podcast and reprint lyrics for the music in this service obtained from

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Today          9:00am       Bible Study with Rev. Rachel

                  10:30am       Worship Service

11:45am       Superintendents meets with Rachel

11:45am       Coffee & Conversation in the Auditorium

2:00pm       Variety Concert in the Sanctuary

7:00pm       The Abbey in the Sanctuary

Monday       9:00am        Music Therapy in the Parlour

Tuesday       2:00pm       Parkhill Place Service, singers please.

5:30pm       JUDO in the Auditorium

7:00pm       Community Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday  8:00am        Men’s Breakfast group meet at the Loyalist

9:00am        EPYDC Community kitchen

9:00am        Music Therapy in the Boardroom

4:30pm       Seniors College in the Parlour

7:00pm       Finance & Property meet in the Boardroom

7:00pm       Senior Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

8:30pm       Contemporary Choir Rehearse in the Sanctuary

Thursday    8:30am        Notre Dame Place Meeting in the Auditorium

9:30am        Trinity Café meet in the Parlour

9:30am        Seniors College meet in the Boardroom

2:00pm        Silvertones Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

5:00pm       JUDO meet in the Auditorium

6:00pm       Jr Youth Group meet in the Sunday school area

Friday        10:00am        Dessert Party Planning Meting in the Parlour

Saturday      8:00am        Feed My Sheep Community Breakfast

9:30am        TAG meet in the Sunday School area

2:30pm       JUDO meet in the Auditorium

Sunday         9:00am       Bible Study with Rev. Rachel

10:30am       Worship

11:45am       Ministry & Service Celebration in the Auditorium

7:00pm        The Abbey meet in the Sanctuary


Jan 26         Ministry and Service Celebration Fair following worship

Jan 29         Trinity Coffee Tea Chat in the Parlour 10-11am

Feb 02        Vivian and Ivan Hicks in Concert at 2pm in the Sanctuary

Feb 04        Christian Life & Growth meet in the Parlour at 6:30pm

Feb 05        Women’s Breakfast meet at the Breakfast Spot at 8:30am

Feb 06        Governance Team meet in the Boardroom at 6:30pm

Feb 06        PEI People First AGM in the Auditorium from 9am-3pm

Feb 08        Feed My Sheep Community Breakfast 8:00-9:30am


January 19   Variety Concert featuring Parker Murray, Keelin Wedge,

Jeannie Campbell & Charles Reid and Not All There Band. $10.00

February 2   Ivan & Vivian Hicks $10.00

February16  Eddy Quinn & Fiddler’s Sons $15.00

March 1      Patina $10.00

March 15     Juliette Squarebriggs and Wayne Ellis $10.00

March 29     Silvertones & Treble Makers $10.00

April 5        Jericho Road & The Stiff Family $10.00

April 19      Party Mix $10.00

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE:  Wednesday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Trinity United Church Summerside.  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and all are welcome to begin the journey to the cross.  As part of this approximately 30 mins service you will invited to come forward to be marked with the ashes either on the forehead or hand.  These ashes are to remind us that we are a loved creation and to recognize the journey of Lent as Jesus turns his face towards the cross.

ANNUAL REPORT:  It’s the time of year when we remember and document the life and work of Trinity United Church for the previous year.  All chairs of committees, Boards, groups and staff are asked to prepare a report for inclusion in the 2019 Annual Report.  Please have reports to Wendy Murray by February 1st.  Deliver to the office or email Wendy at    Your timely attention is appreciated. 

WOMEN OF THE CONGREGATION BREAKFAST:  Gather on Wednesday morning February 5 at 8:30ish for coffee, breakfast or just fellowship.  Should your spouse be your transportation, they are welcome to join us. Meet at The Breakfast Spot at 311 Market Street for a refreshing start to your day.

TRINITY CONCERT SERIES TODAY!  at 2:00pm, Trinity United Church will host a variety concert featuring performers Jeannie Campbell and Charles Reid, Parker Murray, Keelin Wedge and Not All There Band.  Tickets available at the door for $12.00

The next concert will be on Sunday, February 5 at 2:00pm featuring Vivian and Ivan Hicks. Ivan and Vivian Hicks are distinguished for their contribution to preserve and promote old-time fiddling throughout North America. Their music has roots steeped in tradition but their approach to getting it into the hearts and minds of people is modern and innovative. Whether they are supporting school children to learn the violin or inviting entire motor coaches of intrigued music lovers into their home, their down-home approach means new friends and fans of their music emerge each day. They blend this with a busy schedule of performances yearly across Canada and the United States and an active interest in recognizing new talented musicians and bringing them to the stage with them. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door.

On Sunday, February 16 at 2pm be sure to watch for Fiddlers’ Sons and Keelin Wedge. This will be the award winning folk music group’s first time back to Summerside since appearing before a sold out crowd at The Harbourfront Theater, while opening for The Ellis Family Band last summer. Fiddlers’ Sons features singer-songwriter Eddy Quinn on lead vocals, guitar and fiddle, multi-instrumentalist Keelin Wedge on vocals, guitar, fiddle and bass, singer-songwriter John B Webster on vocals and guitar, and musical veterinarian Courtney Hogan-Chandler on fiddle. The group will showcase new tunes, stories and songs which will be featured on their new cd, set to be released this spring.  Tickets are $15.00
Doors open at 1:15. Advance tickets are available at the church office at 90 Spring Street in Summerside during regular business hours or from Wendell at 902 954 1235.

Trinity United Church

“Ministry and Service Celebration Fair”

Call for Displays – all Trinity Teams and Groups

Date: January 26, 2020 (Storm Date, February 9, 2020)

All Trinity United Church Teams, Groups, Projects and Programs are invited to participate in a “Ministry and Service Celebration Fair” to be held on January 26, 2020 (February 9, 2020) Storm Date.

The “Ministry and Service Celebration Fair” is a project of the Governance Task Group of the Trinity United Church Council.

Trinity United Church is well known for its broad and energetic ministry.

The purpose of the “Ministry and Service Celebration Fair” is to showcase and celebrate the many teams, tasks, projects at Trinity United Church so that our Church members know about the many forms of Ministry at our church and the opportunities for voluntarism, service and leadership available.

Through this Showcase and other communication activities, we hope to raise awareness and to attract and energize new volunteers to contribute and serve.

What’s involved?

The “Ministry and Service Celebration Fair” will be set up trade show style in the gym.  Tables (booths) will be set up for groups to showcase and promote their particular team, project, or program.  Each display should provide information about the mandate of the group, some of the main projects you do and some of your accomplishments.  Pictures, banners, colorful artwork, music, all help tell your story. Be sure to tell people about any volunteer opportunities you have and how they can get involved.

The Fair will take place immediately following the church service.

What’s the First Step?

Talk about the “Ministry and Service Celebration Fair” with your group.  If you wish to enter a display or perhaps lead some type of activity during the Fair please send a note to Nancy Small, at  For more information, you may contact Nancy, Rev. Rachel ( or any of the Governance Task Group members (Garth Waite, Elaine Burrows, Steve Mollins, or Sean Lough).

 TRINITY CONTRIBUTIONS  Sunday, January 5, 2020

Attendance:    Congregation              144

​​Sunday School​​20(16 children 7 Adults)

Contributions:  61 Envelopes       $ 2,767.00

​​ Loose Givings     $     85.20

 97 PAR Givers   $ 8,177.00 monthly

TRINITY CONCERT SERIES: On January 19 at 2:00 in the afternoon, Trinity United Church will host a variety concert featuring such performers as Jeannie Campbell and Charles Reid, Parker Murray, Keelin Wedge and Not All There Band.

Parker Murray is a piccolo bass player who has performed across PEI. Parker is a singer and songwriter who covers blues to pop music through his original songs. Parker plays piccolo bass and bass guitar, drums and piano, all which can be heard on his 10-12 song album of original songs being released under the name Dawn Parker. He is seventeen years old and a grade 12 student at Three Oaks Senior High School.

Keelin Wedge started music lessons at the age of five, competed against other fiddlers at childhood fiddle competitions and now she is currently a member of the P.E.I. band Fiddlers’ Sons. Wedge is one of the most accomplished fiddlers, musicians and singers to come out of Western P.E.I. The St. Louis native blends a mix of fiddle, guitar, bass, mandolin, drums and singing, and the high energy performer also step dances and plays in several bands with several ranges of music genres. According to fellow band mate, Courtney Hogan “When you invite Keelin to play at a ceilidh, it’s like inviting a 12 piece band.”

Jeanie Campbell & Charles Reid bring an eclectic musical mix to the stage with songs ranging from old country to new and classic rock to originals. The duo of Jeanie, who sings with the popular dance band Phase II And Friends, and Charles, guitarist and singer with Party Mix, teamed up as way to play some of their favorite songs.

Not All There Band has been performing at ceilidhs and kitchen parties for nearly 25 years now and, still, you never know who may or may not be there for a gig. The core group consists of Gary Arsenault, Mike Johnston, Romona Roberts and Wendell Cameron and whoever else shows up. They do a great mix of cover tunes from Maritime, to Celtic, to Country and Rock and Roll.

Doors open at 1:15 and admission is $12.00. Advance tickets are available at the church office at 90 Spring Street in Summerside during regular business hours for $10.00 each or from Wendell at 902 954 1235.

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:   Trinity Café (More than a Bible Study) will resume on January 9 and meet every Thursday in the Parlour from 9:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.

From January 9 till the Season of Lent, we will be exploring the theme, “Christianity then & now”.  Our focus will be on the Book of Acts and looking at how these texts might be at work in the world today.  All are welcome.  No previous Bible knowledge required.  Here are the texts we will look at:  Acts 1 (January 9), Acts 4 (January 16), Acts 21 (January 23), and Acts 22 (January 30), Acts 27 (February 6), Acts 28 (February 20).  NOTE:  No Bible Study (Trinity Café) on Thursday, February 13.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Rachel at 9 a.m.  We will be focusing on the lectionary scriptures one week prior and discussing how those scriptures may relate to current events.  Here are the scriptures we are exploring for January and February 2020: January 12,  John 1:29-42, January 19, Matthew 4:12-23, January 26, Matthew 5:1-12, February 2Matthew 5:13-20, February 9, Topic Sunday- What does the Lord’s Prayer mean to me?, February 16,  Rev. Rachel away, but the group can meet on their own to discuss topic of choice 😊, February 23, Matthew 17:1-9.

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.

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.