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TRINITY UNITED CHURCH                                               SUMMERSIDE, PEI

Advent 2- Peace, Holy Communion    December 5, 2021

All The People                         Ministers

Rev. Rachel Campbell M.Div.,M.A.                                   Clergy       

Rev. David H. Hamilton                                                                “Minister Emeritus”                                                       

Louise Elder                                                                                            Director of Music                                                                                                              

Church Office; Wendy Murray                                                    902- 436-3155

Church Email                                                                  admin@trinitysummerside.ca

Website                                                      www.trinitysummerside.ca                                    


We acknowledge that the land upon which we gather is unceded Mi’kmaq territory. Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island) is covered by the historic Treaties of Peace and Friendship. We pay our respects to the Indigenous Mi’kmaq People who have occupied this Island for over 12,000 years; past, present and future.

MUSICAL PRELUDE: Trio on “There’s a Voice in the Wilderness Calling” – Mark D. Himmelman.  Copyright ©️MDH Music 2020. Permission to podcast/stream given by Mark D. Himmelman, November, 2021 to Trinity United Church, Summerside.  All rights reserved.




INTROIT: #17 VU “O Ancient Love”

Words and Music by Michael Joncas, 1994. Words and music copyright © 1994 G.I. A. Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted and streamed with permission under OneLicense #A- 727839. All rights reserved.

O ancient love, processing through the ages

O hidden love, revealed in human form

O promised love, the dream of seers and sages

O living love, within our hearts be born,

O living Love, within our hearts be borne.

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE LITURGY Written by: Leigh Sinclair, St. David’s U.C., Leduc, Alta. Gathering, ACE 2021/22 (Year C), page 68. Used with permission.)

One:  Malachi proclaimed: “See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way!”

All:  We are preparing to meet our Way and our Light, Jesus.  How shall we prepare?

One:  Not by collecting bulbs and bobbles, not by wrapping trinkets and tinsel.  God comes on a cold night within a naked baby in a poor stable.

All:  The baby is Jesus, the Messenger and the Message that you are God’s beloved!

Two candles are lit.  The candle of Hope- Advent 1 and Peace- Advent 2

One:  Welcome to Advent, one and all

All:  These weeks, we are being emptied of clutter and chaos.  The Spirit comes into those opened and empty places.

One: These weeks, let us journey together to the manger, which is now empty but will soon be overflowing with love.  Come, let us worship.

ADVENT HYMN: “Light a Candle” vs 2

Permission to reprint, podcast/stream given by Lisa Waites. Published with Servant Song Music and Ministry. All rights reserved.

Light a candle for peace in the darkness

Souls content, we know You are near

Advent watching and waiting for Jesus

God with us, resolving our fears

Emmanuel, peace is here

Peace is here!


One:  See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me,

All:  and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple.

One:  The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight.

All:  indeed, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. Amen.

GATHERING PRAYER: written by Rev. Rachel Campbell

Loving God, we come to you this morning open to your peace filled Word.  As the candles of hope and peace flicker allow our minds to calm and are hearts to be open.  Prepare us for this great journey.  What will we offer?  What will be bring?  What will be placed on our hearts?  How will we respond? Are we ready?  Prepare us.  Transform us.  Enliven us.  Amen.

A TIME FOR ALL AGES:  Rev. Rachel Campbell

CHILDREN’S HYMN: #7 VU “Hope Is a Star” vs 2

Words:  Brian Wren 1985, © 1989 Hope Publishing Company.   Music: Joan Collier Fogg 1987, ©1989Hope Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Reprinted, under ONE LICENSE #A-727839

Peace is a ribbon that circles the earth

Giving a promise of safety and worth.

When God is a child there’s joy in our song.

The last shall be first and the weak shall be strong.

And none shall be afraid.


SCRIPTURE: Luke 3:3-6 NRSV – Read by Colin Campbell

HYMN: #18 VU  “There’s a Voice in the Wilderness”

Words: James Lewis Milligan PUBLIC DOMAIN Music: Henry Hugh Bancroft, Tune: © 1979 admin Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted, podcast/streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839. All rights reserved.

There’s a voice in the wilderness crying,

a call from the ways untrod:

Prepare in the desert a highway,

a highway for our God!

The valleys shall be exalted,

the lofty hills brought low;

make straight all the crooked places

where the Lord, our God, may go!


O Zion, that bringest good tidings;

get thee up to the heights and sing!

Proclaim to a desolate people

the coming of their King.

Like the flowers of the field they perish;

like grass our works decay.

The power and pomp of nations

shall pass like a dream away.


But the Word of our God endureth

whose arm is ever strong.

God stands in the midst of nations,

and soon will right the wrong.

God shall feed the flock like a shepherd,

the lambs so gently hold,

to pastures of peace will lead them

And bring them safe, to fold.

REFLECTION: “The Path”  Rev. Rachel Campbell


MINISTRY OF MUSIC: Flowers will Bloom in the Desert” 

by Walter Farquharson and Ron Klusmeier.  Words Copyright ©️ Walter Farquharson.  Music copyright ©️ 1987 by Ron Klusmeier.  Administered by Hope Publish

Flowers will bloom in the desert and enemies learn to be friends

God’s world will be filled with God’s being,

will welcome the One that God sends.

Flowers will bloom in the desert, captives walk free

These promises, God, you have given

Your people have nurtured this dream.


The hungry will feed at the banquet, the blinded be able to see

All captives will walk out of prisons,

surprised at their call to be free.

Flowers will bloom in the desert, captives walk free

These promises, God, you have given

Your people have nurtured this dream.


The poor will know good news is spoken, their value affirmed by their God

The crippled will dance with God’s praises

and lilies shall burst from dead sod.

Flowers will bloom in the desert, captives walk free

These promises, God, you have given

Your people have nurtured this dream.


These promises, God, you have given, your people have nurtured this dream

In Jesus you call us to action

You hold us in highest esteem

Flowers will bloom in the desert, captives walk free

These promises, God, you have given

Your people have nurtured this dream.


Flowers will bloom in the desert, captives walk free

These promises, God, you have given

Your people have nurtured this dream.

ing Company.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted, podcast and streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.



OFFERTORY HYMN: #74 VU “What Child is This” vs 3 Public Domain

So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh

Come, one and all, to own him

The King of Kings salvation brings

Let loving hearts enthrone him.

This, this is Christ the King

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing

Haste, haste to bring him laud,

The babe, the Son of Mary!

Recognizing & Celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Baptism:

Welcome Florence Maria Lauretta Turnbull

** We celebrated the baptism of Florence Maria Lauretta Turnbull on Nov 28th. Congratulation to Florence and her parents Laurie Campbell and Philip Turnbull and sister Wynn.


(Communion Liturgy adapted by Rev. Rachel Campbell from Celebrate God’s Presence)



One: The Lord be with you.

All:   And also with you.

One:  Lift up your hearts.

All:   We lift them up to the Lord.

One:  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All:   It is right to give our thanks and praise.

One:  We thank you, God, from the beginning you made the world and all its creatures……….we rejoice:

O holy, holy holy God, O God of time and space

All earth and sea and sky above bear witness to your grace.

Hosanna in the highest Heav’n, creation sings your praise.

And blessed is the One who comes and bears your name always.

Words only. © 2005 William S. Kervin and Paul Stott Source: Kingsfold Communion Set. All rights reserved. Music: Public Domain Reprinted, podcast/streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

One:  We gather at this table to remember that on the night before he died, Jesus ate with his friends, he took a loaf of bread……….we proclaim the mystery of our faith:

Sing Christ has died and Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

Sing Christ has died and Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

© 2005 William S. Kervin and Paul Stott Source:  KIngsfold Communion Set under OneLicense #A-727839.

One:  Send, O God, your Holy Spirit upon us and what we do here, that we and these gifts, touched by your Spirit, may be signs of life and love to one another, and to the world.

Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory is yours, God most holy, now and forever. Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER: spoken together


One: The body of Christ,

All:  The bread of life.

One: The blood of Christ,

All:  The cup of blessing.

One: The gifts of God for the people of God.

All: Thanks be to God!



Gracious God, may your gifts of love transform and enliven us that we may live lives of thanksgiving. May your presence among us provoke such longing for your realm, that we will never be satisfied until the whole earth knows your justice, your peace, and your love. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.

CALL TO PRAYER:  #34 VU “Come Now, O God of Peace” 

Words: Korean, Geonyong Lee 1988, trans. Marion Pope. Music: Geonyong Lee Music: Geonyong Lee. Words and music copyright ©️ 1995 Geonyong Lee. Translation copyright © 1996. Marion Pope. All rights reserved. Reprinted, podcast/streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839. All rights reserved.

Come now, O God of peace

We are your people

Pour out your spirit

That we be one body.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:  written by Rev. Rachel Campbell

HYMN: #30 VU “Hail to God’s Own Anointed” vs 1-2-3 Public Domain

Hail to God’s own anointed,

great David’s greater Son!

Hail in the time appointed,

God’s reign on earth begun!

Christ comes to break oppression,

to set the captive free;

to take away transgression,

and rule in equity.


Christ comes with justice surely

to those who suffer wrong;

to help the poor and needy,

and bid the weak be strong;

to give them songs for sighing,

their darkness turn to light,

whose souls, condemned and dying,

are precious in his sight.


Christ shall come down like showers

upon the fruitful earth;

love, joy, and hope, like flowers,

spring in his path to birth.

Before him on the mountains,

shall peace, the herald, go,

and righteousness, in fountains,

from hill to valley flow.


POSTLUDE HYMN: #30 VU “Hail to God’s Own Anointed” vs 4 Public Domain

To him shall prayer unceasing

and daily vows ascend;

his kingdom still increasing,

a kingdom without end.

The tide of time shall never

his covenant remove;

His name shall stand forever;

that name to us is love.

MUSICAL POSTLUDECarillon on “Come, All Ye Shepherds” by Gordon Young.  Copyright ©1984, Harold Flammer Music, A Division of Shawnee Press, inc. All rights reserved. Podcast/streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.


We Welcome you to our worship service and a special thanks to our Trinity Choir for leading us and their gift of time and talent. Thank you to everyone who participated and a special welcome to all watching and listening.


Registration for Sunday Service is at the door. There is no preregistration.

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

BUSINESS OFFICE HOURS:  Office Administrator, Wendy Murray works from her home office Monday through Friday from 8:30am-3:30pm.   Wendy is in the church with open to the public hours on Tuesday and Thursdays from 11am-1pm.  Feel free to drop by during these times.

HOSPITAL 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

CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS: The Faith in Action Committee, in Conjunction with the Feed my Sheep program, needs your help; The last few years we have been supplying Christmas Socks to a group of Children living in local motels in our area. These children are teens, tweens, and elementary school children. We assist approximately 10 children. Ages will be supplied later. Those socks will be delivered nearer Christmas Day. We know there is a great need in the community currently.  All donations are truly appreciated. If you feel you would rather donate money just mark it for the Breakfast Christmas Project. Please have these items in by or on December 15th

Thank you  Gary Fraser and Heather Johnson

The feed My Sheep Program & The Faith In Action Committee


To contact Rev. Rachel Campbell, Co-ordinating Minister, call 902-436-3155 and leave a message during business hours and for after hours’ emergencies call 902-439-1881. You may also email: rachel@trinitysummerside.ca Rev. Rachel’s Days Off are Monday and Friday. Thank you for your consideration of this.

To contact Rev. Bob Lockhart, Minister of Visitation, call 902-436-3155 and leave a message during business hours or email visit@trinitysummerside.ca

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   Wendy works from the church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-1pm.  Feel free to drop by.

To contact our Music Director, Louise Elder, please email: music@trinitysummerside.ca

TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP: Anyone interested in transferring their membership to Trinity we hope to recognize Transfer or Memberships in an upcoming Advent Service for 2021.  Please contact the office by or before Dec 10.

THANK YOU:  As you enter the church, please be sure to notice the beautiful seasonal planters decorated by Dorothy and Allen Gaudet, thank you to you both!

 HISTORY TAB: The History Tab on the Webpage is now up and accessible. Thank you, Stephen Gaudet and all the Communications Team at Trinity, for making this happen. A huge thank you to those who contributed to the tab with the information and pictures they provided. To view the information, go to www.trinitysummerside.ca and press on the “Our History” tab at the top of the page. Check it out! ���.

REPORT IS READY: Our 3 R’s Group have completed the mission to “Review the Trinity United Church Christian, Life and Growth program, engage broadly to re-envision a program which more fully responds to the Christian development needs of children and families (of all ages), and to prepare a program vision, framework and plan for Council review and decision.”  The full report can be found under the “News” section on our website at www.trinitysummerside.ca  Please note that a date for discussion around this report will be announced in the New Year. Thank you, Leah, Nancy, Sandee for your work on this report and for all the congregants that participated with their feedback.

CUSTODIAN AND USHER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Now that Trinity is hosting 2 cohorts of 100 people, we need more volunteers Ushers and Custodians.  The job is easy and won’t interfere with enjoying Sunday Worship. A training session will take place on Sunday, December 12th immediately following the worship service. Please consider signing up, we need the help.  Call the office to register 902-436-3155 or email to admin@trinitysummerside.ca  Thank You.

CULTURE SUMMERSIDE IS CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS AT WYATT HERITAGE PROPERTIES: CHRISTMAS TREES THROUGH THE AGES EXHIBIT. The exhibit will open on December 6th and run through until December 17th. Admission is a donation of give what you can. The exhibit will create a sense of magic for all ages. The Lefurgey Cultural Centre is located at 205 Prince Street, Summerside.

Exhibit hours are: Mon -Thurs, December 6 to December 17,  10:00am-5:00pm

Friday, December 10 & 17 10:00am-8:00pm

Saturday, December 11, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 12, 1:00 pm to 5 pm

CHRISTMAS TEA & COFFEE SOCIAL SUNDAY DECEMBER 12TH FOLLOWING WORSHIP.  Please join us in the auditorium for tea, coffee, sweets, and fellowship!

To register: email kelly.dagostino@hotmail.com or call Leah at 902-436-8415. Please let us know how many people will be in your party; we can seat up to 8 at a table!

Cost: This is a free event, but we will be collecting donations to the Trinity Food Box program.

Contribution: To contribute sweets to the event, please deliver your goodies to Trinity no later than 12pm noon on Saturday December 11. Local pick up is available if required; please email Kelly or call Leah to arrange.

Vax Pass required: Please be prepared to provide proof of full vaccination (or equivalent).

Schedule For the Week December 5-12, 2021

Sunday        10:30am Trinity Live Stream

10:30am In Person Worship Advent 2 with Communion

10:30am Junior Church in the Auditorium

7:00pm The Abbey in the Sanctuary

Tuesday       10:30am Zooming the Lectionary with Rev. Rachel

11:00am Business Office open to the public until 1pm

6:30pm Christian Life & Growth meet in the Boardroom & zoom

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

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

6:00pm Property Team meet in the Boardroom

7:00pm Adult Choir rehearsal in the Sanctuary

8:15pm Contemporary Choir rehearsal in the Sanctuary

Thursday 9:30am Trinity Café meet in the Sanctuary

11:00am Business Office open to the public until 1:00pm

Saturday        8:30am Feed My Sheep Community Breakfast

9:30am TAG(Trinity Art Group) meet downstairs in the church

11:00am Advent Spiritual Retreat meet in the Sanctuary

12:00pm Sweets Drop Off and Christmas Tea Set up

Sunday       10:30am    Trinity Live Stream

10:30am Advent 3 Joy

10:30am Junior Church in the Auditorium

11:30am Christmas Tea in the Sanctuary

7:00pm The Abbey in the Sanctuary

Advance Notice

Dec 14 UCW & Friends meet for lunch at Gentlemen Jim’s at 11:30am

Dec 14 Andrews Lodge Service at 1:30pm

Dec 14 Faith In Action meet via zoom

Dec 14 Worship Team meet in the Boardroom and zoom at 6pm

Dec 18 Advent Spiritual Retreat in the Sanctuary at 11am

SATURDAY November 27, 2021

Attendance: Spirits of Advent   2:00pm 81 people   7:00pm  60 people

SUNDAY November 28, 2021

Attendance: Congregation      99 (including choir, congregation, and volunteers)

Junior Church         7 (including participant and volunteers)


ADVENT 2 PEACE Sunday December 5th at 10:30am

HOLY COMMUNION: Plan to share in the sacrament of Holy Communion this Advent Season. Bring bread/juice or use the disposable ones provided.

ADVENT 3 JOY Sunday December 12th at 10:30am    Food Box Donations are welcome throughout the Advent Season.

ADVENT 4 LOVE Sunday December 19th at 10:30am

BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE, Tuesday December 21st at 6:30pm  Advent and Christmas can be a time when we struggle.  It could be the loss of a loved one.  It could be loneliness.  It could be a combination of many things we are struggling with.  Rev. Rachel Campbell invites you to a service known as a “Blue Christmas Service”.  Let us surround each other with support.  Let us surround each other with grace.  Let us make space for our vulnerability.  Let us make space for the Holy.  Please join us on Tuesday, December 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

CHRISTMAS EVE, Friday December 24th 

12:00pm  Carols and Readings  Share in the scriptures and music as we revisit the night of our Savior’s birth. This service will be livestreamed and uploaded to our website and Facebook

6:00pm    Family Service   “We Are Not Alone” The 2021 Christmas Vesper Service Prepared by the Maritime Regional CGIT Committee

8:00pm     Evening Service Enjoy the tranquility of the service and a chance to ponder the miracle of this night as we look forward with renewed hope for peace, health, and joy for all in our world.

1ST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS, Sunday December 26th  at 10:30am

Join Rev. Rachel as we explore the Word through sharing of scripture and hymns in a reflective worship service at the beginning of the Christmastide season

CONFIRMATION 2022: Confirmation Classes begin on January 16th at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary and/or on Zoom with Rev. Rachel and held for six weeks.  Those in Grade 8 and higher are welcome.  If you are interested in becoming a member or are a member and want to use this program as a refresher, please contact the office at 902-436-3155 to sign up.

At Trinity we understand this is a challenging 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.

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.  s:

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.   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.

Option 5 –  Cash  

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


FOOD BOX NEEDS:  The following items are suggested for inclusion in a food box.

  • small jars of fruit jam and peanut butter or cheese spread
  • box of pancake mix and bottle of syrup
  • pasta/tomato sauce
  • macaroni/spaghetti and Mr. Noodles and Kraft Dinner
  • canned fruit and canned vegetable
  • canned meat and canned fish
  • bottle of instant coffee and tea bags and packets of hot chocolate
  • canned milk or skim milk powder
  • juice, bottles, or tetra packs
  • soups, any kind and boxes of crackers
  • snack foods; granola bars, pudding cups, cheese/crackers, cereal bars
  • personal hygiene items i.e., toothpaste, soap, Kleenex, toilet paper