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TRINITY UNITED CHURCH               SUMMERSIDE, PEI     

3rd of Easter                                          April 18, 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.

MUSICAL PRELUDE

WELCOME

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP & LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE

INTROIT: #166 VU “Joy Comes with the Dawn”

Words and Music:  Gordon Light 1985 Words and music copyright ©️1985 The Common Cup Company.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted, podcast/streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

Joy comes with the dawn

Joy comes with the morning sun

Joy springs from the tomb

And scatters the night with her song,

Joy comes with the dawn.

 

We will rejoice

We will rejoice and give praise

To the One who brings us grace

 

Joy comes with the dawn

Joy comes with the morning sun

Joy springs from the tomb

And scatters the night with her song,

Joy comes with the dawn.

CALL TO WORSHIP:

One:  Holy one of the earth.

All:  We come as creatures of the earth.

One: Holy one of outer space and the great beyond.

All: We come as ones who are made of stardust.

One: Holy one of mystery and the unknown.

All:  We come to worship and to seek wisdom.

HYMN: #144 MV  “Like a Healing Stream”

Words and music: Bruce Harding 2003 Words and music copyright © 2003 by Bruce Harding, www.evensong.ca.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted, podcast and streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

Like a healing stream in a barren desert

Spirit water bringing life to dusty earth

God is trickling through our lives as in a dream unfolding

Promising revival and rebirth…

Like a healing stream

 

Like a gentle rain on a thirsty garden

Spirit water come to nourish tiny seed

God is bubbling through the soil to coax a new creation

Yearning for an end to want and need…

Like a gentle rain

 

Like a river strong with a restless current

Spirit water rushing on to distant shore

God is carving out a channel in a new direction

Calling for an end to hate and war….

Like a river strong

 

Like a mighty sea reaching far horizons

Spirit water with a love both deep and wide

God is working in our hearts to shape a new tomorrow

God will always challenge and provide!

Like a might sea

Like a river strong

Like a gentle rain

Like a healing stream.

 GATHERING PRAYER:  

All:  We give thanks for this planet earth spinning around in space. We give thanks for its place among the planets, stars and galaxies – the great unknown. We give thanks for the abundance of life – on the ground, in the water, and in the air – those things that we can see, and those too small to see with the naked eye. We give thanks for the beauty of this place – for the land, the plants, the animals and birds and the people and all that inhabit this land we call home.  Amen

THE LORD’S PRAYER: Sung     

LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD

SCRIPTURE:   Acts 4:32-35  “The Believers Shared Everything In Common”

PSALM:

HYMN: #87 MV “Water Flowing From the Mountain”

Words and music:  jim Hannah, 2003 Words and music copyright ©️2003 jim Hannah.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted, podcast and streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

Water flowing from the mountains

Water flowing o’er the earth

Water comes to us, so precious

Living water gives us birth

Drink deep this source of life

Drink deep and know

For living water sings, and living water brings

The love that makes our spirit grow.

 

Water rushing down the rivers

Water rushing to the sea

Water comes to us, so precious

Living water makes us free

Drink deep this source of life

Drink deep and know

For living water sings, and living water brings

The love that makes our spirit grow.

 

Water springing from the dry place

Water springing in the sun

Water comes to us, so precious

Living water for each one.

Drink deep this source of life

Drink deep and know

For living water sings, and living water brings

The love that makes our spirit grow.

SHARING TIME: Gwyn Richards

CHILDREN’S HYMN: #121 MV “Hey Now! Singing Hallelujah”

Words and music:  Linnea Good 1998 Words and music copyright © 1998 Borealis Music.  Www. LinneaGood.com.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted, podcast and streamed with permission under OneLIcense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

Hey now!  Singing hallelujah!

Hey now!  The morning has come!

Hey now!  Singing hallelujah!

The tomb was empty at the rising sun.

 

Jesus loves people and he lives again!

Hey now! The tomb was empty.

Calls us disciples and he calls us his friends.

Hey now!  The tomb was empty.

 

Hey now!  Singing hallelujah!

Hey now!  The morning has come!

Hey now!  Singing hallelujah!

The tomb was empty at the rising sun.

MESSAGE: “Every Day Should be Earth Day ” Elaine Burrows  

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

HYMN: #3 MV “River”

Words and music:  Julian Pattison, 2003 Words and music copyright ©️ 2003 Julian Pattison.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted, podcast and streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

River, rush-a-down to the ocean blue

River, from a mountain high

River, as you do what rivers do

River, draw the Spirit nigh

 

Spirit, come-a-down to the riverside

Spirit, of wondrous thought

Spirit, I am free for you to guide

Spirit, pray that I be taught!

 

Water, let me drink of your healing pow’r

Water, strength and life you give

Water, as I travel with each hour

Water, help my body live

 

River, flow-a-down where you ran before

River, source of clearer view

River, as I walk your rocky shore

River, see my journey through,

See my journey through,

See my journey through,

See my journey through.

MINUTE FOR MISSION:  Sharon Moyse

OFFERTORY PRAYER:

Gifts from our hands, gifts from the land,

Gifts from our abundance we bring to you, O God.

Bless this abundance, Bless our beautiful land,

Bless the hands that gave, and those that will receive. Amen

Gathering L/E 2013 (year C) Kate Crawford, First St. Andrew’s U.C.. London, On.

Pages 44,45

OFFERTORY HYMN: #540 VU “Grant Us, God, the Grace“

PUBLIC DOMAIN

Grant us, God, the grace of giving,

with a spirit large and free

That ourselves and all our living

we may offer faithfully.

CALL TO PRAYER: #85 MV “Take, O Take Me as I Am”  repeat X 3

Words:  John Bell and Graham Maule, 1995 Music:  John L. Bell, 1995

Words and music copyright © 1995 by WGRG, Iona Community, admin GIA Publications, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted, podcast and streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

Take, O take me as I am

Summon out what I shall be

Set your seal upon my heart and live in me.

 

Take, O take me as I am

Summon out what I shall be

Set your seal upon my heart and live in me.

 

Take, O take me as I am

Summon out what I shall be

Set your seal upon my heart and live in me.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN: #30 MV “It’s a Song of Praise to the Maker”

Words:  Ruth Duck, 1992Music:  Ron Klusmeier, 1992 Words copyright © 1992 by GIA Publications, Inc.  All rights reserved.   Music copyright © 1992 by Ron Klusmeier, www. musiklus.com.  All rights reserved. OneLicense #A – 727839

It’s a song of praise to the Maker

The thrush sings high in the tree

It’s a song of praise to the Maker

The gray whale sings in the sea

 

It’s a call of life to the Giver

When waves and waterfalls roar

It’s a call of life to the Giver

When high tides break on the shore

 

And by the Spirit you and I

can join our voice to the holy cry

And sing, sing, sing

to the maker too.

 

It’s a hymn of love to the Lover

The bumblebees hum along

It’s a hymn of love to the Lover

The summer breeze joins the song

 

It’s a chorus of all creation

It’s sung by all living things

It’s a chorus of all creation

A song the universe sings

 

And by the Spirit you and I

can join our voice to the holy cry

And sing, sing, sing

to the maker too.

And by the Spirit you and I

can join our voice to the holy cry

And sing, sing, sing

to the maker too.

COMMISSIONING & BENEDICTION 

BENEDICTION RESPONSE: # 958 VU “Halle, Halle, Halle”

Words:  trad. liturgical text

Music: anon, arr. The Iona Community 1990

Words and music copyright ©️1987 WGRG, The Iona Community, G.I.A. Publications, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted and podcast/streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-727839.  All rights reserved.

Halle, halle, hallelujah

Halle, halle, hallelujah

Halle, halle, hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah!

POSTLUDE

Thank you to Nancy Small, Elaine Burrows, Jean MacKay, Carolyn McKillop, Lisa Campbell, Susan England, Susan Carlton and the Worship Team for leading us in today’s service. 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, April 18th.

The Trinity website is trinitysummerside.ca Visit the Trinity United Summerside Facebook page and the link to the YouTube video.

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.

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

 

A CALL FOR PICTURES: On May 9th we are celebrating Mother’s Day and as part of the online Worship Service in our Virtual Trinity UCC YouTube Channel we would like you to send in picture(s) of who you hold in your heart as Mom.  Please note the pictures will be up and on our YouTube Channel which is linked to the Trinity Facebook Page and Trinity Webpage, so please make sure you are okay with the photo going up on the internet.  Email photos directly to Rev. Rachel at  rachel@trinitysummerside.ca by or before Monday, May 3rd.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

GRADE 12 GRADUATES 2021 – DR. C. DUANE MOLLINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Applications are available by email to admin@trinitysummerside.ca

TERMS OF SCHOLARSHIP

  • value and number of awards dependent upon interest earned;
  • scholarship to be awarded during a service at Trinity United Church by a member(s) of the Mollins family or their designate;
  • application deadline:  April 30, 2021.
  • if there are no qualified applicants, the scholarship will not be awarded that year;
  • if the trust fund does not generate sufficient interest in any given year, the scholarship will not be awarded.

QUALIFICATION OF RECIPIENT

  • must be a member or adherent of Trinity United Church;
  • must be an active participant in the life of Trinity United Church;
  • must be pursuing post-secondary education or equivalent.

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

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK  April 18-25

Sunday        8:00am Virtual Worship Service available

10:30am In Person Worship lead by the Worship Team

10:30am Sunday School in the Auditorium

6:30pm The Abbey in the Sanctuary

Tuesday        11:30am Zooming the Lectionary with Rev. Rachel

11:30am Ladies Luncheon at West End Bar and Grill

1:30pm Andrews Lodge Service, No Singers yet

4:00pm Faith In Action meet via zoom

7:00pm Worship Team meet in the Boardroom and via zoom

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

8:30am Ladies Breakfast at The Breakfast Spot

12:30pm Trinity Staff meet in the Boardroom and zoom

6:00pm Property Team meet in the Boardroom

6:45pm Handbell Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

7:00pm Senior Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

Thursday      9:30am Trinity Café meet in the Sanctuary

10:00am Business office open to the public till noon.

12:30pm Communication Team meet via zoom

7:00pm Church Council meet via zoom

Saturday        9:30am Trinity Art Group meet in the Auditorium

Sunday           8:00am    Virtual Worship Service available

10:30am In Person Worship with Sunday School

6:30pm The Abbey in the Sanctuary, last of the season.

ADVANCE NOTICE

April 26 Junior Youth meet 6-7:30pm via zoom, contact Gwyn for info.

April 27 Zooming the Lectionary 10:30am

May 1 Trinity Art Group meet in the Auditorium from 9:30am to noon

May 4 CL& G meet in the Boardroom and via Zoom

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 ���.

 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.

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