This week

WORSHIP SERVICE: Sunday, March 18th, 2018, 10:30 AM
Fifth Sunday in the Season of Lent
“We must remember that our Lord, in his earthly walk, lived by faith in the Father’s will. As God, he needed to learn nothing. But as the Son of God come in human flesh, he had to experience that which his people experience, so that he might be able to minister to them. He did not need to learn how to obey because it would be impossible for God to be disobedient. Rather, as God clothed in human flesh, he had to learn what was involved in human obedience. In this way, he identifies fully and empathetically with us.”Ted Johnston
Welcome to  the worship, education, service and fellowship of Trinity Church. A very special welcome to all first time worshippers. Please join together if you can after the service in a time of Fellowship and Refreshment in the North Hall. Please feel free to contact the Minister, the leaders noted and/or the Church Office with any inquires you may have about the life, work and witness of this community of Christ’s body on earth.
“Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”Romans15:7

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Sermon: Not ‘Packing In’ Jesus
“Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession.”Hebrews4:14
Bible Readings: Psalm119:9-16, Hebrews4:14-5:10

Children’s Story: Weight a Minute!

Holy Week
Sunday, March 25th
Palm Sunday
10:30 am Parade of the Palms

Thursday, March 29th
7:00 pm 
Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service
Maundy Thursday begins the last three days of Holy Week. It helps us understand the sorrow of Good Friday and the joy of Easter. 

Friday, March 30th
10:30 am 
Good Friday: presentation of ‘Requiem’ written by Gabriel Fauré

Easter Day
Sunday, April 1st
6:33 am 
Easter Sunrise Service

9:00 am 
Easter Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt!
Please join us for Easter Breakfast at 9:00 am on Sunday April 1st, in the North Hall. We will provide the jams, butter, cream cheese, coffee and tea. Please bring your favourite Easter breads, buns and loaves to share with your family and others. During the Breakfast there will be hunt for Easter Eggs- very carefully hidden! Please come and share this time of fellowship in this very special season of the Church. There will be a sign up sheet at the Reception Desk in the Atrium starting this week.

10:30 am 
Worship in Celebration of the Resurrection

Minister: The Rev. Kirk T. Summers
Director of Music: Lenard Whiting
Minister Emeritus: The Rev. Gordon Beaton
Assistant to the Minister and Church Manager: Melvin Suwarno
Coordinator: Operations and Administration: Rivandy Misael

Trinity’s ‘Easter Food Drive’ is underway as together we spread love and joy by joining together in support of those less fortunate. Contributions will be given to the St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church Food Bank. High demand items: ethnic foods, canned vegetables and fruit, pasta and sauces, canned meats, rice, flour, peanut butter, cereal, baby food and formula. Drop off boxes will be in the Courtyard and Atrium for the next two Sundays. Thanks!

Trinity Lunch Bunch: Please join us for the Trinity Lunch Bunch this Wednesday, March 21st from 11:30 am to 1 pm. We look forward to hearing Bob and Janet Bray share some of the highlights of their trips to Hawaii. A $5 donation towards the cost of the lunch would be appreciated. All are welcome! Please feel free to bring a friend. Please RSVP by contacting Ruth McCormick or leaving a message with the church office 416.447.5136 by Monday, March 19th if you are not already on the e-mail list.

Brown Bag Luncheon this coming Thursday, March 22nd in the Doig Room – our monthly  senior men’s lunchtime fellowship. Please bring your lunch along. Tea and coffee provided. Meet old friends! Make new ones!  A warm invitation from  facilitator The Rev. Gordon Beaton, who you are always free to contact.

Trinity Choir rehearses each Thursday, 7‑9 pm in the West Hall. Please feel free to contact Lenard Whiting or Diane Wells with any inquiries. Further, please know Requiem by Gabriel Fauré will be sung at Trinity on Good Friday, March 30th.  An invitation to all singers to join the choir in rehearsal for Good Friday at the choir practices between now and then.

Reminder to complete your Time and Talent Invitation which was introduced at the Annual Meeting and available for everyone to complete. This will be very helpful to us in understanding the gifts that everyone has, your insights about the kinds of programs Trinity could offer, and the ways you might like to be involved. More copies are available from our ushers, greeters and the Church Office. Once you’ve completed it, please give it to an usher or forward it to the office. Thank you! The online version can be found on this link:

Women of Purpose: Monday, April 2nd at 1:00 pm in the Doig Room. Please join us to hear Karen Shinn from Downsizing Divas speak to us about “It's not just stuff, it's MY stuff”. Karen has been helping seniors downsize and organize for over 16 years. Those ladies who find downsizing to be an overwhelming task will find this a valuable topic which Karen presents with humour. For more information or questions, contact Mary Malcolm.

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‘The Overnighters’ – a documentary presented by Award-Winning Writer/Producer Paul Burford - Wednesday April 4th. The film starts at 7 pm in the Doig Room. The screening will be followed by a skyped conversation with the pastor who sparked a controversy in his North Dakota town by opening the doors of his church to homeless workers seeking jobs at nearby oil fields. This movie is very provocative and addresses difficult societal issues of unemployment, inequality, sexuality, marginalization and racism. But it’s central themes are courage, hospitality, generosity and compassion. To be clear, the movie is dramatically provocative as it presents a real life faith-based story of neighbourly love…in a moral context that is distinctly raw and unvarnished.

The Ephesians Bible Study is "on hiatus" until Sunday, April 8th at 9:09 am. At that time we will have a 2 week summary of the themes in Ephesians to conclude our study. More information to come!

Trinity Spring Tea: Please come and bring a friend. Thursday, April 19th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in the North Hall. More details to follow! Please let the Church Office know it there is a family member or friend you would like to be formally invited.

The Blanket Exercise: Learning our Shared History for a Better Future

A Presbytery of East Toronto Event, Saturday April 21st from 9:30 am to 1 pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Toronto. Lunch is included. Catered by “NishDish” Traditional Indigenous Food. The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an experiential learning tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Justice Ministries’ staff will lead us through an adapted version of the Blanket Exercise which includes references to Presbyterian history. Cost is $15 (to cover cost of lunch). To register and for more information, please visit contact the Chuch Office or visit

Save The Date! 65th Anniversary Celebration Sunday, May 6, 2018 - worship and lunch together!

Wednesday Community Activities and Fellowship: We invite you to join us on Wednesday morning for friendship, exercise and activity! For more information, please contact Isobel Hutchison.

Evangel Hall Mission: Your Mission, Close to Home
The 16th Annual Golf Tournament at Pheasant Run Golf Club – June 12th, 2018
Come spend a beautiful June day on a gorgeous course, all in support of ehm. This tournament is a fantastic event for a great cause, with proceeds going directly to supporting programs and services at ehm. Why not book a foursome with family, friends or colleagues? Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact or the Church Office for details.

CY2018 (Canada Youth): July 2-7, 2018. St. Catharines, ON
Every second summer, hundreds of youth, young adults and youth leaders join together from across our denomination, and with guests from around the world to celebrate their vibrant faith. CY2018 will continue that exciting tradition! CY2018 will offer three sensational tracks that it has become known for:

  1. Youth Track – programming designed for high-school students (graduated Grade 9), celebrating their unique place as youth in our church and providing them with a landmark event in their faith journey.
  2. Discipleship Track – an opportunity for young adults (ages 19 - 25) to be themselves, discern their gifts and be empowered to be effective servants and leaders.
  3. Youth Ministry Training Track – youth leaders (ages 18+) – practical, comprehensive youth ministry training with superb experts in the field.

For more information, contact the Minister and/or national coordinator Jo Morris at 403.982.0094 or email

Fragrances: A fragrance-free sanctuary helps create a safe and healthy place to worship. Some fragrances adversely affect a person’s well-being and may bring about headaches, upper respiratory symptoms, and shortness of breath. People with allergies and asthma can have a tough time breathing well. Please be mindful of this concern as together we ensure that everyone feels welcome and comfortable. Thanks!




For your Summer Camp reservations please contact the church office at 416-447-5136 or email


Flash Financial Report - February 28
General Operating Fund

Trinity Growth Fund [TCF]

Russ McKay , Treasurer

Financial Stewardship
Tax Collector - A Partner in Giving

Rarely would one consider a tax collector as a partner but in the case of charitable giving that is in fact the case. Both Federal and Provincial tax authorities offer incentives to charitable giving by partnering in the costs through the donation tax credit calculations on the tax forms.

With April 30 fast approaching and the filing date for 2017 returns, it seems timely to provide an overview of the taxation rules affecting charitable gifts, admittedly more for planning in 2018 and future years. Allowable donations - all donations to registered charities and other qualified donees made in 2017 plus any donations made in any of the previous five years that have not been claimed before.

Doubling up - in virtually all cases, it should be beneficial for married persons to double up the combined donations and claim the tax credit on one persons tax return.

Types of donations - most donations are made in some form of cash but other types also qualify such as gifts of cash equivalents and gifts in kind; a common type of cash equivalent gift is marketable securities such as bonds and stocks; a common type of gift in kind is a prize towards a charitable event; it is necessary to determine the current fair market value of the subject property involved in every case.

Donation tax credit:



Tax Collector as a Partner in Giving Assumptions -total gift $1000

The tax rules affecting charitable donations are complex so professional advice should be obtained when considering larger gifts. The Finance and Stewardship Ministry is available to provide guidance on Gifting to Trinity.
Russ McKay Convener/ Treasurer

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Sunday Morning Prayer for our Church and World, is observed with the Minister every Sunday morning from 9:50 to 10:05 am in Founders Hall (the Old Sanctuary). All are welcomed.

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The enduring mission of this congregation is to worship and serve God through faith in Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.

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