SERVICE: Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, 10:30 AM
FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH
‘Our care for the world must reflect God’s care. We are not owners, but stewards of God’s good earth… Our stewardship calls us to explore ways of love and justice in respecting God’s creation and in seeking its responsible use for the common good.(Living Faith: 2.4.1,2)
Welcome everyone as together we worship God. Through worship, the church is sustained for its life as a community and sent forth for its sharing and caring mission in the world.
Sermon: Feel The Earth Beneath Our Feet
“through believing you may have life”John20:31
Bible Reading: John3:11-17,20:19-31
Children’s Story: The Earth: Share And Care with Bob Bray
On Sunday we acknowledge, celebrate and give thanks for the beauty of the Earth and all the goodness of God’s love gifted to us through it. We are glad to welcome all teddy bears and other kindly stuffed animals as together we learn about and pray for our planet. We especially thank Bob Bray for his vision and commitment to our awareness of our environment and for his ‘True Grit!’ leadership.
Elders Hosted Congregational Lunch after worship and Church school this Sunday, April 23rd! Members of Session, our congregation’s governing body, are hosting a lunch in the North Hall for the whole congregation. Please join together for this happy time. This luncheon is a terrific opportunity to meet and chat with your elder and catch up with your Trinity friends, longtime and just met! Everyone welcome! See you for lunch!
Minister: The Rev. Kirk T. Summers
Music Director: Lenard Whiting
NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES
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 welcome.
This Sunday marks the end of Rebecca Jess’ theological field education with Trinity. It has been a blessed and fruitful eight months together in ministry and friendship. We thank Rebecca for her commitment to Christ and His Church, especially as that commitment was shared and nurtured in our midst. We wish Rebecca the very best as she commences May 1st her clinical pastoral experience at Sunnybrook Hospital. We look forward to all times in the future when we will be fortunate to have Rebecca with us again.
Wednesday Community Activities and Fellowship: We invite you to join us on Wednesday morning at Trinity at 9:30 am for friendship, exercise and activity! For information, please contact Isobel Hutchison at 416-299-9437.
Some Bible readings for next Sunday, April 30th: Psalm116, 1Peter1:17-23, Luke24:13-35.
Thanks from Michael Barth and Lenard Whiting for the wonderful show of support and fellowship at the recent Concert at St. Andrew’s, Barrie.
JOYFUL NOISES! Annual
Congregational Spring Retreat! Saturday,
April 29th, 8:30 am to noon. An interactive music
retreat morning with Lenard Whiting, Director of Music.
Lenard will share his personal reflections on the joy and
impact of music in his life, and will lead us in an
enjoyable and insightful time of music appreciation and
music making. Everyone warmly welcome. Gathering and
Breakfast at 8:30 am. Retreat concludes at noon. Please
speak to Esther in the North Hall after worship or contact
the office to sign up.
Women of Purpose will meet on Monday, May 1st at 1:00 pm. Guest speaker will be Patrick Fraser, grandson of Ruth Fraser, who will tell us and show us all about his experiences in the Galapagos in 2016. The surprise is who and what lives there.
HOUSE CHURCH for Young Adults Wednesday, May 3rd @ 6:30 pm. We Gather. We Eat. We Sing. We Worship. Located at 17 Kenaston Gardens, Toronto (Steps away from Bayview Subway Station). Please contact Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org | 416-795-3542 Vanessa at email@example.com. Food provided! All 18+ young adults are more than welcome. Please pass this invitation on to anyone you think would like to know about this meaningful new ministry.
LUNCH BUNCH: May 10th from noon to 1:30 pm. This is a delightful and meaningful new program coming our way thanks to the vision and commitment of Ruth McCormick. LUNCH BUNCH is a time to gather in the spirit of friendship and welcome to simply and happily enjoy each other’s company together at table…. and learn a few new things along the way! Lunch is provided. Please contact Ruth or the Church office with any inquiries – and to let us know if you can be present! Everyone welcome! God’s people rejoice in their oneness in Christ. What joy to be nourished and nurtured, supported and guided as friends in faith.
North Hall Hockey: Bring your enthusiasm to North Hall hockey for an evening of fun! We have the sticks and nets! Light refreshments provided. We meet 8 pm every second Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is Wednesday, May 10th.
Our next Healing Prayer Time will be held on Sunday, May 14th at 12:15 pm in the Doig Room. This time apart is especially to hold in prayer anyone going through a difficult time and for those we love who might be likewise experiencing a tough time. Our time of sharing and praying will be about 15 minutes and will be led by the Minister.
The 2017 annual National Presbyterian Church in Canada Women’s Gathering is entitled: Rooted in Love. It will be held just up the road in Richmond Hill from Friday, May 19th to Monday, May 22nd. Join Presbyterian women from across Canada. Details can be found at womensgathering.ca.
Mission & Outreach Update: Save the date - Saturday, May 27th for Trinity’s very own Lost Pilgrim’s Concert. The Lost Pilgrims play an eclectic blend of bluegrass, old time country, gospel, folk and a bit of rock music. Music for everyone’s taste! This fundraiser will cap off our efforts to send “Kids to Camp” both to overnight and day camps such as Cairn Camps and Toronto City Mission.
Men’s Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Gordon Beaton, Thursday, April 27th at noon in the Doig Room. All welcome!
Evangel Hall Mission Golf Tournament: Tuesday, June 13th at Pheasant Run Golf Course in Newmarket. In its 15th year, the tournament has raised over $1.2 million for the programs and clients of Evangel Hall. Monies are raised through sponsorships, golfer fees and silent and live auctions. Format is a 4 -person scramble, shotgun at 12:00, lunch and dinner included. For further details, to sponsor or to enter, contact Linda Herron at firstname.lastname@example.org , Gord Cooke at email@example.com or Beth Hemstad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacation Bible School, Camp in Your Own Backyard week July 10-14. Eighteen of thirty spots remain for the camp which will be held at Trinity! If you are interested in reserving a spot for your child/children for the Trinity week only please fill out a form found at the Welcome Desk and place it in the Christian Education mail slot in the room upstairs outside of the Minister’s Office.
Recent Sermons can be found in audio on Trinity’s website. Thanks Chris and John!
Weekly Weekday Church Office Volunteers make a huge positive impact on the life, work and witness of Trinity! The Church Administrator and Minister seek to ensure tasks and responsibilities are related to the interests and skills of all volunteers. The work on any given day is varied and captures the many aspects of daily church life. Days and times presently needing Church Office Volunteers: Wednesday and Friday afternoon. Please contact the Church Office if this is a ministry of interest to you!
MISSION MOMENT: World Malaria Day (April 25)
Malaria is one of Africa’s most severe health challenges and one of its most prevalent childhood diseases. Presbyterian World Service & Development is working to reduce the incidence of malaria by teaching communities how to prevent the spread. Community leaders and volunteers run prevention campaigns and teach people how to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds and properly use and care for bed nets that provide protection while sleeping. When someone does contract malaria, volunteers now know how to respond quickly with medical care to ensure fewer people die as a result of the disease. With awareness, tools and training, communities are seeing fewer cases of the disease and embracing their futures with optimism and strong, healthy bodies. PWS&D supports communities fighting malaria
Flash Financial Report to March 31
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PAR: Pre-Authorized Remittance: automatic debits from your bank account ensuring regular contributions to Trinity through-out the year. PAR inquiries gladly received by Beth Hemstad, our Envelope Secretary.
Websites of Note: Our National Denomination website is presbyterian.ca. At presbycan.ca there is a Prayer Line and a Daily Devotional to which you can subscribe for receipt by e-mail.
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