This week

WORSHIP SERVICE: Sunday, September 24th, 2017, 10:30 AM
Welcome to this family of faith, hope and love. We are glad to be together and to welcome old friends and new as ‘brothers and sisters’ in Christ. A warm invitation to everyone to join in a time of fellowship and refreshment in the North Hall following worship and Church School.
Bless us, O God, with a reverent sense of your presence, that we may be at peace and may worship you with all our mind and spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
“For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt,”Jeremiah8:21
“he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless”Matthew9:36

Bible Readings: Jeremiah8:18-9:1, Matthew9:35-38

Children’s Story: INVICTUS AND US

Minister: The Rev. Kirk T. Summers
Music Director: Lenard Whiting
Children’s Ministry: Melvin Suwarno

Through the preaching of the Word, and the celebration of the Sacraments, in praise, prayer, teaching and fellowship, God sustains the life of the church. We worship God as Lord offering ourselves in the service of Christ.LivingFaith7.3.2

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.

Mission and Outreach: In the spirit of thankfulness for what we have and enjoy, we have an opportunity to join our Missions Ministry in supporting those who are less fortunate. Together we hold TRINITY THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE for ST. STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH’S FOOD BANK. Food collection will take place from Sept. 24th to Oct. 8th, 2017. Drop off boxes are located in the Atrium. Thank you for your support!

Trinity's Prayer Team responds to emails, phone calls and personal requests from Trinity members, adherents and those beyond our immediate community. Anyone can ask for supportive prayer anytime and experience its comfort and uplift. Please contact Janet Worthington at for any prayer request. “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice rise like a fountain for me night and day.”Alfred Lord Tennyson

Trinity Choir: Please know choir rehearsals have resumed every Thursday, 7-9 pm in the West Hall. If you have a song in your heart, consider speaking with Diane Wells or Lenard Whiting about joining the choir this year.

At the Inaugural Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival (CIFF) last weekend, our dear friend Paul Burford received the award for Best Screenplay for his faithful work: “Give Us This Day”. Further, the response to his presentation of ‘Why We Tell Stories’ was exceptional, strong and positive. We are delighted for Paul. Congratulations!

Church Office Volunteers: 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: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please contact the Church Office if this is a ministry of interest to you!

World Wide Communion Sunday is next Sunday, October 1st. It is always held on the first Sunday in October. It is a special Sunday to celebrate our oneness in Christ with all our brothers and sisters around the world. Millions will be partaking of the Lord’s Supper on this very same Sunday. The first celebration of World Wide Communion Sunday occurred at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1933. It was brought to life to bring churches together in a service of Christian unity—in which everyone might receive both inspiration and information, and above all, to know how important and vital Christ’s Church is, and how each congregation is interconnected one with another.

The concept spread very slowly at the start. People did not give it a whole lot of thought. It was during the Second World War that the spirit really caught hold, because, quite simply, the world was trying to hold itself together. World Wide Communion Sunday is as timely this year as ever. Together we look forward to being together, and as always, to inviting new friends and old to come to the Table with us, for we are one in the Spirit.

Wednesday Community Activities and Fellowship: A warm invitation to join together on Wednesday mornings for yoga, fellowship and refreshment. This decades long programme started again this past Wednesday, September 13th at 10 am. For more information, please contact Isobel Hutchison at (416) 299‑9437.

Church School: The care and nurture of our children and youth in the way of Christ are essential parts of who we are and what we do as Trinity. Together we honour the baptismal vow that Trinity has made throughout all time to each child baptized within its care. Please hold our education ministry in your prayers and please consider the role you may directly play again this year, in bringing a wonderful Church School to life within our congregation. Please direct inquires you may have to Melvin Suwarno or to the Minister.

North Hall HockeyThe 2nd Wednesday of every month at 8 PM! Bring your enthusiasm for an evening of fun! We have the sticks and nets! Light refreshments provided.

Bible Study at Trinity: We live in Christ as we study the Scriptures learning to think and act in a Christian way. The Scriptures are given that Christians may be complete, equipped for every good work.LivingFaith8.1.5

Thankful for every opportunity to grow in grace & knowledge, please note the following upcoming Bible Study opportunities:

  1. Study group starting this Sunday, September 24th - "HOPE - the Anchor of the Soul". The lack of hope is hopelessness and helplessness, but a solid hope powers a strong faith. Hope is the target toward which faith is aimed; with no hope, faith cannot fire. For 6 weeks we will learn more of which we can be confidently hopeful, and how our faith can be exercised and growing. We will meet at 9:09 am in the downstairs Jubilee room. Alec McCormick will be leading, and coffee & tea will be served.
  2. Thursday Afternoons: October 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 1 PM with Noreen Marshall in the Doig Room. For 4 weeks (October 5th to October 26th), we will be continuing the study of the Gospel of Luke. On October 5th our study will be “Opposition to Authority”. All members of the congregation are most welcome! For more information please contact Noreen Marshall at (416) 225-5020.
  3. Wednesday Mornings: October 25, November 1, 15 & 22 at 7 AM – Jeremiah: Courage and Conviction with Kirk Summers.

MISSION MOMENT: Youth in action to end hunger
Last winter, the compassionate Grade 4-6 class at St. Andrew’s Hespeler Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, ON, took on Presbyterian World Service & Development’s Farming for the Future Sunday School Challenge to raise money for a program that helps food insecure families in rural Guatemala. At a bake sale at the church, the class made $350 in sales on top of the $400 they raised through the collection of pop cans! The children donated the proceeds to PWS&D with the hope of helping vulnerable families get what they need to grow maize, vegetables and fruit trees for years to come. By working together, small actions can help families overcome challenges and build brighter futures.

Induction and Installation at Knox CollegeSept. 29: The Presbytery of Oak Ridges and Knox College extend an invitation to attend the induction and installation service for the Rev. Dr. John Vissers as Principal of the College on Sept. 29 at 7:30 pm. The Chapel of Knox is located at 59 St. George Street.

Presbytery Youth Progressive DinnerSept. 30: The Presbytery's Youth Committee has planned a progressive dinner for Saturday, Sept. 30, which will begin at 5:00 pm at St Andrew's. Contact Melvin Suwarno at the office for more information. Participants are asked to respond by Sept. 24th.

The Women of Purpose invite the ladies of the congregation to their meeting on Monday, October 2nd at 1 pm in the Doig Room. The Rev. Deb. Rapport, Community Chaplain & Executive Director of Arise Ministry, will be our guest speaker. Arise Ministry offers outreach, case management & pastoral care to those involved in the Sex-trade. Arise is a mission of the Presbytery of East Toronto. For further information please contact Noreen Marshall at (416) 225-5020.

Then, Now, and Tomorrow: Weaving our Stories with Canadian History, October 14: The Centre for Asian Theology and Ministry at Knox College is holding a special event to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

In support of Evangel Hall: An invitation to help raise funds for ehm’s programs! You can run/walk and fundraise as an individual, or join ehm’s official team - “Rick’s Runners” at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. There is a 5k, half marathon and full marathon option, and strollers are welcome! Visit ehm’s Facebook page or for a discount code.

Upcoming Annual Fall Congregational Retreat: Saturday, October 28th 8:30 am – noon. Our theme will be prayer. Please save the date!

Reception of new Professing Members by profession of faith, reaffirmation of faith, and, transfer of membership from a previous church home, will be celebrated on November 19th. Prepatory classes “The Presbyterian Church; Yours and Yours to Discover" will be held on Sunday, Nov 1, 8 & 15. Please inquire of the Minister as you wish.

Feel the Warm Embrace, a Support Group Program offered by The Rev. Kathy Brownlee. This support group for the bereaved reaches out to support individuals who are grieving a loss. This program will begin on Tuesday, September 26th 1 pm and will continue every Tuesday at 1 pm for six weeks. This program will include group meetings, group building and teaching about the grieving process. Kindly register with Trinity Church to reserve your spot. Tel: (416) 447-5136 or Email:

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Young People now away at school or work: To continue to strengthen our communication with, and belonging to one another, please contact with any additions or revisions to the congregational directory names. These will also be added to the weekly email distribution of Trinity News.

Education Curriculum Resources approved by Session. This year, our Church School, will utilize two excellent resources: Sharefaith and Feasting on the Word.

Miniature Enthusiasts of Toronto 2017 Annual Show & Sale of Dollhouse Miniatures – The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court, TorontoSaturday, October 14 (11 am-6 pm). Admission: $8 (Free for Children 12 and under) Free Parking For further information: call Judy (416) 225-4880,

MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS: Hello MP Kids & CYOB Families! We will be starting up our monthly Mission Possible Kids program at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church next Friday September 22nd! If your children enjoyed CYOB they will love MP Kids! We meet one Friday per month, where we discuss helping others and then do a project to benefit a group within our community! We welcome all new families! If you have questions or would like to register for this engaging program, please email Vanessa Horne ( Registration Fee is $50 for the year.

Flash Financial August 31, 2017
General Operating Fund

It is with gratitude that Trinity has recently received a bequest for $20,000 specifically directed to the music program so it has been placed in the Paul Bartlet Fund.
Russ McKay, Treasurer

PAR: Pre-Authorized Remittance: If you have automatic debits from your bank account, then you understand the PAR principle. It means regular contributions to Trinity through-out the year. To take advantage of contributing in this way, or to adjust existing contributions, please ask Beth Hemstad for more information or assistance.

Fire Drill Procedures
People of the congregation

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North Hall

1. The Primary Exit is through the doors at the north end of the Hall. *

2. The Secondary Exit is through the south east doors. Turn left. Proceed north to the parking lot.*

3. A Third Exit is through the southwest door to the west hallway. Turn right to the outside hallway and exit the doors on the right to the parking lot.*


* Proceed to Emergency Meeting Area at the north end of the parking lot.



Cards, located in the pews, indicate the exit route for each section.

Choir and Leaders of Worship exit through the door by the organ/service room.  Turn right and exit through the Truman Rd doors.

South section exit through the south door, turn left and exit through the Truman Rd. doors. 

Centre section exit through the main centre double doors to the parking lot.

North section exit through the north door, turn right to the Centre Court and left through the doors to the parking lot.


* Move away from the building. Proceed to the Emergency Meeting Area at the north end of the parking lot.




Founders Hall (Old Sanctuary)

    1. Exit to the foyer (Old Narthex). *

2. Proceed down the stairs to the main floor.

3. Turn left. Exit through the Truman Rd. doors.

4. Proceed around the building to the right (west     side) to the Emergency Meeting Area at north     end of the parking lot.

5. Parents will meet the children at this location

* If this route is blocked, exit through the door at the front of the room, proceed through the Church Office and down the stairs to the Main Floor and exit through the doors to the Parking Lot.


West Hall

The Primary Emergency Exit is through the southwest door, up the stairway to the main floor. Exit through the doors leading to the Truman Rd. sidewalk. Proceed around the building to the right (west side) to parking lot. *

The Secondary Emergency Exit is through the northeast door and up the stairway to the Centre Court. Exit though the doors to the parking lot. *


* Proceed to the Emergency Meeting Area at the north end of the parking lot.






1. Exit the Nursery and turn right.

2. Go up the stairs to the Atrium.

3. Turn left and exit through the doors leading to        the parking lot.

4. Proceed to the Emergency Meeting Area at the north end of the parking lot.

5. Parents/Guardians will meet the children at     this location.

* If this route is blocked, turn left, go to the end of the hallway, up the stairs to the main floor, through the Truman doors, go around the building on the north side and proceed to the Emergency Meeting Area.


Kerr Wing (Lower Level) Classrooms

1. Exit the Classrooms and turn right.*

2. Go up the stairs to the Atrium.

3. Turn left and exit through the doors to the     parking lot.

4. Proceed to the Emergency Meeting Area at the north end of the parking lot.

5. Parents/Guardians will meet the children at     this location.

* If this route is blocked, turn left, proceed to the end of the hallway, turn right, go up the stairs to the main floor and exit through the Truman doors. Proceed around the building to the right (west side) to the Emergency Meeting Area.

Recent Sermons can be found in audio on Trinity’s website.

Some Bible readings for next Sunday, October 1st: Exodus17:1-7 and Psalm78:1-4, 12-16; Matthew21:23-32

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