WORSHIP SERVICE: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018,
For the Christian tradition, the heart's true home is a life rooted in the love of God… Christian wisdom about stability points us toward the true peace that is possible when our spirits are stilled and our feet are planted in a place we know to be holy ground. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Welcome to Trinity in the strong and gentle name of Jesus Christ. May you feel the warmth of our Lord in all that is said and done as we worship in the unity of the Holy Spirit. An invitation to all to join in the North Hall after worship and church school for a time of fellowship and refreshment. Please note the Connection Card in the pew racks as one of many ways to inquire of life at Trinity and to offer yourself in service as you are called and able. If you would like to speak to or visit with the Minister or any of the leaders noted, please feel free to be in touch.
"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." Romans15:7
Children's Story: The Perilous Pocketless Purchase!
“did not understand…were afraid to ask.”Mark9:32
Bible Reading: Mark9:30-37
Minister: The Rev. Kirk T. Summers
Minister Emeritus: The Rev. Gordon Beaton
Assistant to the Minister and Church Manager: Melvin Suwarno
Coordinator: Operations and Administration: Rivandy Misael
Interim Music Ministry: Heather Newsome
NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Trinity Choir is back - again! We are very grateful to have Heather Newsome in music leadership along with the Choir! Heather will be with us for most choir practices and Sunday morning worship services throughout the fall season. New members are most sincerely welcome. Being able to read music is helpful but not essential. If you have a love for singing, please consider coming to choir practice: every Thursday evening at 7 pm. If you would like to inquire further about the Choir, playing an instrument or any aspect of our music life, please feel free to contact Diane Wells.
Director of Music Search Team: Please feel free to contact Diane Wells, Convener or any member of the Team: Robert Bisset, Sheila Brien, Tim Herron, Joan Kitchen, Suzanna Lem, Hiba Michael, Dawn Thornhill and Mary Wilson.
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism is set to be administered on September 30th within Trinity. If you have any inquires about this for yourself or someone in your care, please feel free to contact the Minister.
Sunday Hosts for our time of Fellowship and Refreshment after worship: Complete instructions and training provided! Please contact Linda Herron. Thank you!
Men’s Brown Bag Lunch for senior men will be meeting again on the fourth Thursday of September! Under the leadership of Minister Emeritus, the Rev. Gordon Beaton, the Brown Bag Lunch will resume this week: Thursday, September 27th at noon in the Doig Room. All welcome! Please feel free to invite a friend!
Church School: Education Curriculum Resources approved by Session. This year our Church School will again utilize two excellent resources: Sharefaith and Feasting on the Word.
Leading with Care: Trinity adheres to this policy for Ensuring a Climate of Safety for Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults within The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
Women’s Fall Retreat with The Rev. Dr. Karen Horst – Crieff Hills near Guelph November 9-11, 2018. The theme is “Freedom from…Freedom for.” Sessions will include “Freedom from Anxiety …Freedom for Hope,” “Freedom from Perfection …Freedom for Peace,” “Freedom from Discouragement …Freedom for Joy,” and “Freedom from Judgement …Freedom for Love.” Begins Friday dinner and ends after lunch on Sunday. Cost per person is $245 for a double room and $180 for commuters. There will also be time for enjoying the grounds at Crieff, walking the outdoor labyrinth and hiking the trails. Please register by October 31st, 2018. Please note the Crieff website crieffhills.com.
Trinity’s Thanksgiving Food Drive! 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 set up in the Atrium for collection of food September 23rd and 30th and final collection October 7th.
The Women of Purpose invite the women of the congregation and their friends to the first meeting this autumn on Monday, October 1st at 1 pm in the Doig Room. Jean Dimitrieff, a member of Trinity and the Women of Purpose Group, will be our guest speaker. Jean will be taking us on a pictorial trip through Portugal. For further information please contact Noreen Marshall.
MISSION MOMENT: The front lines of mission
When you call the PCC’s national office, your first point of contact is the cheerful receptionist, Kim Campbell. Kim capably answers and directs between 40 and 100 calls per day; assists departments with mailings, planning, meeting prep and paperwork; books airfare, catering and hotel rooms; responds to emails; updates the PCC’s database – and so much more! Kim shares, “I am fortunate to see the work of the PCC in action. Prior to working here I only knew the PCC from the pews of my small church and it has been a blessing to see first-hand how the work of the church ministers to so many people. From the big ideas to the little day-to-day details, we all play a role by sharing our gifts and ultimately in sharing God's love.” Everything Kim does contributes to the mission and ministry of the church.
Church Office Volunteers: Weekly Weekday Church Office Volunteers make a huge positive impact on the life, work and witness of Trinity! In the care of the Church Manager, church office volunteers enjoy tasks and responsibilities especially related to their interests and skills. The service provided on any given day is varied and captures the many aspects of daily church life. Days and times presently needing Church Office Volunteers: Tuesday afternoon, Friday mornings and afternoons. Please contact the Church Manager, Melvin, if this is a ministry of interest to you.
Upcoming Adult Education Opportunities:
Thursday Afternoon Bible Study with Noreen Marshall in the Doig Room from 1:15 to 2:30 pm
Oct 4th. “No, Not That Jesus” Luke11:14–2:12
Oct. 11th “Hey, I Want to Enjoy Life Now” Luke12:13–13:21
Oct. 18th “Three Surprises in Heaven” Luke13:22–14:35
Oct. 25th “Parable of Two Lost Sons” Luke15
Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 21 and 28. 1:15 pm and 7 pm with Kirk Summers.
Details soon to follow.
ARISE Ministry will celebrate five years of mission and service as a mission of The Presbyterian Church in Canada in October 2018, reaching out to those involved in, and impacted by, the sex trade. Saturday, October 20th, 2018 beginning at 5:00 pm Arise is hosting and an Open House in their new offices at 101 Wilson Avenue. A fundraising dinner follows at 6:30 pm at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church, 105 Wilson Avenue.
The next celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion will be on World Wide Communion Sunday, which occurs this year on Thanksgiving Sunday, October 7th.
The annual Congregational Reformation Breakfast will be held on Sunday, October 21st beginning at 9 am.
The annual Trinity Church Fall Tea will be held on Thursday, October 25th at 2 pm.
The annual Church Fall Retreat will be held on Saturday, November 3rd 2018 8:30 am to noon.
The Doig Room: Each Sunday before worship the Doig Room is open to welcome anyone wishing to gather ‘in faith and friendship.’ It is a beautiful room, refurbished as one our seven Building Renewal: Inspiring Initiatives projects.
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Church Office Hours This Week: Monday to Friday 8:15 am – 4 pm
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Recent Sermons can be found in audio in Trinity’s website mytrinity.ca.
Sunday Morning Prayer for our Church and World, is observed with the Minister every Sunday morning from 9:50 to 10:05 am in the Ante-Room on the upper level.
PAR: Pre-Authorized Remittance: automatic debits from your bank account ensuring regular contributions to Trinity through-out the year. PAR inquiries are gladly received by Beth Hemstad, our Envelope Secretary.
Trinity Presbyterian Church York Mills (Est.1953)
The enduring mission of this congregation is to worship and serve God through faith in Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.
2737 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M2L 1C5
The Presbyterian Church in Canada (Est.1875)