November 16, 2018

What’s Happening at Trinity…

The Gospel According to Who?

Sun 2-3:30pm Tues 12:30-2pm, Thurs 5:30-7pm

6. John – now for something completely different

7. Me or Us – what’s your ‘greatest hits playlist’?

Reception House:  This Sunday November 18 Executive Director, Carl Cadogan and Manager of Community Engagement, Marika Galadza, from Reception House will be sharing during the service. The Heejos will be joining us for coffee in rm 102.  A light lunch will be served around 11:30, in the chapel for those staying for the workshop.  Please consider joining us.

November Newsletter is ready for pick up.  Please pick yours up from the bins at the back of the church.  Deliver one to someone you know, a friend, a neighbour.  Remaining newsletters will be mailed the week of November 19th.

Final week to renew your Observer for 2019:  The fee is $25 (including taxes) and is due by November 25.  Payment may be placed on the offering plate indicating it is for the Observer or mailed to the church. 

Donations for Christmas Memorial Flowers:  will be received on the offering plates or through the office.  This year we will be delivering the plants to our shut-ins after worship on December 9. Please confirm the wording of your memorial with the church office no later than Wednesday, December 5.  Call Dorothy at 519-742-3578 or email

POINSETTIAS!! - Will once again be available for ordering through a team effort of Meagan H and Renée B to help support them and their respective RINGETTE teams in Waterloo and Kitchener.  Meagan and/or Renée will be happy to take your order after service on Nov 18, 25, or by e-mail to either D-J Heard ( or Katherine Bitzer ( Your beautiful plants will be ready for pick-up on Dec 6 from 4-7pm in the Fellowship Hall of St. Matthews Church.  Thank you so much for your ongoing support of Trinity's youth!

Wednesday Prayer Group:  Please join Mary Edith and Pauline on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 for prayer. We meet in the Cloister Walk. Remember to place your prayer requests in the Prayer Box on the credenza outside of the main doors into the chapel; the Prayer Group will pray these requests.

The Trinity Book Club: Wednesday, November 21 at 1:30.  We will gather at the home of Jane M. The book for discussion is "Baltimore's Mansion, A Memoir" by Wayne Johnston. Classed as  literary non-fiction, the narrative follows the story of three generations of the author's family, descendants of Irish  immigrant settlers in Newfoundland, but it also    includes much historical detail about the former British colony  and its entry into Confederation. Entertaining and    informative, this book should lead to interesting discussion.  Please join us.

Board Meeting: 6:30pm Wednesday November 21

Trinity Single Women’s Dinner:  Tuesday December 11th at 5:30pm ** changed from November 27th. “168 Sushi” located at 50 Westmount Rd. N (Westmount Place just north of Erb). Buffet is $25 but individual menu orders available.  Many choices are not spicy. (check menu).  It looks like it might be fun!!!  Please let Mary Ann P.

Community Events

HOPE COMES TO EARTH: Music for the Christmas Season.  Spiritus Ensemble will be performing Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., at Trillium (formerly St John’s) Lutheran Church, 22 Willow Street, Waterloo.  Tickets $30 Adults | $25 Seniors | $10 Students | $5 Children.  Tickets available at the door and at

Ecumenical Worship with Taizé songs:  prayer service & scripture readings surrounded by silence & beautiful music.  Next service is Sunday, Nov 25, 7:30pm at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 100 Benjamin Rd.

Grand River Voices:  “What Christmas Means to Me”  $25 for Adults/Seniors, Free for Students/Children.  Assorted locations dates and times.  Please check the website or poster on the bulletin board. 

Wayne Gilpin Singers:  Saturday December 1, at 8.00p.m. there will be a celebration of the Nativity and our 14th annual Jazz Messiah, St. John the Evangelist Church, 23 Water St. North, Kitchener, with band accompaniment.

Advent Carol Service:  A candlelight service of readings, music and congregational singing. Combined choirs from St. Matthews Lutheran and Trinity United.  Sunday December 2, 7:00 pm at 54 Benton Street.  Freewill offering.  A donation will go towards House of Friendship.

Waterloo Regional Police Service Holiday Concert:  Monday December 3 at 7:30pm.  Hosted by St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 54 Queen St. North, Kitchener.  Free will offering.  Proceeds will support British Columbia Fire Relief.