November 23, 2018

What’s Happening at Trinity…

Observer:  Last day to renew November 25th.  $25

Last day to order POINSETTIAS!! – 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!

 Gospel Study:  Tuesday 12:30pm, Thursday 5:30pm – final session, ‘Gospel According to me / Us’  Did it change?

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

Waterloo Presbytery:  Final meeting Tuesday Nov 27 at First United, Waterloo, with supper and business.

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.

Transition Team:  Wed Nov 28, 5:30pm in the chapel – continuing discernment of our plans for 2019 staffing and for 3-5 ministry plan:  Feb 10 & June 2 congregational meetings.

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. 

Reading Through Luke:  1pm Wed Dec 5, in the chapel, with St. Matthews and St. Stephens Lutheran, we read the 24 chapters of Luke from ‘Dear Theophilus’ to ‘to the ends of the earth’ – sign up to read one of our 8 chapters, or just drop in to listen to 24 voices, beginning the ‘Year of Luke’.

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 know your intentions. 

Loaves and Fishes Christmas Dinner:  Tuesday December 11, 12:00 noon in the St. Matthews Fellowship Hall.  Turkey dinner with trimmings  provided by Darlise Café.  $10 per person.  Register by December 7th at 519-742-0462.  Regular Loaves and Fishes program will resume on January 8th. 

 Community Events

Cookie Walk and Ticket Draw:  Saturday December 1, 9:30am.  St. James'-Rosemount United Church, 171 Sherwood Ave. Kitchener.   Bring your own container or buy one from us.  Fill your container with cookies.  What could be easier? 

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.

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.

Breakfast with Santa:  December 8th at St. James'-Rosemount United Church, 171 Sherwood Ave, Kitchener. Sittings at 8, 9 or 10 am.  Registration is limited so do not be disappointed - breakfast, craft, a short movie, visit with Santa and a photo. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Inshallah sings at the Kitchener Public Library on Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. and at St. Peter's Lutheran Church on Dec. 9. at 3 p.m.  An edited version of this event will be broadcast on CTV at 11:30 p.m on Christmas Eve.