April 13, 2018

What's Happening at Trinity...

Online auction:  Only a few more days to place your bid on a Trinity item. Timewell Online Auction will close on Tuesday April 17th at 8:00 pm. Tell your friends, family and neighbours.  Click here to access the direct link.  You can also go to the website www.timewellauctions.com and follow to the Trinity United Church link. There will be a preview, for those of you who would like to see your item before bidding, on Sunday April 15th between 1 and 3pm at 74 Frederick St.  Pick up days for successful bidders will be Friday April 20, 10am – 3pm and Saturday April 21, 10 am -1pm

Debriefing TUCC Visits: (After worship THIS SUNDAY)   TUCC led us on March 4 here and March 18 on a bus tour of Toronto and Brampton.  Now we share our feedback sheets and summaries, and discuss around tables in the chapel over a light lunch.  We will welcome St. Matthew’s Vision Team, and City of Kitchener economic development staff, for this conversation about being church in our emerging city!

 Lunch SUNDAY: Stay in the chapel after the postlude, with tables added, for grocery store trays of sandwiches, muffins, sweets.  Many thanks to those who offered baked goods and a willingness to help prepare our luncheon this week.  Perhaps others could help for a smaller crowd next week April 22, or on May 06 for Joan Tuchlinsky’s workshop!

Worship Team Survey Results:  Earlier this year the Worship team invited response to a brief survey about the move to 54 Benton Street, and your worship experience. The team thanks you for your response and has reviewed the results carefully. In particular, we have taken note of comments directed to us.  If you are interested in reading the tabulated results please contact the office or a member of the Worship Team.

NEXT SUNDAY:  Earth Sunday (April 22)  Bill on 1 John 4, Tina Coutts leads prayer, choir sings

SHOULD I BE DRIVING? – Workshop after worship  All our lives, the presumed answer should be ‘NO’ – until we have reviewed the alternatives, from walking, to sharing, to GRT transit, to taxis.  For all of us, environment has a voice. For all of us, safety should come before convenience. 1 John reminds us ‘If anyone says they are without sin, they lie, and the truth is not in them.’  Let’s talk repentance, not simply waiting till ‘they take my licence away’ in our 80’s or 90’s!

Trinity Book Club:  Join us on Wednesday, April 18, to discuss "Truth and Bright Water", a novel by Canadian writer Thomas King. From the summer adventures of two young Indigenous boys we learn much about life on a Reserve in southern Alberta. Meet at the home of E and M Johnston at 1:30 pm.

An ECUMENICAL PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY GATHERING:  will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. (doors open at noon). If you are involved in Prayer Shawl Ministry or would like to learn about it, please plan to attend. This event is being hosted by the WK United Mennonite and St. Louis, Waterloo Prayer Shawl Ministries at St. Louis Parish Hall, 53 Allen St. E Waterloo (accessible gym entrance off Willow Street). Rev. Nancy Brubaker, Lead Pastor, First Mennonite Church, Kitchener will be our guest presenter. Wear your own personal shawl and bring shawls & resources to share. There will be a free-will offering. To register or for more information, please contact by April 20: prayershawlgathering2018@ gmail.com or 519-572-5435.

Two Countries, One World:  Our 2019 Service & Education experience includes a 10-day trip to Colombia.  All youth grade 10 to 12 (as of March 2019) are welcome to apply. We're also looking for leaders able to make a 3-year commitment. Did you miss our info nights? You can sill check us out on the website waterlootcow.ca. Participant and Leader applications are now online.  Due by May 9th.

“Wanted”…Do you have any of the following items in your home or at work?  Pop can pull-tabs, plastic bread bag clips, used/old prescription eye glasses, colourful, outside plastic bags from milk?  If you answered “yes” to one or more of these items; please bring them to church and place in the appropriate containers outside the chapel doors.  Pull-tabs and plastic clips help raise funds to purchase wheelchairs for children.  Eye Glasses are taken to Henry Walser funeral home, cleaned and fixed so they can be used again by the less fortunate.  Milk Bags are woven into sleeping mats and sent over seas.  If you have any questions please speak with Bonnie B.

Trinity Single Women’s Dinner:  We will be meeting at Bangkok Thai Restaurant at 1500 Weber St. E., Kitchener between Kinzie and Fairway Rd. on Tuesday April 24th at 5:30 pm.  Please contact Molly B.  The restaurant will offer a “no spice option” for those who wish it.

 Rev John Pentland:  will be a guest speaker with Guelph United Ministries on Saturday April 28 between 9:15 am and 3:15 pm at the Holiday Inn Guelph, 601 Scottsdale Drive and Stone Road.  Look Ahead with Joy! He is a Spiritual teacher, theologian and lead minister at Hillhurst United church in Calgary. https://vimeo.com/135143865   Tickets: $20 (includes lunch)

Vacation Bible School:  It’s time to register for St. Matthews VBS.  Running between July 16 – 20th 9:00 am to 1:30pm. Open to youngsters K – grade 5. Theme for the week - what it means to be a good neighbour.  Call 519-742-0462 or email sundayschool@stmattskw.com.

Settlers & Anarchists: What Side Are We On?

Reading Joshua and Judges through Easter Season

Pick up Audio CDs today, or listen online:

www.trinityunitedkw.ca or www.hereticslikeus.ca

Conversations Sunday eve 7pm, repeat Tues noon

‘The Garret’, over the Apollo Cinema, 519-998-8687