Announcements for the week of April 10, 2023
TRINITY & PROVIDENCE UNITED CHURCH WELCOMES YOU
“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”
The Life and Work of the Church
April 9, 2023
Ministry Focus Areas for Trinity:
Nurturing the Spirit, the Caring Journey, partnering
for the Community, Funding for Ministry, Sharing Hope Locally and Globally.
We acknowledge that we live on the traditional territory of the Mississauga People of the Anishnaabe Nation. We acknowledge their stewardship of the land throughout the ages.
(This is a scent sensitive environment)
We extend a warm, friendly welcome to all!
Please Remember in your Prayers Those at home, in nursing homes and in hospital who are facing illness, bereavement and other life challenges. This week please pray for Ottawa: Saint-Marc United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).
Special Activities this Week at Trinity
Mon. 10 OFFICE CLOSED FOR EASTER MONDAY
Tues. 11 Settler Quilters, 1:00 p.m., Trinity Hall
Wed. 12 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall
Wed. 12 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Wed. 12 Knitting Group, 2:00 p.m., Karin Kinsman’s House
Wed. 12 Bobcaygeon Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall
Thurs. 12 Worship Committee meeting, 12:30 p.m. in Fellowship
Thurs. 12 Choir Practice, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Fri. 14 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall
Sun. 16 Easter Church service & livestreaming, 10:30 a.m.,
Best wishes to all those who have Birthdays and Anniversaries in April!
When we celebrated Jesus' baptism, we used stones as symbols of things we need to let go of, and as signs of our commitment to walk with God. Lose yours? Gave it away? There are more on the table in the narthex. Please enjoy and share!
Rev. Dr. Bob Root
ALL THE PIES ARE NOW SOLD!!!
Since January 2023 to date, we have made 1,800 pies! Thank-you to all the ladies who helped make the pies as well as all the people who purchased the pies. Indeed, a HUGE success. We will be making them again in September along with the Chili Sauce.
Again, my sincere thanks,
Prayer Request and Pastoral Care
If you have a prayer request, please call the church office at (705)738-5135 and we will pass your request through to our active Prayer Circle and Pastoral Care Teams.
Are you a Knitter or Crocheter?
We need people to knit or crochet mitten, scarves, hats for our Mitten Tree. The items are distributed to our community here in Bobcagyeon and Lindsay to places like our public schools, Curve Lake, Boys & Girls Club, Ross Memorial Hospital, A Place Called Home etc. before Christmas.
NEWS FROM THE ENVELOPE STEWARD
If there are any questions or concerns regarding your 2022 Tax Receipts, please forward any inquiries to Kim Draper @ firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations in the year 2023 will be the responsibility of Cathy Bennett, as she will be the new Envelope Steward and all inquiries can be directed to her: email@example.com.
News from the Knitting Group
The Knitting Group meet every second Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 19that the home of Karin Kinsman. We knit Prayer Shawls adults and children who need comfort, peace, and love as they go through personal loss, sickness, and grief. For further information about the Knitting Group, please contact Gail Lewis at 705-738-1279 or the church office for Karin’s address if you wish to join them.
A WORD ABOUT PRAYER SHAWLS
We have not spoken about Prayer Shawls for some time and I would like to bring them to your attention this morning. We have 6 sweet baby blankets and 15 beautiful adult shawls that have been blessed and are ready to be shared. Please give some thought to anyone you know who might benefit from receiving a prayer shawl. The recipient does not need to be a member or adherent of Trinity/Providence churches: just someone you know who is experiencing a difficult time, either due to a loss of a loved one, an illness, loneliness, etc.
The Prayer Shawls are kept upstairs in the St. David’s room where you will find them stored in labeled bins. Please feel free to choose any appropriate shawl and fill in the form listing the date, your name and the recipient’s name. I also want to pay tribute to the members of the Knitting Group who give so generously of their time and talent to create these wonderful shawls and lap blankets. We are very grateful for your commitment to this ministry.
Co-chair, Pastoral Care Team
Harmony UCW will be meeting on Thursday, April 20th at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. We will be having a “potluck” program … bring something interesting to share.
Bobcaygeon Helps Foodbank
This has always been a slow season for food and money donations.
We are still experiencing an increase in client numbers and food costs. From December 1, 2022 to February 23, 2023, we have experienced a 100% increase from the same period the year before. This is our wish list: canned vegetables, green beans, peas, corn niblets, juice boxes for children, 1 liter apple juice, canned fruit, cereal, instant coffee, peanut butter, macaroni, mac & cheese, sugar, toilet paper … THANK YOU
There will be a Bobcaygeon Food Drive taking place on Saturday, April 8th between 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Independent Grocery Store parking lot.
SIM (Spirit In Motion) House Church
The next house church will be on April 19, @10:00 a.m. at the home of Dave and Audrey Mackay, 43 Cedartree lane, phone 705-731-0099. Please let us know if you can make it. Looking forward to seeing you all.
Thanks, Audrey Mackay
Trinity United Church – Bobcaygeon is inviting you to help celebrate our new status as an Affirming Church. The festivities will be:
Trinity United Church – Bobcaygeon
44 William Street, Bobcaygeon
11:30 potluck luncheon (mains only please)
April 30th, 2023
As an affirming congregation, we celebrate God’s love
as expressed through diversity in ability, age, appearance, beliefs, capacity, ethnicity, family configuration, gender identity, personality, racial identity, sexual orientation, social status
We commit to God’s vision of wholeness for all creation.
Come, share this journey.