Announcements for the week of April 3, 2023
TRINITY & PROVIDENCE UNITED CHURCH WELCOMES YOU
“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”
The Life and Work of the Church
April 2, 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 Boyd’s United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).
Special Activities this Week at Trinity
Mon. 03 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall
Mon. 03 Baden Powel Scouts, 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m., Trinity Hall
Wed. 05 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall
Wed. 05 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Wed. 05 Knitting Group, 2:00 p.m., Karin Kinsman’s House
Wed. 05 Bobcaygeon Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall
Thurs. 06 Council Meeting, 2:00 p.m., Trinity Hall
Thurs. 06 Choir Practice, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Fri. 07 Good Friday Service, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Fri. 07 No Respite Care today
Fri. 07 Church Office Closed for Stat. holiday
Sun. 09 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!
With thanks, Rev. Dr. Bob Root
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.
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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 5that 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
LET/EASTER SCHEDULE FOR TRINITY April 2 Palm Sunday @ 10:30 a.m. April 7 Good Friday @ 10:30 a.m. April 9 East Sunrise Service @ 6:30 a.m. (Bolton St. south of The post office), followed by a light breakfast to be provided at Trinity (kitchen). April 9 Easter Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.
Please remember to fill out UCW questionnaire and hand it back to Lillian Partridge or the church office. There will be copies on the Narthex table, for anyone who needs one to fill out.
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.
‘After Words’ … is a new Bereavement Support Program
in Bobcaygeon offered by Kawartha Lakes Hospice. The group meets every first and third Thursday in the month from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Lions Club, Market Square, Bobcaygeon. Please call Janice Craig, Hospice Bereavement Co-ordinator at 705-324-7323 x 553 for more information.
Donations for Turkey and Syria
On Monday, February 6, a series of powerful earthquakes struck southern Türkiye (Turkey) near the border with Syria. The quakes caused extensive damage and loss of lives. At time of writing, the death toll has surpassed 20,000 people, and thousands more are missing.
The winter weather makes the situation even more dire for people who are without shelter, warm clothes, blankets, water, and food. Some of the people affected by the earthquake were already displaced by conflict.
Today, people need emergency shelter, blankets, mattresses, clean water, food, and hygiene items.
We join Mission & Service partners the Middle East Council of Churches, ACT Alliance, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, and the Humanitarian Coalition to show tangible support for the people of Türkiye and Syria.
You can be a part of these efforts by donating now. Thank you for your generosity.
If you wish to donate to people who were affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, please mark "Turkey/Syria" on your envelope, cheque or E-transfer if donating through Trinity United Church.