Announcements for the week of March 20, 2023
TRINITY & PROVIDENCE UNITED CHURCH WELCOMES YOU
“…Growing, Caring, Sharing”
The Life and Work of the Church
March 19, 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 Harrowsmith-Verona United Church, East Central Ontario Region (ECO).
Special Activities this Week at Trinity
Mon. 20 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall
Mon. 20 Baden Powel Scouts, 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m., Trinity Hall
Wed. 22 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall
Wed. 22 Prayer Circle, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Wed. 22 Affirming Meeting, 1:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Wed. 22 Bobcaygeon Girl Guides, 6:00 p.m., Trinity Hall
Thurs. 23 Lenten Study, 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Room & Zoom
Thurs. 23 Providence UCW, 1:30 p.m., Fellowship Room
Thurs. 23 Choir Practice, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Fri. 24 Respite Care, 9:00 a.m., Trinity Hall
Sun. 26 Church service & livestreaming, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Best wishes to all those who have Birthdays and Anniversaries in March!
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.
Lenten Study Group – Book “Good Courage”
There is a Lenten Study Group on Thursdays, which began on February 23 for six weeks, at 10:30 a.m. “Good Courage” aims to inspire with honest testimonies from people who have had the courage to follow their hearts, to hope against hope, and to faithfully work towards a better world. In these pages, find comfort with examples of practical and courageous hope in the midst of despair, and accept the challenge to deepen your theological understanding of hope, resurrection, and new life.
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New Year, New Music, New Time
Choir Practices on Thursdays 2-3:30 pm
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40-40 Challenge! Instead of giving up something for Lent – why not try the 40-40 Challenge? Each day of Lent, remove one item from your cupboard or closet that you no longer wear or use, and donate the items to a local charity/thrift shop OR take an item of food from your cupboard every day for the Food Bank, OR set aside a loonie or toonie every day of Lent for your favourite charity.
NEWS FROM THE ENVELOPE STEWARD
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Broadview Magazine Renewal
The Broadview focuses on a wide variety of Cultures & Views, life experiences from many perspectives and a unifying voice in these times of change. For the low cost of $25.00 for 8 issues, you can renew your subscription or become a new subscriber. You can give or mail your cheque or cash to Sue in the office, or you can speak to me after church in Trinity Hall. We need to send the information and payment in by April 3rd. Your new subscription will begin in June. Thank-you, Susan Hachey
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 Knitting Group
The Knitting Group meet every second Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 22ndat 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.
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.
PROVIDENCE UCW MEETING …
will be taking place on Thursday, March 23rd in the Fellowship Room at 2:00 p.m. All ladies are invited to attend!
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…
‘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.
NOON HOUR CONCERTS
Concerts start at noon and a Freewill offering welcome at Cambridge Street United Church on 61 Cambridge St. North in Lindsay. Concerts taking place on Wednesday from March 1 to March 29, 2023. Bring your lunch and stay for a social time afterwards with tea and coffee provided. See the bulletin board in the hall by the kitchen for musicians and type of music being presented.
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.
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.
AFFIRM EDUCATION TEAM
The Affirming team would like to thank all those that helped in making PIE Day such a great success.
Thank you to:
· pie makers
· setting up tables and chairs
· preparing the place settings as well as the main serving table
· those that made the coffee and tea
· the pie cutters and ice cream scoopers
· the clean-up team
· those that decorated the sanctuary
· handed out the pamphlets
· Rev. Bob’s awesome (but not fearful) message
It was a super day!