REMINDER:

To our TSP community, neighbours, family and friends:

The decision has been made to not have in-person worship for our Christmas Eve service this year.

We will continue to have a live service, however the general public will be attending online, via Zoom.

The service itself will take place in the Sanctuary with the necessary minimum of participants (Cheri, Brad etc…), but NO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.

This decision was made in light of escalating case numbers for COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution and care for all members of our community and is considered a regrettably necessary step to keep everyone safe, especially during the holidays.

We look forward to having as large an online congregation as possible for us all to share in the Christmas service and the spirit of the season.

So, be sure to join us via Zoom at 7 pm, Christmas Eve (December 24)!

Zoom Service Link:

https://zoom.us/j/98243487606?pwd=WmxDbTR2a3JrMk4zT05lQzkwb3B6Zz09

Meeting ID: 982 4348 7606

Passcode: 105035

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Church Board meeting

The next business meeting of the Church Board will be on January 11.  If you have items you’d like discussed at that meeting, please send an email to  Linda Padfield, at tsplindapadfield@gmail.com by December 28.  Please indicate if the item is for decision or for information.

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Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of TSP will be held on March 13.  We will want to have the annual report available to members by February 27.  Therefore we are asking that all those who are responsible for providing content for the report have their contributions to the administrator no later than February 6.  If this is not possible for you, please contact Linda Padfiield (tsplindapadfield@gmail.com) to discuss alternatives.

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Something New in the Heart Garden

Please take a look at the Heart Garden. There are now four beautiful benches to sit on! All are welcome to sit and enjoy!  Lyn loved children and justice.  Last Spring, before she died, Lyn asked what was needed in the Garden. A place to sit was missing and so Greg Gaetz, Lyn’s husband, lovingly made the benches in her name.  As we sit in the Heart Garden, we will remember the children and our beloved Lyn.

From The Indigenous Rights Solidarity Group

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TSP Children’s Church

TSP Children’s Church takes place every Sunday on Zoom from 10:30-11:30 am. Three classes are available led by paid and professionally trained staff. The first class is for ages 4-8, the second is for ages 9-12, and the youth group is for ages 13 to 17. Nursery care is available in church every Sunday. For more information, contact TSP’s Children’s Church Coordinator Douglas Hurst at douglash@trinitystpauls.ca

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The Worship and Faith Formation Committee would like to invite you to one of two weekly exegesis groups:  Monday evening on Zoom from 6:00-7:00; and Tuesday afternoon on Zoom from 10:30-11:30.  Together we’ll reflect on these ancient teachings and how they are relevant in our lives today.  Not all of us are familiar with the Bible, but in exploring it together we will each bring our own views and discover many new insights, and hopefully, feel supported in our everyday lives.  We will also consider how our insights might pertain to the life of our church communally.  All are welcome.

We will focus primarily on the readings for the coming Sunday. Please find the lectionary at the following link:

https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/lections.php?year=B&season=Season%20after%20Pentecost

You can access Monday’s meeting each week at the following link:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88289739901?pwd=Rm1WNitSdHIrZjZwbW03bnNrVjBCQT09

Meeting ID: 882 8973 9901

Passcode: 072263

You can access Tuesday’s meeting each week at the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/91334841740?pwd=UWJnQjQxSmRZZFJ2c3lieU1tMEhhdz09

Meeting ID: 913 3484 1740

Passcode: 751656

If you would like to receive the  Zoom links from Sherrill Hilton every Monday morning, please email her at sherrill.hilton@outlook.com

Blessings,

WAFF

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Worship on Sunday December 26, 2021:

Our service this coming Sunday will be pre-recorded and released on YouTube early on the 26th to allow TSP members to watch it at our usual church time (1030), if they prefer to keep in that routine, and the link will remain available indefinitely for those who will watch, or rewatch at a later time.

Future Services:

As of now a decision was finalized to not have in person services throughout January. This will end up meaning that the service will be live-streamed on Sundays at our usual time.

PLEASE NOTE: this will not be Zoom church as we did during the summer and most of the year, but instead a live church service you can “tune in to” and watch. More details to come…

Announcements, Office Staff:

These current announcements are being released in anticipation of the Christmas Eve service on Friday and will be sent again before the 26th. This means if anything was missed on this round you can still send in until the end of Friday to have things added.

Contact Cian Horrobin, current office coordinator, at:

chorrobin@trinitystpauls.ca