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February 18, 2020

We near the end of our series on churchy words. Sunday past we looked at fellowship. The challenge was – is – to be one – to be a fellowship rather than to do fellowship.

Fellowship cares. Fellowship connects with one another – and stays connected. So this week, connect with someone. E-mail someone. Call someone. Get in touch with someone. Be an engaged part of the fellowship!

And our message, if you want to look at it again, has been posted on our web site and on our Facebook site. Click here to download a copy.

There are two Sundays left in our winter series. This coming Sunday we’ll look at the differences between following Jesus and being a disciple if Jesus – and there is a big difference!        The challenge to believers is to discipleship. Unfortunately, few believers are willing to become disciples . . . it’s much more comfortable simply following (that’s a pretty blatant hint to where Jesus will take us this week!).

Ash Wednesday – the prelude to Lent – is February 26. The sanctuary will be open that evening from 7:00pm to 8:30pm as we take time to prepare our hearts for the season of Lent . . . as we search for God’s touch during the forty days preceding Easter . . . as we make ourselves available to Him.

Our February Family Fellowship is nearing quickly. We are set for our Karaoke night the evening of February 28. "Youth of all ages" are welcome – and encouraged – to come to entertain and to be entertained  . . . and to have some fun. Bring some snacking food with you; we’ll have a great evening together.

Our annual International Dinner to celebrate our partnership with the churches that we sponsor in Cuba will follow our service March 8. We will receive a special offering to be sent to them as we support their efforts to share the Good News, and will hear an update of their work.

In March District Superintendent Rev. Steve Ottley will be in Ottawa to visit with the pastors on our zone and will join us for our morning service the 29th to share our message. Unfortunately he will need to leave for Toronto immediately after our service as he has an evening obligation, but we will have time to talk with him before he goes.

JCL – our “other” worship team – is preparing an evening of praise and worship . . . a bit of sharing . . . a lot of singing . . . a time of togetherness in Christ. Plan to join us from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm April 26 as we glorify God together.

Our Spring Clean Up Day has been scheduled for May 2 . . . join us for a few hours of work as we look after the building at the end of the winter (it's February and we’re already planning for spring!).

Our next day of music and celebration will be May 24. We look forward to another great time of speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ [Ephesians 5:19-20] as we rejoice together.

We're going to do it again: we're inviting the Misfits – and others – to join us May 29 for our second annual (if you do it twice that makes it annual, right?) "Motorcycle Rally". We'll provide breakfast for those who ride to the church; we'll have a great service together (it's Pentecost Sunday so our sermon – titled Invasion – will focus on what some people worry about may happen when a motorcycle club comes into a town and on what we know happens when the Spirit of God comes into a life). We'll end our time together with a blessing of the bikes.

. . . our the young people will lead one of our services in June . . .

. . . our annual lawn chair service (and pool party) is tentatively set for August 9 . . .


Tax receipts have been prepared and are now available. Those that were not picked up on Sunday will be mailed this week.  

Talk to Anna (e-mail or call her) if you have any questions about your giving record (errors, omissions, etc).

Thank you for your faithful giving in support of what we are attempting to do in and for the Kingdom of God through Trinity Church.

Sundays to Come . . .

  •               Feb   23     Discipleship
  •               Mar    1     Prayer     
  •               Mar    8     Train Wrecks (Who We Are series)      
  •               Mar 15     Forgiven Sinners (Who We Are series)
  •               Mar 23     Saints in the Making (Who We Are series)
  •               Mar  30     a visit from the District Superintendent        
  •               Apr     5     The Rise and Fall of Jesus (Palm Sunday)
  •               Apr   12     The Fall and Rise of Jesus (Easter Sunday)
  •               Apr   19     Oops . . . Not Oops (Earth Day)
  •               Apr   26     gifting
  •               May    3     ___WARD: our Annual Meeting
  •               May  10     Ah, Yes (a message for Mother’s Day)
  •               May  17     Watch This Space (Johania speaking)
  •               May 24     our Spring service of Music and Celebration
  •             May    31        INVASION: Pentecost, and our Second Annual Motorcycle Rally Day