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Trinity gathers for Sunday worship at 9:00 and 11:00 am. The service is the same for both services as is the music. Nursery Care is available during both services. Older children may join their parents in the sanctuary until after the children’s story and then, if they wish, attend Sunday School during the 9:00 am service. During the summer months, from June to September, Trinity’s Sunday worship service is held at 10:00 am. Nursery care is still offered, as is Sunday School.
Our worship style would be described as informal, interactive, casual, spirit filled, warm, and family oriented. Blended worship combines contemporary with traditional music and our Praise team, choir, and hymn book all support this style of music.
At Trinity, we warmly welcome visitors, seekers or those just curious to perhaps know a little more about the true contentment that comes when you put the love of Jesus Christ into your life.
Most Worship Services are video taped for the benefit of those who are unable to attend. The last six months of services tapes are kept in a glass enclosed wall cabinet in the main hallway or call the Church office if you need someone to deliver a tape to your home.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Special and/or additional services are held at Easter, Christmas, during the summer and at other times throughout the year.
Baptism services are a frequent occurrence at Trinity. When a parent presents a child for this exciting ceremony, they are making a commitment to raise the child in Christian faith. The congregation also welcomes the child into our community of faith and also makes the same commitment to help the child grow in Christ. If you are interested in finding out more about baptism and begin this exciting journey in faith with your child, contact Rev Seaman or speak to any elder.
Confirmation services at Trinity take place after a period of study when there is a group of young people ready for confirmation or for individual cases as needed. In the Presbyterian Church, during a Confirmation service a person ‘confirms’ Baptismal vows, usually made previously, on their behalf by their parents and professes that they are making their own choice to advance in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. They are saying that they want to grow in Christ and live the life that God has called them to. They are making a statement that they want to contribute to the growth and strength of our Lord’s mission and ministry to the world, through the church.
For many people, this is a time when God has come alive to them and they desire to grow in grace, faith, knowledge and love. People at this stage of their journey want to put their faith in action and to invest in a ministry that they perceive to be important.
Confirmation usually happens in the teen years, but it can happen later in someone’s life, if for some reason, they were not confirmed as a teen. For those teens or adults who have not been baptized, they would be Baptized and Confirmed during the same ceremony.
Taize Worship Services
Taize (“Teh-zay”) services have a long history and are now practised internationally by numerous Christian denominations, both Protestant and Catholic. The original Taize Community, located in a secluded town in the hills of France near the town of Cluny, was founded by a Protestant pastor, Brother Roger, during the Second World War. This small community, whose goal is to encourage reconciliation between all denominations has grown since then into a community which attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Taize services beyond the Taize Community in France, however, follow the same principals of quiet relaxation, reflection, contemplative prayer, gentle music, candlelight, song and silence. In these times of stress and such constant busyness a Taize service is indeed appealing as it allows you to connect with God in an intimate meditative relationship. Trinity frequently offers Taize services. Check the calendar or News and Events link for dates of future services and join us for a period of renewal and a sense of peace which stays with you long after you leave the service.
Jazz Vespers Services
Trinity is pleased to be able to present from time to time, Jazz Vespers Services featuring Andy Duffy and Gracenote. A service of scripture reading, prayer and reflection set to jazz style worship music. These special services are always well attended and very much enjoyed. Click on link for more information and watch News & Events for upcoming services.
Blue Christmas Service
Most of us living in this best of all countries, Canada, have fortunately grown up with the expectation that Christmas is always a festive time! Christmas parties! Gift giving! Peace and good will! Love and laughter fill the frosty air! Christmas brings the anticipation that the holidays will be joyous and fun filled.
However, opening the newspaper or turning on the TV news brings to light a whole new reality. It would seem that each day brings a new story of pain and suffering of major proportions. Upon hearing of the earthquakes, the floods, the famines, the threat of pandemics and the world wide weather changes, it would be very difficult not to feel a personal connection to the victims and also not to feel very uncertain of life’s predictability. In addition to these world wide catastrophes, there are many people suffering additional personal tragedies, those who may be reflecting upon the loss of a loved one, a year of poor health, the loss of employment, or the disintegration of a relationship. The expectation that Christmas is a special time of joy, excitement and traditions with family and friends only serves to intensify the pain of these distressing circumstances.
It is these feelings of sadness and uncertainty that remind us that we all need a safe shelter. This is the time when we need to turn to God and ask for his reassuring presence to help us through all those difficult times that are often totally beyond human comprehension.
To respond to these feelings of pain, sadness and isolation that can be so strong at this time of year, Trinity Presbyterian Church holds a “Blue” Christmas service, a time of prayer, candle lighting and song.
Come for a service of healing and encouragement. Come to support those who need support. Come and feel the presence of God who loves you and promises to comfort you and give you the strength to bear every sorrow. Remember “He gives peace to the tired and worn out, and strength to the weak’, LVB. Isaiah 40:29.
Please let us share this time with you. For additional information, contact Rev. Shaun Seaman at 836 1429. We care.