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Third Sunday of Easter – April 18, 2021

Welcome to our Sunday worship on the third Sunday of Easter. Come and learn what the post-resurrection time was like for the disciples and what it can teach us. All are welcome.

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Lawnmower and Weed Trimmer Needed

The Cemetery Committee is asking for cash donations for the purchase of a lawnmower and a weed trimmer for the ongoing maintenance at the cemetery. If you are able and interested, please make a donation either by mail or drop it off at the church office. Thank you in advance!

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Be a Happy Camper!
Mulhurst Children’s Camps This Summer

Have your children missed going to camp? Have they missed being with other children in a camp setting? Do you need some time without them this summer? Consider registering your children in Mulhurst’s summer camp program. Mulhurst is offering 3 locations for camps (Grades K – 6) this summer: day camps at 2 Edmonton churches (Hosanna—July 5 – 9 & 12 – 16; St. Paul’s Ellerslie—August 9 – 13 & 16 – 20); as well as camps out at Mulhurst (July 19 – 23 & August 16 – 20), including 2 weekends of safe Family Camp (July 23 – 26 & August 6 – 9). Look forward to amazing options, a chapel with a skit, games, quest, and a campfire! For more information, visit the camp’s website.
We can’t wait to see you this summer!

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Interested in Joining Mulhurst Staff?

Mulhurst is looking to hire for more Counsellor positions and Youth Volunteers/LIT’s (Grades 7-12). Click here for more details.
First Aid certification/lifeguarding are assets.
Join our Team!

Thank you for joining us in worship.

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Trinity TEAM: Call for Submissions

Connection . . . A meaningful topic at the best of times, and even more meaningful during these pandemic times! What are you connected to mentally, physically, or spiritually? The theme for the upcoming Trinity TEAM newsletter is “Connection.” We welcome your connection-themed contributions for consideration to be included in the April 30th edition. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 19th. Your contributions can be emailed directly to the church office (office@trinity-lutheran.ab.ca). 

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Annual Youth Spring Flower Fundraiser

 
It’s that time of year again: it’s time to jazz up your spring gardens with flowers from the Annual Youth Spring Flower Fundraiser! Our estimated delivery date will be the weekend of May 7th, 2021, so be sure to submit your order on the link below.
 
The Spring Trinity flower fundraiser will continue but in a much different format this year. Please order online here (the deadline for orders is April 23rd).

There are 3 ways to pay for your order: cash, cheque to Trinity, or credit card to the greenhouse directly, and they credit us after.  

Orders will be sorted only by 2 – 3 people, social distancing/wearing masks will be observed at all times, plants will be picked up at church or delivered to your door by youth or by Jean Kant, all the sanitizing of boxes, plant trays, planter pots will be done once received as well.
 
Thank you for supporting our youth group and Happy Easter friends!

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Volunteer Opportunity

Hello Trinity Friends! We at Holy Trinity miss you and many of the ways that we have not been able to be together this year. We now have an opportunity for volunteers from both churches to work together in safe ways to serve the youth of Old Strathcona Youth Society (OSYS). We do meal preparation for OSYS on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 AM to 12:15 PM and are looking for a few more people to help every couple of weeks (you don’t have to work both). Please email Pastor Eileen (eileen@holytrinity.ab.ca) if you are interested. We look forward to being together in many ways, when it is safe to do so, and are happy to have an opportunity now!

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Overnight Shelter at Trinity

The 7/24 shelter the Mustard Seed (MS) was operating in a building on the CESSCO site (75 Ave) closed at the end of March (end of the lease). The Mustard Seed has been asked to continue providing an emergency overnight shelter so we are pleased to once again partner with them to host an overnight shelter at Trinity. We are grateful for our friendship and long standing partnership with The Mustard Seed & The Neighbour Centre as we all continue to support efforts to end homelessness and poverty in our local communities.

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Columbarium Niches at Ellerslie Cemetery (Still) on Sale!

This is a friendly reminder that you can still save $400.00 if you purchase a columbarium niche at Ellerslie Cemetery! For more information, please consult this brochure or contact the office.

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Interac Donations Now Possible

We are happy to inform you that you can now use Interac from your own online banking app to send your donations directly to Trinity. Just send the funds to the following email address, donation@trinity-lutheran.ab.ca. It’s safe and secure and managed through your own banking app. You don’t need to provide any credit card information, and the donations will be recorded on your Trinity statement along with any donations made directly at church. Plus, Trinity does not pay a commission on these payments. Thank you so much for supporting our ministry!

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Archived News

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January Team

The January edition of the Trinity Team is now available – to read it on-line click on the image below

(pdf reader required). Paper copies are available from the office at Trinity if preferred.
January 2021 Team

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Our New Pictorial Directories Are Ready for Pickup

We are pleased to let you know that our congregation’s new Pictorial Directory has been delivered. If you and your family had your picture taken, please note that you are entitled to a free copy of the directory. You can drop by to pick it up Monday to Friday during office hours. Copies are also available for purchase ($12.50 + GST) for those who would like to have a church directory but did not participate in this project.

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Update on the Annual General Meeting

At the December Council meeting, Church Council decided to:
1. Proceed with compiling a bulletin of reports for 2020, to be distributed by the end of February 2021, to include at least:
a. Report from Church Council
b. Reports from the Pastors
c. Music Director’s report
d. Financial Report for 2020
e. Interim Budget for 2021
2. Defer holding our annual meeting until such time as we can safely meet in person to do so.
3. Hold a vote on an interim budget for 2021 using electronic and mail voting by the end of February (details still to be determined and communicated).
a. Electronic and telephone forum(s) will be set up in advance of the voting to permit members to get clarification of any issues they may have with the proposed interim budget.
4. Hold our annual meeting within 60 days of when we are allowed to meet in person (i.e., when we are allowed to meet in person with up to 100 people).
5. We will issue an update to the information in the annual report in advance of this meeting that would cover information from 2020 and for 2021 during Covid-19 restrictions.
6. Elections are being deferred until such time as we can meet in person, people are being asked to continue in their current capacity until new elections are held, Council will appoint people to fill any vacancies in the interim.

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A message from our Church Council

Council Chairpseron Message

Resources for children and families

Pastor Eileen shares her thoughts, reflections and resources for children and families through the weekly church e-news as well here:

Supporting Children (and Parents)

Support our Ministries

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