Welcome to Trinity!

August 13, 11 AM: Bluegrass Sunday

The English worship service will be accompanied by special music in the American folk style of Bluegrass. Trinity will be welcoming a number of guest instrumentalists and singers for the service, so bring a friend or family member to enjoy these fun Southern sounds. Continue the fellowship after the service at a potluck lunch and, if possible, bring a Southern-style dish to share. If you’re interested to participate musically, please email Stephanie Mattingly at mattingl@ualberta.ca.

Choral Scholar positions available at Trinity

Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmonton is seeking three Choral Scholars for Soprano/Alto*, Tenor, and Bass positions beginning in September 2017 for the choir season ending in June 2018.

The ideal candidates will
• Be post-secondary students in music or graduates of music programs and/or experienced choral singers
• Demonstrate a high level of musicianship, sight-reading capability, confident singing, and a positive, helpful attitude
• Be comfortable in, and respectful of the church context (no specific belief statement or church membership expected)

Duties
• Provide leadership to one’s section of the choir
• Provide assistance to the Director of Music in running rehearsals
• Possibility of solo work or other instrumental or vocal involvement in worship services (as desired and capable)
• Possibility of other leadership opportunities based on interest

Time Commitment
• Participate in rehearsals on Wednesday nights from 7:15 to 9:00 PM
• Participate in Sunday services approximately three times per month, as scheduled by the Director of Music, between 10:15 AM and 12:15 PM
• Participate in extra services a few times per year (e.g., Christmas Eve, Christmas, Good Friday)

The choir season runs from September 6 to June 17, with a break after Christmas until January 10. Choral Scholars will be busy with other musical activities, and school and/or work, all of which we want to support, and so we provide some flexibility to be excused on particular dates with advance planning.

Remuneration
Choral Scholars are paid a monthly stipend equivalent to $30 per rehearsal or service, from September to June annually (10 months); the annual amount being approximately $2,000 to $2,300.

Apply now!
Send an email to Director of Music, Jordan Van Biert, at jvanbiert.trinity@gmail.com, indicating your interest and including some information about yourself, current musical activities (including educational if applicable) and your choral/music background.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. We reserve the right not to fill all positions.

*One position is available for a Soprano or Alto, to be determined based on the needs of the choir and the suitability of interested candidates. Please indicate if you may be capable of either or both.

Join our Reformation Challenge

We have committed to reading the Bible every day from October 31, 2016 to October 31, 2017. Learn more about it here.

We are sponsoring Syrian refugees

In Syria, over 250,000 people have been killed, 12,000 of them children, millions are in refugee camps without access to healthcare, education, or proper sanitation. What can anyone do in the face of such suffering? Mother Teresa said:

“I never look at the masses as my responsibility…I can love only one person at a time…feed one person at a time. Just one, one, one…”

At Trinity Lutheran Church we want to help and so will start by sponsoring one Syrian refugee family to come to Canada. We will be responsible for providing half the funds necessary to support them for one year (the other half will be provided by government funding). In addition, we will help them find a home, provide furnishings, clothing and other basic material needs and identify resources to support them as they settle into this community (i.e., family doctor, school, English lessons). We look forward to the opportunity to generously love our brothers and sisters from across the globe and invite anyone else that feels called to help as well. Donations can be made to “Trinity Lutheran Church Refugee Sponsorship Fund” and 100% of the money will be used to help resettle this family. Gift cards are also available if you would like to make a donation in the name of someone else as a gift.

For more information please contact the church office.