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To see German Pastoral letters, click here. For German Worship Service outlines, click here.

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Important Announcement

Following Bishop Larry’s recent recommendation, the German in-person worship service scheduled for this coming Sunday at 10 AM has been cancelled. Pastor Ingrid has personally contacted all those who have registered to attend the service. Instead, the service will be livestreamed on our website, and you will be able to watch it from the comfort of your home on Sunday morning. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

To support the new Alberta restrictions, our Office Manager will be working from home next week, while Pastors Ingrid and Erin will take turns covering the church office, Tuesday to Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM. Please note that the office will be closed on Monday, May 10th. As Pastor Ingrid will go on vacation from Tuesday, May 18th to Friday, May 21st, Pastor Erin and Sorin will take turns covering the office during that time. Feel free to contact us via telephone (780-433-1604) or via our website if you need pastoral assistance.

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Remembering Lost Loved Ones

The life of virtually every individual on Earth has been affected by the pandemic in various degrees. Some paid the ultimate price, some lost loved ones, some could not be with family members in emergency rooms or long-term care facilities, while many others are still struggling with anxieties caused by loss of employment and general uncertainty. We at Trinity would like to remember those who have passed away because of COVID-19 or whose death has been indirectly affected by the pandemic. Please send us the names of family members and loved ones with your permission, and we will post them on heart-shaped cards on Trinity’s glass walls. We thank you in advance.

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Let’s Do the Right Thing!

Despite what other people may think or claim, doing the right thing is not that hard.

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May version of the Team is now available

The May version of the Trinity Team is now available. Click on the thumbnail (image of the team) below to read it online or drop by and pick up a paper version from the church office.

May 2021 Team

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5th Sunday of Easter – May 2, 2021 Worship

Join us at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmonton for our celebration of the 5th Sunday in Easter. All are welcome.

Thank you for joining us in worship.

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In-Person German Worship Service on May 9th

We are very happy to invite you to our in-person German worship service on Sunday, May 9th (Mother’s Day), at 10 AM, subject to change. The attendance is limited to 20 people, so we kindly ask that you contact the office via email or phone (780-433-1604) to register in advance. In the event that the service is cancelled, we will contact those who have registered.

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Thank You for Your Support!

A big thank you to all those who have ordered flowers and plants during our Annual Youth Spring Flower Fundraiser. Please note that the orders will be ready for pickup at the church on Tuesday, May 11th. If you are unable to come to Trinity, Jean Kant or the youth will deliver the orders to your door.

We also thank those who have donated money for the purchase of a lawnmower and weed trimmer for our cemetery!

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Pastors Ingrid and Erin Have Received Their First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

GREAT NEWS!! Pastors Erin & Ingrid have both now had their first doses of vaccinations!! It’s been such a hard year being distanced from all of you, so we are grateful to take this important step to be able to be in physical community once again.

We still need to wear masks & maintain distance until more Albertans are vaccinated, but it’s certainly a reason to celebrate hope!

A HUGE shout out to all of the health workers, nurses, doctors, researchers, janitorial & maintenance workers, kitchen staff, administrative staff— EVERYONE—who has been tirelessly working on the front lines on our behalf during this pandemic. We see you & we thank you.

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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!

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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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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)

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