REGULAR WORSHIP
English worship – 11:00 AM every Sunday.
German worship – 9:30 AM on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
All of our services are livestreamed on our YouTube channel.

Upcoming (and past) live streams can be found at: TLC YouTube livestreams
Missed a Sunday and want to catch up?
The TLC YouTube channel has recordings of all of our services for the last 2 years; select “Live” to see recordings of our Livestreamed events and “Videos” to see recorded services.

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Special Congregational Meeting – Sunday – March 10 – 10:30 AM

A special congregational meeting will take place between the services on March 10 to approve the updated Cemetery bylaws. Click here to see the proposed Cemetery Bylaws. Paper copies are availabe in the Atrium.

We were unable to approve the new Cemetery Bylaws at our annual meeting because some people had to leave before we had a chance to vote on the propoed changes. Please plan to join us for this meeting. (We need 50 members in attendance to have the quorum to make decisions.)

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ARCHIVED ITEMS:

Council’s Corner

Church Council continues to be busy with both the business of the church and continuing to seek ways to live our mission. We had our monthly “Coffee with Council” event after church on Sunday, October 29th. It was well-attended, and we had good discussions in small groups regarding what being welcomed means to us personally and as a church. Thanks to all who participated for your ideas and suggestions. Our next Coffee with Council date will be this Sunday, November 26th after church. In addition to council members being available for conversations with members that day, we will also run a demonstration of how to use our AED (automatic external defibrillator) and how to use naloxone. Please feel welcome to join us and bring a bag lunch that day so you can stay and chat! We look forward to seeing you!

Other Church Council business in our October meeting included hearing from the Cemetery Committee, who are hard at work to bring our bylaws into alignment with current practices, and to ensure that all members are aware of processes and policy around Trinity’s cemetery. Many thanks to Monica Gobeil and Sylvia Becker for their work on this! If anyone else feels called to help with this committee, please let the office know. We also are working to disseminate our Neighbours in Distress Policy, approved at our September council meeting, in order for all who use the space at Trinity to have a common approach with support to offer if our neighbours who are experiencing homelessness need our help. Watch for information to be posted in the atrium for more on this.

Thank you to all of you for your unique part in the life of Trinity. Council is grateful for everything you bring to all the ways you are engaged, and we look forward to hearing more from you on how we can best support everyone to flourish and best use each of our gifts.

Asking for Your Feedback

The Worship and Music Committee (Beverly Kavanaugh, Rosanne Thede, Deena Hinshaw, and Pastor Erin) has been reflecting on how Trinity’s mission statement applies to worship planning and, in collaboration with the pastors, will be trying some new elements in our worship services. Some of these elements involve opportunities for members of the congregation to participate in services in different ways, ranging from quiet reflective time during the service to actions such as lighting candles or congregational reading of prayers of the people. The worship and music committee is interested in hearing ideas and feedback from members of the congregation as we try new things, so please send input to us through the church office.

Volunteers Needed

Trinity has many different volunteer committees and groups that through their work serve, support, nurture, and grow our congregation community in various ways. This is a wonderful time of year to explore the diverse opportunities available and get involved in great ways to connect with your church community. For further information, feel welcome to contact the church office.

Community Services at The Neighbour Centre

The Neighbour Centre, operated by the Mustard Seed Society and located very close to Trinity at 10015 – 81 Avenue NW, is a great resource hub for the homeless community in Old Strathcona. They offer a wide variety of services, from hot lunches, showers, and laundry to computer and phone access, employment, mental health addictions, and dentist support. For a comprehensive schedule of the Neighbour Centre, please click here.

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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SUPPORT OUR MINISTRIES

Interac Donations Now Possible

You can now use Interac from your online banking app to securely send your donations directly to Trinity. Just send the funds to: donation@trinity-lutheran.ab.ca. It’s safe and secure and managed through your 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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