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The Grapevine, October 2012

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The Grapevine, October 2012


News from Trinity

October 1st, 2012

“There are many kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.”

! Cor 12:4 


It has already been a pleasure to work with the children and youth at Trinity. The energy that the young people share with me is such a blessing and a reminder that the Holy Spirit is Alive and well!  Over the past few weeks the children have been learning about God’s creation. In the weeks to come the children will be learning about God’s Love, Having Faith, Blessings, and Serving the Lord.  The youth (9 to 12 yr olds), have been learning about developing community. In the weeks to come, they will be exploring, “Who is God?” through video clips, group discussions and hands on activities. There are lots of exciting things being planned, including a quick, but enjoyable trip to the Caribbean. We hope to see you there!

Yours in Christ, Miss Jess


A big thank you to Nancy Bassam and Paul Merriam and all their helpers who spent many hours getting ready for and working the day of the Porch Sale.


This year’s Old Ottawa South Porch Sale was the wettest in recent memory. A few hardy souls set up tarps or tents on their lawns or in their driveways, and a few others donned raincoats or used umbrellas to hop from porch to porch, but most people around the neighbourhood wrote the whole thing off. Trinity had a great advantage: we were able to offer people a refuge from the rain. However the sparse number of shoppers translated into very weak sales.


Many thanks to everyone who helped sort, price, sell and then dispose of the unsold merchandise. We will try again next year.


Income to date is $124,209

Expenses to date: $167,756







Hospitality to Seniors

…is a new program Trinity will be offering to those folks who are feeling lonely and would like to gather for friendship, lunch and worship. Our first get together will be on Thursday October 25th, 11am until 1:30pm. If you know of someone who isn’t able to get out very often please speak with Rev Andrea so she can invite them. Transportation can be arranged. Volunteers are needed to help with assisting our guests in the elevator, cleaning up the kitchen afterwards, and visiting with our guests.  For more information speak with Rev Andrea. Please note that we can only accommodate 15 to start, so please register early.

Up and Coming





Wednesday October 3rd  at 7pm

Great Chapter – Will be held at St Thomas Alta Vista. Paul Merriam, Victoria Scott and Rev Andrea will meet with members of Ottawa centre deanery to learn more about the upcoming Synod meetings.

Sunday October 7th at 8 and 10:00am

Thanksgiving Services: thanks giving envelopes will be available at the back of the church and in your bulletin.

Sunday October 7th at 10am

Baptism: we welcome into our church family through baptism April Joan James McInnes and Ethan Paul Hill Wawryk.

Thursday October 18th to 20th

Synod – will be held at the St Elias Centre.

Sunday October 21st  

Baptism – we welcome into our church family Kaleigh Anne Mary Gillespie.

Thursday October 25th at 11am until 1:30

Hospitality to Seniors– please register early.

Frosty’s Fair

Saturday November 3rd

Come Shopping for Christmas

 and stay for lunch….

Price: $8 per Adult, $4 per Child

Tourtiere & Salad, Dessert & Beverage OR Chili & Roll, Dessert & Beverage OR Tomato Basil Soup & Roll, Dessert & Beverage OR Hotdog & Vegetable Sticks, Dessert & Beverage

Opportunities to Help: host coffee time on Sundays

If interested, please speak with Rev. Andrea