Rev. Dr. Alan Minarcik

January 13 – First Sunday after Epiphany

The cold of winter has arrived and we welcome you into the welcoming warmth of Trinity United Church. SCRIPTURE    Matthew 2:1-12   read by Gayle Schaming READING   ” Journey of the Magi”    T.S. Eliot REFLECTION     “Star Journey”    Rev. Dr. Alan Minarcik OFFERTORY   “Bathe Me in Your Light”   Words: John Oldham, Music: Ron Klusmeier. …

January 6 – Celebration of the New Year

Happy New Year and welcome to Trinity. Ecclesiastes 3: 1-13   read by Ron Pocklington Philippians 2:  5-11 Reflection by Rev. Dr. Alan Minarcik Music today by Kimberly Hanmer included  ‘We Praise You, O God’, ‘Come and Find the Quiet Centre’;  ‘O Worship the King’;  ‘I’ve Got Peace Like a River’ and ‘Cornet Voluntary’.  Thank you…

December 23 – Advent IV Love

Welcome to Trinity on this day before Christmas Eve, Advent IV, the candle of LOVE. CALL TO WORSHIP Flames of the Spirit One: God calls us now in this Christmas season to become new, All: To make room for our own nativity, even where there is no room at the inn. One: Where we are busy—…

December 9 – Advent II, White Gift Sunday

Welcome to Trinity on this Sunday of Advent II, the Candle of Peace on White Gift Sunday.  All our gifts will be delivered to Wesley Ministries. SCRIPTURE     Philippians 1:3-11      read by Judy Meldrum SCRIPTURE     Luke 3:1-6 REFLECTION    “A Memo from God”    Rev. Dr. Alan Minarcik  

December 2 – Advent I

Welcome to Trinity on this first day of Advent lighting the candle of HOPE LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLE    Ron, Marissa & Nancy Livingstone One: Today we kindle the Advent candle of hope. All: We welcome the light that pierces the shadows, the light that affirms God‟s presence, the light that enables us to move forward…

November 25 – All Saints Day

We are celebrating All Saints Day!   Yes, you may say it was early in the month, and you would be correct.  However, this is when we were able to celebrate this day. SCRIPTURE    Hebrews 11:1, 8-13, 39-40; 12:1-4  read by Barbara Temple REFLECTION    Rev. Dr. Alan Minarcik, and joined by Ken Estabrooks, Jeannine VanderBeek…

November 11 – Remembrance Day

The Last Post – played so beautifully, with deep passion,  by Ashley Ferns LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE by James Traquair, Gathering, Pentecost 2 2017 One: We light the Christ candle. All: The Christ candle reminds us that the light of Christ shines on the road to peace and illuminates our most difficult hours. One: We light the…

November 4 – Twenty-fourth after Pentecost

Good Morning to you, this beautiful and sunny morning.  After many rainy days the sun’s warmth shines on us all. SCRIPTURE     Ruth 1:1-18      read by Marissa Livingstone SCRIPTURE     Mark 12:28-34 REFLECTION “None Dared to Ask Him” Rev. Dr. Alan Minarcik We welcome  Shane Murphy to our musical leadership this morning;  and…

October 14 – Creation Time 6

Welcome to Trinity on this beautiful fall day and the escarpment a colourful blanket of fall leaves. SCRIPTURE     Genesis 24: 34-38; 42-49; 58-67   read by Barb Wright SCRIPTURE     Matthew 11:25-30 REFLECTION “Lord of the Big Picture and Little Me”    Rev. Dr. Alan Minarcik Music Leader was shared by Trinity’s Music Co-ordinator Kimberly…

October 7 – Thanksgiving & Communion

Happy Thanksgiving to you and welcome to Trinity’s service. SCRIPTURE     Psalm 103    read by Sandy Zimmerman REFLECTION    “Two Paths to Thanksgiving”      Rev. Dr. Alan Minarcik We welcome Chris McCloskey as our music leader this morning  Thank you so much, Chris, for joining us from your home in Sarnia.  Music included:…